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Top 5 Desk Drawer Essentials

In our new series, we present our edit of the five can’t-live-without beauty heroes you need to get through the 9-to-5.

Diptyque - Eau Rose Roll On

Notes of black current, jasmine and white honey are infused with rose to create a delectable (but not over powerful) sweet scent. The workday piece de resistance is the clever swirl-on housing that isn’t going to provoke your desk mates’ senses upon application.

Diptyque Eau Rose Roll-on EDT, $65.00 AUD via Mecca Cosmetica

Mavala Cuticle Oil

Revive dry, split cuticles while you work by massaging on this hydrating and softening oil through the day. In other completely non-scientific news, this writer also recommends the use of cuticle oil in reliving writer’s block.

Mavala Cuticle Oil 5ml, £11.50 via HQ Hair


Benefit - Hydrating Radiance Hydrating Spray

Air-con = nightmare for your immune system and your visage. Hoard this re-hydrator next to your screen and re-spritz every hour. With a fresh scent that cures 3:30itis, this brightening mist also contains white and blue lotus to combat stress.

Benefit Ultra Radiance Facial Re-Hydrating Mist, £20.50 at John Lewis

Nuxe lip balm

Sure, you could use any sort of balm, but French cult brand Nuxe (the fusing of Nature & luxe) is actually pure luxury on the lip. Velvety, long-lasting and with a mix of naturalist honey, shea butter and plant oils you can retire the petroleum jelly for good.

Nuxe Reve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm, $19.00 USD through Urban Outfitters

Tangle Teezer

Easily stashable, supremely gentle on hair and brightly coloured – the hairbrush trifecta, in our books. To be used on wet or dry hair, the Tangle Teezer was made for quick pre-meeting touch-ups.

Tangle Teezer Compact Styler, $34.95 at Tangle Teezer

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