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 HQ host Scott Rogowsky about the translucent glasses, dinosaur boxers, and, uh, snug-fit condoms he can’t live without.
I have pretty bad vision and wear contacts most of the time, but I actually now wear glasses more and more. When I was a kid, I got bullied and called four-eyes, and now it’s cool? It’s annoying because people who don’t even need them wear glasses to look stylish now, and it’s like, screw you! I got these Haskells because I never had clear frames before, and then I saw them and thought they were kind of cool and trendy. I’m feeling it.
I went to the dentist and felt like, “If the dentist is using electric tools on me and an electric toothbrush themselves, then I should use one, too.” I bought myself a midrange Sonicare, and it’s good. It really gets in there. I wouldn’t say it’s life-changing, but it’s certainly teeth-changing. It’s certainly getting my whites whiter. I actually noticed how much I love my Sonicare because my friend got me a Quip, which I’ll take with me when I’m traveling, but is not as great a toothbrush. I notice it. The only thing with the Sonicare is that I’m used to keeping my mouth open when I brush my teeth, and this thing spins so fast, the toothpaste sprays all over the mirror. My mirror is filthy now, so I have to close my mouth when I’m brushing.
I’m not, uh, exactly blessed in the crotch department, and when I first became sexually active and started using condoms, I found the standard issue to be a little … baggy. But then I discovered this “snugger fit” brand. Have you heard of these? They manage to hold on for even the bumpiest of rides. Total game changer, like going from JNCOs to skinny jeans.
I am a very bad sleeper. There are lots of times when I’m trying to fall asleep at someone’s place, and if they don’t have blackout curtains, I am waking up with any amount of sunlight. So I’ve tried a lot of sleep masks over the years, and they’re hard to get right. So many are uncomfortable or slide off. Someone gave me this one as a gift recently, and it’s great. It keeps the light out, but doesn’t feel like a rubber band around your head. I’d buy it with my own money if I had to.