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 reader Sara, who lives in the Queen Village area of Philadelphia with her very talkative rescue cat. She works in digital marketing for a coffee distribution business and loves being able to walk to work. Some of her favorite things include shopping, cooking, spin class and going to cheap happy hours with friends. Check out her recommendations below!
I got this as a Christmas gift last year and it has become an obsession. It won’t smudge off but also does come off easily with makeup remover. My favorite part really is the color, the bronze with my hazel eyes really makes them pop and they have a beautiful jade green that I would love to get as well!
This was a recommendation from my hair stylist and according to her the only brush she would suggest using on wet hair as hair is the most fragile when wet. It does seem to have magic detangling powers.
I have two of these dishes and they are by far among my favorite kitchen items. I use one to cook a protein and the other to roast a veggie; they are great for someone like me who cooks for one, but big enough to cook enough for a couple or family too. Plus they aren’t too big, so they are easy to store!
I have a lot of random jewelry and, if you asked anyone what my favorite piece is, hands down they would pick this one. I wear it all the time, and when I bought it, I couldn’t believe I had spent so much on a necklace. About a year later it was worth it: people always ask me about it and it gives any outfit a little edge.
5. Philips DS3205 Charging Speaker Dock for iPhone 5/iPod with Lightning Dock
I bought this as a housewarming gift to myself when moving into my own place last year. I use it daily, which is even more than I thought I would, and it’s easy to pop my phone into it just to charge. It has a great sound and can be plugged in or used with batteries for traveling.