7 items you need to get from your desk to your date


7 items you need to get from your desk to your date

Freshen up and transition into the night with these fashion and beauty staples made to take you from the desk to your date or social catch up in minutes. Pack your own beauty kit like you pack your lunchbox and keep some pieces from your wardrobe at the office for the quickest outfit change you can imagine. Here’s all you’ll need to feel rejuvenated and ready for wherever your night takes you.

Dry shampoo

Brush up and add some instant bounce. Shake, spray, massage in and you’re done! Pick up a can of Batiste at Priceline Pharmacy or head into Price Attack and ask the expert hair stylists to get the most suitable one for your hair type.

Red lipstick

Nothing picks you up like a new application of your favourite red lipstick. Find your colour match with a classic red at MAC. Whether you desire a matte, satin or glossy finish you'll find it at MAC. MAC donates part proffits from every VIVA GLAM red lipstick to the AIDS Fund.

Translucent powder

Like our lips and hair, our skin needs some reviving after wearing the same foundation for 9 hours already. Keep a translucent powder in your bag for easy touch ups through the night. We recommend Hourglass available at Mecca Maxima and Laura Mercier available at Mecca Maxima. Don’t forget your applicator, pick up a brush at Mecca Maxima or a powder puff from Priceline.


Keep a bottle of perfume or essential oils in your desk drawer. They’re the perfect way to refresh and set a tone for your night ahead – equally great to do a quick spray before meeting new clients during the day! Carolina Herrera - Good Girl from Myer is a renowned pick for date night.

If essential oils ae more your thing, head to Karma Living. We recommend their Happy Oil if you enjoy strong citrus scent.

Shoe change

Swap the court shoes for a fun block heel if you’re heading out to a nice restaurant or to dance, or a pair of cool, pristine white sneakers if you’re headed someplace a little more casual like Event Cinemas. Head to Novo to shop their fabulous range of heels.

Mini bag

Leave the backpack or tote and option for a small side bag or a clutch. This will add some instant polish your outfit and move your outfit into date night super easily. We’re loving the Marc Jacobs side bags at David Jones. Remember to pack your lipstick and powder in here too to upkeep your look.

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