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Glamour Gifts

Stormsisters lipstick in the shade, Sara , made it into Realia by Jen's Glamour Gift Guide . Along with some other great gifts! We can personally attest to the quality and gift-ability of the Droolin' Moose Salty Bogs, Urban Undercover undies, Nelli Designs candles AND, of course, Realia by Jen's baubles (we own several pieces!)

Beauty In Balance

Our favorite make-up artist has written a book! Julie Swenson , the woman behind our favorite lip gloss ,  has created the perfect journal for women. Beauty In Balance: A Practical Guide to Achieving a Beautifully Balanced Life -  Julie has lovingly combined her holistic wellness coach training, beauty experience, and passion for writing into her first book. Swenson stated, “I want to start addressing beauty from the inside out. This book is my springboard in doing so.” The 12-chapter book includes personal stories and life experiences from Swenson, along with practical questions for the reader to answer, suggested books, websites, and apps, and blank pages for the reader to jot down thoughts, ideas, goals and lists. Some chapters contain Q&A sections with a specialist on the topic. Swenson will be using the workbook as a tool in her popular BYOM (bring your own makeup) classes, and for her workshops focused on self-care. "I have adopted a holistic approach to

DUGO - Dress Up Go Out

Pucker Up with us at dugo  (Dress Up Go Out) - at the Galleria in Edina, Dec. 20th from 1-4. We'll be there with our Stormsisters lipstick collection as well as Julie Swenson Beauty lip hue. See ya there!

Purse Essentials

We spotted a Stormsisters lipstick, in shade Sara , in Jen Scheffler's handbag. "My new Sara (bright fuchsia pink) lipstick from Stormsister Spatique!" Purse Essentials from Realia by Jen.

Keep Fido Healthy and Happy

Our Doggystyle dog grooming bar is featured in Sidewalk Dog's holiday gift guide -  10 Presents to Keep Fido Healthy and Happy . Receive complimentary shipping with a purchase over $20. Pamper your pooch!

Free Shipping Day 2014

On December 18th, 2014 receive FREE SHIPPING at 3waybeauty and Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized. We guarantee that you will receive your items before Christmas Eve. Enter: FREESHIPPING at checkout to qualify. Other businesses participating in this same offer can be found here: Free Shipping Day


A new haircare regimen for thin and fine textured hair from INtelligent Nutrients, PurePlenty . PUREPLENTY™ DENSITY BUILDING CONDITIONER   SUPPORTS DENSITY AND VOLUME WHILE REPLENISHING THIN, FRAGILE ENDS. Nutrient rich formula is perfect to apply to hair—not scalp. Supports density and volume, creating a thicker, shinier appearance. Body building plant bioactives help restore from within. BENEFITS: Pea Sprout Bioactive helps build hair density Aloe Vera, Glycerin and Plant Extracts replenish moisture for root strength and conditioning. Saw Palmetto and Ajuga Plant Stem Cells help inhibit DHT. Emollients smooth and add shine. Antioxidant Intellimune® Super Seed Oil Complex protects cellular activity and fights free radical scavengers and environmental stresses. PUREPLENTY EXFOLIATING SHAMPOO JUMPSTARTS AND HELPS CLEAR THE SCALP—THE SOURCE OF HEALTHY, DYNAMIC HAIR. Gentle, yet active sulfate-free formula sweeps away buildup to open follicles for a healthy hair cycl

Stormsisters - Midwest Home

Please check out the November 2014 issue of Midwest Home . Styled by the talented Tim Creagan. Made in MN  

Lipstick Queens

Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized featured in the November edition of Mpls. St. Paul magazine - Lipstick Queens by Elizabeth Dehn (who just happens to be one of our Stormsisters!) The only thing better than designing your own lipstick shade is having it named after you.... more here .

Stormsisters - TC Style

Thank you to Fatima Olive for featuring our new lipstick collection in TC STYLE. What if you could only choose one color of lipstick to wear—what color would it be? This is the question Becky Sturm asked the 14 women she’s immortalizing in the StormSisters by Spatique debut line of lipsticks........ more here.

Stormsisters - Minnesota Monthly

Found in the December 2014 issue of Minnesota Monthly   by Jahna Péloquin. Local beauty brand launches its first line of lipwear. Years ago, women were told by the Avon lady that they were either a “cool” or a “warm,” thus relegated to wearing prescribed makeup colors. But Becky Sturm, founder of the beauty e-store StormSister Spatique and brand 3waybeauty, is encouraging these ladies to wear any shade they desire.... more here.

Holiday 2014

As you know, all of the major holiday shopping days are coming up: Black Friday , Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday . We're making it easy for you and offering 25% off across the board. From Thanksgiving evening (no shopping until all of your guests have gone or are in a food coma!) thru Cyber Monday. Upon checkout, on any of our sites: StormSister Spatique - 3waybeauty - Stormsisters lipsticks , just enter:  HOLIDAY2014 at checkout. - Your discount will automatically tally. Don't worry. It's easy peasy to shop between the sites and checkout all at once! If you'd like to come out and shop, we think Small Business Saturday is the BEST day ;o) - You can find us here:   Small Business Saturday 2014 . #shopsmall

Lipstick + Shop Girls

A couple of weeks ago we discussed the new Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized lipstick collection on the MyTalk 107 Shop Girls show with Allison and Harmony. No matter how many times I hear myself on the radio, I cannot listen to my voice. Enjoy.

Art A Go Go

Mark your calendars for the upcoming ART a go go HOLIDAY POP UP SHOP!  We'll see you there. Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14 11:00 am – 3:30 pm 840 Decatur Avenue North-Golden Valley (Planet Spirit) 8 FABULOUS AND UNIQUE VENDORS • Debbie Wolk Designs - hand painted ceramics • KT Designs - handmade bags, totes and treasures • Livesavvy - headbands • Mixed Up-jewelry designs • Wish boutique -The latest trends/styles of clothing and accessories • StormSister Spatique - Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized and 3waybeauty grooming. • Sweet Steph-homemade goodies made one batch at a time • WKS Designs - handcrafted jewelry

Morningside 2014

Twin Cities! It's back!! Mark your calendars for the best little local shopping event in town, The Morningside Woman's Club Holiday Boutique now moving to a shopper-friendly SATURDAY, Nov 22, 10 am to 2 pm in the cozy Edina Morningside Church basement (corner of Grimes and Morningside in Edina) with over 40 of your favorite artisan vendors, a food truck serving warm food and bevies to keep you toasty while you shop til you drop and more fun and surprises! Save the date and watch the MWC Holiday Boutique FB page  for updates!

Small Business Saturday 2014

We'll see you here! Serendipity Accessories Urban Undercover Minnesota Nice Spice Annona Gourmet StormSister Spatique

A Holiday Pop Up Shop

Benefiting the Mount Sinai Community Foundation. We'll be here along with: Queenikathleeni Designs Radtke Handbags TRRRific Products Thumbs Cookies Me Shirts By Suz SBG Designs Urban Undercover Fashion by MAI

Get Pretty

Join us at   Showroom  for a POP UP BOUTIQUE on November 15th from 12-5p.m. 615 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408 (612) 345-7391 “ Get Pretty ” with our new vegan lipstick line, Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized, and gorgeous lingerie by UrbanUndercover as well as other Showroom vendors! We will have sips and snacks…come get something pretty for the holidays! Launched in 2005, StormSister Spatique was born of founder/President Becky Sturm’s passion for the finest (and most fun) in skin and body care products. StormSister Spatique’s hallmark is the extensive, no-nonsense knowledge Becky shares with her clients about beauty products and the beauty industry. In 2011, the success of StormSister Spatique enabled the launch of Becky’s first product line of luxury, multi-functional beauty and grooming products under the brand 3waybeauty. In her spare time, Becky co-launched the wildly successful HAMMS Event- which brings together Minnesota makers and shoppers annually for a one-day

Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized

Today is the big day, the launch of the StormSister Spatique, Stormsisters  lipstick collection. 14 shades, named after 14 fabulous women. “Over 14 women have come into my life and made an impression, but these women each have their own signature shade because they’ve left a signature presence on my business.” - Becky Sturm, Owner, StormSister Spatique® These sisters, some related by birth, all by beauty, have been extraordinarily influential to the StormSister Spatique® brand. Shades range from natural nude to shocking pink, and everything in between. “I’ve always believed that lipstick is an accessory,” said Becky Sturm, owner/President of StormSister Spatique. “Rather than following archaic rules of color-matching our skin tone or our hair color, women should wear colors that are fun and what we as individuals find beautiful.”

Rejuvenate at Mayo Clinic

Finally, the word is out! One of our favorite skincare lines, Phytomer , is the official skincare brand at Rejuvenate spa in the Mayo Clinic. Relax with a soothing massage. Refresh with a therapeutic skin treatment. Quiet your mind in their spa lounge or end your day on their outdoor patio terrace. Rejuvenate at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program is a tranquil spa environment that embodies the essence of wellness, where you are invited to experience renewal of mind, body and spirit. Video Rejuvenate offers an array of esthetic treatments and integrative therapies designed to enhance quality of life. Their services can be the perfect complement to your broader wellness experiences at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, or can be enjoyed on their own. Rejuvenate at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program offers: Facials customized to your skin type and desired goals, resulting in a renewed complexion Facial enhancement options for specific areas such as the eye, lip

Guide to Essential Oils

Use this handy illustrated A to Z guide to find out which oils are essential. StormSister Spatique/3waybeauty only use essential oils by Lab of Flowers .  The use of essential oils to improve physical and emotional well-being dates back to ancient times, when they were traditionally used for hygienic, spiritual, and ritualistic purposes. Today, essential oils help calm, balance, and rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit. “By using essential oils, you not only receive the benefits of these tiny, complex, and potent oils, which contain vitamins, minerals, and hormones, but also receive a physiological, psychological, sedating, and stimulating reaction of your mind, body, and senses,” says Georgia Katritsis, west coast regional educator for Decléor Paris. Prior to incorporating essential oils in treatments, it is important for you to do your research to learn the most effective uses for each oil and take the proper precautions to ensure safety. Here’s a list of some of the most ef

11 Reasons You Absolutely Can't Miss Maiden Minnesota 2014

  11 REASONS YOU ABSOLUTELY CAN'T MISS MAIDEN MINNESOTA 2014! 1) You love fashion, beauty, accessories, home decor and food - who doesn't? 2) You might get photographed by a local magazine - think how popular you'll be then. 3) You've been looking for a reason to wear those cute new stilettos just sitting in your closet - this is it! 4) Shopping local is the right thing to do and keeps Mpls cool. 5) You seriously need to start knocking gifts off that holiday gift list 6) Your mom would love to go with you - call and invite her right now. 7) You want to learn about how Project SUCCESS is inspiring students to reach their potential. 8) Shopping with your girlfriends while drinking wine is just about the best thing ever. 9) Shopping with your girlfriends while drinking wine while giving back to your community is even better. 10) You hate FOMO (fear of missing out) on one of the coolest shopping events this year! 11) We'll be there with the ne

Knightsbridge 2014

We just received word that we will be a featured vendor at Benilde-St. Margaret's Knightsbridge Boutique Event  Saturday, November 8, 2014 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. BSM Haben Center Inspired by London’s luxury retail district, this highly selective mix of boutique-style merchants will grace the floor of BSM’s Haben Center. Look for royal offerings in unique clothing, accessories, jewelry, spa-pampering products, gourmet foods, household items and lots more. Hungry shoppers can take a break at the RoyalTea snack bar. This one-day-only boutique event is free and open to the public! Of course, we will have our brand new lipstick collection that launches October 23rd, as well as our 3waybeauty products. See ya there!

Happy 9th Birthday to us!

And a gift for you!

My Favorite Laptop Bag

I was recently asked by   (read article here), what my favorite laptop bag was. That was easy. The JB Laptop Tote + Joey® Portable Charger from Urban Junket - in blue. Love. Also, I recently purchased the Power Clutch .

Lipstick Launch

I am SO excited to announce that StormSister Spatique is launching its own lipstick collection ! The collection is called, StormSisters.  14 shades named after 14 "sisters" - women who have been extraordinarily influential to my StormSister Spatique brand. I have always believed that lipstick is an accessory. We should wear colors that we love and that make us happy or put a spring in our step - Colors that are trendy and fun and what we find beautiful. We should not wear shades based on the archaic notion that our lipstick should accent our skin tone (Spring, summer, winter, fall) or our hair color. (Seriously, what credentials does the Avon lady or  those pink-Cadillac-driving women have anyway?) NONE. Lips Accessorized.  If you want to wear the color. Wear it.

Phytoceane Aquasaphir Night Skin Cream

New from Phytoceane: Aquasaphir New Skin Cream - Night . PROPERTIES: Multi-sensorial cocooning texture with an extra-matte finish Renewed skin youth: smoothed features More rested face, ready for a new day Visibly energized and radiant skin INGREDIENTS: 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 antioxidant, acting as a shield against free radicals MANNITOL: real booster for aging cells; recharges the skin’s cells with energy; re-oxygenates asphyxiated and tired cells and stimulates the production of support fibers in the dermis GLASSWORT OIL: strengthens the synthesis of the intercellular cement and protects against dehydration; densifying and hydra-restructuring effects; softer and smoother skin DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Apply in the evening to clean face and neck.

Lips Accessorized


e·qua·nim·i·ty ˌēkwəˈnimitē, noun mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation. Our Wicked candles are featured in the Fall 2014 edition of Equanimity magazine , page 34 & 35. Print copies can be purchased here . 100% proceeds from magazine sales benefit the J B Dondolo's "Hospital Hope" in Africa.

Get Beautiful at prAna Minneapolis!

Join us on Thursday, September 18 at prAna !  We'll be there with our famous Elixery and Julie Swenson Beauty lip bar, as well as our 3waybeauty Wicked candles! Come and get STYLED and receive 25% off your prAna purchase. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 3926 W. 50th St. Edina 612-884-6672 Where does your prAna take you? At prAna , you’ll find apparel and accessories that are made using fewer toxins and chemicals. In all that they do, they work toward the most ambitious goals with regard to the use of energy, water and chemicals in manufacturing. As a partner of bluesign , prAna is already guided by the textile industry’s top standards – avoiding, wherever possible, processes that can cause harm to people or the environment. Additionally, their clothes are created with organic cotton, natural fibers and recycled materials. And, prAna helped pioneer Fair Trade Certified apparel and became the first major company in North America to produce and market Fair-Trade Certified s

Color Enhancing Conditioners

New from John Masters Organics - Color Enhancing Conditioners  - Black, Brown, Blond, Red. Enrich and revitalize your hair color in between salon appointments with these color enhancing conditioners. Six certified-organic oils and a patented ingredient derived from moringa seeds combine to nourish and protect hair while renewing rich, vibrant color. Hair is left with a deep, lustrous shine. Made with 6 certified-organic ingredients. Key ingredients • moringa seed extract - protects against environmental pollutants; strengthens hair • sunflower seed oil - protects and nourishes hair • flaxseed oil - high in omega-3 fatty acids for healthy hair growth • jojoba oil - antioxidant properties; moisturizes & hydrates hair • borage oil - replenishes lipid content RED • carmine & iron oxide - natural hair tint for red hair BLOND  • riboflavin - natural hair tint for blond hair BROWN  • caramel & iron oxide - natural hair tint for brown hair BLACK  • iron oxide - n


Maiden Minnesota 2014

It's official!  We'll see you at  Maiden Minnesota  on Friday, November 7th, 2014 at  Loews Minneapolis Hotel  - We'll have our brand new StormSister Spatique range, StormSisters ,  as well as 3waybeauty  products too!  New times - 2-9 PM - Don't worry about parking - take the new  Light Rail Green Line  - You'll get dropped off less than a block away (Warehouse/Hennepin Ave. stop). Maiden Minnesota is a fun, socializing and charitable shopping event featuring some of the best women-owned businesses in Minnesota.  Spend time with friends mingling and shopping for the wonderful products and services that keep us stylish and in love with Minnesota! Project Success is the 2014 charity partner for Maiden Minnesota. More than 35 "Maidens" will show you their fashion, jewelry, accessories, home decor, specialty food items and more.  The event will feature exclusive sales, merchandise, and a silent auction. Purchase your ticket today! Get your tic

Power Flowers

via America Spa Magazine by Maya Stanton Spas incorporating fragrant and exotic blooms. For many spas and skincare companies, aromatic flowers such as frangipani, jasmine , lotus , orchid , and ylang ylang are prized just for their delicate fragrances. It’s no secret that the subtle, yet intoxicating scent of these tropical blooms can awaken the senses and set the stage for the ultimate spa-cation. While there is no denying that aromatherapy offers its own form of stress relief, many spas and brands are digging deeper to put these flowers’ less publicized attributes to work. Sweet Jasmine This flowering shrub known as jasmine is plentiful. In this case, it’s due to its many varieties. It’s a good thing, though, as it takes more than eight million white jasmine blossoms to produce a mere two pounds of oil, says Anderson. Jasmine , however, suffers multiple pretenders to the throne, as many representatives from other families have jasmine in their names, perhaps in hopes


We are launching our first StormSister Spatique product line this fall - we are beyond thrilled! Won't you please share this post and watch as we slowly reveal our big secret? We'll be posting clues here, as well as on our FB and Twitter pages. You may also keep up-to-date with our Newsletter . We would be so grateful.

2014 American Made

It's official, 3waybeauty is a  2014 American Made Audience Choice Award nominee. Click here  - then scroll down under the photos and use the social media "share" buttons to share with your fans and followers. THANKS! American Made spotlights the maker, supports the local, and celebrates the handmade. The program is made up of people and communities that have turned their passion for quality craftsmanship and well-designed goods into a way of life. For more than 20 years, Martha Stewart has celebrated this spirit of innovation in the pages of her magazines and on her television shows. Now, through American Made, Martha Stewart and the editors of Martha Stewart Living are spotlighting the next generation of great American makers: entrepreneurs, artisans, and small-business owners who are creating beautiful, inspiring, useful products; pioneering new industries; improving local communities; and changing the way we eat, shop, work, and live. We believe we are in th

New Phytomer Skin and Body Care for Summer 2014

Phytomer XMF Reset Eye Fluid XMF RESET EYE FLUID is a concentrate of true biotechnology. Dark circles and puffiness become less visible, eyelids are lifted, wrinkles are lifted, wrinkles are softened and radiance is enhanced. Visible Youth Efficacy in 28 Days! SIGNIFICANT ANTI-WRINKLE AND SMOOTHING EFFECTS* *Clinical test on 24 Volunteers after twice daily application for 1 month, best visual results obtained. Phytomer Remodele Tonic Body Gel Splash into summer feeling more firmed & toned skin in one month! Tightening effect: + 33.9%** tone of the skin: +32.4%** Sculpted Silhouette: +29.8%** ** Self-scoring by 54 volunteers, percentage of improvement in the appearance of the skin. Twice-daily application for 28 days. Remodele Tonic Body Gel's high performance, firming, marine peptides restore elasticity and tone the skin. Delivering the invigorating experience of a dip in the ocean, the skin's youthful firmness is restored. Proven to reshape, tighten