Along with stationary paid for by someone else, loyalty cards from lunch places you no longer go to and the business cards you lobbied hard for but haven’t used in the age of email, your desk drawer can be a grooming saviour. Especially if you’re not a morning person who drags themselves to the office in a daze having likely missed several steps in your grooming routine. Double especially if you were up late the night before binging whatever series Netflix just released, forgot to set the alarm and screeched into the building like Usain Bolt some nine seconds after hearing a gunshot. With the right arsenal, however, and a few prudent trips to the bathroom, you can actually look better than presentable for that presentation, WIP or after work drinks where you have to laugh at your boss’ jokes slightly louder than necessary.
Here is what you need tucked beside the stapler and spare mouse.
A serum to perk up your skin with powerhouse actives and moisture.
An eye cream to fade away dark circles, cut back on puffiness and turn your bags into mere carry-ons.
A blade you can use to shave dry without ripping your face to shreds.
A tonic that will help your body combat your desultory lifestyle.
A deodorant to tame your man stank.
And, last but not least, a handy oil fragrance for freshen ups throughout the day.