Friday, October 30, 2015

Morningside Holiday Market

Morningside Woman's Club Holiday Market
 Hope to see you there!

With almost 50 unique artisan vendors popping up in a cozy church basement it's easy to see why Fox News called this 8th annual event "The Holiday Market on Steroids!" Organized by the Morningside Woman's Club, the event has something for everyone... including you! Locally made, we've got hostess gifts galore, hard-to-find men's gifts, children's items, home decor, author signings, baskets, teacher gifts, jewelry, clothing, letterpress cards, kitchen utensils, candles, soaps, cocktail elixirs, decadent food items and so much more. The "I Luv Coffee Minnesoota" food truck will be parked outside to keep you fueled up while you shop your heart out. Grab your friends and don't miss the holiday shopping event of the season.

Saturday, November 21st from 9:00am - 2:00pm

4201 Morningside Road, Edina, MN.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Mt. Olivet Holiday Boutique

Mount Olivet Holiday Boutique
Join us at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave S, Mpls.

Sat, Nov 7, 2015, 9am to 1pm

Featuring handcrafted items, StormSister Spatique, baked goods, holiday decorations & gifts, jewelry & accessories, pottery, artwork, oilcloth totes, Livia’s Seasoning Salt, stationery, textiles, Nordic Cinnamon Sprinkle, fragrances, soaps, repurposed items, and much more!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Meghan

Meghan Quinn Kummer
Stormsister #5 - Last but not least, meet Meghan.

I have known Meghan since she and I were teenagers, about 5 years now ;o) Isn't that right, Meghan?

She's a mom to 4 kiddos, wife to Charlie, and the lady boss at Quinn Motors of Ellsworth - I purchased my first car from her father, William, when I was a teenager (5 years ago, remember?) and now purchase from her. (My own sons are now her clients).
William would be so proud!

Megan's lipstick was inspired by this satin nude - Think Elizabeth but more sheer and add a bit of shimmer. Just a bit.
There is also one helluva story that goes along with Meghan and her lipstick shade - one I'll tell you about at the lipstick launch. Wanna join in the fun?

More about Meghan when her lipstick launches on October 28th, here.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Maiden Minnesota 2015


11 REASONS WHY YOU CAN'T MISS MAIDEN MINNESOTA 2015!

1) You love fashion, beauty, accessories, home decor and food - who doesn't?
2) You are always on the hunt for a great place to take the perfect selfie.
3) You've been looking for an event to debut your new fall clothes.
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 how Dress for Success helps women gain economic independence.
8) It's Friday night, and what better way to spend it than with your girlfriends?
9) You want to network with women who have created great businesses in MN.
10) Wine and shopping, 'nough said.
11) We'll be there, so pucker up! - We'll have 5 new shades of lipstick!

Friday, November 6th | 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 Dress for Success.
 
VISIT WWW.MAIDENMINNESOTA.COM TO BUY TICKETS

Sunday, October 18, 2015

REfind Vintage Holiday Boutique

Refind Vintage Holiday Boutique at The Barns of Lost Creek
(click photo to enlarge)

The Refind Vintage Holiday Boutique will take place at The Barns of Lost Creek
W6124 County Road N,
Beldenville WI 54003

Oct 30, 31, and Nov 1st.
Friday and Saturday from 10-6, Sunday 10-4

Come on out and peruse their selection of vintage, shabby, industrial, and antique finds...as well as handcrafted goods such as mittens, soaps, jewelry, artwork and StormSister Spatique - definitely something for everyone on your holiday shopping list!

The lunch counter will be open, too, serving up pasties, chili, chicken wild rice soup, and more!
Delicious canned goods and bakery treats for munching or gifting, of course!

This is also the first weekend of the popular Fall Finds Tour that runs through River Falls, and  the Refind Boutique is just a 15 minute drive from there, so make a day of it....see you there!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Martha's MN Makers

2015 Martha Stewart American Made Award Finalist for Style - StormSister Spatique
StormSister Spatique is in some mighty fine company as a finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards contest. Vote daily, here, until October 19th.

Read more about the 7 or so Makers from Minnesota in this article by Allison Kaplan of Mpls. St. Paul Magazine.

Also featured on FOX 9 Morning Buzz.

We are so thankful for all of the support. Truly. Thank you.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Erin

Erin and Brad
Stormsister #4 - Erin came to be a Stormsister as a gift from her brother, Brad - a gift for her 40th birthday.
Nice brother, right?! (that's Brad in the photo)
It's been quite a year so far for her because she also got married this past summer. Big congrats to her and just another reason to celebrate on October 28th!

If you find she looks familiar it may just be that you recognize her from our 3waybeauty launch a few years ago - she was one of our models.

Erin's lipstick shade was inspired by this golden, beige shimmmerthat's just a bit more "peachy" than Michelle.

More about Erin when her lipstick launches on October 28th, here.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Kontrol

Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized featured in Kontrol Magazine's Fall 2015 issue with Malaysia Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized featured in Kontrol Magazine
Thanks to Kontrol magazine for featuring our lipsticks in their fall (Pure Glamour) issue; on their Beauty Radar page.

Kontrol Magazine is a bimonthly publication that blends the edgy with the classy. Noted for highlighting artists, photographers, musicians, and models that fly under the radar and infuses a unique perspective of the world. Kontrol is “Style Redefined". Kontrol has formulated a distinct artistic format to separate itself from the rest. The publication reaches various demographics and city-wide markets as it is distributed in over 350 Barnes & Noble Bookstores across the country.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sandy

Stormsister, Sandy.
Stormsister #3 - Sandy and I have been friends for a long time. Most of the trips I have taken to Mexico in the last 20 years (20 years!?), with a tribe of wonderful women we share, has been to her condo in Puerto Vallarta.

Sandy is a legal assistant and mommy to an adorable Bulldog named Carly.

Her lipstick shade, Sandy, is inspired by her favorite cool, shimmery, violet plum - A beautiful addition to the Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized lipstick collection.

More about Sandy when her lipstick launches on October 28th, here.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Ridgedale Center

StormSister Spatique at Uptown Minnesota
You can now find our Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized lipstick collection as well as our Wicked candles and Doggystyle dog grooming bars at Ridgedale Center - in the Uptown Minnesota store.

Stop by and check out this unique boutique of Minnesota goods and gifts.

Monday, October 5, 2015

5th Annual Knightsbridge Boutique

StormSister Spatique at Knightsbridge
We'll be there with all of our goodies!

Saturday, November 14, 2015
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Benilde-St.Margaret's Haben Center

Purchase a VIP wristband and receive special offers from many of the vendors. - (receive a complimentary mini shampoo, shower and shave bar with a purchase over $25)

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.

New this year!  Purchase a $10 Knightsbridge VIP wristband to be eligible for exclusive Royal Offerings from our merchants, as well as to receive a fashionable and reusable Knightsbridge shopping tote!  Purchase your limited-edition, Knightsbridge VIP wristband at the link above!

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

15% of proceeds from the event will go to enhance the educational and scholarship programs at Benilde-St.Margaret’s.

Knightsbridge: A truly royal shopping experience that reigns supreme.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Boobs - Tits - Breasts - The Girls

Just because I don't support the pink movement, doesn't mean I don't care about my boobs or yours, cancer, etc. I do. Very much. Hello?! I own a pair myself.
I care about them so much that I want you to stop purchasing all of the pink bullshit, and support charities that seem to be on the right path.

That being said, I do feel that this year, I have seen the least amount of pink leading up to this years' Breast Cancer Awareness month. I truly believe we are making progress on the front of education about pinkwashing.

Breast Cancer Action
Breast Cancer Action Tells Pinkwashers to Stop Giving Toxic Cosmetics to Cancer Patients

Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the respected watchdog for the breast cancer movement, today launched a campaign calling out the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) for including cosmetics containing harmful chemicals in kits they give to cancer patients through their Look Good, Feel Better® program.

Many of the donated products in the kits contain chemicals linked to increased cancer risk. As if that’s not bad enough, some of the chemicals in Look Good, Feel Better products may actually interfere with breast cancer treatment. The health of the program’s volunteer cosmetologists is of additional concern; a recent study found that breast cancer risk for workers in this profession is five times higher than the general population.

“The Personal Care Products Council, the largest trade association for the cosmetics industry, is giving away products containing toxins to cancer patients, yet they insist product safety is their highest priority,” Karuna Jaggar, executive director at Breast Cancer Action, said. “The American Cancer Society, the nation’s largest cancer charity, is distributing products with chemicals that can increase the risk of cancer to cancer patients—yet they tell us they’re ‘dedicated to eliminating cancer.’ The ACS should be pressuring the cosmetics industry to clean up their act, not helping them do their dirty work.”

Chemicals of concern include formaldehyde releasers, which continuously release small amounts of
Breast Cancer Action - Poison isn't Pretty
the known carcinogen formaldehyde; Teflon, which can be contaminated with a possible carcinogen shown to alter mammary gland development; and multiple endocrine disruptors, including methylparaben, which may interfere with the common breast cancer treatment Tamoxifen.

The Look Good, Feel Better program provides free workshops, beauty tips and complimentary makeup kits to women in cancer treatment, which many women value when facing a cancer diagnosis.

Jaggar said: “Women with breast cancer deserve to be able to trust the organizations they look to for support. It’s unconscionable to expose cancer patients to known and suspected toxins, which can increase their risk of a second cancer and which may interact with some common treatments.”

BCAction's "Poison Isn't Pretty" campaign calls on these industry giants to refuse the involvement of any corporation that uses chemicals in their products linked to increased cancer risk or which may interfere with breast cancer treatment in their Look Good, Feel Better program.

Since its launch in 2002, Breast Cancer Action’s Think Before You Pink® campaign has called for transparency and accountability in breast cancer marketing and pink ribbon promotions. BCAction coined the term pinkwashing to describe a company or organization that claims to care about breast cancer, but at the same time produces, manufactures and/or sells products that are linked to the disease.

Breast Cancer Action (www.bcaction.org) is a national education and advocacy nonprofit organization whose mission is to achieve health justice for all women at risk of and living with breast cancer. BCAction has a strict conflict of interest policy and refuses to accept corporate funding from companies or organizations that profit from or contribute to the breast cancer epidemic.

Thank you to, Caitlin Carmody, for this information.