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 comes from LovelyRita, a long-time daily DW reader (since 2008, back in The Frisky days) who has recently come out of lurkerdom. LovelyRita is a freelance graphic designer (that’s her design of herself on the left) in her late twenties. Originally from Venezuela, she now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their Boston Terrier puppy, Moe. She loves Martha Stewart, The Beatles, and wine (in no particular order). Fun fact: She’s also a trained pastry chef, but she uses her skills mostly at home, baking dog treats or goodies for friends and family. Keep reading for LovelyRita’s recommendations:
Twist Hair Pins
I have extremely thick hair, and it simply won’t stay in a bun with a simple elastic or bobby pins. These little things were a life saver when I had to work ten- to twelve-hour shifts with my hair up. You simply twist your hair into a bun and screw the pins in on each side, voila! They also make a mini version for people with fine hair, and they come in different colors.
Dog Feeding Toy
Our trainer recommended this feeding toy, and it changed our lives. It’s intended for treats, but we use it for our pup’s dry food and it works great. Just pour the kibble into this ball, and then, as your dog rolls in around, it releases them. It’s challenging enough to keep our Boston “Terror” entertained for a good half hour! Just enough time to sip some wine or eat without him begging.
Poo-Pourri Toilet Spray
I got this as a gag gift, but, guess what? It totally works. As their slogan goes: Spritz the bowl before you go, and no one else will ever know! A must -if you ask me- for one-bathroom apartments. I’ve tried many of their scents, but by far my favorite is Poo La La. I’m including a link to their commercial, good stuff.
Color Changing Lipstick, magic!
I normally wouldn’t spend this much on lipstick, but this stuff is amazing. It goes on green and instantly works with your skin’s PH to transform into the most flattering rosy-pink shade. Magic! Plus, it’s really fun to see people’s reactions when you apply it in public.
The BEST bra for flat-chested ladies
My boobs are so tiny that they don’t even fill an A cup. So why do I even bother? Well, most of the time I don’t, especially if I’m wearing 2+ layers of clothing. But on days that I do, this is the only bra that I can justify wearing. It’s ridiculously soft and well made; I promise you won’t even feel it on.
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck, by Sarah Knight
I thought his book was just a tongue-in-cheek parody of Marie Kondo’s infamous book, but it totally surprised me. I’m a little bit of a people pleaser, and I constantly feel guilty when I decline invitations or don’t donate to absurd GoFundMe pages. Sarah’s advice is spot on, and I think it will resonate a lot with DW readers.
Thank you, LovelyRita!
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