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The Desk Essentials You Need for the Ultimate Work Wellness Routine

Because we all need some order amongst the chaos.

Tomorrow-Today Beauty

Wellness routines most commonly hover in the hair care, skin care, makeup and self-care ritual categories. We use these routines to keep us grounded, unwind and reset when life gets a little too overwhelming…and often, the culprit is your job. We go to work every single weekday, so it’s no surprise that it’s a cause of stress for us. But what if you could establish some order amongst the chaos?

Investing in products to make your life that little bit easier and establishing a work wellness routine is a way to stay motivated and calm, even when things aren’t looking in your favour. So, we’ve rounded up the desk essentials that you need for the ultimate work wellness routine. Whether you work in the office or at home, these tools are here to transform your day-to-day.

Lazy Maisons

Lazy Maisons Agile 150cm Sit Stand Desks, $538

Where are you going to keep your desk essentials if you don’t have a desk? If you work from home, it’s important to have a quality desk that you’re comfortable working at, and this sit to stand desk from Lazy Maisons is a gamechanger. A sit to stand desk is perfect if you find yourself getting fidgety or restless when stuck in the one position for too long. Adjust the height of your desk at the push of a button and recentre your focus in your new position.

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Tomorrow-Today Beauty

Tomorrow-Today Beauty Tech Protect™ Serum, $120

So many of us are office workers or stuck in front of screens all day, every day. Hence, blue light exposure – and damage – is inevitable. Having Tomorrow-Today Beauty’s Tech Protect™ Serum handy at your desk (or in your bathroom if to apply before you put on makeup) is a simple way you can prevent further damage to your skin barrier caused by blue light, and help restore your skin’s glow.

Founder Indianna Roehrich explains that the Tech Protect™ Serum is a daily-use, lightweight serum that’s designed for your future self in mind. “It’s filled with incredible ingredients such as Soliberine, red algae, panax ginseng root extract, lactic acid and so [many] more! These ingredients are really good at blue light protection and repair, enhancing skin hydration, soothing, reducing signs of ageing, restoring the skin barrier and strengthening its microbiome.”

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Quay Hardwire Blue Light Glasses, $95

Whoever said blue light glasses were ugly clearly didn’t see Quay’s range. Blue light glasses are an absolute must when it comes to desk essentials, as exposing your eyes to HEV light (high-energy visible light) may lead to digital eyestrain or retina damage. And if you don’t need prescription glasses for when you’re busy typing away at your computer, blue light glasses are the perfect solution to help prevent that damage.

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The Body Shop

The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector, $26

Thanks to heaters blasting in winter and air conditioners running all summer long, the air in office environments can be extremely dry. And since offices often have extremely dry air, it does no favours for your skin. Having a hand cream nearby is the perfect solution to fixing dryness, and The Body Shop’s Hemp Hand Protector is a first-responder to desperately dehydrated hands crying out for help. It repairs and retains moisture for 96 hours, giving your hands the TLC they need to keep on typing.

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Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, $31

There are few feelings more frustrating than when you have to get through the day with dry, cracked lips because you have no lip balm on you. You may throw one into every single bag you own and never touch it, but when you actually need it, it simply vanishes. That’s why it’s a great idea to have this essential always ready to go at your desk – one at home and one in the office – so you never have to suffer from painfully dry lips! Our personal favourite is the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, which not only comes in a range of delicious-smelling flavours, but leaves your lips feeling pillow soft.

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Flâner Fragrances

Flâner Fragrances Vive La Fleur Eau de Parfum, from $159

Feeling a bit sweaty after running to the office so you’re not late for your morning meeting? Or how about from walking to get lunch in the heat? A trusty perfume is one of the best desk essentials you could possibly have, and Melbourne perfume brand Flâner Fragrances does them best. Strong, sweet, and built to last throughout the day, not only will you stay smelling fresh, you’ll also be showered with compliments by your coworkers. Vive La Fleur is our top pick for it’s fresh scent that’s inspired by springtime in Paris during Années folles, but if you like to try before you buy, their Discovery Set highlights their five signature scents.

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Ember Mug, $170

Are you a slow sipper? If you find you’ve only taken two sips of your coffee and it’s already cold, let us put you on Ember, the ultimate desk essential. This mug is capable of keeping your drink warm at your desired temperature for 1.5 hours, so that you can enjoy your coffee hot for longer. In the words of Goldilocks, it’s not too hot, not too cold, it’s just right.

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Frank Green

Frank Green Ceramic Reusable Bottle, $59.95

Everyone needs an emotional water bottle to sip on throughout the day, and no one does it better than Frank Green. Their vibrant Ceramic Reusable Bottle has gone viral for a reason, and just about everywhere you look – whether it’s morning Pilates or on your fashionable coworker’s desk – chances are there’s a Frank Green water bottle there. We can’t explain the lore, you need to try it for yourself to understand why these bottles are so well loved.

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Dream Life

Dream Life Plan It Out A5 Spiral Planner, $39.99

It happens every single year. You say you’re going to use a planner, but two months into the year, you forget about it. What a waste of money, right? With this undated planner from Dream Life, it isn’t an issue! It can be really useful to visualise and plan out your week on paper, and this planner allows you to do so…even if you are inconsistent. There’s no dates, so you can implement them as you go. Whether you rigorously use it or prefer to open it every now and again when things are looking busy, you won’t be wasting paper with this one!

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Ecoya Guava & Lychee Sorbet Room Spray, $25.95

If you work in an office space, you need a room spray. There’s nothing worse than having to sit in the lingering smell of someone’s tuna lunch as the afternoon stretches on. And it’s nothing that a quick spritz of a room spray can’t fic. The Guava & Lychee Sorbet room spray from Ecoya is the perfect way to freshen up your office space – and convince you that you’ve been whisked away to a tropical oasis…almost.

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The Quick Flick

The Quick Flick Glowy Finishing Spray SPF50+, $40

We all know how important it is to be sunsmart, but what happens when it gets to the afternoon and you can’t reapply sunscreen over your makeup? You reach for The Quick Flick’s Glowy Finishing Spray, of course. They SPF50+ sunscreen makes it possible to apply sunscreen all throughout the day, and also doubles as a setting spray!

Sitchu tip: make sure your eyes stay closed until it has settled. Otherwise, your eyes will be burning, and it isn’t fun – speaking from experience.

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Oroton Emilia Large Tote, $599

For a bag that fits all of your desk essentials, head straight to Oroton. Their range of work bags is always impeccable, and our current favourite is the Emilia Large Tote. Big, slouchy, chic and spacious, it is the perfect work bag to carry everything from the office to home, and back again. Plus, it’s big enough to fit larger laptops, which can be difficult to find.

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Dream Life

Dream Life A4 To Do Notepad, $19.99

Name something more satisfying than ticking something off your physical to-do list, we’ll wait. Writing all of your tasks out on paper is a great way to organise the chaos going on in your mind and workday, so you can get everything done without feeling overwhelmed or stressed. Plus, you can personalise this Dream Life To Do Notepad with your name, so no one can steal it off you.

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Kinnon Hudson Compendium, $295

Organisation has never looked so sleek. This Kinnon Compendium is perfect for those who need to carry lots around between meetings, but don’t want to bring their bag everywhere. It has three business card pockets, a phone pocket, pen holder, is complete with an A4 notebook and has a back pocket large enough for a tablet. Not only that, but it’s made from Italian pebble leather, meaning this quality compendium will last you for years to come.

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