Ashlie’s Aesthetic

Nail Art

I’ve always enjoyed doing nail art and learning new techniques and new trends that people seem to get on board with and some of them are very beautiful. Recently I talked about ‘shattered glass’ which was the nail trend to start the year off. The nails to look forward to in the fall of this year is the negative space nails.

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magic monday – get in our bags

As a little treat, we’ve rounded up our girls, and took a little tour through each of our bags… Over the next few weeks, you’ll get a rare peek at what each Freshair lady carries with her.

owner + master stylist


Praise is a mama of two, part time student, and full time hair wizard.

ps bag

Her bag is custom made from Strawfoot Handmade.


Here’s what we found in her bag:

01 Leather key chain by Tony Chestnut
02 * Plumeria body cream by Malie
03 * Coconut Vanilla perfume oil by Malie
04 Klean Kanteen steel + bamboo water bottle
05 * Priti NYC nail strengthener
06 Oral B travel floss
07 * Pomegranite body butter (pssst: this item is on our sale shelf for only $3)
08 iPhone
09 Sunglasses
10 MAC tinted lip conditioner in Soothing Beige
11 Provici lipstick in Ethereal
12 Leather + steel business card holder from Moulé

All starred items are currently available in our boutique, so come visit us and pick up a few of Praise’s favorites!

Stay tuned next week for more!

Renée’s Aesthetic


These happen to be two of my favourite textures. Pairing a knit top with a leather bottom (or vice versa), will make you feel like you’ve just stepped out of the most recent issue of VOGUE. The simplicity of this style, not only seems, but is pretty much effortless. Investing in quality pieces like the ones below, will benefit your wardrobe in a million ways. I must admit, I love shopping at my local thrift stores but I have also come to appreciate the value in a quality made clothing item. They’re like a piece of art. If you take care of it, it’ll last you forever.




hey boys…

First off, I want to say Happy Martin Luther King Jr. day to all!  This post today is dedicated to him.  I was going to show some hair trends for men but instead I’m going to show some MLK Jr. images…

love this casual look

love this casual look

just being a dad

just being a dad

nice style, hat and glasses are sweet!

nice style, hat and glasses are sweet!

so young

so young

at home

at home

I wouldn’t  have pegged MLK Jr. as a style icon, but in these images you can see (apart from suits) he had a little style… RIP.

Renée’s Aesthetic


the simple & understated.

Nail art is becoming more and more popular every day.  A manicure with one colour will ALWAYS be in style, but fortunately we have a ton more freedom to express creativity with nail art design.  I wanted to show a few pictures for us folks who want to bridge the gap between classic and outrageous polish.  A happy-medium in the nail art world can mean something as easy as a few contrasting colours, clean lines and simple shapes.

black outer edge

Just a thin outer edge really brings these two contrasting colours together to create high fashion nails.

side french

Rather than the classic french manicure, why not try it with different colours and put the tip on the side?  I really love this, plus anyone could pull it off.

polka dots

Instead of having a busy polka-dotted nail, try a more subdued version like this one.  Simply take a flat polish and pair with a glossy version in the same tone, and voila!

color block nails

Colour-blocked nails have become wildly popular.  To replicate a version similar to this one, just choose two very soft/pastel colours and pair them with one bold polish.  That will give your nails that extra punch.


Golden Globe 2013 Choice

Everyone is talking about the golden globes and the style, and the outfits, and the hits, and the misses…. I’m overwhelmed and it’s not even the Oscars yet!  I watched, and I have made my decision.  Kristen Wiig’s Micheal Kors dress was my favorite.  It was simple, black and comfortable.  Her hair?  Effortless.  Jewellery and accessories? Understated.  Love, love.

Michelle Dockery’s gold and white Alexandre Vauthier gown was a close second and I especially liked the exaggerated shoulders and the high neck.  Very classy and very different.

so simple and great in black

so simple and great in black

runner up...