A couple of weeks ago I told you how I had moved my desk around and today I thought I’d show you the result a little better, now that I actually have worked a little here and have become comfortable with the new set up.
If you were wondering my glass desk top as well as the base are from IKEA.
I love the base to pieces, as they give me a little extra storage room.
On the one side I keep a box with teas and other hot drinks as well as my summer drinking cup (I really need to downsize my collection here I know). On the other side I keep school materials and some candles in the pretty box. Special bonus, my purse fits really nicely in with the folders. The bin-type thing in the top picture is also by IKEA and I store my spare plastic bags in there so I can re-use them whenever I need one.
On the right side of my desk I keep my pencil roll and pad as well as my journal and the book Snowhoney made for me for Christmas. I want to eat more fruit so I keep an apple and a knife handy. In the back you can also see my nail bag, nailpolish remover, handcream and some polishes that I want to wear and review in the future. And then there is my skull on the book between the candles. I love this thing and even though I can’t see it when my laptop is open I still know it’s there. Memento mori, Ladies and Gentlemen. One of my favorite concepts at the moment.
What I love about the center part of my desk is that semi transparent mat. I tend to keep to do-lists for my every day life and the blogs under there as well as documents that I can’t lose and need to take care of in the near future. In the center I have a written version of the lyrics of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Katzenjammer. Snowhoney made this for me a while ago and it has been on my desk ever since. The lyrics mean a lot to me and are quite an inspiration for my life.
Against the wall there are more note pads, boxes with documents (being an adult is annoying at times), my lucky pigs, my Pensacola pelican and the books I am currently working with (Sociolinguistics and Varieties of English: The Pacific and Australasia, pageturners I tell ya [actually they really arent’t that bad]).
When it comes to beauty I need some refreshers on my desk, especially now, that I am confined behind my laptop for an average of 8 hrs. Immediate refreshers are my handcreams. I currently have the I love… glitter&gold one sitting out which smells amazing and the Hand san 5% Urea which works amazingly well. On top of that I keep facial wipes handy to mop down my face should I feel sticky and gross. The ones I am currently using are by Lacura beauty (Aldi Süd). They have Salicylic acid which my skin loves.
I really love my bronze-y shades at the moment can you tell?
Another thing that I have always at the ready is a blanket and a fleece jacket because I always cool out like nobody’s business when I’m just sitting around typing.
What beauty stuff do you have on your desk to make work a little less tedious?