Monday, November 30, 2015

MATIFYING CORRECTIVE BI-GEL

New from Phytocéane - MATIFYING CORRECTIVE BI-GEL

A comprehensive purifying bi-gel to prevent blemishes, reduce shine and minimize pores.

Phytocéane's first facial bi-gel, an all-in-one purifier with comprehensive action on blemishes, shine and pores. PHYCOPUR, a marine sugar extracted from brown algae and zinc, speeds the repair of existing blemishes and prevents future breakouts by curbing sebum production and hindering the growth of acne-causing bacteria. Marine samphire oil unlocks clogged pores and helps eliminate dead cells, thoroughly cleansing and tightening pores for smoother looking skin, while an extract of exotic red vegetal coral restores moisture and minerals to the skin. MATIFYING CORRECTIVE BI-GEL has a refreshing floral scent with notes of lily of the valley and violet. Its bi-gel consistency “breaks” into a liquid on the skin for a burst of freshness. It has an ultra-light feel and matifying powders that absorb surface oils to immediately eliminate shine. Day after day, the skin is rebalanced - blemishes disappear, pores vanish and a cleaner, healthier complexion is revealed.

Directions for use: Apply morning and/or evening to entire face and neck on clean skin. Non-comedogenic.

Key ingredients:
• PHYCOPUR - a marine sugar extracted from brown algae and zinc, selected for its multiple purifying actions.
 Matifying action - reduces sebum production.
 Anti-blemish action - inhibits the growth of bacteria responsible for acne.
 Repairing action - reduces inflammatory reaction and improves the healing process.
• Marine Samphire Oil - purifies pores. Smoothes and refines skin texture.
• RUBIMARIN® - “moisturizing gem of the sea,” extracted from exclusive Phytocéane laboratory-cultivated red vegetal coral Jania Rubens. Ultra-moisturizing and remineralizing.

Impressive results:
Less shiny skin for 9 out of 10 women*
Blemishes are less visible for 8 out of 10 women*
Tightened pores for 9 out of 10 women*
Moisturizing effectiveness: up to 52.4% after 4 hours**
*Clinical test on 21 women after 28 days of twice-daily application.
**Measurement with a Corneometer®

Sunday, November 29, 2015

New Lip Hue

Three new lip gloss shades have arrived from local beauty company, Julie Swenson Beauty.

Shades from l-r - Amore, Bella, Cafe.

Julie Swenson Lip Hue. A sheer, hydrating lip gloss that says, "Hey, I am wearing a little something."

Thursday, November 26, 2015

ONEBODY

INtelligent Nutrients Onebody body care products.
New bodycare from INtelligent Nutrients - Onebody.

ONEBODY CLEANSER
CERTIFIED ORGANIC.
DETOXIFY & BALANCE.
SULFATE FREE CLEANSING GEL THAT HELPS MAINTAIN MOISTURE BALANCE WHILE AWAKENING THE SKIN AND SENSES.

This gel sinks in with an activated lather that delivers a potent fruit enzyme blend to smooth skin.

Skin-loving minerals in our Algae Bioactive moisturize and replenish

Aloe Water softens as it cleanses to leave a refreshed and radiant glow

ONEBODY MOISTURIZER
CERTIFIED ORGANIC.
HYDRATE, BOOST & CONTOUR.
A LUXURIOUS BUTTERY MOISTURE CREAM TO HELP SOFTEN AND HYDRATE

Concentrated Algea Bioactive, Pink Peppercorn and Coffee help to smooth, contour and improve skin elasticity while reducing visible dimpling.*

Aloe, Coconut and Shea Butter hydrate to soothe dry, itchy skin

Intellimune Complex and Evening Primrose Botanical hydrate to protect cell DNA for luminous skin

*Based upon clinical studies

ONEBODY REFINER
CERTIFIED ORGANIC.
RESURFACE & REPLENISH.
A LUXURIOUS, SMOOTHING REFINER WITH FRUIT BIOACTIVES AND  PLANT CELLULOSE BEADS (NO micro-beads).

This smoothing refiner dissolves dull, rough cell build-up with planet-loving Plant Cellulose Beads for an even texture.

Benefits:

Intense Fruit Bioactive Enzymes and Willowbark reinvigorate and rejuvenate

Rich with alpha hydroxyl, ascorbic and citric acids, it leaves the skin feeling baby-smooth

Coffee Extract opens and awakens pores to receive optimum nourishment

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

DUGO Lipstick Bar

DUGO - Dress Up Go Out
Join us at DUGO in Galleria on December 5th for a Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized lipstick bar from 1-4.
Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized
DUGO stands for Dress Up Go Out - so come on in and buy a new frock or accessory for a holiday party. And don't forget to accessorize your lips!

We'll also have our 3waybeauty Wicked candles and Julie Swenson Beauty Lip Hue along as well - she just added 3 new colors to her collection!

Pucker up!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Fiercely Fetching

StormSister Spatique lipsticks featured on Fiercely Fetching
Some lipstick love from Fiercely Fetching.

Get ready for long-lasting, buttery lipstick!

"I cannot believe I waited so long to buy this lipstick. It has been on my radar for a few years, and just finally made it to my beauty arsenal a few weeks ago."...... read more here.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Night Comforting Cream

Fleur's Night Comforting Cream
Fleur's Night Comforting Cream

Moisturize your skin while you sleep, for skin that's visibly refreshed and lovely in the morning. Upon waking, skin is rested, intensely nourished and hydrated. Skin will glow and have a velvety texture.

In one month your skin is intensely moisturized and energized, due to advanced ingredients including; West Indian Cherry extract, Mourera Fluviatilis, Apricot Kernel Oil and White Orchid.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

PURESERVE

INtelligent Nutrients - Pureserve
The latest haircare collection from INtelligent Nutrients - Pureserve.

COLOR SAVING SHAMPOO - LOCK-LOVING SULFATE FREE SHAMPOO FOR COLOR TREATED HAIR.

The silky plant-based sulfate free agents are mild on scalp and gentle on hair color while offering excellent cleansing. The lock-loving light lather helps carry away the build-up from the day without over-drying or stripping the needed natural oils.

COLOR SAVING CONDITIONER - LIGHTWEIGHT, NUTRIENT RICH CONDITIONER FOR COLOR TREATED HAIR.

This lightweight conditioning lotion keeps the bounce while still leaving the hair feeling soft, smooth and healthy. Cuticle smoothing; nutrients help enhance shine for optimized reflection and color vibrancy.

COLOR SHIELDPROTECTS AGAINST ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS. MULTI-USE, LIGHTWEIGHT COLOR SAVING SPRAY.

This lightweight multi-use spray enhances shine, locks in moisture and helps protect from environmental pollutants that can oxidize color and attack hair health and vitality.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Union Depot Holiday Bake Sale

Lowertown Pop preview at the Union Depot Holiday Bake Sale
As you may know, StormSister Spatique has partnered with Union Depot for a maker market called,  Lowertown Pop, which takes place in the spring, on April 9th.

BUT, on December 12th, we will be showcasing 10 of our Minnesota Makers during the Union Depot Holiday Bake Sale.

214 4th St E, St Paul, MN 55101

RSVP here.

So, not only will you be able to purchase all of your holiday baked goodies, you'll also be able to shop for gifts from these talented Minnesota Makers:

StormSister SpatiqueDuluth Preserving CompanySerendipity AccessoriesFrom Your Matsweet jules gifts; Pot de CremeMy Little Chickadee CreationsbodylishEclectic Goat Business and American Craftsmen.

Union Depot’s 3rd Annual Holiday Bake Sale will host the top Twin Cities bakeries for a day of cookie and candy shopping in the beautifully restored, historic Union Depot in downtown St. Paul.

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Waiting Room at Union Depot.  Admission is $5 for adults and includes a free tote bag, seniors and kids under 12 are free. A commemorative holiday apron will be sold for $10 and include one general admission, recipe cards from participating bakeries, one Bee Line Honey Bon Bon and a chance to win fun prizes. Proceeds from the event benefit White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf. Purchase tickets here!

Event activities include: baking and cooking demonstrations by top local chefs as well as Elizabeth Ries from myTalk107.1 and Twin Cities Live, craft demonstrations by Staci from KS95’s afternoon show, musical performances, food and drink pairing workshops, and more! Refreshments will also be available for purchase.

A full schedule of events can be found here.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Beyond Just a Bath

dog shampoo - doggystyle
Doggystyle was featured in Pet Product News last month.

"Becky Sturm, CEO and founder of 3WayBeauty in St. Paul, Minn., makes a natural product, but she said she didn’t start out looking to be in the dog shampoo business. After countless customers of her shampoo, shower and shave bar asked if it could be used on their dog, she got to work creating Doggystyle.

“People want fewer chemicals in everything,” Sturm said. “They also want less packaging. Our Doggystyle shampoo bar is wrapped in 100 percent recycled paper that has been manufactured at a family-owned paper mill, which runs on hydroelectric power right here in the USA. And you can even shampoo Fido or Fifi in a stream or lake, because nothing in our dog grooming bar will harm the ecosystem.”

Monday, November 16, 2015

Holiday 2015

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday
As you know, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are all coming up soon. So, we're gonna make it easy for you.

Log on to any of our sites from Thanksgiving day to midnight on November 30th, and receive 25% off when you spend $50 or more:

stormsister.biz
3waybeauty.com
stormsisterspatique.com

Except for FREE SHIPPING Day, those dates will be the only days we are offering any specials. Mark your calendar.

Enter code: HOLIDAY2015 at checkout.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Free Shipping Day 2015

Free Shipping Day 2015
Enter the coupon code: FREESHIP upon checkout.

Free Shipping Day is on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015.

For all orders placed on 12-18-15, we promise to meet the Christmas Eve delivery deadline when you place your order from 12 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. EST on Dec. 18th.

Free shipping on all Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized lipsticks and 3waybeauty products only. (Products ordered on StormSister Spatique may arrive later - you will receive free shipping if you place your order on Free Shipping Day, but these products may arrive at a later date.)

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Blush Twin Cities

StormSisters - Lips Accessorized and Blush Twin Cities
It was so nice of the girls from Blush Twin Cities to stop by our booth at Maiden Minnesota.

Katie picked up a Becky (l) and Jeannette took home an Elizabeth (r).

What a great night. Thank you, ladies!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Going Nuts

Nuts
More than just a healthy snack, nuts are also proving to be beneficial to the skin and hair.

Although there is some ambiguity about what constitutes a nut in the true botanical sense, most people think of it as a fruit with a hard shell and edible seed. Hailed for their nourishing benefits, nuts are considered excellent sources of protein and heart-healthy fats. Unfortunately, they’re also high in calories when consumed in excess. You needn’t worry about their caloric intake, however, when incorporating nuts into your skincare regimen. “Nuts are one of nature’s amazingly versatile and highly beneficial skincare ingredients,” says Janae Muzzy, vice president of research and development for Epicuren Discovery. “Finely ground, they can be used as effective exfoliants to refine and smooth the surface of the skin. Cold-pressed into oil, they provide powerful antioxidants and minerals, while their fatty acids deliver rich moisture deep into the skin.” According to her, sweet almond, kukui nut, macadamia nut, and walnut oils are some Epicuren faves. And the skincare company is certainly not the only one embracing nuts’ numerous benefits. Both spas and manufacturers are tapping into the powerful punch these nuggets provide. “Nuts are an excellent choice for polishing and exfoliating the skin, as well as nourishing and moisturizing it with the delicate oils they produce,” says Jeff Brown, training manager at Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics. “When ground and used as an exfoliant, they are a natural and sustainable alternative to plastic microbeads.” Their oils are also proving to be a valuable commodity in the skincare world. “Nut oils are fine in texture and easily welcomed into the skin, making them effective and gentle moisturizers and ideal carrier oils to draw the effects of essential oils into the skin,” says Brown. “Used throughout history, nuts remain valuable natural ingredients in cosmetics today.”

Almond Joy

At Lush, almonds are the nuts of choice. According to Brown, the nut, oil, and shell are all used throughout the skincare range. “Almonds are packed with essential fatty acids and antioxidants, including vitamin E, renowned for its ability to maintain the supple, pliant look and feel of the skin, making it one of the finest oils to use in cosmetics,” says Brown.

Kukui Kraze

Better known for their hydrating benefits than their exfoliating power, kukui nuts have long been used by those in Polynesian cultures to moisturize and protect the skin from the elements. Rich in omega 3, they are full of antioxidants and have the added advantage of easily penetrating the skin without leaving it feeling greasy.

Kukui nut oil is also used as a base ingredient for Pure Fiji products. “It’s a proven barrier oil that is readily absorbed into the skin,” says cofounder Andree Austin. “It is particularly good for dry skin and those suffering from psoriasis and eczema, as it has healing properties.”

Macadamia Miracles

Another nut growing in popularity is the macadamia nut. In fact, it is the basis for more than one product line. Jindilli, for example, is a family-owned macadamia company based in Australia, home to the native Australian rainforest tree that produces the nut. It takes its name, Jindilli, from one of the names given to macadamia nuts by Indigenous Australians. According to chief brand officer Cherie Jackson, the efficacy of macadamia oil on skin was discovered by accident when local therapists began using the oil for massage. They were impressed by its great glide and the fact that it left the skin clean and silky. “The fatty acids in macadamia nuts are one of the closest botanical sources to those found in skin,” says Jackson. “Because of this, the skin recognizes them and uses them to replenish what our bodies stop making as we age.”

“Macadamia oil contains the highest amount of omega 7 than any other nut oil,” says Karrie Fonte, area vice president of global education. “Omega 7 most closely resembles human hair sebum and thus mimics the scalp’s natural oil production to provide nourishment. Omega 7 is also exceptionally lightweight and non-greasy with no buildup, which makes it ideal for all global textures.”

Pressing Matters

Because the use of nut oils is especially popular, it’s important to consider how the oil is extracted. “The extraction process of nut oils definitely impacts their quality,” says Muzzy. “Like many natural ingredients, heat can destroy the integrity of the fats, minerals, and vitamins. Cold-pressing is the purest, most ideal extraction technique to keep the nutrients intact at their maximum potency.” According to Fonte, the fact that cold-pressed oils experience a controlled temperature setting in the batching process of raw materials helps the oil maintain its nutritional value. “Cold-pressing is mainly used in high-end oils used in cooking when subtle differences in flavor may make a difference in the perceived quality of the product,” she says. “Most beauty companies use expeller-pressed oils in which no heat or chemicals are added to the extraction process. The structure and efficacy of our macadamia and argan oils are maintained  just as well as in any other extraction process.”

Allergy Concerns

If there is a downside to nut-based products or treatments, it’s only that tree nuts are one of the top eight foods that account for 90 percent of all allergic reactions, according to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE). As a result, you’ll want to make sure to discuss your nut allergies to your beauty professional beforehand. “Consumers with a peanut or tree nut allergy will always want to be cautious when using a product or experiencing a treatment with nuts, as an allergic reaction could occur,” says Fonte. Fortunately, severe reactions are rare, and some nuts pose less of a risk. “Of all the tree nuts, macadamias account for less than five percent of allergic reactions.” Erring on the side of caution, you  should always keep the lines of communication open with your beauty professionals.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Julia Moss Designs

Julia Moss Designs featuring Stormsisters Lips Accessorized
Stormsisters - Allison (l) and Miranda (r) are modeling one of Julia's silver pieces. They sure are pretty, aren't they? (the lippies and the silver!)


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Lipstick Sisters

Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized photo by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine and Alishops
Thanks to Alishops and Mpls. St. Paul Magazine Swag (Ali's Pick) for the lipstick love this week!

"A year after launching a lipstick collection inspired by local women, Twin Cities' beauty entrepreneur Becky Sturm has added five new shades to Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized, and I’ve been lip smacking Miranda ever since".........read more here.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Shop Small Holiday Bash

American Express Small Business Saturday Shop Small Holiday Bash
Join us for a Small Business Saturday Holiday Bash at Minnesota Nice Spice!

Featuring all women-owned businesses with unique products that will make a lasting impression with everyone on your holiday gift list!

Enjoy snacks, mulled cider and cocktails, complimentary samples, and exclusive items only available at this event.

Featured businesses include:

Minnesota Nice Spice, MN Nice Spa Essentials,  Kilkenney Kitchen, Annona Gourmet, Arza Jewelry, and Interact Center.

HOURS:  11-5

WHEN: Saturday, November 28, 2015 from 11-5

WHERE: Minnesota Nice Spice - 43 SE Main St. (Riverplace). Suite 134. Minneapolis 55414

Monday, November 9, 2015

2nd Annual MSCF Holiday Boutique

MSCF Holiday Boutique
We are honored to be a part of this holiday boutique - raising funds for the The Mount Sinai Community Foundation

When: Sunday, November 15th from 11-3

Where: Sabes JCC
4330 Cedar Lake Rd S, Minneapolis, 55416

The MSCF gives financial support for initiatives that improve health and well-being and/or provide medical care, in the Jewish and larger communities, to honor the history and legacy of the Mount Sinai Hospital.

Join us and these fine makers for an afternoon of holiday shopping and socializing:

Julia Moss Designs, Thumbs Cookies, Isadore Nut Company, Goldfine Jewelry (formally SBG Designs), Thirty-One Gifts by Deb Wieberdink, Jamberry Nails, Bella Nava Creations, Wowee Wear, and Senn & Sons.

You may also purchase raffle tickets for items from each vendor (each item or basket has a minimum $50 value) - 100% of the proceeds going to MSCF.