Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Glamour Gifts

StormSister Spatique - Stormsisters lipstick shade in Sara.
Stormsisters lipstick in the shade, Sara, made it into Realia by Jen's Glamour Gift Guide. Along with some other great gifts!

We can personally attest to the quality and gift-ability of the Droolin' Moose Salty Bogs, Urban Undercover undies, Nelli Designs candles AND, of course, Realia by Jen's baubles (we own several pieces!)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Beauty In Balance

Julie Swenson - Beauty In Balance
Our favorite make-up artist has written a book!

Julie Swenson, the woman behind our favorite lip gloss,  has created the perfect journal for women.

Beauty In Balance: A Practical Guide to Achieving a Beautifully Balanced Life -  Julie has lovingly combined her holistic wellness coach training, beauty experience, and passion for writing into her first book. Swenson stated, “I want to start addressing beauty from the inside out. This book is my springboard in doing so.”

The 12-chapter book includes personal stories and life experiences from Swenson, along with practical questions for the reader to answer, suggested books, websites, and apps, and blank pages for the reader to jot down thoughts, ideas, goals and lists. Some chapters contain Q&A sections with a specialist on the topic.

Swenson will be using the workbook as a tool in her popular BYOM (bring your own makeup) classes, and for her workshops focused on self-care.

"I have adopted a holistic approach to beauty. My goal is to arm women with information, resources, and tools for whole body wellness; mind, body, and soul." said Swenson.

Just in time for holiday gift giving, purchase the book alone or with one of her luscious glosses (specify shade at checkout). Hurry and receive a signed copy!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

DUGO - Dress Up Go Out

Dugo
Pucker Up with us at dugo  (Dress Up Go Out) - at the Galleria in Edina, Dec. 20th from 1-4.

We'll be there with our Stormsisters lipstick collection as well as Julie Swenson Beauty lip hue.

See ya there!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Purse Essentials

Realia by Jen - Purse Essentials












We spotted a Stormsisters lipstick, in shade Sara, in Jen Scheffler's handbag.

"My new Sara (bright fuchsia pink) lipstick from Stormsister Spatique!"

Purse Essentials from Realia by Jen.
Realia by Jen - Purse Essentials

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Keep Fido Healthy and Happy

3waybeauty - Doggystyle in Sidewalkdog.com
Our Doggystyle dog grooming bar is featured in Sidewalk Dog's holiday gift guide - 10 Presents to Keep Fido Healthy and Happy.

Receive complimentary shipping with a purchase over $20.

Pamper your pooch!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Free Shipping Day 2014

Free Shipping Day 2014
On December 18th, 2014 receive FREE SHIPPING at 3waybeauty and Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized.

We guarantee that you will receive your items before Christmas Eve.

Enter: FREESHIPPING at checkout to qualify.

Other businesses participating in this same offer can be found here: Free Shipping Day

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

PurePlenty

A new haircare regimen for thin and fine textured hair from INtelligent Nutrients, PurePlenty.


INtelligent Nutrients PUREPLENTY™ DENSITY BUILDING CONDITIONER
PUREPLENTY™ DENSITY BUILDING CONDITIONER 
SUPPORTS DENSITY AND VOLUME WHILE REPLENISHING THIN, FRAGILE ENDS.
Nutrient rich formula is perfect to apply to hair—not scalp. Supports density and volume, creating a thicker, shinier appearance. Body building plant bioactives help restore from within.

BENEFITS:

Pea Sprout Bioactive helps build hair density
Aloe Vera, Glycerin and Plant Extracts replenish moisture for root strength and conditioning.
Saw Palmetto and Ajuga Plant Stem Cells help inhibit DHT.
Emollients smooth and add shine.
Antioxidant Intellimune® Super Seed Oil Complex protects cellular activity and fights free radical scavengers and environmental stresses.

INtelligent Nutrients PUREPLENTY EXFOLIATING SHAMPOO
PUREPLENTY EXFOLIATING SHAMPOO
JUMPSTARTS AND HELPS CLEAR THE SCALP—THE SOURCE OF HEALTHY, DYNAMIC HAIR.
Gentle, yet active sulfate-free formula sweeps away buildup to open follicles for a healthy hair cycle and hair movement. Preps the scalp for optimum penetration of the Serum.

Benefits:

Saw Palmetto and Ajuga Plant Stem Cells help inhibit DHT and promote healthy follicles.
Nettle helps clear the scalp & improve hair shine.
Active Aromatic Oils help balance and refine the scalp and offer anti-microbial and anti-bacterial attributes.
Smart, direct-to-scalp applicator perfectly places product where it is needed.

PUREPLENTY™ NOURISHING SCALP AND STRAND SERUM
NUTRIENT-RICH LEAVE-ON SERUM INHIBITS DHT AND PROMOTES THRIVING FOLLICLES TO SUPPORT A HEALTHY HAIR CYCLE.
Makes fuller, thicker hair happen by going to the source.

BENEFITS:

Highest concentrated level of Ajuga Plant Stem Cells and Saw Palmetto help inhibit DHT and promote healthy follicles.
Pea Sprout Bioactive helps build hair density.
Caffeine drives in nourishment.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lipstick Queens

Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized - lipstick
Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized featured in the November edition of Mpls. St. Paul magazine - Lipstick Queens by Elizabeth Dehn (who just happens to be one of our Stormsisters!)

The only thing better than designing your own lipstick shade is having it named after you.... more here.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Stormsisters - TC Style

Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized - Lipsticks
Thank you to Fatima Olive for featuring our new lipstick collection in TC STYLE.

What if you could only choose one color of lipstick to wear—what color would it be?

This is the question Becky Sturm asked the 14 women she’s immortalizing in the StormSisters by Spatique debut line of lipsticks........ more here.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Stormsisters - Minnesota Monthly

Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized - Kathy and Becky
Found in the December 2014 issue of Minnesota Monthly by Jahna Péloquin.

Local beauty brand launches its first line of lipwear.

Years ago, women were told by the Avon lady that they were either a “cool” or a “warm,” thus relegated to wearing prescribed makeup colors. But Becky Sturm, founder of the beauty e-store StormSister Spatique and brand 3waybeauty, is encouraging these ladies to wear any shade they desire.... more here.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Holiday 2014

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday
As you know, all of the major holiday shopping days are coming up: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

We're making it easy for you and offering 25% off across the board. From Thanksgiving evening (no shopping until all of your guests have gone or are in a food coma!) thru Cyber Monday.

Upon checkout, on any of our sites: StormSister Spatique - 3waybeauty - Stormsisters lipsticks , just enter: HOLIDAY2014 at checkout. - Your discount will automatically tally.
Don't worry. It's easy peasy to shop between the sites and checkout all at once!

If you'd like to come out and shop, we think Small Business Saturday is the BEST day ;o) - You can find us here:  Small Business Saturday 2014.

#shopsmall

Friday, November 14, 2014

Lipstick + Shop Girls

Allison Kaplan, Harmony Kaplan, Shop Girls, Mytalk 107.1
A couple of weeks ago we discussed the new Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized lipstick collection on the MyTalk 107 Shop Girls show with Allison and Harmony.

No matter how many times I hear myself on the radio, I cannot listen to my voice.

Enjoy.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Art A Go Go

Art A Go Go
Mark your calendars for the upcoming ART a go go HOLIDAY POP UP SHOP!  We'll see you there.

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14
11:00 am – 3:30 pm
840 Decatur Avenue North-Golden Valley
(Planet Spirit)

8 FABULOUS AND UNIQUE VENDORS
Debbie Wolk Designs - hand painted ceramics
KT Designs - handmade bags, totes and treasures
Livesavvy - headbands
Mixed Up-jewelry designs
Wish boutique-The latest trends/styles of clothing and accessories
StormSister Spatique - Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized and 3waybeauty grooming.
Sweet Steph-homemade goodies made one batch at a time
WKS Designs - handcrafted jewelry

Monday, November 3, 2014

Morningside 2014

Morningside Woman's Club Holiday Boutique
Twin Cities! It's back!!

Mark your calendars for the best little local shopping event in town, The Morningside Woman's Club Holiday Boutique now moving to a shopper-friendly SATURDAY, Nov 22, 10 am to 2 pm in the cozy Edina Morningside Church basement (corner of Grimes and Morningside in Edina) with over 40 of your favorite artisan vendors, a food truck serving warm food and bevies to keep you toasty while you shop til you drop and more fun and surprises!

Save the date and watch the MWC Holiday Boutique FB page for updates!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Get Pretty

Showroom Minneapolis
Join us at Showroom for a POP UP BOUTIQUE on November 15th from 12-5p.m.
615 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 345-7391

Get Pretty” with our new vegan lipstick line, Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized, and gorgeous lingerie by UrbanUndercover as well as other Showroom vendors! We will have sips and snacks…come get something pretty for the holidays!

StormSister Spatique - Stormsisters Lips Accessorized - LipstickLaunched in 2005, StormSister Spatique was born of founder/President Becky Sturm’s passion for the finest (and most fun) in skin and body care products. StormSister Spatique’s hallmark is the extensive, no-nonsense knowledge Becky shares with her clients about beauty products and the beauty industry. In 2011, the success of StormSister Spatique enabled the launch of Becky’s first product line of luxury, multi-functional beauty and grooming products under the brand 3waybeauty. In her spare time, Becky co-launched the wildly successful HAMMS Event- which brings together Minnesota makers and shoppers annually for a one-day market and crowd-sourcing opportunity.

Urban Undercover
UrbanUndercover's mission is to redefine everyday basics so they fit, feel and function better for women with a gypsy soul. And it all starts with your underwear, your very foundation, with a line of
luxuriously comfortable and pretty underwearables that also conveniently repackage themselves, incognito, into their own pocket. This makes them not only easy to put away, but convenient to carry in any bag or suitcase. Be confident. We've got you covered so you can follow your adventures in comfort, style and ease.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized

StormSister Spatique, Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized.
Today is the big day, the launch of the StormSister Spatique, Stormsisters lipstick collection.

14 shades, named after 14 fabulous women.

“Over 14 women have come into my life and made an impression, but these women each have their own signature shade because they’ve left a signature presence on my business.”
StormSister Spatique lipstick- Becky Sturm, Owner, StormSister Spatique®

These sisters, some related by birth, all by beauty, have been extraordinarily influential to the StormSister Spatique® brand. Shades range from natural nude to shocking pink, and everything in between.

“I’ve always believed that lipstick is an accessory,” said Becky Sturm, owner/President of StormSister Spatique. “Rather than following archaic rules of color-matching our skin tone or our hair color, women should wear colors that are fun and what we as individuals find beautiful.”

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Rejuvenate at Mayo Clinic

Finally, the word is out!

One of our favorite skincare lines, Phytomer, is the official skincare brand at Rejuvenate spa in the Mayo Clinic.

Relax with a soothing massage. Refresh with a therapeutic skin treatment. Quiet your mind in their spa lounge or end your day on their outdoor patio terrace. Rejuvenate at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program is a tranquil spa environment that embodies the essence of wellness, where you are invited to experience renewal of mind, body and spirit.

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Rejuvenate offers an array of esthetic treatments and integrative therapies designed to enhance quality of life. Their services can be the perfect complement to your broader wellness experiences at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, or can be enjoyed on their own.

Rejuvenate at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program offers:
Facials customized to your skin type and desired goals, resulting in a renewed complexion
Facial enhancement options for specific areas such as the eye, lip and décolleté
Massage treatments, including reflexology and couples’ massage suites for private side-by-side massages
Thermal mud compress to relieve tight muscles
Body treatments, including wraps to restore hydration and body scrubs
Nail services, including manicures and pedicures to moisturize
Waxing hair removal services are offered in private service rooms

View their online brochure for a complete list of services and descriptions.
Online price menu.

Rejuvenate is located on floor 5 of the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, available to all visiting patients, travel companions, and community members, their services are customized for each guest’s personal needs. At Rejuvenate, every service they provide respects the integrity of your wellness goals, and reflects Mayo Clinic’s collaborative approach to caring for the whole person.

All services are delivered by licensed and certified professionals with extensive experience in esthetics and massage, and an appreciation for the connection between external care for the body and overall wellness.

Call today at 507-293-2966 to make a spa service reservation.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Guide to Essential Oils

Lab of Flowers Essential Oils
Use this handy illustrated A to Z guide to find out which oils are essential.

StormSister Spatique/3waybeauty only use essential oils by Lab of Flowers

The use of essential oils to improve physical and emotional well-being dates back to ancient times, when they were traditionally used for hygienic, spiritual, and ritualistic purposes. Today, essential oils help calm, balance, and rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit. “By using essential oils, you not only receive the benefits of these tiny, complex, and potent oils, which contain vitamins, minerals, and hormones, but also receive a physiological, psychological, sedating, and stimulating reaction of your mind, body, and senses,” says Georgia Katritsis, west coast regional educator for Decléor Paris. Prior to incorporating essential oils in treatments, it is important for you to do your research to learn the most effective uses for each oil and take the proper precautions to ensure safety. Here’s a list of some of the most effective essential oils used in spas today:

BASIL

Known for its restorative properties, basil essential oil can help soothe and calm sore muscles and joints. It can also be used to restore mental alertness. “It has a warm, peppery scent, which is traditionally recognized for its ability to wake-up the mind,” says Barbara Close founder and CEO of Naturopathica.

CLARY SAGE

Featuring a spicy, sharp, and grassy scent, clary sage is ideal for those with combination, oily, and blemished skin. “It purifies skin, reduces sebum secretion, and tightens pores,” says Katritsis. “More specifically, the ester present in clary sage essential oil, called linalyl acetate, reduces inflammation, balances skin, and regulates the production of natural oils in the skin, leaving it matte, clear, and healthy.”

EUCALYPTUS
EUCALYPTUS

A few drops of eucalyptus essential oil mixed in with unscented oil, lotion, or cream can add an invigorating element to a massage. Eucalyptus can help clear respiratory issues, which makes this oil widely used in spa steam rooms. According to Fabian Lliguin, creator of Rahua, when applied topically, eucalyptus can also offer anti-inflammatory qualities.

FRANKINCENSE

Frankincense helps to tighten and preserve the skin while also providing stress relief. “It relaxes the diaphragm, which encourages deeper breaths, and has a grounding and supportive effect by calming the mind and focusing the thoughts,” says Geraldine Howard, cofounder and president of Aromatherapy Associates. “It’s a fantastic oil to inhale, as it really helps to put the mind in the right place.”

GRAPEFRUIT

Grapefruit essential oil helps to boost circulation and uplift the senses. “It’s also great at refreshing and stimulating, so it works well for detoxifying treatments,” says Howard. Grapefruit is especially popular during the spring and summer months.

JASMINE

According to Close, jasmine essential oil has a sweet, exotic, and richly floral scent and is used for its soothing, uplifting, and revitalizing properties. It also helps to maintain skin’s elasticity and treat dryness.

LAVENDER

The familiar sweet fragrance makes it a popular choice among spa professionals and spa-goers. It relaxes the mind and body and helps reduce anxiety and stress, according to Lliguin. “A good quality lavender will calm and soothe those who are jittery or tense and uplift those who are brought low by chronic mood disorders and chronic pain in the body,” says James. “It eases all kinds of emotional upset, from shock to anger, at the same time as promoting healing and regeneration.”

ORANGE

The sweet and fresh citrus scent of orange essential oil helps energize the mind and body. Orange oil can soothe the mind and relieve stress, as well as help stimulate blood circulation and collagen production. It is also recommended for use during pedicures to help eliminate calluses.

PETITGRAIN

Featuring a fresh, floral, and sweet scent, petitgrain is often included in skincare products and treatments because of its balancing and regenerating properties. “It’s really wonderful at helping to relax the body while also refreshing the mind,” says Howard.

ROSEMARY

A woodsy, perennial herb with fragrant evergreen needle-like leaves, rosemary is valued in aromatherapy for its ability to boost alertness, clarity, and concentration, according to Close. “Massaged into the feet and legs, rosemary will tone and strengthen the vascular tissue,” says James. “It also stimulates circulation and helps ease muscular and joint discomfort.”

SANDALWOOD

A popular woodsy scent among men, sandalwood helps calm and relax the mind. In addition to frequent use during meditation, it’s also great for scalp and foot massages.

THYME

Beneficial in treating acne, thyme provides a natural way to help clear clogged pores without the irritating side effects of ingredients like benzoyl peroxide.

VETIVER

According to James, vetiver is one of the most effective oils used in aromatherapy, as its earthy, smoky, and deeply grounding scent helps to quiet the mind and promote relaxation. “It soothes sore joints, is regenerative to damaged and tired skin, and supports healthy immune function,” he says.

STYRAX BENZOIN - One of the ingredients of {8} essentials as well as our citrus spice shampoo, shower and shave bars.

Styrax benzoin, or simply benzoin, helps heal cuts and soothe inflammation of rough, cracked, or irritated skin, as well as skin conditions like eczema.

YLANG YLANG

Ylang ylang helps to relax and awaken the body, which makes it ideal for thoe that nervous or emotionally drained. “A massage with ylang ylang is a great first step toward recovering equilibrium,” says James. “Its additional benefits range from regulating the heart rhythm to revitalizing and balancing oil production in the skin.”

ZDRAVETS

Also known as true geranium, zdravets is helpful for itchy skin and can clear pigmented spots and blemishes on the face. It can also be used to help diminish the appearance of wrinkles and refresh the eye area.

excerpt from Nicole Altavilla at American Spa Magazine

Thursday, October 9, 2014

11 Reasons You Absolutely Can't Miss Maiden Minnesota 2014

Maiden Minnesota 2014 
11 REASONS YOU ABSOLUTELY CAN'T MISS MAIDEN MINNESOTA 2014!

1) You love fashion, beauty, accessories, home decor and food - who doesn't?
2) You might get photographed by a local magazine - think how popular you'll be then.
3) You've been looking for a reason to wear those cute new stilettos just sitting in your closet - this is it!
4) Shopping local is the right thing to do and keeps Mpls cool.
5) You seriously need to start knocking gifts off that holiday gift list
6) Your mom would love to go with you - call and invite her right now.
7) You want to learn about how Project SUCCESS is inspiring students to reach their potential.
8) Shopping with your girlfriends while drinking wine is just about the best thing ever.
9) Shopping with your girlfriends while drinking wine while giving back to your community is even better.
10) You hate FOMO (fear of missing out) on one of the coolest shopping events this year!
11) We'll be there with the new StormSister Spatique lipstick collection, StormSisters, as well as some 3waybeauty goodies!

If you live in St. Paul or in close proximity to the train, hop on the Green Line. It practically drops you off right at the hotel! (less than a 1 block walk)

MAIDEN MINNESOTA 2014
Friday, November 7th | 2 - 9 pm | Loews Minneapolis Hotel  (formerly Graves 601 Hotel)
HOTEL WEBSITE

TICKET INFORMATION 
Tickets $20 in advance, $30 at the door. Includes one drink ticket and $5 charity donation to Project SUCCESS.  VISIT WWW.MAIDENMINNESOTA.COM TO BUY TICKETS

The Maidens:
2014 List of Maidens


Friday, October 3, 2014

Knightsbridge 2014

We just received word that we will be a featured vendor at Benilde-St. Margaret's Knightsbridge Boutique Event 

Saturday, November 8, 2014
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
BSM Haben Center

Inspired by London’s luxury retail district, this highly selective mix of boutique-style merchants will grace the floor of BSM’s Haben Center. Look for royal offerings in unique clothing, accessories, jewelry, spa-pampering products, gourmet foods, household items and lots more. Hungry shoppers can take a break at the RoyalTea snack bar.

This one-day-only boutique event is free and open to the public!

Of course, we will have our brand new lipstick collection that launches October 23rd, as well as our 3waybeauty products.

See ya there!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

My Favorite Laptop Bag



















I was recently asked by Examiner.com (read article here), what my favorite laptop bag was. That was easy.

The JB Laptop Tote + Joey® Portable Charger from Urban Junket - in blue.

Love.

Also, I recently purchased the Power Clutch.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Lipstick Launch

I am SO excited to announce that StormSister Spatique is launching its own lipstick collection!

StormSister Spatique - StormSisters - Lips AccessorizedThe collection is called, StormSisters.  14 shades named after 14 "sisters" - women who have been extraordinarily influential to my StormSister Spatique brand.

I have always believed that lipstick is an accessory. We should wear colors that we love and that make us happy or put a spring in our step - Colors that are trendy and fun and what we find beautiful.

We should not wear shades based on the archaic notion that our lipstick should accent our skin tone (Spring, summer, winter, fall) or our hair color. (Seriously, what credentials does the Avon lady or  those pink-Cadillac-driving women have anyway?) NONE.

Lips Accessorized.  If you want to wear the color. Wear it.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Phytoceane Aquasaphir Night Skin Cream

Phytoceane: Aquasaphir New Skin Cream - Night.
New from Phytoceane: Aquasaphir New Skin Cream - Night.

PROPERTIES:
Multi-sensorial cocooning texture with an extra-matte finish
Renewed skin youth: smoothed features
More rested face, ready for a new day
Visibly energized and radiant skin

INGREDIENTS:
AQUASAPHIR: a blue micro-algae extract cultivated in the laboratory. Anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, diminishes the skin’s stress levels which play a role in its aging
MALACHITE EXTRACT: this precious stone is an antioxidant, acting as a shield against free radicals
MANNITOL: real booster for aging cells; recharges the skin’s cells with energy; re-oxygenates asphyxiated and tired cells and stimulates the production of support fibers in the dermis
GLASSWORT OIL: strengthens the synthesis of the intercellular cement and protects against dehydration; densifying and hydra-restructuring effects; softer and smoother skin

DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Apply in the evening to clean face and neck.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Equanimity

e·qua·nim·i·tyˌēkwəˈnimitē,
noun
mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation.

Our Wicked candles are featured in the Fall 2014 edition of Equanimity magazine, page 34 & 35.
Wicked Candles in Equanimity magazine.
Print copies can be purchased here.

100% proceeds from magazine sales benefit the JB Dondolo's "Hospital Hope" in Africa.Wicked Candles in Equanimity magazine

Friday, August 29, 2014

Get Beautiful at prAna Minneapolis!

Join us on Thursday, September 18 at prAna

We'll be there with our famous Elixery and Julie Swenson Beauty lip bar, as well as our 3waybeauty Wicked candles!

Come and get STYLED and receive 25% off your prAna purchase.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
3926 W. 50th St. Edina
612-884-6672

Where does your prAna take you?

At prAna, you’ll find apparel and accessories that are made using fewer toxins and chemicals. In all that they do, they work toward the most ambitious goals with regard to the use of energy, water and chemicals in manufacturing. As a partner of bluesign, prAna is already guided by the textile industry’s top standards – avoiding, wherever possible, processes that can cause harm to people or the environment. Additionally, their clothes are created with organic cotton, natural fibers and recycled materials. And, prAna helped pioneer Fair Trade Certified apparel and became the first major company in North America to produce and market Fair-Trade Certified styles. Today, they’re offering more certified goods than ever.

Joining us:

Tim Creagan - Senior Stylist at Style-Architects, Tim, will be on hand with his favorite picks form the a/w 2014-2015 prAna collections. He will also be back once again with his  rolling rack of “season essentials”, scarf tying tips and styling advice. Feel free to bring a few items of clothes that you might need a suggestion or two on how to better use.

Leslie Fhima- Zumba Instructor and owner of Powerbark - Leslie works with private clients and teaches Zuba, Barre, and spinning at the Firm, Lifetime Fitness and the JCC. She also is the founder of Power Bark. Power Bark is “The meal on the run for the dog on the go”

Danny Levar - If you don’t see, Minnesota based artist, Danny Levar at The Wedge Community Co-op, chances are he on on a epic hike in the middle of nowhere. This is the guy that you want to be with when you choose that “off the grid” adventure.

Katie Jasper of Prescribe Nutrition - a serendipitous collaboration between Katie Jasper and Megan Morris, two nutritionists who each had their own journey to better health. They know first hand what the diet roller coaster, chronic health problems, and the confusing world of nutrition can look like. Their  advice? Get off the roller coaster. Give your body a break. Clear out the clutter and let whole foods do their magic. Katie will be on hand to answer your nutrition.

Roshini Rajkumar is CEO and Founder at Roshini Performance Group. She is also a WCCO Radio Host on News and Views (Sundays 12-3)

Heather and Mike HaugenThe Juice Works - Heather and Mike both got into juicing to amplify their healthy eating lifestyles. Heather is not only a Pilates and Gyrotonic instructor, she is an aerialist too!  Mike is an avid skateboarded and together they founded Minnesota’s first fresh pressed juice company!

Lee Hersh - A recipe creator, photographer, blogger and yoga sculpt instructor. Her blog, Fit Foodie Finds is a blog devoted to healthy living, where she  shares her nourishing (mostly gluten free) recipes and occasional (and necessary) indulgences.

Tami Duncan, Ethan Larson and Jodi Kelly - This fashion savvy trio will not only help you find chic looks for your feet at Marmi, in Edina. But they will be able to help you figure out the perfect “look” from the ankles up too!

Ranosha Coffelt is one of the first team members to join Style-Architects, located in the North Loop.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Color Enhancing Conditioners

John Masters Organics Color Enhancing Conditioner
New from John Masters Organics - Color Enhancing Conditioners - Black, Brown, Blond, Red.

Enrich and revitalize your hair color in between salon appointments with these color enhancing conditioners. Six certified-organic oils and a patented ingredient derived from moringa seeds combine to nourish and protect hair while renewing rich, vibrant color. Hair is left with a deep, lustrous shine.

Made with 6 certified-organic ingredients.

Key ingredients
• moringa seed extract - protects against environmental pollutants; strengthens hair
• sunflower seed oil - protects and nourishes hair
• flaxseed oil - high in omega-3 fatty acids for healthy hair growth
• jojoba oil - antioxidant properties; moisturizes & hydrates hair
• borage oil - replenishes lipid content

RED • carmine & iron oxide - natural hair tint for red hair
BLOND • riboflavin - natural hair tint for blond hair
BROWN • caramel & iron oxide - natural hair tint for brown hair
BLACK • iron oxide - natural hair tint for black hair

Properties
• enhances and brightens natural and color-treated hair
• repairs and nourishes damaged, color-treated hair

Usage
• renews & prolongs color in between salon appointments
• perfect for daily use or before special events to give hair extra color and shine

Directions
• apply to wet, clean hair
• massage through hair
• leave in for 1-3 minutes (for special events, leave in for 3-5 minutes for extra color enhancement)
• rinse well
• follow with any John Masters Organics styling product as needed

Ingredients
Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice*, aqua (water), cetearyl alcohol, behentrimonium methosulfate, panthenol (vitamin B), sorbitol, carmine, caramel, hydrolyzed soy protein, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, caprylic/capric triglycerides, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, moringa pterygosperma seed extract, citrus lemonum (lemon) peel oil, soy lecithin, tocopherol, citric acid, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, cananga odorata (ylang ylang) flower oil, iron oxide, linum usitatissimum (flax seed) oil*, borago officinalis (borage) seed oil*, rosa rubiginosa (rosehip) seed oil*, geranium maculatum (geranium) oil

* Certified Organic

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Maiden Minnesota 2014

Maiden Minnesota
It's official! 

We'll see you at Maiden Minnesota on Friday, November 7th, 2014 at Loews Minneapolis Hotel - We'll have our brand new StormSister Spatique range, StormSistersas well as 3waybeauty products too! 

New times - 2-9 PM - Don't worry about parking - take the new Light Rail Green Line - You'll get dropped off less than a block away (Warehouse/Hennepin Ave. stop).
Maiden Minnesota
Maiden Minnesota is a fun, socializing and charitable shopping event featuring some of the best women-owned businesses in Minnesota.  Spend time with friends mingling and shopping for the wonderful products and services that keep us stylish and in love with Minnesota!
Project Success is the 2014 charity partner for Maiden Minnesota.

More than 35 "Maidens" will show you their fashion, jewelry, accessories, home decor, specialty food items and more.  The event will feature exclusive sales, merchandise, and a silent auction. Purchase your ticket today!

Get your tickets today and receive one of the 200 highly coveted swag bags!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Power Flowers

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via America Spa Magazine by Maya Stanton

Spas incorporating fragrant and exotic blooms.

For many spas and skincare companies, aromatic flowers such as frangipani, jasmine, lotus, orchid, and ylang ylang are prized just for their delicate fragrances. It’s no secret that the subtle, yet intoxicating scent of these tropical blooms can awaken the senses and set the stage for the ultimate spa-cation. While there is no denying that aromatherapy offers its own form of stress relief, many spas and brands are digging deeper to put these flowers’ less publicized attributes to work.

Sweet Jasmine

This flowering shrub known as jasmine is plentiful. In this case, it’s due to its many varieties. It’s a good thing, though, as it takes more than eight million white jasmine blossoms to produce a mere two pounds of oil, says Anderson. Jasmine, however, suffers multiple pretenders to the throne, as many representatives from other families have jasmine in their names, perhaps in hopes that the tropical native’s bona fide attributes will rub off. “Jasmine is an incredible anti-ager,” says Anderson. “It naturally contains a high level of antioxidants, is known for its detoxifying properties, and softens and moisturizes the skin, plus it works wonders on fading hyperpigmentation and scars.” Spa-goers can also reap the antioxidant benefits by enjoying a cup of jasmine tea before or after their treatments.

Jasmine also takes center stage in Fleur’s Rose-Jasmine Shower Gel, available as a retail complement to treatment protocols with floral synergies in high-end day, resort, and destination spas, such as Spa Oceana at Loews Don Cesar Hotel (St. Pete Beach, FL) and Golden Door (San Marcos, CA). Angela Eriksen-Stanley, director of education for Fleur’s, says the company’s goal was to embody the ideal of love and feminine temptation. Plus, she says, “Jasmine has soothing, renewing, and invigorating properties that soften the skin and awaken the senses.”

Romantic Ylang Ylang

Strewn upon the beds of newly wedded couples in Indonesia, ylang ylang flowers have long conjured up romantic notions with their delicate scent. In fact, they’re even considered to be an aphrodisiac in some parts of the world. A member of the magnolia family of flowering plants, ylang ylang is a staple in perfumeries, but it also has therapeutic effects similar to those of jasmine, says Amy Galper, executive director of the New York Institute of Aromatherapy. Among others, “it eases anxiety, increases confidence and grounding, soothes skin irritation, encourages the hair’s luster, and balances sebum and women’s hormones,” she says. And, because ylang ylang, like jasmine, can be steam- or hydro-distilled into a genuine essential oil, Galper recommends it for aromatherapy sessions.  “We use ylang ylang, as it is stimulating for circulation and relieves muscle spasms,” says manager Chaniele Erasmuson. “It can be an antidepressant, and it calms the nerves. Simply inhaling ylang ylang will aid in lowering blood pressure, and in a massage oil, it can help provide deeper relaxation.”

In addition to its restorative prowess, ylang ylang is known in Asia as a skin balancer that reduces inflammation and controls acne, says Boldijarre Koronczay, president of Éminence Organic Skin Care. Éminence’s wrinkle-reducing Herbal Recovery Oil combines ylang ylang with age-defying clary sage and powerhouse oils such as olive, sesame, and tea tree for a radiant complexion. “When ylang ylang is applied topically, it can also help to reduce stress and provide a feeling of well being, in turn reducing stress-related skin disorders like acne or irritations and making it a perfect ingredient for the spa setting,” says Koronczay. “Ylang ylang is antibacterial, antimicrobial, and visibly calms, heals, and balances skin,” says lead therapist Amy Meyers.

From soaks to massages, body polishes to facials, these florals offer more perks than are readily apparent at first sniff. Sure, they’ll leave spa-goers beautifully perfumed, but beneath these plants’ surface, an oasis of effective skincare ingredients awaits. Take the time to do more than just stop and smell the flowers.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

#stormsisters

#stormsisters
We are launching our first StormSister Spatique product line this fall - we are beyond thrilled!

Won't you please share this post and watch as we slowly reveal our big secret?

We'll be posting clues here, as well as on our FB and Twitter pages. You may also keep up-to-date with our Newsletter. We would be so grateful.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

2014 American Made

Martha Stewart - American Made 2014 - Nominee BadgeIt's official, 3waybeauty is a 2014 American Made Audience Choice Award nominee.

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American Made spotlights the maker, supports the local, and celebrates the handmade. The program is made up of people and communities that have turned their passion for quality craftsmanship and well-designed goods into a way of life.

For more than 20 years, Martha Stewart has celebrated this spirit of innovation in the pages of her magazines and on her television shows. Now, through American Made, Martha Stewart and the editors of Martha Stewart Living are spotlighting the next generation of great American makers: entrepreneurs, artisans, and small-business owners who are creating beautiful, inspiring, useful products; pioneering new industries; improving local communities; and changing the way we eat, shop, work, and live.

We believe we are in the midst of a shift in our culture where creative entrepreneurs are defining a new American economy. From Detroit to Des Moines, Spokane to St. Louis, people are choosing Main Street over mini-malls—supporting the local and the handmade. Our country’s makers are sparking this change by taking a leap, banking on their creativity and craftsmanship, and living their version of the American dream.

Monday, July 14, 2014

New Phytomer Skin and Body Care for Summer 2014

Phytomer XMF Reset Eye Fluid
Phytomer XMF Reset Eye Fluid

XMF RESET EYE FLUID is a concentrate of true biotechnology.
Dark circles and puffiness become less visible, eyelids are lifted, wrinkles are lifted, wrinkles are softened and radiance is enhanced.

Visible Youth Efficacy in 28 Days!

SIGNIFICANT ANTI-WRINKLE AND SMOOTHING EFFECTS*
*Clinical test on 24 Volunteers after twice daily application for 1 month, best visual results obtained.

Phytomer Remodele Tonic Body Gel

Phytomer Remodele Tonic Body GelSplash into summer feeling more firmed & toned skin in one month!

Tightening effect: + 33.9%**
tone of the skin: +32.4%**
Sculpted Silhouette: +29.8%**
** Self-scoring by 54 volunteers, percentage of improvement in the appearance of the skin. Twice-daily application for 28 days.

Remodele Tonic Body Gel's high performance, firming, marine peptides restore elasticity and tone the skin. Delivering the invigorating experience of a dip in the ocean, the skin's youthful firmness is restored. Proven to reshape, tighten and sculpt the figure by 30-40% in just one month!

Phytomer Cryotonic Soothing Leg Gel

First-Aid for tired and heavy feeling legs!

With a relaxing and ultra fresh formula, Cryotonic Soothing Gel works hard to immediately cool tired legs, reduce swollen legs and relaunch drainage and microcirculation to give your legs an immediate and long lasting feeling of well-being.