Ashlie’s Esthetic

Those skin products everyone needs….


With it being the start of a new year, people start changing different things about their daily routine, eating habits, or just habits in general. So why not start the new year off right with a great skin cleaning routine! As an esthetician, I feel that there are certain products every girl needs to help get their skin feeling amazing. I stick to 3 things: a cleanser, a toner and a moisturizer. These 3 things have helped keep my skin feeling clean and refreshed while looking great.

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Let’s go back


lookit all that hair!

It is Black History month.  I’d like to mention one of my favorite T.V. families.  Even though Bill Cosby’s current state on earth is quite negative, I would like to pay tribute to The Cosby show. Continue reading

the fresh perspective…

Protect Yourself.

shanghaiSummer is officially here!  What are your plans to keep the sun from frying you up?  It’s one thing to protect your skin, but what about your hair?  I recommend thing likes hats or scarves.  Anything to keep your hair from the sun’s rays especially before 1 in the afternoon (the sun’s heat is more damaging in the morning than in the afternoon).

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LiLash update…

So as promised this is my last post on the product LiLash.  I know that my lashes have grown and seem to be fuller but I’m not sure that I would buy this product again.  I ran out of the actual serum a few weeks ago but I think that’s cause of the way the bottle is shaped (and I did put the serum on my brows as well).

All in all, my lashes grew and seemed fuller.  My brows didn’t change at all.  Some people swear by this product.  I had a lady tell me she had to cut her lashes with scissors, they were so long!  I experienced some itching and a bit of a dry eye at night but that was it.

Yeah, that’s all I can say I guess.  Maybe try it? Maybe not?

photo 1 photo 2**By the way, my eyebrows are beefed up a bit….




the fresh perspective…


Mother’s day is tomorrow.  What have you got planned?  You doing something fun your mother?  Are you getting pampered if you’re a mother?

I’m a mom, and what I would like for Mother’s day is- all my meals prepared for me (from scratch), all the mess associated with said meals cleaned up, the fridge cleaned out, ALL my laundry done, and a foot rub accompanied with a vanilla milk shake as I watch Game of Thrones.  Is that too much to ask?  Am I being a titch ridiculous?  It’s my day…it’s not like any of what I’m hoping for will actually happen as my children are under 3 feet tall and my husband is, well…the best! 😉

Why do you think we celebrate these days?  It’s just like Valentine’s or birthdays I guess.  It gives all of us a reason to acknowledge each other.  I mean, we should anyways, but acknowledgment always seems easier when a specific day is set aside for it.

I asked one of my male clients once what he wanted for Father’s day and he said,”I just want to be left alone.  Everyone leave the house for 24 hours.  Just leave me by myself to do whatever I want.”  I thought, wow, that sucks for him.  He would love peace and quiet and no fan fare, or tie, or lame mug, or ‘best dad’ anything.  He just wants to be left alone but he’ll probably be subjected to doing something he doesn’t want to do.

Just like my Mother’s day wish, it won’t happen and I’m okay with that.  I’ll send my mom a card (she likes that).  Well actually I’m not even sure she does like that.  I’ve never really asked.  That’s what I’m going to do.  I’m going to find out what they (mother/father) would really like on that day and try to make it happen.  As long as it doesn’t cost a fortune.

That’s all I got and that’s the fresh perspective…

Li Lash update…

Li Lash

So it’s been about six weeks since I started my Li Lash experiment.  I can’t say that I’ve noticed so much more growth.  I’ll be honest, in the six weeks I have missed about 8 days.  I’m not sure if this is reason that I’m still not noticing anything but…

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Renée’s Aesthetic

SUMMER SKIN: tips to keep it healthy.


Summer= sun & heat.  Many people think that summer also equals more moisture. Surprise! Now more than ever we need to keep on top of keeping our skin healthy, and moisturized. That includes both your face and your body.

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Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can’t see.
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman

Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
‘Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Maya Angelou