I'm on my way back from a conference in Atlanta and instead of sharing the scoop on the hotel amenities this time, how about a rundown of work-related-event must-haves? Here, Beauty Addict's essentials for attending work conferences far from home:
Band-Aid Advanced Healing Blister Block, because even though you know that conference centers are large and you'll be on your feet all day talking to clients, you still choose to wear terribly high heels that you haven't even broken in yet. These will help prevent blisters before they attack!
Caswell-Massey Elixir of Love No. 1 Hand Cream, because even though you work with a bunch of men who could care less about cuticles, you know it would be unseemly to shake hands and pass out business cards with rough knuckles and what have you. Just pick a cream that's not greasy! This one does the job perfectly and smells great.
Max Factor MAXWear Lipcolor, because ducking behind your table every five minutes to touch up your gloss is probably not a good idea. MAXWear's base color stays put all day, and you'll only have to touch up the gloss occasionally.
Altoids Smalls, because I highly doubt your clients will appreciate the aroma of the Caesar salad you had for lunch when they come to see you. Altoids Smalls are far preferable to gum, as they eliminate your risk of looking like Britney Spears during her Matt Lauer interview, and the package is so petite that it'll fit in even the tiniest of pockets.
Visine Advanced Redness Reliever Eye Drops, because forced air heating/air conditioning in hotels and conference centers is drying, and bloodshot is just not a good look with your fancy business getup.
Advil, because by the end of the day you will have back and foot pain, and if you have to get up the next morning, you're far better off medicating yourself with Advil than with wine and cocktails!