Here’s a bit of backstory for you. Late last year I jacked in my role in editorial and decided to go it alone with the whole VDMÂ thang‘. After squirrelling away on it for three years it was finally at a place where I could pump my blood, sweat, tears and makeup musings into it as a more full-time thing, so for the past seven months I’ve been working from home as a one man band. Just me, my laptop and a MUJI stack of beauty bits along with the occasional tub of Ben & Jerry’s. A bit of luck combined with many the late-night post writing sesh has paid off and life is good. But don’t start getting grand visions of a Pintrest-able desk area; I currently work wedged between my sofa and coffee-table-turned-lipstick-strewn-control room. Cramped, but comfy. Obvious PJ-wearing benefits aside one good thing about being home bound is that I can go barefaced and layer-up the skincare throughout the day without getting shot bewildered stares, tending to puffy eyes and pesky dry patches while penning posts and here’s what’s currently making the coffee table cut…
Heaping on the hydration seems to be the common theme here; with three out of four products tending to my moisture levels. The black sheep of the pack is Origins No Puffery Cooling Eye Roll-On for Puffy Eyes*, a one stop cooling slick for laptop laden eyes that does exactly what it says on the tin. Back to hydration though, and the NUDE Pro Genius Treatment Oil* is my current go-to does-it-all doser. I use this for everything: layered up all over my complexion throughout the day to inject some extra oomph – my skin drinks it up, massaged into cuticles, dry elbows, I’ve even been known to work a drop or two into the ends of my hair – a little goes a long way. For something a little lighter, the Omorovicza Queen on Hungary Mist imparts a souped-up skincare glow and adds a little bit of luxe to my day. Equally refreshing and moisture rich, I also incorporate this into my morning and evening skincare regimes – who doesn’t love a multitasker? Plus it wins points for smelling really darn good, almost spa-like – a perfect desk/coffee table companion. Finally my pout is given some TLC by the cheap and cheerful, but lip lovin’ Blistex Mediplus for Lips. A gem of a product that has even made its way onto my boyfriend’s bedside.
Working from home can make me a little stir crazy at times but this does mean that there’s no one around to judge my ice cream for lunch feasts. And that’s a bonus, right?Â