My hot and heavy romance with the tiny, portable humidifier that's currently 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 in *my* life. 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 dry, uninspiring air.” And, guess what friends, she was right. Because for 365 days a year, the dry air 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 dire need of some moist, refreshing air—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 computer (oh, did I not mention it's literally just a USB cord so you can use it A-N-Y-W-H-E-R-E?) 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 plopping down on my bed at the end of the day 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 (or even just lying in my bed rewatching season two of Derry Girls for a third time). 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?
It brings zen to my cluttered life.
It's been over a year since I first plugged it in to my computer and it may be 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.
So! Many! Fun! Options!
Just look at how beautious these little air-humidifying nuggets are. Don't you wanna adopt one?
But wait, there's more!
If none of those other colors tickle your fancy, try some of these other bb humidifiers for your desk and nightstand (or wherever else, you do you!) that are so cute you will cry once they re-hydrate your tear ducts and soften your precious skin. Dry air: 0, BB humidifiers: 10,000
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