Oh man, blogging is so not my thing! ¬†Sharing knowledge is though ūüėČ ¬†I kind of like talking too. ¬†I respond to e-mails weekly from women who are having issues with their skin like I used to. ¬†Don’t judge my grammar. ¬†I talk like I write! ¬†Here goes….



My name is Ashley! The majority of people call me Ash though! ¬†I am the lady behind The Oily Lady. ¬†My husband, Eric, is The Oily Lad. ¬†Haha! ¬†Just kidding…funny though, right? ¬†I am 31 years old, Eric is 35! ¬†We have 2 daughters, Alayna is 10 and Annabelle is 6! ¬†By day I am the owner and designer behind Laynie and Belle! ¬†I create branding and web presence for creatives! ¬† I was a professional hair color specialist for 9 years and worked in a salon full of women! ¬†Fun times! ¬†Left that career to stay at home with my girlies only to pick up graphic design after about a month of singing the Elmo Potty Song 10 times a day. ¬†I’ve done that for almost 3 years now, and I was even voted Graphic Designer of the Year by Lemonade and Lenses 2014! ¬†What what!!! ¬†If I’m not designing websites,¬†I like to indulge in red wine a lot, while listening to 80s love songs on Pandora, and eating croutons! ¬†I like gathering in a driveway with friends and play dominos on my weekends. ¬†And sometimes I’ll even go back to my roots and do some hair color-no pun intended! ¬†Officially the busiest nerd you know, and I’m not one bit ashamed. ¬†You love me already! ¬†All Oily Lady product research is done in the wee hours of the night while I am laying in bed on my phone. ¬†True story!




Uhhh, so here is me putting it out there! I am an open book y’all. ¬†To show the evolution of my skin from ew to awesome using all natural, here is my selfie roll. ¬†Ha!


You can see how my skin has progressively gotten better over the course of about 16 months! The top left was pretty much rock bottom for me. ¬†I became a VIB at Sephora that month…which means you have to spend $1000. ¬†Yep. ¬†I bought whatever I could get my hands on, and of course I expected dramatic results overnight. ¬†2 weeks with absolutely zero results, I became obsessed with researching skincare naturally. ¬†Why was my face going completely psycho on me?! ¬†I considered that maybe it was a food allergy, like gluten. ¬†That wouldn’t really add up, because my skin is pretty good everywhere else on my body. ¬†I don’t have “backne”, and aside from the occasional dry hands…I have good skin.¬† ¬†Was it the sulfates in my shampoo? ¬†I first started with a sulfate and paraben free shampoo. ¬†I would get super painful breakouts around my hairline. ¬†It made a huge difference! ¬†My friend had also mentioned that maybe lavender essential oil would¬†help with my acne scarring. ¬†I was to the point of embarrassment. ¬†Make-up wasn’t even covering it up at this point, so after reattaching things and compiling all the info, ¬†I ordered¬†ingredients off Amazon and started whipping up my own products-artifical, paragon, talc, sulfate, and artificial preservative FREE. ¬†Now, don’t get me wrong. ¬†They did not ‘instantly’ work, and they have been tweaked to perfection over and over as I have become more knowledgeable! ¬†I started sharing them with friends, too! ¬†People started commenting on how I have such great skin (I was still living in a bad skin body though-so I would hysterically laugh) ¬†Then my friends who got themselves some free night serum started wanting more! ¬†I started little and we expanded! ¬†I am a licensed cosmetologist, so not only am I obsessive research knowledgeable, but I do actually¬†have a professional license in the biz ūüėČ for over 10 years now to boot!


I think it’s important to start this blog series on why going natural has worked for me, and how it can work for you too! ¬†There is a lot of conflicting knowledge out there, and it is hard to know exactly what to do and what to use! ¬†What to spend your money on, and what is going to work! ¬†And my products might not be for you! ¬†The Oily Lady skin care is catered to women/teens who have chaotic skin…which means if you have no complaints about your skin, or¬†you get an occasional pimple because your friend is visiting you this week-you do not have chaotic skin my friend! ¬†We do make¬†products that would work wonderfully for you. ¬†Like our night serum-liquid gold! ¬†It doesn’t matter what type of skin you have, we’ve covered all the basis here! ¬†Our blue aloe is another amazing product! ¬†Squeaky Clean is a detoxifying cleanser, and it is definitely catered towards detoxifying your pores because of the activated charcoal that is it! ¬†Fresh Face would be a cleanser that is more gentle for someone who doesn’t experience break-outs or acne.