Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Get Pretty

Showroom Minneapolis
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!

StormSister Spatique - Stormsisters Lips Accessorized - LipstickLaunched 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 market and crowd-sourcing opportunity.

Urban Undercover
UrbanUndercover's mission is to redefine everyday basics so they fit, feel and function better for women with a gypsy soul. And it all starts with your underwear, your very foundation, with a line of
luxuriously comfortable and pretty underwearables that also conveniently repackage themselves, incognito, into their own pocket. This makes them not only easy to put away, but convenient to carry in any bag or suitcase. Be confident. We've got you covered so you can follow your adventures in comfort, style and ease.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Stormsisters - Lips Accessorized

StormSister Spatique, 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.”
StormSister Spatique lipstick- 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.”

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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.


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 and décolleté
Massage treatments, including reflexology and couples’ massage suites for private side-by-side massages
Thermal mud compress to relieve tight muscles
Body treatments, including wraps to restore hydration and body scrubs
Nail services, including manicures and pedicures to moisturize
Waxing hair removal services are offered in private service rooms

View their online brochure for a complete list of services and descriptions.
Online price menu.

Rejuvenate is located on floor 5 of the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, available to all visiting patients, travel companions, and community members, their services are customized for each guest’s personal needs. At Rejuvenate, every service they provide respects the integrity of your wellness goals, and reflects Mayo Clinic’s collaborative approach to caring for the whole person.

All services are delivered by licensed and certified professionals with extensive experience in esthetics and massage, and an appreciation for the connection between external care for the body and overall wellness.

Call today at 507-293-2966 to make a spa service reservation.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Guide to Essential Oils

Lab of Flowers 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 effective essential oils used in spas today:


Known for its restorative properties, basil essential oil can help soothe and calm sore muscles and joints. It can also be used to restore mental alertness. “It has a warm, peppery scent, which is traditionally recognized for its ability to wake-up the mind,” says Barbara Close founder and CEO of Naturopathica.


Featuring a spicy, sharp, and grassy scent, clary sage is ideal for those with combination, oily, and blemished skin. “It purifies skin, reduces sebum secretion, and tightens pores,” says Katritsis. “More specifically, the ester present in clary sage essential oil, called linalyl acetate, reduces inflammation, balances skin, and regulates the production of natural oils in the skin, leaving it matte, clear, and healthy.”


A few drops of eucalyptus essential oil mixed in with unscented oil, lotion, or cream can add an invigorating element to a massage. Eucalyptus can help clear respiratory issues, which makes this oil widely used in spa steam rooms. According to Fabian Lliguin, creator of Rahua, when applied topically, eucalyptus can also offer anti-inflammatory qualities.


Frankincense helps to tighten and preserve the skin while also providing stress relief. “It relaxes the diaphragm, which encourages deeper breaths, and has a grounding and supportive effect by calming the mind and focusing the thoughts,” says Geraldine Howard, cofounder and president of Aromatherapy Associates. “It’s a fantastic oil to inhale, as it really helps to put the mind in the right place.”


Grapefruit essential oil helps to boost circulation and uplift the senses. “It’s also great at refreshing and stimulating, so it works well for detoxifying treatments,” says Howard. Grapefruit is especially popular during the spring and summer months.


According to Close, jasmine essential oil has a sweet, exotic, and richly floral scent and is used for its soothing, uplifting, and revitalizing properties. It also helps to maintain skin’s elasticity and treat dryness.


The familiar sweet fragrance makes it a popular choice among spa professionals and spa-goers. It relaxes the mind and body and helps reduce anxiety and stress, according to Lliguin. “A good quality lavender will calm and soothe those who are jittery or tense and uplift those who are brought low by chronic mood disorders and chronic pain in the body,” says James. “It eases all kinds of emotional upset, from shock to anger, at the same time as promoting healing and regeneration.”


The sweet and fresh citrus scent of orange essential oil helps energize the mind and body. Orange oil can soothe the mind and relieve stress, as well as help stimulate blood circulation and collagen production. It is also recommended for use during pedicures to help eliminate calluses.


Featuring a fresh, floral, and sweet scent, petitgrain is often included in skincare products and treatments because of its balancing and regenerating properties. “It’s really wonderful at helping to relax the body while also refreshing the mind,” says Howard.


A woodsy, perennial herb with fragrant evergreen needle-like leaves, rosemary is valued in aromatherapy for its ability to boost alertness, clarity, and concentration, according to Close. “Massaged into the feet and legs, rosemary will tone and strengthen the vascular tissue,” says James. “It also stimulates circulation and helps ease muscular and joint discomfort.”


A popular woodsy scent among men, sandalwood helps calm and relax the mind. In addition to frequent use during meditation, it’s also great for scalp and foot massages.


Beneficial in treating acne, thyme provides a natural way to help clear clogged pores without the irritating side effects of ingredients like benzoyl peroxide.


According to James, vetiver is one of the most effective oils used in aromatherapy, as its earthy, smoky, and deeply grounding scent helps to quiet the mind and promote relaxation. “It soothes sore joints, is regenerative to damaged and tired skin, and supports healthy immune function,” he says.

STYRAX BENZOIN - One of the ingredients of {8} essentials as well as our citrus spice shampoo, shower and shave bars.

Styrax benzoin, or simply benzoin, helps heal cuts and soothe inflammation of rough, cracked, or irritated skin, as well as skin conditions like eczema.


Ylang ylang helps to relax and awaken the body, which makes it ideal for thoe that nervous or emotionally drained. “A massage with ylang ylang is a great first step toward recovering equilibrium,” says James. “Its additional benefits range from regulating the heart rhythm to revitalizing and balancing oil production in the skin.”


Also known as true geranium, zdravets is helpful for itchy skin and can clear pigmented spots and blemishes on the face. It can also be used to help diminish the appearance of wrinkles and refresh the eye area.

excerpt from Nicole Altavilla at American Spa Magazine

Thursday, October 9, 2014

11 Reasons You Absolutely Can't Miss Maiden Minnesota 2014

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 new StormSister Spatique lipstick collection, StormSisters, as well as some 3waybeauty goodies!

If you live in St. Paul or in close proximity to the train, hop on the Green Line. It practically drops you off right at the hotel! (less than a 1 block walk)

Friday, November 7th | 2 - 9 pm | Loews Minneapolis Hotel  (formerly Graves 601 Hotel)

Tickets $20 in advance, $30 at the door. Includes one drink ticket and $5 charity donation to Project SUCCESS.  VISIT WWW.MAIDENMINNESOTA.COM TO BUY TICKETS

The Maidens:
2014 List of Maidens

Friday, October 3, 2014

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!