Monday, 10 August 2015

Desk Beauty Essentials

Desk Beauty Essentials

Having a brand new desk in my newly decorated studio inspired me to write about some beauty favourites that I'll be keeping on stand-by. There are a few things that I tend to reach for when I'm filling up my online basket at Boots working and I like to keep them close in case of emergencies. These products are perfect for the top drawer in the office, or even your handbag.

A handy pot of intensive balm is definitely an essential for me. This paticular one from Australian Bodycare is quite a versatile product; you can rub it between your fingers for a rich balm that can be applied on dry lips or cuticles without getting greasy, but I've found that it's quite grainy straight out of the tub which makes a lovely gentle lip exfoliator.

This is the only hand cream I've used for months, which is saying something as I went through a phase of hoarding as many as I could at one point. It's very intensive, however you only need a tiny amount so it never feels greasy. The fragrance-free formula never irritates my super-sensitive skin, either.

My nails are particularly prone to chipping nail polish within a few days (or sometimes even hours) of application, and sometimes it's just easier to whip it all off than to try and paint over the chip. I've been loving this nail polish remover from Essence, you just stick your finger in the pot and give it a whirl on the sponge inside, and then your nail polish is gone. It's so, so easy.

I love the tiny fragrances from the Bodyshop - when I wear perfume I typically carry it around and top it up throughout the day, so these 30ml bottles are perfect. They're also the perfect size to tuck into a desk drawer. The Moringa scent is my favourite, it's fresh and floral and can be worn throughout the year but especially suits the warmer months.

By the way... the studio is very, very nearly finished! I can't wait to do a little tour on my Youtube channel and show you guys my new working space. In the meantime I have a Homeware Haul coming up this Friday at 6pm, make sure you subscribe so you don't miss it!

Products marked with an asterisk (*) are PR Samples. My opinions will always be 100% honest no matter whether I purchased a product myself or if it was sent to me for consideration.

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