Great Kitchen Finds!

Anything that creates a sense of “ease” in the kitchen is a no brainer for me. I’m a fan of the tools – yes I have too many and no I will not stop!

This week I’m reviewing a few of my favorites from Zulay Kitchen!

Lemon Squeezer

Seeds are the worst! LOVE lemons, not a fan of the seeds in my beverages, definitely don’t love trying to pick them out of a salad or anything else I’m prepping – and this lemon & lime squeezer saves me from all of the above!

It’s a MUST have and I don’t know why I didn’t have a lemon squeezer sooner!

This one from Zulay Kitchen is easy to use and effective and I kind of love that it’s yellow and green. Makes it more fun and my kids love it – they’re obsessed with lemons!

Milk Frother

No matter what type of milk, mylk, nut milk or milk substitute you use, this handheld milk frother is petite, chic & powerful!

It’s perfect to throw in any of your kitchen drawers and not sacrifice the space needed with larger style frother!

It gets the job done – you can use on hot or cold beverages – I used for making a morning matcha latte with almond milk.

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Vivi’s Christening

Catching up on posting from a party we hosted in January 2020 before quarantine hit and when friends and family could be close. ❤ We celebrated Vivienne’s Christening with a beautiful event at church.

Vivienne’s dress is from Cottontails of Stony Brook, NY. The designer is Antonella Kids, based out of Greece. My dress is Cynthia Rowley Talia Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress.

Love with Dad

Our family of four ❤️ all photos by Emma Brawley.

Cake by Audrey’s Bakery, West Sayville, NY. Cake topper, etsy.com
God parents ❤️

We had a beautiful day surrounded by family, friends, church, love, food and music. 🖤

Quarantine Kitchen Essentials

Always searching for and scoping out new and great products to make my life easier!!! Especially in the kitchen, especially during quarantine. I’ve been spending so much more time in the kitchen, prepping, cooking, loading & unloading the dishwasher — it feels like a full time job! (Phew!) So anything that makes life a little more simple I’m on board with!

A few random items I’ve been using daily and loving are from Zulay Kitchen!

Apple Corer

I know – random, but makes my life SO MUCH EASIER. Our son eats an apple almost daily and I love an apple with Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter or Almond Butter as a snack every few days – so we go through a LOT of apples in our house. Organic Honeycrisp is my personal go-to – they’re always in the refrigerator because I love when they’re cold and crisp! The apple corer is easy AF to use and helps me waste far less apple. I can usually extend our 2.5 year old son’s apple for a few snacks throughout the day. He thinks the coring is fun to watch and help with – simply punch, twist, pull! Seeds be gone 🙂

Honeycrisp only 🙂

Extra Long Stainless Steel Straws

Plastic straws are illegal in NYS now so if you live here, and you like to use a straw – you’ve got to figure something else out. I’m digging these XL stainless steel straws. The package came with a lot (8) so I use them as often as possible when I’m drinking beverages because I like a straw moment. Also comes with 2 cleansing brushes to swipe them clean! I keep some in my vehicle (not that I’m really going anywhere during quarantine) but they’re good to have just in case you need one while on-the-go. Link to straws here.

Staying hydrated

Enjoy & hope these tools are helpful for you. Check out Zulay Kitchen for lots of great kitchen & home products! Plus right now there is free shipping on orders over $25!

These awesome kitchen products were gifted to me. #ad

Cynthia Rowley Perfect NYE Dress!

Lately I have been extremely into dresses from Cynthia Rowley – obsessed with the fit, fabrics, design, quality. *chefs kiss*

Perfect amount of shimmer!

Wore this Silver Lake Metallic Maxi Dress to a wedding last night – it’s perfect for New Year’s Eve, a black tie event, gala, and can even be dressed down by adding a leather jacket and combat boots for a more casual but elevated vibe. I’m obsessed!

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Colugo Complete Stroller Review

Colugo (@hicolugo) launched their new Colugo Complete Stroller today (November 25, 2019)!!

My promo code for $30 off of 1 Complete Stroller is active starting on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 9am through December 31, 2019 and the code is simply [ashleybyrdknapp] to be entered at checkout. Feel free to share!

I’m a partner of Colugo and a part of the #completecrew launch, so was able to try the stroller a few weeks in advance of launch. It has been delightful to use! I had previously been using the Uppababy Vista with Mesa Carseat – my daughter Vivienne is just over 5 months in age.

Colugo Complete is a completely easy-to-use stroller – the wheels are durable and strong – can roll through anything and everything! I’ve taken it slightly off-roading to a sandy beach area – which it could handle!! We weren’t in powder soft sand, not talking miracles here – but it performed extremely well and I did not want to cry during that experience, so I’d say that’s a win! On regular road and sidewalks, the ride is VERY SMOOTH!

My Colugo Complete is in the Rose Sparkle color way and we’re OBSESSED! It’s so chic and stylish and I have never experienced a stroller so cool to roll! Felt extreme chic mom vibes while pushing this stroller through my neighborhood – also comes in a pretty black floral color, deep blue, black, olive green – all great choices!

ashleybyrdknapp is the code to enter at checkout for $30 off your new Colugo Complete Stroller. A great gift for the upcoming holiday season for your loved ones! Great for parents, grandparents, babysitters, and future parents’ to be! Feel free to send me a DM if you have specific questions, happy to answer.

The Complete is a very comfortable ride for baby and has a large underneath storage for all things you need (diaper bag, toys, grocery store bags, jackets, all the things)! It has an infant setup (& MANY baby carseats can click right in to this!) – so you’re good from infant to toddler – LOVE! This stroller retails for $445 – (again, use code ashleybyrdknapp @ checkout for $30 off).

If you’re a soon-to-be-parent you can Colugo Complete to your Babylist registry! Let your friends and family members know in the notes to use code “ashleybyrdknapp” for $30 off the stroller! Feel free to send me a message with any questions @ashleybyrdy.

FutureDew is here

When people ask me about Glossier, my response is usually simple. I describe the person. The Glossier girl or guy (person) is beautiful, comfortable in their own skin, natural, clean, and dewy!

You know that feeling just after getting a facial? Just put on your skincare before makeup? Just got out of the shower? And your skin looks radiant and dewy? That’s it. Glossier has bottled that feeling. Glossier skin in a bottle.

Glossier has given us that feeling to take with us! Usually that post facial glow or post skincare moisture fades a few minutes after you leave the room. This dew will bring you into the future. It’s a silky oil serum hybrid that pumps out of the bottle with a glow and goes on clear.

* A new kind of oil-serum that gives you an instant dewy glow that lasts

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If you shop using my link, you get 10% off your first order and free shipping and returns. futuredew is really really good!!

Things I’m Into – End of Summer and Fall 2019

I’ve been “into” a variety of new and exciting things this summer and I’m overly excited to head into the Fall with a fresh perspective! Current trends that can easily transition into the cooler months.

Animal Print

Wearing my tropic of c swimsuit in “the c” in shade “mama africa.” Vivienne is wearing her Spearmint Love Long Sleeve Skirted Bodysuit in Leopard. This trend will be here all winter – love that its back!

Everlane Crew Neck Cashmere Sweater

photo from Everlane.com

High quality basics without the traditional retail markup. I meannnnn – I own this sweater in almost every color they produce. $100 for cashmere? You can’t beat that! Highly recommend, dearly love. Just got the color Loden (pictured). Shop using my link.

https://www.everlane.com/r/ashleybyrd

Hanes Comfort Soft Boys T Shirts

In my Boys’ Tee

Cheap white tees for boys that fit like a baby tee on a woman. I buy size Boys Large from Amazon. Easy white t-shirt that looks great with a pair of jeans or with a skirt, cutoff shorts, literally anything.

My Lack of Color Australia hats were a great addition to this summer – wore them everywhere I went!

Glossier Berry Balm Dot Com

photo from Glossier.com

I’ve been wearing Berry flavor since launch in early August. *Gifted. I love it though – favorite shade & flavor lately and I’m obsessed with the slight color it provides.

www.glossier.com/reps/ashleybyrd

The link gives you 10% off your first order & free shipping on orders over $30. I earn a small commission from purchases made through the link, so thank you!! DM me if you have any questions about products you’re interested in. 🙂

Solly Baby Wrap

Wine tasting while baby carrying at Laurel Lake Vineyard in Laurel, NY

One of my favorite baby gifts I’ve received to date. Solly Baby Wrap has been the perfect accessory all summer long! Solly comes in many beautiful colors – this shade was perfect for me during summer months. Vivi always felt comfortable and secure, plus the fabric is really breathable!

Poolside Bags

Summer Staples

All summer long. Wore this Beach Bling Ice Bucket bag from Poolside Bags with a bandana from LoveShackFancy tied around the handle for an added touch. Wore with dresses and White Canvas Keds all summer long. Look for new Poolside Bags styles launching for fall / winter.

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Glossier Summer Launches

Glossier has had a bunch of great new launches in the past few months that I’ve been loving so much! Keep reading below for my reviews & thoughts! As always, shop via my link for 10% discount on your first purchase and to support me with a small commission earned from what you purchase!

Brow Flick

Brow Flick by Glossier changes the way my eyebrows look and I couldn’t be happier about it.

Brow Flick is a brush tip detailing pen that you can use to fill in sparse hairs, extend the edges, define the arch, and add depth to your eyebrows.

My brows are already pretty full – but they are kind of all over the place, since I don’t get them done anymore. I only pluck them myself when they need it and only remove hairs from the middle area directly above my nose. I like when brows look fluffy, big and beautiful.

I’m now using Brow Flick Blonde in combination with Boy Brow – another Glossier OG product. I prefer the blonde tone over brown – brown came out too dark on me. www.glossier.com/reps/ashleybyrd

Brow Flick in Blonde + Boy Brow in Clear – my favorite combo!

Lip Gloss – Clear, Red, Holographic

Have always had a love for the Lip Gloss in Clear – stays on so well, not sticky – just feels good – unlike most other glosses.

The new shades are spectacular – they can dress up any situation! Red is my favorite! It’s been great so far for summer, but I’m anticipating wearing this shade all year round!

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There is a combo sale currently on the website for Lip Gloss + Haloscope! The glossiest combo!

GlossiWEAR Merch

Glossier most recently launched a line of merchandise – due to popular demand from previous Glossier sweatshirts and terrycloth headbands. The items are chic! I ordered the Glossier Slide Sandals and Marble Claw Clip. The slides fit great and are comfortable – I did size up, though! Normally I wear a US Women’s 9.5 or 10 and I purchased the 11/12 size – and they fit great! Slides are easy to size up – especially since I noticed people complaining about all larger sizing and nothing small. Size up, they run a bit small 🙂

Wearing my Glossier Slide Sandals on the boardwalk on my way to the beach!

Clip is super cute too & its sturdy! I like! And I wish I purchased the comb as well + the yellow bag. I’ll for certain purchase GlossiWEAR when they restock.

Marble Claw Clip

There are also more products launching in September! (pink hoodie, long sleeve shirt, and a baseball / dad hat!!)

Shop today using my link! If its your first time purchase, enjoy 10% off!

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DM me on Instagram @ashleybyrdy if you have any questions about products, what shades would work best for you, or just to say hi! 🙂

Glossier Reaching New Shades

Glossier has expanded their shade range to be much more inclusive and everyone is loving it! The Perfecting Skin Tint and Stretch Concealer are now available in 12 shade ranges and Wowder is now available in 5 shades.

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I’m a Glossier rep, so if you shop using my link, www.glossier.com/reps/ashleybyrd you’ll be supporting me with a small commission and receive 10% off if its your first order!

I was gifted 2 new samples of Perfecting Skin Tint & Stretch Concealer in shade G8 and G9 – both work on my skin right now – G8 is better for me currently since I just got back from Hawaii and my skin is more tan than usual.

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The great thing about both PST and Stretch Concealer is they’re lightweight, so your shade can easily be matched and they’re also build-able. If you’re not sure what your shade is, the G Team at Glossier is extremely helpful. Send them a selfie and they’ll help match your shade. If you want to try a few shades, order them – returns are easy!

If you need any recommendations – feel free to reach out to me on Instagram @ashleybyrdy.

Glossier in France

Glossier launched in France this week!

And if you’re a first time shopper – shop using my link for 10% off your first Glossier order! 

More international coverage for the super-easy and fun beauty brand that is literally taking the globe by storm.

Some of my favorites if you’re a first-tie buyer are:
– Glossier Priming Moisturizer
– Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser
– Glossier Balm DotCom
– Glossier Boy Brow
– Glossier You (obsessed)!
– Glossier Wowder

I use mostly all of Glossier’s products at different times throughout my get-ready routine on different days. I love switching up my routine, so I also occasionally use the Glossier Bounce serum, Glossier Solution, Body Hero Daily Perfecting Cream & Body Hero Daily Oil Wash, Glossier Invisible Shield SPF. They’re all good in their own ways and I recommend trying everything!

The best part about Glossier is that it’s made for everyone, it’s fully inclusive no matter your age, sex, race, identity, background or future. It’s a community based company and I’m happy to be apart of that community. ❤️

Because I’m a Glossier rep, if you click using my link (discount applies at checkout) you’ll get 10% off your first order!