Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Love of PEZ

PEZ
"I LOVE that you sent me lemon PEZ with my last order....you guys rock! I'm sorry I don't live closer so I could come and hang out....and eat PEZ......."
Linda F. - MD

StormSister Spatique says: "Be certain to check your package carefully. PEZ is shipped with every order."  ;o)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Lips and Sparkles

Hey Becky - Nice seeing you, too.....I just tried the lipstick this morning and I really like it! It's sooo smooth and creamy. I'm going to try the powder tomorrow nite on our 'date nite'!

See you soon. Thanks again...

Pam T. - MN

Friday, February 26, 2010

The Flying Tomato

Shaun White is one of the reasons I enjoy the Winter Olympics. What's not to like. How charismatic is this guy?! As well as talented, of course. He just makes me smile.

I have a thing for ginger kids. Ever since one popped into my life almost 15 years ago, I have been fascinated by the world that they live in - Trust me, it is very different than ours. But, that is a whole different post.
I especially love a red-headed boy with curls and when it's long, I just want to give them a hug and be their best friend!

Thanks to @thescissorboy, I came across this article. 

I think Shaun White would be the perfect candidate for Kinky-Curly.
"Hotel shampoo and conditioner"?! Ick.
Shaun, you wouldn't need to wear a hat (not that you don't look cute in a hat) for a day if you weren't using a shampoo that is too strong for that mane of yours. That's the reason your hair can be so bushy and the reason you need to wear the hat so it calms down that crazy.

I have a shampoo and conditioner for your curly locks, Shaun. Pick me, pick me!
Methinks Shelly Davis from KC, may want to get on this ;o)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Shades of Spring

An excerpt from the March edition of American Spa Magazine.

The who's who of nailcare share the latest color trends for spring and dish on how they come up with the creative and offbeat names bestowed upon today's polishes.

Shel Pink, vice president and founder, SpaRitual.

What's involved in naming a new color?
The process always begins with creating a theme that's inherent to the SpaRitual DNA. A collective group that lives the SpaRitual lifestyle gathers, and we work together to craft names that evoke the feeling and emotion of the collection.

What are your top five all-star shade names? 
I Feel the Earth Move, Alive, Sage, and Solitude.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Field of Dreams

An excerpt from the March edition of American Spa Magazine. 
Article by Heather Mikesell

If ever there was a fragrance associated with the world of spa, it would have to be lavender, a blossoming herb in the mint family that is native to the sun-soaked hills of the Mediterranean.. With its universally appealing scent, it has long been a popular ingredient in soaps, perfumes and other products. In fact, the name lavender is derived from the Latin root lavare, which means to wash.
Possessing a calming fragrance, this violet-blue blossom lends itself to a relaxing environment. If that isn't incentive enough to consider adding lavender to your life, then consider the fact that lavender is also a natural remedy with a host of healing benefits.

Lynne Vertrees, spa director at The LakeHouse Spa at Lake Austin Spa Resort (TX) claims the health benefits range from relieving pain to serving as a natural sleep aid.

It should come as no surprise the fact that lavender is one of the most commonly used essential oils. According to Kayla Fioravanti, a certified aromatherapist, lavender is a scent that appeals to most people. "I have found very few people who dislike the aroma of lavender, and oftentimes, they dislike it only because they have a negative memory attached to it," she says.

"Lavender calms the nerves and relieves mental exhaustion," says spa director Stacey Parks. She also credits the scent to opening the airways, providing headache relief.

Although lavender is better known for its mood-enhancing abilities, it is also beneficial for the skin. It is ideal for treating a variety of conditions because it is both anit-inflammatory and antiseptic. It can be applied directly on the skin to treat blisters, bruises, insect bites, and sunburn as well as acne, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and more. It is one of the few essential oils that be applied directly to the skin without being diluted.
However, overuse can dry the skin. Overall though, lavender is a natural remedy that can be used to aid with cell renewal and heal wounds. Just as it soothes the senses, lavender essential oil can also be used to soothe the skin--making it the ideal ingredient you won't want to be without.

StormSister says, "Clearly I have more lotions and potions that contain this herb than I thought!"

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Believe

The spring SpaRitual DBP-free nail lacquer collection has arrived - Believe.

Bonus! Each lacquer color comes with a charm that you may add to a bracelet or necklace.

Also keep in mind that these new collection colors are limited and once they are gone, they're gone.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

IN Your Lips

Hi Becky,
Thank you so much for all the samples and advice you gave me yesterday! I also wanted to thank you for the lip balm. What a very nice surprise. The lip balm is awesome!

I haven't tried the samples yet per last night was crazy busy but I'm planning on trying this eve. I will e-mail again or come to your store again to let you know what my thoughts are of all the wonderful samples.

You have such a fabulous store. I really love it!
Thanks again,
Laura P.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Buzz Party Fun!

A full account of our blizzard fest Crave Buzz Party from February 12th.

Everyone thought I was crazy to head out into a blizzard to Lululemon’s Minneapolis Showroom for this event.
I just had to. I am so excited to be featured in this publication that neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall keep me from supporting my fellow business women.

So glad to have proven my Minnesota mettle.

Don't worry, there will be more Crave parties. And, your urban girls' manifesto publishes in May!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

How do you use it?

I'm always fascinated by the many unconventional ways clients use products.
This is one is new to me.

Styptic pencils for cankers sores? Yup.

Styptic pencils were designed to stop the bleeding from nicks during shaving. Originally designed for use by men, but many women now use them for their own shaving mishaps.

A client purchased one recently and she told me she and her family use them to help heal cankers sores. It makes sense as it certainly helps nicks heal quickly.
I'm not going to wish for a canker sore, but I will certainly be trying out this trick the next time I have one.

Fat Tuesday


Beginning this Friday, February 19th through April 2nd, StormSister Spatique will be opened until 8 PM on Friday's.

Receive a complimentary IN Lip Delivery Nutrition with every purchase this week. While supplies last.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Tiger





Happy Chinese New Year - Year of the Tiger.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Pucker Up

I'm loving theINtelligent Nutrients lip balm! I just opened it this morning, and had the worst chapped lips - chapped lips begone! I'm kissable again :-D

Thanks so much!

kh - MN

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

Pink & Red

In celebration of Valentine's Day, StormSister Spatique is having a Pink & Red sale.

If it's Pink or Red (the packaging) it's on sale for 25% off the week of February 8-14th.

This applies to storefront sales only. Not available online.
For online shoppers, you may phone in your orders.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Beyond The Sea

For centuries, people have been flocking to the Dead Sea in search of the healing properties that saltwater provides. Today, those same healing properties can be found in myriad spa treatments and products. In addition to being a natural exfoliant, sea salt contains a number of therapeutic minerals, such as magnesium, which helps promote healing and relaxes the body; bromide, which soothes the skin; potassium, which is a natural moisturizer and helps prevent water retention; and sulfur, which helps detoxify. With all of these positive benefits, it is no wonder sea salt is a star ingredient on many spa menus, helping you keep your skin soft, smooth, and hydrated.
Exfoliating Experience
According to Tracey Archer, spa manager at The Spa at Sandy Lane (Barbados), using sea salt to exfoliate prior to wraps helps prepare the skin properly. "Sea salt is very beneficial before a wrap because it removes dead skin cells and allows the pores to open, which helps the products used during the treatment penetrate better," says Archer, who offers several treatments. This treatment is the ideal preparation for pre-tanning, leaving the skin hydrated and silky smooth.


In addition to being an ideal exfoliant, when combined with essential oils, sea salt helps moisturize the skin.Hydrating Helper
Detox Detour
Because sea salt contains sulfur, sea salt can also be used in treatments designed to help clients detoxify their bodies.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

You're Invited

Join StormSister Spatique and a lot of other cool girls at the Crave Buzz Party!
Sip, nosh, sample and shop at this Valentine shopping event.

Chat, network and support women-owned businesses from around the Twin Cities.

Don't forget, the Crave Minneapolis/Saint Paul city guide publishes in May and you're going to want to pick up this urban girl's manifesto!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Shadow


In celebration of Groundhog Day, we're having a shadow sale.

StormSister Spatique's favorite French eye shadow, by Fleur's, is on sale, 50% off. Today only.
This offer applies at our storefront and online. If shopping online, your discount will tally at checkout.

Happy shopping!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Two New Vie

Two new Vie Collection skincare products have just arrived:

Accelerated Recovery Cream - A 21-day treatment for skin that has had cosmetic procedures.

Antioxidant Cream Night Recuperation - Finally, a much needed night cream.

Did you know that Vie Collection is the exclusive skincare brand for The Canyon Ranch Spa Club at The Venetian in Las Vegas?
So, if you have had spa treatments while staying at the Venetian, now you know what what made your skin so gorgeous.