Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Reader Recs: Emily’s Favorite Things

Dear Wendy readers are some of the most intelligent, stylish, super cool people around (it’s a proven fact), so it’s a no-brainer to feature some of their favorite products. 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 my friend, Emily, whose writings have graced DW here, here,here, here, and here. Fun fact: Many, many moons ago, Emily and I wrote a product recommendation blog together. These days, Emily lives in Boston with her musician husband and her insane and adorable dogs. She’s currently drinking too much coffee, watching movies she’s already seen, or bleaching her roots. Here are some of her current favorite things:

My absolute number one favorite thing right now is this expensive face cream. It is THE BEST. Like the description says, a little truly does go a long way, so a jar could conceivably last you two or three months, which amounts to like $2 a day and is totally worth it for VERY soft and youthful skin! I love the smell (kind of a fresh sea smell?) and the tingle when you apply it. I like a tingle — it makes me feel like SOMETHING IS HAPPENING. Last week a lab tech was taking my blood and was actually angry at me for looking younger than I am (almost 42!) and said “your skin is so nice!” I think it’s all because of this cream…

And also this face scrub. I use it with these fun little scrub pads (which are $2.50! You can also find them often at TJ Maxx or Marshalls) and it feels like I am really scrubbing old dead skin cells. BYE FELLAS! Related fun fact, I once complimented Mary Steenburgen on her beautiful skin on Instagram and she replied “Kate Somerville.” The more you know!

This is mostly about creams I guess so HERE’S ANOTHER ONE. Have you heard of Lord Jones? They make awesome CBD products including this lotion which is GREAT for aches and pains. Some people use it for migraines, carpal tunnel, cramps, the list goes on and on. I am on my third jar, and I put it on my neck and shoulders at night, which really helps me to go to sleep feeling less tense. They also make CBD gummies and chocolates which are great for anxiety, mood, and also pain issues. If you don’t know about CBD: It is the cannabinoid found in marijuana without the THC (which is what makes you “stoned”). So you get a “body high” without actually being mentally high. It is also legal across the US to buy, so they will ship to you anywhere. Until weed becomes fully legal in Massachusetts in July (YAY), I have been enjoying being able to get these sent right to my door.

Changing pace from creams: One of my two current fave clothing sites to look at is Otherwild. You have probably seen them on Instagram because they truly took over with their THE FUTURE IS FEMALE t-shirt. They also have the most awesome and adorable home stuff and two store locations (New York and LA). I have this beautiful phases of the moon calendar and I look at it every day. I need to visit Wendy soon so I can check out the store in person and buy all their cute shit. I probably will never spend more than $30 on a throw blanket my dogs are just going to destroy, but if I had a Kardashian kind of life, I would definitely buy this.

Have you guys seen this other fun clothing site, & Other Stories? I haven’t bought anything from them yet, but I love looking at all their clothes and thinking about warmer weather and all the cute outfits I need. I love this dress, I probably need to get this shirt for my bff who loves leopard, and don’t you think I need this dress (in red!) for when I go to Sardinia over the summer?!

Speaking of my Italy trip this summer (because I am obsessed with talking about it!), I think I need this travel pillow for the plane. I am TERRIBLE at sleeping on planes, so when my friend got this pillow as a gift recently, I was trying it on and thinking that this is actually comfy and might work! It’s nice because it is memory foam and not those weird beads that many travel pilllows are made of. Also the fact that it hooks in the front and stays on seemed appealing to me because you’re not constantly adjusting it to be comfortable. If anyone has any other travel tips you think I need, please post them in the comments. Mainly how the fuck does anyone sleep on a plane. Cheers!

Thanks, Emily!

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