Thursday, September 21, 2017

Odylique Cleansing Bars

I am such a shower gel and cream kind of gal. So it takes a special bar to get me to keep picking it up and these are two soaps that do just that. Not that I should be that surprised seeing as how Odylique hasn't let me down yet. Everything has been top quality!

There are four varieties of the cleansing bars: Lavender, Tea Tree & Green Clay, Honey & Oat, and Pure Olive. I knew I wanted lavender, because I say heck yes to all things lavender. It's perfect for night bath and shower takers like myself. And because my dry skin is the bane of my existence, I knew the exfoliating properties of the honey & oat bar was worth a shot. So keep reading to see what I think!

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Barry M Cosmetics Illuminating Strobe Cream in Galactic

I've become quite addicted to highlighters in the past year or so. Powder, liquid, cream, I don't care. Sheen, gleam, shine. I want them all. I have liked some more than others, but I just cannot get enough. It's probably because I have dry skin and it just gives my skin that extra "oomph" that it typically lacks. In this post, I'm sharing my thoughts and swatches on the Illuminating Strobe Cream in Galactic by Barry M Cosmetics.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Back to School Must Haves and Trivia - Perfect for Parents!

When this PR package arrived, I could not stop looking at the adorable box. And it was well-stocked with some fun back to school items in it! Some of the things in here are suited for everyone, some more for the younger crowd, and certainly items to make any parent's life easier! There's a little quiz at the end just for fun!

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

InstaMonth for August 2017

This is getting out a little later in the month than usual, but I've just been busy. First off, thank you all so much for the messages across my social media pages congratulating me on hitting 10 years! I saw Lady Gaga that night and she was fabulous as usual. It was my first concert since my knee injury (not my first event, though) and I survived. I did tweak my knee and have been sore since, but it was worth it. I'm so grateful that I was able to get accessible seating and go, because I still can't bend my knee enough to sit in the regular seats. Learned that the hard way at a Maple Leafs game. And though I don't rely on it daily anymore, I am very happy that I took my cane with me because I was worn the heck out by the time we got back to our vehicle!

I'll probably delve more into Gaga on a later post. This post is about Instagram and here are a few highlights from my account during August! I do follow legit accounts back and love getting to know you all more on there. :)

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1. July faves. // 2. I scored on these jeggings and lace bralette! // 3. Movie night!
4. Revlon Mega Multiplier // 5. Sephora's Tarte birthday gift. // 6. New social media planner!
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7. Starbucks Secret Menu: Banana Creme Pie. YUM! // 8. New products like this Givenchy mascara. // 9. New Bite Beauty!
10. Kat Von D Saint and Sinner // 11. New L'Occitane! // 12. Yes to the new Ikea catalog!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Fashionable Heart Turns 10!

I can't believe it! My blog has hit double digits and has turned ten years old today. Honestly, sometimes it feels like yesterday that I started it. And I am celebrating in style, because I'm going to see Lady Gaga tonight! She always puts on an amazing show, so I can't wait. Now on to the schmaltzy part of this post...

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Ten years. Wow, I don't know where time goes, but I do know it operates at a fast speed. I started this blog two months after my grandmother's death. I was at a dark point in my life and needed something else to put my attention on. It was the time of beauty gurus coming to be on YouTube and I knew that I wasn't comfortable enough to be on camera, but I've had a long history of blogging. So I decided to make this blog focusing on the very things that I still focus on- beauty, fashion, and lifestyle. Not having a completely dedicated niche has actually helped keep my interest.

Launching this blog allowed me to enjoy my other hobbies of web design, graphics, writing, and photography. It just all came together and I have stayed at it all of these years. I made friends with a lot of people in the early days that are still in my life! Along the way, I've found new blogs and have been a part of a community that I am so proud to be in. I joined a blogging network that is full of nothing but supportive people and that is the type of people we should all surround ourselves with.

After ten years, my blog is still not one of the "bigger" ones and I am okay with that. It still feels like a small blog and it takes quite a lot of pressure off of my shoulders not to have to strive for perfection or have that kind of magnifying lens on my life.

Because of Fashionable Heart, I've had so many opportunities to try new things, work with some amazing brands, and attend events and I've enjoyed nearly every second of the ride. The hard work will never not be worth it. If you're just starting out, don't give up. Keep going, because it is about YOU and nobody else!

A main thing this blog has given me is a voice. I've been able to open up about myself, what I am loving, and just anything that I want. Over the years, I've grown and so has the blog. I hope to keep going and just maybe I'll be blogging here another ten years and more. As long as ya'll don't get tired of me or I get tired of myself! ;)
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Blog of the Month: September 2017

In August, Julie from Swatch and Review was my featured blogger. You can read that post and see other past featured blogs under the "blog of the month" label! Being my blog of the month gets you a designated blog post, a sidebar button, and a mention on my Twitter account. The sidebar button stays up all month long. I don't believe in necessarily making bloggers pay for advertising and I'd much rather show you blogs that I really enjoy reading. And I hope you end up enjoying them too!

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Jen from Vibrant, Vivacious, and Veracious Beauty is the featured blogger this month. If you're not familiar with Jen yet, she focuses on beauty and she excels at colorful looks. As a self-proclaimed neutrals girl when it comes to eyeshadow, I find myself living vicariously through some of her amazing looks. In a recent post, she used yellow. I can't remember the last time I used yellow in any look. If you're looking for some great inspiration and swatches, check out Jen and let her know I sent you!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Barry M Illuminating Highlighter Palette

I love Barry M and it drives me crazy that we can't get it here unless you order it online (they ship to Canada!) or know someone who can grab it for you, like in my case. When my friend Hayley said she was making a trip to Toronto, I handed over a list of things that we can't get here and she totally came through for me! You better believe some Barry M was on my list and this is the first item I'm getting around to reviewing.

This Illuminating Highlighter Palette had to be mine. Keep reading to find out why!

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

August 2017 Faves

Ah, September is almost here! The start of fall and pumpkin spice everything. Excuse me one moment, I just need to break out into a happy dance......Okay, I'm back! This weekend is a long weekend and I have a Lady Gaga concert next week, so I'm super down with the beginning of September.

But we're still in August just a little longer and I am here to share a few of my favorites from this month! Every item featured this time is new to my vanity, which is not usually the case for me. I'm big on shopping my stash, but I tried some really great things this month and I couldn't stop reaching for them.

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