If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair, but the hand sanitizer and the electric toothbrush. We asked Adam Glassman, creative director of O, The Oprah Magazine, which just released the winners of its Fall Beauty O-Wards in its September issue, which items he can’t live without.
This product and the NYDG sunscreen below both won Fall Beauty O-Wards. There are some days that you don’t want to wash your hair because it’s better when it’s not shiny and too clean, but you also don’t want to have bed head. I have brown hair, and a lot of dry shampoos make you look like George Washington in a powdered wig with the white residue, but this one doesn’t. The scent is almost like fragrance for your hair because it has cedar or something, rather than something floral and feminine.
I am obsessed with wearing sunblock — as everyone should be — because I used to be tanorexic and no longer am. Now, I don’t leave home without SPF and wear it every day. Most people associate it with the beach and this thick, goopy stuff for your skin, but this one is very lightweight and just like a moisturizer. I use it on my body, but not my face because I don’t like to mix between face and body products.
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It’s the Amazon Echo, except that it has a camera, so it allows you to do something similar to FaceTime. You do need someone else you’re talking to to have one so you can see them, but I think in a matter of months, a lot more people will have them. It’s an easy, breezy way to connect with loved ones (I do it with my parents), and even just check in on people.
I’m the Imelda Marcos of men’s shoes, and these are the most comfortable things I own. I have closets filled with fancy shoes that all look good, but aren’t the most comfortable things. Someone sent me a pair of SeaVees sneakers a few years ago, and I wasn’t sure about them, but now I don’t ever want to take them off. I have 20 pairs in all kinds of fabrics. I wear them casually with suits. I have a black pair that’s more dressed up and a suede pair that’s more dressed down. I love them.
I’m a terrible sleeper and wanted to monitor my sleep, so I started wearing a Jawbone, but it kept falling off my wrist. Someone told me to get a Fitbit, but I thought it didn’t look as good. It wasn’t until the new Alta came out that was much sleeker that I became interested. Now, I have the Public School version, and it looks like a friendship bracelet. It tracks my 11,000 steps a day, but I really like it for the sleep tracking. It tells you exactly when you’ve fallen asleep and for how long. I don’t know how it makes me sleep better, but I do like to try to outdo myself.