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Showing posts from October, 2011

Transitioners Tips

via Kinky-Curly . Are you ready to go natural? Not ready to do the ‘BIG CHOP’ and cut off all of your relaxed hair just yet? Here are some tips to help you make the transition from relaxed hair to a full head of beautiful, healthy, natural hair without cutting it all off right away! * Remember, you cannot wash out a relaxer. The structure of your hair has been chemically altered and no amount of shampoo or vinegar can remove a relaxer from your hair. You must either grow it out or cut it off. * The line of demarcation is the area where your new growth meets your relaxed hair, which is very weak and prone to breakage. It is important to keep your hair moisturized and detangled in order to avoid breakage. Always use a wide-tooth comb and good detangling conditioner such as KNOT TODAY TM . * Do not use heated styling tools during your transition. A blow dryer with a comb attachment can stretch and break the hair. A flat iron or pressing comb used regularly or even

STYLE Perspective

Once again we have been asked by STYLEDLIFE to help out with their Open Closet night for Perspectives and we are so honored to be a part of this event. The women of Perspectives are overcoming tremendous difficulties and they are simply glowing at the end of the night. Just glowing! I am truly inspired by this event and come away having had such a tremendously positive experience.

Pumpkin Peel

I love enzyme facial exfoliants .  My skin is a bit sensitive so they are a lovely break from my favorite physical exfoliant . For a great DIY version, I highly recommend the one mentioned in this Twin Cities Live segment by Elizabeth Dehn . (I suggest using natural pumpkin vs. the canned version because the enzymes are super fresh and I feel more effective). Cream, used in the recipe, contains lactic acid and is also a great exfoliant so double duty on this peel!

Rethink Pink

via Campaign For Safe Cosmetics  What's P&G really doing about breast cancer? October is breast cancer awareness month. We're sure you noticed; you can't miss the deluge of pink ribbons everywhere, including the cosmetics aisle. We agree that it's important to draw attention to this disease. For us, that means getting rid of the toxic chemicals linked to breast cancer , and urging companies to think in terms of prevention . Which brings us to this: Last month, Procter & Gamble announced that it will give 10 cents to early breast cancer detection efforts for every new person who joins the company on Facebook. We agree that early detection is important. But we think P&G should start at square one, and promise to stop using chemicals linked to cancer , hormone disruption, and interference with cancer drugs. According to the Skin Deep database, P&G still uses parabens – in particular, methylparaben – in hundreds of its Cover Girl, Max Factor,

It's been a while....

since we've had a storewide SALE and methinks it is about time. We've been so busy with our three-way beauty bars that we just haven't been able to pull one together. Let's remedy that, shall we? Beginning Monday, October 10th, both StormSister Spatique and 3waybeauty will have 20% off all products. Sale ends Friday, October 14th. How's that? Products tend to sell out pretty quickly during our sales, so please be patient if a product is on backorder. Enter: FALLSALE upon checkout to receive discount. You may call your order in as well. 612 716 5480

Tickets! Get your Tickets!

As one of this years' featured Maidens , I'd like to invite you to Maiden Minnesota . It will again be held at the Graves 601 Hotel in Minneapolis and it's just a few short weeks away so purchase your tickets  for this fun sisterhood event! (you'll save $10) See ya there!

Splendor in the Grass

excerpted from Lemongrass is perhaps best known as a staple in Thai cooking, often paired with coconut or ginger in curries, soups, and salads. But when used as a key ingredient in spa treatments, the results are equally delicious. “ Lemongrass is deeply calming to the nervous system and as such can help treat stress, tension, anxiety, insomnia, and even depression, all of which are common reasons why people go to spas,” says Karina Stewart, co-founder of Kamalaya. The light citrus flavor and scent of lemongrass are pleasing to the palate, which also makes it a widely used aromatic herb. Also known as citronella, lemongrass is frequently used as a natural pesticide and insect repellant . In fact, 80 percent of local Thai people plant lemongrass trees in their houses to act as mosquito repellent and also to use for cooking, says Wanna Homsanoe, spa manager of Chiva-Som (Hua Hin, Thailand). But its health benefits extend beyond keeping mosquitoes at b

Big Pink

Certainly one of the best articles I have ever read in regard to "pink washing".   It is very difficult to be female and abhor the pink money-making monster that is so prevalent this time of year. I am a woman and I should support this cause, but I simply cannot.   It is especially difficult for me to be in the beauty biz and see pink cans of hairspray, lipstick and other cosmetics that may actually contain ingredients with very possible links to cancer.  Go pink? No. Go home and research the ingredients that are in your stuff. Beauty products are a great place to start.