Monday, December 30, 2013

Got The Sniffles?

Erbaviva Sniffles Organic Chest Balm
Forget that "vapo-rub" (Hello? Gross ingredients!)

We love this chest rub for adults as much as for children - Erbaviva Sniffles Organic Chest Balm

An organic natural alternative to ease baby’s (grown-up baby, too!) cough and cold symptoms, Sniffles Organic Chest Balm is formulated with superior immune boosting essential oils of Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, and Myrrh, which lend powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties.  Calendula, lavender and chamomile naturally comfort, while Cypress and helichrysum essential oils effectively deliver healing and antiviral elements.  Apply to chest, back, neck and behind the ears to relax and soothe.  Purely natural and petroleum free.  Certified USDA organic.

Ingredients: *Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, *butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), *cera alba (beeswax), *simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, *eucalyptus radiata oil, *lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower oil, *cedrus atlantica (cedarwood) bark oil*, *citrus grandis (grapefruit) peel oil, *cupressus semperivirens (cypress) leaf oil, *commiphora myrrha (myrrh) resin extract, *pelargonium graveolens (geranium) flower oil, *melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil, *rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, *helichrysum italicum (immortelle) extract, *calendula officinalis flower extract, **citral, **citronellol, **geraniol, **limonene, **linalool. *denotes certified organic ingredient. **denotes component of certified organic ingredient.

Friday, December 27, 2013


Utterly pure, exceptionally rich, Rahua Elixir offers an exotic, 100% natural solution to your toughest hair-care challenges.

Use Rahua Elixir’s highly concentrated, highly potent formula — blending beneficial  Rahua and Ungurahua oils — to create hair that blooms as beautifully as the Amazon rainforest.

Let super-fine Rahua oil molecules deeply penetrate the hair’s cortex to rebuild and repair even the most damaged tresses, while the Ungurahua oil’s rejuvenating omega-9 oleic acids strengthen the hair follicle — keeping it firmly rooted, allowing hair to grow longer and stronger.

Transform hair to gorgeous with one full dropper of Rahua Elixir. Apply to hair after conditioning paying special attention to the ends, leave in for 15 minutes, rinse and style as usual. (If you're going to spend this kind of money on a haircare product, we recommend sleeping in it and shampooing out with Rahua in the morning. Pure luxury.)Rahua Elixir ingredients

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Conditioning Mist

John Masters Organics Green Tea & Calendula Leave-In Conditioning Mist
New from John Masters Organics - Green Tea & Calendula Leave-in Conditioning Mist

This lightweight, leave-in conditioning spray combines the antioxidant benefits of green tea along with 9 other certified-organic oils and extracts to strengthen and revitalize hair. Guar gum naturally builds volume while soy proteins replenish lipid content to lock in moisture. 4.2 fl oz.

Made with 11 certified-organic ingredients

 key ingredients
green tea extract - rich in antioxidants; natural antibacterial; stimulates hair growth
calendula extract - soothes and protects the hair and scalp
broccoli seed oil - rich in fatty acids to eliminate frizz and give hair a smooth, natural shine
chamomile extract - strengthens and revitalizes the hair; treats scalp issues
rosemary extract - stimulates hair growth; adds volume and shine

untangles and eliminates frizz
strengthens hair and builds volume
leaves hair healthy and manageable

increases hair's manageability
perfect for styling and creating natural healthy shine
great for revitalizing hair throughout the day
provides hydration to protect and soften hair

spray on damp or dry hair, focusing on damaged or frizzy areas such as the ends
follow with any John Masters Organics styling product

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Pioneer Press Gets Wicked

Wicked CandlesClever new local products keep shoppers in the mood for more

Wicked is featured in the St. Paul Pioneer Press today on page 14E or online, here.

A small error is the statement "former owner of StormSister Spatique". As you know, StormSister Spatique is alive and well and I'm still the owner! I'm certain Nancy just misunderstood the closing of StormSister Spatique brick-and-mortar to an online only retail model.

Friday, December 20, 2013


Pre de Provence has a new shea butter soap called Moondance - a bright, green floral fragrance.

Pre de Provence soap is not only carefully made today by dedicated soapmakers in Provence following their proud traditions, but quad-milled to be smoother and have a richer lather to create a luxurious feel. Using all pure, natural ingredients enriched with shea butter, you can feel the difference with a quad-milled soap.

Since the Middle Ages, French soap makers have crafted exquisite natural soaps--sublime combinations of organic wonders and an ancient art. Pre de Provence Soaps are known as the finest in the world, a reputation built by the legendary savonneries and the enduring quality of their product. Their soaps provide gentle, moisturizing skin care along with subtle fragrances that will transport you to another world.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A Wicked TCL

Beauty Gift Picks from Twin Cities Live

If you are still on the hunt for Christmas gifts, our beauty expert has some ideas for you.  Bombshell Beauty blogger, Sara Bartlett has suggestions for everyone on your list! 
Best "Family" Gift - if you give family gifts, instead of individual presents, go with something that looks impressive like the My Fair Lady gift set ($59.95)  from Lush. It comes in a beautiful box (no wrapping required!) and has something for everyone. Mom will love the Ultra Balm, Dad will like the Olive Branch Shower gel, kids will get a kick out of washing with hand-shaped soap. 
Best Gift for the Person Who Has Everything - We all have "that" person on our list. Give her something she's never seen before: the Wicked Candle ($33) by 3way beauty. It's a candle/massage oil/stemless wine glass...all in one. Comes in two scents and burns for up to 85 hours.
Best Makeup Kit for Your Teen/Tween - This can be a hard age to shop for, especially girls - as they transition out of liking toys. They will flip out as a beauty-loving 12 year old if they received Ulta's Just in Case Blockbuster ($19.99).
Stocking Stuffer for Him - Mitch Patron Agave Bar (available at Paul Mitchell Focus Salons for $9.50) . Paul Mitchell's men's line has just released this bar of soap that features a partnership with Patron tequila. Men will like that extra-manly angle, and you'll both love the clean scent with a hint of spice.
Stocking Stuffer for Her - Towel Topper (12.99). This is a terrific gift if you have a college student who shares a bathroom in a dorm or has roommates. The towel topper comes in several sizes and will securely hold your towel up while you go through your post-shower routine.

Related Link:
Christmas at the Cosmo 

Monday, December 16, 2013

2014 HAMMS Event

HAMMS Event - Help A Minnesota Maker SucceedMay 3rd, 2014 - Mark your
calendars -

HAMMS Event 2013Info about becoming a vendor, sponsor or shopper, as well as some fun additions for this years' event can be found on the website above. Yahoo!

Calling all Minnesota Businesses:

If you're a Minnesota Maker, we would love to have you as a vendor at the 2014 HAMMS Event.
What is a Minnesota Maker? A Minnesota entrepreneur who is the developer/designer of their product.

Calling all Minnesota Food Trucks - We would love to have 2 or 3 of you again this year. Please contact us. 

If you're a Minnesota blogger, please contact us with your blog name, link and stats. We'd love to give you a pair of tickets to attend and have a ticket give-a-way, in exchange for a post on your blog.

If you own or manage a Minnesota company, we would love to have you be a sponsor of the HAMMS Event. (Sponsorship is available to ANY company, no matter your location. We're just BIG MN fans, can you tell?)

Do you want to be a part of the HAMMS Event but you're not sure how you'd fit?Please contact us  - we can help you figure it out - We also need volunteers!
If you know a Minnesota Maker, blogger or business that may be interested in our event, please forward this post to them. Thank you.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Sugar Sugar

Organic Sugar Cane
excerpt from American Spa Magazine.
by Jessica Morrobel

While its nutritional value is hotly debated, sugar remains an effective skincare ingredient.

Considering the recent press  surrounding sugar’s addictive and waistline- expanding properties, it may seem counter intuitive, but sucrose is a bona fide beauty heavyweight. When used in skincare treatments, it packs a serious punch instead of packing on the pounds. This organic compound exfoliates without clogging pores and inherently retains liquid, according to Heather Lindbergh, Epicuren’s  director of media and public relations. “As a natural humectant, sugar draws in moisture, keeping the skin hydrated and supple,” she says. “Nature’s troublemaker is also a natural glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that sloughs off dry, lifeless skin cells, promoting cellular turnover to generate more youthful-looking skin.”

According to Paul Heslop, owner of Salt of the Earth, natural glycolic acid not only conditions and moisturizes but also protects skin from toxins, helping to eliminate blemishes and restore the natural balance of surface oils. “As we get older, our cell renewal rate slows,” he says. “Glycolic acid breaks apart the ‘glue’ that holds dead skin cells together and helps them desquamate faster. It also helps with fine lines, wrinkles, and acne.” Sugar features prominently in the company’s line of scrubs, custom-blended for each of its 500-plus clients, and in its Blend Bar Mix Stations.

Sweet Scrubbing Action

A high-demand face and body treatment staple, white sugar is often used as a gentle alternative to coarser salt-based scrubs. At The Spa at Pelican Hill (CA), the California Sugar Glow treatment (starting at $130, 50 minutes) uses the spa’s signature California Sugar Scrub, a natural product that blends pure cane sugar with plant extracts, to gently buff and nourish the skin.

Brown sugar is an even milder option. It has a higher molasses content than refined white sugar, so it’s more hydrating and easier on sensitive skin, according to Stephanie Phelan, spa director at The Spa at El Encanto (Santa Barbara, CA). Brown sugar also offers a “better glide for the scrub and adds a pleasant aroma to the treatment,” says Phelan. El Encanto’s Pinot and Cabernet Crush Sugar Scrub ($160, 50 minutes) relies on a mix of the two sugars, though organic brown sugar features more prominently than its organic white counterpart.

When it comes to selecting a sugar, “less coarse granules will prevent micro-tearing of the skin,” says Lindbergh. “The granular structure of brown sugar is finer than that of white sugar and also has water in its makeup, which delivers moisture to the skin.” It plays a key role in Epicuren’s Tub & Rub Sampler ($150, 60 minutes) at Auberge Spa at The Inn at Palmetto Bluff (SC). “We will always have a sugar-based scrub available on the menu,” says Angela Comfort, lead spa therapist at Auberge. “Not everyone can tolerate a salt.”

For FarmHouse Fresh president and founder Shannon McLinden, the choice between exfoliating agents comes down to the desired texture of each product. “Our signature sea-salt scrubs are fabulous for removing calluses from feet and keeping cracked heels at bay,” she says. “Brown sugar brings a warm scent to our more wintery creations, and it dissolves easily on the skin. We use white sugar in our thicker cream-based scrubs—the grain is a bit smoother to the touch.”

Éminence Organic Skin Care uses organic raw sugar for its products, says Boldijarre Koronczay, the company’s president and founder. “The sugarcane is grown without any synthetic pesticides or herbicides, thus offering a green alternative benefit for the skin and the environment,” he says.

It should come as no surprise that sugar goes well with fruit—this versatile ingredient complements anything that could be found in a baked good or a cocktail. FarmHouse Fresh has a gingersnap-pecan-scented Gingersnap Manicure ($45, 50 minutes) and Pedicure ($65, 50 minutes) at The Woodhouse Day Spa (multiple locations), while a Chardonnay sugar scrub from Olavie is one of the most popular exfoliants at The Spa at the Broadmoor (Colorado Springs, CO). “The sugar is so refined that it melts into the skin after exfoliating and does not leave any small cuts or abrasions like other scrubs can,” says spa director Cassie Hernandez.

Not just for the holidays, sweet treatments are a year-round favorite. Says McLinden, “Sugar-based scrubs are always in demand. They cause less irritation on fresh-shaved skin, so they are  preferred—especially in the summer in pedis.” Phelan concurs that sugar scrubs are popular in the summer, citing guests’ overexposure to the sun. “They want a more gentle exfoliation,” she says. Nicole De Rosa, spa director at Relâche Spa at Gaylord National Resort (National Harbor, MD), takes the opposite view. “Our guests always love sugar-based treatments, but they are great for the winter because the skin is drier from the weather and in need of nourishment.”

Extreme Exfoliation

Sugaring, in which a paste made of sugar, lemon, and water is used to remove unwanted hair, is perhaps the most radical use of sucrose as an exfoliant. According to Paola Girotti, owner of body-sugaring boutique Sugarmoon (multiple locations), the mixture is applied against hair growth. Unlike waxing, hair is then removed in its natural direction, which helps eliminate breakage. “Sugar is gentle for all skin types,” Girotti says. “It is antibacterial, but, moreover, it does not stick to the skin. It sticks to dead skin cells and hair only, leaving the live cells intact.”

Undercover Agent

Though sugar is most commonly found in exfoliants, it’s a surprise element in many other beauty products as well. Jurlique relies on several types of sugar-based ingredients, and “deciding which ones to use all depends on the type of formulation, its unique performance attributes, and its end function within the product,” says Richard Pietz, global director of product development. “Sugar is a renewable resource and has various functions that are great for skin. New science technology over the years has given rise to new skin benefits that come from sugar molecules.”

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Remedies for Daily Living

INtelligent Nutrients Remedies.

Aromatherapy remedies for pain, stress and other problems work by boosting the body's internal healing process. They position the body to renew itself.

Inhaling essential oils stimulates the olfactory nerves (sense of smell), which send signals to the brain's limbic system, which, in turn, triggers an emotional, physiological, endocrine (hormone) and / or immune system response. You get the therapeutic effect!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Centennial Lakes Holiday Shoppes

See ya here!

Holiday Shoppes at Centennial Lakes - Edina.We'll be joined by:


Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Come and join the fun! 

Get all of your Holiday Shopping done in one place at MinneJingleMingle #ShopLocal.

Accessories, Beauty, clothing, jewelry, food, bags, services, etc;, by many fantastic Minnesota companies.

One Grand Prize given to one attendee featuring products from each of the vendors!
Plus, prizes throughout evening.

Free to attend! Free parking. Great NE Mpls location at 612 Brew.


Monday, December 2, 2013

Cultural Aromas

Ancient Awesome. Inspired by ancient texts, epic myths and the actual scented oils cited in them.

Did you know... Manufacturers are not required to disclose aroma ingredients as is it is considered proprietary which allows them to hide many unmentionables in the aroma. INtelligent Nutrients discloses 100% of their ingredients because they have nothing to hide.
INtelligent Nutrients Cultural Aromas.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Black Friday/Small Biz Saturday/Cyber Monday

Black Friday - Small Business Saturday - Cyber Monday
Receive complimentary shipping when you shop StormSister Spatique or 3waybeauty this Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.
We're even throwing in Sunday as an added bonus! - November 29 - December 2.

Simply enter: FREESHIP upon checkout on either of our sites.

Please share the love with your fans and followers.

If you are looking to get out and about and want to support a bunch of great small businesses on Small Business Saturday, please come and visit us at this Shop Small Holiday Market - great shopping and gift wrapping is available.

Thank you so much for your support this holiday season. It is greatly appreciated.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Style Architects Beauty Must-Haves

Beauty Must-Haves from Style Architects
Our shhh. grooming bar made Tim's must-have list. (Product #1, to boot!) - Men are our fastest growing demographic.

Now, we simply MUST do something about Tim's #3 pick (what he is putting on his face.) That is simply not acceptable. No.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Mojo and Stella

Two new colors from The Elixery.

Elixery lipstick is free of animal testing (cruelty free) and free of animal-derived ingredients (vegan).

The Elixery Mojo Lipstick


Ingredients - Does the ingredient deck of your lipstick look this good?

The Elixery Stella Lipstick



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

SnapCraftedPop 3.0

SnapCraftedPop and MOTTO Market
One of our favorite shows is coming up on Dec. 1st - SnapCraftedPop

Sunday, Dec. 1st from Noon - 5.

Shop Spot: 3105 Hennepin Ave South, Minneapolis, 55408

Actually, it will be on Nov. 30th AND Dec. 1st, but I won't be there on the 30th so come by on Dec. 1st so that I can see your cute face.

Snap*Crafted*Pop, now in its third year, partners with MOTTO in the heart of Uptown. Jen Knoch of Radar Concierge started this pop-up concept around her passion for supporting all-things local. The two-days of distinctive holiday shopping celebrates and supports Twin Cities' local artisans and crafters, some exhibiting for the first time. "Please join us for an intimate experience that’s designed for gals, guys—and even their four-legged friends".

MOTTO set in the iconic house on 31st & Hennepin, is an intimate shop that curates home furnishings, decorative accessories, men's & women's apparel and unique gift items. Vendors will be set up throughout the three story building as well as outback where we'll have a cozy heated tent, food trucks, a coffee cart creating a stress-free setting to shop, sip, get a jump on your holiday list and welcome the season while mingling around the bonfire.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Embrace Your Wicked Ways

Wicked Spicy candleWanna try a three-way?

3waybeauty has launched their newest product, Wicked - Wicked Spicy and Wicked Calm.

Wicked is:

1. Candle. 
2. Body/Massage Oil. 
3. Stemless wine glass.

Be Wicked naughty and Wicked nice this holiday season! Wicked is a perfect hostess or holiday gift.

Wicked Spicy is a secret blend of orange, cedar, lemon and cinnamon essential oils.

Wicked Calm candleWicked Calm contains the most glorious lavender essential oil blend ever!

Wicked is free of parabens, gluten, phthalates, mineral oils, petrolatum, synthetic dyes, preservatives, artificial fragrance and coloring. All packaging is 100% compostable and recyclable.  

Light candle. Feel free to use the warmed oil on you or your partner's skin (soy burns cooler than paraffin so melted 'wax' is very comfortable to the touch.) When candle has burned down completely, clean glass with soap and warm water and use as a wine glass. 

100% soy with proprietary essential oil blends. 100% cotton wick. 

Wine glass manufactured in the USA.

Designed and hand poured in Minnesota. 

85+ hour burn time.

16.5 oz.

WARNING!  Failure to follow instructions can result in burn, fire injury and/or property damage. Keep wick trimmed to 1/4 inch. Discontinue use when 1/2 inch of wax remains. Avoid drafts. Keep away from children, pets and flammable objects. Burn on fireproof holder and for no more than 3 hours at a time. NEVER leave a burning candle unattended.

Next up? Wicked Sexy!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Passport Magazine

Vie Collection Night Peel
Vie Collection Night Peel is featured in the fall edition of Passport Magazine.

This ultra-soft night version of the chemical peel is a modern balm that offers complete exfoliation to the skin. Its formula is enriched with benchmark acids and has a progressive diffusion to act continuously all through the night. Each morning the complexion appears more luminous and even. After one month the skin looks renewed.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Home & Holiday Show

HAMMS EventJoin us for the Midwest Home & Holiday show November 15th-17th, 2013 as we host a mini HAMMS Event!

We'll be announcing the date for the 2014 HAMMS Event as well as some new aspects of the event that we are so excited to share.

HAMMS Event - Help A Minnesota Maker Succeed.You'll find out what's new and exciting for HAMMS Event 2014 and be able to shop with these 2013 HAMMS Event vendors: Kim Foss Handbags, Irely Intimates, Isms, StormSister SpatiqueEpitome Skincare, TowelTopper, and 3waybeauty.

The 23rd Annual Midwest Home & Holiday Show is Minnesota’s premiere show for home improvement ideas and gift shopping, all under one roof.

Find the best trends and innovations in remodeling, design, home services, entertaining, and more.
Holiday gift shopping—There’s no need to fight crowds and expend time and energy hunting for the perfect gift at the mall. Find a wide selection of unique gifts for all ages.

Minneapolis Convention Center
Friday, November 15 • 1-6 p.m.
Saturday, November 16 • 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, November 17 • 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Purchase tickets here.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

XMF Serum

Phytomer XMF Radiance Retexturing Serum
New skin texture in just 2 weeks*

PIONNIÈRE XMF Radiance Retexturing Serum

PHYTOMER revolutionizes the cosmetic approach to anti-aging with XMF - EXTRA MARINE FILLER - an advanced, biotechnological ingredient that creates an invisible film on the skin’s surface to instantly smooth and visibly correct signs of aging.*

Learn more from this video.

• Skin is smoother
• Skin is hydrated
• Pores are tightened
• Complexion is illuminated
• Skin texture is refined

*Satisfaction test on 23 volunteers after twice-daily use for 1 month.

Marine Biotechnology for immediate, visible and proven results.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

JMO Spearmint Shampoo & Purifying Serum

John Masters Organics Spearmint and Meadowsweet Scalp Stimulating Shampoo
Two new products from John Masters Organics.

JMO Scalp System for Optimal Hair Growth - Recommended for people experiencing hair and scalp issues.

Spearmint & Meadowsweet Scalp Stimulating Shampoo:
A scalp stimulating shampoo to revive hair follicles, control sebum production and build volume.

Improves concerns such as oily or dry scalp, clogged hair follicles, excess sebum production, fine or thinning hair and lack of volume.

key ingredients
• spearmint & peppermint – stimulate scalp for optimal hair growth
• meadowsweet  extract (spiraea ulmaria)  – natural astringent; prevents hair loss
• eucalyptus oil – removes bacteria; anti-inflammatory
• zinc – reduces irritation and protects the scalp
• soy protein – strengthens hair follicle
• guar gum – natural thickening agent; builds volume; locks in moisture and increases shine

• great for normalizing scalp
• unclogs pores and reduces excess sebum production

• wet hair, massage into scalp and leave on for 1-2 minutes, rinse
• for fine hair, follow with Citrus & Neroli Detangler or Rosemary & Peppermint Detangler
• for curly hair, follow with Lavender & Avocado Intensive Conditioner 
• for overly dry or damaged hair follow with Honey & Hibiscus Hair Reconstructor

• clean and refreshed scalp
• better blood circulation in the scalp
• stronger, fuller and more manageable hair

John Masters Organics Deep Scalp Purifying SerumDeep Scalp Purifying Serum

A serum for skin texture, to cleanse and “treat”.
Softens scalps that have grown harder through aging and improves the scalp to make it youthful and vibrant. Also improves the way the hair feels to the touch. 
key ingredients 
• spearmint & peppermint – stimulates scalp for optimal hair growth 
• wintergreen – antibacterial; helps soothe headaches 
• meadowsweet  extract (spiraea ulmaria)  – natural astringent; prevents hair loss 
• vitamin B complex – helps retain moisture; prevents flakiness; slows hair loss 
• alleviates scalp irritation 
• brings scalp back to its natural pH 
• prevents hair loss 
• stimulates hair growth 
• apply 2-4 drops (more if needed) to scalp, massage evenly into scalp and leave in 
• a clean and refreshed scalp 
• better blood circulation in the scalp 
• stronger, fuller and more manageable hair

This system is beneficial for anyone having hair and scalp issues, whether it be limp, unmanageable hair, hair loss, damaged hair, itchy, flaky scalp or dandruff.

Preventive Care So You Can Look Terrific At Any Age

Scalp problems can arise for a variety of reasons, from seasonal changes to pregnancy to the natural decline that comes with age.

•  Men and women in their 30s and 40s whose hair has lost fullness and body
•  Men and women in their 30s and 40s who want to start the prevention of thinning hair
•  People who are concerned with dry or oily scalp
•  People who are looking for scalp care products that are highly effective and organic
•  People who are concerned with thinning hair
•  Women looking for a way to deal with post-pregnancy hair loss
•  Prevention of hair loss at the end of summer, sun-related scalp damage, drying, hardening

Friday, October 25, 2013

Phytoceane Gift with Purchase

Phytoceane Gift with Purchase
DOUBLE YOUR DELIGHT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON with this Phytoceane Gift with Purchase.

Beginning November 1st.

For every $100 in Phytocéane products your purchase, receive 2 travel size products (various travel sizes that we will select) as our gift to you.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

12 reasons why you absolutely can't miss Maiden MN 2013

Maiden Minnesota 2013 - A Good Reason to Shop
Actually, there are 14 reasons not to miss Maiden Minnesota.

#13 -- We're sharing our booth with The Elixery and they have a couple of brand new colors - so stop by our booth for a complimentary lipstick application by Michelle, our make-up artist!

#14 -- 3waybeauty is launching a new product!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

1026: A Grand Shoppe

1026: A Grand Shoppe
1026: A Grand Shoppe is a one day shopping event.

An array of designers under one roof, piled into a cute house and let loose!

Designers: 3waybeauty,  Christopher Straub, Cocoon, Irely, Juli Swenson Beauty, Kuhl Studio, L'Avenir, LolaMade, MAI, Nelli Designs, Post-, Red Shoes 26, Tessa + Tricia, and Elixery.

Come share an afternoon with us and explore this diverse collection of locally crafted goods, between 10am and 4pm on the 3rd of November.

1026 Grand Avenue in St. Paul. See ya there!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Renew & Revive

with Aquasaphir Jewel of the Sea - AQUASAPHIR Perfecting Youth Serum

This new, advanced serum offers a complete renewing effect and helps correct the skin's texture.

• Smooths skin
• Evens out texture
• Softens wrinkles
• Tightens pores
• Lightens complexion

AQUASAPHIR EXTRACT: anti-aging, antioxidant, limits the skin's stress levels which play a role in its aging.
MALACHITE EXTRACT: this precious stone is an antioxidant, acting as a shield against free radicals.
OLIVE EXTRACT: complete anti-aging action, works to reduce built-up free radicals, helps densify the dermis and epidermis.
PHYLLOSPADIX EXTRACT (sea depth plant): inhibits the synthesis of melanin, protects against oxidant stress from UVA and UVB rays.

Directions for use:
Apply a few drops to entire face and neck, morning and evening, before your usual skincare cream.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Free Shipping 2013

The date has been set! December 18th.

Enter: FREESHIP in the coupon section at checkout when shopping at either StormSister Spatique or 3waybeauty.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Shop Small Holiday Market

Shop Small Holiday Market
Shop small and gift locally this holiday season!

More than 18 local small businesses feature their locally-made gourmet foods, custom art & prints, health & beauty products, jewelry, and hand-crafted furniture in one convenient location in the STARR Design Award winning St. Anthony Shopping Center.

Lots of parking, gift wrapping & gift baskets available, Chef Shack food truck will be on site, so come hungry!
One day only!
Shop Small Holiday Market at St. Anthony Village Shops
When: Small Business Saturday, November 30th, 2013
Time: 10am – 3pm
Where: St. Anthony Village Shops
2922 Pentagon Drive
St. Anthony, MN 55418


Shop with and support these small businesses at the Shop Small Holiday Market:

  • 3WayBeauty (St. Paul, MN) – essential oil blends, grooming bars, dog grooming bars
  • Anna Balego Designs (Brooklyn Park, MN) – Swarovski crystal & pearl handcrafted jewelry and accessories. Necklaces, earrings, bracelets, shawls, headpieces
  • Barnstormer Granola (Mpls, MN) – gluten-free gourmet granola blends
  • Chef’s Secret (Eden Prairie, MN) – sweetened and unsweetened, all natural chai blends
  • City Slickers BBQ (Plymouth, MN) – BBQ sauces and seasonings
  • Craftmade Toffee (Lakeville, MN) – six gourmet varieties of artisan toffee
  • Domata Gluten Free (Edina, MN) – gluten free baking mixes
  • Gramps & Sammy’s Pesto (Lakeville, MN) – fresh classic pesto with a Midwestern twist
  • l.c. finn’s Extracts (St. Anthony, MN) – hand-crafted extracts for baking and cooking
  • Local Food Poster Show – custom designed, screen printed or letter pressed posters
  • Lucille’s Kitchen Garden (St. Paul, MN) – hand-crafted wine jellies and pepper jams
  • Lucky Shot Photo Art (Appleton, MN) – Minnesota’s scenic landscapes presented on large canvas
  • Malone’s Simple Syrups (Mpls, MN) – all-natural, gourmet simple syrups for homemade sodas and cocktails
  • Minnesota Nice Spice (Mpls, MN) – organic hand-crafted season blends, single and gift box sets
  • Minnesota Specialty Foods (St. Louis Park, MN) – Judo Joel’s Asian-infused Jamaican sauces and marinades
  • Neicie’s Gift Wrapping (Mantorville, MN) – Neicie simple & elegant gift bags will make your holiday purchases even more memorable
  • Philia Foods (Mpls, MN) – spicy and savory spreadable feta cheese
  • Square Furniture (Mpls, MN) – locally designed and crafted credenza’s, side tables, chairs, stools, cutting boards, block boards
    cheese plates, shelves, night tables, coat racks.
  • Thomasina’s Cashew Brittle (Mpls, MN) – Cashew Brittle, Apple Brittle, Chocolate/Rum Cake, and delightful desserts
  • Winter Goddess Foods (Mpls, MN) – organic cake gems, organic caramels, organic cocoa and chai mix

  • About Small Business Saturday

    Top 3 reasons to Shop Small®:

    1) Quality advice from passionate business owners.
    We are passionate about what we do. This is what we know best, and with our expertise, we can help you make an informed purchase decision.

    2) We’re helping our community grow.
    What you spend with us will ultimately go back to supporting our community. According to the O ce of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses drive the U.S. economy by providing jobs for over half of the nation’s private workforce.

    3) Our customers are important to us.
    With your support, we’re able to continue doing what we love while giving you the customer service you deserve.

    Learn more about Small Business Saturday by clicking here.

    Friday, October 18, 2013

    2013 Best Of The Cities

    The editorial staff of Minnesota Monthly has chosen our shhh. 3waybeauty bar for their annual “Best of the Cities” issue. 

    Page 70.

    We are so honored!


    Thursday, October 17, 2013

    Maiden Minnesota 2013


    A shopping event to benefit The Makers Coalition --

    A celebration of Minnesota-based, women-owned companies. The one-of-a-kind, boutique-like shopping event will feature fashion, beauty products, jewelry, accessories, home décor, specialty food items and more made by leading women-owned businesses, as well as help support and raise awareness for The Makers Coalition, a local, non-profit movement to restore and build the industrial sewing heritage of America while training and employing a proud, creative and skilled workforce for today and future generations.

    More than 35 companies (The Maidens) will sell their goods and offer exclusive sales, as well as donate product towards a silent auction to benefit The Makers Coalition.

    In its seventh year, the event was founded in 2007 by Tracy Dyer of Urban Junket and Jen Stack of Relish Minds PR to raise awareness locally and nationally for the fascinating women-owned companies that have helped make the Twin Cities a hotbed of creativity and great design.

    The Graves 601 Hotel
    601 First Ave. North,
Minneapolis, MN 55403

    More information available at

    Wednesday, October 16, 2013

    A Wash

    dry shampoo
    via American Spa Magazine by Heather Mikesell

    Discover why dry shampoo is here to stay.

    There was a time when conventional wisdom stated that to get healthy and shiny hair you needed to wash and condition it daily. And shampooing just once wasn’t always enough. Anyone else remember the directions on most shampoo bottles that recommended lathering up twice? Needless to say, that thinking is being challenged as more people find that washing less frequently has its advantages, mainly healthier hair. Unfortunately, not everyone can go days without washing, at least not without looking a bit worse for wear. However, times are changing. The old “I have to wash my hair” excuse no longer holds water (or requires it, for that matter) as a result of the growing popularity of dry shampoo.

    Many haircare professionals attribute the rise in popularity to a shift in the way most consumers think about clean hair. “In the past, clients felt compelled to wash almost too frequently,” says Bumble and bumble stylist Allen Wood. “Nowadays, they are more aware of the benefits of the scalp’s natural oils to keep the hair conditioned, and they understand that over-washing strips these natural oils, which leads to dryness, fragility, and breakage.” And if that wasn’t reason enough, the fact that shampooing frequently can also fade color-treated hair is another.

    According to Sonya Raubeson, national education manager for Keratin Complex, washing daily may also lead to overactive sebaceous glands, which can make strands appear greasy. “Utilizing a dry shampoo offers the ability to restyle and to add volume or texture to limp, lifeless hair while also neutralizing and deodorizing the hair and scalp,” says Raubeson. “These convenient little advantages pack a huge punch, from prolonging the time between traditional shampoos to extending the life of a style to revamping daytime hair into nighttime glam.”

    Speaking of glam, it’s no secret that blow-dry bars are booming these days. They, too, support the growing dry shampoo trend. “Of course, consumers who invest time and money into blowouts—whether do-it-yourself or at a spa or salon—have driven demand for a haircare product that will extend the life of their style while also refreshing hair,” says  Jacqueline Flam Stokes, vice president, retail sales and marketing for Eau Thermale Avène and KLORANE. “With more and more blowout bars opening, blow-drying as key to styling hair is clearly here to stay.” And few consumers are keen to pay upwards of $40 for a blowout that won’t last more than a day or so. Thanks to today’s new dry shampoos, it’s now possible to extend the life of a blowout for several days. In fact, many blow-dry bars even offer their own products.

    Dry shampoo can also be used to achieve a wider variety of looks. Raubeson notes that a bit of dry shampoo at the base of the hair can deliver long-lasting texture and support for updos. “Dry shampoo offers the best of both worlds,” she says. “It leaves the natural oils that nourish the hair and scalp, but it takes away the unwanted greasy look and feel.”

    Although the concept of dry shampoo is certainly not new, it has come a long way in recent years. “Dry shampoo has been around for some time but is now available in many forms: clear, tinted, foam, powder, and spray,” says Anna De La Cruz, product manager of gloProfessional, which offers gloessentials Re-Energize Dry Shampoo. For clients with color-treated hair, Wood suggests a pigmented dry shampoo that can be used to camouflage roots or grey hair. In the debate over aerosol versus powder application, it really comes down to preference. According to Wood, a powder application is lighter and leaves less residue. However, an aerosol can be easier to apply.

    Tuesday, October 15, 2013

    Knightsbridge Boutique

    We're a vendor at this wonderful shopping event. We'll have a StormSister Spatique special that you'll only see at this shopping experience so stop by!Benilde-St. Margaret's Knightsbridge Boutique Event.

    Sunday, October 6, 2013

    Join In

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    Wednesday, September 18, 2013

    Exfoliate and Moisturize

    Fleur's Organic Equavie Gentle Scrub.Two new products from Fleur's Organic Equavie: Intense Wrinkle Cream and Gentle Scrub.

    Effective Exfoliation.

    Awaken your skin with the NEW Organic Gentle Scrub - a delicate exfoliant with a light blueberry scent that smooths, refines and respects the skin.

    Fleur's Organic Equavie Intense Wrinkle CreamRestore your youth, organically.

    Intense Wrinkle Cream - Soften the signs of aging and restore youth with this revitalizing cream. With a velvety feel and delicate lotus scent, Intense Wrinkle Cream helps skin appear firm and regain radiance.