Desk drawer essentials
If you’re anything like us, your diary’s as stuffed as the turkey’s going to be this Christmas, which is great, except that it doesn’t give a girl much time to frock up.
That’s why we’ve gathered together your fail-safe desk drawer essentials kit; it’s got everything you could possibly need to fix yourself up in a jiffy so that nothing keeps you from looking your best (apart from one too many champers) this silly season.
1. Batiste Blush Dry Shampoo
For every time someone springs an unexpected after-work drink upon you and you really were going home to wash your hair: this will be your saviour. With a light, floral fragrance, when sprayed directly onto the hair, the waterless formulation penetrates the hair shaft and absorbs dirt to leave hair soft and fresh (far cheaper than an after-work blow-dry in these credit crunching times).
2. Cargo Cosmetics Eyelighter
The pro’s trick of combining matte and frost highlighting eyeshadows is simplified in this convenient, easy to use pen. It’ll brighten tired eyes with ease; just don’t go getting it mixed up with your Biro!
3. Sheer Cover Blotting Papers
These rice papers absorb excess oil from the skin’s surface so are ESSENTIAL to combat any nasty shine breakouts (we all have them, just no-one likes to talk about them).
4. Sebamed 24 Hr Care Deo
This lasting freshness deodorant is a must for all dancefloor demons. Slick some of the aluminium-free deo on before you head out and be safe in the knowledge that even the most sensitive skin will remain dry all night.
5. Urban Rituelle Modern Gypsy Peach, Rhubarb & Hibiscus Perfume Balm
This highly fragrant, solid perfume balm is blended with beeswax and shea butter. The portable perfection oozes warm peaches, zesty notes of rhubarb and a hint of floral hibiscus.
6. Lady Jayne Bobby Pins - Contoured
A desk drawer is not complete without these: they solve all manner of cosmetic crises from cleaning under your nails (not ideal) to whacking up messy hair (very ideal: tousled ‘dos are très summer chic).
7. Good Skin Megabalm™ Ultra Soothing Lip Treatment
This little treat doubles as a gloss: just what we need in our desk drawer essentials – double duty. An instant comfort to parched lips, it helps strengthen lips’ protective barrier using vitamins E and A.
8. Ultrafresh Breath Spray - Alcohol Free
This little beauty (it’s only 12mL in size) kung fu kicks bad-breath-causing bacteria’s ass leaving you with clean, fresh breath.