Later this week I’m doing a post about my ‘office reveal’ – which sounds a lot more grand than it is. But we recently redecorated my office space and I am a bit in love with it so going to show it off a bit. And I know I’m not the only one that balances a healthy curiosity about other people’s homes with an obsession with interiors so why not?! But before I do that I realised I had a few favourites that have been lingering around my desk space for a while so wanted to talk about those in a little post. So here we are.
When it comes to keeping a few beauty essentials on my desk I do like to try and keep it simple. Especially since redecorating, I’ve wanted to keep it as tidy and organised as possible. I have a little pot on my desk that is split into three sections – one of which I use for pens (and a load of pencils that look pretty…but I rarely use) the other two have a few desk manicure essentials in them. I’ve talked frequently about how dry and in need of regular TLC my hands are so for me the majority of desk essentials are around these.
In the pot I keep a few cuticle products – from my favourite cuticle oils Dadi Oil* and Nail Apothecary Nail Cuticle Elixir* to my Essence Fast Cuticle Remover* for when I’m doing a full manicure session. I also have a couple of tools that I keep to hand (not shown) including nail file, cuticle trimmers and a metal cuticle pusher. Yes, I keep mutiple cuticle oils on my desk because they are THAT dry that I need to make sure I’m never without one!
I’ve been going through a cycle with my nails recently from regularly getting my nails done at a salon with gels, to keeping it natural and minimal. So reflecting that I have two nail polish options I’ve kept on my desk for the between-gels times. One being Sally Hansen Nail Rehab – a pinky tinged polish that combines treatment and making them look healthy. Ideal for post-gel removal. Then I’ve also been obsessing over essie Ballet Slippers – which I think could be the perfect sheer white with *just* the faintest hint of pink to keep it a warmer white. I love how neatly polished my nails look after using Ballet Slippers and this could very well be an all time essential favourite.
For hands I’ve also been absolutely loving the Origins Comfort Mood Silky Vanilla hand cream*. From the new style packaging design (love this new style Origins packaging) to the scent and the texture. Its rich, but absorbs in beautifully, which is essential for a desk hand cream…or else I’m left with a greasy keyboard. Not ideal. But this one is perfect as it really hydrates without leaving them at all greasy. PLUS it looks pretty thanks to the packaging. Win-win for desk beauty there.
Fragrance wise, I’ve kept the new Jo Malone Basil & Neroli Cologne* on my desk ever since the launch. It’s a fresh citrus/sweet combination that is ideal for every day spritz as it’s such a refreshing, awakening scent. Ideal for spraying on if I’m dashing from my desk to go out or if I just want a spray of something lovely in the day.
Along with that I have the gorgeous Diptique Baies candle*. Another fresh, citrus sort of fragrance that I’m in love with and *may* have replaced Mimosa as my favourite from Diptique. A tough call, but it really is that good. Best thing about this is that the fragrance is strong enough that there’s still a subtle throw when it’s not burning.
For lips, I’ve had the Estee Edit Cocobalm in Cocoblush* sitting on my desk for about a month now. Yes, partly because it’s pretty and a bit unusual for a lipbalm but also because it’s a lovely product that is easy to apply with no need for a mirror and leaves that little bit of colour with a splash of moisture too.