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Everything You Need to Survive Fall Semester

10/1/2014

We know the transition from summer break to fall semester can be a bit rough. That’s why we’re sending all 240 of our campus chapters boxes of goodies to help them survive the back-to-school season.

Our 2014 Back-to-School Survival Kits are filled with beauty and skin care samples, fashion freebies, healthy snacks, free fitness classes, and more to make sure our collegiettes are looking and feeling their best all semester long! Here are some of our favorites:

Chipotle BOGO burrito cards (AKA financial aid!) Mini LUNA bars Affinitas Cupcake Panties Tanda Zap acne spot treatment devices Aeropostale gift cards Special edition Nasty Gal accessories Free Clue app download cards European Wax Center exfoliating gel coupons

Watch me unpack the ultimate back-to-school care package to see what else is inside!

Everything You Need to Survive Finals Week

4/29/2014

Finals week already? I’m always surprised by how quickly the end of the semester creeps up on me. Then again, I haven’t been the one sitting through lectures, cramming for midterms and applying to internships while trying to balance my social life on top of everything. Either way, it’s the end of the 2013-2014 school year! The only thing standing between you and the sweetness of summer are those pesky finals. You can do this!

Part of our mission here at Her Campus is supporting the next generation of journalists and marketing, advertising and public relations professionals by working with all of our 4,000+ team members across Her Campus’s 230+ campus chapters (by the way, if your school doesn’t have a Her Campus chapter, you can apply to start one here!). One thing we love to do is sending little surprises to our teams to keep them going and to celebrate key moments in the semester. We call these surprises Her Campus Survival Kits!

For finals this year, we decided to send our team members some yummy and nutritious snacks to help them power through their marathon study sessions (need some study tips and motivation? Check out our study tips here, here and here). It’s so tempting to fill up on junk food during finals, but filling your body with crap will not keep you energized or satisfied.

Here’s what we’re sending to all of our chapters to keep them fed through finals:

How to Make a Plan to Achieve Your Goals

4/28/2014
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On April 19, I went to the College of William & Mary for the third year in a row for the Her Campus Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiette Conference! Hosted at William & Mary by Her Campus WM and Her Campus Virginia Commonwealth University, the conference is an annual tradition that I am proud to be a part of.

This year, the theme of the conference was “Plan it Forward”, based on the partnership that Her Campus and Merck have formed over the past few years. Plan it Forward is all about empowering young women to make (and stick to!) concrete plans to help them achieve their goals.

When Stephanie, Annie and I came up with the idea for Her Campus, one of the first things we did was to make a plan to launch the website and grow it to what it is today. That planning step is absolutely essential and is something that not enough men and women focus on!

Everything You Need for Spring Break in One Box

3/10/2014

It’s finally that time of year we’ve been waiting for all semester: spring break! To thank our Her Campus chapters for all of their hard work this year, we’re sending them all Spring Break Survival Kits. These kits are full of goodies that are sure to help every collegiette prepare for and recuperate from an amazing spring break.

Need to rest up before a wild week at the beach? Our Spring Break Survival Kits include neuro SLEEP, a tasty blend of goodnight nutrients like melatonin and magnesium specifically formulated to help you sleep better and wake up more refreshed! Know some friends who could use a good night’s sleep? Send them to SLEEPwithneuro.com to get their own free bottles of SLEEP!

When you’re hanging out on the beach (and running into some tan campus cuties!), you’ll want your hair to look amazing. You can get up to seven days of salon-smooth hair after just one use with TRESemmé 7 Day Keratin Smooth System! Thanks to this product in our Spring Break Survival Kits, you’ll look photo-ready during your entire spring break trip!

Curious about what else is in our Spring Break Survival Kits? Watch me unpack this ultimate care package below!

HC Co-Founder Windsor is Going to the Super Bowl!

1/28/2014

I recently found out that I’m going to the Super Bowl with Pepsi! I am SO. EXCITED. Seriously, I can hardly stand it.

I’ll fly from Boston to New York City this Friday, January 31, where I’ll meet up with a group of YouTubers and bloggers who are also on the Pepsi trip. Pepsi is really showing us the royal treatment, complete with black-car airport pickups, a swanky hotel, VIP receptions at the Pepsi Hospitality Suite and late-night parties.

For entertainment on Saturday, I got to pick from a bunch of amazing options, like a cooking class at Eataly, a massage, a mani/pedi or facial at an Upper East Side spa or Broadway tickets. I’m a HUGE Broadway fan, so I took the tickets and I’ll be going to see Kinky Boots! I haven’t seen it, but I know it has rave reviews and it’s centered around stilettos. Count me in.

On Sunday, we’ll get up super early and learn all about Pepsi’s work with the NFL and their exciting plans for the halftime show (yay Bruno Mars!). After what I’m sure will be a delicious lunch and some afternoon relaxation, it’s off to the stadium to watch the Broncos and the Seahawks battle it out for the Vince Lombardi Trophy!

The New England Patriots didn’t make it to the Super Bowl, so I have to pick between the two teams… right? Is it okay to cheer for the underdog during the first three quarters and then cheer for the team I think will win in the fourth quarter? Is that kosher football fandom? I guess I’ll just have to play it by ear.

The Grand Finale: College Fashion Week Boston

11/5/2013

I really love College Fashion Week – especially when it’s here in Boston, Her Campus’s hometown. With Boston as the only city that has seen College Fashion Week two years in a row, I was really curious to see how the turnout to the event would be. My oh my was I pleased! Last year College Fashion Week in Boston was the biggest of the four shows with over 700 registered attendees. We blew that number out of the water this year with a whopping 910 registered attendees for our show!

The Boston show was the perfect finale for our 2013 College Fashion Week Tour. It was big, it was bold, and it was beautiful. We worked with some of my absolute favorite local vendors including Elements Events (our DJs that kept the house rockin’ all night), The Estate Nightclub (our fabulous venue), Jenn Fredrickson (makeup artist extraordinaire), Be Styled (bodacious blowouts), and MiniLuxe (Boston’s top mani destination). McElroy Productions captured film all night, so look out for our highlight video! 

The Boston show was particularly perfect for several reasons. For one, Sports Club/LA came in and totally took our fitness wear scene to another dimension with ah-mah-zing Fila fitness apparel and personal trainers that were total campus cuties. I was particularly obsessed with this tennis look: 

West Coast Style: College Fashion Week San Diego

10/30/2013

After wrapping up a super successful, super southern show in Auburn, Alabama, the Her Campus team headed over to the west coast for College Fashion Week Stop #3: San Diego! I started my trip in LA – which was fab. I stayed with my bestie Kristina and got to host an event with Merck for our Plan it Forward campaign at UCLA!

I met Chelsea in LA (she was staying with her sister who is a sophomore at USC) and we rented a bright red Mustang convertible (obvi) for the drive to San Diego. It was my first time in San Diego and I must say – it definitely lived up to its reputation. The drive was GORGEOUS! We stopped several times along the way to revel in our tourist-y-ness and pose for some roadside pics.

We hosted College Fashion Week at FIDM’s San Diego Campus right downtown. The campus was so beautiful! It was located in a high rise and had a balcony that overlooked the ballpark for the San Diego Padres (which was beautiful even though I literally know nothing about the Padres).  The space was architecturally stunning with lots of bright colors and walls and walls of glass. It was really interesting to spend time in a college dedicated to fashion, merchandising and design! It kind of made me want to go to back to school!

War Eagle! College Fashion Week Stop 2: Auburn, Alabama

10/16/2013

Hey collegiettes!

After we wrapped up our first show in Orlando (read about it here), the Her Campus Nationals team headed over to Auburn University in Auburn, AL for stop number two of College Fashion Week! It was homecoming weekend and Auburn pride was in the air.

We spent the morning of the show stuffing our VIP swag bags with goodies from Poppin, neuro, LUNA and The Her Campus Shop. Doesn't all of the swag look awesome?

We wanted to make sure that we showcased true southern style with lots of flirty yet ladylike looks and tons of orange and blue! One aspect of life at Auburn that I wanted to make sure we highlighted was how passionate Auburn students (and alums) are about their football team. Tailgating is a huge part of life at Auburn, and the girls really dress to the nines on game day.

College Fashion Week Orlando: The Journey Begins

10/15/2013

On October 5th, we officially kicked off College Fashion Week 2013 with an absolutely killer show in Orlando, Florida, at the University of Central Florida. Her Campus UCF, led by Nick Osler and Sarah Heyl, is one of our Pink Level chapters, meaning that amongst all of our Her Campus chapters, they are the best of the best. I met Sarah this past summer at Her Campus’s second annual National Intercollegiette Conference in NYC, and I was excited to see her again and to meet Nick at College Fashion Week Orlando!

I traveled down to Orlando with Chelsea Evans, Her Campus National’s Manager of Operations, and Taylor King, Her Campus National’s Senior Manager of Client Services. We arrived in Orlando on Thursday (the girls flew JetBlue – holllaaa) and went to Hertz to pick up our rental car. We decided that we had to kick off College Fashion Week in style (and we had TONS of stuff to pick up at Sarah’s house and take to the campus for the show), so we rented the biggest, most awesome car they had – a brand spanking new, black, chromed-out 2014 Escalade. It. Was. Baller.

See? I told you we had a lot of stuff to haul!

Unboxing of the Ultimate Care Package: Back to School Survival Kits!

Unboxing of the Ultimate Care Package: Back to School Survival Kits!

9/20/2013