I work from home, and this means that I never wear make-up during the day, unless I get bored and wander into the bathroom to pluck that one crazy hair out of my chin and then end up putting some brow gel on while I’m in there. (FWIW, the Glossier Boy Brow is the only brow product I have ever actually liked on my face and I was distraught when they were recently out of stock; it lived up to the hype for me.) Having said that, I LOVE BEAUTY PRODUCTS. Just as I cannot stop buying lip balms, so can I not stop buying various potions and ablutions to rub on my face in the hope that they will be magical.

My sister and I text each other regularly about whatever we’re using — she’s currently using a Sunday Riley oil that is emerald green and looks like a magic potion; I am obsessed with this Korean facial cleanser, Su:m 37 Miracle Rose Cleanser, which comes in what is essentially the shape of a GIANT LIP BALM, (also, it’s so easy for travel!) in part because it smells amazing, but also because the stick format is fun — but I always want to know what other people are putting on their faces/bodies/heads that they think is awesome. It certainly doesn’t need to be fancy — my college roommate used to swear by Milk of Magnesia face masks!

(Related: in 2015, we had a chat about beauty products we couldn’t stop buying. I feel like enough time has passed since then to revisit this, though — WHO KNOWS what you’re loving now, after all? Please enable my love of face washes.)