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5 Ways to Treat Yourself During Finals Week

The holiday season is in full swing, which means that final exams are knocking at the door! Luckily, the Her Campus Holiday Survival Kits are here to help you navigate the holidays and finals week with ease. With these festive goodies at hand, you’ll be able to treat yourself and get into the holiday spirit while still absolutely slaying your finals. Find out what the 2017 Holiday Survival Kits have in store for you and all the ways you can treat yo’ self!

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1. Spend some extra time on your makeup routine

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If going full glam in your makeup routine is your thing, then just wait until you see what we received from Tarte Cosmetics. There’s honestly no better duo than The Tarteist™ PRO Palette and the Lights, Camera, Lashes™ mascara, so play around with your makeup and have some fun! With 20 ultra-pigmented shades (16 Amazonian clay mattes and four duochrome shades) and a lengthening and volumizing mascara, you can strut into your final exams ready to slay. And the best part is, it’s all cruelty-free!

(Psst! We know finals can be stressful sometimes, so while you’re at it, pick up Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Splashes™ waterproof mascara, because it’s okay to cry sometimes).

2. Indulge your skin (and your senses)

Next up, we have hand creams from Being! There’s no better way to have some “me time” than to refresh your dry and chapped skin from the cold with scented hand creams that smell good enough to eat! Are you sweet, like the Cloudberry & Lychee Blossom scent? Or are you more of a savory type of chick, like the Salted Caramel & Macadamia scent? All we know is that you’ll be left smelling like a total snack. *wink*

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3. Take a crafting break

Knock out two birds with one stone! Take a step back from studying and reward yourself to a crafting sesh to make gifts for your family and friends! With Krazy Glue all-purpose singles, you’ll be on your way to making sweet gifts for your loved ones from the heart. Each tube has just enough glue inside for one fast fix, and with the power to bond to wood, metal, plastics, glass, vinyl and ceramics, you’re free to play around with any medium you choose!

4. Sneak a quick nap

Sure, cramming for finals may leave you feeling like you have to be studying 24/7, but remember that getting your 8 hours of ZZZs is just as important! Allow yourself to sneak a quick nap in between subjects, but if you find that you’re still a bit sleep deprived, you won’t have to look it! Alba Botanica® has a mission to Do Good Do Beautiful, and that includes fixing puffy, tired eyes. Stash a tube of Fast Fix for Puffy Eyes Cooling Eye-Revive Gel in your backpack, and watch the power of cucumber, green tea and caffeine transform the appearance of puffiness before your very eyes.

Pro tip: Stick it in the fridge for maximum puff-relief.

5. Meet up your friends for yoga

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Finals week may be here, but remember that you’ll also need to find time to relax! Meet up with your besties for that yoga class on campus you told yourself you’d go to. Nothing to wear? Say no more! Le Motto and Allergan, a leader in women’s healthcare, have teamed up to promote Allergan’s campaign #ActuallySheCan, and put it all on a tank top! These limited-edition tank tops, featuring the messages “Less Drama, More Karma”, “Less Regret, More Sweat”, and “Less Hesitation, More Meditation”, will give you some words to live by during finals week while ensuring you look fly AF. Soft and breathable, these cotton-blended tanks are the perfect choice for your next yoga class. Namaste.

So, what are you waiting for?! Treat. Yo’. Self. Good luck on your finals, collegiettes!

This is a sponsored feature. All opinions are 100% our own.

Amanda graduated from Carthage College with a Bachelor's degree in both Communications and Public Relations. She also proudly served as the Editor in Chief of her college's Her Campus chapter, and as a Her Campus Editorial Intern. She is from Chicago, Illinois, which she can confirm is indeed a windy city. Today she can still be found furiously tapping away at her laptop keys and producing content for the internet. In her spare time she enjoys reading books (before watching their Netflix or movie adaptions), running for fun (yes, it can be fun) and spending time with her friends and family.
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