Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Costa Rica Body Water

Phytoceane Costa Rica Moisturizing Body Water
AWAKEN THE SKIN. AWAKEN YOUR ADVENTURE.

Enjoy a splash of moisture with an exotic scent. For glowing skin, try Phytocéane’s NEW Costa Rica Moisturizing Body Water.

Spray over the body to enjoy a splash of moisture and an exotic fragrance.

Inspired by the beauty and adventure of Costa Rica. This lightweight body tonic has an aromatic blend of fruits including peach, apple, melon and pineapple blended with jasmine, cedar and musk. Formulated with Phytocéane’s emblematic ingredient, jania, a red vegetal coral renowned for its incredible ability to bind trace elements and minerals found in sea water and hydrate the skin and an energizing extract from guava, COSTA RICA Moisturizing Body Water is a moisturizing solution for all seasons.

Friday, June 30, 2017

New PureLuxe

INtelligent Nutrients PureLuxe Hair Care Regimen
Introducing the New and Improved INtelligent Nutrients PureLuxe Regimen

New look. New formula. New proven clinical results!
REGIMEN FOR DRY & DAMAGED HAIR

REPAIR. STRENGTHEN. SHINE & UNFRIZZ.

Lightweight, deeply hydrating and strengthening
New plant bioactives for improved efficacy and performance
100% organic essential oil aroma
Perfect for highly textured, dry or damaged hair

PureLuxe Replenishing Shampoo:

For dry damaged hair

Extremely nourishing, harsh chemical sulfate-free aloe based shampoo with rich emollients and protein rebuilds from the inside out. Silky oils help soften and smooth the cuticle. It’s deeply hydrating yet light.

Proven plant actives mean great hair for you and the earth. Free of parabens, harsh sulfates, quats and chatoinics, silicones, and synthetic fragrance.

42% shinier
29% stronger
21% improved combability
10% reduction in frizz**
Luscious new formula features highlight notes of bergamot, geranium, lavender and orange

PureLuxe Replenishing Conditioner:

Silicone-free and intensely luxurious conditioning treatment with plant protein helps strengthen and mend: 29% increase in strength* 11% stronger than virgin hair*

*BASED ON LAB AND CLINICAL STUDIES. AFTER 5 APPLICATIONS RESULTS MAY VARY.

PureLuxe Replenishing Leave-In Conditioner:

Silky, lightweight cream softens, smoothes and improves combability
Helps reduce from future breakage and protect from heat-styling
42% improvement in shine*
21% improvement in combability*
10% reduction in frizz**

*BASED ON LAB AND CLINICAL STUDIES. **75% humidity chamber for 4 hours.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Stay Frizz-Free Forever

Controlled Chaos5 Ways to Stay Frizz-Free Forever:

Curl types vary, but if there’s one struggle all girls face, it’s frizz. Luckily, the folks at Controlled Chaos have unlocked the secret to banishing frizz once and for all with the revolutionary Controlled Chaos Curl Crème. When applied correctly, it’s all you need to win this game for good. Keep reading for five ways to embrace your new frizz-free lifestyle.

1. Moisturize like you mean it! Thirsty hair = frizzy hair.
2. Apply Curl Crème to soaking wet hair and blot gently with a microfiber towel or even a plain cotton t-shirt.
3. Keep your hands to yourself! Brushing or touching your hair while it’s drying can trigger a frizz fiasco.
4. Air dry if possible, or blow dry sparingly with a diffuser (never without!).
5. Once dry, flip your hair upside down and gently scrunch your curls to encourage softness and volume. (We like to do this step with just a small dab of Controlled Chaos on our hands!)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Time Control Cream

Vie Collection Time Control Deep Wrinkles Firming EGF Cream
VIE Collection extends its TIME CONTROL anti-aging expertise to skin slackening.

TIME CONTROL Deep Wrinkles Firming EGF Cream draws its inspiration from redensifying EGF* to combat deep wrinkles, devitalization, loss of elasticity, loss of volume and sagging facial contours.
EGFs are proteins that are naturally present in the skin and are able to boost cell growth capability and regeneration by initiating the synthesis of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. With age, the concentration of EGFs in the body decreases and signs of aging appear: devitalized skin, deep wrinkles and slackening of tissues.

VIE Collection visibly reverses all signs of skin slackening with TIME CONTROL Deep Wrinkles - Firming EGF Cream.

*Epidermal Growth Factors.

EGFs:
Considered the most powerful cosmetic active ingredient for reversing the biological signs of aging, EGFs are naturally present
in the skin.

MODE OF ACTION OF EGFs:
- Produced when the body activates tissue repair following a skin "wound"
- Act as intercellular messengers by binding to target receptors
- Transmit instructions for growth, multiplication and regeneration to cells

RESULTS:
Cell activity is accelerated and skin regeneration is set in motion again.
As the number of EGFs decreases with age, the skin is less protected against skin aging: cell degeneration, deep wrinkles, skin slackening, and emaciation of the tissues occurs.
Obtained by chemical synthesis, the EGF-like peptide has the same molecular structure as EGF. It is attracted to EGF receptors and thus strongly activates cell division. Cell regeneration is thus faster and more effective.

Use morning and evening on face and neck. Use in conjunction with Time Control Deep Wrinkles EGF Serum for added benefit.

ANTI-WRINKLE EFFECT
▶︎ SCIENTIFICALLY MEASURED
Reduction of up to -18%*.

▶︎ NOTED VISUALLY
Skin is smoothed with reduced wrinkles for more than 7 out of 10 women**.
LIFTING AND RESHAPING EFFECT
▶︎ SCIENTIFICALLY MEASURED
Reduction in volume of ptosis by up to - 28%***.

NOTED VISUALLY BY MORE THAN 7 OUT OF 10 WOMEN**
- Skin is more toned
- The skin regains support and elasticity
- The skin is visibly firmer
* Measurement of the smoothing and anti-wrinkle effect. Instrumental test on 21 volunteers, after twice daily use. Average value obtained on 13 out of 21 volunteers. Overall result -7%. 3D illustrations and macrophotography of one of the best results. **Satisfaction test on 22 women, twice-daily application for 28 days. ***Measurement of lifting and reshaping effect. Instrumental test on 23 volunteers after twice daily use. Effect measured in 87% of volunteers.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

HAMMS 2017

The HAMMS Event 2017 The HAMMS Event 2017The 5th annual HAMMS Event marketplace is this Saturday, April 29th at the historic City House in St. Paul. 10AM - 5PM.

HAMMS - Help A Minnesota Maker Succeed.

30+ Minnesota makers as well as food and cocktails from Red River Kitchen.

The HAMMS Event takes place on the last day of Fashion Week MN so be sure to check out our MN fashion and accessory makers.

Pick up the perfect gift for Graduation, and Mom and Dad's Day.

We're dog-friendly so bring your pooch along!

Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door - up to $5k of ticket sales are awarded to one lucky MN maker!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

She Was Warned

5"x5" sticker now.
she was warned...nevertheless,she persisted.
When I was 12 my grandmother gave me a refrigerator magnet that stated, "A closed mouth gathers no foot".
I've always been "shushed" or told to "be still", and I have persisted my entire life.

My grandmother loved me. Even if I didn't keep my mouth shut.

Thanks to Brett Hurlbut for the design work. I'll love you always.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Controlled Chaos

Controlled Chaos Curl Creme
Controlled Chaos was created by a hairstylist with curly hair and developed with feedback from hundreds of her beloved curly clients. As if providing the best frizz-fighting, sun-blocking, curl-smoothing product wasn’t enough, the socially-conscious Controlled Chaos Curl Crème is made with organic U.S.-sourced ingredients and packaged in BPA-free bottles. Plus, one percent of all sales benefit the environment through 1% for the Planet.

No more product layering! Controlled Chaos Curl Crème is the ultimate all-in-one curl product. No need for a detangler, primer, mousse, gel, oil, heat protector, SPF, or shine spray... Curl Crème does it all.

ELIMINATES FRIZZ Locking in moisture and blocking out humidity, the Curl Crème soothes curls with organic chamomile, aloe and lavender extracts
ENHANCES CURLS Revolutionary “product memory” allows the hair to be worn up, moved around...even stretched... and it will return to the curl pattern it dried in with no crispy, flaky or greasy feeling
STRENGTHENS AS IT STYLES pH-balanced formula equalizes porosity, provides color protection and repairs damaged hair over time
ADDS INCREDIBLE SHINE All types of curly hair, even color-treated, damaged and porous textures will look shinier and healthier
PROVIDES UV AND HEAT PROTECTION You won’t need to apply additional primers or protectants
HIGHLY CONCENTRATED You’ll need less product over time, with continued use

THREE STEPS TO THE BEST. CURLS. EVER.

1. APPLY Starting with clean, soaking wet hair, apply to areas most likely to frizz. Begin at the ends and work upward toward the scalp, applying very little at the root.

2. STYLE Rake and scrunch large sections to encourage curl formation. If desired, twist face-framing curls around your finger (about one-inch sections, depending on hair density).

3. DRY Air dry or use a diffuser attachment to blow-dry, finishing with cool air. DO NOT touch the hair until it’s 100% dry! Once dry, if your curls look wet or crispy, just scrunch and shake out.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Lowertown Pop Sweepstakes

Win tickets and prizes from some Lowertown Pop MN makers!
Enter here.

Please join us on April 15th at Union Depot from 10-4.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Vie Collection GLYCO 10

Vie Collection GLYCO 10 RESURFACING ACID CONCENTRATE
Vie Collection reasserts its medi-exclusive expertise with GLYCO 10 RESURFACING ACID CONCENTRATE, the at-home resurfacing peel for a “new skin” effect. Formulated with an ideal concentration of 10% glycolic acid, this peel gently but effectively stimulates cellular renewal for a controlled, progressive resurfacing action without discomfort. Complementary ingredient pyrrolidone carboxylic acid, an acid naturally occurring in the body but lost with age, intensely moisturizes the skin, helping to retain optimal hydration for maintained softness and suppleness. GLYCO 10 is fragrance free and has a serum-like gel consistency which is readily absorbed by the skin for easy application before a regular skin care cream. It may be used alone for instant smoothing effects and progressive resurfacing, or as a preparatory solution before professional peel treatments. Day after day, skin texture is refined, pores are tightened and the complexion appears fresher, smoother and brighter.

Directions for use:
Apply one or two drops to perfectly cleansed face and neck before usual care cream. Apply morning or evening, 1-3x a week. Avoid contact with the eyes. In case of contact, rinse immediately and thoroughly with water. 
Sunburn alert: This product contains an AHA that may increase the skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing and limit sun exposure while using this product and for one week afterwards. If irritation persists, discontinue use and consult a doctor. Tested under dermatological control. Not suitable for sensitive skin.

Key ingredients:

• Glycolic Acid - the smallest, most powerful AHA molecule, able to easily penetrate the skin for effective stimulation of cellular activity. Triggers desquamation of the cells of the upper layer of the epidermis and stimulates collagen and elastin production for accelerated skin cell renewal.
• Pyrrolidone Carboxylic Acid - a moisturizer naturally found in the body but lost with age. Helps retain moisture in the heart of the skin for ultimate softness and suppleness.

Impressive results:

From the First Application

OPTIMUM TOLERANCE
The product does not provoke discomfort: 95%*
Skin does not feel tight: 91%*

IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVENESS
The complexion is fresher: 87%*
Skin is smoother: 81%*

In One Month

EXFOLIATES
Skin is cleansed: 73%**

BRIGHTENS
The complexion is brighter: 83%**

SMOOTHES-REFINES-EVENS
Skin is smoothed: 96%*
Skin texture is refined, pores are tightened: 82%**

REGENERATES
The appearance and quality of the skin are improved: 77%**

*Satisfaction test conducted on 22 women, 30 minutes after the first application. ** Satisfaction test conducted on 22 women after 2 to 3 applications per week for 28 days. For professional use only.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Wrinkle Dimension

Vie Collection Wrinkle Dimension
New from Vie Collection: Wrinkle Dimension.

Vie Collection affirms its anti-aging expertise by drawing inspiration from hyaluronic acid injections with WRINKLE DIMENSION Hyaluronic Acid Concentrate.
This semi-fluid, half-lotion serum brings together a trio of hyaluronic acid, the benchmark molecule approved by dermatologists and used in optimum concentrations to effectively act on crepey and wrinkled skin. Hyaluronic acid helps to maintain optimum levels of hydration within the skin by trapping water in deep layers, in the same way as a sponge, strengthening skin cohesion and increasing firmness. Over time, hyaluronic acid contained in the body decreases by half, making WRINKLE DIMENSION an appropriate year-round solution to provide maturing and wrinkled skin with a perfect supply of hyaluronic acid for an instantly rejuvenating effect.

Directions for use: apply several drops before face cream, morning and evening.

Key ingredients:

•Hyaluronic Acid Trio:
Encapsulated High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid - deep wrinkles are filled and hollow areas are volumized thanks to the strategic shape and controlled release of ingredient.
Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid - small molecules of hyaluronic acid penetrate skin layers, swell on contact with water and accumulate to fill fine lines, smoothing surface wrinkles.
High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid - plays a vital role in regulating skin hydration thanks to its strong water-retaining power. Skin is moisturized and transepidermal water loss is stopped.

Vie Collection at a glance:
As a cosmeceutical expert in the spa industry, Vie Collection is a high performance, high-end skin care line focused on bridging the gap between traditional cosmetics and esthetic medicine. They are one of few spa brands with their own laboratory which allows them to always be on the cutting-edge of scientific progress in cosmetics. They offer in-spa solutions for the spa-savvy client that seeks medical results but prefers the use of topical products. Vie Collection has targeted, non-invasive and clinically proven alternatives and complements to the top five cosmetic medicine procedures available today. With the partnership of a prestigious French esthetic doctor, Vie Collection brings expertise, authenticity and real results in the form of expert formulations and treatments, from the finest ingredients.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Controlled Chaos Curl Creme Giveaway

Controlled Chaos Curl Creme
WIN! Calling all Curly Girls! Head on over to our Facebook page and tell us what you use. We're giving away a full-sized bottle!

Controlled Chaos is unlike any other curl product, leaving curls soft, shiny and frizz-free without feeling and looking crispy or oily.

All-In-One: Curl Creme replaces the most commonly 'cocktailed' curl products: detangler, leave-in, curl definer, heat/UV protectant and shine spray.

Controlled Chaos is formulated with organic botanicals and is gluten, paraben and sulfate-free. Packaging is BPA-free.

The Curl Creme is revolutionizing the concept of 'product memory'.   Once dry, the hair can be worn up, moved around-even stretched-and it will return to it's gorgeous looking state.  This part is completely unheard of in the category.
Curl Creme works to repair hair over time, equalizing porosity, adding moisture, softening and conditioning.  This will improve color-processed, damaged and porous textures with continued use.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Makeup Safety

Beauty Product Safety
If you have been following us for the last 12 years you know how much we talk about ingredients in beauty and grooming products. We're pretty disappointed that we still have to talk about it in regard to beauty products manufactured in the USA (European, Canadian and Japanese products are so much "cleaner").

The Johnson & Johnson verdict on talc is a shining example of the overhaul that needs to take place in the beauty industry.

Use this graph to make some changes in your grooming product regimen - we understand that this information may be daunting and we suggest that you make changes slowly. As you finish a product, replace it with a healthier alternative. Baby steps.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Fountain Of 30

Thanks to Fountain Of 30 for the lippie love  - Best Organic Lip Balms.

Our Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized Amy lippie is featured. #9

Pucker up!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Atelier957

Atelier 957
Atelier957 loves the Mpls/StP fashion community! They want to foster relationships, and well...they want to get to know you better! They would love to put a face with a name (or Instagram feed) and know you personally. And they think a party is the perfect way to do it!

If you adore Iris Apfel. If your closet if 80%+ black. If you've ever attended an event at MIA. If you regularly change your outfit 3+ times in one day. If you read "make it work" and hear Tim Gunn's voice in your head. If you've ever used the hashtag #ootd. If you like supporting other women in our community. You're their kind of people!

Please join us in their Grand Ave house for an after-hours shopping event (with a juicy, exclusive discount for you!) This will be low-key. You can chat with your peers & friends, drink or just shop while you enjoy:

- NEW SPRING ITEMS (and lots of winter sale items we're ready to get rid of) from Atelier957
- FRAMES Pop-Up from Specs Optical
- LIPSTICK, MAKEUP & BEAUTY NECESSITIES from us!
- COCKTAILS from Norseman Distillery
- NIBBLES from a favorite foodie spot

They want to be your "go-to" when you need unique pieces for a shoot, are shopping for a high profile client or want to make a bold statement yourself! They would truly to love to get to know you, have a little fun on a Wednesday night and show you what they have to offer for your styling needs!

Please let us know if you'll be joining us.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Hygge

3waybeauty Wicked candles
Our Wicked lotion candle maker was interviewed by the Pioneer Press on the Danish practice of hygge.

Pronunciation and explanation.

Our 3waybeauty Wicked candles are perfect for the practice of hygge, as you will not only enjoy the flickering ambiance and delectable aroma of our essential oil blended candles, but you may rub the warmed GMO-free soy into your skin as a wonderful winter body moisturizer.
Better yet, after 85+ hours of hygge-time, run that used-up Wicked candle glass through the dishwasher and pour yourself a glass of wine, light another Wicked candle, and continue to sip and snuggle winter away in optimum hygge style.

Salut.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Fleur's BOGO and Golden Body Scrub

Fleur's Magnolia Water
Purchase a Fleur's Magnolia Water and receive a complementary Cotton Flower Cleansing Milk. OR buy a Cotton Flower Cleansing Milk and receive a complementary Magnolia Water.
This offer expires February 28th or while supplies last.

MAGNOLIA WATER Micellar Toning Cleanser - Removes makeup, tones and moisturizes the skin in one easy step. Micelles trap makeup and impurities without irritating the skin. Refreshing floral scent and paraben-free formula.

We love this as a toner and dispense from an atomizer.
Fleur's Cotton Flower Cleansing Milk

Cotton Flower Cleansing Milk leaves all skin types clean and soft. Gently eliminates makeup and impurities. Softens the skin and preserves the hydrolipidic film using natural, floral extracts.
Fleur's Body Scrub with Gold Peptides
Fleur’s Body Scrub with Gold Peptides eliminates impurities and dead skin cells.
Formulated with a light, white gardenia fragrance, this silky scrub not only exfoliates, but also works as an antioxidant.
Designed to protect skin’s stem cells, this scrub features Lifting Floral Bouquet, a blend of four rare flowers that act in
synergy to firm the skin by stimulating collagen synthesis. This innovative bouquet works with gold peptide technology to
precisely target certain skin cells to improve elasticity. Gold Peptides ensure excellent diffusion of the bouquet to targeted
fibroblasts within the skin, stimulating collagen production and skin replenishment. This body scrub embraces the soft, silky textures of flowers to provide a complete sensory experience.

Key ingredients:

• Lifting Floral Bouquet - four rare flowers selected to act in synergy, blended in precise proportions. • Edelweiss Stem Cells - also known as “Lion’s Foot,” rare plant with star-shaped blossoms, grows at high altitudes. Antioxidant properties, as it has developed defensive mechanisms to survive in extreme environments. Use of stem cells concentrated into active components to preserve the skin’s youthfulness.
• Indula - Mediterranean plant with yellow flowers, secretes a resin to protect itself from UV radiation. Acts as an antioxidant and maintains skin integrity, promoting suppleness and elasticity.
• Spilanthes Acmella Buds - African flower also used as a condiment (peppery flavor). Provides an instant smoothing effect, and long-term firming effect.
• Passion Flower Oil - spectacularly scented flower. Improves skin elasticity and moisturizes and softens the skin.
• Gold Peptides - precisely targets certain skin cells. Optimizes collagen production for firmer, smoother skin.
• Apricot Kernel Powder - eliminates impurities and dead skin cells, restores skin radiance. 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Doggie Depot 2017

Doggie Depot at Union Depot
This pup-friendly event is back for year two and we're excited to be a part of it!

When + Where: Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10 am – 1 pm in the gorgeous Waiting Room at Union Depot in St. Paul.

You can find our popular Doggystyle dog shampoo bar at the Sidewalk Dog booth this year (sorry we won't see your perty faces, we'll be out of town. So, those cool kids at Sidewalk Dog will be hawking our dog shampoo bar for us.). They'll have lots of goodies for pooches and their parents so stop by and meet the Sidewalk Dog folks. They are a "must" resource for every dog-owner in MN.

Does your pooch have what it takes to be Saint Paul Winter Carnival royalty? If so, enter here.