Having a baby is one of the most transformative experiences in a woman’s life. As a Licensed Massage Therapist who has specialized in maternity massage (both prenatal as well as postnatal), I have thoroughly enjoyed supporting women through this experience and helping them to navigate the physical as well as emotional changes that come along with it. This will be a rather long post. I recommend that you pour yourself a cup of tea and carve out some time to sit down and read- I want this to read just like you were my client- how I would advise you in each stage of thisRead More →

TGIF my beautiful friends! I’ve been basing blog posts on questions I’ve received from you, my readers! Subscription skincare has been a hot topic among you. Does it really work? Can a skincare professional truly give you a good assessment from a photo without seeing you in person? I’m giving you the deal from my professional perspective. From a marketing and business standpoint, consultation with subscription skincare services are genius. Having your skin assessed by a professional in the comfort of your own home and on your own time rather than making an appointment in an office with either a Licensed Aesthetician or a Dermatologist?Read More →

TGIF my beauties!!!! I hope your holidays were WONDERFUL!!!!! Today I am sharing a step by step lip exfoliation and hydrating treatment featuring my favorite lip line, Mizzi Cosmetics Start with a small amount of Sugared Plum Lip Scrub and rub in a circular motion across your lips for about a minute. Remove with a damp washcloth and pat lips dry. Step Two- Apply a small amount of their Whipped Lip Masque and leave on for 5 minutes. The masque contains Bromelain (an enzyme naturally found in pineapple) and Kaolin White Clay which exfoliate naturally and gently. Your lips will feel like butter after! Lastly,Read More →

Some of you who follow me on social media may have heard me talk about the Choose FI movement. My husband and I are really into it! To sum it up, it’s all about prioritizing your spending habits to maximize your savings rate in order to reach Financial Independence earlier than Retirement age. When we did our annual budget this year, taking into account my no longer earning an income by staying home with our children, I really had to think about my priorities, and how I could streamline the things that matter most to me to make them as simple and cost effective asRead More →

TGIF Beauties! My holiday gift roundup is HERE! I am sharing my favorite gifts for all of your girls who are skin & beauty obsessed! For the Clean Beauty Lover For the High Maintenance Goddess She has it all. She’s tried it all. Maybe you are replenishing her favorites (like SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum!) or splurging on some high tech gadgets she will LOVE to add to her many step regimen! Either way, you can’t go wrong with these gifts for the skincare guru in your life. For the Newbie Beauty Addict She’s just getting her feet wet and adding serums to her daily regimen.Read More →

Happy Friday my beauties!!! As promised, I’m going to share with you my essentials for keeping skin hydrated and fresh when traveling by air! Has your skin ever felt so dehydrated after a long flight? Worried about underage circles from taking that RedEye or waking up super early to get there on time? Here are my 3 keys to de-planing with perfect skin! Mask, Massage, Hydrate Step One: Mask As most of you know, I am ga-ga for sheet masks. They deliver powerful hydration, nutrients, and even provide exfoliation for the skin with ZERO mess- perfect for air travel! Pictured above is Patchology’s “Just LetRead More →

Happy Friday loves! And happy November! I’m so excited to share a device with you that I have recently tried and LOVE! I want to introduce you to the NowMi Pro device. I’m sure you have heard of at-home facial cleansing devices on the market such as the Clairisonic, and the Foreo. The NowMi Pro, with technology developed in Israel by Dr. Zion Azar, is like nothing you’ve ever tried in sonic facial cleansing! The device is made of silicone, similar to the Foreo, which I actually prefer because silicone is anti-microbial and very easy to keep clean. It dries rapidly as well, so itRead More →

TGIF Y’all!!! I’m back with a BRAND NEW, Limited Edition lip balm from Mizzi Cosmetics!! This limited edition balm is made with Hazelnut Extract and Sweet Vanilla Extract, and it is the perfect addition to ALL things FALL!!!! (Also, you will love the fact that the pigment is light and shimmery, so you won’t leave a huge lip stain on your Pumpkin Spice Latte (it’s the little things, amirite?!?!) Get yours here, they’re going to sell FAST! Thanks for stopping by! XOXO, AshliRead More →

TGIF friends! Since now it is officially fall, and I’m sure you love Pumpkin Spice everything as much as I do, you HAVE to try this new lippie from Mizzi Cosmetics! This balm is limited edition, made with vanilla and cinnamon essential oils, and contains nourishing Avocado, Sweet Almond, Apricot Kernel and Coconut Oils! It has the perfect fall shimmer too! I can’t wait to hear what you think of it! Thanks for stopping by! XOXO AshliRead More →

This week’s Hero product is Rosewater! Why Rosewater? Rosewater has been part of my #estiesholygrail for years now! Rosewater has natural properties that calm inflammation, heals skin, reduces puffiness, contains antioxidants to protect skin from environmental damage, and has ingredients that act as inhibitors to elastase and collagenase, both of which are harmful to the skin. It is great for almost ALL skin types, and I also consider it part of a beautiful, nurturing skincare regime. How to use: Use with a cotton round in the morning to gently cleanse skin (in place of a skin cleanser), and do the same after cleansing at night!Read More →