Happy Monday!! As promised, I am going to take some time this week to share some of my journey with you in being a medical spouse. In today’s post I’m going to start with before Medical School! We’ve definitely taken a unique path and so I think it’s worth telling the back story! Before Medical School I met my husband Tony on Monday, September 10, 2001 at 8am in Harmony 1 at Berklee College of Music. (Harmony is Berklee’s term for Music Theory). It was the day before 9/11- he was 17 and I was 18, and you could say that day- that week- changed the course ofRead More →

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 →

Dear Ashli, Lately this winter has been absolutely awful on my hands. They are cracked and red and burning constantly and I feel like they are always dry. This is mostly on the backs of them. I’ve been diagnosed with eczema on them in the past by a dermatologist and she prescribed a steroid cream that I ran out of. I know that the steroid cream works but I’m more interested in preventing this from happening! Any suggestions? Sincerely yours, Sad Winter Hands   Dear Sad Winter Hands, You are not alone! I suffer the same! Especially since when I am in the treatment room IRead 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 →

2018. This year marks the beginning of a very big journey for me.  In 2005, my husband and I were sitting in the Atlanta Airport on a layover back to Boston from Nashville talking about our future. Both recent grads from music school (me from The Boston Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance; him with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Composition and Arranging from Berklee College of Music) After many conversations, we both decided that we had dreams of working in Medicine. More specifically, to become Doctors. I enrolled in school for Massage Therapy and later Esthetics as a way to support usRead 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 →

Happy Monday y’all! In today’s post I have had the pleasure of talking to Kelly Gibbs, a Master Nurse Injector, Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist and Allergan Trainer all about Kybella! Ashli: “Kelly! Thank you so much for letting me interview you on Kybella! Can you tell us- what is Kybella?” Kelly: “Kybella is pure Deoxycholic acid. It’s an enzyme that is produced in your bile. So for example, if you ate a french fry, that french fry would stimulate your bile to produce deoxycholic acid to melt the fat in that french fry. So, scientists with Allergan just created pure liquid deoxycholic acid that is injectable and it destroys theRead 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 →