The 10 Things I Can’t Live Without

(Photo by Joe Wesley)

(Photo by Joe Wesley)

If you’ve seen Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” video (or read our May/June 2013 issue!), you’ll recognize backup dancer extraordinaire Ashley Everett. We got Ashley, who’s currently on tour with Queen Bey, to share the 10 must-have items that keep her body (and her mind) happy.

 

1. Her Adidas track suit. “I love a good sweat suit after a long day of work or during a hectic travel day. It’s the best loungewear by far!”

 

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2. Her hair products. “I use Moroccanoil, a brush and a comb.”

 

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3. Comfortable shoes. “Jordans are my favorite, but if it’s a heel rehearsal day, I use a boot for support. On days when my feet are sore, I rely on my trusty UGGs.”

 

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4. Matte lipstick in nude, red and pink. “I always keep a few options with me. I like matte lipstick because my hair doesn’t get caught in it while I’m dancing.”

 

5. Reminders of her boyfriend, Jennifer Lopez dancer John Silver. “When I’m sleeping in a different bed almost every night, I like to have a little piece of home with me. I’ll throw on his T-shirt or basketball shorts when I’m missing him.”

 

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6. Her iPhone. “It helps me stay in touch with my family and friends. FaceTime is the closest thing to being with them in person.”

 

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7. A neck pillow—“Because I travel so often on tour!”

 

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8. Her laptop. “I get a lot of emails with music edits or videos to reference for rehearsals, and it’s easiest to view them on my Mac.”

 

9. A camera. “I like to capture all the great moments that will turn into priceless memories!”

 

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10. A small-barrel curling iron. “I use it on show days when I need to make my hair bigger and define my curls.”

 

 

 

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