A Healthy Start to 2021

2021! This new year has started and the “new year, new me” mentality is flooding all of my news feeds. This messaging can be overwhelming, especially with what is going on in the world around us. I do think it’s positive to settle into a fresh outlook, a new start, but I don’t think it needs to happen on any specific day, just because it’s “THE DAY.” January 1…. You can restart/regroup/revamp/re-inspire your life on whatever day you want! March… June… December… January. Does not matter. As long as you set your goals and make commitments to YOURSELF, you are on the right track. When you make commitments to yourself, you set yourself up for a higher level of success. Over the last 4 months I have made several commitments, goals, manifestations for myself.

Some overall commitments I’m making to myself:

Get real. Be honest with myself and others. Dig deep – increase and build stronger relationships.

Practice self love and love my accomplishments.

Blog more often. Write more. Grow my networks. Build out my business website.

Be active – even something simple like a quick walk is enough. Something is better than nothing!

Read more. Play more. Explore more. Be in nature more.

I’m linking some of the items that I’ll be purchasing in the next month or that I’ve already purchased to help set myself up right for this wild year.

Sakara Life: Total Body Reset

Sakara has the Total Body Reset starting in January!

Click my link and use code: XOBYRD for 20% off your first meal plan purchase!

This is a once a year event (with 3 start dates) for a month long meal plan!

Total Body Reset includes the below:
Sakara
Sky Ting Yoga
Rituals via some of our favorite brands!

You can select a 2 day / 3 day / 5 day per week plan. 2 meals per day or 3 meals per day. This program is so valuable – all fresh, ORGANIC, plant-based ingredients. Highly highly recommend this meal program and what a great way to reset your health using a 4 week program to get you moving and eating right.

There are 3 different start dates: January 4, January 11, or January 18, so you can start the 4-week program at any of those start weeks.

I’m extremely grateful for Sakara and looking forward to starting a healthy reset for myself in 2021!

Click my link and use code: XOBYRD for 20% off your first meal plan purchase!

Sakara Code: XOBYRD

Sakara Link: https://www.pntra.com/t/SUNIS0ZGRk5DSEhNR05JQ0dOSktJSg

Post Holiday Sales

Hanging around on Christmas night 🎄

Anyone else kind of happy that holidays are over? Or almost over – New Year’s Eve/Day is in a few days. But, ooooh thank goodness — it feels like we’re closing out on a major chapter. Ever upward and happily entering 2021!

Lots of great sales happening all over the internet right now, Nordstrom, Donni, Hunter Boots (50% off), Sephora, Net A Porter, ShopBop, Nike, Adidas, Urban Outfitters, Free People, Amazon even.

Rounding up some of my favorite items right now in the carousel below. Enjoy sale shopping! My favorite type of shopping. x

Gifting Glossier This Holiday

Gifting Glossier is such a great move! It’s wrapped up perfectly and anyone you’re shopping for would love to receive it! I’m telling you – sisters, best friends, wives, moms, cousins, daughters, you get it…

I gifted myself… 😉 the limited edition gold kit – including Gold Lip Gloss & Gold G Charm necklace.

WHAT IT IS: 

Two touches of bright, shiny holiday spirit—a shimmering G Charm necklace and tinsel-like Gold Lip Gloss. Only here for the season!

WHY IT’S SPECIAL:

  • Our Glossier G logo at its shiniest! The holiday-exclusive G Charm necklace is plated with 14-karat gold, and makes the perfect trimming for your holiday look (what a good segue to the G-Pal Sweatshirt…)
  • Our signature lip gloss, but in a very festive, limited edition shade—we took the original cushiony, clear base and filled it to the brim with reflective gold shimmer
  • The kit comes wrapped in a gold-embossed (there’s a theme here), collectible, keepable box.

If you have any questions about Glossier gifting, or Glossier products in general, please reach out to me. I’m a Glossier rep, I have used every product ever and I have a discount code for you. Also, being that I’m a rep, and being transparent – I earn a small commission based off of any purchases that you make through my shop-able code. A win-win for all!

My Glossier link… no code necessary! Discount comes off at the end (though the Gold Kit is excluded from Holiday discounts).

Some other Glossier faves:
Cloud Paint – Dusk
Milky Jelly Cleanser
Boy Brow
Future Dew
Priming Moisturizer Rich

All ready to be shopped on my page <3

Sakara Meal Program Review & Discount Code

Started a NEW Partnership with Sakara Life!! @sakaralife My link is here + code to save 20% is XOBYRD (new customers)! 

This is a sneak peak of what I ate the past few days. Pear Pancakes, Winter Salad with Brussel Sprouts and Sweet Potato. Warm Winter Risotto. All were delicious. All were 10/10. I love trying new meals! December is a great time to try Sakara – life gets so hectic and days get busier somehow – food prep can move lower and lower on the list of to-do’s. Sakara does it all for you. 

WHAT IS SAKARA?

Sakara a wellness company anchored in food as medicine. They offer organic, gluten-free, plant-based ready-to-eat meal delivery service. Try the 10-day meal plan as a reset!!  They also have a product line of vitamins, supplements, bars and other amazing things in the Clean Boutique (looking at you, popcorn)!

WHY DID I TRY SAKARA?

I’m getting back into a regular eating schedule, putting more plans into my diet and trying to kick sugar cravings. I also have been wanting to eat more plant-based, de-bloat and feel healthier in my own skin.

THE FOOD

Guys… I am SHOOK! … All of the meals I had were 10/10. I love a gourmet salad more than anyone I know… and these lived up to the hype — everything was elevated, delish and obv healthy! The portion size of the meals are LARGE! Also it’s not typically food I purchase or make at home – they use more exotic ingredients & superfoods. Superfoods… that I honestly do buy, but never really figure out how to include in my meals because I’m very lazy.

THE RESULTS

Definitely reduced bloat, and I felt SO much more ENERGY. I’m coming off a week of chaos after having the baby at home in quarantine with me (no personal space), but I literally feel like a different person. My skin is GLOWING, and sugar cravings have lessened. I’m also not eating snacks & crap with the kids all day long because I’m genuinely full. Lost even lots few lbs as well (bonus!)!!! Down 2.5 lbs, I’ll take it 🙂

OVERALL, I think Sakara is WORTH IT!

I re-learned how nourishing and delicious whole foods are + how much I was overeating animal protein. It was the perfect & convenient way to jumpstart eating more plant-based means and inspired me to create more recipes with organic, whole foods. I do plan to continue eating seafood, I also plan to have some days where I’m solely plant-based.

All things considered, Sakara was a worthwhile investment in MYSELF.    

Reminder to use my code for 20% off your order (new customers)!

XOBYRD

https://www.gopjn.com/t/SUNIS0ZGRk5DSEhNR05JQ0dOSktJSg

POOLSIDE Winter

POOLSIDE bags launched their first winter style this year and it’s so chic and cuddly. The Teddy Tote is so cozy and perfect for traveling (locally), running holiday errands, a diaper bag, and your everyday tote. Comes in Cafe Au Lait (Tan) & Indigo (Navy Blue) – I love both shades! This bag is made out of upcycled sherpa, sustainable too!

Soft and fuzzy straps fit cozily and conveniently over your shoulder for easy toting. While extremely light weight, this bag holds its structure nicely, even when filled to the brim.

Use code BYRDY10 for 10% off your order!

Beauty Favorites

Here are some of my favorites right now in the world of beauty 💖💖💖

DM me with any questions or if you need suggestions.

Sakara Discount Code & New Partnership!

Extremely excited to announce my new partnership with Sakara Life!

For all new customers to Sakara, you can shop via my link and enter my code: XOBYRD at checkout for 20% off your first order!

A little about Sakara:

Sakara Life is a wellness program that is anchored in food as medicine. We deliver plant-based nutrition in the form of ready-to-eat meals, snacks, and supplements nationwide, to help you feel like your best self. Our mission is to help people live their best lives through the power of food as medicine.

My Link: (Use this) —> https://www.pntrs.com/t/SUNIS0ZGRk5DSEhNR05JQ0dOSktJSg

And make sure to enter the code XOBYRD for 20% off your first order as a new customer!

I ordered my first 3-day meal program, which I’m receiving next week. Will be sure to share everything and post about it – of course, you can let me know if you have any questions!

x, Ashley

What I Shopped This Weekend

A brief list of links to things I shopped this holiday weekend or things I would have shopped 🙂 and may still shop more tomorrow! Basically I use the sales at this time of the year strategically – meaning, I don’t buy everythinggggggg. But I do shop / restock / stock up on some favorite items in the beauty/wellness space that typically do not go on sale, or are like special items that will sell out if you don’t buy them asap.

Glossier – entire site 25% OFF!!! This never happens, only once a year! Stock up on favorites, try something new! I’m getting Priming Moisturizer Rich and the Exfoliating Bar!

Old Navy – whole site 50% off!! I got these cute leopard shearling mules ($29.99, purchased for $15 – score!) and some cutie outfits for Vivi.

Violet Grey – 20% off! I restocked an Augustinus Bader The Cream & I’m trying the isClinical Active Serum for the first time – heard great things! This was an expensive cart, but very worth it in my opinion.

Act & Acre – 30% off & free dry shampoo! I picked up the Essentials – have had my eye on this set for awhile.

Zara – bought some cute outfits for Vivi last week (not on sale) – will post about them soon because they’re so adorable!

Poolside – having an additional 40% off all Sale items this weekend + the Disco Ball bags are on sale (& they never go on sale) – you can get 10% off on the website if you sign up for mobile texts! I just got my Teddy Tote – it’s to die for and perfect for winter! More on that bag soon, it’s so chic!

Saie Beauty – 25% off & free shipping! I got Slip Tint in shade 3 (I started with shade 4, but I’m losing my tan in winter so I wanted to try one shade lighter). Also got a new Mascara (didn’t need one yet) mostly purchased because it’s my new favorite mascara & 25% off.

Melissa Wood Health – on sale for $79.99 vs $99.99 / annual subscription. Love her workouts, basically the only thing I do and love nowadays.

Again – lots of beauty items to share – all that I know and love or that have amazing followings that I wanted to try out! If you have any questions, please follow & reach out directly to me on Instagram @ashleybyrdy – happy to help!

Highline Wellness – day & night gummies! CBD is a great gift.

Aureum Collectice – amazing gold chains! Save $40 on Aureum!

Some of these websites link back to my LikeToKnow.It account or Glossier rep page which allows me to earn a small commission on the items that I love and link. Please click through & shop the links. Lots of love and happy holiday shopping!

New!!! Glossier Cloud Paints

Glossier Cloud Paint is my favorite blush of all time. Because I love going for an au natural look, I’m usually an either / or with blush and highlighter.

These shades are perfect for fall! Spark is a bright poppy. Eve is a rich mulberry. What even is a mulberry? Pretty though! 😅

Shop with me for 10% off your order! By clicking my link, you support me!!

www.glossier.com/reps/ashleybyrd

I made a small commission for everything you purchase through my link. It’s part of how I make a living – sometimes it’s only cents or a few dollars! But if you are shopping Glossier anyway, please consider shopping through my link!

💖 can’t wait to try these new shades!