Your Summer Essentials Brought to You by The HC Survival Kit

With finals underway and the end of the semester fast approaching, it’s time for collegiates to shop for the summer. Since you’re busy cramming for exams, we’re here to help. From long beach days to prepping for a night out, these products are essential for the summer season.


For reading on the beach: White Fur by Jardine Libaire (Penguin Randomhouse)

Star-crossed lovers? New York City? The 1980’s? That’s a story we don’t want to miss. Jardine Libaire’s novel, White Fur, published by Penguin Randomhouse, tells the love story of Elise Perez and Jamey Hyde, who are neighbors from two different worlds. As if the romance wasn’t exciting enough, the characters explore some of Manhattan’s most interesting places, from yacht clubs to downtown nightspots. White Fur is the perfect read for a relaxing summer day at the beach.

For hot, Florida days: Secret Invisible Solid (Cool Waterlily)

It’s no secret that the Florida sun is strongest in the summer. Luckily, Secret’s new Fresh line lasts for 48 hours! Not only does this product apply smoothly and effortlessly, but it also comes in 11 fragrances, including Cool Waterlily and Luxe Lavender.

For feeling fresh and staying clean: Simply Summer’s Eve Gentle Foaming Wash & Simply Summer’s Eve Cleansing Cloths (both in Coconut Water and Mandarin Orange)

Summer’s Eve, as recommended by Khloe Kardashian, is a harsh chemical free and nature-inspired brand that prides itself in making beauty care natural and easy. This new line is infused with botanical extracts and is a must have for the summer. Both the Gentle Foaming Wash and the Cleansing Cloths help users maintain natural Ph and remove unwanted bacteria. Whether you’ve had an intense workout or a long day in the sun, Simply Summer’s Eve is sure to keep you feeling fresh and clean.

For making traveling and stay-cations easy: Steripod Toothbrush Protector 

Available in a variety of colors, these toothbrush protectors make campus living and summer traveling much more efficient. Guaranteed to keep your toothbrush clean for up to 3 months, you can stop worrying about airborne getting in the way of your dental hygiene. Steripod is modeled with the ability to naturally try your toothbrush while keeping the bristles clean.

For keeping your brows on fleek: Essence Cosmetic’s Eyebrow Designer

Long gone are the days of having to carry around both an eyebrow pencil and a brush. Getting ready for a night out just got a whole lot easier. This all-in-one product is made for filling and combing your brows to perfection. Additionally, the Eyebrow Designer is made cruelty-free and can be found at an ULTA, Target or Harmon near you.  

*All photos courtesy of Aubrey Walton


Shelby Curran is a senior at Florida State University majoring in English with a concentration in Editing, Writing, and Media and minoring in Communications.

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