Month: October 2020

We moved to Montana!

We’ve officially moved! Our move to Great Falls, Montana was postponed when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the states hard, but we eventually made it up north!

This move comes as a military move, as my fiance got orders to Great Falls. So, we had movers pack up our things, we stuffed our cars with our precious items, and we each took a corgi and drove off!

We broke the drive into two days, which the first day driving nine hours and the second day driving three and a half hours. I definitely prefer driving as much as I can in one day, so that the next day’s drive will be shorter and easier.

Now, I’m just trying to figure out if I can make it through Montana’s winter in my sports car..

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FlutterHabit Lashes | Review & Tutorial

I’ve always loved the look of long and full lashes, but lash extensions are just out of my price range.

As a former TV news reporter, I always wanted to accentuate my lashes, whether it was with mascara advertised to do the trick or glue-on lashes.

The problem with glue-on lashes is that they’re messy and I’m awful at them! You may remember a previous post about my go-to Pre-Glued Eylure False Lashes. Those are still my favorite false lashes, but now I have a new favorite DIY lash extension kit. AND.. it lasts for FIVE DAYS!

That’s right! DIY! They’re from FlutterHabit, which has DIY lash extension kits in several styles. I’ve been wearing the Happy Medium and I’m hooked!

For $29.99 you get two boxes of lashes, giving you six pairs.

The best part, they’re customizable! As you can see in the picture above, the Happy Medium comes in 4 lash clusters. You can wear them as is, or you can customize it for a more wispy look. That means you would cut the middle two clusters in half, to get a 3, 2, 2, 3 set of lash clusters.

I didn’t come up with my lash application technique on my own – that came up from a video posted by a “Flutter Expert” on the FlutterHabit Family Facebook group.

In fact, this is the exact video I followed. I highly recommend joining the Facebook group because it’s a great resource for tips and tricks, and a good spot to ask any questions you may have. My first application of these lashes would not have been as successful if it weren’t for the video.

While there is definitely a learning curve, it’s not as difficult as you might expect it to be, believe me! I thought I was going to have an awful time. But I give FlutterHabit lashes a 10/10 rating! Highly recommend!

While I have gotten my lashes to last a full week, I recommend not going longer than five days. I like to give my natural lashes a break and time to breathe in-between wears. I ONLY use the latex glue sold by FlutterHabit and haven’t had any issues or damage to my natural lashes.

For upkeep and maintenance, don’t drench your lashes in water, be careful with eye makeup removal (I normally use a Q-Tip to remove eye makeup while wearing these lashes).

To remove the lashes, I wait until after a hot shower, when the waterproof latex glue is soft and I can gently tug the lashes off. It’s painless and your natural lashes are safe! You can also use an oil-based makeup remover to remove the lashes, but I think after a hot shower is the easiest!

Because I enjoy FlutterHabit lashes so much, I reached out to the company to see if I could get a deal for you all!

Use code 10CHRISTINA to get 10% off!

Order them here:

Let me know what your favorite style is!

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EASY Chunky Knit Pumpkin DIY

Fall is officially here, at least it is in Colorado.. and I wanted to take advantage of the fall festivities.

I’ve seen a few posts on some pumpkin craft DIYs and also saw a few businesses offer classes on how to make a chunky knit pumpkin, but it cost nearly a hundred bucks!

Luckily, my friend, Abbie, came up with a clever idea on how to make our own chunky knit pumpkins for around $25-$30!

I got both plush pumpkins and hard plastic pumpkins. I used a hot glue gun to glue strips of the chunky knit yarn all around the pumpkin and completely covered it.

We got our supplies from Hobby Lobby, but I’m sure they’re available at any craft store and of course, Amazon!

I found similar yarn to what I used on Amazon:

A hot glue gun (this one comes with glue stick refills):

A good set of scissors for crafting:

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