Content creator Brooke Miccio on her favorite lifestyle products
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Brooke Miccio, the Long Island-turned-NYC YouTuber, is known for uploading relatable lifestyle vlogs to her audience of 266,000 subscribers. As a Gal on the Go — the name of her podcast she co-hosts — she loves a good book to read and a perfectly crafted iced coffee.
That said, she’s a lifestyle creator you have to follow, like and subscribe to.
“My brand is a direct reflection of my real life,” Miccio told The Post. “I’m a real girl just sharing my real life — highs, lows, struggles, great moments, and everything in between — in a way that leaves people feeling happy and accepted when they come to my content.”
Miccio’s get-ready-with-me videos and sit-down chats give a pretty good sense of her brand: wellness-minded, self-care-filled and trendy.
“Spotting trends and my brand is hand-in-hand, just because of how quickly the world is changing,” she said. “If you’re not keeping up with a trend in a timely fashion, the boat has passed and you have to wait for the next one.”
Along with trending products, she also shared her favorite must-haves as well as special splurges from Gucci, Prada and more.
“I like having staple, go-to items that are seasonless or elevate my look to the next level,” she said. “A lot of the clothes I wear are inexpensive or simple — my style is definitely not crazy — so a bag adds a little to the outfit.”
Whether you’re looking to drop more than $1,000 on a new crossbody or less than $15 on a new paperback, scroll and take a look at some of Miccio’s adored items.
Brooke’s Top 5 Favorite Products
Mighty Patch 36-Count Hero Acne Patches, $12.50
“I struggle with hormonal acne, according to my dermatologist, and the Hero Acne Patches help with those deep-rooted pimples,” she said.
LEMEDY Longline Cropped Tank Top, $20.99
“I love a good cropped tank and they’re easy to layer — you can throw a sweatshirt over it and use it as a sports bra or you can wear it lounging in the house,” she said.
Hydro Flask 40 oz. Wide Mouth Bottle with Straw Lid, $54.95
“I drink a ton of water, so a large reusable Hydro Flask is essential,” she said.
Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Throw Blanket, $147
“To be basic, my Barefoot Dreams blanket is amazing,” she said. “There’s a smaller version for less than $100 at Nordstrom Rack, too.”
Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Lip Plumper (Clear Gloss), $29
“I have three different tubes — the mini size, the full size, the clear one — and it’s a good go-to,” she said. And, if you don’t want to go full-fledged on actual lip injections, Miccio said it’s a sneaky, surgery-free way to plump your lips.
Brooke’s Favorite Splurges on Bags
Chanel 19 Handbag, $5,700
“My biggest splurge — and my best — is the Chanel 19 purse,” she said. “I love the look of it, for casual or more formal wear, and the mixed metals. It’s also my most-worn bag.”
Prada Re-Edition 2005 Re-Nylon Bag, $1,390
“I love this bag because it has two straps: the smaller chain and the longer crossbody with a pouch,” she said. “It can serve multiple looks and that early 2000s style is so in right now.”
Chanel Boy Chanel Wallet on a Chain, $3,000
“It’s red, it’s bold, which is off for me as I tend to go for more neutral things,” she said. “However, it’s kind of nice to spice up a look and say, ‘Hey, this is my fun bag.’”
Gucci Soho Small Leather Disco Bag, $1,250
“This is another bag I have in rotation,” she said. “It’s a great size and the crossbody option is perfect for the ‘gal on the go’ in me.”
Brooke’s Favorite Books
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, $9.42 (originally $17)
“’The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo‘” is a time period piece, mostly in the 50s, with old Hollywood glitz and glamour of a movie star,” she said. “Those time periods are my favorite to read about but this one has a good mix of past and present, with a good progression of the character’s life. A shocking twist at the end, too.”
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides, $13.95
“I like a good psychological thriller,” she said. “If you like watching murder mystery documentaries on Netflix, you’d like ‘The Silent Patient‘ — great twist at the end as well.”
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover, $10.59 (originally $16.99)
“’It Ends With Us‘ is a romance, but a dark take on romance,” she said. “You have family drama with a modern element of the main character looking back to her past — all with a connective, satisfying ending.”
The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine, $12.58 (originally $16.99)
“’The Last Mrs. Parrish‘ had so many twists and turns,” she said. “It reminds me of the blonde mom from ‘The Parent Trap’ because the main character comes in and infiltrates a family — big housewife energy.”
Brooke’s Favorite Fitness Products
CELSIUS Sparkling Fuji Apple Pear Fitness Drink (12-Pack), $23.99
“I love energy drinks, and that’s thanks to my caffeine addiction,” she said. “I love CELSIUS and it’s my afternoon go-to if I’m going on a walk or a workout where I need a little pick-me-up.”
Bala Weighted Bangle Set, $39.20 (originally $49)
“The founders of Bala went on Shark Tank, and they come in so many fun colors,” she said. “I have the one-pound bangle set and it’s great to velcro to your arms or legs when walking.”
Outdoor Voices The Exercise Dress, $100
“It’s a nice all-in-one so you don’t have to wear underwear or a bra because it’s a two-layered exercise dress,” she said. “It comes in a lot of colors and is great for the summer when you don’t know what to throw on — perfect for ‘hot girl walks,’ too.”
Chomps Free Range Turkey Jerky Meat Snack Sticks (10-Pack), $22.49
“I’m a really big savory gal these days and the Chomps Turkey Snack Sticks just do it for me,” she said.
Brooke’s Favorite Skincare & Makeup Products
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer, $29
“I have pretty dark undereye circles and Tarte’s Shape Tape Concealer covers them up magically,” she said. “It’s thick without looking cakey under your eyes.”
MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Powder, $33
“I’ve been using MAC’s Studio Fix Powder since middle school and it’s the best,” she said. “It quickly covers any blemishes, too.”
FOREO Luna Mini 2, $71.40 (originally $119)
“The cleansing brush is so good because it’s silicone, so you don’t have to worry about it getting dirty or gooked up,” she said.
CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser, $13.33 (originally $13.99)
“I keep my skincare simple,” she said. “The CeraVe cleanser is great to use with my FOREO cleansing brush and it’s dermatologist-approved, too.”
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, $45
“The Bum Bum Cream is just good stuff,” she said. “It lasts a while, too, because it’s so thick.”
Brooke’s Favorite Tech Products
OXO Good Grips Cleaning Brush for Electronics, $16.61
“Maybe it’s because I’m eating near my computer, but your keys can have crumbs around it or get sticky sometimes, so this is a two-sided cleaner to clean the keyboard — one side rubber, one side brush,” she said.
Canon EOS M6 Mark II Mirrorless Camera for Vlogging, $1,099
“People always ask what camera I use and I love the Canon EOS M6 Mark II,” she said. “For the quality, the size is still compact. The flip-up LCD screen is perfect for vlogging, I love the auto-focus, and it has great lighting.”
Canon EF-M 11-22mm Lens, $399
“I think this lens is perfect for vloggers because it gives a wider look and a more realistic image instead of just your face,” she said. “It won’t show the full room, but it’ll give a better idea of the background, so it feels a little more personal.”
Vekkia Amber Book Light, $13.99
“With all the reading I’ve been doing, I love my book light,” she said. “It’s just a clip-on and it charges, but it has a blue light that gets your eyes tired before bed, but where you can still see the words.”
Brooke’s Favorite Coffee Products
BELY Strong Double-Wall-Insulated Glass Coffee Mugs (Set of 4), $25.99
For making barista-style brews at her apartment, these glass mugs are perfect for starting with ice, adding chilled coffee and topping it off with whipped cream — Brooke’s favorite.
ALINK 8-Pack Thin Glass Straws, $8.99
“I love reusable glass straws for when I make my coffee,” she said. “It’s a staple for the mornings, especially with the multi-pack on Amazon.”
EONYUM Heart-Shaped Silicone Ice Cube Tray, $15.99
“Kind of random, but I love a good cube in my coffee,” she said. “These heart-shaped ice cubes add to the coffee-making experience, for sure.”
La Colombe Cold Brew Coffee Variety Pack (12-Pack), $36.23
“I’ve been reaching for La Colombe and it’s the absolute best,” she said. “I feel like I don’t have to go to Starbucks on most days anymore.”
Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine Bundle, $248.99
“I love my Nespresso and the machine I have comes with the milk frother, so it’s great for making coffee at home,” she said.
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