April starts a true changing of seasons in New York and we’re heading into warmer weather, finally!!! I picked up a few really cute, basic, everyday pieces from Target that I plan on wearing all spring and summer long! Linking below. Everything is under $25 and that’s a win for summer clothes. I don’t know about you but I’m always on the go, staining things, and I want chic pieces that do the job but are affordable. Shop below and let me know if you pick any of these things up!
I’m seriously looking forward to spring weather and spring vibes after this week! It’s finally (slowly) warming up into the high 40’s / low 50’s in New York and I am grateful as anything for that slight increase in weather and sunshine. Makes such a difference in my mental health and overall happiness!
I’ve been doing a little shopping lately (always)… but I’m sharing some of my favorite pics below. The carousel of photos is shop-able!
Last year I purchased a pair of white linen pants from Target very early in the season, around this time (February or March) and I wore the hell out of them!! Also received endless compliments and people were wanting to shop them. I found what I consider the most similar pair for 2021 that Target has (linked above)! I would buy these ASAP if you’re interested because they will sell out. All of the good Target items do.
Hunza G Swimsuit – I have these linked on my LikeToKnow.It page. There is a lot of hype around these swimsuits. I have a 2 piece that I got last year via a collab with Koibird and I really loved the texture, style and fit (the fabric is scrunched) and super comfortable. I’m looking forward to trying a new bright color for summer!
Freck – I’ve been seeing this product for awhile and I’m very excited to try it out on myself. I love freckles – I have some freckles – BUT I’m really trying to make it a point to keep my face out of the sun more then ever this summer. And always. I’m becoming more of an SPF goddess than I previously was. So applying my own faux freckles will be the vibe this summer. I’ll post photos on Instagram once I get this and try it out.
Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend and week ahead! Spring starts tomorrow! <3
Sakara is not only a ready-to-eat meal delivery program! There are plenty of amazing supplements & products that I highly recommend trying!
Metabolism Super Powder is a life changing super powder – it’s made with cacao so it has a light chocolatey flavor and I’ve been making it as a blended coffee beverage all the time lately. Including the recipe below – it’s amazing!!!!! Metabolism Super Powder is stimulant-free, sustained energy. It helps control cravings and reduces bloat! Adding this to your everyday routine helps to a restore healthy, thriving metabolic rate!
Very into this. If you buy Sakara Metabolism Super Powder remember to use my code: XOBYRD at checkout to save 20%!!
Ingredients 8-12oz Fresh Brewed Organic Coffee 1/4 Cup of Almond Milk or Oat Milk or Milk of Choice 1 Sachet of Sakara Metabolism Super Powder 1 Tsp of Coconut Butter or Coconut Manna (I have used ghee as well) 1/8 Tsp of Vanilla Extract (I didn’t measure, just a few drops) Dash of Cinnamon
Directions 1. Combine all ingredients in blender. 2. Blend for 30 seconds until frothy. 3. Serve & enjoy!
Remember to use code XOBYRD on Sakara.com for 20% off your first order!
Every few weeks I round up a bunch of my empties and post an IGTV series with my reviews. Check the most recent “Empties” IGTV post here. I’m now sharing some of the links to the products that I like in a shop-able place for you here on my blog!
Starting to livestream on Newness on Wednesday, February 10th at 8:00PM EST on NEWNESS! www.newness.com/ash
My first stream is about skincare in the freezing cold winter! Hydrating content! & I’m making a hydrating cocktail during the stream as well! 🙂
NEWNESS is the livestreaming platform built specifically for the beauty community. It’s a place where you can watch your favorite creators talk about what they know and love, ask them questions, and discuss it with other cool people – all in real time.
Newness is a really amazing community of beauty creators – it’s real, it’s live, it’s similar to Instagram live, but WAYYYY better!
Create an account! Here’s why:
* Nobody knows if you enter/exit the chat!!! (create an account so I can know who you are) & say hi!!!! * Come and go as you please into various livestreams on Newness. * You can earn beauty prizes for joining streams and chatting in streams! FUN!!! * The livestreams do save, so you can visit the page afterwards to view if you miss.
Go to newness.com/ash and click on “Remind Me” to get reminder via a text or an email when I go live. I’ll prob do it once a week and will try to find a time that works best for everyone. I’m thinking around 8pm is best, once kids are sleeping.
Leave me a comment if there’s anything in particular that you want to see me stream. See you in the stream!!
Shopping small is my favorite way to shop! In an effort to continue supporting local businesses on Long Island, I’m sharing a few local South Shore spots to shop for someone special or even yourself this Valentine’s Day! It’s on Sunday – get shopping!
A perfectly curated shop full of every treasure you could imagine. Great shop for gifts for literally anyone on your list!
Things you’ll find inside: * local novelties * gifts for babies and children * really cute selection of chic & affordable everyday jewelry * on trend outfits for women – adorable sweaters, they sell Free People! * Carleton Clothing for all members of the family * items for the home * digital gift cards for the truly last minute person 🙂
Giving and receiving chocolates is a tale as old as time for St. Valentine’s Day! Lines can be long, so go a day or 2 in advance if you can, it’s always worth the wait. They have chocolate strawberries for pre-order on Instagram or Facebook, and hot chocolate bombs (so cute & trendy for kids/anyone) .They have an awesome variety of chocolates & truffles – I love the sea salt caramels!
Dusk & Rubies
Gorgeous jewelry made by my friend Danielle. A variety of very cute, dainty, layering pieces as well as some more bold, statement items. She just launched her SS21 items – check them out here!
My favorite spa!!! I go here for all types of treatments – they have various types of massages, relaxing facials as well as laser facials, Hydrafacial, Clear & Brilliant Facials, Photofacials, even a doctor on site for appointments for injectables or IV therapy. Anything you could want or need and in my opinion, one of the best gift cards to receive is from Karasmatic (purchase right online)! You can book appointments online as well – so easy! And the spa is currently having a giveaway on Instagram. Check out below!
This is a gift guide for your bestie / lover who absolutely HATES Valentine’s Day – but still likes gifts 🙂
Let’s be real – not everybody loves Valentine’s Day. You know them… you may love one… you might be one? You might be married to one. Those who chalk February 14th up to, “It’s a Hallmark holiday!” those who say things like, “It’s just a day. It means nothing, we love our partners all of the days, I don’t need to celebrate it with flowers and chocolate and cards people.” I’ve been one of those people!
Honestly, the anti-valentine could simply have had one bad experience associated around the holiday… and reframing their mind around Valentine’s Day could make the day fun again, is totally worth it!
Here are a few ideas of what to get them:
Pottery / Ceramics Class
A fun idea of a different activity to do with your partner or friend – if you Google “pottery / ceramics class” + your neighborhood, you’ll find a studio nearby. I’m linking mine here. And definitely planning on doing this with a galentine sometime soon! Love making pottery.
Not interested in making pottery / ceramics, this brand Franca, based in Brooklyn has a lot of very cute pieces and I love this one!
FloraBrook – dried flowers – they last forever! And totally combat the “issue” that “flowers die!” These are already dried & SOOOO gorge!
Not sure if this is anti-Valentine’s Day or not but… who doesn’t like receiving new undies? Loving the below from Cosabella. Use code “NEWBELLA” for 10% off your order. I’m really into this matching thong/bralette/mask combo below! You can actually get the cutie thong/mask for free with a $150 purchase with this link.
Give the gift of health! Sakara is a ready-to-eat meal plan delivered to you weekly, they also have supplements and healthy options for snacks. You can get 20% off your first order if you use code “XOBYRD”
As always, send me a message if you have any questions or need advice about gifting a specific person in your life. <3