Today just a little look at what I keep on my desk - for beauty emergencies, tired eyes and a calming affect during the hectic working week.
Cowshed, Cow Slip Hand Cream this was actually a freebie from a magazine a little while back but it's definitely a product that I'll be repurchasing. I like it because it has a very light consistency and soaks in quite quickly. I can't bear hand creams that take forever to absorb and that you end up going and washing off, totally defeating the purpose! Especially annoying when you're working and want to get back to typing straight away. This also smells divine with essential oils of sweet orange and peppermint - I know it doesn't sound as if they should work together but they very much do!
Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream is another little treat for the hands - well cuticles! It's more like a wax in texture and very easy to use. Infused with lemon oil it also smells totally delightful and is a good partner with the hand cream above, absorbing fast with a citrus tint and a nourishing and natural feel.
Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector so these have been spoken about a lot already in the blogging world but I've decided to add one in here today. I like these because they are very easy to apply and not at all sticky and annoying. The one pictured here and currently on my desk is the shade 06 Rosewood Shimmer. It's a very subtle shade and gives you just a little glow and shimmer! Useful if you're in a rush and popping into a meeting or just handy for moisturising your lips throughout the day.
Liz Earle Sheer Lip Gloss I got this as part of a gift set and have the shade 12 in Water Lily which is basically just a sheer shade with ultra-fine specks of gold in it. It's texture is a little bit more clingy than I might usually like but I find it works really well over an ordinary, plain lip balm to give things a little sparkle and perk! It's very subtle so still suitable for a working environment in my opinion.
Simple Kind to Eyes Revitalising Eye Roll-On is a lovely light and refreshing product that is useful for perking you up as you get towards the end of a long day. When your eyes are starting to feel tired from staring at a computer screen all day then this little roll on can really invigorate and soothe.
Champneys Collagen Intense Eye Therapy is another useful little product that I like to keep to hand. It's not something I would use too regularly throughout the day but I often just dab it gently above and below my eyes maybe at the end of the day to feel that I'm rewarding my tired eyes with a little therapy. Again it's just a very light texture, comes in a very handy little tube with a pump for easy application and helps to reduce some of that puffiness whilst also working on some of those fine lines that may have been bought about by frowning at your workload all day.
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Scent Spray is a product that I keep close by and actually use just to freshen up the room and give me a little lift, more as a room spray than an EDT. It's Green Tea scent is very light and not at all overpowering and it just helps to uplift and revitalise the room around me.
Wax Lyrical 'Spring Clean' Candle - so you might be seeing a theme here but this is also another product that I love because I find it very clean and 'refreshing' for my working environment. As the name suggests this just smells like freshly cleaned laundry and gives out a lovely light and summery feel.
So there you have it, a brief summary of some of the useful products that are currently helping me through the working day and uplifting me when I find I've been staring at the computer screen for just a little too long.
I'd love to hear from any of you on what beauty helpers you keep to hand on your desk during the working week. If you have any tips or exciting things to share drop me a note in the comments below.