New feature alert! 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. Today’s reader recs come from Lianne Heywood, who is a marketing communications manager in Boston. (That’s she on the right!) She lives just outside the city with her boyfriend Andrew. When she’s not shopping online, she enjoys cooking up new recipes, watching lots of “Downton Abbey,” and drinking Moscow Mules. Keep reading for her current favorites.
If, like me, you want the height of a heel without the torture of a stiletto, get a pair of these booties. I wear them walking in the city or standing on a crowded subway, with jeans or a cute dress. They are equal parts comfy and stylish. I liked the first pair I bought so well, I bought another!
Having been stranded with a drained iPhone battery one too many times, I finally bought myself a portable charger. I like this one because it’s about the size of a tube of lipstick and charges pretty quickly. Bonus tip: This one doesn’t come with a cord, but you can use your own or buy a shorter one like this one.
Who knew that the way to feel the refreshing kiss of summer is through vodka, limes, and ginger beer? The Russians, apparently. Enjoy your Moscow Mule in one of these solid copper mugs, which will keep your drink ice cold. Although these are so good you’ll probably finish well before the ice melts anyway. [On NYE, before we all went out to see Willie Nelson, my friend made us Moscow Mules and OMG, yes. I need to do a Drinking with Wendy tutorial on how to make them because they are the best. — Wendy]
I have super thick, wavy/curly hair and have never been able to simply wash and go. I recently decided to try this extra moisturizing Moroccan Argan creme shampoo/conditioner, and it’s changed my life. It not only smells wonderful, but it’s giving me great bouncy curls without needing to use another product or a blow dryer. [I also have thick, wavy hair, and I love the Moroccan Oil styling products, so now I can’t wait to try the shampoo and conditioner. — Wendy]
When I bought the Urban Decay Naked palette (which is amazing), I received this primer as a bonus item. Holy eye makeup game-changer. If your eye shadow is clumped into the lines of your lids by lunchtime, here is your solution. I will never wear eye shadow without this again. Ever.
Thanks for sharing your finds with us, Lianne!
If you have some products you’d like to recommend to the DW audience, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with links to five recommendations (write “reader recs” in the subject line, please). Your recommendations can be from any store or website, but need to be accessible online — and I would love it if at least two items could be found on Amazon where I am an affiliate. 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.