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I Heart KCC

I heart KINKY-CURLY CUSTARD...never used anything like it........I've been experimenting with it and I really like putting it on in sections(like the jar says, duh) when it's dripping wet.....LOVE IT!
Jill G. - Eagan, MN

Equavie Exfoliant

Finally, an excellent ORGANIC exfoliant!

Whatever organic skincare line you are using, this is a lovely addition.
Works beautifully with the INtelligent Nutrients skincare line.

Certified organic by ECOCERT.

Ingredients :
Buriti oil: this oil is derived from the fruit of the tropical Buriti palm tree. Rich in carotenoids (betacarotene), it is an excellent antioxidant and revives the radiance of the complexion. Also rich in fatty acids, it leaves the skin soft and supple.
Kaolin: this gentle clay has purifying and detoxifying properties. It is also an excellent cellular
renovator due to its micro-exfoliating and remineralizing effect.
Enzymatic exfoliant:
Papain: derived from papaya, the ultimate tropical fruit, papain is an enzyme with proteolytic
action, i.e. it digests proteins. It thus gently eliminates dead cells and impurities. The complexion is even and radiant.
Mechanical exfoliants:
Silica powder: hard and transparent mineral particles that provide effective exfoliation.
Jojoba wax microbe…

More KC Feedback

Hi Becky,

I met you about a week ago and bought a jar of the Kinky-Curly Curling Custard. I like the product but it is a little hard to use because of its gel texture. It reminds me of Curl Activator I use to use in the 80’s, but I like it for my hair.

My 3 year old daughter has naturally curly hair and the texture of it is fine and the custard flaked up in her hair but I was told that I was using it wrong and too much and to use it with Knot Today. I need to come in a buy some of the Knot Today for her hair.

Over all I think it is a wonderful product and I would buy it again. However just for variety Miss Jessie’s would be an alternative(I know how you feel about the ingredients) However, a great product when it comes to moisturizing. It was fun meeting you and I really like your store.

Sincerely,

Leah F. - Twin Cities

-- StormSisterSpatique will not be carrying Miss Jessies.
-- Yes, if you experience flaking, you have used too much of the Curling Custard. Cut back by 1/2 and feel fr…

Tax Day.....ugh

I hate April 15th.
I'm certain every small business does. Unlike the Big Corporate Welfare Giants, no bailout for we little girls. So, off to the post office to drop that fat check in the mail.....

The plus side, and one must always have a half-full glass of vino, is you can come in today and get 25% off your entire purchase. Hey, you're getting a deal and you're helping me pay my big fat tax bill!

If you're shopping online, enter TAXES upon checkout and your order will automatically tally the discount.
If you're shopping in the store, mention this blog post.

Yippy! ugh.

Kinky-Curly Feedback

Hi Becky,
My name is Iris, I stopped in your shop about 1 wk ago and bought the kinky curlyproduct line. I just wanted to let you know that i really like it. I have thick coarse curly hair, that is often dry. the product defines my curls very nicely, i have gotten lots of compliments on my hair and have been spreading the word about kinky curly. i'll probably be back soon to get more of the leave in conditioner!

Iris - Twin Cities

I have heard a rumor that a curly-haired journalist from a local publication, is working on a story about curly hair and products for it. She is testing a lot of product and Kinky-Curly is supposedly her favorite so far.
More info about this later this summer :o)

SPF and Vitamin D

I Googled "wrinkled, tan skin" and this photo was listed on the first search page. Since I own a Shar Pei and they are the cutest dogs EVER, I just had to keep it. So, here's to you, Boone.

Note, wrinkly tan skin is cute on puppies, not on humans.

For years, we skincare people and doctors, etc., have been preaching that sunbathing is bad. There is still entirely too much of it going on, if you ask me, and sun worshippers are not wearing enough sunscreen.

Well, all of the doom and gloom has created a whole group, and not the group that was/is abusing the sun, that wears sunscreen all of the time. I wonder if they are sleeping in it.
It has gone to such an extreme for some people that there has been a surge of Vitamin D deficiency as of late.

I get people in the store or who email me with their sunscreen questions all of the time. They are getting conflicting feedback from every angle. Hey, I get it. And then here I am with my two-cents. Oy!

I received a "tweet" today…

Becky and Meeg spout off

The IN Skin Care just arrived! All orders going out today!

Meghan and I have a lot to say about the INtelligent Nutrients Skin Care- sorry if you are getting bored with so many posts about it, but this is important stuff!

Here is what Meeg has to say:
I am trying really hard to fall in love with them. The Cleanser – I am troubled by the color and smell – they don’t rock my world. The scent stays with you and I am neither “for or against” it– BUT what I did notice is it makes my skin feel really soft and it cleanses well – even takes off the mascara well, stings the eyes just a bit tho! I also noticed that small breakouts seemed gone the next morning – so I LOVED that about the formulation. The moisturizer seemed really thin and doesn’t seem to absorb tremendously well, but again, the after effects were great! Felt really smooth and soft! I would hesitate to use the serum during the day hours – it feels really heavy – almost like olive oil that you would dip bread into! Haha! But for ni…

Bunny Eggs

StormSisterSpatique is having an Easter egg hunt on Sunday!

Stop by from 10-2 and pick one egg out of the StormSisterSpatique garden.

Inside each egg is a discount ranging from 20-50% off of your entire purchase. You may use it immediately or bring it in at a later date.
You may use your certificate on regular, sale or clearance priced items as well.

Bring in a friend and they may share in your spoils or grab an egg for themselves.

Whether you have time to shop or not, pop in for some yummies too.

No-poo Movement

It's nice to hear that this is now a "movement".I'm telling ya folks, "lather, rinse, repeat" and "daily shampoo" are all slogans used by shampoo manufacturers to get you to use more shampoo.You're gonna just love your hair when you stop shampooing so often. I promise.
Save money and your HAIR.
Your colors and perms will last longer and perform better.Here is a good trick to try to wean yourself off of shampooing daily or stretching out your shampooing routine.
Determine how often you shampoo. If it is every day, rinse that second day, instead of shampooing. Then, add 1/2 of the styling product you used the previous day.
Adjust your shampoo schedule by adding a day of rinsing on that shampoo day, instead.
Add a day of rinsing after each shampoo cycle to find out how long you can really go between shampoos.There is another form of "shampooing" that we seasoned no-pooers in the Poo Movement do. We do a "shampoo" with our condition…

No Brazilians in New Jersey

As you probably have heard New Jersey is looking to ban Brazilian bikini waxing.
I guess there are a couple of women who have gotten pretty bad infections.
I was watching Chelsey Lately(love Chelsey Handler!)the other night and she said something to the effect that it "wasn't the wax that gave the women the infection . " (wink, wink)
Though that may be true, I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt. I've been doing bikini and Brazilianwaxing for about 12 years - no, I am not taking any new clients. And the biggest faux pas in waxing is double-dipping the waxing spatulas. I have spoken out about this a million times and I am CERTAIN this is the issue here. DO NOT go to anyone who reuses their waxing sticks. I don't mean reusing their waxing sticks on different clients, but reusing each of the waxing sticks during your visit. Think about it - you wouldn't appreciate it if someone double dipped their chip or a carrot stick in the dip while you were at a party, ri…