XOXO, Ashley Marie ♥

Hi darlings! I'm Ashley, and this is my photography/beauty blog! I'm just your average 22 year old girl who resides in Orlando, FL. My main goal is to inspire, along with getting my makeup and photography out into the world! I'm an optimist with a hint of realist. Music is extremely important to me, and I don't go a day without it. In fact, some of my current favorites will be playing here on my blog, so please enjoy! I have type 1 diabetes and celiac disease, but I don't let it stop me. I have the most amazing fiance' in the entire world, we got engaged December 8th, 2013, and I love him with all my heart! God is my light, my love, and my strength. I put all my faith in Him, I know He has great plans for me and my future. I learn something new everyday about the world and myself, life is an adventure. ♥

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Anonymous: My boyfriend and I were hanging out and we were talking about chewing and how much I hate it. He does it occasionally and I guess I don't mind. But we started talking about it and it got a little heated and I hit him on the arm (in a sort of joking way) and we were driving. So he went to walmart and bought a can of chew and put a dip in right in front of me. I didn't say anything to him the whole ride home, went home, got inside, and locked myself in the bathroom and cried. Why do I do?

I would sick down and have a real talk with him. No joking around, explain to him how you feel but also let him explain himself too. I hope you guys can work things out! Always here if you need a friend to listen! ❤️

Anonymous: What are some inexpensive drugstore brushes you recommend? (Not the Elf.) I want to buy some that comes in a package I guess? But no expensive. Thank you!

Drugstore? Besides elf, Soho Beauty. Or you can just buy set from eBay or Amazon! I just recently bought a set of 10 for $15 shipped, and the quality is AMAZING!

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Anonymous: How did you get such a close relationship to God? I want a closer one but im not sure how to get there.

I’ve always had a relationship with God, since I was a kid. My mom took is to church every Sunday morning, so God has always been in my life, but I think after I got really sick years ago, and started going through a lot of stuff, that’s when I really drew closer to Him. And having friends who are also close to Him, helps a lot as well! I’d say start by going to a church service one day! ❤️

Anonymous: is it wrong to feel like your sisters fiancé isn't right for her? I don't want to be mean, it's just not the right man to treat my loving, talented, and intelligent sister I have. it's been the only man she's dated but he's far from the man she deserves. I don't know how to feel 😭 should I ever bring this up? or not?

Well, sometimes people on the outside do see more. Depending on the situation I guess. I think you should talk to your sister and let her know how you feel. Sometimes people don’t know their value or worth and they just settle. You could potentially save your sister from making a mistake! You should talk to her! ❤️

Anonymous: My mom and I had a discussion about me saving money for the future. I'm only 22 and she says that I will want to have money when I get married. I honestly can't see it because I'm single and there's no boy after me. Sometimes it's hard to see it. It's easy spend money but now she's gonna put me on a budget. Did you ever feel that way before you met your fiance'?

About the boy thing, yes. My fiancé is the only one I’ve ever dated/been with. But before him, I always felt like nobody wanted to be with me. ESPECIALLY because my sister got so much attention. But I’ve learned a lot and now I know that things happen in their own timing. There is a guy out there for you, I not only believe it, but I know it! You’re old enough to take care of yourself, your mom shouldn’t be telling you what to do or how to spend your money. In all fairness though, she’s just doing it because she loves you. You’re beautiful, and God already has a special person selected for you, that you’re destined to meet! Don’t give up! ❤️

Anonymous: I dropped my naked palette and it shattered into pieces! 😭 do you know any good tutorials on how to fix them? ❤️

This recently happend to a friend of mine too! She just used rubbing alcohol, then gently packed it all back together with a beauty blender. It’s not going to look how it did in the package before, but at least you’ll still be able to use it! So sorry this happend to you! I’m sure you have a mini heart attack! 😖

Anonymous: what are some deep conditioners and hair masks that a good?

Aussie 3-minute miracle, Herbal Essences cleansing conditioner, L’oreal total repair deep conditioner! ❤️

Anonymous: my hair is very dry and straw like? I'm getting my hair cut soon but any advice on how to stop it from happening?

Use deep conditioners and hair masks! They will help save your hair! 🙌

Anonymous: Have you tried the too faced palette called "chocolate bar?" I've been wanting to get it but I haven't seen many great reviews :/ You're amazing!

Yes, I have that palette. ❤️ it’s amazing! That’s weird you haven’t seen good reviews! Everyone LOVES that palette! It’s even voted a fan fave on the Ulta website and was sold out for a while!

Anonymous: Shampoo/conditioner recommendations for oily (but not fine) hair?

I’ve heard Head & Shoulders works good for oily hair. Also a tip! When conditioning your hair, don’t put any on your roots or the top half of your head! Just your ends. If you hair is already naturally oily, the conditioner will just make it worse.

Anonymous: So I went and got my hair done and my stylist told me I wasn't allowed to wash it for a week so it could get back to normal. Do you know any products that'll help cover the fact that I won't be washing? Like good dry shampoos or anything?! Thank you!

Honestly, Suave dry shampoo and Herbal Essences Naked dry shampoo are amazing! I love them both so much! And if you want, try the Herbal Essences sheer shine mist brume! It’s a lightweight spray that helps condition and nourish hair, and leaves a healthy shine! :)

We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.
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