Hello and happy Monday my loves! It has recently been brought to my attention by some of my favorite dermatologists that they are seeing patients come in with botched (and sometimes dangerous-having counterfeit product injected!) injections due to their going to someone who was “cheaper”. Let’s talk about this! 1. Good injections aren’t cheap, and cheap injections aren’t good.  If you see a Groupon or some type of “deal” on injections that claims an incredibly low price (like, under $200 for the entire forehead, for example) stay away! You should expect to pay between $10-20 per unit of Botox. This is industry standard. The forehead is an averageRead More →

TGIF y’all! First of all, I can’t thank you ENOUGH for all of your love and support from Monday’s post on my New Year, New Goals and women in medicine. All of your kind words, your love and support mean the world to me! I will be sure to keep you updated on my journey! For today’s post, I’m going to share a little inspiration to help you kiss the winter blah’s behind! I’m sharing some of my favorite beauty products and items that always give me a little boost!  1. A bright pink gloss This ALWAYS makes me feel better and more put together.Read More →

As many of you know, this past summer I moved to North Carolina from Boston. With my relocation came the opportunity to join the Synergy Team of Synergy Spa and Aesthetics in Raleigh! Today I am sharing with you the story behind Synergy from the owner herself, Anna Churchill!   Ashli: “Anna, I would love to know first what inspired you to start Synergy Spa.“ Anna: “I always wanted to have my own business. I didn’t necessarily mind working for other people, when I was younger I thought that was how it was supposed to be- you work for someone else. I didn’t have anyone in my familyRead More →

TGIF loves! Hopefully you have had some time away from work this week and reaching Friday feels like a breeze! In today’s post I’m going to be sharing some of my favorite products to create your perfect look for New Year’s Eve!  Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow (shown in Gold Goddess) Use this on your entire lid (below the crease!) It is so gorgeous and isn’t over-done when it dries! The most natural and flattering looking lashes (that still give you some high-drama) are demi’s- they are longer on the ends which really opens the eye! I love these Ardell Demi WispiesRead More →

Dear Ashli, Do you have any suggestions for “skin emergencies” around the holidays? Like big pimples, or waking up with bags under your eyes right before you have to see family (or be in photos!!)? Thank you SO much! Sincerely yours, SkinEmergency Sally Hi Sally! I definitely have some tricks up my sleeve for you in the event that you experience one of these potential picture ruining moments! If you wake up with a big pimple: First thing in the morning when you shower, press a warm cloth on it for at least one minute. The steam in the shower will help as well toRead More →

TGIF y’all! Today I’m sharing a little roundup of my favorite skincare gifts for the skincare and beauty obsessed in your life! Touch XL Dimmable Makeup Mirror with LED Light This mirror is a vanity top essential- most aesthetics enthusiasts like to study every pore in the mirror after cleansing (HA!) and this allows you to do just that! Beauty Blender Midas Touch Duo This Beauty Blender is so fab! You can always use an extra since they need to be replaced every 1-3 months NuFace Facial Toning Device I’ve shared this device before because I am so obsessed with it! I really believe that townifying theRead More →

TGIF y’all!!!! I have the most special post for you today!!!! I made friends on Instagram with Ashley Sylvester , Utah based makeup artist extraordinaire (you HAVE to follow her- especially when she does tutorials on her InstaStories!) She is THE makeup artist for Rachel Parcell of Pink Peonies (and also Rachel’s sister Emily Jackson of The Ivory Lane). She is also a very talented stylist and colorist and she is very popular among brides in Salt Lake City!!! She is SO mega talented and I can’t wait to meet her in real life! I asked her to share the top 10 beauty products she can’t live without, professionallyRead More →

Happy Friday y’all and HAPPY DECEMBER! In today’s post I am rounding up more of my favorite holiday beauty buys- stay tuned for next week as I feature Skincare, and then gifts and goodies under $50!   Burberry Festive Beauty Box MAC Snow Ball Peach Face Bag Collection   Slip for Beauty Sleep Pink Collection Dior Couture Colour Wardrobe Eye & Lip Palette   Jo Malone London Cologne Collection   Fresh Sugar Lip Suite Set Chanel Take Flight Travel Palette Set Cle de Peau Lipstick in No. 7 Dragon Red NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device Sigma Beauty ‘Essential’ Kit  Read More →

Happy Thursday y’all! Cargo Cosmetics sent me their latest holiday travel collection available exclusively at Kohl’s! I think these make great stocking stuffers and the colors are so beautiful! Cargo’s Inspiration for the collection was The Emerald City-Seattle, Washington. On the packaging it also includes step-by-step tutorials to help you get party perfect even if you’re on the go! Also- bonus- they are all on sale now!!! Woohoo!!!     Lippies available at Kohl’s Eye Shadow Palette and Perfect Eye Kit Available at Kohl’s Thanks for stopping by! I love you guys! XO, AshliRead More →

TGIF!! Now, this may be poor timing of this post if you indulged in some pumpkin pie yesterday (Sorry!!), but going into the holiday season I would like to talk about the effects of consuming sugar on the skin. You may have heard about this in the media or on social, as there is a buzz around everything nutrition nowadays. Here are the facts you need to know (and why I avoid processed sugar almost always!)   This is what actually happens to the skin when glucose is floating around without protein or carbs to bind to! As glucose moves through your bloodstream in abundance (which also includesRead More →