Spring Into Beauty Part 4: Get Hot with STEM (with Esther Povitsky)

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All good things must come to an end, including Spring Into Beauty. And honestly, the aunties’ wallets can’t handle much more. Comedian and actress Esther Povitsky is here to help us close out with a bang. Esther’s got a pulse on all the hot girl items – especially for dry skin. Plus, with Urban Decay and Beauty Blenders, it’s the best of the 2010s up in here.

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The Agent Nateur Filter Face Créme is a hot girl staple
The Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Liner is Esther’s holy grail
Beauty Blender fandom going strong (don’t forget to wet it)
Jones Road What the Foundation is for the dry girlies and the mature girlies
90s babies, look no further. The Portland Bee Balm is the perfect lip balm
The new Lululemon Align leggings are super customizable and oh-so-buttery soft
Come see Esther on tour! Buy your tickets
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All good things must come to an end, including Spring Into Beauty. And honestly, the aunties’ wallets can’t handle much more. Comedian and actress Esther Povitsky is here to help us close out with a bang. Esther’s got a pulse on all the hot girl items – especially for dry skin. Plus, with Urban Decay and Beauty Blenders, it’s the best of the 2010s up in here.

Please note, Add To Cart contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners.

To see all products mentioned in this episode, head to @addtocartpod on Instagram. To purchase any of the products, see below.

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Esther Povitsky, Kulap Vilaysack, SuChin Pak

Kulap Vilaysack  00:10

Hello my spring ducklings welcome to ADD TO CART, a show about the things we buy the things we buy into and what it says about who we are. I’m auntie Kuku Vilaysack.

SuChin Pak  00:21

And I’m Auntie SuSu. Ku, I just I’ve had so much fun doing the spring into beauty series with you with our guests. My face has been upturned and gazing at this plethora of beauty products that like a sunflower following the path of the sun shooting through the sky I know the sun doesn’t shoot through the sky or maybe it does don’t correct me. I’m shooting to the sun in my eyeballs in my nethers.

Kulap Vilaysack  00:51

Yes from your eyeballs to your nethers, the SuChin Pak story. Yes it’s all been the fertilizer for our roots to grow deep and longest spring but like all good things to our spring into beauty series is coming to an end. And we’re closing up the series with a person who is a lovely flower herself. She is radiant, fashionable and hilarious. You have seen her in doll face alone together and crazy ex-girlfriend please add to cart the hilarious Esther Povitsky.

Esther Povitsky  01:26

You are so kind I love you. I cannot wait to add everything to my cart. Let’s go.

Kulap Vilaysack  01:36

Esther, I’m so excited. I haven’t seen you in forever. But I’ve seen you on the small screen and I’ve seen your special I’ve seen so it’s like so nice to see you after all this time.

Esther Povitsky  01:49

I know. Oh my gosh, thank you so much for having me. I will drop everything. I’m doing it anytime to talk about makeup products. It’s a fatal flaw to be honest.

Kulap Vilaysack  02:00

You’re still, you’re still alive. What type of what type of consumer? Are you like, are you somebody who like researches a lot are you like let’s just try it add to cart. Credit card.

Esther Povitsky  02:15

I definitely do a lot of research, I used to host a beauty podcast called glowing up for like three or four years. So I just became very well versed in depth researcher kind of person and also like I had a really bad bout of anxiety like five or six years ago. And it turns out the only thing that I found really soothing was makeup, like makeup videos, any kind of makeup content shopping for makeup and so it just became this like, safe space for me and this hobby and I would have to like explain to people you guys makeup is not about like looks and beauty and like plastic surgery. Makeup is art. It’s a hobby, it’s fun. It’s very positive for me and it’s not it’s not a thing that like is related to insecurities about your looks. It’s more just like, oh my god, let’s have fun. Let’s play. I love that

SuChin Pak  03:09

I completely agree because I am you know, a decaying woman.

Kulap Vilaysack  03:15

I don’t love that.

SuChin Pak  03:18

I am powering down here in Santa Barbara. And looking into the sunset of her life. And yet, I put on generally almost every day like not a full face of makeup but way more than someone who doesn’t see another person should. It’s the ritual of it. I love watching videos of it. I love listening to it. I don’t know there’s something about it that feels very low stakes. I just want to focus on what is the best primer for my eyeshadow. I just want to do this small thing in this corner just for me that I don’t have to share. That is just either my time or my space. So I completely agree with you. I’m obsessed with it even though it doesn’t play the role in my life. I think that like you traditionally think makeup plays.

Esther Povitsky  04:13

Totally agree by the way I love your under eye like gray shadow that is so sexy. I like to see that in the daytime is throwing me for a loop. I love it.

SuChin Pak  04:25

I’ve been doing it. Since 2004, have been wet and wild and wet and wild and under my eyelids you know and some would say that has to change. So say hey, maybe your wet and wild nub that you’ve had since 2004 should retire but they no longer make that color. And so here I am holding on to this. Yeah, it’s like the perfect shimmer shade of gray and blue that I can’t find but see, that’s the makeup journey. That’s just so satisfying to me, thank you Esther.

Kulap Vilaysack  05:01

Yes, Esther where do you land on keeping makeup? How long do you keep it Do you believe in expirations? What, where do you fall on that line?

Esther Povitsky  05:12

I don’t believe in expiration dates in general across the board. I think that you know, once I turned 35 I realized expiration dates are a scam. My parents were right. I mean, I will eat olives. I will drink milk. I will like that is a given. I mean, I think yeah, you know, and then like makeup it’s just that’s a joke the fact that makeup can expire now, ask your doctor this is not medical advice, but I will use an expired makeup palette. I mean I’m hoarding Kylie Cosmetics palettes from 2014 If those go bad then I have no economic security and my future all my money is tied up in Kylie Cosmetics limited edition holiday palettes.

Kulap Vilaysack  06:00

Those are your securities.

SuChin Pak  06:02

Is it bonds? The bonds that’s amazing. I mean, that’s what you have a nose sniff it, smells funky. Okay, throw it out. Scrape it off. That’s what they call cheese. Okay, that’s just cheese. We all eat it.

Kulap Vilaysack  06:24

And Esther What’s your like setup? Like you have these bars of gold? This Kylie kids, like do you have like a like a dedicated sort of closet for the stuff or where are you at?

Esther Povitsky  06:39

So, I used to have like a dedicated vanity space and then it honestly it was getting so out of control. I had to have an intervention on myself and decide okay, you know what, I need to be the kind of person that fully operates out of one makeup bag because I travel a lot for stand up right now. I’ve been in New York for two months. I’m operating out of like one medium to full size makeup bag that has all my essentials. Now I thought I was gonna survive off that obviously, I’ve had to order stuff because like, that was a crazy, you know, a month and I’m like, I need a new eyeliner. Like what am I doing? But I would say like I really at least now for where I’m at so that I don’t take things too far. It’s like, what’s your, the bag that you’re using at all times? And then everything else is kind of like in a cupboard somewhere to like, just like the archives?

Kulap Vilaysack  07:38

Okay, let’s get into your cart. I’m very excited. Okay, so this is new product line to me. It’s the Agent Neteur Holi Creme filter face cream. Ooh, 145 bucks Tell me.

Esther Povitsky  07:58

This is the pricey thing on my list like please forgive me but this brand to me is like the Louis Vuitton like this Chanel of skincare. And so I think look, if you’re maybe you’re a dang good dual Income No Kids like myself. Maybe you like to splurge there. This is my skincare splurge. God it is so perfect. I almost can’t even describe it. It is thick, but not too thick. In no way does it feel thin, but yet it’s light. It’s this face cream that and because it has filter face cream on it. I like to use it during the day. I don’t like to use a ton of foundation. So I will slather this on my face like what I also love about it is it smells like fresh cucumber. And it’s actually fresh cucumber, it’s on a scent. It’s on a fragrance. This brand is founded by this woman who just sources the finest most like fairy princess ingredients. And so once I discovered her and did my own personal deep dive into all the products, I was like, okay, I’m just going to need to be a person who’s living a life where like, I’m going to need at least one of her products in my carousel or whatever at all times. And this right now is my absolute number one.

Kulap Vilaysack  09:15

I am thrilled.

SuChin Pak  09:18

What I like about it, the line that I’m looking through is that you can tell she just picked the things that she knew that those ingredients are going to be really effective at you know what I mean? Like there isn’t 48 things resurfacing, you know, all of that.

Esther Povitsky  09:35

It’s all very simple. Yeah, the line has it almost like a clear voice. And I know that seems psychotic to say but I really do believe it. And again, I don’t need everything in my life to be the Louis Vuitton of whatever it is but I would like one or two things so that I just feel a little elevated you know sometimes you didn’t get your sleep sometimes you got to know when you wanted to yes from a guy or job and you want to like be able to feel a little bit extra value at home. That’s when I’m like putting that on my face. I’m like, okay, I am. I am a Disney princess today.

Kulap Vilaysack  10:20

Sold. You had me. You got to know when you wanted a yes. Oh, wow, this is thrilling to me. Su, had you heard of this one prior to Esther bringing it to us?

SuChin Pak  10:35

Never heard of it. But Esther that’s what you do. You mix the high and the low. You’re really good at curating. What are the hot girls doing? What’s the trend? Like? What should I know about that? I don’t know about because you know, there’s keepers at the gate. You know, and you’re like, here. Let me tell you I’ve been on the other side. And yeah, and these hoes are wearing this. And I say hoes with the love. Absolutely.

Esther Povitsky  11:09

Well, I do identify as the Jane Goodall of hot girls. I don’t know if you know this. But when I first moved to LA, I was like, in absolute shock. This was you know, 14 years ago at this point. This was before Instagram. So right now I feel like in our culture, we see hot women everywhere we look online, but it wasn’t really like that back then. And I was just so in awe of like, beautiful models everywhere. And so I just became it became like this passion of mine to study them because I had the access. And so this line Agent Neteur is one that I learned about from one of my very specific top tier hot girlfriends.

SuChin Pak  11:49

Or stable of hot girls.

Kulap Vilaysack  11:50

Yes. I want that documentary so bad. And then I want the narrative film based on the documentary.

SuChin Pak  12:00

I just want the Google Doc. The links.

Esther Povitsky  12:06

I saw Jane Goodall on the streets of New York a few days ago. And I really wanted to go up to her and be like, we’re the same and I had to resist temptation. To do that.

SuChin Pak  12:19

I really wish that you had.

Esther Povitsky  12:21

Sidenote, the real Jane Goodall. She is very old. She’s old. And she was wheeling two very large suitcases of her own. I even offered to help her handler was like, no, she’s fine. So I think studying and science is a very good anti-aging tactic because Jane Goodall looks good as hell.

SuChin Pak  12:46

Alright, so now we’re stem now, we’re a stem pot. So you can look hot.

Kulap Vilaysack  12:55

Esther, you love the Urban Decay black eyeliner?

Esther Povitsky  12:58

For me when very similar to you? And like, once a product is good, and it stands the test of time. I don’t need to stray. And in fact, I’ve even tried other islanders because through the years, there were eyeliners that had some hot buzz. A lot of people were like, Oh, these are the products. I tried them all, none of them compared to the one I’ve been using since I was a junior in high school, which is the Urban Decay 24/7 glide on eye pencil. It’s a little confusing because they make like somehow seven different shades of black. And you can definitely go down a wormhole trying to study and figure out which one is right for you. I have settled on zero but that doesn’t mean that that’s the right one, I don’t think you can go wrong. In fact, they have a matte black option that is also very chic and probably more appropriate for like the way that trends are moving. But Urban Decay is never let me down. And again, nothing has been it out. It’s like smooth, you don’t feel like you’re pulling the way you might traditionally feel when you’re using something that’s pencil based. I also don’t like a wet liner. I don’t like slidy up one where you twist it because those I feel like always break this is a regular pencil. And it’s just my holy grail.

Kulap Vilaysack  14:19

What’s a resource for you. Where do you find out about the trends? Is it TikTok?

Esther Povitsky  14:25

I would say currently I’m like not as obsessive over beauty as I typically happened in the past but definitely a lot of TikTok you know, I’ll browse Sephora, what’s new and just kind of stuff like that. There’s also a really cool account on Instagram called Trend Mood, and they’ll always announce the new stuff that’s coming up, but I will say that Ken It’s a lot of like Taco Bell collabed with Elf Cosmetics, like it’s a little bit gimmicky, but you know if you want to stay up to date on your gimmicks highly recommend at @trendmood1. .

Kulap Vilaysack  15:03

I love it. Well speaking of something tried and true the Beauty Blender the original beauty blender makeup sponge.

Esther Povitsky  15:11

Yeah, so I threw that on my list just because I have yet to stray from it like I will use fingers for application sometime which there is a foundation that I didn’t submit to you guys but I did want to talk about it. That’s one that I use fingers with but, okay, so I have dry skin if I apply something that’s going to be very liberal and like have a have a lot on it. It’s going to clump it’s going to cake. So a beauty blender you wet it again just for dry. I’m looking out for my dry skin girlies my aging skin girlies, light touch.

Kulap Vilaysack  15:51

Tell us about that foundation. I’m curious.

Esther Povitsky  15:54

So, I don’t know if you guys remember this moment, like maybe six, eight months ago, there was a viral tick tock about a foundation that people were like, this is trash. This is terrible. Some girl put on her face. It looked like she was wearing fingerpaint clown makeup all over her face. It looked terrible. And the founder of this product is actually Bobby Brown and it’s her new brand Jones road. And then Bobby Brown entered the chat and was like whoa, whoa, whoa, you’re using it wrong completely. And she showed us all exactly how to use it in the product is the Jones road what the foundation moisture tint and it’s like a velvety creamy tub that you literally just dip your fingers in and like again, it’s not a foundation where you’re slathering it all over you just kind of like touch a little bit blended in and that it’s meant for drier aging skin and for me that’s something that’s a priority whenever I hear something is made for dry skin, I’m rushing towards it. I’m buying it. I really like this and I also think the makeup trends are leaning more towards not that perfect Kardashian airbrushed contoured face it’s really I think we’re going for like focusing on the eye makeup a lighter touch on the you know foundation and so I think this is like the perfect product for where the way things are going now.

SuChin Pak  17:23

Well Jones wrote that whole line is for you know, the dry girlies the mature girlies like that’s I think why she kind of develop this line. But it’s interesting because I saw the controversy I saw her slather on I saw it drip off of her face and I was like okay, delete Jones road. And I’m looking at it now. It but it stays on like it looks so liquidy you don’t I mean looks almost like a pudding.

Esther Povitsky  17:51

It blends in. Like if you think about it, like if you just use a little bit you blend it in you add you build it like it. I don’t like I think we’re used to like buildable blush. And this is similar to that. Oh, I also am a conspiracy theorists low key and I think that that viral moment. I’m like, was that a like a plant from Jones road? Because I think it was really great press for them. I mean, it probably wasn’t but I just, who knows?

Kulap Vilaysack  18:23

That’s Bobby Brown doing some chess moves. And I’m like I like, I like to give that to her.

SuChin Pak  18:28

I mean because it kind of put the brand on the map. I don’t think anybody like was even sneezing at that. You know what I mean? It’s like oh, Bobby Brown is still doing makeup question mark and then that thing happened and it was like what is going on? I mean that’s the only reason I know about this brand. And I’m a mature Bobby Brown, you know, woman.

Esther Povitsky  18:51

It’s pretty impressive that like for her to have two hits in her lifetime she like it’s pretty cool.

SuChin Pak  19:00

Yeah, I mean she’s Jane Goodalling yet.

Kulap Vilaysack  19:02

SuChin, I hate to do this in front of company but spring into beauty was your idea. Like this is your baby, right? I am out a lot of money already at the end of this. And while I both titillated my bank account.

SuChin Pak  19:38

The thing is, is that like we do make money from this podcast. But in the end, we pay to be on the air. This is what Silicon Valley would call a complete failure. It is not unlike the bank failure. that we are going through right now. The stability of the market. It makes no sense. Yeah, one plus one is eight plus six. And we get free stuff. Sure, but it doesn’t get it doesn’t offset, it doesn’t offset like we just got free packages from an amazing clothing line. And then I spent probably double that. Buying jeans on there, you know?

Kulap Vilaysack  20:26

If they’re gonna get, you’re gonna give me something. It’s only right that I purchased more thing.

SuChin Pak  20:34

You guys, I don’t know if you guys know this. But years ago, on a whim, I decided with my brother and two friends to open up a flea market in New York. Anyway, so yes, it’s called […], it still exists, I have nothing to do with it. And my brother was like, what you’re doing makes no sense. You book these vendors, you come down and you buy one thing from every single vendor in the lot. He’s like, you’re at negative every week. And I’m like, I know. But this is this is my math. I’ve been doing this.

Kulap Vilaysack  21:11

You’ve been looking vendors that you would want to buy from for you.

SuChin Pak  21:16

Of course, of course. That’s the point. But that’s not the point. You know what I mean? Like he just never unders he was like, you can do with what you want with your own money. But just what you’re doing now makes no sense. But hey.

Esther Povitsky  21:30

Even Uber is still not profitable. So I think if you guys doing this podcast operating at a loss, that’s fine.

SuChin Pak  21:40

Damn, she’s right. This is a panel. This is a panel on financial risks on investments.

Esther Povitsky  21:47

American Dream is operating at a loss. So you guys are doing exactly what you’re doing.

Kulap Vilaysack  21:55

Esther, tell us about this Portland. Beebalm.

Esther Povitsky  21:57

Oh my god. Okay. So like every girl who grew up in the 90s, I’ve spent my lifelong journey searching for the best lip balm finally found it at a Whole Foods in Portland. It’s called Portland bee balm. And it’s this again, this is just the perfect consistency that I’ve been searching for my whole life. It’s not wet. It’s not glossy. It’s not too firm. It’s not too waxy. But it’s just, it can almost add like a matte layer of moisture to your lips, which I really like because I don’t want to be glossy. I don’t want to be shiny. I never want my hair to be stuck to my lips. I want to be matte I want to repel air and dust or whatever the fuck would stick to gloss and so they have since started making it in flavors, my guess scents whatever. My favorites are the Mint for daytime and the lavender for nighttime. And they’re so affordable.

SuChin Pak  22:54

Yuzu citrus, lavender, yeah, they come in three counts for $10. I mean, when I tell you I’m buying these in bulk there. So Esther this is we have had since we’ve started this spring beauty series, we’ve had a lot of controversial and lovely takes on lip gloss. And I think that like it’s really interesting that like, we just had June on and she’s like I’m done with lip gloss. But the other thing is, is that like when I think about all the lip gloss lipstick that we eat throughout the day. Do you know what I mean? It does. Every once in a while as I’m slathering on this goo. You know, or the thing from the pink pot that we all love. And I’m like, what am I eating. There’s nothing in there that I can pronounce in terms of ingredients and the Burt’s Bees it’s fine but it’s actually doesn’t feel moisturizing to me it just kind of like sits on my lips. So this is you’ve like really solved something for me.

Esther Povitsky  24:04

Yes and not to flex but both of those products you’ve just spoken about I’ve used I was not satisfied and I have the same thought as you. It’s like the Linde edge. It’s I get it. It’s very viral. It’s been very trendy for a long time now but that ingredient list and that like watermelon flavor that’s supposed to be used at night is just not the vibe. It’s like a little too artificial.

Kulap Vilaysack  24:33

Her face is so good right now. I wish this was a video podcast.

SuChin Pak  24:37

It’s like she walked into a room with decaying corpses.

Esther Povitsky  24:40

And the Burt’s Bees look like of course I want corporate America to pay me money to say nice things but I just cannot want to when a brand has been bought by a big corporation. The quality goes downhill That’s what happened with Burt’s Bees. I know what you’re talking about. It’s a very thin, slippery feel and it dries out really quickly. It’s not high end ingredients, which sidenote, I don’t know if you guys saw the news today but Aesop got bought by a big company and I’m so terrified about what this means for the quality of their products.

SuChin Pak  25:21

Wait, what company it is just like a Procter and Gamble kind of a thing?

Esther Povitsky  25:25

It wasn’t LVMH I can’t remember. One of the big daddies.

Kulap Vilaysack  25:31

And of course, you know, we’re always looking for daddies we’re looking for daddy’s for this podcast. We’re just you know, we’re looking but you know, but we also we have integrity to a point.

SuChin Pak  25:42

So we love daddy, we can go ahead and backtrack all the way to the beginning Absolutely. Wait the intro of this podcast. But yes, for now, though, until those daddies come knocking on our door it’s stocked with Portland beebalm.

Kulap Vilaysack  26:19

Esther, are you still doing your clothing line? What’s going on there?

Esther Povitsky  26:23

Oh my gosh. So in the pandemic like everyone who went mentally unwell I started a clothing line called Sleep Over by Esther. I actually loved doing it and love the clothes I made and still wear them and me and my fiancé fight over them. But I realized I cannot in no way shape or form be a full time standard comedian, actress and podcaster and also maintain a clothing line. So I have one drop left that I intend to drop at some point but I will see to be continued.

Kulap Vilaysack  26:55

I mean, Esther was like I’m following you on IG. I mean, you were you were sourcing you had stock you were at the you know?

Esther Povitsky  27:06

I was unhinged. So I’m a workaholic I and I had nothing to do in the pandemics and couldn’t do stand-up. And so I literally like from scratch started a clothing line had everything made in LA. I was like the truck driver for my own clothing line. I was fulfilling every order I was transporting all the goods like it was psychotic. And look I give myself credit for staying busy but it was a little bit too much. Too much, too crazy. And also I made the products such high quality because as I’m sure you guys know like when you make stuff in LA it’s really a lot more expensive. I’m because my whole thing is like I live in sweatpants and coziness. I always have a stomach ache I can’t wear tight clothes. And so I was like if I’m doing this I’m doing it for me sort of like you with the market that you started. And so everything was such high quality and it was so expensive that there was like this podcast no profit to be made.

Esther Povitsky  28:12

I’m looking.

Esther Povitsky  28:15

So it was a bit of a crazy time. I’ll just leave it at that.

SuChin Pak  28:21

But there’s one more drop left.

Esther Povitsky  28:24

Yes, there is a drop. It all announced at some point on my Instagram for […] by Esther but I don’t know.

Kulap Vilaysack  28:31

Yeah. Look, it was something you did and you did it like from beginning middle and soon to be end and I respect that.

SuChin Pak  28:40

Let the daddy come in with that Burt’s Bees Monday.

Kulap Vilaysack  28:55

Where can people find out? If you’re in their town for stand up? What’s your IG give us everything the 411?

Esther Povitsky  29:02

Love you. So I’m about to start touring again and you can get tickets at estheronice.com I’m going to be in New York, Boston, Miami, Atlanta, Raleigh, and yeah, my Instagram is Esther monster and I have a podcast called Trash Tuesday with me and two other crazy funny women where we just talk about being molested and just everything that you know is normal. And then I also have a solo podcast called My Pleasure which is somehow even more unhinged. But honestly Yeah, that’s all you need to know.

Kulap Vilaysack  29:37

And are we going to see you on TV or on film anytime soon?

SuChin Pak  29:42

Oh my gosh, you’re so kind so I just shot a movie called […] that I wrote and starred in. But it’s called […] and we, I don’t know exactly when it’ll come out yet so this is like a fake promo. But yes at some point.

Kulap Vilaysack  30:07

That’s exciting Esther. That’s so cool. Yeah, I’m so happy that we got to see you, thank you so much.

Esther Povitsky  30:14

You are so lovely. I love you both thank you so much for having me.

SuChin Pak  30:26

Add to Carter’s you all know the importance of a strong pair of leggings in my life, right? These are my these are my pajamas. These are my pants. They’re yes, even my swimsuits. And for that reason, it’s so important to find high quality pieces that just last longer that do all those jobs. And that is why we are both so happy to be adding to cart, the Lululemon align leggings.

Kulap Vilaysack  30:54

Yeah, I’m obsessed with the Align leggings and full disclosure dear Carter’s I was invited to Lululemon Beverly Hills for a private shopping experience that made my toes curl, Su.

SuChin Pak  31:08

So many group texts from your way, you were so excited. I mean, treated you like a queen.

Kulap Vilaysack  31:16

Yes. And I met to Chris’ and Callie and it was not a treat because it was an absolute meal. I was there for three hours no one expected that.

SuChin Pak  31:28

You went above and beyond, you loved it so much.

Kulap Vilaysack  31:32

That’s what we call an endorsement and also real me staying within character. So get ready Carter’s without them asking or possibly wanting. I am the Lululemon street team. Su, how would you describe the voicemail? I left you immediately after I left the store?

SuChin Pak  31:51

I believe you said street team in multiple formats. I believe I saw it in a single text a group text I believe I saw it come up as the voicemail was transcribing your message Lululemon street team, you were high, you know, I was just.

Kulap Vilaysack  32:10

On a different frequency. And I also felt like, if things were to go south for me and entertainment, there would be a place for me there as an employee.

SuChin Pak  32:22

They would be lucky. You are the truest ambassador of what a place like Lululemon really needs. I mean, yeah, I loved it.

Kulap Vilaysack  32:32

I put on the Align leggings, and me and Callie. I told her that I kickbox what it must have looked like from the floor to look up at where I was trying things on the head, a glass wall. Callie and I taking I forget what it was perhaps it was a packet of almonds. She was throwing it at me so that I might kick it. And then after I did that three times, then she got to do it. And then Chris Athens came upstairs and then he got to do it. That was probably 30 minutes of my experience.

SuChin Pak  33:04

But man did those leggings did they stretch? Did they support you?

Kulap Vilaysack  33:13

I could want okay, so I put I put Okay like I put on a pair of these align leggings. And first off the feel you feel is like butter, like silky butter that you want to pat, pat, pat, and stroke. pat pat pat stroke. One more time, pat, pat, pat, stroke okay.

SuChin Pak  33:35

I mean, all with a grain nothing against the grain on these leggings. Let me just tell you guys know, if you had cheap leggings, you know, it’s like pat, pat. […]

Kulap Vilaysack  33:47

And the fit is so unmatched. It’s been so long since I’ve had a new pair of lemons. And it was like coming back into a luxurious home. Let’s stick and talk about these leggings this align leggings. They’re extremely customizable. From high waist, mid ankle. What do you want? What do you want, they have it. They come in 17 inches, 21 inches, 23.

SuChin Pak  34:08

I couldn’t believe that that legging technology had gotten this far.

Kulap Vilaysack  34:13

28 inches, 31 inches. So there is a fit for you, regardless of what you’re doing in these leggings SuChin Pak.

SuChin Pak  34:19

They are butter soft. I mean, they stretch in every direction. But then, but then how do they also keep their technology You know, I’ve got a pair of leggings when I bend down, you know to pick up an almond that I’ve dropped and I stand back up. We got a neat pouch. I always thought leggings just had a knee pouch until you washed and dried them and then they got back to their shape again. I didn’t realize you could stretch in all the different directions and yet, the shape is still there. It’s holding me in places. I feel naked and yet safe from drafts. This is the technology that blows my mind.

Kulap Vilaysack  34:20

You’re in the future, right now. You’re in the future. Oh, see, I don’t want to talk about all the beautiful colors that are available. There’s so many that they offer. They’re all rich but still subdued. We got red and we’re low Cayenne, Green Jasper, Roasted Brown. Does that sound delicious? You can’t go wrong with any of them. They’re so addictively soft.

SuChin Pak  35:20

Lululemon is everyone’s go to for a reason. You guys, they’ve been around the block. It’s for a reason. Go to lululemon.com to check out the new align collection, Lululemon.

Kulap Vilaysack  35:36

Well, that wraps up our spring into beauty series. Su, I think I have enough products to last me through the summer.

SuChin Pak  35:42

I mean, we’ll find a few other things. We left a few things on the table and we’ll add those to cart. But yes, we’ve got a lot.

Kulap Vilaysack  35:51

So I’m not kidding.

SuChin Pak  35:53

No, we have to stop.

Kulap Vilaysack  35:54

I have spent so much money.

SuChin Pak  35:59

That’s how you know you’re successful. Right? All right. Well, guys, I mean, this has truly been my joy. It was a personal fantasy of mine that we do four straight weeks of just talking about beauty products. For some reason you stumbled on Add to Cart and wondered if we were a different podcast? No, it’s just adding to cart beauty stuff for the last four weeks. We’re gonna roll right into though, May, next month, we have a ton of stuff with AAPI guests. We’re so excited to share you know, it’s, it’s not Christmas, per se on Add to Cart. But it’s like it’s preseason, right? Like if we go from here straight into Christmas, right? That’s the energy.

Kulap Vilaysack  36:50

I know you’re really excited about this live show.

SuChin Pak  36:52

Oh, my adrenaline just peeked right there. I got a little. Yes, we have a live show. Also coming up in May, just in time to celebrate your favorite AAPI on the in person live. Don’t know what we’re going to talk about yet. Because Ku, I’ve been thinking about that. But I know it’s weeks. And every time I get a little nervous I text cu and I say but what about and she says you don’t have to worry about it. It’s gonna be fine.

Kulap Vilaysack  37:25

It’s in Hollywood. We’re gonna have awesome guests. It’s gonna be a great time we’re gonna come down from Santa Barbara you’re gonna have your tall Korean friends there it’s gonna be good.

SuChin Pak  37:38

All our friends will be there. I don’t know if that’s better or worse. I think that’s better. All of you guys will be there. This is happening.

Kulap Vilaysack  37:48

It’s happening. Okay, it’s happening. See you next time bye.

CREDITS  38:04

ADD TO CART is a production of Lemonada Media. Our producer is Claire Jones and our mix is by Ivan Kuraev and Veronica Rodriguez. The music is by Wasahhbii and produced by La Made It and Oh So Familiar with additional music by APM music. Executive producers are Kulap Vilaysack, SuChin Pak, Jessica Cordova Kramer and Stephanie Wittels Wachs. Be sure to check out all the items we mentioned today on our Instagram at @AddToCartPod. Also, please take a moment to rate, review, and subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcast.

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