7 Beauty Products To Always Keep In Your Desk Drawer
Most of us spend the better part of our waking hours at our work stations. It only seems fair then that it’s well-stocked with our favourite beauty supplies. These aren’t mere vanities, but absolute necessities. No matter how preoccupied your are with work, these are staples must be within arm’s reach in your desk drawer. After all, no beauty enthusiast wants to be caught off-guard with beauty products that are missing from her arsenal.
1. Oil-Blotting Sheets
These super effective wipes are what you need to keep mid-day shine at bay. Oil-blotting sheets work like magic to dab off excess oil without messing up make-up, so always keep some handy.
Always keep a small bottle of perfume in your desk drawer. Leave essential oils for rejuvenating spa sessions, and spritze of your favourite perfume when you need a pick-me-up during the day or before important meetings. I find smelling great a real confidence booster.
3. Bobby Pins
One can never be too prepared for a bad hair day. Also, it’s extremely annoying when you’re in the middle of something important and your hair keeps getting in the way. For times like those, stock up on bobby pins and keep them handy for all kinds of hair emergencies. What’s more, decorative ones like these can even be used to dress up boring flat hair on a blah day.
4. Nail File
One of my pet peeves in life is a broken nail. I absolutely cannot concentrate on work when I have a broken nail staring me in the face. Besides, broken nails snag on clothes, making it even more difficult for me to concentrate on anything else. At times like these, you need to keep a filer handy.
5. Hand Cream
The air conditioners in most offices are arctic level cold. But that’s no reason to suffer with dry hands. A luxuriant, moisturising hand cream should hold pride of place in your desk drawer.
6. Lip Salve
I think lips suffer the most from office air conditioning. Show your lips some love and keep a lip salve at arm’s reach. Better still, get a moisturising tinted lip balm. It adds a hint of colour to your lips while nourishing them and doubles up as a cheek tint as well. #Win
7. Facial Mist
Everyone needs a facial pick-me-up around 4 pm. That’s when you notice people reaching for their caffeine fixes. Your parched facial skin could do with some love too. Facial mists can are refreshing and hydrating, and also prevent your make-up from settling into fine lines, which is likely to happen after spending a couple of hours in an air-conditioned office.
Reviewed: Toast And Tonic, BKC, Mumbai