My office at home is a place that I spend a lot of time. I blog at my desk every night and I also do my makeup at my desk every morning.
When you first walk into the office you’ll see my planner, a little vanity mirror and the TV remote. (We just bought a new TV for the office!)
The main portion of my desk contains my laptop (a Macbook Pro I bought back in 2012 that is still running strong), a hand-me-down monitor from Adam, my beloved Platform 9 and 3/4s mouse pad and of course my beautiful Garmin! The desk chair I’m using is also a hand-me-down from Adam. I love taking his stuff :).
Next to my desk is a set of IKEA Alex drawers that I keep my makeup in! There are still a few items that are not cruelty-free in my collection because I feel bad throwing away perfectly good makeup, but I am now using all cruelty free products.
On top of the IKEA Alex are my most used products: NARS All Day Luminous foundation in Barcelona, Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray, Shea Moisture Peace Rose Oil face moisturizer, Marc Jacobs Cotton* perfume, Liz Claiborne Bora Bora perfume (Adam’s favorite) and my favorite makeup brushes (mostly from Real Techniques).
*When I bought Marc Jacobs Cotton I was under the impression that it was cruelty free as the Marc Jacobs cosmetics range is cruelty free.
Unfortunately, I very recently learned that the Marc Jacobs perfume line is NOT totally cruelty free. While the company itself doesn’t condone animal testing, the perfumes are sold in China where testing is required by law. I’m pretty sad about this discovery because the perfume smells so nice.
Sitting close to my perfumes and makeup brushes are two important items. The short white speaker is a Google Home. Adam and I have smart lighting throughout our house, so we’re able to say things like ok Google, turn the lights on. We also use it for listening to music and lots of other things.
The taller white object is an Airwick air freshener. If you remember the other half of my office is our home gym, so having an air freshener keeps the room smelling nice! You can see there on the side I have an Airwick Dash Button for easy reorder :).
The wall behind my desk is still pretty bare. Right now all that’s hanging behind me is my Endangered Species calendar. Each month features a new endangered species along with a nonprofit you can support to help save the species.
I bought floating shelves to go up in the empty space so I can personalize the area a little bit more. I just need someone (*cough* Adam *cough*) to help me put them up. If I try to put them up all by myself I am sure they will end up crooked. I can do a lot of things for myself but I know when to ask for help!
And that’s my desk!
Is your desk messy or neat?
What’s the most important thing you keep on your desk?