If there’s one thing proven to boost workflow, it’s confidence. Now, you may already be killing it on the job, but whether you’re in a cubicle or a corner office there’s always room to escalate your style game at work. Stock your desk with these key items that will keep you looking and feeling polished, put together, and ready to nail your day. (Items marked with * are available at Scott J.)
Your outfit might be cute, but pet hair, stray fuzzies and lint are not.
*Peppymint Breath Refresher
Maybe you’re heading into an important meeting, or maybe you just couldn’t resist the Thai garlic chicken at lunch. Either way, you’ll want Aveda’s super-strong, naturally-derived breath drops at the ready.
Tide-to-Go Stain Remover Pen
Because we all find ourselves wearing our coffee sometimes.
*Aveda Travel Sizes
Keep a mini Control Force Hairspray, Volumizing Tonic, or other go-to products at your desk for touchups during or after work.
Large Wrap/ Pashmina
Oddly, more important in hot months when the office’s Arctic AC output does not jive with summery outfits. Use as a scarf, shawl or lap blanket.
Those new shoes are CUTE … the blisters they’re causing, not so much.
Now you have the option of a quickie ponytail, braid, bun, or half-up style.
*Color WOW Root Cover Up
In the days leading up to your color appointment, those overhead office lights sure have a way of spotlighting new growth. Camouflage your roots quickly, easily and effectively. Check out this video for more info.
*Chakra Body Mists
Each of these essential-oil blends by Aveda is designed to awaken a specific chakra. Their spa-like aromas are refreshing and uplifting, and they can serve double duty as both personal fragrance and air freshener.
Clear Nail Polish
Not only does it keep chipped nail polish from flaking further, but it can stop a run in your tights, and act as an envelope sealer if you’re not keen on licking stationery glue.
*Bold Lip Color
Nothing makes you look instantly pulled together more than a brightly-hued lip. (Even more so if that’s all the makeup you’re wearing.)
Mini Antiperspirant/ Deodorant
It’s always a good idea to have backup, especially in the summer or before a stress-inducing meeting or presentation.
*Aveda Blue Oil Balancing Concentrate
Nature’s answer to tight muscles, knotted necks and throbbing temples. Rub the roller-ball onto tense spots for a mini self-massage. This acupressure therapy is powered by the healing combo of cooling fresh peppermint and blue chamomile.
*Aveda SPF 15 Lip Saver
With natural waxes that seal in moisture, this clear silky-feeling balm can be worn alone or under lip color to combat dryness all day.
Black ballet flats or nude sandals can be worn with most outfits and can be your feet’s best friend in a (literal) pinch.
*Aveda Shammy Cloth
For those times when you need a quick smudge repair or total makeup removal. Wet with warm water, glide across your skin, say bye-bye to makeup, buildup & oils.
Save your hair & clothes from a surprise downpour.
A few drops during the day keep co-workers’ colds away.
… That said, hand sanitizer is drying. A squeeze of Aveda’s fresh-scented, fast-absorbing Hand Relief keeps skin supple.
Dental Floss/ Flosser Picks
So you had spinach salad for lunch? The whole office doesn’t have to know it.
Aveda’s trademarked Stress-Fix aroma is clinically proven to reduce feelings of stress. Roll it onto your pulse points, breathe in, and voila! Feel traces of annoyance, aggravation and frustration start to melt away.
Mini Sewing Kit
Don’t let a busted seam or loose button keep you hiding at your desk all day. A needle and a few thread color options, plus safety pins, is your ticket to sartorial security.
*Shampure Dry Shampoo
Revives second- (or third-)day styles, fights the greasies, gives a nice boost of volume at the crown, adds texture, and smells tantalizing.
Downy Wrinkle Releaser
Eminently more preferable than looking like an unmade bed. Bonus: it also gets rid of static cling.
*Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil
Run a few drops through your hair (concentrating on the ends), to moisturize, fight frizz, add smoothness, and infuse it with a luxe smell.