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What You Need to Survive this Season

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Cal Lutheran chapter.

Give yourself a pat on the back. You’re almost done with the semester and in a few days you’ll be on winter break! As finals week is coming up and with the holiday season essentially alive and kicking, stress levels are at an all-time high. Thankfully Her Campus Nationals has provided us with our HC Holiday Survival Kit to help us get through this deceptively stressful season. If you’re gearing up to kick your final’s butts, if you have fun travel plans for this holiday season, if you’re planning on going out and spending time with families and friends, then look through these awesome products to see what you need to survive this season.

Pulling late nights? Are your eye bags so real they’re basically designer? Alba Botanica® has the product to fix our daily eye bag struggle with their Fast Fix for Puffy Eyes Cooling Eye-Revive Gel!

How many of you stay up until the early hours of the morning, take a quick power nap, and get ready for the day with the terrible realization that your eye bags have gotten worse? I know that my eye bags get worse not just when I don’t sleep, but when my stress levels are going through the roof. It’s even more irritating when sometimes your concealer won’t do the trick. Their Cooling Eye-Revive Gel is perfect for fixing our eye bags, especially with the presentations we’ll be having in the upcoming week and the amount of holiday pictures we’ll have to smile through. The gel has cucumber, green tea and caffeine to help stimulate, energize, and reduce puffiness. This product is hypo-allergenic and pocket sized so you can take it everywhere and anywhere! If you have a party to go to or if you’re traveling this holiday season, keep yourself looking fresh and well rested.

Are you preparing for holiday parties coming your way? What about all those ugly Christmas sweater parties you’ll be attending? Or if you’re just feeling yourself throughout the season and the year and just want to put some make up on and go slay the night?

With the Tarteist™ PRO Palette, you can go all out for those holiday parties, ugly Christmas sweater shindigs, and look your best as you’re feeling yourself. Not only will this palette add to your already gorgeous face, but it’ll feel good too! This palette has naturally derived ingredients in the 20 ultra-pigmented shades. 16 of the shades are longwearing, Amazonian clay-powered matte shadows and the other four are lustrous, duochrome shades. The natural artistry™, neutral-to-bold shades deliver rich pigment payoff & silky-smooth blending with every wear. This palette is perfect because you can use it for low key looks or for full out glam. I’m personally the low key looks type and I get easily intimidated by eyeshadow palettes that seem too intense. But the shades in this palette can work for even the lowest of low key or the most fabulous glam queen.

Want to elevate your holiday look even more? I personally struggle with getting my lashes to look as good as the rest of my face when I’m all “done up.”

Tarte Cosmetics is our savior yet again with their Lights, Camera, Lashes™, which is the answer to our lash issues. Just like the Tarteist™ PRO Palette, this mascara is also good for you, while helping you look even better than you already do! Lights, Camera, Lashes™ is vegan and with their blend of ingredients like rice bran, olive esters & provitamin B5 your lashes are softened and nourished with each stroke. With the 360° magniLASH wand, it curls and separates each lash to create a voluminous yet natural look! There’s also the waterproof version: Lights, Camera Splashes™!

I love our sunny California skies, I’m a born and raised Southern California girl. But I also know that there a quite a few struggles when it comes to how our bodies react to the weather. With the crazy winds we get during the winter, our skin can get as dry as a desert. So always remember to moisturize!

Let’s be real, even though the drought is over, it does not feel like it. The air can feel dry as ever and unfortunately, with all of the wild fires that have been occurring, the air quality is getting worse and worse. One of the worst feelings, physically at least, is your skin drying out and starting to crack; Southern Californian’s know this struggle all too well. Being gives us a wonderful smelling solution to our dry California problems. With their lotions like Salted Caramel Macadamia and Cloudberry & Lychee Blossom, not only will you be feeling soft and smooth but you’ll smell amazing too! Being has our backs as girls who have the world to run and they definitely support each and every single one of us.

Let’s say you’re out with friends and you drop your phone.There’s a gasp that resonates with everyone, even the people you don’t know. You pick up your phone and breathe a sigh of relief because thank goodness, it did not crack! But your phone case has and that sucks. Let’s say you’re having a movie night with friends, complete with fuzzy socks and hot chocolate. As you’re washing your mug, you drop it and the handle breaks off. It was your favorite mug and your heart breaks a little bit. Don’t worry too much because Krazy Glue is actually crazy helpful. I’m planning on making a few DIY gifts for a few friends and I definitely used Krazy Glue to help bring the whole gift together. Next semester, I’m planning on making a snow globe and I’m using it to glue the picture of my HCCLU littles and I on the lid. You never know when you’ll need to glue something together really quick. During this busy season, crazy things happen and you can use Krazy Glue to make your life easier.

If you read Her Campus then you know exactly how strong and kick butt women are. But more often than not we still hear people say women can’t do things for some asinine reason. We don’t need that negativity in our lives, especially when we’re focusing on finals and celebrating the holidays. So what’s one of the best ways to stick it to the people who say “no she can’t”?

Wearing a shirt that says #ActuallySheCan, which is exactly what’s included in the HC Holiday Survival Kit. The #ActuallySheCan Tanks were created in partnership with Le Motto! These tank tops are the best way to say exactly what you’re thinking when you hear someone say why women can’t do something, without going through the effort of telling that person off. These tanks are limited edition and are made with a soft, breathable cotton blend. They’re perfect for activewear, which is what we need for our busy lives.

So despite the insurmountable stress you may be feeling this season, remember that yes, you can! You can ace your finals, you can have fun this holiday season, and you can most definitely relax once the semester is officially over.


Kyla Buenaventura

Cal Lutheran '19

Kyla Buenaventura was the Writing Director and Senior Editor for Her Campus at Cal Lutheran from 2017-2019. She double majored in Economics and Political Science with an emphasis in Law and Public Policy. When she was still at Cal Lutheran, she loved writing and inspiring her Writing Team to express their love and passion for topics through their own unique writing styles. 
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