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What Alessandra Ambrosio Can’t Live Without

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 model and actress Alessandra Ambrosio, the face of Jordache jeans, about the clarified butter, rolling luggage, and cheek blush she can’t live without.

I can’t go anywhere without my Rimowa luggage because the carry-ons are so super light, but you can fit so many things in them. Even for a long weekend, you never have to worry about checking your bag, and yet you still have everything you need.

I use this all the time. It’s an aromatherapy oil that keeps me smelling good and also feeling calm. I keep it in my bag to easily refresh after a long flight or just roll on when I need a quick pick-me-up or even just a reminder to take a deep breath during a busy day.

The perfect dewy blush for your skin. I keep it as a touch-up stick, and it works as easily if you need to fix your face up while you’re actually on a trip to the beach or just the last step of your makeup routine when you’re about to go out with friends. [Editor’s note: Beauty writer Rio Viera-Newton loves this stick, too.] I use the Moon Beach shade.

I truly do not leave my house without making sure that I have my lip balm from Beautycounter. It’s actually a conditioner rather than a balm, so it’s very moisturizing. I like that the brand only uses safe ingredients, and the peppermint and rosemary oils are just a special scented add-on.

Ghee butter is the healthier alternative to regular butter, and I love to use it both while I’m cooking and then also on a piece of toast in the morning. To me, 4th & Heart makes the best kind, and they make lots of different flavors, but my favorites are the original and the Himalayan Pink Salt.


No matter where I go, I always bring a pair of flip-flops with me. I have some for the sandy beach, and then I also have a go-to pair that I wear all the time when I’m at home. They’re all nice, but my favorites are the ones in rose gold that’s sort of a pinky beige.

Can you tell how important scents are to me? I love this aromatherapy mist because it actually has healing crystals inside the bottle — it’s the perfect thing to start off your day on a positive note. I usually spray it in my room right before I meditate. It helps clear the air and put me in the right state of mind.

What I love about these jeans is that you can easily dress them down with a pair of sneakers and a casual white tee or you can choose to add a heel and a nice top, totally dressing them up for a night out with your girlfriends or partner. A dark wash makes it so versatile that this has become my go-to denim.

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What Alessandra Ambrosio Can’t Live Without