Work wear, corporate styles and and business fashions for chic + corporate women.
Working a full day as a business woman is hard enough. Looking your best at 5pm as you head to happy hour, or a networking function -- now that’s really tough. Even keeping your appearance on point throughout the workday can be a struggle: makeup fades, lint is evil, you eventually throw your hair up in a high bun to get through the day -- I get it.
Throughout the years I’ve developed an arsenal of products that I keep in my top desk drawer at work. These products, while small in size, are just enough to help me freshen up, and I use them both throughout the day and before I head to an after-work event. I can’t tell you how a small dab of perfume, some lipstick, and a pass with a lint roller can give me that extra boost of confidence right before I head into a big meeting or out for the night.
Here’s what’s inside my drawer:
Compact Mirror - For quick glances after I eat anything.
Altoids Mints - I love gum as much as anyone, but not at the office. I would feel awkward if I popped a piece of gum, and my boss walked over to my desk. Chomp, chomp, chomp … get some mints instead.
Glasses Cleaner - For anyone who wears glasses … this is a must! Nothing is more annoying than going into a meeting and not being able to see because your glasses are smudged.
John Frieda Frizz Ease Hair Spray - A small can is all you need, especially for days that turn windy after you’ve arrived at work.
Clinique Happy Perfume Roller - Small-sized scents are the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.
Flint Roller - You say goodbye to your dog, head to work, and arrive with hair all over your black pants. Get one of these, STAT.
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Lip - I like a matte lip much more than a gloss for the office, especially if you’re about to give a presentation or do a lot of talking at a networking event. This stuff will last you all day, too!
BIG Mini Paddle Brush by Luxor Pro - My hair often tangles during the course of the day, but this tiny brush does the trick.
Pill Case - This was a gift from a friend that changed my life! Rather than having hoards of different pill bottles shaking around my drawer, I pack everything into this cute little storage container. I recommend putting a few different types/brands of pills into this bad boy so you’re covered.
Emergency Kit - Also a gift from a friend, but these little kits are available at most drug stores. It really is a lifesaver! And I threw in a few bobby pins for safe keeping (aka crazy hair days).
Wisp Toothbrush - Because bringing a toothbrush and toothpaste to my office would be impractical, and this is the next best thing.
What do you keep in your desk at work? Do you have any tips to share for the busy career woman who needs to look corporate chic throughout her day?
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