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Reader Recs: Pamplemousse’s Picks

shoppingDear 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. Today’s recommendations come from Pamplemousse, a single 25-year-old who lives in Oregon and loves beer and knitting socks. She has been a DW reader since its days at The Frisky and is only recently emerging from lurker status (not very successfully). Keep reading for her recommendations, including the item she buys in bulk from Amazon when she’s feeling nostalgic for her college days.

71Kp-Jha9qL._SL1500_Eucerin Redness Relief Soothing Night Cream
I am one of those snobs who mostly use high-end skincare, but this drugstore find is great for us younger folks who don’t need/want one of the heavier (sometimes greasy) high-end creams.



2830e78fe5b1b2d90783254e6bd92843“I love”/”Olive” Your Dress
I have this dress in both olive and purple, and it is great for bigger-chested ladies who want to cover up “the girls” but not look matronly. Easy to dress up with heels or down with boots and a cardigan.




61PQLwOb+xL._SL1500_Philips Wake-Up Light
I bought this when I lived in an apartment with a bedroom that didn’t get any morning sun. I found it nearly impossible to wake up, especially during the winter when it was dark in the morning. This light makes for a very gentle wake up experience. The light starts out very dim about 30 minutes before you want to wake up and gets progressively brighter every ten minutes. It also has a selection of wake-up sounds. I use the bird setting.

8799899910174Benefit Dandelion
I’m very fair and this is a great everyday blush on me. If you are a very light-skinned lady and have been afraid of looking like a clown with blush, this is for you. It has an imperceptible shimmer that makes you look very awake. I have heard this is also a nice subtle highlighter on deeper skin tones.


9128fNBvcAL._SL1500_Koyo Ramen
I found this at my local natural grocery and then ordered it in bulk from Amazon (as one does with anything they love). I was feeling nostalgic for the top ramen of my college days but without all the salt and “fake” taste.



Thanks, Pamplemousse!

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

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    Lianne November 6, 2014, 12:27 pm

    Thanks! I just saw those ramen noodles in my new natural grocery store yesterday and wondered how they were. I will give them a whirl!

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    Classic November 6, 2014, 12:46 pm

    The dress is so cute!

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  • Emsz November 6, 2014, 2:04 pm

    I also have a wake-up light (all be it an earlier version than the one pictured). It’s awesome. For some reason I seem to think that I can keep sleeping as long as it’s dark, so it’s really helped me wake up better 🙂

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    coconot November 6, 2014, 6:38 pm

    Ooh I’m going to order the wakeup light! I need to use blackout curtains since I live in the city, and I have always hated that I can’t wake up to the sun. I recently ordered the mod cloth dress, but I sent it back because I didn’t really love the material. It’s kind of thin viscose — needs too many undergarments that I am lazy to wear 🙂 From the reviews though it looks like I’m a minority in not liking it, so don’t let me stop you!

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    • pamplemousse November 7, 2014, 12:12 am

      Ah yes, I do wear a regular slip under these dresses to avoid any odd clinging.

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  • Sunshine Brite November 7, 2014, 8:47 am

    Oo, I want that wake-up light for my husband and that ramen for me!

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