It's Friday! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend ahead!
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Happy Friday friends!
This is my favorite pullover and it's on sale for $25 from Old Navy! I'm wearing a size small. I love the loose fit around the neck and the lightweight material. Plus, it has pockets and thumb holes! Click here to shop.
Let's talk microblading and how to achieve the best naturally full brow without pencils, stencils, gel or other products!
I've never had very full eyebrows. Mine are naturally light and kind of sparse, so I've always had to fill them in, which is my least favorite thing to do when applying makeup each morning. Also, I’m not convinced I’ve mastered the art of creating a not-too-dark, natural looking and evenly filled-in set of brows. So when my sister-in-law and my mom were going on about microblading - it had my attention.
In case you haven't heard of this procedure before, microblading creates a semi-permanent tattoo, filling your brows in perfectly. It gives your brows the structure you may not be able to grow naturally and it provides extra fullness. It involves using tiny needles that make up a small blade to help deposit pigment under your skin.
For Grace's birthday, in lieu of presents, we each chipped in for her to give microblading a try. She found a reputable spa in Nashville and her results look fantastic! She wrote about her experience here.
Then my mom decided to do the same in Dallas and her brows came out beautifully too.
After seeing their results, I was intrigued about this procedure and wanted to try it out for myself. So, when my birthday rolled around, I asked for the same gift. Donations to my microblading fund!
Now, I don't have any permanent tattoos and don't plan on getting any, so, to be honest, I was a little nervous about the procedure. I mean, it’s a semi permanent tattoo I was putting on my face and my face is on camera a lot! A little scary, but luckily my mom, who is our real-life Google because she can find anything or anyone, was able to find the best of the best near Kansas City for my microblading procedure! And when you’re in the hands of a skilled and trustworthy artist, it’s easy to sit back, relax and trust the process.
The Brow Babe & Co is a day spa located in Sedalia, MO. This place came highly recommended, plus Sarah, the owner, is one of the very few licensed tattoo artists that also does microblading in the state of Missouri. She is absolutely hysterical and such a sweetheart.
During the first session, Sarah went over the microblading process and put my nerves at ease, walking through and explaining each step of the process. We discussed what I was looking for in my brows - shape, color, fullness - and how she would achieve that look.
She applied the numbing cream to my brows and let me relax and dose off for about 30 minutes while the cream went to work.
Once my brows were numb, Sarah began sketching and laying out the map for my dream brows using facial measurements and my unique bone structure as a guide. Every step of the way, she clearly communicated with me and made sure she was achieving what I was looking for. She was meticulous, considerate and had a steady hand throughout the process.
My brows were numb, the lines were drawn, and it was time to start microblading! It was a much quicker process than I had anticipated and very smooth. I'll admit though, when she was working on my outer brow, I was a bit squirmy as that part of your skin is more sensitive. Sarah worked quickly but thoroughly and after an hour and a half, I had new brows!
AT HOME CARE
For the first four weeks, in between the first session and the second session, there are some key after care essentials to follow. Healing and retention is dependent on proper post care.
For the first week, I was not able to get my eyebrows wet or fill them in at all. Some people experience itching or redness during these first seven days, but the cream Sarah provides alleviated those symptoms. She gave me Ora's Amazing Herbal Tattoo Salve, the descriptions says it "helps to heal, soothe, relieve itching and prevents color leaching." It was a wonderful product that did the trick for me!
If you experience scabbing or itchiness, try not to touch your brows! They'll heal pretty quickly on their own and you'll be happier in the end. You should also not use a tanning bed during the first seven days and do not workout for at least 24 hours after your appointment.
Your brows will look slightly darker the first week as well, but will eventually begin to fade about 30-40% to the desired color.
Four weeks after my initial appointment, I went back for the final session and touch up. This process only took about an hour and was very similar to the first. Sarah applied the numbing cream to my brows and worked her magic once they were numb just touching up here and there as needed.
I'm extremely happy with how my brows turned out and would highly recommend Sarah at The Brow Babe & Co. Best of all, I wake up every day with perfect brows!
If you want to visit Sarah, click here to book an appointment. She is fabulous and you'll love the results!
Wherever you choose to go, make sure you do your research, ask questions, and looked for healed results on an artist’s webpage or social media. After all, this is a semi permanent tattoo so be sure you trust the artist working on your face.
Happy Friday people! With all the snow we've received in Kansas City, this week feels like it's been a month. I'm very happy it's the weekend!
Here's my snowy Fashion Friday outfit that I took for my mom in the bathroom at an event. Does anyone else send their mom a daily outfit photo? :) Click here to shop.
Happy Friday! Thank goodness it's the weekend! It has been a week. Whew!
Okay, I know, I'm sharing the same top...AGAIN, but it is obviously fantastic and my favorite. Plus, these jeans are under $40 from Old Navy, and they are so comfortable. Click here to shop.
Happy Friday! Thank goodness it's the weekend! Whew, it has been a week.
Sharing one of my favorite Amazon dresses. It's a vibrant red color, nice material, plus it's under $30! Such a great purchase on Prime.
Happy Friday and first day of February!
As you may have seen in the last post, the Santschi family was all together in Nashville this past weekend celebrating the newest addition to the family. While there, all the Santschi girls coincidentally had our favorite tops with us, so of course, we had to do an impromptu photo shoot on the front porch!
It's such a comfy and cozy top that can be dressed up or down and fits all body types. We each have at least two of these tops in a few colors. Click here to shop our look or screenshot the photos below if you have the LIKEtoKNOWit app.
Happy Friday! I am so thankful for good girlfriends! This is my girl Meg, she is a workout warrior, adorable mama and an all around sweetheart.
Shop our looks by clicking on the photo below. Enjoy your weekend!
Yes, it's the weekend! I'm sharing the comfiest pajama bottoms that are HALF price right now! Plus, I also linked the most amazing smelling candle available on Amazon. Click the photo for all the details.
Hope you all enjoy your Friday!
We are so grateful it's the weekend! Happy Friday!
Plus, Rachel just got accepted on LIKEtoKNOWit! Go give her a follow at "rachelsantschi" and get easier access to shop our looks. Thanks all!
Happy Friday and Merry Christmas! We are so excited for the holidays!
Grace is hosting family at her home in Nashville and is due in just a couple weeks, so the countdown is on to meet Asher. Rachel has to work most of the week in Kansas City, but is excited to get Christmas day off this year and spend it with her husband's family.
Here's our picks for this week's Fashion Friday!
Happy Friday! We are only 11 days away from Christmas! In case you missed it, we shared our Top 10 gifts for HER and for HIM.
Check out our picks for this Fashion Friday or for your holiday festivities!
Happy Friday! It's the last day of November! Can you believe it?
Grace is sharing her adorable mama-to-be fashion and Rachel posted her all-time favorite shirt that is on sale right now!
Have a great weekend and check out our picks for this week's Fashion Friday.
Happy Black Friday! We hope you are finding the best deals today and beating the crowd! Here are our picks for today's Fashion Friday!
POST AUTHOR: GRACE
Happy (almost!) Thanksgiving everyone! I can't believe it’s THIS week! One of my favorite things to do in prep for a holiday, is to find an outfit inspo to try and replicate it in my own way.
Today, I'm sharing three Thanksgiving Day outfit inspirations with my own little twist. I hope this helps you as you are deciding what to wear on Thanksgiving day! I should also add that all of these outfits can comfortably grow with you after the big meal ;)
Hopefully you now have a little inspiration of your own! Remember, stretchy and comfortable is key when consuming copious amounts of food before falling asleep on the couch. Enjoy your holiday!
Happy happy Friday! We are so excited for the weekend and that it's almost Thanksgiving!
With colder weather upon us, here are our cozy and cute picks for this week's Fashion Friday.
Happy Friday! Hope you all have a great weekend!
We are throwing it back to our State Fair of Texas looks for this week's Fashion Friday picks. In case you missed it, Grace recapped our trip here! Anyone else craving some fried food now?
Happy Friday! Can you believe it's already November??
We have been loving this fall weather and the cute styles that come along with it! Scroll down for this week's Fashion Friday picks!
Grace is sharing the dress she wore for her baby shower! It's currently sold out but there are other beautiful options at ASOS.com! ASOS has such a great maternity line that it has been her go-to for so many clothes during this season of life.
Rachel is showing off her favorite fall outfit as the temperatures have dropped in Kansas City!
Have a great weekend!