These Are the Holiday Survival Essentials HC Editors Swear By

In case you didn’t know, the most wonderful time of the year is here and OMG, we can’t contain our excitement. Twinkling string lights can be found at every corner, the smell of pine is in the air, and all your favorite coffee shops are selling the specialty holiday drinks you’ve been waiting so patiently for all year. And yes, it’s more than acceptable to blast Christmas music all day every day for the rest of the year.

This holiday season, make the absolute most out of all your holiday parties and family gatherings with Her Campus’s editor-approved holiday essentials. Whether it’s a little holiday stress acne (we feel you) or crafting your BFF’s Christmas gift, we’ve found the top products you’ll need to thrive all season long.

Shine on, girl

It’s time to pull out all the stops this holiday season and really step up your makeup game. The BUXOM Cosmetics Va-Va-Plump™ Shiny Liquid Lipstick is your new BFF for all your Christmas parties and New Year’s Eve bashes. Say goodbye to the days of dry liquid lipsticks, because BUXOM Cosmetics is coming through with 20 ultra-vibrant shades of tingling lip-plumping magic that creates a supple shine. Plus, it’s lasting-wear formula will ensure your lips look kissable from dusk til’ dawn.

Self-care all break long

Let’s face it: holiday stress is real AF. Whether it’s rushing to find every member of your squad that perfect gift, or the long travel struggles, the holidays can bring the perfect brew of stress for acne to show up uninvited. That’s why Alba Botanica® Acnedote™ Pimple Patches are your lifesaver. With a non-drying formula that’s 100% vegetarian and free of any harsh sulfates or parabens, these targeted patches draw the bad stuff out and keep the skin’s moisture in.

Do good for your body this season

With the new year right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to try a good new habit. Ditch those tampons and pads full of artificial fragrances and ingredients for a more sustainable and reliable option. The DivaCup is a reusable menstrual cup — made of 100% healthcare grade silicone — that provides 12 hours of leak-free protection, making your period the least of your worries during the holiday season.

Holiday crafting made simple

For all you craft-obsessed gift-givers, the Krazy Glue All Purpose Singles are the tool you’ll need all holiday season long. From DIY picture frames to sentimental photo collages, the possibilities are endless for your heartfelt gift. And if you run into a holiday mishap, like a sudden broken heel, these singles are also essential for a fast fix on the spot.

Festive décor made easy

Adorning your dorm room or college apartment with string lights and festive ornaments is totally necessary to get you in the holiday spirit. Don’t let dorm room or apartment rules ruin your winter wonderland — we’ve got the scoop on a tool that’ll save you all the hassle of nailing your decorations up. VELCRO® Brand HANGables® Removable Wall Fasteners are super easy to use and remove, and even add a modern look rather than taking away from the aesthetic of the room.

Feel fresh and festive

If our holiday TV movie binges have taught us anything, it’s that Christmas ‘tis the season for romance (we’re looking at you, Hallmark). Thankfully, we’ve got the perfect fragrance to match — XOXO Luv For Women By XOXO. This fresh, feminine scent has lovely notes of grapefruit, delicious apple, passion fruit and more. Treat yourself this holiday season and gift yourself with a new luxurious perfume.

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