My hot and heavy romance with the humidifier on my desk all started about a year ago when I began taking Accutane for my breakouts. Because of the meds—which work by shrinking the sebaceous glands in your body so there’s no excess oil hanging around your pores—my entire body was a dry, creaky mess from my face to my eyes to the inside of my nose. One day, in the midst of me shoving another layer of Aquaphor up my nostrils at 11:23 a.m., I noticed a mysterious little mist peeping up over by my boss’s desk. And that’s when I realized that I too needed a magical little mist at *my* desk. So she linked me this NovoLido Mini USB Humidifier—just as I’m going to link you because we’re all friends here.
Definitely don’t fact-check me on this, but I think it was Marilyn Monroe who probably once said, “Hell hath no fury like a dry office in the middle of winter.” And, guess what friends, she was right. Because from October to April, the heat in my office building is so ungodly oppressive that I become a 5’2″ strip of walking sandpaper with half of a heart. I’m also willing to bet my dog that you’re in the same dry skin club as me—even if you haven’t taken Accutane.
So instead of shriveling up like like a dementor just sucked out your soul, I present to you the magical pink moisture-spewing box that changed my life:
Oh, and did I mention it’s under $20? Your 10-step skincare routine is shaking in your medicine cabinet right now. Here are the other reasons I love it so much!
It actually works.
Going to be honest, when I first plugged the humidifier into my desktop I didn’t really feel that much of a difference at all. But, meh, the LED light was calming and the mist was oh-so pretty that I didn’t care. Cut to me at home six hours later plopping down on my bed and realizing that 1) my eyes no longer looked like I just got super high and 2) I could move my nose around without fear of a spontaneous nose bleed. So, A+ in my book.
It’s more than a one-trick pony.
The little engine that could holds up to 180 ml of water (note the WATER, no essential oils here!) so it can puff it’s little heart out for up to eight hours straight, which is great when I’m hunched over my keyboard in an ungodly position (@ any chiropractors reading this, I’m sorry). It also comes with two modes: a steady stream or little bursts of mist if you want to ~switch it up~ one day. Although, why wouldn’t you want the constant stream of cool moist air hydrating your little slice of corporate heaven?
It brings zen to my cluttered desk.
It’s been over a year since I first plugged it in and it may be (probably?) the best $16 I ever spent? Sometimes I fully just stick it under my eyes and nose and let the sweet, sweet moist air bring my shriveled self back to life. For a little treat, I recommend also listening to the Little Women soundtrack and ignoring emails. If you close your eyes and click your heels together it’s almost like a spa day.
If none of those other colors tickle your fancy, try some of these other bb desk humidifiers that are so cute you will cry once they re-hydrate your tear ducts. Dry office air: 0, BB humidifiers: 10,000