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Showing posts from January, 2011

Unusual Beauty Tips

An excerpt from Unusual Tips for Beauty by Marquette Heaven. Who doesn't like to find out a new way to use something that they probably already have on hand in their home? "Take a soft or medium hardness toothbrush, glob on a bit of toothpaste (preferably the pasty white kind with baking soda,) and start brushing your nails . Scrubbing with toothpaste will help remove yellowing, restore shine, and get rid of stains." J. "Avocados can be used as a mask that can be put on your face for 25 minutes. Using avocados as a face mask will make your skin softer. They can also be used as a hair mask to make hair shiny and more manageable." Rachel "I've been using maple syrup (the real stuff, not the artificially flavored kind) as a lip moisturizer for over a year now and the results are GREAT, my lips have never been softer and I barely need to reapply." Jessica "If blackheads are giving you trouble, try switching from harsh cleanse

Bubble Bubble, Toil and Trouble

Yeah, yeah, I know it's "Double Double...." but this isn't Shakespeare's Macbeth, people. This is the StormSister Spatique blog and our product went into production this week. Yippee! .......Fillet of a fenny snake, In the caldron boil and bake; Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting......

Make Love an INtelligent Nutrient

Tell the world you care while showing the planet that it matters, too. Surround children and pets, home and friends, and every loved one or significant other with nurturing Intelligent Nutrients ®. Antioxidant powered anti-aging skin care . Adoring and exotic aromas to cool, calm, purify and refresh. And of course, the daily loving care of their certified organic shampoos, conditioners and styling products. All made with healthy nutrient rich ingredients, free of synthetics, petrochemicals, toxins and artificial fragrances. Make love an intelligent nutrient. Give and get your daily dose today.

StormSister in HD

Having spent so many years behind the chair (you're always looking for models for hair, skin, nail and body care classes) - It was nice to be on the receiving end of a class for a change. My hairdresser, Miranda of Mirabella Studio , is taking some makeup classes at Faces Etc. of MN and asked me to be a model for her HD (high definition) makeup class. Miranda has been in the beauty biz for over 10 years - 4 of them being my stylist ;o)  What she does is truly her passion.  Giving her clients a new cut or color and sharing in their lives over the years is what she loves. She has mastered the art of color, smoothing treatments and hair extensions and now with makeup artistry, she has discovered makeup is not just makeup any lonfwe.  With the introduction of HD comes the need for new technique as well as better products.  She once again has been introduced to a "whole new world" in our fabulous industry and is thrilled to be training to work on film sets, runway s

Baby Lip & Cheek Balm

With winter weather still lingering around us, whether it may be snow, rain or sunshine- this can be an unkind test on baby’s delicate skin. Chilly breezes of mother nature and dry, warm air can leave behind dry-chapped lips, cheeks and hands. Erbaviva Baby Lip and Cheek balm - Made with an all natural blend of organic shea butter , lavender , chamomile and organic oils of jojoba, safflower and calendula; has become a popular staple among many of our Erbaviva babies and friends. Its calming scents of lavender and chamomile provide soothing and comforting protection; while it's base of organic shea butter acts as a moisturizing barrier and natural healing agent.   Packaged in a special wide stick for easy application to baby's lips and cheeks, and easy for little hands to hold. Great for adults as well.   Petroleum Free!   Nearly 100% organic - Organic products are made with ingredients that were grown or pro

Go Bare

John Masters Organics has come out with a new haircare and bodycare range, Bare Unscented , for those who are sensitive to fragrance, even 100% plant-based fragrances such as essential oils. The range contains four fragrance free versions of their best selling products, developed without the scents of essential oils, for the most sensitive of skin. Bare Unscented Shampoo For All Hair Types This fragrance free daily shampoo combines organic extracts of Chamomile and White Tea with Jojoba Oil to gently cleanse and keep hair in optimal condition. Ideal for colour treated hair. Bare Unscented Detangler For All Hair Types This fragrance-free conditioner has a unique blend of Arnica and Calendula extracts combined with Hyaluronic Acid to protect, hydrate and detangle hair. Great for colour treated hair. Bare Unscented Body Wash For All Skin Types All the luxurious lather and cleansing properties of an all-natural body Wash, without the fragrance. A mixture of Milk Thi

I have been a PayPal fan for years, but their fees are getting out of control. I just found out about this new and up-and-coming service, and I wonder if it will be better than PP. Let's hope!

A Remedy for all Seasons

Excerpt from the January 2011 edition of American Spa Magazine by: Heather Mikesell   Help your clients breathe easier this winter with eucalyptus-infused products and treatments. It’s no secret that koalas love eucalyptus trees, and there are plenty of reasons you should, too. Throughout history, the fast-growing tree—most species of which are native to Australia—has been put to good use. Its oil was often a key ingredient of topical ointments used to heal wounds, and its leaves were commonly used in teas to reduce fevers. Today, its clean and refreshing scent makes it popular in a host of products and treatments. Clearing the Air With cold and flu season upon us, many of us are likely to be experiencing sinus congestion. Fortunately, inhaling eucalyptus oil can help remedy that. “It is a fantastic decongestant and generally helps aid healthy breathing,” says Geraldine Howard, president and co-founder of Aromatherapy Associates. “It also has antiviral proper

and.....I'm off!

Like a prom dress. Today is a magical day. MAGICAL. As you know, I have been working on a project for the last year - My very own product. I have never worked so hard in my life or wanted something so badly. I am not being melodramatic. Ok, maybe a bit. Anyhoo, it has happened. My project is funded. and.....I'll be in touch! "When you have come to the edge of all the light you know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things will happen: there will either be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly." Anonymous

2011 French Revolution

Happy Crazy New Year from Crazylibellule and the Poppies Parfums, Paris. There are roll-on perfumes, and then there are solid perfumes with personality—like the Famous Crazysticks by Crazylibellule and the Poppies. Regularly $16. Enjoy them for a short time for $10. Supply is limited. Discount will automatically tally upon checkout. The cult Parisian perfumer is known for its deliciously addicting scent solids encased in pretty lipstick-like tubes. Easy to apply and layer, wear them in private or public, on your neck, around your navel, behind your knee, anywhere and anytime, again and again. Wear one or several,  create your own blend, or add one to your favorite perfume! Create your own revolution in perfume! With its wide range of addictive and accessible scents, the Crazysticks allow you to change fragrances as often as you change outfits.

Nailing Hollywood

Minnesota company, NONTOXIQUE , has nailed Hollywood and the cover of Women's Health! NAILING OLIVIA WILDE :   Jenna Hipp , hired by Health Magazine to paint the nails of their January cover model, uses only earth friendly, paraben free and gluten free products. Because of this, “The magazines are very supportive of the products I use on set.  The beauty editors are always wondering what my new “green” favorites are!”, says Hipp. Because the magazine wants a “fresh, neutral look”, Jenna decided to keep nails simple by painting one coat of super eco-friendly polish, “Shirley Temple Peony“ by PRITI. And don’t forget- good looking nails include more than just your nails!  ”Because of the weather, skin just doesn’t seem to get enough hydration” says Jenna.  ”I wanted to administer an intensive moisture treatment for Olivia that would keep her skin dewey for the entire day.  This included layering NONTOXIQUE  ” Age Reversal Serum ” with “ Daytime Restoration Creme ” a

Petro-free Hair Gel

Is it such a big deal to have a hair gel without petrochemicals? Yes. Synthetics and petros are the easy way to add shine and the resins that help hair hold. IN's organic gums replace the ugly without sacrificing a shred of holding, molding, shining or texture.   INtelligent Nutrients Certified Organic Styling Gel


The following PACKAGING CHANGES are coming in early February from NONTOXIQUE: Daytime Restoration Creme .  --- Is being repackaged into 2 oz bottle w/pump for easy use and travel. For a limited time, price is $15! Herbal Scrub. --- A 4 oz jar is coming, as well as a tube! Though this product range was designed for hands and feet, this scrub has found its way to being one of the best body exfoliants ever designed. For a limited time, price is $16 Conditioning Hand & Nail Cleanser . --- 6 oz bottle with a foaming pump---finally! --- A Travel size will also be be available in 58 ml (approx 2 oz) foamer. Age Reversal Serum.   --- size will stay the same, but a glass dropper will be swapped for the pump, for a more controlled use of product. To celebrate these changes, we're blowing out the old packaging to make room for the new.


Happy New Year, everyone! 2011 is going to be a fantastic year for this Fire Horse , I just know it!