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How to Break a Lighter


One of my favorite graduation presents was a custom-made wax stamp with the Her Campus  logo on it. It’s the kind of thing that you use to seal envelopes to important people if you want to look particulary fancy.

I love adding extra (albeit unnecessary) embellishments to almost everything so this was the perfect gift for me! We decided to test it out today in the Her Campus office. None of us being smokers (grossss), we borrowed a lighter from a guy who works in the office next to ours. We used the wax stamp and it worked perfectly! Check it out:

Somehow, in the midst of melting the wax, I managed to break the lighter that we borrowed. Don’t ask me how – it was not broken when we started using it and then we were done, we looked down  and the lighter was in 3 pieces…

Then, to top it all off, I dropped a TINY little spring from the lighter on the floor. I lay down on the floor to try to find it and wound up looking for it for a good 5 minutes.

Unfortunately, I could neither find the spring nor fix the lighter. The fiasco ended with a trip to 7-11 to pick up a replacement lighter for our neighbor.

Moral of this story: Wax stamps are cute and lighters suck and are overly fragile.

As President and Co-Founder of Her Campus Media, Windsor is in charge of all revenue and monetization strategies. Under her watch, Her Campus has done state of the art college marketing programs for clients including Under Armour, Aussie Haircare, Neutrogena, Coke with Coffee, Bed Bath & Beyond, Hallmark, VS Pink, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, H&R Block, The Home Depot, WeWork, Grubhub and more.  Windsor is a 2010 honors graduate of Harvard College. She has also been named to Forbes 30 Under 30, BusinessWeek's 25 Under 25 Best Young Entrepreneurs, Inc. magazine's 30 Under 30 Coolest Young Entrepreneurs, Glamour magazine's 20 Amazing Young Women, and The Boston Globe's 25 Most Stylish Bostonians. She lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband and two daughters. Follow Windsor on Instagram: @windsorwestern  
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