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Got The Sniffles?

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 (grape…

Elixir

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  Rahuaand 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.)

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

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

 usage
•increases hair's manageability
•perfect f…

The Pioneer Press Gets Wicked

Clever 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.

Moondance

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.

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 theMy 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 …

2014 HAMMS Event

May 3rd, 2014 - Mark your
calendars - www.hammsevent.com

Info 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 Even…

Thankful

Sugar Sugar

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…

Lois's Wicked 3-Way

Wicked is featured on Showroom's Beauty Tip Tuesday.

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!

Centennial Lakes Holiday Shoppes

See ya here!

We'll be joined by:

FARIBO WOOLEN WRAPS
CAMBA JEWELRY
UNREFINED JEWELRY
POST DASH
GROVELAND CONFECTIONS
BLING JEWELRY
CUSTOM FISHING RODS
CUSTOM RODS AND WOOD PRODUCTS
KIM’S BIRD FEEDERS
BLING IT
RADTKE
GAYLE HALLIN
MITTEN GAL
BUBBLES BY BROOKS
BIRDHOUSES
MINNESOTA SOY CANDLE COMPANY

MinneJingleMingle

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.

PR.

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.

Black Friday/Small Biz 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.

Style Architects Beauty Must-Haves

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.

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).





Mojo

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




Stella

Ingredients

SnapCraftedPop 3.0

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 sto…

Uber Three-Way

Our 3waybeauty bar as featured on Uber Apparatus.

Morningside Holiday Boutique

See you there! 

Embrace Your Wicked Ways

Wanna 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 andWicked 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 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.
D…

Passport Magazine

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.

3 Boys and A Dog

3waybeauty's doggystyle bar was featured in the pet holiday gift guide of 3 Boys and A Dog.

Home & Holiday Show

Join 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.

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, No…

PBG Lifestyle Magazine

A little 3waybeauty love from PBG Lifestyle Magazine.

XMF 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.

JMO Spearmint Shampoo & Purifying Serum

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

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

directions
• wet hair, massage into scalp and leave on for 1-2 m…

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.

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

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!

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!

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

KEY INGREDIENTS:
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.

WHEN GERMS ATTACK: Keep hands clean for cold & flu season

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.

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!
When: Small Business Saturday, November 30th, 2013
Time: 10am – 3pm
Where: St. Anthony Village Shops
2922 Pentagon Drive
St. Anthony, MN 55418

CLICK HERE FOR MAP & DIRECTIONS

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
C…

2013 Best Of The Cities

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

Page 70.

We are so honored!

 #MNMOBestOf

Maiden Minnesota 2013

MAIDEN MINNESOTA 2013 SUPPORTS LOCAL WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES

A shopping event to benefit The Makers Coalition --

WHAT:  
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.

WHO:      
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.

WHY:    
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 fascinati…

A Wash

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 bum…

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!

IdeaMensch

My interview with Mario Schulzke of IdeaMensch.

Scalp and Hair

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Boots are made for ... beauty.

Exfoliate and Moisturize

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.

Restore 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.