Author: ashtonwrites

Welcome to my beauty and lifestyle blog where I will blog about any and everything from health, relationships, family, parenting, self-love, career, hair, makeup, nails, fashion and just about any and everything that I've learned or experienced over the years that I can shed light on and inspire others.
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Educate past generations on misogyny and abuse

The problem with society is we have generations of women who’ve grown to accept abuse from men. This stems back to WW11 when women began entering the workforce due to a demand in labor. Prior to this, the pre-war ideas encapsulated the idea that women were to stay home to raise children, while catering to […]

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You can’t spell pandemic without a P-A-N-I-C

Panic attacks, I know all too well about this phenomenon, after spending countless months with EKG and MRI follow-ups, only to be told they can’t find what’s wrong with my heart. What if in fact the crushing chest pain was in fact a result of anxiety? Panic disorder is an interesting thing, what might feel […]

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Manifestation
Self-care
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Full Moon Manifestation

Full Moon Affrimation: “I now release the need for those things in my life that are not serving my highest good. In their place, I receive love, joy and abundance.” -Healing Energy Tools In an effort to connect with my highest self, I’ve been focussed on the power of manifestation. Jan 28th 2021 marked the […]

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Allow me to reintroduce myself

It’s 2021 and we are in a pandemic, still. My goal? To make every woman feel beautiful despite the circumstances surrounding her. Why is this so important to me? Because it’s something I’ve struggled with since I was a child. You see, the beauty industry is more than meets the eye. As a beauty professional […]

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Lowered expectations produces better results

This year I lowered my expectations. It doesn’t mean I lowered my standards, there’s a difference. It means I no longer strive for perfection because I don’t have anything to prove to anyone but myself. This year has been physically and emotionally draining. Throughout the struggles caused by the pandemic, I’ve come out stronger on […]

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PTSD in a Pandemic

No one talks about what it’s like living with PTSD in a pandemic. On one hand, the thought of social distancing is quite appealing, on the other it’s terrifying. Terrifying in the sense that it’s lonely, appealing in the sense that it keeps us “safe.” Let’s talk about what the term “safe” even means. Safety […]

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Mom friends, Self-care and Validation

Sometimes it takes getting away to find yourself. Through motherhood, we often find ourselves displaced, lost in the shuffle. Any time we attempt to practice self-care, guilt trickles on. So what gives? Why is it that we are so eager and available to give so much of ourselves to others yet we can’t give it […]

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What is there to be thankful for in a pandemic?

This year seems to be filled with more negatives than positives, the only positives being the number of rising COVID cases around the world. Let’s take a moment to reflect a bit this Thanksgiving shall we? If you have your health, you have more to be grateful for than you realize, especially during an unprecedented […]

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