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Yummy and Luxe

Two new products we're carrying here at StormSister Spatique: BodylishYum and Luxebars.

What ARE the Yum and LUXE Moisture Bars?
By nora at Bodylish.

We broke the paradigm coming up with a product for the shower that would deeply penetrate, super moisturize and protect skin. We developed the super awesome, super delicious, skin soothing Yum and LUXE moisture bars. They are a bit hard to imagine until you use one, then WOW … an instant daily care favorite.

Delicious for Skin - Yum & LUXE
These products are a solid lotion for the shower, NOT a soap. They are made with a combination of Shea butter and Cocoa butter, both known for their abilities to moisturize skin. We recommend bringing them into the shower. When your pores are open in the warm shower water, you just rub your skin with the Yum or the LUXE, then rinse. The result? Amazing soft, supple skin.

We formulated the Yum to exfoliate skin with sea salt and freshly ground Cardamom powder, and we added a most delicious combi…

Fall into Winter

By Nina Curtis via Les Nouvelles Esthetiques

Cleanse the body, mind and spirit

We often think of "cleansing" as something that is done during the spring and summer months.

But when you stop and think about it, the transition from the fall to the winter season is a great time to cleanse the body, mind and spirit before venturing into the new year. Why wait until spring to decide to give your body a needed break, lose weight or get rid of old habits and addictions that no longer serve you—or are beginning to manifest themselves into your daily life in unhealthy ways?
Do something to truly honor yourself before the end of the year. It can be so liberating—and possibly right on time!
When we speak about "cleansing" in alternative medicine, there are three main areas in our lives that we need to address: the body, the mind and the spirit. Let's consider each.

Honor thy temple

Cleansing the body is done to keep the physical temple in optimum health. We are born into b…

Clean Beauty and Skin Saviors

We had some new and favorite products featured in the January 2012 edition of Minnesota Monthly - Thanks, Katie Dohman!
(click on photos to enlarge.)

Here are the direct links to research each of the products.

Clean Beauty:
Kama Ayurveda Pure Rosewater - An all-time favorite facial toner. Especially helpful for enlarged pores.

Erbaviva Hand Cream - We like it for fee too.

INtelligent Nutrients Hair Shine - The name pretty much sums it up. It smells glorious as well!

Skin Saviors: (first of all, the phone number is incorrect as listed, that's our fax number. Feel free to call or text us at 612.716.5480)

Pre de Provence 100% Pure Shea Butter - This is my all-time favorite go-to product for immediate hydration of a particularly dry area. I also use it Nov.-Feb., after I have applied my skincare lotions and potions - to seal everything in.

Phytoceane Bora Bora Body Scrub - I LOVE how this heats up as you rub it in! It smells divine and is my favorite body exfoliator right now.

Phytomer TRÉSO…

E-Gift Cards

Our E-Gift Cards can be used on our StormSister Spatique or 3waybeauty sites.

Purchase one for your sister, brother, cousin, fake friend, whomever.

They'll like you more.

LaunchGrowJoy

Our interview at Launch Grow Joy:

Featured Entrepreneur: 3waybeauty

Want to be inspired by entrepreneurs who are doing something great? Then read on. Each day we feature new entrepreneurs who are passionate about their business and who are living their dream.
Today’s entrepreneur is Becky Sturm of 3waybeauty.

When and why did you start your business?
2010 – Tired of over-marketing by the big beauty companies, I wanted to develop beauty and personal grooming products that have multi-purpose aspects to them.
Describe your business in 20 words or less.
A truly natural, multi-purpose beauty and personal grooming brand for both men and women.
Where do you get your inspiration from and how do you stay inspired?
Customers that are looking for truly eco-friendly, healthier alternatives to all of those beauty and grooming products in their cabinets. Hearing their health concerns keeps me inspired.
What is your biggest success or accomplishment you’re most proud of in your business?
When I couldn’t…

Stem Science

via American Spa Magazine and INtelligent Nutrients.

Discover how and why stem cell technology can prove beneficial.

Over the past few years, stem cells have become the skincare industry’s hot anti-aging ingredient. Now commonly found in many products, the science behind stem cell technology is often confusing for both clients and spa professionals alike, mostly due to the fact that there are several types of stem cells that have made their way into the skincare arena, claiming to help clients reduce the signs of aging by decreasing the effects of free-radical damage, stress, and poor lifestyle choices, which can wreak havoc on the skin. Much of the confusion occurs because the science behind the use of stem cell technology in products and treatment protocols can be
difficult to decipher.

Simply stated, human stem cells are unique biological cells that have the powerful ability to morph into any type of cell in the body. Because they don’t have a specific function, they can, and have …

Perfect Gift

via American Spa Magazine.

Frankincense

In Biblical times, three wise men traveled hundreds of miles to bring gifts to the baby Jesus. One of the gifts of the Magi was frankincense, a milky-white resin with a fresh pine, lemony scent. It was one of the most prized commodities of its time, valued as highly as gold and fine silk. Ever since, frankincense has been associated with Christmas. While its historical significance makes frankincense an opulent ingredient to feature in spa treatments around the holidays, it also affords the opportunity to educate guests about its medicinal powers, which are less widely known.

Just as resins help trees heal wounds, frankincense has skincare properties that encourage rapid healing, treat wounds and scars, and help regenerate the skin. “Frankincense is really one of the best oils for calming the mind as well as helping treat older skin, which makes it invaluable in the spa environment,” says Geraldine Howard, co-founder and president of Aromatherapy…

For The Minimalist

via Wanderplex

Packing carry-on only is becoming more and more popular, but trying to fit all the toiletries and cosmetics you need into that little TSA-approved baggie is not exactly easy. This grooming bar is a great way to get around the problem, since you can use it three different ways – for showering, for shaving and for shampooing. Not only does it eliminate the need for multiple products, it’s also solid, so it doesn’t even have to go into the liquid baggie. Plus, it won’t leak mid-flight. All of the ingredients in the bar are natural, so it’s safe on the environment if you’re hiking.

Ayurvedic Herbal Secrets

viaLes Nouvelles Esthetiques & Spa by Melanie Sachs and Sudhir M. Shah
The following article is a Q & A interview by Melanie Sachs with Sudhir M. Shah, explaining the benefits of taking the Ayurvedic approach to achieving beautiful skin.
Q: Can you explain the term 'Ayurvedic' from your personal perspective for those not yet familiar with it?
A: Ayurvedic herbal remedies are a part of Ayurveda, the traditional holistic healing system of India. I am Indian myself, and my mother was an Ayurvedic practitioner. She had no formal education in this area, so you could say she practiced folk medicine. But it was nonetheless effective, and most importantly available to all. Her skills were very well respected, and she was able to raise 10 healthy children using virtually no modern medicine.
Q: So you were raised in a household where the use of herbs was the first choice in health care. Did you always share your mother's interest and skills?
A: Honestly, no. I studied moder…

Travel Kit

For every $150 in products purchased at either StormSister Spatique or 3waybeauty you will receive a complimentary Phytoceane travel kit that includes mini sizes of:

Cleansing Moisturizing Milk
Invigorating Cleansing Lotion
Facial Scrub with Vegetal Coral
Nourishing Moisturizing Cream

(We've packed it full of other samples as well!)

While supplies last.

Holy Santa!

Join us on Wednesday's, December 5th and 12th at STYLEDLIFE for Show The Love.

STYLEDLIFE's signature holiday soiree that makes shopping FUN again.

We'll be there for someStormSister Spatique STYLEDbeauty Elixery lipstick services.

Filled with savings and all-out fun, their annual Show the Love event is THE place to be for shopping and gift giving. Santa will be so proud of you!

Showing YOU love at Show the Love:
Special 10% off ALL purchases Wednesday 12/5 & 12/12 with free domestic shipping
Top 8 holiday gift ideas (all specially priced)
Happy Handbag Holidays promotion - 20% off select styles
Designer jewelry discounts - 20% off your 3rd piece
Their infamous Sexy Santa/Sexy Elf
Lili Salon surprises for your hair and skin
Drinks & Sweets
$500 in prize drawings
Wish Lists for stress free shopping
See you there, Weds. 12/5 & 12/12!

LocalLuxe

Thursday, December 6th at Style Architectsfrom 4:30 - 9 PM.

219 N. 2nd Street, Suite 400, Minneapolis 55401
612.326.9020

Mention Style-Architects and receive complimentary parking behind building!

Please join us for an evening of fine wine & cheese tasting and holiday shopping with your favorite local designers and artisans:

Irely IntimatesKuhl StudioNelli Designs
J.W. Hulme Co.Post- Accessories
Miller Upholstering ✴ Lily & Violet
Michael Belotti ✴ Remember Me
StormSister SpatiqueUnrefined Jewelry

Food & beverage hosted by: Naked Grape Wine, Surdyks Gourmet Cheese & Deli, and Lily Bloom’s Kitchen

Go Green for Eczema and Psoriasis

Did you know that Greenbody Greenplanet shampoo may help ease the discomfort of Eczema and Psoriasis? We have testimonials from life-long victims of itching that have found relief using the shampoo as a body wash! It's also excellent for allergy sufferers and those highly sensitive to chemicals and fragrance.

Greenbody Greenplanet Hair Care is also available in UNSCENTED!

Newsday

shhh. was featured in Long Island's Newsday, on their travel gift list.

Aquasaphir

A new skincare range from Phytoceane - Aquasaphir.

Advanced, Innovative Anti-Aging.

AQUASAPHIREssential Renewal Cream

PROVEN RESULTS*:
Suppler skin over 90%

Softer features & more toned skin over 85%

Firmer skin, Smoother features & more luminous complexion over 70%

*Test conducted with 26 women, between the ages of 45 and 64 years, with fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin and a dull complexion.
Application of the product 2 times a day for 28 days.

Key Ingredients:
JANIA RUBENS: ultra-moisturizing, remineralizing.
AQUASAPHIR: a blue micro-algae extract cultivated in the laboratory. Anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, diminishes the skin's stress levels, which play a role in its aging.
MALACHITE EXTRACT: this precious stone is an anti-oxidant, acting as a shield against free radicals.

AQUASAPHIR Eye Contour Cream

PROVEN RESULTS**:

Suppler & more elastic skin over 90%

Instant smoothing effect & more toned skin over 80%

Tautening effect, Younger-looking eyes & Reduces…

Snap*Crafted*Pop 2.0

A 2-day Canʼt Miss Mpls Gift Market - A RADAR CONCIERGE EXCLUSIVE

A 2-DAY HOLIDAY SHOPPING AFFAIR FEATURING:

• LOCAL ARTISANS AND CRAFTERS SELLING UNIQUE, ONE-OF-A-KIND GIFTS.
• GIFT WRAPPING STATION –both self-wrap and service-wrap
• FESTIVE PHOTO SHOOTS FOR HUMANS BY PRO PHOTOG
• PHOTOS OF DOGS, 10 shots to keep for $50
• “PAY WHAT YOU CAN” PEOPLE PORTRAITS, 5 shots
• FREE LIBATIONS & MUSIC
• FREE PARKING
• THE LINDEN HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD REINDEER DAY EVENT WILL BE GOING ON SAT DURING SCP – “with live reindeer, horse-drawn wagon rides, carolers and a roaming Santa”.

DATES:
• SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1st:  10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2nd: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

LOCATION:
4312 Upton Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(Former Bayer’s Hardware Store)

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Jen Knoch/Radar Concierge
jen@radar-msp.com
612-532-3789
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Join Jen Knoch of Radar Concierge for Snap.Crafted.Pop 2.0! A two-day holiday shoppi…

Pinstripes

Join us tonight at Pinstripes for a fun evening benefiting GiGi's Playhouse.

The 2nd annual Sip & Shop - Tuesday, November 27th from 5-8pm

Black Friday - Small Biz Saturday - Cyber Monday

There's Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. We can barely keep track of these shopping events so we can only imagine that you are confused by all the different sales coming up!
So, we're going to make it easy for you, and us.

Shop on our StormSister Spatique and 3waybeauty sites (don't worry, you can shop both at the same time since they share the same shopping cart) on November 23-26 and enter: BFSBCM (simply copy and paste this code) in the coupon field at checkout and receive 30% off your entire purchase.

Please understand that this sale may cause some products to be temporarily sold out. If this happens, we will let you know immediately and will automatically ship your order as soon as it becomes available. (Usually in about a week or so).

Thank you and happy shopping!


Day 7

Need help finding a healthy gift for the holidays? From November 12th through December 12th, Traci Mitchell will be featuring great fitness-related gift ideas -stocking stuffers and beyond! She's searched long and hard for gifts that fit the bill for people who like to exercise and appreciate fitness!

Day 7 | The Shhh. Shave, Shower & Shampoo Bar
Juggling three bottles in the shower at the gym is a hassle. Shhh solves that problem with a personal care bar that multitasks so you don't have to!

Ideal Gift Candidate? Gym-goers who don't want ato haul around shampoo, body wash and shaving cream.People who travel a lot and need something that's easy enough to pass through TSA.What is it? It's a 3-in-1 all-natural grooming bar that is free of synthetics, preservatives, artificial fragrances and coloring. This solid bar is designed for shampooing, showering and shaving, making it a perfect travel and gym companion, time and space-saver in the shower and money-saver for t…

Free Shipping Day 2012

December 17th is the big day so mark your calenders!

Our 3waybeauty brand is participating as well as many other businesses.

Enter FREESHIP at checkout. Offer valid with US orders only.

Happy shopping!

Royalty

Looking for some local shopping to do on Saturday? Shop locally, here!

We'll be there.

DelMonico Boutique

Finally, I'm doing a boutique out in the eastern suburbs. Woodbury, here I come!

Come and meet these Twin City entreprenesses at DelMonico Dance Studioon November 18th from 3-6 PM.
670 Commerce Drive
Suite 120
Woodbury, MN

A boutique fundraiser for YDPA - Youth Dance Parent Association

I haven't  had the privilege of working with any of these talented women so I am beyond thrilled to learn more about their products and companies and introduce them to all of my friends, family and followers.

Heather ofAttica

Gretchen and Emily of Cosmopolitan Cuties

Natalie of The Olive Grove

Stacy of Stacy's Homestead Honey

Joanna of S5 Designs

Deana of Soy What?!

There will be other vendors too, including TowelTopper and Irely Intimates. And we'll have 3waybeauty, SpaRitual and our latest acquisition, The Elixery!

Kisses xxx

It's no secret, I'm a lipstick girl. And I have been since I was a little girl.

I remember that on each visit to see my grandmother, one of the first things I would do was lock myself in the bathroom and try on her lipsticks. (I was much too young to wear them in public, but I certainly wished I could.) So, I would try them on and then rub the lipstick off before I left the safe haven of the bathroom.
There was something about the smell of her lipstick that completes that fond memory as well (to this very day I must find the aroma pleasing of every lipstick I want to purchase).

This ritual went on long into my adult years (not so much applying her lipsticks, as grandmothers color was no longer my color, but twisting them up and admiring and remembering). I still love that warm and fuzzy memory of that little girl playing makeup!

For the last 15 or so years I have used only one brand of lipstick - Fleur's. Fleur's is a French cosmetics company that has recently pulled …

Bella NYC

shhh. shampoo | shower | shave made it into Bella NYC's Holiday Gift Guide.

"No Wrapping Required!
Stash these in a stocking, a gift bag or shhh...keep 'em for yourself!
shhh, is a fun three-way, all natural bar for shampooing, showering and shaving."

(What an honor to be featured with eco-friendly Butter London!)

Master Cleanse

Excerpt from American Spa Magazine.

Purify the skin and expel toxins and evil spirits with juniper berries.Juniper berries have long been used to purify the air—and protect against evil. Ancient Europeans burned the berries as part of a cleansing ritual to protect against sorcery, and the sweet, earthy scent was believed to ward off the plague. Legend says a juniper planted at the front door would prevent a witch from entering unless she could count all of the needles. Native Americans used juniper berries for medicinal and spiritual applications, and even today, the shrub is associated with protection and good health. While it’s unlikely that your home is battling the forces of darkness or buttressing evil spirits, juniper berry can bring a welcome positive energy through the doors with its uplifting and healing properties. “Juniper berry is known for cleansing and purifying the spirit as well as being a spiritual protector and remover of negative energy,” says Susan Keene, director …

All About Dogs

Join us this Saturday, November 3rd for ALL ABOUT DOGS DAY @ The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$25 member/$30 non-member PER DOG*
(2 adults included per dog)

We'll be there with doggystyle and  joined by other vendors such as Nelli Designs - Pet candles.

Register online

*Online admission deals do not apply.
Questions? Please contact Mary Carlson at (952) 443-1425 or mkcarlso@umn.edu.

A great event at the Arboretum to honor man’s and woman’s best friend. Reserve a spot for you and your faithful canine companion for a wonderful walk together on Three-Mile Drive, complete with Trick or Treating, a pet expo in the Great Hall at the Visitor Center and a Dog-O-Rama costume parade (dress up in style!)...all in the wonderful outdoor setting of the Arboretum. Doggie goodie bags included!

Additionally, authors Allen and Linda Anderson will be at the Gift Store to sign advanced copies of their new book, A Dog Named Leaf. The Andersons are the founders of the Angel Animals Ne…