Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Mineral Fusion - Minerals on a Mission

I recently attended Mineral Fusion natural cosmetic and personal care brand preview event. It was such a pleasure to be invited to this press preview for such an amazing beauty line.

For those of you who are not aware of Mineral Fusion, it is the top of the line natural cosmetic brand. Many brands claim to be natural, but Mineral Fusion is certified by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The EWG is the final word in natural quality control. Certification EWG of Mineral Fusion not only guarantees their products are free of all those nasty lab produced chemicals (parabens, pthalates, dyes, or other harsh chemicals), but it also is environmentally friendly and comes from sustainable sources.

If you are anything like me you truly love the idea of not only healthy products, but environmentally friendly products as well. Yes, I do want to keep the oceans blue and the forest green, but I also want a product that works. Mineral Fusion has truly surpassed my expectations. With an innovative approach, the formulations of minerals infused with vitamins, natural botanicals, herbs, and nutrients have actually made beauty healthy for the skin, hair and nails. This is wonderful, but what is truly amazing is the quality of the product. I have tried some natural products and as soon as the powder goes on, you smile once, and the powder clumps and immediately there are lines. Mineral fusion does not do that. So whether you wish to present the all natural look or glam it up red carpet ready mineral fusion is there for you.

Here we have a favorite of mine the illuminating Primer and Liquid foundation. A little light blending and I have nice natural look for the day. At night a thicker coat and I'm ready for fun selfies all through the night. A little sunkissed bronzer and a rosy cheek is always a healthy must.   

Natural fusion has created the essentials here with a color palate perfect to enhance the lighter color of blue or green eyes, or for those with dark eyes bring a depth and richness. Either way the eyes will be noticed. 

The lipsticks and lip tint are infused with natural moisturizers. It can be worn all day and night without drying or cracking. Loved the way it felt and really loved how my lips were protected and moisturized the entire time I wore it. 

Mineral Fusion is truly a company whose core value is not just beauty on the outside but the inside as well. They are partnered with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. 
By the way...It is now sold at CVS so it's super convenient to pick up anytime while shopping.
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Monday, January 23, 2017

Nutrafol for Prevention of Thinning Hair Review

Thinning hair is a problem where prevention is 100% better than treatment, and luckily for us Nutrafol has formulated a completely drug free vitamin and mineral supplement targeted at the root cause of hair thinning and loss. 
I have done some research which led me to reach out to  Nutrafol and express my interest in the product. Nutrafol actually gifted a one month supply for me and my hubs to try. Thank you, I am so excited for this product. 

A quick review of some facts on thinning hair, it happens to everyone. Yes men may suffer more than woman as their hair will actually fall out more dramatically. We, as women,  are not immune to thin hair just because we are girls. The daily grind and lifestyle choices we make will ravage even our silky locks as well. 

Nutrafol has created formulas specific for men and women to combat a multitude of factors which damage hair from the root. 
Here are some highlights of nutrients that are in Nutrafol. I found these to be the most different and interesting.

1.  Saw Palmetto Extract - Nutrafol patented a special extracting process to maintain the highest level of efficacy for this nutrient. Studies have proven Saw Palmetto helps to prevent the conversion of testosterone to Dihydrotestosterone (yes we have testosterone ladies, it helps our muscles stay lean and toned). DHT is a known enemy to hair follicles. Causing thinning of the hair and eventually hair falling out. 
2.  Sensoril Ashwagandha - Sensoril has been been proven to reduce our stress hormone Cortisol. Cortisol is well known for increasing the levels of C-Reactive Protein which promotes inflammation. Yes it turns out the old belief of worry and stress will damage your hair is true. Another interesting note Cortisol converts protein from our diet into fat and stores it around the abdomen so lets block as much Cortisol as we can. 
3.  BCM-95 Biocurcumin - A natural extract from Tumeric. Proven to be a very powerful antioxdent. Helps to improve our immune system and decrease inflammation. 

I have noticed both myself and the Hubs have healthier and shinier hair in the 30 days we have been using Nutrafol. And who doesn't want shiny, healthy hair. It is too early to tell if it is becoming thicker as the natural growing process does take some time (3-6 months). Overall I love this product!
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Friday, January 20, 2017

January POPSUGAR Subscription Box

I get excited every month for my POPSUGAR box. It always contains such fun and fabulous things!
Here are the contents for the January box.

1. Goldfaden MD - Fresh A Peel Multi Acid Resurfacing Peel - This supercharged peel removes dead skin cells and with continued use skin may become softer and brighter. I have been trying this product out all month and my skin looks amazing!

2. May Designs - Desk Calendar and Notecard - You can start each month out with a bit of beauty as you flip through this calendar filled with 12 hand painted floral patterns. This is so cute! It's on my desk right now!

3. Daily Concepts - Your Hair Wrap Towel - This towel has special microfibers that helps with flyaways, cuts your blow-dry time and wraps around your head comfortably while staying in place. I tried it out and my hair dried much faster. I'm definitely a new fan!

4. Manduka - eQua Mat Towel in Playa - This towel is absorbent, quick drying and slip resistant. I will stay comfortably in place. It has a soft suede-like feel and will fit over your mat perfectly. It's a beautiful color.

5. Sourcebooks, Inc - Who doesn't need a pick me up now and then?! These notes are fun illustrations and inspirational quotes bound to bring a smile to anyone's face.

6. Dean & Deluca - Peppermint Loose Leaf Tea - This tea is delicious!! This aromatic peppermint tea is great to relax with. The soothing mint flavor is also beneficial for digestion. I definitely recommend you trying this out.

7. Glade - N'3 Free - Coconut and Beach Woods Candle - This is a soy candle and it is part of a new line of multilayered home fragrances. It smells so good!

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

POPSUGAR November Must Have Subscription Box

I wait impatiently all month and get so thrilled when my POPSUGAR box finally arrives. There are always so many surprises waiting for me inside that neon pink package. I just love it. As usual I was not let down. So without any further ado here is my list of must haves from POPSUGAR.

1. Kendra Scott - Rose Gold Bracelet in White Pearl
This bracelet has a sliding closure so you can have the perfect fit. This rose gold pearly bauble will flatter any complexion. It is so beautiful and delicate. I love the sliding closure. I have small wrists so this is the perfect feature for me.

2. PEHR - Chambray Runner Wine
This wine colored runner is perfect for holiday entertaining. I love the Chambray fringe on the edges. It really is a stunner on your table. I do suggest the wine color, just in case of spill.

3. Stowaway Cosmetics - Dawn to Dusk Palette
The perfect shades to create a daytime or nighttime look. This palette is so versatile. Another great feature is that it is small and will fit in your pocket or the smallest of clutches. Bring out the natural color of your eyes or just create a dramatic flare for a night on the town.

4. AJ Goods - Nest Wire Bowl
This basket is perfect to put fruits in or decorative ornaments for the holidays. It is a great centerpiece. This effortless elegant bowl is handmade in India.

5. Meri Meri - Star Party Picks
Dinner parties or cocktail parties will be fabulous with these sparkly star picks. They will light up the occasion and make everything festive. I know what is being used on my cheese platter this New Years Eve.

6. Oogie's Snacks - Oogie's Gourmet Toffee Butter Popcorn
Treat Yourself. This popcorn is the perfect blend of salty and sweet. It is truly yummy and I definitely recommend it.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my post! If you are interested in trying the POPSUGAR Subscription Box you can use code: SHOP5 to get $5 off your first box.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Pleated Flowered Midi Skirt

I was going through my closet and contemplating what to pair my pink heels with, when there it was in all of it's flowered grandeur this skirt I recently received from Make Me Chic. Now mind you I am not exactly runway tall so a high waist midi skirt needs to fit just right to look good.  Luckily this one is just the right fit. 
Autumn may be upon us and the air at your local Starbucks has the aroma of pumpkin spice, it is still the perfect time for big bright flowers. I just love how this skirt has a simple black and white stripe pattern with these amazingly vibrant flowers on it. I hope you can see the details as it is truly stunning. 

This is a great picture of the shoes that started the outfit. I feel you should always start at the shoes.  
What I love about these Brian Atwood high heels is the platform on the front. By adding some height to front, the heel needs to be longer, what a dramatic statement. Really gives the legs some length. Of course it was the color of the shoes that brought me to the skirt.  

How fun is this. I feel like I need to find someone important and curtsy. 
Make Me Chic really designed this skirt well. There is an attached slip and pleats in the dress which add to the great bell shaped fullness right below the cinching at the waist. By doing so, attention is immediately drawn to the narrowing of the waist.

This is a great skirt for a fancy luncheon. If it is a little cooler you could definitely pair it with a black cardigan. I would also wear a clutch with this skirt as opposed to a bigger bag. Strappy heels would be another great option for the perfect shoes to wear.

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Monday, October 10, 2016

How to Style an Electric Blue Faux Fur Jacket

Marisa Stewart, The High Heeled Brunette wearing outfit from Nordstrom. Blue faux fur jacket with rhinestone Jimmy Choo Booties
When I saw this Cobalt Blue Faux Fur Jacket I just knew that I had to have it. My first favorite color is hot pink or fucshia and this blue is my second favorite. You can wear this jacket as I have here with black jeans and use it for a pop of color. It would also be cute to have a matching bag or shoes. This beautiful faux fur jacket can be dressed up or down. I'm wearing it here casual, but you could also wear it with a dress for a night out on the town. By the's sooooo soft!

Marisa Stewart shows how to wear a faux fur jacket from Nordstroms with Jimmy Choo Booties and a Valentino Rockstud Bag

Marisa Stewart, The High Heeled Brunette, shows you how to style a faux fur jacket from Nordstrom as a pop of color

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Loving Lace and Fringe

I thought this was a fun outfit. Mixing lace, fringe and glitter. I love wearing black, but I'm going to have to start wearing some colors soon. It is spring! I'm looking forward to the warmer weather, even though fall is my favorite season.

I know you might be thinking is it ok to mix all these different styles? Lace? Fringe? Glitter? I say yes!! It all goes together and makes for a fun outfit. I don't like boring or blending in as you might be able to tell with my boots.

How To Style YSL Glitter Boots by Marisa Stewart with a Hudson Denim Jacket
I paired this outfit with a denim jacket for a cool casual look. 

I love that this denim jacket is fitted and not baggy as some of them are.

Cute H&M Fringe Bag. How to wear a fringe bag

Marisa Stewart in YSL Giitter Boots and H&M Finge Bag

How to wear YSL Gold Glitter Boots by The High Heeled Brunette
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