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What Actress Brooklyn Decker Can’t Live Without

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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 hairspray and the electric toothbrush. We asked actress Brooklyn Decker — who recently partnered with Febreze for the launch of its Fade Defy Plug — about the ring light, body oil, and toothpaste she can’t live without.

I truly don’t know how I did any sort of video correspondence before we all had ring lights. I’m on Zoom calls all day, and I also audition on Zoom, so I have to look nice. I don’t really see my girlfriends right now, so my ring light has become my new best friend. She makes me look and feel beautiful. She’s there for me any time of day. My skin looks flawless thanks to her. This ring light is one of my most thrilling COVID purchases.

I split my time living in Austin and North Carolina, where I grew up. What doctors will tell you about living in Austin is that if you live here for a long stretch of time — I’ve been here for 11 years — you will eventually develop allergies to cedar. And it’s true. You would think that you would build up an immunity to it, but it eventually wears you down; after about eight years of living there, I started developing allergies. It doesn’t help that my house is in a literal cedar forest. This is really not the time to have allergies, because people are paranoid about any sneeze or cough. When I walk around my neighborhood, I’m always stifling coughs and sneezes caused by my allergies. So I really need Zyrtec, especially now that spring is here and I’m even more desperate for outdoor time.

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A friend gave this to me a few years ago as a gift. Mine has my initials on it and I love the look of it. It’s so cute. But it also functions super well when I’m running around or outdoors. I can put my necessities in it — my phone, hand sanitizer, mask, wallet — and keep my hands free. It’s comfortable to wear, too.