{guest post} The Pretty Physicists' Favourite Things

I'm always excited to share my space with other bloggers, and today I have one of my favourites. The amazing Jess from The Pretty Physicist is the inaugural  guest poster here at rakas kesa! When you get the chance, check out her blog--she is one of the sweetest people that I've never met. After you fall in love with her, don't forget to like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest!


Hi all! I'm Jess and I blog over at The Pretty Physicist. I am so thrilled to be here, guest posting for Ley. She is so gorgeous and sweet!
I am a late 20's lifestyle blogger. I have been married to the love of my life for over 5 1/2 years. We have 4 fur babies (all cats), and will hopefully be adding some human babies in the near future. We live in the country in south-central Pennsylvania. I recently underwent a lumbar spine fusion to fix an old gymnastics injury that had me sidelined and unable to do any physical activity. Come join me over on my blog - in the next few months, I'll be sharing recipes, books, and all about my recovery and journey back into the world I've missed - exercise. Who knows? Hopefully there will even be some babies ...

Now that the introductions are over, I'm here to tell you about five of my favorite things. I love reading favorite things posts because they always inspire me to try new products, which sometimes end up as my newest favorites. I don't know about you, but my list of "favorites" is always evolving. Five is a pretty small number, but I'll try to make it good!

1. My favorite candy

          Ugh, the first thing and I'm cheating already. I'll just modify it to 5 categories, and allow multiples per category. I think that'll be safer. :)
          So ... I have 3 favorite candies - Nerds, Gobstoppers, and (American) Smarties. You may notice that chocolate is not on my list, which may seem strange to you. All my life, I've never really liked chocolate (insert GASP! here). I'll eat Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, but it's really only for the peanut butter. Give me a peanut butter ball and I'm just as happy. I'll eat Rollos, but again, it's really only for the caramel.

2. My favorite drink

          For this category, I'll give you an alcoholic drink and an non-alcoholic drink. For my alcoholic drink, a local (central Pennsylvania) vineyard makes a delicious Spiced Apple Wine.  It is sweet and spicy and fall in a bottle. The brand is Clover Hill Winery ... if you can find it in your area, I HIGHLY recommend trying it.
          For my non-alcoholic drink, I have to say unsweetened tea. it is refreshing, delicious, and zero calories. I'll drink it hot or cold, all day!

Why yes, I did take these (both half full) out of my fridge for the picture.
3. My favorite beauty product

         These two go hand-in-hand here. I believe that the combination has made my skin brighter, clearer, and "prettier". They are my Clarisonic Mia and my Neutrogena Visibly Bright Cleanser. The Clarisonic Mia does more than just clean my skin. It DEEP cleans my skin, getting all of the "crud" out of my pores. I break out less and my face is more accepting to my moisturizers and skin creams. I can also definitely tell if I skip a day. If you do not have one already, I highly recommend it. They have a kind of high price tag ($119), but I found mine on eBay for $89. If you watch for deals, you can find them ... and it is WORTH IT. Promise.

4. My favorite celebrity chef

         Male - Michael Symon. I *may* have a small crush on him, but that's probably because he's such a funny, down-to-earth guy and he's a great chef. I first liked him on Iron Chef America, but I've come to love him on The Chew. You really see his personality there.
         Female - Rachael Ray. This is a controversial choice because she isn't really a "chef" and a lot of people don't like her ... but I do. I love that she isn't a "chef" but she still has her own show and cooking empire, which is my secret deep-down dream. I love that her meals are fast but homemade. We are also very similar as cooks. Neither of us measures (I'm a big believer of eyeballing it or seasoning by taste), we don't like to bake (because of the measuring thing), and all of my cookware matches hers (probably because it is hers!)

5. My favorite fall outfit

         I haven't been able to put this on yet, even though it is fall in Pennsylvania. (My surgery kind of prevents me from wearing anything besides sweats and PJs right now) However, if I could wear anything, I would put this outfit on in a heart beat.

How do you feel about my favorite items? Are they some of yours?

Hope you'll stop over on my blog and see me! Thanks for having me, Ley!


Thanks for being with us Jess! Iā€™m a candy junkie too, and Nibs are my crack.
What are your favourite things?