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 we hear from Morgan, who is in her early 20s and lives in Baltimore with her boyfriend of over four years. She’s a huge sports fan (Go, Ravens!) and enjoys drinking wine, cooking, and spending way too much money at Sephora. She has a wonderfully insane cat who enjoys sleeping on her and chasing her around the house. Here are some of her current favorite products:
1. OPI Matte nail topcoat
I recently ordered this topcoat because I’m super into the matte nail trend right now. Usually my nails are shiny and sparkly (case in point: they are currently metallic gold), but I really love how matte nails look, and I like this topcoat because it turns any nail polish you already have into the matte trend. I’m a pretty big matte makeup fan in general.
This is the best primer in the world. It goes on super nice, it doesn’t make my face feel weird and shiny the way some primers do, and I come home from work and you can still tell I put on blush that morning, which is a really exciting thing for me because I’m really pale and need all the help in the long-lasting artificial color department that I can get.
I own this skillet in the slightly smaller size, and I’m coveting this larger version right now. They get hot so evenly and they look really pretty sitting on your stove. Mine is just a little small, so this one would be absolutely perfect. Warning: if you have no wrist strength like I do, you will only be able to use this when someone stronger is home to lift it.
4. My favorite book, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
This is my absolute favorite book. It’s sort of an alternate history type book, if England had a history of magic and magicians. It’s beautifully written and the author creates such a rich world and such well-developed characters. It’s really long but worth it, I promise!
I discovered these Teddy Bear brushes this past December while making impulse purchases at Sephora, and I will never ever use anything else on my face again. They are as soft as a chinchilla, and I’m running out of adjectives to describe how wonderful these are. I’ve only had mine for a few months, obviously, but they’ve held up really well so far, and I’m obsessed.