Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Garbage In, Garbage Out Rule

Some great skincare tips via Always New You.

More often than not, what’s taking place on the outside of our bodies is a direct effect of what’s happening on the inside of our bodies.  This is especially true for skin care and adult acne.  So, making sure we are consuming the right foods, supplements, and keep our bodies are properly hydrated is a great first step when addressing acne help.
Learn what ingredients will help reduce skin breakouts and irritation and what ingredients may be contributing to your adult acne.

The Schneider Stop Acne Now Plan

1. Limit your consumption of refined carbohydrates and simple sugars like cake, cookies, white bread and candy etc
2. Wash your face twice a day with a 2% salicylic Acid cleanser.
3. Take  Olive leaf Extract Capsules daily.
4. Ingest fish oil caps daily.
5. Place 100% Tea Tree oil once daily at bedtime on all pimples. Avoid placement near or around the eyes.

5 Tips to Reduce Acne Using Proper Nutrition:

1.  Eat a diet low in fat, low in sugar, and low in processed carbohydrates
2.  Eat plenty of fresh fruit, veggies (i.e. high water content food)
3.  Eat cleansing food and detox regularly
4.  Eat fermented or cultured foods that contain good bacteria – yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha
5.  Take supplements: zinc, vitamin C, antioxidants

No-Cost Tips to Help Reduce Adult Acne

1.  Wipe off your cell phone once a day with a wet-wipe.
2.  Change your pillowcase DAILY.
3.  Cleanse and moisturize skin morning AND evening.
4.  Be aware of how often you are touching your face during the day and eliminate the habit.
5.  Start reading the labels of everything you eat and eliminate “high fructose corn syrup/corn sugars” from your diet. You will be alarmed at how often you will see this ingredient. Don’t fret. Do it slowly, one item at a time. Though maybe not the same brand, those same products are available without those ingredients. You just have to look.
 It is important to consult your nutritional physician when making changes to or beginning a new supplement regimen.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Daily Dose of Anti Aging

via Always New You
We can play an active roll in our anti aging process by taking good care of our skin on a daily basis.  Often times it is easy to skip a morning or evening of skin care, especially when we drag our already-half-asleep selves to bed after a long day.  But, taking the extra five minutes to check anti aging treatment off your to-do list will be worth it in the end.
Learn a few skin care tips you can do every day to keep your skin looking clear and beautiful.

Your  Daily  Dose  of  Anti  Aging

We hear this all the time, but drink more water. Properly hydrated skin will minimize fine lines. These four steps; Cleanse, moisturize, eye treatment, lip balm application – need to be done morning and evening. WITHOUT FAIL.
Unclean skin is a breeding ground for bacteria and that works against the anti-aging process. Moisturizer, eye cream and lip balm, applied morning and evening, help to seal in moisture and help aid healing.

Omega-3, The  Beauty  Nutrient

Your outward appearance is primarily governed by your internal health. New research in skincare not only supports the view of ‘beauty from within’ it has demonstrated with remarkable results the ability of orally consumed omega-3 EPA and DHA (from fish oil) to rejuvenate and repair skin tissue, reducing the signs of aging. It appears that EPA and DHA alter skin physiology by up-regulating collagen production, reducing inflammation, improving skin barrier function, and protecting against the damage caused by UV rays. Ask your health care professional about including Omega-3 supplements into your daily vitamin regimen to reap the concentrated benefits.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Name Says It All


As featured in Nails Magazine.

When it turned out the nail and beauty products she used every day as a nail tech were making her sick, Sheila Fredriksen sought out healthy, holistic, and effective products to use instead. When she found nothing that fit the bill, she hired a chemist and together they created the NONTOXIQUE line of hand and foot care products.

“Our formulas are 100% authentically natural,” she says. “Each product is made from pure plant and fruit parts right out of nature  — not adulterated, nutritionally stripped, synthetic, or left biologically inactive. Following the holistic paradigm, all ingredients work synergistically together to support or enhance the healing and regenerative ability of each ingredient.”

>Hand Cleanser moisturizes the eponychium, nourishes nails, regenerates aging skin, soothes sensitive skin, and washes away germs and grime. It contains essential oils of elemi, myrrh, sweet orange, and mandarin, as well as rosemary, coconut, and olive.

>Herbal Scrub increases cell hydration, moisturizes skin, promotes optimal nutrient absorption, revitalizes damaged skin, and sloughs dead, dry skin. It uses almond oil, shea butter, and various essential oils to exfoliate and smooth.

>Age Reversal Serum increases moisture, improves skin radiance, and neutralizes free radicals. Ingredients include buriti and jojoba oils, licorice, kiwi seed, arbutin, and Moroccan blue chamomile. Sea buckthorn and rosehips seed oils aid in cellular rejuvenation.

>Restore Day Crème improves skin elasticity, increase collagen synthesis, locks in hydration, and soothes sensitive skin. Mowrah and mango butters prevent skin drying and minimize fine lines. It also includes turmeric, gotu kola, alfalfa, sage, ginseng, comfrey, and avocado oil.

>Cuticle & Nail Balm maintains nail and tissue suppleness and flexibility. It nourishes, softens, and waterproofs using myrrh, beeswax, avocado, kiwi seed, coconut, and vitamin E.

courtesy of  Nails Magazine.
For more information, go to http://www.nontoxique.com/.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Love Notes

I love waking up to find them in my email box.

Hi Becky – I’m not interested in buying anything at the moment but have meant to write to you since last summer when I ordered a favored nail polish color that I’d been unable to find anywhere locally.  I placed the order with you and received it in the blink of an eye!  I really appreciated the terrific service and have your site bookmarked and the material you included with my order tucked away for future reference.  Hope business is going well and thanks again.

 Melissa N. (Louisiana)

Today is going to be a great day!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Think Outside The Can

I'm on a new mission with my shhh. grooming bars. I want men (and women) to "think outside the can".

Shaving products don't have to come from a can, or bottle or tube. They can come from a 100% natural, plant-based bar. One with recyclable packaging that is also perfect for travel and your gym bag.

Please, don't think "soap". You may have used a soap bar as a shaving product, but you have never used a "soap" like this one. Trust me, I've spent my entire career in the beauty biz and I know how drying soap can be.
Give it a whirl.

Read the ingredient deck on your can of foam.
Example: Water (Aqua), Palmitic Acid, Triethanolamine, Stearic Acid, Isopentane, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Monoglycerides, Sorbitol, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera Gel), Fragrance, PVP, Isobutane, PEG 90M, FD&C Blue 1 (CI 42090)
What are all of those?

Now, here is the ingredient deck for shhh.: Saponified (with sodium hydroxide) oils of olive, castor seed, coconut, palm, sweet almond, cocoa butter, kukui nut and jojoba.

Which would you rather put on your skin?

Ryan K. from Chicago, IL said this about our grooming bars: "best shaving cream I've ever used".

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SL Pre-SaLe

STYLEDLIFE is gearing up for their Pre-SaLe.

3waybeauty will be featured during this Pre-Sale for 30% off!

So, if you have never tried our beauty brand or already love it and want to stock up, mark your calendar.
The wait is over: private Pre-SaLe starts Sunday, January 22nd.
Loyal SL guests...you know the pre-SaLe drill.  If you are a new STYLEDLIFE aficionado, welcome to one of the most anticipated events of the year.

Their Pre-SaLe is legendary. Everything* is discounted by 30%-70% (*Vintage is excluded, but everything else is discounted!), with more items at 50% and 70% off than any previous SaLe. Even Music is on sale...an incredibly rare opportinity. It's our way of thanking you,  for all the business you've given us over the years.

How-to guide for the STYLEDLIFE Pre-SaLe
  • SL Preferred Guests (that's you) are allowed to shop the Pre-SaLe from Jan. 22nd-Feb. 1st. This means you receive the SaLe prices before the public gets a crack at their discounts.
  • Tell them you received this "special newsletter", select and buy your purchases. This will get you the SaLe prices.
  • Pick up your goodies after 12 noon on February 1st, the day before the PUBLIC SaLe starts.
  • Revel in your amazing discounts.
  • The only exclusions are Vintage...simple. Even Music is discounted for this SaLe.
What takes the STYLEDLIFE® Pre-SaLe to another level?
Guests waiting before the doors open at 11am on Sunday, Jan. 22nd will be treated to fun & excitement!
First guest in line gets a $50 gift card! You can enter drawings, win prizes, play games of chance, watch fashion "edutaiment" and eat some breakfast carbs to keep your strength up.

Our amazing brands include:
Alexis Bittar
Marc by Marc Jacobs
MZ Wallace
House of Harlow 1960
Philippe Audibert
Virgins, Saints & Angels
MS by Martine Sitbon
3waybeauty (that's us!)
Lauren Merkin
All items return to their original price after the SaLe ends on March 4th.

Get in there!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Youth Elixir

Vie Collection has just launched a new serum: Youth Elixir 3.2 System.

As you may know, this is the skincare line I am most loyal to. Though I have to sample and test many skincare brands, this is always my "must have" range. It is instant gratification in regard to result-focused skincare for anti-aging.

Don't get me wrong, the other skincare brands I carry are all great for the skin. Vie just packs the biggest punch. This is luxury skincare for those who are serious about their skin.

Use this new serum as a booster to your current moisturizer.

A concentrate of technology capable of doubling the visible rejuvenating effectiveness of your usual skin care. Its high-tech formula contains 3 advanced ingredients selected to act on 3 major factors of skin aging:
1 | Intrinsic skin aging: stimulate weakened skin cells.
2 | Oxidative skin aging: combat free radicals by balancing the ratio of oxidants and the antioxidant system.
3 | The glycation phenomenon: combat the adherence of sugars to collagen fibers, which causes tissue damage, and restore suppleness and resilience to the collagen fibers.

Here are the IMPRESSIVE RESULTS for the new Youth Elixir 3.2 System:

Increased elastin sythesis: +223%
Increased collagen sythesis: +439%

Skin is velvety: 95%
Complexion is more even: 79%

Rejuvenating effect is intensified: 82%
Skin is smoothed: 86%
Smooth complexion and less wrinkles: 83%

* In vitro test on the aqueous solution containing the ingredients of Youth Elixir.
** Clinical study: self-evaluation by 23 volunteers, 2 applications a day of Youth Elixir + usual anti-aging care vs. anti-aging care alone, for 28 days.

To celebrate the launch of this amazing new serum, please enjoy this or any Vie Collection skincare for 20% off - now through January, 23rd. Vie sales are few and far between so don't miss out!
Enter NEWVIE upon checkout to receive discount. 

Because we anticipate selling out of our inventory quickly, there may be a delay in receiving your order until our next delivery arrives in about a week. Thank you for your patience.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Whisker Whirl

Our 3waybeauty brand is proud to be donating to this wonderful event.

Saturday, February 25, 2012, the Animal Humane Society (AHS) is holding their annual Whisker Whirl event.  

This fundraising gala is a party for people and their pups, with an evening of dinner, live music, silent and live auctions, and a Fund-A-Need auction to raise money for animals in need.

With five Twin Cities locations, AHS cares for nearly 35,000 companion animals each year.  Supported only by donations and fees, they are a private, nonprofit organization with locations in Buffalo, Coon Rapids, Golden Valley, St. Paul, and Woodbury.  Besides adoption, they also offer services in humane investigations, boarding, training, and education.

Whisker Whirl promises to be a spectacular event and I hope you will support this important fundraiser.

FYI - We have had several clients tell us that they use their shhh. grooming bar on their pooch!

Friday, January 13, 2012


BOMB_2012_Poster_FINshhh...3waybeauty Presents

5th Anniversary Festival

Ready to raise your winter temperature and set your Valentine’s week a-sizzlin’? 3waybeauty is thrilled to sponsor the 5th Anniversary Best of Midwest Burlesk Festival in Minneapolis, Feb 9-11 - 2012

Showcasing burlesque and variety artists from across the U.S.!  After four consecutive years of sold-out shows, the festival this year will be bigger and better than ever with five fabulous performances at The Ritz Theater.

Best of Midwest Burlesk Festival (BOMB) is a hot assortment of live music, novelty acts, aerialists, comedy, boylesque, drag, and, of course – the very finest burlesque! In total, the festival will host more than 80 local and national artists, turning the city into The Land of 10,000 Legs!

This year’s festival stars Perle Noire (New Orleans), “The Feminine Phenomenon.” This southern firecracker has been described as the reincarnation of Josephine Baker; her dynamic style awarded her the title New Orleans Burlesque Festival’s Queen of Burlesque 2009, as well as one the World’s Top 20 Burlesque Performers by 21st Century Burlesque.

BOMB 2012 also features the world-famous all-male burlesque group, The Stage Door Johnnies! (Chicago) Recently inducted into the Burlesque Hall of Fame, they hold the title of "World's Best Burlesque Group 2011.”  The Johnnies were awarded "Artists of the Year 2010" by the Burlesque Innovation Guild, and named in the Top 20 performers in the world.

The anniversary weekend includes the return of Lola Van Ella, “The Derriere Beyond Compare,” and Sammich the Tramp, “The Punk Rock Hobo.”   The colossal talent and charm of the St. Louis icons is nothing short of magic.

Even more wonderland awaits with special solo performances from our hometown and nationally renowned Lili’s Burlesque Revue, along with traditional New Orleans jazz by the Southside Aces!

The festival's mission is to present top caliber talent, bring the burlesque community together, and create a unique theatrical experience for Twin Cities’ audiences. Festival-goers will experience a blizzard of classic glamour, acrobatics, aerial, feather fans, hula hooping, ballet, neo-burlesque, tassel twirling, boylesque, and many other vintage-inspired novelties.  Like snowflakes, no two shows will be the same!

The BEST of MIDWEST BURLESK Festival – 5th Anniversary Weekend!
At the Historic RITZ THEATER

Thursday, February 9th @ 8 p.m.
Friday, February 10th @ 7 p.m. & 10 p.m.
Saturday, February 11 @ 7 p.m. & 10 p.m.

Tickets: $30-$35

About 3waybeauty.
shhh...wanna try a three-way?
3waybeauty designs multi-use beauty and grooming products for both men and women. Their flagship product, shhh. is a natural plant based skin and hair care product developed on the belief that the healthiest solutions for our skin and hair are those that are pure. shhh. is a shampoo, shower and shaving bar for men and women free of synthetics, preservatives, artificial fragrances and coloring. And it doesn’t stop there; all packaging is 100% compostable and recyclable. shhh. was created by Becky Sturm, St. Paul native and owner of StormSister Spatique®,  who has been in the beauty industry for more than 20 years and worked with a variety of products and potions. She was able to see the good, bad and ugly side of beauty and care products and with the help of other small businesses, developed the all natural, multiple purpose beauty bar bound to change the industry.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Travel Skincare



ANTI-AGING CLEANSER: 1 fl oz. / 30 ml
ANTI-AGING MIST: 0.67 fl oz / 20 ml
ANTI-AGING SERUM: 0.67 fl oz / 20 ml
ANTI-AGING MOISTURE: 1 fl oz. / 30 ml

Your skin shows what your body knows. All day, everyday, it battles free radicals. The result is inflammation, and the by-products are blemishes, bags, lines and eventually wrinkles. Conventional products conspire to help you ignore this fact, for now. Synthetics huff and puff, temporarily inflating skin to disguise lines. Skin looks smoother for the moment.

Declare immunity for skin by changing how you care for it so skin can reclaim its birthright to defend and regenerate itself:

• The power of IN's Intellimune® Seed Oil Complex combined with Intelligent Nutrients Plant Stem Cell Science™ Antioxidant Blend of edelweiss, pennywort and coneflower deliver potent antioxidants that halt unnecessary aging by creating more powerful, inflammation-free cells.

• Free of synthetic aromatics and fragrances.
• The complete regimen feeds, protects and restores while it revitalizes skin cells, rejuvenates aging skin, and restores elasticity and brightness.

For complete skin health and optimum results follow their 5-step regimen incorporating the Plant Stem Cell Renewal Complex in the morning and before bed:

• Step 1: Certified Organic Anti-Aging Cleanser:
Provides gentle cleansing to remove environmental buildup, impurities and makeup. Formulated with Intellimune® Seed Oil Complex, Argon, Acai and essential oils, this non-foam cleanser also feeds the skin with advanced antioxidants, plant sterols, fatty acids and essential oils to protect delicate skin cell membranes, inhibit aging and inflammation to help maintain skin’s moisture, stability and radiance. Perfect for all skin types, this cleanser leaves skin nourished, and well prepared for facial regime.

• Step 2: Plant Stem Cell Science Renewal Complex

• Step 3: Certified Organic Anti-Aging Mist:
Lightweight, multifunctional spray that feeds, refreshes, and revitalizes skin cells to help renew its appearance. A water-based formula, infused with Intellimune® Seed Meal Complex, the spray delivers nourishment inside skin cells, while the seed and essential oils from the Anti-Aging Serum feed and protect the outer cell membranes.

• Step 4: Certified Organic Anti-Aging Serum:
Formulated to feed and protect the skin with the most potent form of antioxidants to reduce inflammation. This highly beneficial serum is composed of Intellimune® Seed Oil Complex, Acai, argan and essential oils that infuses the skin with antioxidants, plant sterols, vitamins and fatty acids to increase moisture, radiance, elasticity, enhancing skin tone and texture. Gentle enough to use on delicate eye area.

• Step 5: Certified Organic Anti-Aging Moisture:
Lightweight formula that helps to seal and protect the skin barrier. A restorative combination of intensely emollient oils, Intellimune® Seed Oil Complex, apricot, acai and safflower along with a blend of essential oils improves skin hydration and elasticity.


• Glass bottles allows for recycling.
• Single material pump, remove and recycled in mixed recycling.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Vie Collection Ritual

Effective cleansers and make-up removers, the Rituel de Vie products also offer ideal skin preparation to optimize the application of skincare products. They offer a wonderful, relaxing therapy by preparing the skin to help it combat the damaging effects of stress that weaken cells and diminish their receptiveness to ingredients.

The research on stress, carried out by the Vie Collection laboratory, revealed the exceptional properties of Helichrysol. This seaside plant, exposed to many harsh environmental conditions (UV rays, wind, salinity, etc.), has created its own defense system by producing relaxing, aromatic molecules. Enriched with an extract of these molecules capable of reducing levels of the hormone responsible for skin stress by up to 76%, the Rituel de Vie range provides an ideal beauty ritual. Skin is perfectly replenished and relaxed, and regains its serenity, balance, and vitality.


The history of Vie Collection is the history of life, its beginnings, and its evolution. How was life able to develop deep in the sea over 3.5 billion years ago and give rise to marine and then earth-growing plants? Fascinated by the mysterious alchemy at the origin of life, the Vie Collection researchers worked for over ten years on its creation and means of adaptation: year after year, they isolated essential elements from the marine, earth, and mineral environments and assembled them to create the best ingredients.

THE ESSENCE OF LIFE IS CAPTURED IN A UNIQUE COMPLEX Protected by four patents and foundation for all Vie products, Concentré de Vie infuses skin with new vitality. Extremely rich in trace elements, amino acids, polysaccharides, and phytosterols, it provides energy, hydration, and protection against cellular aging.

The internal dynamic of the cells is a complex phenomenon. With time, it is reflected on the skin’s surface, visibly changing the appearance of the face and figure: superficial wrinkles, deep wrinkles, sagging of the face contour, dark spots, loss of firmness, localized areas of fat… Their laboratory continues its research, precisely studying the changes of the skin throughout life and the symptoms of skin aging.

Experts in skin microtectonics, their researchers have designed ultra-effective, corrective ingredients, crystallized in exceptional textures, to counteract these problems. Vie Collection offers a new beauty regime that complements each woman personally. Customized products and treatments, targeted for each beauty concern, take into account the specific morphological features of each area of the face and body.


Vie Collection benefits from a research & development laboratory on the cutting edge of science. It is composed of a team with diverse and complementary specializations (development of ingredients, skin biology, formulation, texture prospective, etc.).

The key ingredients and major scientific breakthroughs are patented and integrated in cutting edge products. Their laboratory also uses the most advanced extraction methods, derived from the pharmaceutical field to collect only the purest molecules.

Technical mastery and technological expertise go hand in hand for the incomparable ability to defy the signs of time.


Therefore their products are subjected to a series of effectiveness tests. These tests are carried out on wide panels of volunteers and require statistically significant rates.

They carry out numerous clinical tests. In vitro or ex vivo, these tests use sophisticated measuring devices: balistometer, chromameter, corneometer, 3D reconstruction and imagery. We cross-check a single product with several tests in order to obtain precise, multi-parameter* results.

Each product is also subjected to the judgment of consumer panels to evaluate the real perception of quality and performance of our products.

By entrusting their tests to extremely rigorous independent laboratories, they guarantee objective and reliable results. Their goal? Excellence! If the results of these tests do not meet their standards, their products are not released on the market, but rather returned to the laboratory to be reformulated.

 * Efficiency results measurement device

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Love Is In The Air

Give some Fun and Love!

The Award Winning betty™ products are specially formulated color dyes for the hair down there. In just a few years, there are hundreds of thousands of happy customers using betty to naturally match their hair above, cover gray or just for fun! Whether you're a blonde (be a true blonde now!), radiant auburn, rich brunette, raven black or want to try hot pink for fun, the easy to use no-drip formula gives you the perfect finishing touch.

Have some fun this Valentine's Day and do it as a couple!

StormSister Spatique's two-cents: Though the directions give a time limit during application, we recommend that you leave the color on as long as possible for a longer-lasting and more vibrant color. Especially in regard to the brighter colors.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Fairview Work Perks

Today is a big day here at StormSister Spatique.
We are proud to announce that Fairview Health Services has added us to their list of retail partners, as part of their popular employee Work Perks program.

As a local small business owner we appreciate Fairview’s willingness to embrace us amongst their other larger national corporate offerings and look forward to a long and successful partnership.

Happy New Year, everyone!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

[7] essentials

I have been asked for several months now,  when will 3waybeauty launch the lavender fragrance blend that makes up the lavender shhh. shampoo | shower | shave bar?

Your wish is my command.

Introducing, [7] essentials.

Official press release.