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The Pouch

This past November I had the privilege of working with Kedrin Likness of Hazel & Haverly while at Maiden Minnesota . (Keep an eye out for her next year as I think she would be a perfect Maiden!) A day before Maiden Minnesota I had receive word that the cedar boxes for the 3waybeauty shhh. shampoo | shower | shave bars , that I had commissioned from a woodworker in Washington, had been lost in transit. As some of you know, those cedar boxes have been a LONG time coming! - Washington cedar is drying once again and boxes are scheduled to arrive in January, so fingers crossed. Anyhoo, a few days after Maiden, Kedrin contacted me and suggested a crocheted pouch for the bar. Bingo! - I was all over that. I thought it would make the perfect carrying case for the bars, that it could be used as a bath mitt or as a groovy little pouch for a smart phone (my graphic designer, Susan Tinkham , thought the same thing). After choosing yarn (organic cotton and organic hemp) and choosing the

On the 3rd Day of Christmas...

Last week our shhh. 3waybeauty bar was on the Post- Christmas list and this week we are day 3 of STYLEDLIFE's 12 Days of Christmas . Yay! shhh. shampoo | shower | shave  is the perfect stocking stuffer for the traveler (there are no TSA regulations for a solid) or for the gym bag (no messy cans or bottles) or simply for those who truly appreciate a luxury beauty/grooming bar. There isn't anything else like it! Merry Christmas everyone!

It Works For Me

A friend of mine uses and loves Nioxin shampoo. I've always been a fan of Nioxin (though it is a brand I do not carry). If you have fine and/or thinning hair, it is be best haircare brand I have found, thus far, to help fine hair look and feel thicker and slow the loss of thinning hair. Roni bookmarked a page out of a book called, The Best of It Works For Me 1991-1999  by the National Psoriasis Foundation, and shared it with me. The Best of is a compilation of remedies by psoriasis sufferers. Page 87 - Novermber/December 1998 Nioxin hair products I have had to contend with scalp psoriasis since my early teens. I am now 37. "About six months ago, a friend, who is also a hair stylist, recommended that I try the Nioxin line of hair products, thinking that it would improve the strength of my hair and reduce hair loss. It worked and , more importantly, I have experienced an almost total elimination of my psoriasis. The improvement is truly astounding, way beyond anythin


On Thursday evening, INtelligent Nutrients had a lovely holiday soiree at their headquarters in Minneapolis. IN is one of my favorite places to visit as the aroma of that building is to die for! I just feel healthier walking in. We were greeted with a shot of INtellimune with organic mago juice and a complimentary  Rose Geranium Air Nutrition.  Delish! And to think I have only been using my INtellimune in a balsamic salad dressing. After an organic beer, a hardboiled quail egg (or two), and some veggies with smoked sea salt (yum!) it was off to shop and watch a few hair and product demos. THEN....a little IN goody bag to top off the night that contains a new product IN would like feedback on.... I LOVE my job.

Phytoceane Gift

Supply is limited! Shop Phytoceane here . Spend $150 in Phytoceane skincare and reeive these four travel size products.

Beauty Tip of The Day

via Always New You . Olive oil makes a lovely moisturizer anytime, but if you find yourself in the middle of your evening beauty routine and realize you forgot to pick up your moisturizer that day, use a few drops of olive oil on damp skin. Then off to bed, sleepy head!

The Giving Tree

excerpt from American Spa magazine  ” —Jessica Lyons Hardcastle L O N G   B E F O R E   1 6 T H - CENTURY GERMANS decorated evergreens  and brought  them into their homes to celebrate Christmas, plants and trees that remained green year-round held sacred meaning for many cultures and people, especially in December. Ancient Egyptians decorated their homes  with  green palm  fronds  at  the  winter solstice, marking the god Ra’s return to health. Romans celebrated the shortest day and the longest night with a feast called Saturnalia in honor of Saturn, the god of agriculture, because their crops would soon begin to grow, and they decorated their temples and homes with evergreen  boughs. he Druids hung ir, pine, and spruce to symbolize everlasting life. And like the trees that bring life and color all year long—perhaps most noticeably in the dead of winter. Because evergreen essential oils are derived from fresh needles, twigs, and wood , the function they serve the tree is simila

Pioneer Press - Buy Local

Yesterday we were featured in The Saint Paul Pioneer Press - Sunday Life - Shop Local Gift Guide. And in such grand company with so many other wonderful local brands! If you don't subscribe to the PiPress, try to get your hands on a copy. So many more lovely photos than the online version of this piece. (this is the missing photo from the online piece) :This three-fer beauty bar - a shower, shaving and shampoo product in one - is great for those on the go. It has a refreshing citrus scent, is made with all-natural ingredients of plant oils and is perfect for toting to the gym or packing in your travel carry-on." "Also consider Eight , Shhh's signature scent in oil form. Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and bam - you have a grooming or linen spray." "Beauty bar in lavender and original (six-ounce, $17; 1.5-ounce mini, $5); Eight signature oil blend (2.5 mill, $20). Available at STYLEDLIFE (The Galleria, 69th Street & France Avenue,

Show the Love

We will be launching a brand new 3waybeauty product at STYLEFLIFE's Show the Love holiday shopping event this Wednesday. Stop by and actually see it being made! - only a few of this new product will be available at this special SL shopping experience so stop by and be one of the first to purchase. Hint: Joining us will be Kedrin Likness of  Hazel & Haverly . SHOW the LOVE event Women Wednesday, December 13th Again this season, STYLEDLIFE® + last-minute holiday shopping = Show (the) Love, the shopping event which removes the guesswork from men's and women's gift-giving. Ladies, have fun picking out gifts for the men in your lives with the help of the STYLEDLIFE® wardrobe experts™. While you're there, fill out a STYLEDLIFE® wiSh List to leave for your guy to ensure you receive the perfect present. Let STYLEDLIFE take care of the wrapping with custom gift boxes, gift cards and snazzy gift wrap - all gratis. Select designer handbag brands for women and

On the 7th day of Christmas...

Have a 3-way! The ladies over at Post- -  are having a little fun counting down this holiday season. Check them out!

Top 40

Those lovely ladies over at LaunchHER put me on their Top 40 list of women entrepreneurs. Yay! Their tongue-in-cheek  40 Under 40 list of women-owned brands  most-read post .     While the idea behind that list was to fulfill   Kara’s   personal goal of being named to a 40 Under 40 list while she was still, in fact,  under 40 , profiling amazing  women entrepreneurs  was thrilling. So without further ado, they present the… LaunchHER Top 40 :: Profiles of Women Entrepreneurs 2011* In no particular order, but in keeping with tradition…in reverse alphabetical order, of course. {wink, wink} I'm #37

Gorgeous Gifts

Two of our favorite items made it into the  Minnesota Monthly  gift guide this month. Consider this the insider’s guide to decorating her vanity BY KATIE DOHMAN; PHOTOS BY TODD BUCHANAN 1. Sara Happ Lip Scrub, $24 @ Beauty Lounge, 612-741-0288, 2. Handmade stone soap from Afghanistan, $14 @ Nature of Beauty, 750 Main St., Ste. 109, Mendota Heights, 651-222-3127, 3.  Nasomatto perfume, $165 @ Roe Wolfe, 750 Main St., Ste. 107, Mendota Heights, 651-330-4434, 4. Aveda Refresh-Mint set, $35 @ 5. Suki Body scrub, $32 @ Whole Foods, 6. Arcona Basic Five skin care, $87 @ The Beauty Room, 4300 Chicago Ave. S., Mpls., 612-724-4111, 7.  Chris Notti sleep mask , $20 @ Stormsister Spatique,   8. Bumble & Bumble Mending travel set, $35 @ Brian Graham Salon, 220 Washington Ave., Mpls., 612-333-3091, 9. Christy Coleman beauty bag, $28 @ Natur

The Next Aveda?

By Nancy Crotti for Finance and Commerce Could Greenbody Greenplanet become the next Aveda? “We’re trying to carve out ourselves a niche like Horst (Rechelbacher) was 30 years ago,” says Lorri Weisen, the entrepreneur behind Greenbody Greenplanet Organic Hair Care and the owner of Hairs to You Salon & Boutique (above) in Roseville. (Staff photo: Bill Klotz) Owner of salon develops organic hair products If you’ve seen those little kids walking around the Minnesota State Fair with sparkly neon hairdos, you’ve seen some of Lorri Weisen’s handiwork, but not all of it. Weisen, who owns  Hairs to You Salon & Boutique  in Roseville, has operated the Fair-Do’s booth at the State Fair for the past nine years. She has also developed a line of organic shampoos and conditioners that she sells through her salon and other outlets across the country. Weisen claims that Greenbody Greenplanet Organic Hair Care products contain no toxic chemicals or surfactants used in many commerci


Please join us this Friday, December 9th at   FiveTwoSix Salon/Gallery for a  Holiday Pop-Up Shopper's Delight ! We will be joined by Post- Accessories , Irely Intimates , Karin Jacobson Design , Karma Boutique   and  Annie Fink Designs .

Macho Skin

via SheKnows  -  Elizabeth Mitchell Make over your man’s skin care routine Slapping on a little bit of face wash in the shower is about as close to a skin care routine as most guys get; something about beauty products screams "girly" to men. It doesn’t have to be that way though. Check out these five sneaky little tips to completely revamp your man’s skin care routine and make him feel macho. Purchase one product at a time If you're going to overhaul your man's skin care routine, start small, says Becky Sturm, CEO/founder of  StormSister Spatique  and 3waybeauty . Ease him into the process. Don't overwhelm him with an entire cabinet full of expensive new beauty products, or your plan will probably backfire. That, or he might begin to think you have some serious control issues -- either way, not good. Look for two-in-one products Men are all about simplicity, so find products that do double duty, says Sturm. That's a much easier sell than trying to con

Market Shift

Over 400 Companies Fulfill Safe Cosmetics Pledge The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics announced today that 321 cosmetics companies have met the goals of the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, the Campaign’s voluntary pledge to avoid chemicals banned by health agencies outside the U.S. and to fully disclose product ingredients – a pioneering practice in the cosmetics industry. An additional 111 companies made significant progress toward those goals. Read all about it and see the list of companies in our new report,  Market Shift . This is great news for you the consumer, the Campaign , the cosmetics industry and the lawmakers working to pass the Safe Cosmetics Act. These 432 companies are leading the industry toward safety, showing it’s possible to make quality products without using the hazardous chemicals that are all too common in conventional personal care products. The new report  --  Market Shift: The story of the Compact for Safe Cosmetics and the growth in demand for safe cosmetics  –

Wild Beauty

Our favorite hand and foot care brand, NONTOXIQUE , was just featured on Wild Beauty : I was introduced to Nontoxique by manicurist-to-the-stars TracyLee  at a photoshoot this year. Nontoxique is a hand and foot care line made from 100% active, pure plant ingredients. Their tag line is “because your hands and feet do all the work” – and in our business that is certainly true! I’ve been a loyal fan of the Cuticle & Nail Balm ever since, and the Restore Day Crème is a richly hydrating, moisture surge-type cream. Nontoxique products aren’t in many salons yet, but the emphasis on fantastic ingredients makes finding them worth the effort.