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What Actress Cheryl Hines Can’t Live Without

Illustration: Joe McKendry, Photo: Courtesy of NAKEDCASHMERE

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 hair spray and the electric toothbrush. We asked actress Cheryl Hines — who recently partnered with Naked Cashmere for its “Love” collection campaign — about the vacuumrazors, and lip balm she can’t live without.

Larry David actually introduced me to peppermint oil. Everyone is vigilant about fresh breath on the set of Curb Your Enthusiasm. There are many ways to keep your breath fresh, but I really like using peppermint oil. I used to always see Larry put a little bit on the back of his hand then lick it off. Keep in mind, the show has been on for 20 years, so he’s probably been doing this for that long or longer. I told him I wanted to try it and I became addicted. When you lick it off your hand, it wakes you up and gives you fresh breath. It’s almost like doing a shot of tequila, when you put the salt on your hand, lick it, then take the shot. But can you imagine licking your hand now? Absolutely not. We’ll have to find a COVID-friendly way to use peppermint oil, like rubbing it into your palms then breathing it in. I’ve been using the oil from Plant Therapy. I like how little the bottles are, because I can just throw one in my purse.

I’ve been using this for probably ten years or more. I use it all day and at night before I go to bed. I love that it has a little SPF in it and how it makes my lips look healthy. The balm brings out your lips’ natural color, you don’t even have to apply lipstick or gloss after using it. I prefer the tin because sticks can be a little too thick and waxy for me. This has a really nice texture.

When I bought my house, there was a rack in the kitchen that I think was intended for cookbooks. But I don’t really use cookbooks, so I thought about other ways I could use the rack. I realized mason jars would fit perfectly, so I started putting them in it. The rack is next to a water dispenser and having the jars near it helps prevent my family from using plastic water bottles. My family takes the jars everywhere, but they don’t fit in a cup holder, so I often find them on the floor of my car when I get in. I also use the jars to store things like nuts, popcorn, chocolate chips, dried pineapple, marshmallows, and other stuff. I even use them to make salads. If I’m going to work, the night before I’ll put some dressing at the bottom of a jar, then a layer of carrots and garbanzo beans, then lettuce on top. I stick it in the fridge and grab it the next day.

I can spend a lot of time in Bed Bath & Beyond — hours, honestly. I try to go every two months — if I went any more, I would be very broke. That’s where I saw this vacuum. I’m not much of a housekeeper, b