Desk to Dinner with Northern Railway


I was asked by Northern Railway to share my best travel hack. I had to think about this; as there are WiFi tips, charging hacks and important snack preparation that I could of shared with you. But I decided that the best travel hack for me is the art of packing, when you are going from desk to dinner.

If you use public transport to get to work, you know how annoying it can be when you’ve got dinner or after work drinks and are trying not to bring what feels like enough for a weeks holiday with you on the train.
I thought I’d share some of my top tips for nailing the art of desk to dinner. Let me know if you’ve got any other travel hacks you’d like to share. 
1. Layering 
If you know you need to dress up a little more after work, layering is key. As I don’t work in a very corporate environment I luckily don’t have to wear a suit etc Top tip for me is wearing a plain t-shirt, fancy camisole and blazer to work. After work you can take off the t-shirt and layer your blazer over the cami for a more elevated evening look. A quick spritz of deo and you’re ready to go. Oh that reminds me, don’t forget to pack the deodorant in your ‘on-the-go’ bag. 
2. Dual Products
You don’t want to bring your entire make-up collection with you to work for re-applying on the train. You need products that are easy to use and ideally can be used for more than one purpose. I’m rather partial to my Pixi Multiblam which doubles up as a blusher and lipstick. I also bring my eyeliner-eyeshadow dual pencil by New CID.  I only take about 5 products so I have have room for a few more things… 
3.  Freshen That ‘Do
I always take my Tangle Teezer and a can of dry shampoo to give my hair a little lift after a long day at work. I brush through quickly on the train, spray a little at my roots underneath and then check nobody is looking well I give my hair a little shake up-side down. On occasion I have been spotted doing this….

There you have it my top tips for getting ready for an evening out while on the move – let me know if you have any other hacks you’d like to share.


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