Lash Slick

Today is launch day for Glossier!

Glossier is FINALLY releasing its long awaited mascara, Lash Slick!

I received this product earlier this week, and have been trying it for a few days already. I really love it for an everyday mascara.

FYI: I usually like a high volume mascara and have been 100% devout to Chanel Le Volume for several years. Different brush from what I’m used to – but into it!

Check my video, I feel like a YouTube girl, but I didn’t say any words, woops! No words needed – Lash Slick speaks for itself!

Description: Lash Slick does not clump, it goes on extremely easy, does not flake, and feels very natural on the eye, aka no sticking!

Lash Slick wears great throughout the day – I have not noticed any particles flaking off my lashes as I move through my day. No smudging under my eyes that I need to wipe away (even when I wear oil as a moisturizer). & Even after working out!

Removal was rather easy as well – nothing more than my usual! Comes off with Milky Jelly Cleanser and warm water – a bit more easy than my Chanel Le Volume mascara typically does. After Milky Jelly, I typically use a makeup wipe to get the remaining black under eye makeup off – works perfect! Going forward, I’ll absolutely be working Lash Slick into my daily routine. Ace!

Below you can see Lash Slick on only one of my eyes for comparison… 👀

Remember if this is your first time shopping Glossier, you will receive 10% off your order if you shop using my link!

www.glossier.com/reps/ashleybyrd

Share with friends and family! Let me know if you have any questions, DM me on Instagram, it’s the easiest place to find me! @ashleybyrdy

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Glossier YOU Pre Sale

New fragrance alert! 🚨 Glossier You is available for Presale on my Glossier Rep page. When you shop my rep page you can receive 20% off your first order including the pre-order and free shipping! 


Glossier You is launching end of this month (more info to follow) but you can shop with me here first! 


Also of you shop my page right now you will receive a free sample of the scent with any order you place! 


First reactions to Glossier You: so in love. So different but exactly what I would expect from Glossier. Natural. Clean. Luxury. Byredo but Glossier’s version. 😍 Millenial affordability. 


Also side note – really love how Glossier is adding the color red into their coloring and campaigns! ❤️ Adds a nice contrast in with the millennial pink. 

Glossier BODY HERO

Give your body what it needs!

A lot of us take specific care of our face (some, not all of us – but I’d like to think more of us reading this, since I write a lot about skincare and beauty products). Specific care meaning you probably own quite a bit of products that you rub, pat, spray, massage, dab into the skin on your face for a plethora of different reasons. I sure do.

But what many of us are/were missing (myself 100% included) is well thought out, luxurious, affordable skincare for the other 90% of us, our BODIES! Enter Glossier, surprise launching BODY HERO! (Body Hero Daily Oil Wash $18 + Body Hero Daily Perfecting Cream $22 – or the Body Hero Duo at the cool price of $35 – $5 savings).


https://www.glossier.com/category/body

As a Glossier rep, I receive products pre-launch and get to try them out and share my opinions and reviews on social media or here for you guys to read about.


Alongside a BADASS campaign with women of diverse body types, shapes, skin colors – which I’m sure many of you have seen on Instagram or in the NY Times Style Section – GLOSSIER IS A MOVEMENT. Making beauty less commercialized and more real-life. Campaign images are to die for. There’s been countless posts on Instagram with the Body Hero sticker that comes with the purchase covering topless women of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds. V fresh.


Upon first opening the Body Hero Daily Perfecting Cream – I was overwhelmed by the scent! Liked it a lot but again, overwhelmed. It took me a few days of use for my nose to be trained to love the Neroli – scented lotion. It took me a few days of Instagram trolling to figure out that the scent was actually Neroli too (it’s been a while since I’ve worn my Tom Ford perfume). And the scent fades slightly but it’s still there after a full day @ work.

Overall really love Body Hero Daily Perfecting Cream – it melts into your skin. And by melt, I mean it does NOT take forever to dry and you can get dressed immediately after using. Immediately. Like – how good is that? Biggest reason for not putting lotion on my legs everyday is because then I can’t put on pants / if its summer and I’m wearing a dress, will sweat off this lotion, etc. I love it.


Body Hero Daily Oil Wash is a major win for me. I have been using an oil body wash for years – typically use Dr. Bronner’s Lavender but am HAPPILY making the move to Glossier! Love the luxurious feel of the oils and how they get sudsy but don’t foam too much. My skin feels polished and really soft since using it in the shower and I’ve literally taken so many more showers lately because I’m really feeling the scent. Plus the pink pouch is XL!


If its your first purchase, shop using my link for 20% off and free shipping if you purchase 2+ items. Glossier is now offering a sale on the Boy Brow + Haloscope combo as well! No codes necessary, just click through any of my links on this page and begin searching for your Glossier products.

Kim Kardashian West with Glossier on her Insta-story…

Glossy AF ❤

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Wowder! By Glossier

My go-to beauty brand, Glossier just launched Wowder! Not a powder. 

It’s not your ordinary setting powder. Leaves no white-cast and is offered in 3 sheer shades. I’m a Glossier rep, and was gifted the Light/Medium shade. I’m a huge fan of a setting powder even though I haven’t used one in over a year. 


STORYTIME! 

I fell in love with a setting powder called Moonshot by a Korean beauty brand that discontinued making it. Originally published in Emily Weiss’ Top Shelf, I became hooked after trying it. I ordered 2 and used them like they were going out of style. Once I ran out, I freaked out after not being able to find more. 😦 Nothing available on the black market (eBay).

In early May I talked to Emily Weiss about my troubles and not being able to find any replacements.  Her reply was “I got you.” 

Lo and behold, “she got me!” This is that powder. But nicer because it’s available in more shades! I’m obsessed. This does everything I want it to do. I use it on day where I don’t want that glossy look. When I’m over looking shiny. 

It looks amazing in photos! So you don’t look shiny or have a flash on your face. But also doesn’t make you look cakey either! Complete game changer. 

Love taking photos of Glossier products because they’re beautiful! 😍


Shop with me for 20% off and free shipping when you buy 2 items! 

www.glossier.com/reps/ashleybyrd

#KylieLipKit

So, psychos like me who got their hands on Kylie Jenner’s lip kit…what do you think?

Kylie surprise-launched the lip liner and lip gloss combo on Cyber Monday. Even with only alluding to the launch of the website a few days before, the products sold out within seconds. The 3 shades she launched are all within a nude palette and go by: Candy K, Dolce K, and True Brown K. The photos on their IG make all the shades look beautiful on many different skin tones and people.

When the product restocked a few weeks later on Monday, December 14th, I knew I had to give it my best shot. I failed at ordering on Cyber Monday -sold out too quickly! With my credit card ready to be entered and 3 browsers open on my side-by-side computer screens at work, I waited for for the clock to strike 12:00PM (EST).

Amped up and excited, I somehow, thank god (again, psycho) got this product in my cart and was able to checkout. Best. Day. Ever!!! I purchased the “Candy K” which is the lightest / pinkest of all the nude shades currently offered. That I NEEDED.

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Photo from lipkitbykylie.com

Then I waited… and waited… for what felt like an eternity. I finally received the USPS package about 1.5 weeks later. It actually took me awhile to decide if I was going to try it or sell it since the kits were selling on eBay and other sites for upwards of $100. I obvi kept it, because I was too obsessed to NOT.

Here are my thoughts on the Candy K as of today:

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Packaging is good, cute (yet controversial) graphics and overall aesthetically pleasing.

Shipping is a #shitshow.

The lip liner: the pencil is medium length and looks like it’s a good quality. It has a pointed tip right out of the package and is actually a perfect texture/consistency. Soft on application but stays firm so that you can easily draw your line or shade in. The lines apply very easily and the color is great and allows for being able to easily fix your mess-ups.

The lip gloss: surprised me. It is matte – I LOVE this. It’s my first time experiencing any type of matte lip gloss on myself. Keep that in mind that I have literally nothing to really hold it up to or compare it to. The scent is absolutely atrocious. It’s not a bad smell specifically, but definitely smells of something some females would refer to as “baby prostitutes.” It’s like a really strong vanilla or candy store smelling scent.

The makeup wand applies the product well with a few swipes across the lips. It goes on wet and begins to instantly “dry” or “matte-ify” upon adhering to the lips. It leaves a dry, almost powdery looking finish. It feels dry, but when you rub your lips together, it’s sort of more “rough” or it will stick a bit? Stick… isn’t the right word. It’s obviously not glossy or sticky or wet, it’s not like sandpaper and does not crumble off your lips by any means either. It’s kind of a sensation to get used to, but I imagine it is how all matte lip glosses feel on the lips. I’m into it.

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#NOFILTER…so you can see the shade better

Wearing this is an instant confidence booster – I received several compliments on the Candy K lip kit within the first week of wearing. (I wore it every day for a little while). It’s priced at $29 plus tax and shipping (still not in stock though!). I really like it and I’m excited to see all the new colors that are coming out this year. Kylie teased a palette on her Snapchat using the black & white filter (obvi to not give it away) and later featured a bright pretty pink that will be coming out for Valentine’s Day apparently. Which means it MUST be launching soon… stay tuned! 

Disclosure: I’m legit obsessed with Kylie Jenner so my opinions are likely, somehow biased ❤

Weekday Manicure: Rad Nails

“OMG I really really want a tattoo!” – dumb girls, everywhere…

And here I am again, solving your white girl problems. 😉

So here’s a cute way you can get a new tattoo without actually getting one. Fucking genius. obv.

I hear betches say things like this all the time…

“I want another tattooooooo!” “Let’s get matching tattoos!” “I want a lotus flower tattoo.” “I want a tattoo but I don’t know what I’d get.” OK, boring…

Here’s your answer – fake fucking tattoos, ummm duh.

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Cuticle tattoos. How interesting.

I saw these bad boys from Rad Nails on Twitter (probs?) and had to try them out. They make 3 types of cuticle tattoos so I naturally purchased all 3 styles. Brought them to my manicurist Cindy to put them on me because I can’t do this shit on my own.

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UMMM…. these are much more difficult than we both thought! After several attempts, Cindy just got frustrated, telling me that these were “weird” and not like the ones from China that she uses. I, of course had NO freakin’ time to be getting this detailed of a manicure to begin with…

So – we agreed she forcefully told me that she was just going to paint the exact replicas on my nails and call it a day. The design is cute – though not my style at all. Maybe I’ll try Rad Nails again one day when I have a LOT of time and patience.

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frank body ♥

♥ frank body is the babe.

the babe of all babe’s.

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“get naked, get dirty, get rough, get clean.”  is the hot slogan of this sexy and clean skincare regime. frank is a coffee scrub that’s made in 2 formulas: “original” and “coconut & grapeseed.” I purchased the coconut & grapeseed formula because I’m less partial to orange (original).

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Frank is natural & vegan and is known for scrubbing away dry skin, moisturizing, cleansing & clarifying. Frank is the man! He targets cellulite, stretch marks, psoriasis, varicose veins, eczema and acne. What more can you ask for in a man?! 

Frank is made from ground Arabica coffee beans, cold pressed sweet almond oil, sugar and sea salt. They all have amazing healthful qualities and will 100% change the feel of your skin.

After using frank – I found that my skin was extremely soft for days on end! Definitely smelled like a latte after getting out of the shower! Whether you like the smell of coffee or not, you’re going to LOVE what frank can do for your skin. Plus it’s fun. 🙂

Because everybody else is doing it…

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Check out frank’s insta for super hot babes getting dirty with frank.

#letsbefrank

#frankbody

#frankfurt

love this Fake it blog on the frank body website. ❤

Clear Skin Please?! RMS Beauty Oil

Skincare is important because faces are noticed first – LE DUH!

Midway through my twenties (AHHH, I know!…calm down.. breathe) I’ve noticed that my skin is changing a bit. I’ve been recommended to try face oils instead of my typical face creams as moisturizers.

Oil products contain essential fatty acids that skin needs to stay hydrated. Oil also acts as a barrier, protecting against extreme temps (sunshine – for all of us sunbathers), dry climates & over-cleansing.

If you couldn’t already tell, I have a ridiculous obsession with skincare and beauty products. RMS Beauty has a TO-DIE-FOR beauty oil that after receiving a sample of – I ABSOLUTELY NEEDED. OBVI.

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Here’s a little FYI about your face & oil. Skin oil is MUCH DIFFERENT than plant oils! RMS Beauty Oil bridges the gap between the two. SORRY THIS IS BORING, but I’ll give you a quick 411. When your oil content isn’t balanced, your skin starts pumping out sebum (basically it’s stuff that clogs pores & causes breakouts). Eww. SOOOO – when you cleanse your face a million times because you have breakouts, you’re stripping your skin’s natural oils. Your skin reacts by producing more oil to compensate for what’s been lost. That sucks, huh?! But it makes sense.

A quality face oil like RMS Beauty Oil will replenish your skin with essential fatty acids & moisture! Win. When the oil balance is back in check, those overactive sebaceous glands (yeah that’s a freakin’ weird word and no, I didn’t make it up) can take a break & your skin will get healthier and definitely clearer.
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The RMS beauty oil is a higher end oil – and as with most all of my opinions – quality is worth paying a higher price for. At $74.00 per bottle (I used a 20% off coupon code for Earth Day!), this oil is providing you with everything that your skin needs. All organically & naturally. AND IT’S LIGHTWEIGHT. You’ll only need about 3 drops to rub into your face (day & night), so your 30 mL bottle will go a long way!

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My skincare obsession continues…

Hermès – Elixir des Merveilles

Having a signature scent is such a specific desire and once you have it, you’re known as that forever. I’ve been wanting to have one for as long as I can remember. I’m super jealous of friends who have that.

Further explanation: You know when you smell a smell and you immediately think of one specific person because it’s their smell? UGH – yes! LOVE THAT. Sometimes – don’t love that – like especially if I don’t love that person. Woof.

I don’t have a particular scent – I have so many scents & love to mix and match them according to my mood swings. 🙂

Admittedly, I smelled a scent last weekend at a cocktail party and freaked out because I knew the smell but I couldn’t put my finger on what it was. I was having a sensory overload. I knew what it was, I couldn’t put a name to a scent. After a lot of deliberation, I figured out what it was and headed to the Hermès boutique at Americana Manhasset.  I actually didn’t – I wrote it down in my Notes app on iPhone and went 3 days later.

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The whole theme of the “Eau des Merveilles” line is of a fairytale. This fragrance “tells the tale of an imaginary journey at Hermès, the feet on the ground, the head among the stars. A modern fairy tale, bursting with charm and mystery.”

Um, EXACTLY…..

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Elixir des Meveilles is sweet and smells like sex. It has a deeper emotion of scents than that of the Eau des Merveilles and works well layered on top of it. I loved the Elixir so much so that I bought it without the Eau. They also make an L’Ambre des Merveilles and an Eau Claire des Merveilles. They’re all in the same family and as with many Hermès fragrances, can be layered together for different mixtures.

The Elixir has has notes of chocolate-covered candied orange peel, caramel, vanilla biscuit (vanilla sugar, tonka bean), creamy milk, sandalwood, incense, resins, ambergris, Peru balsam and balsam of Siam, oak, patchouli and cedar.

Seems pretty foody, huh?! I didn’t really want to smell like a baby prostitute or a confectioner’s kitchen so I was weary at first. I was wrong. So wrong. I’m obsessed with the Elixir. It isn’t over the top or foody – but it is definitely sweet. Not as orange as the Eau – much more candy-like.

Elixir des Merveilles is an Eau de Parfum, and it lasts long on your skin. If I was into having a signature scent, I’d want this to be mine because it makes me feel very strong & pretty.

Works well while wearing anything black. This scent brings CHIC to a whole new level and is completely timeless.

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Flat Hair NO MORE!

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray is the bomb dot com for all textures of hair, and it’s AMAZING on fine, thin hair types like mine!

Oribe Dry Texturizing is a genius invisible dry spray that instantly fluffs hair for max volume. Big, voluminous hair, betches!!!! The miracle worker spray also absorbs oil at the roots and last for hours on end. I’ve tried it in my insanely thin/fine hair and it gives it “body” as if I have rich, luxurious locks. I mean —— not really, but it’s a great “fake it til ya make it!”

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Step 1: Blow Dry or Naturally “Air Dry” Hair

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Woof, boring & dull hair washed last night.

Don’t straighten it to begin with, or the curls will be more difficult to hold. I air dried mine, because it has slight natural curl. You honestly don’t even need to curl your hair – if you just want it “BIG,” you can spray upward and tease your roots. (Especially if you’re blessed with thick gorgeous hair). Voila! Even Bigger Hair!

Step 2: Section Off Pieces of Hair & Curl Using a Wand

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I use a Enzo Milano Clipless Curling Iron 1″ . This wand is the best quality wand I’ve ever used and the 1″ is perfect size for the curls that you want.

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First off, I’d like to commend my selfie ability here…wanding your hair takes 2 hands – I’m selfie-ing while doing this. LOSER, sorry. I section off pieces of hair on my head, start with the bottom layer, then middle layer,  sides & top. The curls hold not too tight, not too loose. They’ll fall naturally to perfection.

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Step 3: After All Hair is Curled, Flip Head Upside Down – LOL

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Step 4: Spray Away with your Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

Spray upward to create the body that you want – it will literally stay that way. Play with it because it also does not make your hair hard like traditional hairspray does.

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Step 5: Enjoy the entire day or night worry free with bigger hair that stays! 

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I use this look a lot because it’s great for “dirty hair” or 2nd day hair & it is quick & easy!

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CRAZY FACE 😉