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What Sanaa Lathan 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 hand sanitizer and the electric toothbrush. We asked Sanaa Lathan of The Affair, Love & Basketball, and the new Netflix film Nappily Ever After, about the oregano oil, mini-trampoline, and drugstore mascara she can’t live without.

Like the name says, this oil is truly divine. I was working with the makeup artist Porsche Cooper, and I kept saying to her, “You smell so good!” And she told me it was her oil, so I ordered it on Amazon, and it’s so yummy and has such a light and delicious scent that actually lasts. It’s reasonably priced, and I’ll use it all over my face and body, and even my hair. It smells like heaven.

The best mascara ever, and so affordable. When I was working on The Affair last year, the makeup artist turned me on to it, and I’ll tell you, it puts all the other expensive mascaras at the department stores to shame. It stays on forever and almost makes you look like you have false eyelashes on; it’s so good.

I love doodling, writing down ideas, and drawing, and these journals are great for that. I’m in the process of producing and developing projects, so I’ll carry this around in my bag for when inspiration hits. I like the blank-paged ones because you feel like you’re not boxed in by anything.

You’ll never get sick if you take this. I promise. It’s like a miracle herb everyone should have in the medicine cabinet. If you ever feel yourself coming down with anything, four drops in wat