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Good Soy

excerpt from an article in  American Spa Magazine   by Nicole Altavilla. Find out why this bean should have you jumping for joy. The first soybeans were brought to  the U.S. in 1765, and after World War I, soy became a valuable commodity in the U.S., used mainly to help regenerate soil in drought-stricken areas during the 1930s. Initially, soybeans were considered essential as food and for medicinal purposes, but in recent years, they’ve become a valuable element of a healthy lifestyle, as well. In addition to their nutritional benefits, soybeans are also good for the skin, as they provide moisturization and antioxidants to the skin. “While soy has long been a staple of our diets, we now have significant evidence of its benefits to the skin via topical application,” says Neal Kitchen, Ph.D., vice president of strategy and development at HydroPeptide. “Macronutrients—protein, fat, and carbohydrates—that make soy a rich dietary ingredient are also beneficial to the renewal and

A Warm Wedding Welcome

Nothing says “Thanks for coming” like a bag filled with hometown goodies and helpful items for out-of-town guests. Our sensually scented grooming bar was featured front and center in the latest edition of Minnesota Bride  - page 52. WHETHER YOUR WEDDING GUESTS CAME FROM 10 miles away or a few states, your guests often travel to make it to your big day. Between the wedding prep and festivities, it can be difficult to show them how much you appreciate their journey. What better way to thank them for going that “extra mile” than with a welcome bag full of wedding weekend necessities? “Nearly all couples we work with are providing welcome bags for their hotel guests,” says Rachelle Mazumdar, director of weddings and events at Style-Architects. “It’s a wonderful way to welcome guests to the Twin Cities and to thank them for making the trip.” Starting the Party Off Right Welcome bags can serve as a considerate gift to jetlagged guests. A safe rule is to factor one bag per hotel r

Because of a Blog

I went to a great conference last night, Because of a Blog . I was honored to be asked to be a vendor - it was rather fitting as two of my Stormsisters, Allison and Elizabeth , were featured speakers. Well, we did a boo-boo and ran out of a couple of shades of lipstick! So, to make up for it we're giving you free shipping until Monday. Enter: SAIREY at checkout when you shop at You're welcome.

Luxe Body Bubbles

New from Pre de Provence - Luxe Body Wash . Cleanse and hydrate skin in fragrant, bubbly luxury for shower or pour into bath. Contains moisturizing ingredients of Glycerin and Grapeseed Oil and Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, known to soothe skin.   ••• VA L E N S O L E ••• Sunlit lavender fields surround you in a full bloom bouquet with hints of neroli, osmanthus and cyclamen. Immerse yourself in juicy apricot and white currants blended with decadent nuances of plum, vanilla, and amber. ••• P I E R R E V E R T ••• Verdant fields of green sparkle with glints of peppery notes enveloped by fruity mandarin and cassis. Romantic moments are captured in intoxicating roses and geranium lying in a soft bed of musk and vanilla. Created from the finest of natural ingredients, Pré de Provence products are meticulously fashioned in Provence by French artisans following traditions established generations ago. Extreme pride and care is the foundation for everything we create, upholding th

Sophie Loves

We are so excited to share some great news from fellow beauty maven, Sophie Uliano! Sophie is releasing her newest book  Gorgeous for Good: A Simple 30-Day Program for Lasting Beauty - Inside and Out   this April! As a clean beauty guru and  New York Times  bestselling author, Sophie has dedicated her career to create and uncover truly healthy options that actually work - from food and nutrition to natural beauty to mindfulness and yoga.  Gorgeous For Good   combines Sophie’s passion for research with everywoman commonsense to present a revolutionary, body-and-soul regimen that helps you stay gorgeous - not just for six months or a year - but for good! Can’t wait ’til April to read  Gorgeous For Good ? Well, you’re in luck! Sophie has just published her brand new eBook  SOPHIE LOVES  - featuring all of Sophie’s favorite brands and products (including our Stormsisters lipsticks !). You can get SOPHIE LOVES for free, and learn more about  Gorgeous For Good   here .  Don’t miss

New Bath and Beauty from Phytoceane

New skincare and bath products from Phytoceane . PHYTOCÉANE'S new Bora-Bora Bath takes you on sensory journey to paradise. Give your body a true treatment as you relax and remineralize in your own sea of serenity. YOUTH RADIANCE FLUID Perfect for enhancing the youth and radiance of your skin. The Pistacia Resin Oil, star cross-range ingredient of their new youth line, allows the epidermis to regain firmness and density. Thanks to "radiance" pigments, the skin is more beautiful and luminous from the very 1st application. Enjoy its lightweight and silky texture, perfect for everyday use. Exceptional for summer use when a lighter lotion is desired. YOUTH SMOOTHING CREAM The Pistacia oil, the star ingredient of Phytocéane's new anti-aging range, has the exceptional capacity to restore your skin. A very effective cocktail combining the Pistacia oil and powerful marine ingredients, this Youth Smoothing Cream works to smooth lines, enhance skin elasticity and f

Lipstick Ingredients

We get asked all of the time about our Stormsisters lipstick ingredients. So, we've broken it down for you (deciphered the technical terms): Ricinus communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia chenesis (Jojoba) Esters**, Castor Isostearate Succinate**(from Castor Seed Oil), Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides(from coconut oil), Euphorbia cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Sorbitan Olivate**(from Olive Oil), Simmondsia chenesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Persea gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Oil, Synthetic Beeswax, Ozokerite(naturally occurring wax) , Limnanthes alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2(from vegetable oil), Microcrystalline(wood pulp), Copernicia cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Caprylyl Glycol(from coconut oil), Sorbitan Palmitate(olive oil)**, Ethylhexylglycerin (from glycerin), Cetyl Palmitate**(olive oil), Ascorbyl Palmitate(Vitamin C), Tocopherol(Vitamin E), Flavor(Jasmine,Cassis,Raspberry,Violet,Orange Blossom) , Vanillin**. May contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77

Kelly Goes Coconuts

This is a great DIY haircare tip from my friend Kelly. Just look at those pretty locks! Coconut oil is great on skin and is a lovely make-up remover. Loves a Three-way

Thanks to  Lauren Juliff at for including our 3waybeauty shampoo, shower and shave bar in her,  What to Buy the Traveler in Your Life article. Travel was the reason this bar was developed! "I'm always looking for ways to condense what I carry on the road. For many years, I've been using solid shampoo bars but now I've discovered Shhh....". Read more here .

Cheers to 2015!

I am so thankful for 2014 and SO excited for 2015! We had such a successful year - We launched a lipstick collection , added some great new products to StormSister Spatique and finished out 2014 with an invitation to Uptown Minnesota 's G Concourse MSP airport location! Uptown Minnesota will be featuring our 3waybeauty Wicked candles   beginning January 5th. Wicked was so popular at Uptown MN's holiday pop-up shops in the Mall of America and Ridgedale Center locations, that they asked me to carry them in their popular MSP airport location. What a great store to purchase products from Minnesota makers! Sairey and I are busy planning the 2015 HAMMS Event.    Big news about that too! Hold tight. I'm busting at the seams about some things that I cannot divulge quite yet, so please send me all of your good energy and support. I cannot do any of this without your support, hugs, patronage and good juju. Keep it comin'! BIG things happening in 2015. BIG things. Pl