Happy Monday y’all!!!! February is just about upon us and Valentine’s Day is coming up! One the next few weeks I’m going to start sharing some of my favorite beauty products! Here are my go-to pinks and reds for lips!       My favorite pinks from top left; Sarah Happ, The Fuchsia Slip; Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Pink Tulle; Chanel Glossimier in 119; YSL Rouge Volupte 7; Chanel Rouge Allure in 91 Seduisante; Laura Mercier Créme Smooth Lipcolor in Rose; Bobbi Brown Lipcolor in Sandwash Pink     My favorite reds from top left to right; Sarah Happ The Ruby Slip; SephoraRead More →

In today’s post, I had the pleasure of speaking with Julie Starr, Nutritionist Extraordinaire, Yoga & Barre Instructor, owner of  Starr Yoga Studios  and Starr Life Wellness (IG @starrlifestudios) in Roslindale, MA and West Hartford, CT and also a Mom! Julie has a Masters Degree in Nutrition with over a decade of experience, and I can speak with authority about how amazing she is because she is MY Nutritionist! She helped me through nourishing myself  properly during the ups and downs of fertility treatments and my subsequent spontaneous pregnancy with Everly! I know that applying what she taught me has not only improved my health, but my skin asRead More →

I am so excited to share with you my chat with Dr. Greg Altman, Ph.D, CEO and Co-Founder of Silk Therapeutics. I had the opportunity to speak one on one with Greg, Rachel Dow, their General Manager and Skincare Director as well as tour their lab!  I can’t wait to share with you all about this amazing skincare brand!  First, a little background on Silk: Silk Therapeutics was founded with one belief in mind: that everyone deserves skincare that’s effective, risk-free, and pure. Inspired by the courage and beauty of cancer patients and survivors, and powered by over 15 years of advanced biomedical research, theyRead More →

Happy Monday everyone! I hope your weekend was relaxing! Saturday’s post was all about an anti-aging regimen. One of the things I mentioned was adding a Retinoid to your routine, and today I’m going to share my favorite non-prescription brand! The Benefits of Retinoids, Explained Retinoids, or Vitamin A, is sort of the All-Purpose Flour of skincare products. Vitamin A increases cell turnover, lightly exfoliates, also causes cell proliferation and gently reduces tyrosinase activity on the skin.  Tyrosinase is a copper-containing enzyme present in plant and animal tissues that catalyzes the production of melanin and other pigments from tyrosine by oxidation, as in the blackeningRead More →

In today’s post, I am going to give you the full rundown on a basic anti-aging routine, building upon my post “A basic skincare routine demystified..” If you’ve read the post, you know that a basic skin care routine consists of cleansing, toning, moisturizing and protecting the skin from the sun. But what about when you want to get a little bit more aggressive? Here’s what you need to know! G.R.A.S. Theory A wonderful medical aesthetician and educator that I know named Daniela Woerner of Addo Aesthetics first introduced me to this theory. And the results are mind-blowing! The theory is that if you haveRead More →

If you read my post regarding caring for your facial skin in the winter months, then you already know how the extreme drop in temperature, the dry air and constantly running the heat can wreak havoc on your skin. I’ve given you the basics on how to care for your facial skin, but what about your body?! Don’t Over Cleanse Did you know that you do not need to use cleanser on your entire body every single time you shower? In all reality, unless you are getting completely sweaty at the gym or are getting covered in sand and dirt (which, in all likelihood youRead More →

Did you click on “On My Shelf” under my logo and see a LOT of bottles on my shelf for both my AM and PM regimen?! This is one in a series of posts- today I’m going to address a bare-bones, basic routine. Later, I will go into correctives for different skin types and conditions as well as a global anti-aging routine. So, for the basics- how many steps do you truly need? How often should you exfoliate? How often should you see an Aesthetician? You’ve got questions?! I’ve got some answers! For normal skin maintenance at every age, here is your basic routine: Daily:Read More →

    Although it is not within my scope of practice as an aesthetician to diagnose any skin condition, here is some in-depth, clinical information regarding the diagnosis, treatment and management of the common skin condition of Rosacea. This affects more than 16 million Americans annually. If you think you have Rosacea, see your Dermatologist for a proper diagnosis, and then, see your aesthetician for a customized skincare regimen to meet your skin’s unique needs!   What is it? How is it diagnosed?   Primary features: Flushing Persistent redness of facial skin (known as erythema) Dome shaped papules with or without pustules; nodules may also occurRead More →

In today’s post, I had the pleasure of interviewing the lovely Nina Vieira, a representative of the brand Dermalogica. Dermalogica was born from the International Dermal Institute, spear-headed by Skin Therapist Extraordinaire Jane Wurwand. A native of England, Wurwand began the International Dermal Institute in Los Angeles. The educational centers are now global, as well as partner with Aesthetics schools to train Aestheticians to be a cut above the rest. (And I’ll admit friends, I’m biased, because my training was at a partnered IDI school!) Ashli: “Hi Nina! I have to start by asking- I’ve noticed that Dermalogica has appeared on the shelves at Ulta. Can you tellRead More →

Breast Cancer affects far too many…and it affected three people I love in 2016 alone! Thankfully, there are options after cancer to help women rebuild their bodies and their lives. I sincerely hope that as you read this, you never need this information. But, if you do, here is the full rundown on everything you need know about your reconstructive options. <3 In today’s post, we have Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo, MD of PRMA Plastic Surgery in San Antonio, Texas contributing his expertise in breast reconstruction. Dr. Chrysopoulo, or “Dr. C” as his patients fondly call him, specializes in rebuilding lives after breast cancer.Read More →