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What Rosie Huntington-Whiteley 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 Rosie Huntington-Whiteley — an ambassador for Hourglass Cosmetics, which recently released its new holiday collection — about the deodorant, sweatpants, and electric toothbrush she can’t live without.


I’ve followed Elin Kling, Totême’s founder, from back when she was a blogger. Before Instagram really got going, I used to read blogs adamantly — like every evening — and hers was my favorite. These white tank tops have an interesting neckline; it’s a little twist on the basic. They’re simple but slightly elevated and easy to layer. And they’re not fast-fashion — these are things I will have in my wardrobe forever.

I’ve discovered a lot of smaller brands throughout quarantine. I love a brand with a great story behind its products or a mission statement that resonates with me, whether it be sustainability or clean ingredients or the founder’s story. Wild’s natural deodorant really impressed me: It comes in these beautiful, reusable cases that you can refill, making it more sustainable. And it works.

Editor’s note: Wild lists all prices in British pounds, so the price shown is an approximate conversion in U.S. dollars.

A toothbrush often gets overlooked or forgotten: People invest in these really lovely skin-care and makeup products for their bathroom, but will then just pick up a random drugstore toothbrush or toothpaste. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I want to love everything I use. The Apa toothbrush is a beautiful piece of technology. I love how it looks and I love using it — I wouldn’t use it if it didn’t work. I bought it maybe three years ago and it’s really held up. I’ve obviously changed the heads, though.

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I use this every other evening or every third evening. It essentially punctures the top layer of your skin, allowing it to absorb more of whatever product you use. The first time I used it, I was really surprised when I woke up in the morning: My skin definitely looked much more radiant. It feels good, too, in that sort of pain-is-pleasure way.

I’m a big fan of candles. Now that I’m home a lot, I have them burning throughout the day, but this one in particular is really special. It’s in my bathroom. I want to burn it all the time, but I only light it when I know I will have time to fully experience it. It’s really indulgent and just changes my mood. It also looks beautiful. It would make a great gift.

My hair is thick, but the strands themselves are fine, and when I was pregnant they just broke. I was not that person whose hair got really thick and luscious while pregnant. Mine got really brittle and snapped, leaving me with weird layers. The constant breakage was hard for me, so after my son was born three years ago, I went on the hunt for a shampoo and conditioner that would give my hair the hydration it needed. Before my son was born — about seven years ago — I used Pureology religiously, but stopped. Then, when I went to get my hair colored after salons opened up in the U.K., my colorist told me to try this shampoo from Pureology’s strengthening line. I’ve since been really, really, really impressed by how my hair went from being quite dry and brittle to hydrated, smooth, and shiny. It’s back to life.

Everyone from my girlfriends to my followers has asked me so many questions about what sweatpants I wore during quarantine. After I posted a picture of me in this particular pair, people went crazy. The quality is just amazing and they look cool enough that you could throw on a pair of boots and wear the sweats on a quick outing.