Back to School has me thinking about beauty habits I formed in high school and how they followed me into my adult life and the work world.
Having important essentials stored in my high school locker got me through the day comfortably and beautifully.
I would have never been seen with a hair out of place, oily skin or a blob of pizza sauce on my shirt; stored in a cute makeup bag in my locker would be the tools required to combat these problems if they ever occurred.
Naturally when I started working I kept this system; to me, looking beautiful and appropriate for all work scenarios is very important. Starting the day off clean and fresh is lovely, maintaining that image throughout a long day is key.
Creating yourself a Beauty Tackle Box is a great way to get through long days and not be be foiled by beauty blunders.
Go out and get yourself a nice makeup case or makeup bag and fill it with the following essentials:
- Dry Shampoo
- Bobby Pins
- Nail File
- Clear Nail polish
- Make up brush kit
- Oil Blotting Sheets (industrial toilet paper used in most offices doubles as a great oil blotter)
- Lip Gloss
- Toothbrush, Toothpaste & Floss
- Hand Moisturizer
- Fashion Tape (to fix fallen hems or a gap between your breasts on a button up shirt)
- Nude Pantyhose
- Black Cardigan
- Pair of flats
- Tide Stick
*A great way to collect some of these essentials is through cosmetic “Gift With Purchases”, they always come with a nice makeup bag and travel sized cosmetics.
**Sephora also gives away little samples with purchases, those samples come in handy stored in your desk.
It may seem like a tonne of stuff to store in your desk at work; it may even take up one whole drawer, but it will help you feel fresh and pretty throughout the day and rather than worrying about a bad hair day, your breath smelling like your lunch or dark circles under your eyes come midday you can concentrate on your actual job and meeting clients or talking to VPs: where it’s important to be especially presentable.