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Showing posts from March, 2010

Egg Surprise

Beginning Thursday, April 1st at 10 AM, stop by StormSister Spatique and pick up an egg. No purchase necessary. Inside each egg is a certificate worth anywhere from 20-50% off your next shopping experience. You may use your certificate at anytime. While supplies last. StormSister Spatique will be closed on Easter Sunday.

Beauty Bag

Thanks to Elizabeth Dehn for including StormSister Spatique in the April edition of Minnesota Monthly Magazine on local beauty brand, NONTOXIQUE . (scroll to middle of the page, to Beauty Bag.)

Shave Cream Mini

I just received 15 ML sizes of the Phytoceane Homme Shave Cream . It had been previously only available in the larger 150 ML size. This new size is perfect for your Dopp kits, gentlemen. The cream consistency is such a fresh concept from all of the tired foams dominating the market.

Sheila Goes to Washington, recap

Sheila Mossberg , CEO and founder of NONTOXIQUE went to DC to testify before Congress earlier this week. The following information is from two emails I received from her this morning. They have been reprinted with her permission (thanks Sheila). Yesterday started with breakfast at the Fairfax on Embassy row ( cha - ching ) and we listened to Charlie Cook, the Publisher of the Cook Political Report . He is a political analyst for NBC News and is the guy on the Hill when it comes to elections and political trends. He was very interesting to listen to and get to do Q & A with after. A really funny guy and right to the point which I like. He talked about the current state of politics re the democratic party and the republican party and recapped some major events for both sides that has really positioned them as the not so favorable party for the time etc. He talked about the new health care bill that was signed Tuesday and is still going through reconcilia

Good Hair Food

Salmon for omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamin B-12, and iron. It's loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and is a high quality protein source. It is also filled with vitamin B-12 and iron. Dark green vegetables for vitamins A and C - spinach, broccoli and Swiss chard. They're a great source of Vitamins A and C and will do wonders for your hair. Your body needs Vitamins A and C in order to produce sebum. Whole Grains will do wonders for your hair. Oysters contain a powerful antioxidant – zinc, which your hair craves. Low-Fat Dairy Products including yogurt and skim milk and are great sources of calcium . They contain casein and whey, which are two high-quality protein sources. Carrots are great for your hair as they contain Vitamin A and promote a healthy scalp . For hair that shines, chomp into some carrots! Beef. Try eating red meet two times a week in order to improve the health of your hair. It not only holds the protein your hair needs, but it also contains zinc, ir

Dayna Devon Reveals

TV Host Dayna Devon Reveals Her Nips and Tucks An excerpt from Stylist by Marissa Gold Spending ten years interviewing the world's biggest celebrities on "Extra" taught Dayna Devon a thing or two. The Texas-born TV host moved to Hollywood for her Extra gig, and her easy-going personality and star-quality looks earned her much success. Not to mention the affection of a plastic surgeon, Dr. Brent Moelleken , whom Devon ended up marrying. "He introduced me to fillers " (link to StormSister's favorite) said Devon who is a spokeswoman for a popular wrinkle filler. "I just think it's great that we have these options now," she explained. "I love them!" Devon isn't shy about chatting revealing what she's had done, and doesn't understand why things have to be so hush-hush. "Members of the [Extra] crew would knock on my door and whisper 'I have to ask you a question. What about this? Or this?&

NONTOXIQUE and Congress

NONTOXIQUE CEO and Founder, Sheila Mossberg , is on her way to DC to testify before Congress about the McCain Bill S3002. Sheila believes it is "essentially the beginning of a ban on nutritional supplements in the US." Many are stating McCain is ' revisiting ' this bill. (Thank you, Mr. McCain.) I agree with Sheila and her desire to address Congress on this matter. She is doing something. Not simply bitching about it. I highly respect that. I received the following email from her this afternoon: I am going to share my story of cosmetic toxicity with congress and express how important nutritional supplements were in getting my body detoxed and well. Wellness is a huge part of our industry as you know the increase in spa services and even naturopathic doctors or chiropractors supports that. I am going to voice my concerns as it relates to my experience and how important it is to make sure bills like this never see the day of light because they infringe

World's Best Spas

Carrie Coolidge of The Luxist Awards recently compiled this list of the world's best spas. MY favorites are as follows: Best Day Spa: The Spa at The Grand del Mar Best Green Spa: Truly, any of the Green Spas listed in the article are worthy of the name "best". Best Extended Stay Spa: Canyon Ranch Best Men's Spa: Nickel Spa Best International Spa: Let's be real here, any of these are wonderful, though, I am most familiar with Tabacón Resort. Enjoy.....even if you simply read about them ;o)


Don't forget to stop by StormSister Spatique on Wednesday, March 17 th and grab a goody out of our garden (window boxes). Each gift bag includes beauty samples, treats and a certificate for 20% to 50% off your next shopping experience! The fun starts at 10 AM. Get 'em while they last!

INtelligent Nutrients Hand Sanitizer

IN is a little tardy to the piggy fever party. But they make a grand entrance anyway into the hand sanitizer festival with Hand Purifier . Those nasty Triclosan laden hand sanitizers are still on most office desks and counters across America. As well as many hand bags and back packs. Now you can kill germs and do it in a nontoxic manner without zapping every ounce of moisture from your digits. Do yourself a favor and replace that sanitizer, with this one. Mmmmm, and the peppermint is heavenly.

Hairdresser Humor

Thanks Beverly S. A guy stuck his head into a barbershop and asked, "How long before I can get a haircut?" The barber looked around the shop full of customers and said, "About 2 hours." The guy left. A few days later, the same guy stuck his head in the door and asked, "How long before I can get a haircut?" The barber looked around at the shop and said, "About 3 hours." The guy left. A week later, the same guy stuck his head in the shop and asked, "How long before I can get a haircut? The "barber looked around the shop and said, "About an hour and a half." The guy left. The barber turned to his friend and said, "Hey, Bob, do me a favor. Follow that guy and see where he goes. He keeps asking how long he has to wait for a haircut, but then he doesn't ever come back." A little while later, Bob returned to the shop, laughing hysterically. The barber asked, "So, where does that guy go when he leaves?" Bob l

L-Lysine for your L-Lips

I'm prone to cold sores and I've tried everything, short of a prescription. I believe I have found the remedy! At least for me and a handful of other folks I have shared my secret with. As you know, herpes is forever. So, all we can do is manage the breakouts. The following remedy keeps them from exploding their crazy all over your lips. The trick is always being prepared and to catch said eruption in time. What does "being prepared" mean? It means that you need to have these two items within arms reach as soon as you feel that familiar itch/tingle. I keep both in my handbag. If you're a man and don't fancy a man bag, keep these at work and at home. 1000 mg of L-Lysine . L-Lysine is an amino acid that is found in many foods. I get mine from my local supplement store. Herpecin-L - This is a lip balm that I pick up from my local drug store. As soon as I feel that tingle/itch, I immediately apply the balm. There is something to be said about catching the monst

Have I heard it all, yet?

This excerpt was taken from Parade - Personality Parade. Tricks of Pageantry Q) Is it true that many Miss America contestants spray their bodies with hairspray to keep from jiggling and with WD -40 to keep their gowns from sticking to certain areas?--David Evans, Los Angeles, Calif. A) Too true. The TLC special Miss America: Behind the Curtain made these shocking revelations, and this year's winner, Caressa Cameron, 22--a former Miss Virginia and the eighth African-American to take the crown--didn't mind a bit. "I was really excited about the show," she tells us. "It was good for people to know that there are little tricks of the trade that make sure we look our best. WD -40 is absolutely awesome." Oh Caressa, Caressa, Caressa. "It was good for people to know...?!" What, that you're all idiots? "Tricks of the trade." I LOVE tricks of the trade! But, they were once just considered a dab of hemorrhoid cream for puffy eyes or som

NONTOXIQUE March Madness

PURCHASE A NONTOXIQUE HAND CREME AND SERUM DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH AND RECEIVE A   HAND CLEANSER FREE! This offer is for storefront and phone orders only. Not available online. The following info is an excerpt from the NONTOXIQUE blog . This time of year we may notice that our bodies are more dry and for some of us, we even have small patches of dry skin or cracked skin that seems more prevalent in one area or one part of the body than others.  The hands are one such place for this and often times, irritant dermatitis seems to be the culprit for a few short but sometimes painful months. I cannot stress enough how damaging and sensitizing synthetic chemicals are for your skin and even more so, how toxic they are for your health.  I have listed several types of eczema / dermatitis to help you figure out what your problematic skin might be from and what it may be telling you. I refer to March as the winter month of madness when it comes to my skin bec