We Have Your Roadmap to the Best Fall Semester Ever

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Can you imagine your world without Google Maps? The application has completely revolutionized the way we explore unknown and familiar territories alike. So with a new semester just beginning, we can’t help but find ourselves wishing for our own version of Google Maps. We’re talking about one that would navigate us through the upcoming months and make reaching our destination just a little bit easier.

While that doesn’t exist just yet, we thought we’d assemble some of our favorite tips and tricks for starting the semester off right. These HC-approved essentials will ensure you stay on track—no matter the obstacle. Consider it a roadmap to your best fall semester yet.

Raise your hand if you’re ready for the best semester ever!

Rest Area Ahead

When it comes to kicking the semester off on the right note, it’s important to set aside plenty of me-time. We love reserving Sunday nights for ~spa-like~ activities, which is why we’re so into the assortment of masks and foaming clays from Freeman Beauty. Their products use ingredients like avocado, oatmeal, cucumber, and apple cider vinegar, to name a few, which are great for leaving skin fresh and rejuvenated.

Scenic Route

You deserve to roam your campus feeling and looking your best. That’s why we recommend adding a few new must-haves to your beauty bag to instantly elevate your back-to-school style.

To start, we adore Rimmel London for making the London look accessible to all of us outside the U.K. Their 24HR Supercurler Mascara, Only 1 Lipstick, and Colour Precise Eye Liner, will instantly freshen your back to school look. 

And for that final step of your beauty routine, add a spritz of I ♥ Juicy Couture, the irresistible new fragrance from Juicy Couture. If you’re looking for a signature scent, search no further: this one makes a statement without overwhelming the senses thanks to notes of mandarin, jasmine, and patchouli.


Here’s you, thinking about what to get for lunch after Intro to Sociology. Your skin looks great, btw.

Buckle Up.

Much like our beauty routine, a collegiette’s wardrobe also needs a new semester update. And while it’s easy to head straight to the sweaters, pants, and shoes while back-to-school shopping, our undergarments and intimate apparel need a refresh, too. So opt for dependable brands like L’eggs and Maidenform to find pieces that are both functional and stylish. L’eggs hosiery come in skin tone hues and black, the latter of which is perfect for transitioning your outfits so you can look flawless as the weather turns cooler. Plus, Maidenform Love the Lift Push Up & In bras provide the support you need to style your ensembles with ease.

Caution Ahead.

When it comes to handling intimate health issues, we depend on brands that normalize the conversation and alleviate our stress. That’s where MONISTAT® comes in. Their It’s Time for TMI campaign educates young women about yeast infections and feminine health. Be sure to stock your medicine cabinet with their Vaginal Antifungal products; these cure yeast infections with no prescription necessary.

Best Route.

We’re all about products that are kind to our wallets and the environment. And when they make our lives easier? Even better! Enter The DivaCup: a reusable menstrual cup that ensures a much more comfortable period by providing up to 12 hours of leak-free protection. Rather than absorb menstrual flow, it collects it. Brilliant!

#goals

Adventure Awaits.

For safety and adventure, we look to the experts at Wearsafe for a discreet, easy-to-use personal safety system that can go wherever you do. The Wearsafe Tag and App instantly connect you to friends and family in an emergency. And since it can go with you anywhere, it’s the best way to feel confident on any adventure—no matter if it’s big or small. Talk about a necessity!

Attractions Ahead.

Finally, no collegiette is ready for the return to campus without a few good books and accessories. “Adulthood is a Myth” and “The Roommate Book” from Andrews McMeel Publishing provide ample entertainment–and inspiration–as a much-needed study break or reward once you’ve finished your most pressing assignments. And did we mention they have coloring books, too? Those are great for retaining focus and relaxing after (or during) a tough week.

Don’t forget to stay hydrated (and stylish) with the Forge Divide insulated travel mug from CamelBak, which comes in a number of bright colors. We also love the customizable koozies from Flying Colors Apparel, which are perfect for throwing in your bag for between class coffee runs.

Whatever road you’re on, we promise to help you get there.
Have a great semester!

About The Author

Gennifer is the Branded Content Specialist for Her Campus Media. In her role, she manages all sponsored content across platforms including editorial, social, and newsletters. As one of HC's first-ever writers, she previously wrote about career, college life, and more as a national writer during her time at Hofstra University. She also helped launch the How She Got There section, where she interviewed inspiring women in various industries. She lives in New York City.

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