Since I’m going to have my hands full with a newborn some time in the next few weeks, I thought I’d bring back Reader Recs, an old feature where you, the readers, basically write the post for me, saving me a little time while sharing some of your new finds and old favorites with the DW audience (see the footer in this post for info on how to send in your own reader recs). Many of the recommended products happen to be affiliate products, which means I’ll receive a commission on any click-throughs or purchases you make through the affiliate links. As always, I appreciate your support!
Today’s recommendations come from Kmentothat, who is a corporate writer living in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. Originally from San Diego, she now lives with her cat Jupiter and her boyfriend, often fighting both of them for space in the bed. She’s a theater and improv fan, a bra-sizing evangelist, and an amateur, but enthusiastic, cook. Here are some of her favorite products:
I have this necklace in gold (it also comes in silver) and have worn it every day since I bought it. It’s a perfect everyday necklace. I think it would be amazing as a personalized bridesmaid gift or, with her baby’s initial, for a new mom.
After I finally learned my real bra size (I went down two band sizes and up five(!) cup sizes), I bought this bra which was highly rated by the “A Bra That Fits” community. I now only wear Freya bras, which cater to a much wider range of bra sizes. Bust out the measuring tape, try out this calculator, and order this bra. Even if the size the calculator tells you sounds absurd, your boobs will thank you!
My cat has never gotten bored of this, and as an apartment cat she gets bored of everything. I love that they sell multiple attachments to this toy as well as replacements for the scratcher and light-up ball.
When I was growing up, my dad had a massive record collection, so I wanted to dip my toe into record collecting. Not being an audiophile, I didn’t need a big expensive set-up. I just wanted something cute, small, and decent. This turntable comes in an array of colors and is easy to use. We like to throw on an old jazz record and sip Moscow mules while we cook dinner .
Since hitting my 30s, I’ve been stepping up my skincare game. My routine involves using a prescription retinoid (Ziana), CeraVe moisturizing cream, sunscreen every day, and this vitamin C serum. Besides smelling like heaven, I’ve noticed significant brightening and smoothing of my skin and it feels more moisturized.
If you have some products you’d like to recommend to the DW audience, shoot me an email at email@example.com with links to five recommendations. (Write “reader recs” in the subject line, please). Your recommendations can be from any store or website, but they 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.