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Showing posts from February, 2011


Although doctors have recently stated that teenagers should be barred from tanning salons, I believe they should be banned all together. Please, if they are not good for teenagers, they're not good for anyone. ________________ Teenagers should be barred from tanning salons to help prevent them from getting skin cancer, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Newsy video . The country's largest group of pediatric doctors warned today that spending time in the tanning salon greatly increases the chances of getting melanoma, the most aggressive and deadly type of skin cancer. According to the group, melanoma is the second leading type of cancer among women in their 20s. The new policy makes the American Academy of Pediatrics the latest medical group to campaign for increased regulation of tanning salons. In 2009, the World Health Organization classified tanning as a carcinogen and has also lobbied to bar teens from the popular practice. The American Medical Associa

D.I.Y Reflexolgy

Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP had a great article on at-home Reflexology treatment this week. (But, when you really want to treat yourself at a spa, please schedule a Reflexology treatment. I think it is one of my all-time favorite spa services.) Reflexology is defined in Webster’s Dictionary as "a system of massage used to relieve tension and treat illness, based on the theory that there are reflex points on the feet, hands and head linked to every part of the body." I was curious if we could get access to some at-home reflexology know-how for treating loved ones or even ourselves. Chantel C. Lucier, from NYC's beloved Angel Feet shares some of her vast knowledge on the subject below. Love, gp Chantel’s tips for curative foot care at home: There are a few reflexology points I find particularly effective for myself and in my reflexology practice. While my partner is not a reflexologist, if I am experiencing a headache,

Male Model Call

It isn't necessary to be a professional. 2 males needed. One dark complected male (no particular ethnicity, but dark skin is mandatory. No tanning). One white male (no tanning). Ages of models 25-35. Models must have a good physique. $25 per hour and complimentary grooming product upon completion of each event. Needed for a 3-hour store event & product demo and/or a 1-hour private party and product launch demo. Dates: April 1st. 8PM in Saint Paul - 1 hour event May 19th. 6-9 PM in Edina - 3 hour event Please send me an email with contact info & full body photo. If you're a match, I will contact you with details. becky(at)stormsister(dot)biz

Come Clean

Kinky-Curly Come Clean Shampoo now has a new and improved formula. The United States Geological Survey states that 85% of homes in this country have hard water. Hard water can build up in the hair shaft and not only cause dry, brittle hair, but prevent your conditioners and styling products from working as they should. KC had added a new ingredient to combat hard water issues called Phytic Acid . Phytic Acid is an all natural replacement for EDTA and is derived from corn and soy. It softens the water by chelating (removing) hard water trace minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and iron. Come Clean Shampoo now rinses better, foams better, and will remove hard water mineral build-up in the hair. It will leave your hair shiny and clean - without drying it out.

Herbal Escape

excerpt from American Spa Magazine . by: Jessica Lyons Ease your daily stresses with calming herbs. As winter wind and snow desiccates the skin—and, sometimes, the soul—most of us long for a soothing escape, be it lounging on a tropical beach or soaking in a tub , inhaling relaxing scents of calendula, chamomile , lavender , or valerian. Calming herbs do more than smell good, however, they offer medicinal benefits, as well. Lavender has been used since ancient times as a remedy for insomnia, anxiety, depression, and fatigue. Scientific research has confirmed that the herb produces a calming and slightly sedative effect when its scent is inhaled. Chamomile , also used to soothe frayed nerves, helps relax muscle contractions and treat skin conditions. Studies have shown that it has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties, too. Calendula—or marigold—petals contain high-amounts of flavonoids, which are plant-based antioxidants that protect against cell-damaging

Hotel Soap

What to Do With Hotel Soap This actually reminded me of the Letters from A Nut series by Ted L. Nancy. HIsterical.

Rave Reviews

Excerpt from the NONTOXIQUE blog This year red carpet beauties gave NONTOXIQUE eco-luxe hand and nail care products rave reviews and two green thumbs up! A new favorite with Hollywood’s Green Nail Stylist Jenna Hipp. Comments from the red carpet beauties: “Can I get a gallon of that to slather over my whole body?” “So luxurious! I feel like I’m at a spa!” The NONTOXIQUE Serum and Nail & Cuticle Balm were used to pamper hands and nails with rich age-defying fruit and plant nutrition, leaving stars ready to hit the Awards and after parties with hydration and a sexy glow that would last the night. “Mmmm, that smells so delicious what is it? It feels so nice!”

Save the Dates!

March 28th begins a month of fun as we launch our very own product. Every Monday, for four weeks, check out StormSister Spatique .  The big reveal is on April 18th. And, our launch party will take place May 19th at the COOLEST boutique in the Twin Cites.You won't want to miss it. Isn't beauty fun? More info soon.

IQ Meet IN

IN gets some love on Milkshake . Intelligent Nutrients is the smartest way we know to take care of yourself.  The mastermind behind Intelligent Nutrients  is Horst M. Rechelbacher. Horst is an active environmentalist who changed the world of beauty. He founded the Aveda Corporation, a global plant-based cosmetic company, and revolutionized the industry. After selling Aveda to Estee Lauder. He created Intelligent Nutrients, a certified organic health and beauty company, to live to the highest standards of 100% food-based, safe, non-toxic and organic ingredients with leading scientists and physicians. Intelligent Nutrients certified organic ingredients are actually grown at Rechelbacher’s farm in Wisconsin. All products are manufactured with 100% renewable energy and product testing is cruelty free. This inspiring company produces affordable products for the whole body: soothing anti aging potions , conditioning hair products , and plant sourced aromatics . Intelligent