“Wendy’s Weekly Picks,” is a feature in which I’ll highlight stuff I like or recommend in the worlds of fashion, gift ideas, home decor, makeup, websites, entertainment, and recipes. Of course, many of the stuff I link to will be affiliate products, which means I’ll receive a commission on any click-throughs or purchases you make through the affiliate links.
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I started using this moisturizer a couple weeks ago on the recommendation of my friend who has similar skin as mine (not problem skin, but a little thin around the neck and décolletage, and especially dry this time of year). She RAVED about it when we had dinner together (and after I complimented her on how nice her complexion was looking), and said it’s like a miracle worker. Of course, I had to get some right away, and now I can say: she’s right! This cream is actually meant for older skin, but I’ve found that, when I apply it pretty liberally before bed, my skin soaks it all up by morning, leaving everything feeling really soft and supple. I’ve noticed the fine lines in my neck to be improving, and, though I haven’t seen evidence of this yet, many Amazon reviewers say that, after continued use, they’ve noticed their age spots have lightened significantly, too. All this for less that $14? Yes, please!
Another thing I’ve been doing for my dry skin this winter is steaming it once or twice a week with this facial steamer I bought a few years ago. I add a couple drops of eucalyptus or lavender essential oils in the water, too, and it’s like going to the spa for a fraction of the price and my skin always glows for a few hours afterward.
After three months here, we’re mostly settled into our new apartment with the exception of transitioning Jackson’s room into Jackson’s and Baby’s room, and adding little decorative touches here and there as I might find them. Our most recent purchase was one I wasn’t positive we needed, but, after installing it, I have to say, it was the missing piece in making our living room really homey and cozy, and I love it.
A few weeks ago, I bought some layering tanks and cardigans from Modcloth to wear during this awkward pregnancy stage where I’m still too small for maternity clothes but too big to comfortably wear most of my regular clothes. I got this tank in several colors and it’s really perfect for right now and I highly recommend for anyone else who is in early/mid pregnancy (or late pregnancy or just a little bloated with some winter weight) as it drapes in a flattering way and comes in lots of pretty colors. I’ve also been wearing the shit out of this sweater, too (it’s very roomy around the midsection), with some skinny maternity jeans. Like, I wear that outfit three times a week. Side note: I cannot wait ’til it’s warmer and I can ditch the jeans and just wear comfy sundresses (maternity or not).
Sales, Sales, Sales! ‘Tis the season for deep savings, and here are some of my picks for end-of-season sale items:
Here are some things at Nordstrom that are marked way down: these get-you-noticed skinny jeans; these boots that I own and adore; this sexy jacket; and this skirt love, and foldable flats for spring, yay, spring!
All sale items at Anthropologie are an additional 25% off with code EXTRAEXTRA. I love these skinny jeans, and, omg, this color so pretty, oh, and for the spring this in teal (or, really, all the colors), and these beauties are so unique.
So, I just started buying some baby clothes for this girl we’re expecting come July, and OMG, baby girl clothes are too cute, too cute. Gap and Old Navy are constantly having sales, and I spent maybe $125 total last week and between the various sales and promo codes, I got, like, 15 items for that price, including these, this, this, and I didn’t get this but I might need to because come on.
Use code MAJOR for 30% off everything at Gap, and code LUCKY for 20% off everything at Old Navy (or use code CHOOSE for 25% off your order of $75 or more). Happy shopping!