Tough as Nails! New RollerGirls Nail Lacquer and Ticket Giveaway

IMG_0548The Minnesota RollerGirls are tough as nails, and now they have their own nail lacquers to prove it.

Now YOU have a chance to get lacquered with the RollerGirls – enter to win two free tickets to the bout on Saturday, December 13, plus a RollerGirls nail polish of your choice!

Sorry, this giveaway is closed – but stay tuned for more!

Photo: aRiana MuRillo photogRaphy
Makeup: Candra Ruiz Makeup Artistry
Models: Shiva Shankn (face and hands); hands of Killsey McMurder, Betty LaRude, Scarmen Hellectra & Naughty Kitty

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Rebel Rebel XI: A Tribute to Bowie and Cats


Join us at the annual Rebel Rebel: Rock for Pussy at the First Ave Mainroom. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Feline Rescue, a no-kill shelter for cats.

Friday, June 6, 2014
Doors open 8:00pm

First Ave Mainroom
701 1st Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55403

$10.00 advance | $12.00 at the door

Hosted by:
Presented by:
89.3 The Current, Moxie and Tee Squared

Proceeds benefit Feline Rescue

The Band: Musical Director John Eller (The Shiny Lights), Chris Perricelli (Little Man), Chris Lynch (The Shiny Lights), Kent Militzer (The Blackberry Brandy Boys), Nadine DuBoise, Leslie Ball, Hugo Klaers (The Suburbs), Noah Levy, Tommy Alsides, Al Bergstrom, Joseph Pettini, Ochen Kaylan
HiFi Horns (Kevin Nord, Laurie Glaser, Matt Darling, Paul Odegaard)

The Singers: Venus DeMars & All The Pretty Horses, Chan Polling (The Suburbs, The New Standards), Steve Brantseg (The Suburbs), Maurice Jacox (Willie and the Bumblebees), Phil Solem (The Rembrandts), Jonathan Tolliver (Black Diet), Ciaran Daly (The Idle Hands), Orion Treon (Phantom Tails), Tickle Torture, David Campbell (The Blackberry Brandy Boys, E.L.nO.), David Russ (E.L.nO.), Liam Watkins (Driftwood Prye), Reed Wilkerson, Lori Barbero, Steve Price & more to be announced soon!

Special Guests:

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BUST Magazine Fair, May 4th – Brooklyn


Sunday, May 4th, 2014
11am – 6pm
New York, NY
Brooklyn Night Bazaar space
165 Banker Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

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HAMMS Event – May 3, 2014


HAMMS Event is a one-day, dog friendly, crowdfunding market for men and women. In 2013, the founders of HAMMS gave $5000 in ticket sales to one lucky maker to help take her business to the next level. Come out and support local talent!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

The former Hamm’s Brewery Shipping Docks (top floor of the Everest Building)
713 East Minnehaha Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106

Tix available here.
$10 advance/$15 at door

Becky Sturm – Hamm’s founder and owner of StormSister Spatique will be selling Elixery products at her booth, so swing by and support a Minnesota Maker!

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Elixery: City Pages ‘Best of the Cities’ Winner!

Holy cats! We won a Best of the Cities Award! Thank you, City Pages.


Photo: Hair/Makeup by the amazing HAUS Salon.

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ARENA Bikini – Cherry Bomb Fashion Show

ArD_ARENABikini_Web-1600x540-SLDR.131120Join the Elixery crew on Friday, March 21st at the Arena Bikini Cherry Bomb Fashion Show! Proceeds from tickets benefit Arena Dances.

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Party at Honeycomb Salon – Elixery + Lulu Organics

20120826_product_129Last time Honeycomb Salon had a party, it was so much fun we decided to join them again – and this time we’re brining our supersecret Lavender & Date Anti-Aging Serum!

The serum has a potent combination of traditional herbs such as a powerfully anti-aging extract of Date, along with a hydrating and detoxifying cocktail of Calendula flowers, Burdock roots, Cleavers, Elderflowers, and not one but two varieties of soothing Lavender. This is just the stuff to re-energize your tired, dry winter skin and chase off fine lines.

To make the party even cooler, Lulu Organics will also be in house to launch their luxurious Hair Oil – an all-natural blend of Organic argan and organic olive oil infused with nourishing extracts of horsetail and rosemary for dry, thirsty hair.

Estheticians Anne Marie & Daniella Mendez will be offering complimentary mini-services throughout the evening, so book your free appointment today – or just stop by, have a drink and say “hi”!

See you there!

Honeycomb Salon
3504 Nicollet Ave. S, MPLS, MN 55408
*RSVP today to schedule your complimentary services

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Elixery Pop-Up at City Center, Feb 10-14th

candy_store_banner_blogNeed a break from the cube? Well, you’re in luck!

Elixery is pleased to announce that we’re partnering up with City Center in Downtown Minneapolis for a sweet Valentine’s week pop-up!  The shop will be there for one week only, right on the Skyway in City Center near the entrance to the Target Corporate offices. And, since City Center is the most connected building on the Skyway system, Downtowners won’t even have to brave the cold to get there.

We’ll have lipstick as well as some fresh new Elixery products in store for you. We’ll also have delights from other cool local cosmetic brands as well – Bodylish, Worker B, 3-Way Beauty and more.

For lunchtime treats, Hennepin Theater Trust will be performing some spicy Tango dancing, so come down and get your face on with Candra Ruiz Makeup Artistry. We’ve got some extra fun in store for you throughout the week:

Feb 10th-12th: Random giveaways and other surprises

Thursday, Feb 13th, 4-6 PM: Prototype Party – be the first to try (and weigh in on) a brand new shade of red and other delights

Friday, Feb 14th: Whether you love or hate Valentine’s day, makeup is always a good time. To finish off your week, Candra Ruiz Makeup Artistry will be doing Valentine’s mini-makeovers. You deserve some pretty!

Elixery Presents: A Cosmetic Candy Store
Dates: Feb 10 -Feb 14th
Hours: 10 AM – 6PM

Posted in Events, Indie Love

Red Dress Collection – Feb 16, 2014


Join Elixery for our third annual sponsorship of the Red Dress Collection at the Graves 601 hotel. Local designers outfit local celebs in custom, one-of-a-kind red gowns for the runway.

Proceeds from the show benefit the Go Red for Women initiative to help prevent heart disease.

The Red Dress Collection
February 16, 2014
Graves 601 Hotel in Minneapolis
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Tickets available for purchase at or through Tempo Tickets.

Sponsors include:
University of Minnesota Physicians Heart at Fariview
Lillehei Heart Institute
Prime Therapeutics
Kowalski’s Markets
realia by Jen
Esscentual Alchemy
Cayetano Jewelry
The Ivy Spa Club
Uptown Dermatology and Skin Spa
Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine

Posted in Events, Fashion

Street Art Body Paint Series – Alexa Meade

Alexa Meade is a visual artist that uses the human body as canvas, turning living people into 2-dimensional acrylic art. In this series, Alexa stencils the models in monochrome on to a backdrop of graffiti, making it difficult to separate the living model from the street art behind them.






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