Go to that holiday party right from work, without wasting time getting ready in between! Just keep these work essentials at your desk, and move seamlessly, in style.
A small sewing kit ($6.97) is a must have at the desk in case you have a tear, a pull, or a loose button that just needs to be fixed. Comes with extra buttons, a safety pin, thread, needles and a pair of scissors. A quick way to resolve any fashion emergency.
In case you feel a little smelly after a long day of work, GoodWipes with Tea Tree and Aloe ($9.35, 10) are great at removing body odor. Alcohol-free, hypoallergenic, paraben free and pH balanced. Also, individually wrapped and large enough (9.5” x 11.5” ) to clean all those special body parts. To keep the freshness going, keep this travel size Freedom Deodorant ($16.79, 3 units) nearby. It’s chemical, aluminum and paraben free. Comes in multiple scents.
Always have a travel size nail file ($6.09, 12) on hand in case of a nail emergency. Pair with acetone free nail polish remover pads (7.84, 6) to remove all traces of old nail polish. Great smell, and leak proof in case you want to throw one in your purse.
Hand lotion is a must to keep those ends moiturized. L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream in travel size ($12.00, 1 oz) is not greasy and very moisturizing along with a light, pleasant smell. Just add a dime size amount to both hands as a little goes a long way. A little magical, as some have even touted the healing powers of this French hand lotion.
Having a few extra small, applicator free o.b. tampons ($6.47,40) on hand are a must, in both a regular and super size options. And in case you have cramps, grab a few packets of Advil and feel better fast ($9.98 / 50).
Dry, bloodshot eyes aren’t going to impress anyone. Just grab preservative free TheraTears ($7.99, 1 oz) to quickly bring your eyes back to balance. And in case you wear contacts, try the OPTI-FREE Solution ($10.91/2) to disinfect, along with a handy contact case ($12, 3 cases) in case you need a glasses break.
This Travel Folding Soft Toothbrush ($5.95, 2) easily folds from 9 to 4 inches, and won’t get dirty! Pair with Tom’s of Maine Travel Anti-plaque Tartar Control Plus Whitening Toothpaste ($12.21, 6). Add floss ($15, 6) and you’ll have never an embarrassing food-in-teeth moment again.
I can’t say I’ve ever been able to achieve a “perfectly balanced” diet. Garden of Life, Women’s Once Daily ($21.69, 30) saves the day! Organic and easy to digest, take just one pill once a day to get all your nutrients. Comes in a larger size too ($36.19, 60).
Low blood sugar is never sexy! Always keep a Quest Bar ($26.67, 12) in your bag for small meal on the go. Low sugar (0-3 grams), good amount of protein (20 – 21 grams) and enough calories (170 – 210) to buy you some time. Another great option are these raw and unsalted almonds ($24.69, 48 1 oz bags), and individually wrapped for your travel convenience. Full of healthy fat, protein and fiber. Only 160 calories per pack.
Get It Done. Save Time. In Style.
– Marie Krol