Dear Wendy readers are some of the most intelligent, stylish, super cool people around (it’s a proven fact), so, when a commenter suggested I create a regular feature for them to recommend some of their favorite products, it was a no-brainer and Reader Recs was born. Today’s recommendations come from Amanda, who lives in the Chicago suburbs with her chinchilla, Norma Jeanne (pictured). When not at work she can be found at the local library (usually around the cookbooks). Besides cooking and baking, she loves traveling, bourbon, chocolate, all things Disney princess, fuzzy animals and action movies. Check out her recommendations below.
DDF Brightening Cleanser
I have psoriasis, which means my face is red. A lot. After about a week or so of using this cleanser, it was considerably less red. Now, I’m not a doctor and so don’t know if this will work for everyone, but I love it. Plus, it cleans without making my face all dry.
Etsy Heart Hoops
These are my favorite earrings. Seriously. Every time I wear them I get compliments. They’re lightweight and comfy. Plus, they don’t jab into your head like posts do if you’re on the phone.
Ratio by Michael Ruhlman
My favorite cookbook. It’s awesome. It has the ratios for dough, batter, sauces, sausage, etc., which means I can make my own recipes when I can’t find exactly what I’m looking for. It’s ridiculously versatile and so much easier than having a gazillion recipes to memorize or look through.
OPI Sheer Tints
I love nail polish. As far as my addictions go, it is second only to tea. Anyway, these topcoats are so much fun. They’re lightly tinted so you can layer them up to get a sheer wash of color (although, if you do, it takes FOREVER to remove since it’s layers of topcoat). I love to throw them over different nail polishes for different combinations.
I bought this on a whim because I saw it in a store and it made me laugh. Well, that and I needed a new loose leaf tea infuser. It holds quite a bit of tea, which is fantastic. It’s a great way to start off in the morning and keep me going in the afternoon, with this guy peering over the side of my cup.
If you have some products you’d like to recommend to the DW audience, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with links to five recommendations. (Write “reader recs” in the subject line, please). Your recommendations can be from any store or website but need to be accessible online — and I would love it if at least two items could be found on Amazon where I am an affiliate. If your list is a good fit for the site, I’ll ask you to write a brief description of each item/explain what you love so much about it.