Mixture candles :
Mixture is a local Kansas City company owned by Dan Deleon and Jill Lee that offers over 60 products in 60 different fragrances! They have been around since 2008 and their stuff is truly the best!!
Why we love them:
Mixture has a focus on lowering their environmental footprint and offering the best possible natural products free from synthetics. All of their products can be made to order and every batch is hand made and hand poured! Whether you custom order something or not Mixture products feel and smell like they were made just for you and your home!
Why you need them:
They make the cutest home decor and the smell of the candles lingers for hours. Just a small votive can fill a room with the bet smell! They make great gifts and their votives are simple and beautiful. The candles add life to every room!
Where to buy them:
madebymixture.com is the perfect place to go explore to see all of their products and learn more about the company! OR SHOP LOCAL!!!! Support local businesses like we love to do!!! You can find their products at many different places in KC, their website even has a retail locator! Stuff in brookside, Nigros in Shawnee, and Tiffany Town in PV are just to name a few!!
Favorite scents and products:
CANDLES CANDLES CANDLES! Mixture candles are to die for, their scent carries and a single candle truly fills a room the moment you light them, the scents they offer are unlike any other candle or candle company we have tried! You can pick any votive you like and pick a scent to fill it with!
LAUNDRY DETERGENT! If you are a person who likes clean clothes clean sheets and wants to smell like heaven this is a MUST BUY. I have never wanted to wrap myself up in my sheets more than when I use this detergent. My house fills with an amazing scent just buy doing laundry, talk about a silver lining of a boring chore! Even post workout I smell good bc the detergent is safe and gentle yet smells so good and the scent sticks!
Mission fig and coconut
Today we are talking all things BROWS. They’re a funny thing – we remember when we plucked each others and wanted them to be as thin as they could be when we were in middle school and since then the trend has become thick, natural & full. We’re here to let you know which products are best for filling in where your hair is sparse, what to invest in and where to go to get the best brows of your life!
For maintaining we usually wax and tint at Sopra Salon with Hayley. Sopra is full of some of the best beauty professionals in KC and Hayley is no exception! She’s a licensed esthetician and makes your experience quick and painless. We ask for a “clean up” and try and keep our natural shape, and tint to get a slightly darker shade than our natural hair color.
For filling in when we go out, we use all Anastasia Beverly Hills products – they are the best! We use the Brow Wiz and the Dip Brow Pomade, finishing with the ABH Tinted Brow Gel to give us a full look. Finally we use the Pro Pencil to clean up above and below brow bone for the perfect brows. Best ABH tutorial HERE.
Now as we all know, not everyone is blessed with perfect brows! I let my cousin pluck mine in the 7th grade and I swear they were never the same. I spent so much money finding the best products for shaping and filling in but at the end of the day, it was a lot of time and effort every time I left the house for work, dinner, etc. Earlier this year I decided to invest in microblading. Microblading is basically a semi-permanent tattoo. (Don’t let the tattoo part scare you!) It provides a means to partially or fully camouflage missing eyebrow hair with the appearance of simulated hair using fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments. And it is AWESOME. I went to Stacy at Bare Med Spa and, she did an amazing job at fully explaining this process, answering all of my questions, and finally, giving me brows I love! The total cost was around $600, and includes 2 visits after your consultation. During your consultation you’ll discuss shape, color, and test the pigment if you wish. The first appointment lasts about 2 hours during which you will undergo the service! They numb you and use a blade to make the perfect strokes that emulate real hair! The follow up appointment is about 6 weeks after when they will go over certain areas and fill in the color. Microblading lasts up to 2 years and after you just have to go in for color touch ups. This isn’t for everyone but for someone who has become brow obsessed over the last few years, it’s one of the best purchases I’ve ever made! Below are my brows prior to microblading, after my first appointment and when they were completely done and healed. I highly recommend microblading! Even if you’re just considering the process, go visit Stacy at Bare Med Spa! She is great and will answer any and all questions you may have.
Have a great Thursday!
Ash & Maddie
Happy Thanksgiving Eve!
We cannot believe how quickly time has flown by! Today we are sharing our favorite *affordable* hair care products! Everyone likes to keep their hair healthy but it doesn’t always have to break the bank. If you’re like us and color and style your hair fairly regularly, then it’s important to keep up with proper care! I have tried going blonde and failed miserably (ombre obsession led to impatiently bleaching my hair 6 times before I sadly had to just chop it all off) so now I do everything I can to grow out my locks and keep them healthy and shiny. Maddie has recently gone blonde (the correct way – waiting out those awkward stages and eventually achieving a beautiful light color!) so for her she has to make sure she keeps hers nice and hydrated so she’s still growing despite the bleach. We also couldn’t get through our days without a good dry shampoo, wave spray and heat protectant! Below are our favorite hair care products – most of which you can find at a local drug store!
Ash & Maddie
Not your mother’s clean freak dry shampoo: $5.99
Renewing Argan Oil Of Morocco Penetrating Oil: $7.99
Loreal Paris Total Repair Erasing Balm: $6.99
Pantene Gold Series Shampoo & Conditioner: $6.99
Yes to Naturals Tea Tree Oil Shampoo: $7.99
Burt’s Bees Hair Repair Deep Conditioner: $8.00
John Frieda Frizz Ease Thermal Protection serum: $9.99
OGX Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy Flat Iron Spray: $7.99
Neutrogena Deep Conditioner: $5.49
Redken Blonde Idol Mask: $21.00
Ouai Wave Spray: $12.00