We Have Moved!

Hearts Like Stars has a new home on Tumblr these days! It's still a fixer-upper but Jenn and Liz are still blogging their little hearts out there anyway while the design develops. will now take you straight to our new spot.


Sulfate Free Haircare

I don't know about you, but I am a self-proclaimed product junkie.

I'm also a compulsive impulse buyer. You can imagine what my bathroom shelves look like. My boyfriend's poor bottles of shower gel and shampoo are nearly being forced out of the shower by my army of gels, shampoos, conditioners, hair masques, and the list goes on. The funny thing is that although I buy products like crazy, I typically stick to regularly using the same products.

I've been trying to be better about getting my product spending under control, but last night we stopped by the store to pick up a few things and I saw L'Oreal's Sulfate-Free Haircare line. The packaging immediately caught my eye and at around $8 a bottle I just had to try it.

I know Pixie blogged about sulfate free shampoos a few weeks back and she thought the L'Oreal shampoos smelled a bit manly. Despite her review, I decided to go with the EverPure Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner. EverPure Color Care products are 100% vegan and contain natural cleansing ingredients with no sulfates or salts. It's also supposed to keep your color-treated hair from fading for up to 32 washes.

After being home for about an hour I just couldn't take it any more and I had to take a shower to test out my new goodies. As soon as I got the shampoo on my hair I was immediately in love. Its smell reminded me of the earthy smells like in Aveda products and it just felt great on my scalp. My hair feels soft and clean and it looks great. I typically stick to salon brand hair products, but I can see myself using this stuff for a while.

Good job, L'Oreal!


Vogue Curvy

Vogue Italia has launched a new site: Vogue Curvy. As a curvy girl I was psyched to see a company like Vogue embracing curvy women in fashion. The more curvy women I see presented in popular fashion outlets, the more comfortable I am with my curves. I appreciate being able to see looks that work well with big hips and boobs.

I think a lot of people associate curves with plus size, but Vogue Curvy doesn't seem to be doing that exclusively and I think that's awesome. You don't have to be a plus size girl to rock some serious curves! They have a variety of curvy ladies featured on their site including women like Liv Tyler, Johanna Dray, America Ferrera, Crystal Renn, and Christina Hendricks.

Along with Vogue Curvy, Vogue Italia also launched Vogue Black and Vogue Talents. Vogue Black provides insights on the beauty of color and Vogue Talents takes a look at up and coming designers and encourages users to submit their work.


Another Model Musician

Model Karen Elson - made famous for her "bad bob" back in the 90's - is releasing an album this summer. Looks like she's in the Carla Bruni league of multi-skilled mannequins who can actually sing and write a decent song. Download it for free here, or check it out the video:


Gaultier for Target Collection Images

On Sunday, March 7 select Target stores will be home to the latest Go! International design collaboration, this time featuring French fashion legend Jean Paul Gaultier.

The Good News: There are some cute dresses in retro silhouettes with floral outline motifs and bustier or halter necklines.

The Bad News: A good deal of the collection is tattoo-print mesh - something that can be made to work with hig quality fabrics, but after Target's Rodarte collection rife with scratchy 99 cent ballet tutu material I have serious doubt this "mesh" will be comfortable, let alone visually acceptable. There are a few pinup girl attempts with high waistlines and gingham, but they come off more Ellie May Clampett than Americana chic.

Check it all out HERE.


3-Day Shoe Sale at Urban

Urban Outfitters is offering an extra 20% off on shoes until Tuesday. Use Code: SHOEIN
Some of my picks below:

(I know the white platforms are a little bit standard-issue nurse uniform goes to the beach but if you steer clear of the floral trend and pair them with some crazy nautical stripes I feel like they could work.)


Desert Boots: Hot or Not?

SJP was caught rocking desert boots in NYC a couple weeks ago and word in the fashion mags is that they're hot business for spring. I'm on the fence - they're either carefree chic or belong on some bare-faced outdoorswoman with a bandana over her hair. I was leaning towards the latter till I found these paint-splattered desert boots by Sam Edelman (Bernadette) on sale for $45. I think the neon splashes give them the art student vibe that's necessary to pass them off as stylish.

Desert Boots: Hot or Not?
I can't decide