In this video, Ashley talks about her wellness essentials line, Frenshe.
Written by Erika on September 15 2022
Written by Erika on September 07 2022
Ashley Tisdale is radiant from the inside out, thanks to her nighttime skincare routine that nourishes her mental and physical health. Ashley’s new company, ‘Being Frenshe,’ is all about self-care, and she tells us her favorite before-bed rituals exclusively with Harper’s BAZAAR. Watch along to find out Ashley’s holy-grail products, what soothes her anxiety, and more on this episode of ‘Go To Bed With Me.’
Written by Erika on August 24 2022
Mikayla and Ashley attended the global premiere screening of Great Wolf Entertainment’s “The Great Wolf Pack: A Call to Adventure” at Great Wolf Lodge on August 23, 2022 in Garden Grove, California.
Written by Erika on July 13 2022
Yesterday, July 12, Ashley organized a launch of her new products for bath and body Being Frenshe. The whole event took place at AIRE Ancient Baths US in New York. Her new line of bath and body products includes 45 pieces to choose from and launches at Target on July 18, 2022.
Take a look at what the products look like. Are you as excited as I am?
Ashley Tisdale on Why Self-care Matters So Much: ‘I Have Never Wanted to Put My Anxiety on My Child’
Written by Erika on June 17 2022
Ashley Tisdale isn’t afraid to admit that motherhood threw her for a bit of a loop. In interviews and on her social media platforms, the actress and singer has been refreshingly candid about the joys and challenges of her latest role — being mama to daughter Jupiter Iris French, now 1 — and how it’s impacted her own mental health.
The High School Musical star talked to SheKnows recently at the launch event for goodnest, the refillable baby care brand she’s joined forces with — along with fellow new parent Tan France — as part of its partner collective, or “nest.” Tisdale was connected with the brand through her wellness blog, Frenshe, and says that once she tried the products, available exclusively online and at Target, partnering with the brand was “a no-brainer.”
“Seeing what companies got away with back in the day for babies is just insane to me,” she says. “And I’m just so grateful that there are companies doing this, [making] earth-friendly, clean products. We don’t have to worry about it.”
Keep reading to hear more about what Tisdale had to say about the importance of self-care, sustainability, and the expectations of motherhood:
SK: You’ve talked a lot about how important self-care is to your mental health. How are you able to prioritize that, now that you’re a mom?
Ashley Tisdale: It’s really just about the schedule. For me, the first thing I do is wake up with Jupiter, feed her, and then her first nap is when I get in my meditation. Meditating helps just calm the mind and my anxiety. I definitely need to create these little rituals for myself, so when she goes down to sleep, it’s like, “Okay, cool, now I get to have a little bit of me-time.”
I see moms over and over forget themselves. And I think that it’s just important to know that your baby is happy when you’re happy. I have never wanted to put my anxiety on my child. So, for me, it’s like, “Okay, how can I be the best mom?” And this is how I can do that — so I’m not sharing that anxiety with her.
SK: You’ve also been open about not recognizing your post-partum body and feeling inadequate as a mom. (Thank you!) How are you feeling right now?
AT: I’m definitely feeling a lot better. I was just texting someone, and I was like, “I think there’s a grieving period of your old self that you go through, that no one really tells you.” You’ll never be that same person again. And that’s amazing, it’s awesome because you have this beautiful baby that you get to… I mean, she just lights up my day. But there is that period where you have to be like, “Okay, well, that was the past.” And it’s a life-changing thing.
There are a lot of things that my mom friends did not share with me, that I’m like, “What, why wouldn’t you share this with me?” I created a platform, Frenshe — which is all about wellness and living a cleaner lifestyle and my journey in mental health — and I like to be very real on that and talk about these things. The fact that I only learned about a fourth trimester two weeks before I had a baby is wild. My friend was like, “Just so you know, the fourth trimester is the hardest.” I was like, “What is the fourth trimester?! I’ve never heard of this!”
SK: You’re like, “Wait, the hard part is still coming?”
AT: I was like, “Oh my God.” Labor is easy compared to everything you experience after it. It’s so true. I do think that it’s important to be real and honest and educate people. Because when you’re aware and know these things, you’re able to be like, “Oh, okay, this is something that everybody goes through,” versus feeling alone in it.
SK: Speaking of being open and vulnerable, especially on social media, that can invite mom-shaming. Have you experienced that?
AT: I mean, honestly, I haven’t, only just because I don’t really dive super deep into comments!
SK: Let’s talk about goodnest. Which one of the products is your favorite?
AT: I am obsessed with the Magic Wash. We [were] at a hotel in Malibu, not far from our home, and I was like, “I don’t think we have to give her a bath.” And thank God we had it in the diaper bag because she had pasta that night and it was everywhere. It just saved us in that moment, and I think it’s the most brilliant thing.
SK: What other products do you love — either for yourself or for Jupiter?
AT: I mean, I am obsessed with Coterie diapers. That’s all we’ve ever used. They’re amazing. We’ve never had any leakage, which is, I know, a big deal. And then, for myself, I’m obsessed with candles. I do love a good bath salt, to create my little ritual at night. And hand lotion — that’s a big thing. I wash my hands a lot, obviously, having a baby, but also being in this pandemic, my hands dry out a lot. So hand lotion — I love Aesop and Barbara Sturm — always saves me.
Written by Erika on June 17 2022
High School Musical actress Ashley Tisdale could have starred as a completely different character in The Vampire Diaries, but had to turn it down.
The human-meets-vampire trope arose in popularity due to the tremendous hype/mass hysteria after the film release of Twilight in 2008. A year after Twilight’s first film adaptation, another vampire book series received an adaptation, but for The CW instead. L.J. Smith’s The Vampire Diaries novels were initially published in the 1990s, but its television adaptation released in 2009.
Similar to Twilight, The Vampire Diares — also known as TVD — starred a high school student protagonist who just couldn’t decide between two men. Thus Team Damon and Team Stefan were created, like Team Edward and Team Jacob (but with two vampires who were brothers instead). Like how Jennifer Lawrence almost played Bella Swan in Twilight, TVD almost looked a lot different, because Ashley Tisdale almost played Elena Gilbert.
Elena Gilbert was the main protagonist of The Vampire Diaries, who became immediately entranced by the Salvatore brothers — Damon and Stefan (the latter played by future Star Trek star Paul Wesley). After discovering the charming sibling duo were brothers, Elena found out she was also a Petrova doppelgänger with a downright cruel vampire named Katherine Pierce. Elena accidentally turned into a vampire at the end of Season 3 when she drowned with Damon’s blood in her system. Elena eventually married Damon, and they lived happily ever after in Mystic Falls. Damon and Elena’s daughter Stefanie appears in The Vampire Diaries spin-off Legacies, which also includes werewolves.
Degrassi: The Next Generation’s Nina Dobrev was hired to play Elena, along with her doppelgängers. Dobrev left The Vampire Diaries at the end of Season 6, but briefly returned for the emotionally heavy series’ finale. Dobrev’s ability to play multiple characters on the show with vastly different personalities was definitely worthy of applause. Her Bulgarian roots also helped with her portrayal of Katherine, who hailed from Bulgaria in the TV series. Despite her spectacular performance, Dobrev wasn’t the first choice for the role. Disney’s High School Musical’s Ashley Tisdale was originally approached to star as Elena, and the series wouldn’t have been the same.
Tisdale was coming off the hype of High School Musical 3: Senior Year when she was offered the role of Elena. However, she turned the part down due to prior commitments to another The CW series. Tisdale starred as Savannah Monroe alongside Aly Michalka in the cheerleading drama Hellcats. Unfortunately, the series didn’t “Bop to the Top” when it was canceled after merely one season. The Vampire Diaries wasn’t the only popular teen series Tisdale could have starred in. She also turned down the chance to star in Pretty Little Liars for Hellcats.
Both The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars would have been great opportunities for Tisdale to further her career. Although, it arguably worked out well that she turned down TVD because of how well Dobrev portrayed Elena. In an attempt to play more mature characters, Tisdale appeared as Jody Sanders in Scary Movie V, but it was ultimately a disastrous film. She has since moved on as a panelist on The Masked Dancer — the dance counterpart to the long-running series The Masked Singer — and focused more on her music career.
Written by Erika on April 30 2022
Ashley Tisdale came to support goodnest, a new and innovative sustainable baby care brand, on Wednesday, April 27th in New York City. goodnest introduced the first-ever reusable silicone baby wash bottles with gentle 3-in-1 dissolvable tablets and refillable baby balm and on-the-go magic wash sheets to eliminate water waste, single-use plastics, and promote more environmentally balanced parenting practices. Sustainability supporters and new parents, Ashley Tisdale along with Tan France (Netflix’s Queer Eye), have partnered with the brand and campaign to encourage parents to rethink their approach to clean.
“As a mom, I want the very best for my baby while also doing my part to cut down on the ever-growing concern of plastic waste,” says Tisdale. “goodnest delivers on both and I’m honored to help educate parents on how we can do better for our little loved ones with small but significant changes.”
Written by Erika on March 30 2022
Ashley gave architecturaldigest.com an exclusive peek inside the modern property she shares with her family. They moved into the house when she was seven months pregnant.
When Ashley Tisdale first revealed her baby’s nursery on Instagram, the room was decidedly minimalist with its white walls, white rug, and streamlined wood crib from Kalon Studios. The singular piece of art by Stella Maria Baer perfectly echoed her daughter’s celestial name, Jupiter. But now that Jupiter has been exploring Earth for an entire year, her surroundings look very different, thanks to dark green paint and a patterned pink rug. “I started to get to know her, and I was like, okay, this is a little bit too vanilla-y for her. We need to pump up the funkiness because she just has a cool, fun personality,” Tisdale says. “I think she has a design eye to be honest.” Without diving too far into the science of talking to your baby in utero, this makes total sense. After all, Tisdale and her composer husband Christopher French moved into their current home when she was around seven months pregnant, at which point the High School Musical alum dove headfirst into decorating. The talented Tisdale was well prepared for the undertaking, considering she launched her design passion project, Frenshe Interiors, last year.
An aesthete who has worked with AD100 talents like Jake Arnold and Pierce & Ward on past homes, and who also enrolled herself in Kelly Wearstler’s Masterclass, Tisdale had never furnished an entire house by herself. Nonetheless, she felt up to the challenge after successfully tackling an extensive kitchen remodel with her contractor father for her previous home in Los Feliz in Los Angeles. continue reading