What a year 2016 has been for Ashlee Holmes, from her engagement to the birth of her baby boy Cameron. She’s ending the year on a high note with the launch of her beauty and lifestyle blog The Pretty Mamas, with her friend and partner Melanie Cimiluca. The daughter of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline Laurita made the official announcement Wednesday on Instagram.
“It’s a work in progress so please have some patience and feel free to give us feedback! @beautybymelbellles and I are so excited about the launch of @theprettymamas blog! We have a ton of giveaways coming up so be sure to subscribe and book your makeup/hair appointments! Link in bio”
The talented makeup artist initially decided to launch the website as an effort to make booking makeup applications easier for her clients, but during the building process thought it would be so much fun to write a blog with her girlfriend.
Ashlee says this isn’t your typical mom blog. “We cover almost every topic in addition to mom-related stuff and I think we’re pretty relatable,” she wrote. “We want this blog to be for everyone with the same interests as us. We created it to connect on a more personal level with our clients and fans.”
The ladies say their goal is to make their viewers feel like they are their best friends. “We are very open people, so there are basically no limitations on our blog. We want you to step into our everyday lives, without actually living with us (our households are wild enough),” Melanie writes. “You can find beauty, fashion, fitness, mama life, food, home inspo, and so much more here. You will seriously never want to leave.”
The two moms already have a slew of great content up, from Ashlee’s birth experience (complete with a video showing every moment!), to the story of how Ash and her fiance Pete Malleo met, and some fabulous OOTD photos and hair care advice.
We can’t wait to see all the fun articles the ladies will be posting in the new year. Congrats Ashlee!