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Reader Recs: Lianne’s Loves (Take Two)

007Dear 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 Lianne, who lives just north of Boston with her husband and their two cats, Atticus and Mazzy Star. She’s a Relationship Manager for a financial services company and she’s currently facilitating life for her first baby – a boy! – who is due at the end of May. Before she was knocked up, she enjoyed good wine (by the bottle), sushi, Italian subs, and oysters. You can read Lianne’s first Reader Recs here, and keep reading for her latest recommendations:

Smashbox Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer
This stuff feels like putting velvet on your face. And it creates a really nice finishing effect for your makeup. I will also say, I don’t wear foundation – just tinted moisturizer or BB Cream depending on what product I am trying – and I still use this and love it.

MAMA V-neck Jersey Top
This is for the mamas-to-be out there. This is hands down my favorite maternity shirt that I’ve worn since having to wear maternity clothes. I love it so much that I bought a second print yesterday (this one) and I just noticed another that’s on sale on their website which I may snag! It’s so comfortable, and it looks great if you want to really accentuate your bump – which I do. 🙂

Comfort Zone Feliway Diffuser Kit
Our vet told us about this product when we got our second cat and our first was being a little aggressive. It dispenses a drug-free, odorless vapor that mimics a cat’s natural calming pheromones. Whenever we run out, our male cat gets noticeably more aggressive – still in a playful way, but definitely not acting like himself. As soon as we get a refill and plug it in, he is a calmer, happier kitty.

OPI New Orleans Collection “She’s a Bad Muffuletta”
This is going to be my go-to color for spring (once it arrives) and maybe summer, unless something brighter and bolder catches my eye. This color is the perfect bright pink to make you smile – especially on a rainy day.

Loft Pearly Layered Necklace
I bought this necklace yesterday and am wearing it today–I am smitten! It’s such a pretty necklace and so delicate with the perfect balance of gold and creamy white. It looks great with my new MAMA shirt referenced above. 🙂

Thanks, Lianne!

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11 comments… add one
  • Kate April 21, 2016, 12:06 pm

    Love that primer! I alternate between it and Benefit The Pore-Fessional, and they both give you that super smooth finish and staying power for your makeup! The one Lianne recommended has no tint to it, which can be nice.

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    • snoopy128 April 21, 2016, 2:46 pm

      I love the way my face feels when I use the Smashbox primer.

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  • Samba April 21, 2016, 1:59 pm

    Great recs, and also–holla Lianne! You’re a cutie. I mean that in as least creepy a way as possible.

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    • Lianne April 21, 2016, 2:21 pm

      Haha aw thanks 🙂 I didn’t take it in a creepy way at all.

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  • Addie Pray April 21, 2016, 2:13 pm

    Ah man, I didn’t realize H&M had maternity clothes. Missed opportunity. (Because at 7 months PP I’m not still wearing maternity clothes, gosh no, that would be ridiculous. … Ok I am, and everyone can shut up about it! Shut up, I said!)

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  • Addie Pray April 21, 2016, 2:15 pm

    If I were to send in Reader’s Rec, the only thing I can come up with is I recommend ordering Dominoes Pizza online because you can get 2 or more 2-topping medium pizzas for only $5.99 plus you earn points to free pizza! (Which is why I’m still in maternity clothes.)

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    • kare April 21, 2016, 2:40 pm

      Dominoes is my go to due to coupons, ease of delivery, points, and the app that shows the animation making the pizza. It’s the little things.

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      • Addie Pray April 21, 2016, 2:49 pm

        Yes, the animation thingy seals the deal!

  • Astronomer April 21, 2016, 2:54 pm

    Second the Feliway diffuser! It’s made my lifelong jerk-cat happy and tolerant of other living things. Total lifesaver. I’d recommend it to anyone who has an aggressive cat situation.

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    • Ange April 22, 2016, 12:09 am

      We’re spraying it around like fiends this week because another cat from the neighbourhood has set mine off and she’s on a pee streak. Maybe a diffuser would be a good idea…

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      • Astronomer April 22, 2016, 1:27 am

        Oh, man. That’s rough. Good luck.


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