Fanola Babe and Youtuber, Ashley Walton has a passion for beauty, skincare, and fashion, and offers the best advice for achieving healthy, beautiful skin on all of her social media platforms. We had the pleasure of talking with Ashley to learn more about her, her interests, and how she knows the 411 to all the best-kept skincare secrets!
On how she got her start in social media:
I first started out with my blog sharing fashion and outfit ideas which I enjoyed sharing and I still do share my outfits on my Instagram page but now I am mixing it up and bringing in hair and skin care. I have always been into skincare so I decided to create a YouTube channel focusing it on skincare and all things beauty. This platform is where my passion lies and I love spreading my knowledge, reviewing products, and just having fun with my subscribers.
What are some self-care habits that you feel are very important during times like these?
I always tell my subscribers and friends, if you can do at least one thing in a day that makes you happy, especially during difficult times like these then do it. Whether it's going for a walk, having a cup of coffee outside, or giving yourself a spa night focusing on a good skincare and haircare routine then do what makes you happy. During quarantine, I have been amping up on my skincare, wearing less makeup, drinking more water, and focusing on my health and well being. I have also been using a lot of treatments on my hair to prep my hair for the next time that I go to the hair salon and I honestly couldn't maintain my blonde during this time if it wasn't for the Fanola Vegan No Yellow Shampoo. This shampoo keeps my hair brass free and it allows me to have that perfect ashy tone in between hair appointments.
On how she has been taking care of her mental health:
I have been focusing on what is truly important. Keeping a positive mind and attitude is so important during times like these and we really need to check in on ourselves from time to time to make sure we are ok. I have been focusing a lot of my time on my YouTube channel which has really been a nice distraction for me during these difficult months and it has kept me busy and happy at the same time. Staying connected with my friends and family has also been so important and I am so grateful to have these lovely people in my life.
On her passion for skincare:
I have always been into skincare for as long as I could remember. I would always watch my mom do her skincare routines when I was younger and she always taught me the importance of having a good skincare routine and taking care of your skin at an early age. Now that I am getting older, I am even more passionate about skincare and looking for ways to keep my skin looking youthful. I did work in cosmetics during highschool focusing on skincare but I have self-taught everything that I know and I love researching skincare ingredients and finding new products to try.
What is your fave part about being a Fanola Babe?
Oh gosh, what don't I like? Fanola is honestly one of my favorite hair care brands and they have such lovely people working for them. I am so grateful to be a part of the Fanola family and whenever I have questions regarding their products, I always get a prompt answer. I always enjoy trying out their products and recommending to others, especially the Vegan No Yellow Shampoo. Fanola is lovely.