Favorites with My Favorites: Alyssa Hertzig

I tried to go back in Twitter-time, but they don't offer any feature that's like Facebook's See Friendship one. I know I've followed this favorite-lady-of-mine for over two years. I've had Twitter for five altogether, so somewhere between two and five. [This record keeping tidbit was for other OCD storytellers like myself who like to include all the details!]

Without further ado, meet my most sparkly favorite, beauty-editor, wife and mom with the best hair ever, Alyssa Hertzig!! (Prepare to be OB-SESSED!)  

She has worked at Allure, Shape, and now she's in the beauty department over at Brides in the years that I've followed her. Since I left college fully expecting to end up working in some magazine wonderland, I'm pretty sure Alyssa was basically a celebrity in my eyes from the first day I found her on Twitter! 

Her blog is a mix of beauty, diy, recipes, travel, and family. It's amazing. (Can you tell I think she hung the moon? Hahaha.)

Obviously, I just had to find out her favorites.

1. Who is your favorite artist/musician/band?
Weirdly, I don't listen to music very often these days! Since I live in NYC, I'm *never* in the car (which is where I used to do tons of music-listening), and with young kids, you don't really blast music at home very much! But I love pretty much anything from Mumford & Sons. I'm also a total closet Katy Perry fan. 

2. Where is your favorite place to visit?
Southern California. I grew up going to Los Angeles every summer and even lived there for a few years after college. I love everything about it--the weather, the architecture, the vibe. I always get so excited to go back.

3. What is your favorite food?
Pasta. All kinds, every kind. With lots of parmesan cheese. If I could, I would eat it every day, for every meal.

4. What is your favorite color?
Green. I can't stop buying green dresses--it's really becoming a problem!

5. What is your favorite movie?
Shawshank Redemption. Whenever it comes on TV, I'll always watch it. (I've seen it a zillion times!)

6. What is your favorite store?
I do most of my shopping online, actually. I love Piperlime, Anthropologie, Shopbop, Club Monoco, and Zappos, among many others. I'm also obsessed with Amazon.
7. What is your favorite beauty product?
Okay, this is pretty much impossible for me, since I work in beauty and try new, awesome products every day! But a few that I use regularly (and love!) are La Mer Concealer, Olay Regenerist Regenerating Lotion SPF 50, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer sunscreen spray, Yes to Cucumbers facial wipes, and lots more.

8. What is your favorite hobby?
I spend most of my free time working on my blog (thesparklylife.com) or watching bad TV.

9. What is your favorite book?
Two of my all-time favorite books are She's Come Undone and A Prayer For Owen Meany. More recently, I loved Gone Girl--I couldn't put it down!--and The Goldfinch.

10. What is your favorite blog/website?
I'm a big blog reader, so it would be tough to pick just one favorite. But a few of my daily must-reads are: Brides.com, obviously! Love Taza (http://lovetaza.com/), MommyShorts (http://www.mommyshorts.com/), Stripes & Sequins (http://www.stripesandsequins.com/), Inspiralized (http://inspiralized.com/), Downtown Romantic (http://downtownromantic.com/), A Cup of Jo (http://joannagoddard.blogspot.com/), etc etc. And then, of course, I couldn't live without Twitter or Pinterest!

Be sure to follow Alyssa on Twitter, on Pinterest, on Instagram, and at her blog -The Sparkly Life!

P.S. She was also featured on Glitter Guide a while back. Check out her amazing style over there, too!

Hope you have an AMAZING day, friends!


  1. I love the piece!!! Thank you so much for featuring me. :)

  2. This is so fun. I'm an online shopper too. Love this feature. xo


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