Friday, August 31, 2012

Gardeners

Any avid gardeners out there? I recently was told by a client that she scrapes her fingernails along her shhh. shampoo | shower | shave bar before she heads out to gardening. This practice fills her free edge with "soap" so she doesn't get as much dirt under her nails and then when she washes her hands and nails they are that much easier to clean.

All those fancy oils that make up this beauty bar will also help hydrate and nourish the skin around your nail.

Brilliant!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Pure Luxury

INtelligent Nutrients does it again with Harmonic PureLuxe Shampoo and Conditioner.

GET THE PURE TRUTH. HAIR CARE THAT IS FREE OF TOXINS AND FULL OF LUXURY. EXTREME NOURISHMENT FOR DRY, DAMAGED, COLOR-TREATED, OVER PROCESSED, HEAT STYLED AND/OR CHEMICALLY RELAXED HAIR.

Great uses:
  • Hair
  • Cleanse - body


What's in it for me?

    This luxuriously creamy and rich shampoo:

  • Delivers a non-toxic and sulfate free formula for gentle, color-preserving cleansing
  • Protects the natural oils found on hair and scalp without stripping or causing build-up
  • Helps repair, manage, soften, condition, replenish, smooth, and add shine
  • Has a low pH to help reduce color fading
  • Refreshes with lemongrass, ylang ylang and geranium that also preserves the formula
  • Nurses dry-damaged hair back to health

    Multi-Talented:

  • Use daily on dry or damaged hair
  • Use as a weekly treatment to infuse normal hair with shine and moisture and protect from heat styling
  • Especially good for coarse hair types


What's in?

  • Harmonically Made
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  • Food Grade
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  • Gluten Free
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  • Intellimune

What's out?

  • Sulfates
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  • Ethoxylates
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  • PEG
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  • Silicones
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  • Parabens
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  • Phthalates
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  • Artificial "Fragrance"
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  • oxic Minerals
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  • Propylene Glycol
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  • Plastics

All Ingredients

WATER/AQUA, SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE, GLYCERIN,1 DISODIUM COCO-GLUCOSIDE CITRATE, GLYCERYL OLEATE, COCOGLUCOSIDE, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, ETHYL PALMATE,1 THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM (CUPUACU) SEED BUTTER,1 ASTROCARYUM MURUMURU SEED BUTTER,1 CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL, CYMBOPOGON CITRATUS (LEMONGRASS) LEAF OIL, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) FLOWER OIL,1 CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) FLOWER OIL,1 SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL, NIGELLA SATIVA (BLACK CUMIN) SEED OIL,1,2 CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) SEED OIL,1,2 RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) SEED OIL,1,2 VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL,1,2 VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) SEED OIL,1,2 CISTUS LADANIFERUS OIL,1 GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACT, ELAESIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) EXTRACT, ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) EXTRACT, ADANSONIA DIGITATA (BAOBAB) OIL,1 ALEURITES MOLUCCANA (KUKUI) SEED OIL,1 XANTHAN GUM, CITRIC ACID, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, BENZYL BENZOATE,1,3 LIMONENE,1,3 LINALOOL,1,3 FARNESOL,1,3 EUGENOL,1,3 ISOEUGENOL,1,3 GERANIOL,1,3 CITRONELLOL,1,3 BENZYL SALICYLATE,1,3 TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)
1 CERTIFIED ORGANIC
2 ANTIOXIDANT INTELLIMUNE® SEED OIL COMPLEX
3 NATURALLY OCCURRING COMPONENT OF ORGANIC ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Grapefruit Goodness

excerpt via American Spa Magazine
September, 2012

Develop a zest for grapefruit with products featuring this juicy fruit bursting with benefits.

Most of us have heard of the grapefruit diet made famous in the ‘70s that consists of eating half a grapefruit with every meal, because the citrus fruit contains fat-burning enzymes that were said to help dieters lose weight by speeding up the metabolism. While this fad diet has since lost popularity and been replaced by many others throughout the years, grapefruit has found a new home in the spa world. Packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, this fruit is a versatile ingredient that can be used for myriad reasons. “Grapefruit is a great ingredient to incorporate into products, because it has so many benefits,” says Monica Muniz, associate brand manager of Body Drench. “It is a natural exfoliator and cleanser that can clear away surface impurities from environmental elements. It also invigorates the skin while restoring skin’s moisture.”
Guests at The Umstead Spa (Raleigh, NC) have a plethora of options to choose from during the spa’s seasonal grapefruit specials. And while The Spa at The Hotel Hershey (PA) may be known mostly for its delicious chocolate treatments, guests there can also enjoy the many benefits of grapefruit from head to toe with the Citrus Sensation Package ($190, 3 hours), which includes the Grapefruit Soak, the Grapefruit Sugar Body Scrub, the Grapefruit Hydrating Body Wrap, and lunch in The Oasis lounge. 
A popular ingredient in facials, grapefruit is ideal for oily skin, as it acts as both an astringent and a toner while also cleansing. One of the most popular seasonal facials at La Vie De Luxe Salon and Spa (Chalfont, PA) is the Sweet Pink Grapefruit Facial ($85, 60 minutes). This grapefruit-infused facial is rich with vitamin C and antioxidants, making it ideal for detoxifying the skin, especially after being exposed to the rough summer elements. But keep in mind that grapefruit is an alpha-hydroxy acid, so it can be drying or irritating for those with dehydrated or sensitive skin.
In addition to its skin-saving properties, grapefruit has scent-sational benefits, as well. For those looking for an invigorating spa service, using products containing grapefruit essential oils is the way to go, according to Anne-Marie Caron, marketing director of Laboratoire Dr Renaud. She says the company chose to incorporate grapefruit because of its energizing, uplifting, and refreshing benefits, after customers expressed the wish for citrus in their skincare products.
The scent also helps stimulate the lymphatic system and detoxify the skin, which is why grapefruit aromatherapy is offered to clients during laser treatments at J SPA Medical Day Spa (Great Neck, NY). “Not only is grapefruit an uplifting, energizing scent but it also has real benefits for clients during procedures,” says owner Andrew Jacono, M.D. Grapefruit has an overall uplifting and revitalizing effect, which makes it great for stressful situations, according to aromatherapist Adora Winquist, founder of Opus Gaia Aromatherapy Products. “It’s often used as a lymphatic stimulant to support detoxification and systemic congestion,” she says. “Grapefruit essential oil via inhalation is an excellent digestive stimulant and assists the body in eliminating excess fluids. Its refreshing and cleansing nature makes grapefruit a sought after aroma in products.”
Another interesting benefit of grapefruit is referred to as “The Youth Effect.” In a study conducted by Alan Hirsch, neurological director and founder of The Smell &Taste Treatment and Research Foundation (Chicago), participants wore surgical masks infused with three fragrance extracts—cucumber, grape, and grapefruit. Then, they were each asked to guess the ages of various models in photographs. The participants wearing the grapefruit-infused masks guessed a lower age than they guessed while wearing a fragrance-less mask, while those with the cucumber and grape scents noticed no difference. This effect was greatest for subjects looking at photos of the opposite sex—men guessed the women in photos to be, on average, 6.1 years younger, while the female participants viewed men in the photos as 2.9 years younger.
Although that is only one study on the topic of appearing younger, there is no doubt that grapefruit is an effectively proven and versatile ingredient for those who are looking to moisturize, exfoliate, cleanse, or smooth the skin. Plus, the energizing, uplifting, and stimulating scent is sure to give a wake-up call to both the mind and the body.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

doggystyle













I simply could no longer ignore the plethora of requests I get for a dog bar or people asking, "Can I use my shhh. bar on my dog?"

Call it doggystyle or shampooch. You decide. We couldn't.

Introducing, a luxury grooming bar for your pooch.

doggystyle launches today at the Minnesota State Fair. Come visit our booth in the Grandstand. Main floor, booth #84.
Or, feel free to order online.

(click on either of the photos to enlarge)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Green Benefits

Are you a lover of Greenbody Greenplanet like we are?

Here are the many benefits to using this local brand:

ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
•Our BIO ECO-NUTRIENT COMPLEX is comprised of 13 Certified Organic plant extracts and oils, followed by our plant based lathering agent (surfactant) – Decyl Polyglucose and Cocoglucose
•No Sulfates, Parabens, Propylene Glycol, DEA, TEA, Synthetic Fragrance (Free of over 100 synthetics and petrochemicals commonly found in hair care)
•Antibacterial and anti-fungal, the plant extracts and oils cleanse naturally

MULTIPLE USES
•Shampoo can be used as a gentle facial wash, body wash and for shaving (men and women)
•Conditioners can be used as a leave in conditioner (recommended for dry/curly hair)
•Both conditioners can be used as a deep treatment (apply heat for maximum benefit)
•Helps in the prevention and elimination of dandruff, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and cradle cap
•Safe for newborns and children. Can be used by the entire family!

NATURALLY COLOR PROTECTING
•Australian Plum Extract-highest form of antioxidant found in nature. Antioxidants fight free radicals which
cause environmental damage to the hair (dehydration, dryness) and damage by the use of hot tools.
•Avocado has natural sunscreen capabilities (an SPF of 8)
•Avocado has Lecithin which penetrates deep into the hair shaft locking in color and retaining moisture.
•No chemical additives to protect color

NATURAL HEAT PROTECTION and SHINE
•Naturally balancing Jojoba oil infuses hair shaft to create shine and heat protection from blow dryers, flat
irons and curling irons (not recommended as a flat-iron thermal styler)
•Silicone and Propylene Glycol free, including the popular nano- technology Cyclopentisiloxane (a silicone
derivative).
•Cyclopentisiloxane is common in 90% of hair and skin products on their shelves. Moroccan Oil, Pureology,
most smoothing serums. Silicones DO NOT biodegrade in our environment. GBGP starts braking down
within 24 hours and completely biodegrades in the environment.

WEIGHTLESS MOISTURE
•Oils and plant extracts provide deep nourishment without weighing down hair.
•Provides volume to fine, limp hair while managing frizzies and flyaways. Excellent for baby fine hair
(Recommend Energy)
•Provides deep nutrition to coarse, dry, damaged hair. (Recommend Revitalizing SH/CD)

SUSTAINABLE FROM SEED TO SHELF
•Our hair care is made with USDA Certified Organic, Biodynamic, Wild Crafted or Fair Trade Sourced
ingredients and our manufacturer has over 60 certifications at every step of the manufacturing process
•All seeds for our plant based ingredients are certified organic from the start and all of the growing methods
are on certified farms. No GMO's are ever used
•From cultivation and harvest methods, to transportation (e.g. no synthetic-chemicals to clean truck beds)
and extraction (cold press or steam distillation only), the processing and preparation for our hair care and
the blending and bottling of the final formulations provide a holistic approach that is unmatched
•Our packaging is eco-friendly along with the printing of our labels

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Yeah!

You're invited!
It's  Time again for the Annual "Yeah" The Kids are back in School Luncheon!

Host:: Jayne Palmer

Location: Wayzata Country Club

200 Wayzata Blvd. West
Wayzata, MN
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Friday, September 7, 10:45AM  
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Please join me for a wonderful Day of Shopping, Lunching and being with fabulous Women!
Doors open at 10:45.
There is a Door charge of $20.00. 
This includes a Fabulous Buffet Lunch, coffee, tea, lemonade and gratuity.

Lunch will be served at 12:30

Please bring a friend, a relative or anyone that would like to come! When RSVPing, please include the guests you are bringing.

I hope you will join me for a Fabulous Friday with Friends!

New this year Julz buckles & belts, Vault Jeans, BK handbags, Cake Pops by Beth, Irely Intimate Apparel, 3waybeauty and many more!
Your favorites will be back too!

Vendors accept cash. There is not a ATM at the Club. Some will accept visa/mc

RSVP by Monday, September 3rd

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Talia


I am 100% in love with her. Wow.

Talia Joy Castellano is an amazing 12-year-old, with articulateness, wit and serious makeup skills beyond her years. She's also suffering from two forms of aggressive cancer.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Surrender

If you would like to participate in this program and receive a code for $7 off your purchase of Certified Organic Lip Delivery Antioxidant Glosses, leave a message here or contact us through our website and we'll supply you with a shipping address to send in your non-organic lip gloss. It's that simple. Once we receive them we will send you a code to use on our site.

We also invite you to submit videos showing you “surrendering” your synthetic lip product on our Facebook page.

This offer expires September 1st, 2012.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

It's Prep Time!

Sorry this blog has been a bit quiet as of late. We're preparing for the Minnesota State Fair where we will also launch a new 3waybeauty product. Yay! So, things are a little nuts right now.

Once again we'll be sharing a booth with the TowelTopper and be in the Grandstand. This time though, we'll be on the first floor (booth 84) , not on the second floor like last year. Our press release.

Also, we're looking for models for the fair and we'll pay your way in! If you're willing to wear this uniform (our logo is on the back) -WE WANT YOU! Contact us if you'd like to help out. Thanks!