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Picture this: you’re sitting at work. It’s Thursday morning and you’ve just been asked out on a hot date by that babe you’ve had your eye on for ages! Problem: it’s that night and you won’t be able to make it home in time! You’re feeling as just a tad panicky because your make-up bag only has an old lippy and some dried up concealer – you’ve left the whole kit and caboodle at home. Don’t panic! Read on SheSaid sister, because we can take you from drab day to knockout night with our pick of the top 10 cult products. Your old make-up bag will love you for it.

Top Tips

To make your day-to-date transition even smoother – and to give you the confidence you need to really shine – keep your desk draw stocked with these handy must-haves:

Deodorant – possibly the world’s smallest deodorant, Nivea Compact Dry is a
slick little number is no bigger than a marker pen and will keep you dry for hours! Alcohol, colour and preservative-free, it’s super-gentle on the skin and one small package lasts as long as a full-sized deodorant!

Toothbrush and toothpaste – the perfect finish to your AM to PM mini makeover is clean teeth and fresh breath. Try one of the new generation toothpastes like Macleans Active, perfect for girls on the go. With advanced fluoride and anti-bacterial ingredients – do your teeth a favour!

Hand cream – soft, smooth hands are a must for first date handshakes so make sure your paws don’t let you down! Vaseline Intensive Care Hand and Nail Cream will sooth your hands and care for your cuticles.

the top 10 cult products

Yves Saint Laurent Radiant Touch

Did you know that every 26 seconds a Yves Saint Laurent Radiant Touch concealer is sold somewhere in the world? The reason for this is because it hides all your flaws. We swear by this clever gold wand. Allow yourself to radiate. ($70)

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant

No self-respecting woman should go through life not knowing about this miracle in a white tube. Better than the best lip gloss, more nourishing than the most expensive overnight moisture treat and more soothing than any foot cream. This cult product is actually 70 years old and still a must-have secret. Use it as lip balm, hair de-frizzer, skin salve or hand and nail cream. We wouldn’t leave the house without this one – nor should you! ($26)

L’Oreal Plenitude Eye Make-Up Remover

Need to re-do your eyes? Don’t take them off with anything else but L’Oreal Plenitude Eye Make-up Remover. The top beauty professionals swear by it. ($10)

YSL Foundation Matt Finish SPF 15

It’s black, slick and sexy to the eye. YSL’s Matt Foundation will not only hide those imperfections but will protect you from our harmful rays. ($84)

Bobbi Brown Art Stick

Created backstage at New York Fashion Week, so it’s hotter than hot. This product is ahead of its time. It’s a blush, lip liner and lip colour in one. It blends like a dream. ($56)

KMS Turnstyle Back To Life Revival Cream

All you need is one dollop and you’ll be able to bring life back into your hair. Smells divine and it works a treat. (around $25)

24-7 Sugarfree mints and gum

You might look great but if your breath doesn’t pass the test, you certainly won’t get a second date.

Ralph Lauren Glamourous eau de parfum natural spray 100ml

Men love it. Warm, spicy with just a hint of musk. Wear it well. It will become a classic and is designed to please- ($189)

Sally Hansen Spicy Nail Varnish

It’s all in the grooming and undone nails will give you away. We’re going for Sally Hansen. wouldn’t use anything else but Spicy. It looks so good it could make you gesticulate more than usual-so watch that. Spicy is a pinky-beige colour-great for day and night. Cheap as chips too! (6.95)

Garnier Synergie Express 3-1 Purifying Wipes

A favourite in portable skincare, Garnier cleansing wipes will cleanse, tone and mattify in one fell sweep. (around $7)