Happy Monday my loves! In today’s post, I’m sharing my favorite SPF’s for face and body (and baby!) Best Sunscreens for the Face This one is a tie for me… I LOVE Marie Veronique’s SPF. Angela Caglia introduced me to it. The formula contains essential oils and botanicals so if you love organic beauty you will LOVE this. I use it as my makeup! Marie Veronique Elta MD UV Elements This one I recommend to all of my patients- it is also tinted and looks beautiful! Gives the skin a glow! Best Sunscreen for Body Pacifica Spray Natural Mineral Sunscreen This stuff is a greatRead More →

Happy Friday loves! This week, I’m bringing you the scoop on Lip Blushing, again from Lisa Filip, Master Microblader and Permanent Makeup Artist! Ashli: Okay Lisa! Please tell us all about Lip Blushing! Lisa: Lip blush is a form of cosmetic tattooing that will enhance the natural beauty of the lips by adding definition, color, and correcting asymmetry and cool tones. There are many colors to choose from- so your dream lip color is absolutely attainable! It is preformed using a cosmetic tattooing device.  Before and during the procedure a highly effective topical anesthetic is applied to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible.Read More →

Happy Friday loves! Today I’m going to give you the scoop on Microblading! I interviewed my colleague, Lisa Filip, who is a microblading specialist! Ashli: Thank you so much for chatting with me today! Let’s start off with the basics- what IS microblading exactly? Lisa: “Microblading is a form of semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing. With the use of a tiny, sterile, disposable needle it is the manual application of inserting pigment into the outer layers of the skin, imitating individual hair strokes to produce the appearance of cosmetic makeup or to enhance the natural features of the face.” AC: Is it painful? LF: “Before and duringRead More →

Happy Monday my beauties! You know that I love to share with you the latest and greatest products on the market, and I have an amazing one for you today! Lip Luxe by Mizzi Cosmetics is a petroleum free, sulphate free and paraben free lip care product that also contains no artificial flavors or scents and is never tested on animals. *Note for my vegan friends, some of the formulas do contain beeswax. Not only is this lip balm beautiful, the flavors and tints are so great! I am obsessed! Today I am featuring two of their newest flavors, Sweet Hibiscus and Bloom. As youRead More →

Happy April my beauties! This month, I want to bring you some information about Sciton’s Halo Pro treatment! What is Halo Pro? The Halo Pro by Sciton is the world’s very first fractional hybrid laser. Let’s first take a look at how the Halo is a Hybrid. Halo Pro combines Fractional (Ablative) and Non-Ablative Wavelengths in order to treat aging skin. A fractional laser uses a fractionated method to therapeutically wound the skin- columns of skin are removed, leaving the skin surrounding each column intact to aid in healing. This process is also known as ablative, meaning to remove tissue. This is achieved with aRead More →

TGIF my loves!!! I am SO excited to share with you my experience in Beverly Hills this past weekend! This past weekend, I had the opportunity to take a Master Class for Estheticians only with Angela Caglia. Angela in a renowned celebrity Esthetician at her skin studio in Beverly Hills. She has also very recently started her own natural skincare line that is becoming a premiere skincare obsession. Sold at Saks, Neiman Marcus, Space Nk, Violet Grey, Net-a-Porter, Mecca, Niche Beauty, Dermstore and Nordstrom online, I simply had to meet this woman and get certified in her Rose Quartz Goddess Facial, a favorite treatment ofRead More →

TGIF!!! Today I’m going to tell you exactly how Botox works, how long it lasts, and share a few caveats. How does Botox work? How long does it last? Botox, or Botulinum Toxin, is a neuromodulator that works by blocking acetylcholine. Acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter, signals the muscles to move. When the signal is blocked to the brain, the muscle can no longer move. So, it does not paralyze the muscle, only temporarily blocks the signal that allows it to move. It takes up to 2 weeks to see the effects and the effects last for 2-3 months depending upon your metabolism and activity levels. Good injections aren’t cheap, and cheap injections aren’tRead More →

Happy Monday y’all! I hope that those of you who are snowed in are staying warm and have plenty of snacks and fun Netflix to watch! In today’s post, I would love to present you with the best treatment options for acne scars. I see this a lot as a clinician, and here are the best treatments: Medical Microneedling Medical Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is a treatment in which fine gauge needles (usually 9-12 needles per tip (which as disposable, one time use) are applied to the skin in a perfect pattern. This creates micro channels in the skin, which stay openRead More →

You’ve read my post on caring for your facial skin in winter, but let’s not neglect your body skin! Here are some helpful suggestions for combating winter dry-out! 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 you aren’t in the winter months!), you only need to cleanse your skin in what I call the “odoriferous areas”. Feet, underarms, and private parts. That’s it! Don’t Over-Heat &Read More →

Happy Monday loves! About two years ago, I posted all about caring for your skin in the winter. Here is an updated version of the posts. Today is all about caring for your face during the colder winter months! Cold weather & wind, running the heat constantly at home and in the car can be a recipe for disaster (or at least discomfort!) for delicate facial skin. What to do? You may need to re-think your basic regimen for winter Unless your skin is naturally ULTRA dry (think- absolutely NO oil whatsoever), it may not be appropriate to cleanse twice per day during the winterRead More →