After 29 seasons of Dancing with the Stars, you could say that trailers have been my home away from home! Much like an office, I spend most of the day in my trailer with my team getting ready for the show. And if you know me, you know that I like creating spaces and work environments that bring me comfort, joy, and peace. So, without further ado, here are my 16 trailer must-haves!
1. My DWTS Binder
The first thing I look at when arrive to set is my binder. I couldn’t get through the day without this thing! It has all of the information the judges need, like our schedule, show order, the songs, and cast bios. If we need to refer back to something, all of the information is in one place.
This is my 30th season using a trusty Moleskine notebook. They are my absolute favorite, and I always have one on stage with me to take notes during performances.
I can’t write in my Moleskine without these pens. They write super smoothly and dry fast, which is important while I am quickly scribbling notes in the dark.
As you can see, I love office supplies, and one thing I can’t go about my day without is a highlighter. It’s the simple things in life!
Candles are one of my favorite ways to make a space my own. A scent I have loved for years is Voluspa’s Bergamot Rose. I always have one burning! I’m also a fan of Voyage et Cie’s Tuberosa. Both are staples in my trailer right now.
I use a rose quartz gua sha tool to massage my face. It helps with lymphatic drainage, and at 53 you’ve gotta keep things fresh and glowing any way you can!
It’s important to keep your lips moisturized, but even more so when your job is to talk! One of my favorite balms is this mocha rose scented one by Smith’s. I carry it everywhere and it smells like candy!
Scents do so much to boost our moods and calm our minds. I like to roll on a perfume before I walk to stage as a sort of pre-show ritual. One of my favorites is this scent from Byredo.
Flu season is upon us, so one thing I always like to have in my trailer is a bottle of oil of oregano capsules. I like to take these whenever I feel a cold coming on, and they have really worked for me!
10. Homemade Scented Mist
Since I don’t have a humidifier in my trailer, I have to keep the air moisturized somehow! I make this mist at home and it’s a great way to refresh a room:
- 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
- 10 drops of lavender essential oil
I add this mix to a spray bottle and use it to refresh my trailer as needed.
I have been using Rusk since I was a Fly Girl! The Deepshine cream is moisturizing and gives my hair extra gloss before I go onstage.
I’m a big fan of fake eyelashes. There are so many fun styles to play around with, and they always take a look to the next level. My makeup artist, Marylin, has a drawerful of them.
I have Sjogren’s Syndrome, so moisturizing is essential for me. Pure Fiji’s Body Butter is my favorite lotion by far. The scent is amazing and it just makes me happy! If you can’t tell… scents are a big thing with me. You have to do what you can to stick little moments of happiness in your day. This stuff is also the reason why people think my skin looks so moisturized!
This is my favorite face moisturizer, and promises plump and radiant skin. As you get older, you have to worry about these things! But this moisturizer really helps and feels so luxurious.
This little device lifts and tones your facial muscles. Those muscles need a workout too! I use it along my jawline and work upwards. As I’ve gotten older my routine has become a little more high maintenance, but skincare is ultimately about what makes you happy and helps you feel good in your own skin.
16. Peach Perrier
Sparkling water is a must, and my current obsession is the peach flavored Perrier. It’s delicious!
So there you have it. All of my trailer favorites in one place! I hope you find something that can be incorporated into your own work environment and spark a little joy. Simple pleasures can go such a long way in making a place feel like your own.