BUY IT NOW OR CRY LATER: A VSCO Girl Necklace, Magnetic Lashes & More College Girl 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. This time around, enjoy our special holiday shopping edition.

  1. 1. Dry Skin Starter

    {save}, saveskincare.com, $69; shop now

    This {save} skincare trio is my holy grail at the moment. Winter air is so harsh on my skin, but this set combats dry days with gentle relief to help me lock in moisture. I'm noticing way less flaking, and skin rejuvination all around. I've already set aside a few of these sets as stocking-stuffers for my friends and family! - Gina

  2. 2. Daily Moisturizer

    Dr. Michelle Copeland Skincare, drcopelandskincare.com, $49; shop now

    I'm never not obsessing over moisturizers, and I'm so thrilled to have found this daily option from Dr. Copeland Skincare. I've been using twice a day after I apply toner, and my skin feels instantly softer and brighter. Especially when my skin is red or irrated, I love use this formula to reset and get my skin back to normal. - Gina

  3. 3. Lorimer Backpack

    STATE, statebags.com, $90; shop now

    I've never met a nylon backpack I didn't like, and STATE is no exception. I'm in love with just how lighweight and sleek this backpack is, especially since I'm a commuter, so the weight on my back has to be as minimal as possible. - Felicity

  4. 4. Double Lash Kit

    ooh la lash, oohlalash.co, $79; shop now

    So I am a sucker for false lashes because I love how good I look in them—but lash glue and the application process really has me go through it before I can ~feel myself~. These magnetic lashes have changed my life. I never have to worry about messing up when I first apply them, because I know I can always reposition them without messing up my makeup (you can do it tweezer-free too). - Edel

  5. 5. Gel Manicure Kit

    Le Mini Macaron, leminimacaron.com, $35; shop now

    I am a sucker for a gel mani *but* it can get expensive. Enter Le Mini Macaron. It's the at home gel mani kit that comes with it's own LED light. They have so many colors—my current favorite is Cherry Red—and you can have a salon quality mani in literally five minutes! - Maddie

  6. 6. Gentle Resurfacing Pads

    Higher Education Skincare, highereducationskincare.com, $24; shop now

    I may be biased because this product was one of my fave College Beauty Award winners, but like, these exfoliating pads are just that good. I'm kind of horrible at remembering to remove dead skin cells and junk from my pores, so these pads make it really easy to wipe all the bad away and leave my face (and neck and chest) fresh and glowy. If you're looing for a unique skincare gift to share with your mom or roomie, you'll want to order this. - Gina

  7. 7. Holographic Foil Eye Mask

    Bliss, blissworld.com, $4; shop now

    Meet my ultimate selfie-obsession: holographic eye masks. I use eye masks a few times a week because I get the worst dark circles and dryness around my eyes, and these little masks make my skincare moment so Insta-worthy. I'm packing a ton of these to take home with me for the holiday break to keep my eyes looking fresh and awake. - Gina

  8. 8. Vitamin Necklace

    UNOde50, unode50.com, $132; shop now

    Okay, I'll say it: UNOde50 is the staple accessory for the sophisticated VSCO girl. The natural look mixed with the sleek silver plating is so unique. - Felicity

  9. 9. Roll-On Bracelets Sari

    Aid Through Trade, aidthroughtrade.com, $38; shop now

    Aid Through Trade creates seriously gorgeous bracelets with women empowerment in mind. All bracelets are created by women in Nepal, providing them fair and sustainable employment. The colors of their bracelets are honestly beauitful, and I can always get behind a sustainable brand that's doing good in the style industry. - Felicity

  10. 10. Marvelous Mauves Eyeshadow Palette

    Dose of Colors, doseofcolors.com, $32; shop now

    This has been my go-to palette over the last few weeks. It has a nice cool tone color story that's perfect for holiday parties, or even to wear just to class. Bonus: the palette is compact enough that you can slip it in your purse and take it with you throughout the day for touchups! - Maddie

  11. 11. Papaya and Pumpkin Mask

    Sorella Apothecary, sorellaapothecary.com, $50; shop now

    This mask is saving my dry winter skin! The papaya and pumpkin work together to hydrate the skin and leaves my skin feeling so smoothe. I use it one or twice a week at night and the next morning I am GLOWING. - Maddie

  12. 12. CBD Oil

    Rosebud CBD, rosebudcbd,com, $55; shop now

    Rosebud CBD was the first CBD oil I ever tried, and it definitely set the bar high. I use the original strength oil and will put a few drops under my tongue before I go to bed to help myself sleep soundly. And on days when my anxiety is at an all-time high, this oil helps take the edge off. If you're looking to get into CBD to start the new year off fresh after the holidays, I'd definitely recommend starting here! - Gina

  13. 13. Hydrating Radiance Toner

    La-Presh Skincare, la-presh.com, $18; shop now

    I get questions weekly from college women debating whether they should include toner in their skincare routines, and my answer is always a resounding YES. If you need a place to start, this alcohol-free option is one to use post-cleansing, but before serum and moisturizer. I love to use this in the morning, mainly because it's ultra-nourishing and a great way to add some natural-looking brightness to my complexion before applying my makeup. You'll want to add this to your holiday beauty routine ASAP. - Gina

  14. 14. Natural All-Purpose Cleaner

    Truce, truce.com, $6; shop now

    Whether it's cleaning up my apartment before heading back home for the holidays, or helping out my parents in tidying up the home, an all-purpose cleaner is my BFF. I'm willing to say that the Truce All-Purpose Cleaner is my favorite cleaning product of all time — it gets rid of the *most* difficult dirt, dust and grime around the house, all without any chemicals or unnatural ingredients. The pleasant smell of peppermint (rather than the reek of chemical cleaner I've used my whole life) is a HUGE bonus point, too. - Felicity

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