BUY IT NOW OR CRY LATER: Lip Oil, a 100-Square-Foot Blanket, & More College Essentials

Meet Buy It Now, Or Cry Later, our monthly roundup of cute, chic, funny, or just truly essential things our editors are buying right now. Because we like to shop, and you like to shop, so let's shop together, shall we? RIP to our bank accounts. 


  1. 1. Soothing body lotion

    Alchimie Forever,, $49; shop now

    This might be embarrassing to admit, but I am super horrible at body care. Doing my nightly 10-step skincare routine? No problem. But using a body scrub or bath soak? Literally the bane of my existence. As such, I've really owned a lotion that I truly love—I just gravitate toward whatever is floral, fruity, and prettily packaged. Recently, I tried out this lotion from Alchimie Forever, and my life is changed? This is the first ~adult~ body care product that I own, and it's so powerful. It calms down the dry bumps on my arms and feels incredibly hydrating. I'm never going back after using this. - Gina

  2. 2. Shooting star open hoop earrings


    Maison Miru,, $39; shop now

    I have been on the serious hunt for some baby gold hoop earrings for the days I want to rock something daintier. I'm always a sucker for an adorable gold huggies, so this pair from Maison Miru was exactly what I was looking for and more. I love how the Shooting Star Open Hoop Earrings are so beautifully minimalist and look like they're worth hundreds when in reality, they're super affordable. - Felicity

  3. 3. Skinny mirror in palm print

    RIKI,, $225; shop now

    Makeup is hard and not having enough ~quality~ light make it so much harder. The RIKI mirror is exactly what any/every beauty lover needs because of the sleek shape, crystal clear mirror, and killer built-in lights. It's portable so you can even take it on the go! - Maddie

  4. 4. Basil & white tea body wash

    Ulta Beauty,, $9; shop now

    Nivea just came out with new body wash and the "Basil and White Tea" and it is the best smelling body wash I've ever used! It's not too strong where it interacts with my shampoo which I love and it gets your skin really clean and leaves it suuuuuper soft. - Maddie

  5. 5. Silk slip conditioning lip oil

    Versed,, $10; shop now

    No joke, I take my lip skincare seriously. I mean, it's no secret that the winter can be a super harsh time for everyone's skin, including your lips. I'm always on the lookout for moisturizers that aren't too sticky, have a great shine, and don't leave that unflattering product build up after talking. This lip slip gloss with jojoba oil and vitamin E was the solution my lips have been searching for. It lasts all the way from the office, to spin class, and back home at the end of my day. - Aubree

  6. 6. Original Stretch™ Blanket

    Big Blanket,, $149; shop now

    I love a good movie night and this blanket is 100 square feet (!!!) of pure coziness! It's totally big enough for you and the girls to enjoy your favorite rom-com under. It's plush, massive, and comes in *so* many colors—you'll never look at blankets the same. - Maddie