The one question I get all the time is "Where do you get your lashes done?!" And I get so excited to say, "I did!" For over a year now, I've been using and loving FlutterHabit lashes, DIY lashes that are applied under your natural lash.
Even though we are working at home more than ever, I still do a few things to glam up my days and using faux lashes are top of the list. I had always wanted to try lash extensions but the upkeep and high price always held me back.
But then I found FlutterHabit and lashes and I'm so happy! They are lightweight lashes that I can apply at home and they give me all the pop I want. And they are super affordable - about $5 a pair.
They have 5 different styles so there is something for everyone. My personal favorites are the Originals and the Winks!
And because I know you will love these too, I have a FlutterHabit promo code just for you! Use code 10ALEXANDRA for 10% off your order through November 2nd at midnight.
There is a slight learning curve but FlutterHabit has application videos and a facebook group for you to find inspiration and troubleshoot. And I'm always open to help!
I use Mirah Luminous Cleansing Oil to remove the lashes in a hot shower. The key is to not pull on the lash segments at all. If you can feel any tension on your natural lashes, the glue is not soft enough for removal yet. Just keep gently rubbing up and down on the lashes until they slide off smoothly.
To give my lashes a boost, I use a natural lash booster in between sets. This works on your lashes and eyebrows!
What you need:
In these 4 ml bottles, add two drops of each of the essential oils and filled the rest of the way with castor oil. Swipe a super thin layer above your lash line (or even in your eyebrows!) before bed and you’ll start seeing results before you know it!
Lavender helps by increasing circulation and promoting lash growth, while helping retain the lashes already there. Plus, it helps you unwind before bed, so double win.
Rosemary can help thicken lashes, and fast! It's a great addition to the other oils because it gets them working quickly. It's also amazing for memory retention and balancing hormones, so your brain is thanking you, too.
Cedarwood stimulates the follicles and when combined with lavender and rosemary, has shown to increase growth by up to 44%! Also a great sleepy oil, just like lavender.
Castor oil is the perfect carrier because it is thick, helps prevent any from actually going into your eyes, and is known for naturally promoting rapid hair growth!
If you try FlutterHabit lashes, make sure you tag me on instagram or wherever and let me know how you like them!
Each holiday season, I like to add a few new books to our rotation. Here are a few fall and Halloween-themed books joining our collection this year!
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Pick a Pumpkin by Patricia Toht
We love Pick a Pine Tree by the same author so I'm excited to add this book to our collection! The story follows the journey of a pumpkin, "from picking out the perfect specimen at the pumpkin patch (be sure to stop for cider and toffee apples) to carting it home, scooping out the insides, carving a scary face, and finally lighting a candle inside."
Gustavo the Shy Ghost by Flavia Z. Drago
New this year, the book description had me adding it to my cart: "Gustavo is good at doing all sorts of ghostly things: walking through walls, making objects fly, and glowing in the dark. And he loves almost nothing more than playing beautiful music on his violin. But Gustavo is shy, and some things are harder for him to do, like getting in a line to buy eye scream or making friends with other monsters. Whenever he tries getting close to them, he realizes they just can’t see him. Now that the Day of the Dead is fast approaching, what can he do to make them notice him and to share with them something he loves?" Looks like a great one to talk about courage and making friends with your little ones! There is also a Spanish version available.
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
We love just about everything Julia Donaldson writes! This one is a favorite show to watch so I wanted to make sure we had the book too. One of my core values is inclusion and I firmly believe in building a longer table so there is room for everyone. Well, add in a hungry dragon and here you go! Bonus - this one comes in paperback or board book so you can choose what's best for you!
Did you know Amazon Prime has a bunch of Julia Donaldson books as short shows? They are amazing because they are slow and quiet and perfect for calming down little ones! Send me a message and I'll share all the ones we have on repeat in our house!
Spooky Pookie by Sandra Boynton
You can't go wrong with Sandra Boynton's lovable characters! My boys love these books and so do I!
"It’s Halloween! What will little Pookie decide to be this year? Pookie tries on costumes one by one, but somehow can’t find just the right thing. The resolution to Pookie’s dilemma will delight toddlers and their caregivers alike."
Those are the ones I grabbed this year. I thought I'd share what else is still on my list in case you are looking for a few more for your collection! Adding just a couple a year makes each holiday so fun to switch up our bookshelves with seasonal reads.
Stumpkin by Lucy Ruth Cummins
"A unique Halloween story about a stemless pumpkin who dreams of becoming a jack-o-lantern."
The Little Kitten by Nicola Killen
"A charming autumnal story about a little girl who must return a lost kitten to its home."
Check Leif and the Fall by Allison Sweet Grant and Adam Grant
"Persistence and creativity can lead to amazing things, as Leif the leaf discovers in this lovely story."
Tell me in the comments - what's your favorite fall or Halloween-themed book? I'm always up for a good story and you can't go wrong with sharing a love of reading with your kids!
Check out this post for more book recommendations!