Friday, June 24, 2016

POPSUGAR Must Have June Box Review


I'm so excited!! I just received my first POPSUGAR Must Have Box!! All the products are fabulous! 



1. Natural Diamonds Printed Sarong by Hat Attack- Light-weight and easy to pack in your beach/pool bag. It is very versatile and can be tied many different ways. The fabric is soft and comfy. This is the perfect cover-up for the summer.
2. "Cheers" Gold Bottle Opener- by Sisters of Los Angeles- This gold bar accessory is perfect for the fanciest party at your house, display on your bar cart, or even to crack open some beers at a backyard BBQ. This is my favorite item in the box. I absolutely LOVE it and already have it on my bar cart in my house. I think it looks fun and chic.
3. Ridley's Game Room "Who Am I" Quiz- by Wild and Wolf- Team up with friends to guess the celebrity in this exciting, easy to play game that you can bring anywhere. Just pop it in your purse and be the life of the party. It is so fun to play.
4. Born on the 4th Nail Laquer- by NCLA- This red, white and blue glitter polish was developed with POPSUGAR. It is so cute! I'm definitely wearing mine for the fireworks on the 4th of July! And as a huge bonus, it is cruelty free!
5. Are you ready (For your close-up?) Compact- by Knock Knock- This is the cutest compact! It made me smile the minute I saw it. Perfect for on-the-go touch-ups.
6. Underarm Deodorant Wipes- by Pacifica- Staying fresh on the go has never been easier than with these travel friendly underarm wipes, which neutralize odors for hours. They are aluminum free and are a vegan formula.
7. Sriracha Pressels- They have less fat and sodium than other chip options and have a hint of spice. You can enjoy this yummy snack without feeling guilty.

I can't recommend this box enough! If you would like to sign up to try one click here.

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my post!!
POPSUGAR sent me this box to try. #Sponsored

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Degustabox Welcome Box Review



I was recently selected to receive a monthly Degustabox. I have always been somewhat weary of monthly packages as once the thrill and excitement of opening the box wears off you left wondering what this stuff is and do I really like it. Well that was not my problem with this introduction to Degustabox. 


 As you can see this is a full box filled with many spectacular treats, and some fun stuff to play with. So let's just jump right into some of the obvious favorites.





Haribo Sour Golden Bears - These are always a favorite treat.  Gummie bears have been a favorite candy of mine.  I've never tried the sour ones until now.  They are awesome! I'm going to take the rest of bag to the movies.  







           


              Wise Popcorn - The beauty of this product "Air Popped" No added 
               fats. Makes for a light and crunchy popcorn.  They sent two
               flavors: Sea Salt a standard salted popcorn, but everything is
               better with sea salt.
               The Cinnabon was very good. Made me wish my mall still had the
               store.

               





Briannas -  Vinaigrette salad dressing was definitely a fave.
I added it to a simple summer salad of spinach, feta cheese, and some walnuts.  It added the perfect zest.  Favorite part - Briannas has some Romano cheese in it, made it a standout dish.




 
Topo Chico - For those of you who have never had this bottled water from Mexico, you are surely missing out.  It has the most bubbles I have ever experienced in a drink and the flavor was very refreshing! Not what I was expecting, but now I am hooked.  I also made this little cocktail I had heard about before.
Simple directions:
One shot of clear Tequila, lots of ice, fill with Topo Chico, squeeze in some lime, and drop in a fresh slice of jalapeno (optional).





Soy Vay - Ok so with Soy Vay I first tried it as sauce to put on some grilled chicken and it was not what I hoped for.  However, I then used it as a marinade and found it's place my grilling specialties.  Very simple just marinade skewers of beef or chicken for at least an hour then grill them.  The heat makes the teriyaki into something incredible, loved it!



        Vita Coco - cold pressed and unrefined coconut oil is just simply  
        incredible.  I spread some to a piece of toast and it was great.  A
        bit sweet with just the right hint coconut.  Also put some on my
        hands to use as a moisturizer.  It worked great and my husband
        loved it, said it smelled like he was on tropical vacation.
                                                                      




 Orchard Valley Harvest - These are fab!  No GMO's and still fresh.
 The crunch was there with the nuts and the cranberries had just the
 right amount of chewiness. Love the fact something this healthy
 and simple is so convenient in single serving packs.    






             

               Jiff Peanut Butter with Cinnamon - WOW I got a bottle of Jiff!
               This one really brought back some memories of being a kid. I 
               have been so caught up in all the go for simpler foods that I totally
               forgot about Jiff. There is just some comfort and satisfaction in the
               rich smoothness of this peanut butter. The added cinnamon really 
               made it delicious. The hubs actually put some on a sliced apple
               for breakfast. Quick, easy, plenty of protein and tasty, what more 
               could I ask for. 




  
                        Elmhurst Harvest Real Almond Chocolate Milk - So on this one I
                        was a bit more skeptical. I have tried other nut milks and found   
                        them to have a peculiar thickness I did not enjoy. Elmhurst got it
                        right.  Without adding all the thickening agents (carregeenan)
                        Elmhurst found a way to make the almond milk creamy, yet still
                        lite, of course the chocolate made it so good. 

                       





 
 
        Honees Cough Drops - So here is the deal with this product. The
        Hubs loves the candy made by this company. It is simple honey
        filled hard candies from Italy. Now he finds they make a cough
        drop. He does not have a cough, but tried one with a lot of
        enthusiasm.  The menthol was not to strong but it will do the
        job for a cold.  With some peppermint, lemon, and eucalyptus
        a sore throat will be soothed.  Of course who needs a cough to
        he sweet honey in the center.  Never heard of anyone wishing they
        had a cough before.
        
      


I was so thrilled with everything in this box. It came packaged very nicely. All the glass bottles were wrapped in bubble wrap and tons of padding for the food. The Degustabox was filled with many goodies and was a super treat! I definitely recommend it to anyone that loves to try yummy new food. Here is a link to try this awesome goody box out, click here.

Thank you so much for my first Degustabox.  I look forward to receiving my next one.






Thursday, June 9, 2016

Summer Fun with a Striped Bow Top


Hi everyone! I hope you're having a great week! It's getting warmer here in Los Angeles so I'm in the mood for some summer fashions. This bow top is so cute!! I saw it on the SheIn website and knew that I needed to have it. Off the shoulder tops are really hitting the fashion trend this season. The top fits great, is very comfortable and a good quality for the affordable price. I thought it would be fun to pair this blue and white striped top with white jeans for a fun summery look. The blue fringe sandals are one of my faves (they are from last year), but they will definitely still be in rotation this year. So whether you are attending a backyard party, going to a yacht party (still waiting for that), or an elegant outdoor summer lunch this look is sure to be just right.











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Monday, May 23, 2016

Torrey Devitto Hosts The Hope and Grace Luncheon



Did you know:
  • 1 in 5 Americans are affected by mental illness in a given year.
  • Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide.
  • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.
  • Approximately 50% of students age 14 and older with a mental illness drop out of high school.
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death of our youth.
The beauty brand Philosophy has joined together with NAMI (Naitonal Alliance on Mental Illness) for the Hope and Grace Initiative.
NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization. They educate families and those living with mental illness. They embrace early identification and intervention for youth and young adults across the country.
The fabulous brand Philosophy has their Hope & Grace Initiative where 1% of all USA net product sales supports community-based mental health efforts.

I attended a luncheon at the Esterel Restaurant in the Sofitel hotel in Beverly Hills. It was a beautiful location with delicious food. There was a room full of wonderful women learning more about this organization and mental health.





Torrey Devitto of Chicago Med was the keynote speaker at the Hope and Grace luncheon and bravely spoke about her experiences with anxiety. Both she and her mother suffer from anxiety.
 


May is Mental Health Awareness Month and this luncheon was about embracing those with mental illness. To make this disease #STIGMAFREE. 
If there was not so much negativity about mental illness, maybe so many people would not be embarrassed to come forward and get the help they need. Please be kind to those in need and encourage them to get the help they deserve.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Smooth Feet in Less Than a Minute - The Emjoi Micro-Pedi




I was lucky enough to receive an Emjoi Micro-Pedi to try out at home. The Emjoi Micro Pedi is the only motorized callous remover to have the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance. If you enjoy salon-like services in an at home spa scenario the Emjoi Micro Pedi is the perfect tool for you! This tool demonstrates the value of an at home pedicure. It makes pedicures affordable, time saving and convenient. This is ideal for an active and budget conscious person who wants to do it yourself.
This product is good for both men and women. The Micro-Pedi system removes dry, rough, hardened, callused skin from the soles of feet in less than a minute. Your skin will feel smooth, soft and supple. It does all this without pain or the risk of nicks and cuts from metal scraper blades. It eliminates the hygiene concerns of having a pedicure at a spa. The functional end of the Emjoi Micro-Pedi consists of a unique Micro-Mineral roller that spins at an amazing 30 times per second. It requires 2 AA batteries.





My review is that I love it!! The Micro-Pedi is so easy to use. It takes very little time and the results were amazing. My feet have never been so smooth! This is great for the summer. Your feet will look spectacular in your sandals. Guys can use it too! I can't recommend this product enough!

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Spring Trend: The Pineapple T-Shirt


SheIn Pineapple t-shirt on Marisa Stewart the high heeled brunette with Stella McCartney glitter tennis shoes.


I was recently introduced to a fabulous fashion line called SheIn. They have everything from dresses to accessories everything a fashionable girl could ever want. While perusing through the website I came across what is sure to be one of the most iconic images of this spring and summer season.  The always fun Pineapple T-shirt
The pineapple is as much a symbol of laid back good times as the pink flamingo.  So whether you like your pineapples freshly chopped, from the can, or rummed up in a frothy umbrella drink made by a Bermuda short wearing mixologist the season of the Pineapple is upon us.  
SheIn got it right with (as I suspect they usually do) this homage to our favorite tropical fruit. 

The shirt goes perfect with your favorite jeans or a pair of shorts.  I have paired it with
rich blue denim jeans and a simple white denim jacket. The heather gray color of the T-shirt goes with anything, but let's remember the focal point is the pineapple, so I wanted to just keep it simple and fun.  Of course some glitter sneakers are always a great way to add an extra dash of style to any casual outfit. 

Remember in Hawaii the pineapple is a symbol of welcome and hospitality, so if you are the host of your summer soiree be sure to wear your pineapple.

The High Heeled Brunette Marisa Stewart styles SheIn pineapple shirt. Perfect spring summer outfit.

SheIn Pineapple t-shirt Stella McCartney Glitter shoes style by Marisa Stewart The high Heeled Brunette






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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Cane + Austin - How to Get Smooth, Healthy & Radiant Skin


Marisa Stewart, The High Heeled Brunette loves using the 30% Glycolic Peel Pads by Cane + Austin


Cane + Austin sent me two of their amazing glycolic products. I have been dying to try them forever. I have read so much about how great they are in my beauty magazines. I received the 30% Miracle Pads pictured below and the 15% Body Retexture Lotion.






This maximum strength at-home facial treatment is clinically proven to even skin tone, build collagen, and visibly reduce the appearance of age spots, fine lines & wrinkles. The most intensive version of the peel, it delivers the results comparable to a 30% Glycolic Acid medical grade clinical treatment to restore luminosity and vitality, for the most radiant, healthy-looking skin. Non-irritating. Ideal for all skin types. Paraben and fragrance free.

The pads come in 10%, 20% and 30% Glycolic Acid Equivalent. I have been using the 30% pads for 2 weeks and I can without a doubt say my skin has never felt softer or smoother. I have a couple brown spots from sun damage and they are definitely fading from using this innovative and spectacular product. People have been complimenting me on how great my skin looks! I am very happy with the results so far and plan to continue using Cane + Austin.


Marisa Stewart of The High Heeled Brunette has great results using these Cane + Austin Glycolic Peeling Pads and Lotion

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An at-home body treatment lotion clinically proven to relieve dry skin to reveal younger, refreshed-looking skin. Incredibly rich yet fast-absorbing, this product contains humectants infused with ultra-effective Glycolic Acid, which exfoliate and retexture skin while helping to rebuild collagen and reduce the appearance of age spots. Superoxide Dismutase, one of the most powerful known antioxidants, protects the skin from the destructive superoxide radical, while Vitamins A, C and E combine with Glycolic Acid and Coenzyme Q10 to deliver results comparable to a 15% Glycolic treatment. 

Let me say there is only one way to describe this lotion and that is with 3 letters... O-M-G!! I can't say enough how much I am in love with this lotion. I have tried many glycolic lotions in the past and they all have been sticky. Though some of them gave a good result they were miserable to wear. Cane + Austin has made the PERFECT glycolic lotion. This is the 15% Body Retexture Lotion. It dries within minutes with absolutely NO stickiness. It is a dream come true. I am using it on my arms, chest and legs. I definitely see a difference in the first 2 weeks of use. My skin looks smooth, healthy and not the least bit dry. This lotion is a winner in my book. I am the luckiest girl to have discovered it and I definitely recommend this lotion for all you ladies out there that are looking for smooth, healthy and radiant skin to rock in your bikinis this summer!


Cane + Austin transforms skin into radiant, smooth and healthy looking skin says the High Heeled Brunette Marisa Stewart


Thank you so much for reading my post! I hope you enjoyed learning about Cane + Austin. It's truly a remarkable product and I would definitely recommend it to anyone searching to make their skin look smooth and radiant. If you would like to purchase these products they are available at Cane + Austin or on Sephora
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