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If you’re not working from home and you’re out at the office you don’t always have immediate access to your favourite beauty products. That doesn’t necessarily mean you don’t need them though. I find working away at a desk and running around in meetings means I need products here and now, so I’ve put a few in my top desk drawer to make sure I’m always prepared.

For me one of the most important things to have at my desk is a bit of hand cream, especially in the colder months. My hands get very dry, I use them a lot for typing, writing and so forth, so they need looking after. At the moment I’m using the Sanctuary Velvety Hand Cream, and I do love it. It sinks in really quickly, which is a must at work, and the skin on my hands is so smooth since using this. They’re just very healthy and generally, happy. As happy as hands can be. Along the same vein I like to keep a little moisturiser here as well, ready to tackle any dry knees, elbows and so on. I’m using the Soap & Glory Righteous Butter, for a couple reasons. First – I need to keep my utter faves (Soap & Glory Sugar Crush and Jo Malone) at home for daily application, but I do also really like this. It’s good for a quick result and it’s easy to use from a tub, and easy to store. If I need a quick burst of moisture, or refreshment for my face, my Caudalie Beauty Elixir is my go to. It’s lived on my desk since the summer as I found it so refreshing when it was warmer, and it’s just stayed. It helps to keep my skin looking fresh, without removing my make-up.

Speaking of make-up, there are a couple bits I keep at work for touch ups. Whatever lipstick I’m wearing that day comes along with me in my handbag, but lip balm is also always a must. I love the Benefit Balms as they offer quick hydration, are really comfortable and add a little hint of colour. Benebalm is my go to right now as it’s much more of a winter colour that the coral beauty that is PosieBalm. I also have a little cream blush here with me, the Bourjois Cream Blush in Rose Tender is the perfect top up colour. It’s very natural if you need just an extra bit of colour, and this blush is so quick and easy to apply, you can’t really go wrong with it. My go to mascara also sits at my desk with me, ready for touch ups! The Maybelline Lashsensational Mascara is just everything in terms of lashes. I have one at home, one here, and one in my handbag. I’m slightly addicted. Sorry, not sorry.

Lastly I like to make sure I have a little body spritz with me as well, just in case! So I have the lovely Zoella Blissful Mistful tucked away in my drawer to come out at any given moment. It used to live in my handbag, but I realised I used it more at work than anywhere else so now it just lives in my drawer. Good times.

These are all really affordable pieces that you can easily pick up – expect maybe the Beauty Elixir. This is partly because I don’t want to take any high priced products and leave them at work (hello nightmares), and also because I do really just rate these products as being good, on the go, solutions.

I’d love to hear what you keep on your desk and what you think I may be missing! Just pop a comment below and let me know!

Much love, Lisa May

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