Corporate Knockout: 10 Beauty Essentials to Stash at the Office

Posted Monday December 3, 2012 10:13 AM GMT

As fashion and beauty editors, we know there comes a time in every gal’s 9-to-5 grind when a little TLC is in order.

Some of us come in dire need of cosmetic touch ups while others require a quick fix for dry hands and/or limp hair.

So, to keep you looking professionally perfect, we've drummed up a list of our top 10 essential beauty-related items to stash at the office.

Hand Lotion: There is something about the air in an office that can seriously dry out skin. So, to keep cracked hands at bay, we keep a soothing lotion within arm’s reach. One we love is L’Occitane’s Shea Butter Hand Cream.

Refreshing Toner Spray: Keep your face moisturized from 9-to-5 by spritzing on a toner spray. This type of product rehydrates thirsty skin with just a few uses, and revives the look of makeup too! For all of our replenishing needs; we turn to Evian’s Mineral Water Spray.

Blotting Papers: No matter how hard we try, we just can’t stop that mid-day shine. So, to be sure we keep a matted look all day long, we use blotting papers. These things are AMAZING. They absorb excess oil off of the face, without ruining makeup. A great product for easy touch-ups is Boscia’s Blotting Linens.

A Lint Roller: If we had a nickel for every time we’ve gotten to the office, only to discover that our pants had acquired loads of lint, we’d be able to retire early. It happens all...the…time. So, we keep multiple rollers around to keep our threads looking so fresh, and so clean.

Mini Manicure Set: You never know when a hangnail is going to strike. So, to be sure your pointers stay pretty all day long; keep a mini mani set nearby to tackle those problem areas. We love Nordstrom's ‘Black’ Mini Manicure Set—the case is adorable too!

Bobby Pins & Hair Ties: These are nice to keep handy, just in case you need to throw your hair up after lunch or even if you plan to hit up the gym after work! They’re also nice to keep around just in case any of your gal pals have any hair emergencies too.

Tinted Balm: While pushing through the daily office grind, your lips need two things—moisture and color. Burt’s Bees makes a fabulous lip shimmer that will lend your kisser the hydration it needs, as well as a lovely punch of color that will perk up your pout during that 3-o’clock drag.

Rollerball Perfume: Scents can be known to fade throughout the day—especially if your job entails lots of moving around. So, we suggest keeping a rollerball perfume desk side to use whenever you need a little fragrance pick-me-up.

Deodorant: Because sometimes you just need to reapply ... end of story.

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