My 9-5 desk essentials

So I’ve been working full-time for almost a year now and something I noticed not long after I started was  that there were a few things I like to have out on my desk each day.


I started wearing glasses about 6 years ago and since my job requires me to sit at a screen for 8 hours a day, actually wearing my glasses has become essential.

There have been times when I have forgotten my glasses and my face feels bare without them. They’ve become part of my work identitiy.

Compact Mirror

I like to check my face a few days a day, especially after eating. Having a mirror on my desk is much more convenient than having to get up and go to the toilet to check if I’ve got food in my teeth.

Also on the rare occasion (I’m talking once a month) that I do wear makeup to work, I can check that it’s still in place and reapply if necessary.

Chewing Gum

I thoroughly enjoy chewing gum. It might be down to the fact that I’m a bit of a fidget and it gives me something to do. I always chew gum after lunch like the packet recommends.

My choice of gum is always Wrigleys Extra cool breeze, nothing else will do.

Lip Balm

My Bloomtown Avo and Mint lipbalm comes with me everywhere. I really like just taking a moment in the morning to apply it to my lips and I like having it on hand in case i need to top it up throughout the day.

Also if you use a little extra product it makes your lips nice and glossy which I quite like the look of sometimes.

Hand lotion

I find that my hands feel quite dry when I wash them with certain soaps so I bring lotion to stop them looking ashy keep them moisturised.  I’m currently using Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate and Argan oil hand therapy which smells amazing.

What are your work desk essentials?

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