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Reader Recs: Emily’s Favorites

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 essays have appeared on DW here, here, here, and here. Fun fact: Emily and I used to write a product/shopping blog way back in the day, like, 2005-2006, where we shared out recommendations for cool stuff. She was the resident beauty junkie. 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. Find links to her everywhere on the Internet at Here are Emily’s recommendations:

I have a serious lipgloss lipstick addiction. This is my current favorite one. I have four or five of them. My favorites are the nude colors, tbt and namaste. They stay on and don’t feel heavy. I like how smoothly they go on, too. Writing this makes me feel like a doofus, but what can I say? I like lip stuff!

Have you checked out Glossier yet?! I love everything they have. They send anything you buy in the cutest packaging ever — which I am a sucker for. The boy brow is maybe my favorite thing from them — it fills in brows so nicely and also keeps them neat all day (if that’s an issue you have or maybe I just have unruly eyebrows). I also love the Milky Jelly Cleanser; it feels so gentle but also removes makeup well. If you are interested in checking them out you can use my promo code link for 20% off your first purchase!

Since I have two dogs I have to share a pet recommendation — these are the world’s most stylish pet beds made right in my neighborhood in Boston! I love all the pattern choices and sizes and the fact that the covers come off and can be cleaned. I haven’t bought one yet, but I’ve been stalking them for a while trying to decide which pattern we need. The chevron technicolor is sooo cute.

My newest obsession is enamel pins. I started collecting them this summer and, if you follow me on Instagram (@prettycrabby), you can join me on my weird pin journey! It’s cool because I’ve discovered so many amazing artists and totally fallen into an Internet rabbit hole I didn’t know existed. A few of my favorites are: tuesday bassen; PenelopeGazin; and Little Arrow.

Lastly, my final recommendation is my favorite podcast Throwing Shade. It’s hilarious and you should be listening. I just saw the hosts, Erin and Bryan, on their live tour and they were awesome. They talk about feminist and gay issues in a really entertaining and informative way. I love them!

Thanks, Em!

If you have some products you’d like to recommend to the DW audience, shoot me an email at 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. 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.

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  • dinoceros September 15, 2016, 6:24 pm

    I don’t normally read the reader recs as much as other things because there are already so many things on my wish list that I can’t add anything else. But I had to click because your photo was so pretty!

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    • Emily September 15, 2016, 7:58 pm

      Thank you! That’s very nice. ☺️

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