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 entrepreneur Camila Alves McConaughey — the founder of lifestyle website Women of Today — about the jeans, scrunchies, and cocktails she can’t live without.
I have turned so many people onto these — like probably more than a hundred people at this point. I’m not exaggerating. I keep one on my wrist, so people will see it and ask about it. And when I see somebody I don’t know who has these, we look in each other’s direction and have an instant bond, like, “Okay, you get it. You know.” I got Matthew to wear them, too, because he has long hair now. My hair is really thick, but Matt’s is really fine, and these don’t damage any hair. They’re super gentle and, when you take your hair out, they don’t leave any marks. It’s like magic. They are a little bit pricey, but trust me, they’re worth it. I’ve given them as gifts tons of times, too.
I use this on my body, not my face. I have very sensitive skin. If I use the wrong product, my skin reacts quickly, so I’m very picky. I used to pay all this money to get seaweed scrubs at spas, but this is just as good as what the spas use and I can do it myself. I add water and whatever oils I feel like my skin needs at the time. It doesn’t have a nice scent because, you know, it’s seaweed, so I add things like olive oil or coconut oil to give it a better smell.
I actually never wore a sleep mask before I got this one. I didn’t like them because that little strap that goes around your hair always bugged me at night. But this one is unlike others I’ve seen. It’s really thick and it doesn’t have that elastic that goes around your ears. It’s kind of silly looking because it’s this pillow-like mask that goes down to your nose. But it covers a really large part of your face, so it really keeps the light out. And it’s silk, too, so it’s very comfortable.
I was on a job once and the makeup artist cleaned my face with just a damp, warm rag. That one rag wiped everything off and I was shocked. So I found these to use instead of makeup remover, and they really work. I put a little bit of oil on my skin, then put hot water on these rags and just start wiping my face with them. They’re also eco-friendly, too, because you can put them in the wash and reuse them. It’s a great alternative for anyone with sensitive skin. I can’t use makeup-remover wipes because my skin completely breaks out after using them, no matter what the brand is.