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What Susan Kelechi Watson of ‘This Is Us’ 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 actress Susan Kelechi Watson of This Is Us (which returns tonight) about the furry slides, vitamin C lotion, and gummy vitamins she can’t live without.

I noticed a friend who had this bag, and as a New Yorker, I love a big bag. Something about the tote was so stylish because it didn’t have all these compartments, meaning you could see everything without digging around. It was a fly bag! I asked her about it, expecting it to be some $300 thing, and when she told me she got it at Urban Outfitters, I was like, “Oh, whaaat Urban Outfitters?” So for my birthday that year, I asked my mom to get it for me, and I now get so many compliments on that bag. I’ve had it for so many years, and I still get compliments.

Obviously, I got settled with my routine when I was on a budget, but this stuff works. I actually started using Palmer’s in college when I was breaking out, and this helped even out my skin tone. People get so shocked when I say I use it on my face because “It’s too heavy,” but it works for me. I like to put a bit on under makeup just to keep the skin moisturized and protected.

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The truth is that I really wanted the Rihanna Fenty furry slides, but I was too late on them, and these were the closest thing I could find. Now, it’s actually hard to take them off because they’re just so comfortable and so cute. I don’t wear them out, though. I’m all about slides and slippers just within the house. The “wearing it out” phenomenon is not for me.

I discovered this in my friend’s medicine cabinet, which you really shouldn’t be digging around in, but I was staying at her place last year, and when I saw it, I dabbed a bit around my eyes because on the bottle it actually said that it’s good for wrinkles around there. I promise you, I went to an appointment afterward and they actually asked me, “Are you on a break from school?” And I was like, “You know who is using this vitamin E now.” What I’ll do is mix some into my Palmer’s and press it onto my skin at night to wake up looking fresh and well-conditioned.