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Patti Smith West

Our 3waybeauty brand has a new vendor - Patti Smith West in Portland, OR.
So, all of you Portland residents, stop by Patti's groovy little store and get your shampoo - shower - shave on!

Like their Facebook page too.

More stores coming soon!

Plant Stem Cell Science

Revitalize. Rejuvenate and Restore.

INtelligent Nutrients has come out with two new skincare products:
Plant Stem Cell Science Renewal Complex - A targeted version and one for all-over use.

An eco-breakthrough in anti-aging skin care with Plant Stem Cell Science. This state-of-the-art advanced skin health science revitalizes, rejuvenates and restores skin with a concentrated topical Plant Stem Cell Renewal Complex.

Plant Stem Cell Science features ingredients from a proprietary biotech process that allows for the selection and reproduction of antioxidant-rich plant stem cells cultivated in the purest lab, without the use of soil.
It is completely eco-sustainable and respectful of bio-diversity and represents the cleanest, greenest and highest quality.

Just four Intellimune® super-antioxidant – omega-powered steps: Purify. Feed. Restore. Protect. The beautiful truth: the best skin comes from the best function. Our Intellimune antioxidant blend is a powerhouse of the world's most po…

Shop Local December 16th

I have the good fortune to be involved in a holiday boutique with some pretty amazing women-owned businesses. Won't you join us? It's gonna be fun!

HOLIDAY SHOPPING BOUTIQUE
~Shop Local~
Friday, December 16th
Time: 3-7pm
Where: Foat Design Studio
1828 Marshall St. NE Minneapolis
T: 800-658-1448

Join FOATdesign, Post~, By Elizabeth Dehn, Irely Intimates, Karin Jacobson Design, StormSister Spatique
and more for an evening of local fun and shopping.

COMPLIMENTARY TAROT READINGS 5pm - 7pm
FREE SHIPPING with a guaranteed delivery date of Christmas Eve or earlier on any gifts bought at the event.
Bubbly : Enjoy a glass of Prosecco and treats while you shop.
Event SPECIALS!

What do you CRAVE?

CRAVE Minneapolis St. Paul innovatively connects urban gals to the sassiest, gutsiest, most inspiring people they need to know in the Twin Cities. A modern marketplace of soirees, gatherings and online networking serves as your ambassador to everything there is to CRAVE around town.

Tea Time

excerpted from American Spa magazine.

TEA IS THE MOST WIDELY CONSUMED beverage in the world after water. Its health benefits run the gamut from slowing the aging process to protecting against cancer.

It’s not only an ingestible delight, but increasingly, tea is also used as an ingredient in treatments and skincare lines. “Tea, in general, is a very calming and soothing ingredient,” says Gary Goldfaden, M.D.

All varieties of tea contain high concentrations of powerful antioxidants that work to repair cells damaged by free radicals, which occur naturally in the body but are increased by environmental toxins such as UV rays, cigarette smoke, and air pollution. Many scientists believe free radicals contribute to the aging process, intensify wrinkles, dull the skin, and contribute to illnesses, including cancer and heart disease. Doctors and skincare educators say antioxidants, such as those found in tea, may help prevent health problems and skin damage caused by free radicals.

Red tea do…

It's Back!

I carried Kama Ayurveda Rosewater for years in StormSister Spatique. - It's the best of the best. Then a local brand came out with an excellent rosewater facial toner and I believed it was good form to purchase the local brand.
Then the local company went out of business and now I've gone back to Kama.

Next time I'll heed my own advice. - If it aint broke, don't fix it.

Nora's DIY Beauty

Nora's Home Beauty Tip

Oil is a natural cleanser. It is the secret to gently removing determined grime and nourishing and moisturizing skin and hair.

A small jar of high quality organic Olive oil, mixed with a few drops of essential oils (rosemary and lavender) can be used as a gentle make-up remover that doesn't pull and stretch delicate skin. This gentle cleansing method prevents wrinkles while nourishing and hydrating skin.

Tips for use: Apply a small amount directly to face and remove with soft cloth, cotton pad or QTip.

Snap*Crafted*Pop!

StormSister Spatique and 3waybeauty will be participating in this event!

• Local Artisans and Crafters selling unique, one-of-a-kind gifts
• Gift Wrapping Station – Both Self-Wrap & Full-Service Wrap
• Professional Photo Shoots for Humans, “Pay What You Can”
• Professional Photo Shoots for Dogs, 10 Portraits for $50
• Complementary Libations, Treats and Music
• Complementary Parking

DATES:
• Saturday, December 3rd: 4 to 9 p.m.
• Sunday, December 4th: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

LOCATION:
Historic Northwind Lofts
Cadence Cornelius Photographs
2400 North Second Street, Suite 305
Minneapolis MN 55411

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Jen Knoch/Owner Radar Concierge
snapcraftedpop.com
jen@radar-msp.com, 612-532-3789
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Join Jen Knoch of Radar Concierge for two-days of unique holiday shopping, celebrating some of the most unique Twin Cities' local artisans and crafters, many exhibiting for the first time. "This intimate shopping e…

Holiday Betty

Holiday Betty = Love Betty  +  Lucky Betty 

Tis the season to give a betty kit!
The holiday season makes everyone happy, you must admit!

Buy LOVE betty (red) for a friend and a LUCKY betty (green) for you!

Forget misletoe....

A perfect stocking stuffer, secret santa or office party present!
Give the gift of betty and you won’t have overspent!

Is your betty ready?

Magic Juice

I have been a huge fan of Lilash since its inception.

That one visit with my hairdresser a couple of years ago sealed the deal.
I went in for my hair appointment and noticed her lashes right away. "Wow, Miranda!" "What brand of mascara are you using?"
"It's not mascara."
"Did you get extensions?" "They did a great job!"
"Nope"
"They don't look like false eyelashes" "What's going on?" as I point to her doe-like eyes.

That's when she said that one magical word. Lilash.

"I heard about that stuff!" "There are just so many eyelash products out there that I didn't know anyone who had used it yet".

The next day I went and purchased a tube for my then side-kick, Meeg. (I have always been quite happy with my own lashes. Extra length would only muck up my glasses.)
Meeg's been using it ever since, as well as many of my other clients. And now it comes in a smaller amount (…

One Bar at a Time

LOVE this story!

This genteman makes a brilliant point at the beginning of the video - the several bars of soap in his hotel that were each for one specific cleansing ritual. A light bulb went off with him too!

One of my goals with 3waybeauty is to combat the abuse of over-marketing in this country. Certainly less noble in comparison with his objective - He is recycling to help save the lives of children. 
I certainly want to get my product in the hotels he is recycling from because I can only imagine the ingredients (how many surfactants need to be in a bar of soap, jeez?) in those soap bars! (One step at a time, Becky)

Though we are on two separate paths, our business concepts are borne from a similar realization.

CRAVE #2

StormSister Spatique and 3waybeauty are both featured in the 2nd edition of the Minneapolis/St. Paul CRAVE Guide!
What is the Minneapolis/St. Paul CRAVE Guide?“CRAVE guides are your go-to resource for the best women-owned businesses in your city.” Showcasing over 100 local brands, the Minneapolis/St. Paul CRAVE Guide will give you an inside look at not only the businesses, but also the women business owners. Why do I need the Minneapolis/St. Paul CRAVE Guide?If you have made the commitment to shop local and support women-owned businesses, then this guide is for you! Whether you are local to Minneapolis/St. Paul, or just looking to expand your business into the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, the CRAVE Guide is perfect for you. Each business is also offering a special bonus to anyone who purchases a CRAVE guide so get a copy now! How do I get my Minneapolis/St. Paul CRAVE Guide?Right HERE! We are currently accepting pre-orders, and all pre-order books will ship on Friday, November 18th.  That …

Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday

Mark your calendars because November 26 is a big day for StormSister Spatique®, 3waybeauty and every other small business in America. It’s the second annual Small Business Saturday®, when people across the country band together and shop their favorite small businesses.

Cyber Monday is also the following Monday and since StormSister Spatique and 3waybeauty are online-only stores, we will be extending the discount thru Monday.

We are honored to participate in this event and would like to offer you 20% off your online and phone-in purchases on November 26th - 28th, when you enter this code at checkout: SMALLBIZ 
If you call in your order, simply mention the code above.
Samples and other goodies will be included with every order.

Thank you so much!

Victory!

My father always said to me, "There is safety in numbers".
We see more and more uprising in this world by groups of people that have had enough. Whether they are tired of their oppressive government or corporate greed -abroad and at home.
We are learning that if we want to make a difference, we need to band together.

I posted about the safety of baby shampoo recently. (I know, I post about the safety of beauty products in general!) It pleases me that so many of you are starting to care as well. And, we are all speaking out in many ways, either by writing the companies or by not purchasing these products.
Keep questioning those ingredients and speaking up!

Here is an update via Campaign for Safe Cosmetics:

Fact: Johnson & Johnson sells different—safer, formaldehyde-free—versions of its iconic "No More Tears" baby shampoo in Denmark, Finland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Sweden and the U.K. than in the U.S., Australia, Canada, China and Indones…

Toxic Tub

via Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

Why are babies in the U.S., Australia, Canada, China and Indonesia being exposed to a carcinogen in Johnson's Baby Shampoo when safer alternatives are available in other countries? We'd like to know!
More than two years ago, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics released the groundbreaking report, No More Toxic Tub, which revealed that popular kids' bath products – including Johnson's Baby Shampoo – contained chemicals linked to cancer. Johnson & Johnson were asked to reformulate its iconic baby shampoo and specifically to remove the formaldehyde-releasing chemical quaternium-15, and we've kept up the pressure on Johnson & Johnson through letters and meetings.

Fast-forward to now. Johnson’s Baby Shampoo in the U.S. and some other countries still has not been reformulated. But the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics recently discovered that J&J is selling non-formaldehyde versions of the shampoo in Denmark, Finland, Japan, the …