Friday Favorites

Hey!  Hey!  It’s the weekend!  Andrea, Narci, and I are sharing our Friday Favorites.  We’d love for you to join the fun!  Simply blog a favorite (anything), link back to us, and then join the link-up!  In typical fashion, my favorites today are super random.  🙂

The Lash Atelier:
The Lash Atelier is a premier eyelash extension studio here in North Texas.  Trina is the owner and I was introduced to Trina through a friend.  She is fabulous!  I’d never tried eyelash extensions before and I absolutely loved them.  With extensions you never wear mascara!  I was shocked at my before/afters!  Check them out…
How did I live thirty-one years without them??  hahahaha!!  Trina is the sweetest and is so fun to work with.

 Another before/after 

I absolutely love mine!!  I don’t wear mascara.  I pretty much get up and am ready to go!!  They’re perfect for anyone….stay-at-home moms, working girls, brides, or a girl attending a big party??

If you’re in the North Texas area (or you’re willing to travel), and would like to give eyelash extensions a try you HAVE to contact Trina.  She’s the best!  You can follow her here on Instagram @the_lash_atelier.  Trina is generously offering a coupon code for any blog readers.  If you’d like to make an appointment, give her a call @ 214.668.8097.  

Trina…thank you SO much for that awesome discount code!!!  Trust me, girls, you will absolutely love her!!  She’s the sweetest!

Girly Day:
 Can you see their fancy make-up??  🙂  These pretty girls came home with Ebby Lee after lunch on Monday.  Our plan was to go see Paddington.  I totally had a big mom fail moment.  I didn’t think about the entire county going to an afternoon kid movie on a school holiday.  When we arrived I was told there were plenty of tickets but absolutely not five seats together.  
EEK!  I panicked and we quickly drove to give theater #2 a try.  Imagine me giving the girls a pep talk about how we’re going to walk quickly and all stay together because it totally happened.  I should mention that this theater is in a mall.  Our parking place felt like it was miles away AND the escalator was out of order.  The girls were AMAZING!!  They were huffing and puffing behind me.  I was sweating!  We were a mess!  haha!  Fail #2!!!  As soon as we made it to the top, I saw the “Sold Out” sign on Paddington!!  WAAHHH!!  I quickly came up with a (another) back up plan.  Manicures AND ice cream sundaes!  They were easily persuaded and instantly on board with plan C!

It was a super fun girly day!

You guys know I’m a big fan of the Downy Unstopables.  They’re an in-wash scent booster and they make your laundry smell AMAZING!!!  I saw the Unstopables candles and thought I should give them a try.  

I love lighting a candle when I’m working at home.  As crazy as it sounds it keeps me motivated (I know that sounds nuts).  It’s easier to fold laundry and vacuum when there’s a candle burning!  So finding a cheap candle I can burn all the time is great.  The price was fantastic!  The smell?  Not so much!  In order for me to smell it, I couldn’t have any other candle in my entire house lit.  It wasn’t a delightful smell….it was just “eh”.  The Unstopables for my laundry is a FAVORITE.  The candles…not so much.  Has anyone else tried them??

A little bit of randomness….so to wrap it up.  Have you ever tried eyelash extensions??  Or…the Unstopable candles??  

Happy Friday, Ladies!

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  1. 1.23.15
    P!nky said:

    Lil girl manis are so cute!

  2. 1.23.15
    Anonymous said:

    I wish I lived near you to take advantage of the coupon for eyelash extensions! My only concern is do they look real or not? Sometimes it's hard to tell in pictures. Judging by the pictures, your own eyelashes already look long and thick! (Wish mine were half as nice as yours!)
    And I'm EXACTLY the same about burning candle to motivate me -crazy!:lol
    Thanks for warning us about the unstoppable candles. I'll save my money and not try them 🙂

    • 1.23.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Trina has you decide on the length and volume. These pictures were taken right before the holidays. I wanted them to be a little more dramatic. I just saw some pics she posted on IG of a more "everyday" look. They were stunning!

    • 1.23.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      And…it sounds like we both need to keep the candles burning so we get a lot done. 🙂

  3. 1.23.15
    Anonymous said:

    This is totaly random but how many hours do you sleep? You post at crazy hours! 🙂
    Btw love your eyelashes! Gorgeous!!

    • 1.23.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I schedule them to post. Haha! I'm still asleep at 4:30. My alarm usually goes off at 5:15. 🙂

  4. 1.23.15
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    I'm still impressed with the way your pressed on with the girls! I would have been all "Sorry girls, time to go home! Mama tried." 🙂 And I still haven't tried the laundry stuff. I will pick some up TODAY!

  5. 1.23.15
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Those pics of your lashes are GORGEOUS! Girl! So pretty! And listen, you were such a trooper on Monday. Kensington had THE BEST time!

  6. 1.23.15
    The Magnolia Mamas said:

    Love your favorites this week! The girl manis are adorable and I am in love with the lashes! Thank you for hosting!

  7. 1.23.15
    Anonymous said:

    Yes, I am so impressed by how you tried TWO theaters on Monday!! I didn't know that! Presley had an awesome time!! Thank you! Also, your lashes look amazing!!!! They look super real and beautiful! I think I may do that before we do family pictures this year!! Xoxo

  8. 1.23.15
    Kimm said:

    Love the lashes. And you would think because the unstopables are the best for laundry (I use them every load) that the candles would be just as fab…thanks for the heads up. Have a great day

  9. 1.23.15
    Jersey Love said:

    OMG! I feel the same way about lighting candles to be motivated. It's like the pleasant smell makes me keep moving! Glad to know I'm not alone in that nutty thought 🙂

  10. 1.23.15
    Kathy Olson said:

    Love those eyelashes on you. They are stunning!

  11. 1.23.15
    Anonymous said:

    You will have to look for the unstoppable air freshener spray it is awesome!!!

  12. 1.23.15
    Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said:

    Linking up for the first time!
    I didn't even KNOW there were Unstopables candles. Putting it on my shopping list today!
    I'm glad the girls ended up having a fun day despite the sold out movie!
    And eyelash extensions? Beautiful! How long do they last?

  13. 1.23.15
    Unknown said:

    Try the Febreeze Air Effects in the blue Unstoppables. Its the aerosol can. It smells just like the ones you put in the washer. My husband is completely obsessed with unstoppables. Love your blog!! 🙂

  14. 1.23.15
    V @ X-tremely V said:

    I must admit, I have never heard of eye lash extensions! I would love them!!! Since a trip down to Big Tex isn't an option right now, I need to see where in Ohio it is offered 🙂
    And what a super fun day for the girls even if the movie didn't work out!

  15. 1.23.15
    Elaine Welte said:

    Love your extensions! So many of our teachers have them and rave about them!

  16. 1.23.15
    live compassionately said:

    Those lashes are AMAZING! Do they feel heavy? If I lived closer, I would definitely give it a shot! Have a great day!

    • 1.23.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Not heavy at all!!!

  17. 1.23.15
    Carylee said:

    I got lash extensions for the first time right before Christmas and they have changed my life!!!! I got them filled last night. I'm so obsessed! Yours look fabulous!!!

    • 1.23.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you!!

  18. 1.23.15
    Anonymous said:

    Love the lashes!..
    Ok, question, how much do they charge in Texas.for the little girls to have manicures?.. Where I live, they charged $20 per little girl.. $65 for an adult, Same with pedi

    • 1.23.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Whoa!!! Here it was $5 per girl.

  19. 1.23.15
    Shelly @ The Queen in Between said:

    Those look amazing! And what a fun girls day.

  20. 1.23.15
    Lauren Spinelli Truman said:

    Similar Monday story: I'm a nanny for 2 girls and they both had a friend over on Monday. I tried to take them to the 12:50 Paddington.. Sold out. I quickly bought tickets to the 1:30 show at another theater.. Rushed there! 4 girls under the age of 5 in the back seat and got PULLED OVER!! We literally ran to the theater, and no seats together!! We finally saw it at 4 pm and I must admit, I took a little snooze in the theater after all that work!!! Too funny!!

    I swear by the pink Unstoppables but totally agree the candle isn't worth it! I was so excited to buy it, but didn't love it. If you have a Scentsy warmer, put a small capfull of the actual Unstoppable dots in there and it makes the house smell uh-mazing!! 🙂 Happy Friday!!!

  21. 1.23.15
    Olivia at Joyfully Prudent said:

    How fun with the lash extensions. I've always wanted to try these and might have to call Trina with that great coupon code! Making my beauty routine quicker and much better looking…I'm all for that. Thanks for sharing and getting a coupon code.

  22. 1.24.15
    mrspacman said:

    The lashes look beautiful! How long do they last? I see u keep raving about the unstoppable but I have to say when I have used it it's not that great. How much r u using per load? My sister also has the same problem

    • 1.24.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      The lashes last two-three weeks. Thank you! 🙂 I'm so sad the Unstopables aren't doing it for you! Maybe I use too much! I almost fill the lid before I dump it in.

  23. 1.24.15
    Sarah said:

    oh my gosh, mani's for the littles, the cutest thing ever!

  24. 1.24.15
    Unknown said:

    LOVE the lash extensions! I wear falsies all the time and it's crazy how much it can change your look. Hope you have a great weekend!

  25. 1.24.15
    Megan said:

    Oh my gosh…your eyelashes look gorgeous!! I may have to look into this….. I love the picture of the girls hands! That is so sweet! I know they had a blast!

  26. 1.25.15
    Dana Rae said:

    Your eyelashes look amazing! Wish I was still living in North Texas!

  27. 1.26.15
    Kelsey said:

    Does your movie theatre have assigned seats? I live in PA and you purchase the tickets and then go inside and sit in any open seat. Maybe it depends what city you live in. When I studied in Athens, Greece in college we went to the movie theatre. We were the only 5 people in the whole place and we had assigned seats!