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Rahua Body Collection

Rahua has introduced a much-anticipated line of three 100% natural body products.

The Rahua Body Collection, which includes Shower Gel, Body Lotion and Amazon Oil, uses symbiotic (rainforest grown) ingredients ethically and sustainably sourced from the Amazon Rainforest, including Sacha Inchi oil, Buriti oil, Quinoa, Palo Santo and Rahua’s star Ungurahua oil. These rare and potent miracle ingredients, provided by Mother Nature, are proven to provide superior results to chemically laden alternatives. What we put on our skin, our biggest organ, eventually goes into our bodies, and chemical-laden body care products can actually accelerate the effects of the sun and pollution on the skin. Rahua Body Collection uses 100% natural plant-based emollients and purifiers that cleanse, protect and strengthen the dermis and epidermis to create beautiful, soft, supple and glowing skin.

Like Rahua hair care, the inspiration for the Rahua Body Collection came from ingredients introduced to founders Fa…

Midwest Makeup Show

The Twin Cities is about to get a little more beautiful. Coming July 24, 2016 to Minneapolis's Commons Hotel is Minnesota's first trade makeup show and pop-up shop! The Midwest Makeup Show is shaping up to be a can't-miss blowout event for industry insiders, style editors, and beauty fanatics alike.

Founded and curated by celebrated Twin Cities-based makeup artist and entrepreneur Julie Swenson, the show will feature local and national luminaries and glamazons, as well as luxe discounted beauty services and shopping for all - a truly unique beauty, education and shopping experience! (Trade shows of this nature are usually only open to industry professionals)

The Voice Season 6 contestant, Kat Perkins, will emcee the star-studded Main Stage to include Emmy-award-winning national makeup artist Kevin James Bennett, NAHA Award Winner Heath Bryant, and a panel of pro artists moderated by one of the bridal industry's best, Brett Dorrian.

Industry pros will get the opportuni…

The Mighty Macadamia

From humble beginnings to culinary superstar, the macadamia nut is poised to make an impact on the health and wellness scene.

Although it was considered a delicacy when Australia’s Aboriginal people first discovered it thousands of years ago, spa-goers are only now clued in to its appeal. A rich yet lightweight texture and a bounty of benefits have turned macadamia into the hottest prospect in the current crop of beauty-oil contenders.

According to chief brand officer Cherie Jackson, Australian line Jindilli is a pioneer in the macadamia-oil business. “Our company was the first in the world to press macadamias for oil more than 30 years ago,” she says. “Although it was initially used for culinary purposes, local massage therapists started sourcing the oil to use in their services, and that’s when we discovered how skin-compatible the oil is.” In the intervening years, its star has only risen—pure macadamia oil is now the most commonly used product in the spa and wellness industry in i…

Walk - Talk - Connect

My good friend Kathy at Nelli Designs founded this fundraiser, Walk, Talk, Connect, for spinal-cord-tumor-awareness, to benefit the Courage Kenny Foundation.

Not only does Kathy own her own company, she founded this fundraiser after she was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor on her spine nearly 2 years ago. (Man, the strength of the women I know!) .

#walkwithus on Saturday, May 14 at 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM

WALK 3-miles along the Lake Minnetonka Trail, beginning and ending at the Excelsior Brewing Company in beautiful downtown Excelsior, MN.

TALK with patients, caregivers, families and friends affected by brain and spinal cord tumors.

CONNECT with each other over a cold brew while listening to live music, enjoying catered food and buy a raffle ticket to win one of many great prizes donated by local Minnesota companies and entrepreneurs.

For full details about the walk and After Party, visit: www.walktalkconnect.org

CAN'T MAKE IT? You can still participate via donating to Courage Kenny Fo…

Mother's Day Weekend Portrait + Pop Up

Come take a photo with mom!

I hope you'll join me and some other talented MN Makers at Jeannine Marie Photography, Friday and Saturday, May 6th and 7th. Or stop by on Mother's Day (I just won't be there that day but many other amazing makers will be!)
Shop and have your portrait taken by either Jeanine or Anna (from Anna Botz Photography).

676 Smith Ave S.
Saint Paul 55107

I'll be there on Friday from 3-7 and Saturday from 10-2 with these other fine makers:

Bootlegger's Batch- Soy candles (Saturday & Sunday)
Mademoiselle Miel- Honey bon bons (Saturday)
QueeniKathleeni Designs- Paintings & paper products - they were also featured at Lowertown Pop!
Jeff Ambroz- Visual artist and writer (Sunday) - Another Lowertown Pop maker!
The Pines Apothecary- Locally made natural skin care with vegan and organic ingredients. Natural cleansers, toners, serums, oils, and perfumes. (Friday & Sunday)
Style by Cia- Jewelry (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday)
Watercolor Canvas- Pre-…