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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Chapel Hill chapter.

‘Tis the season to be jolly/ Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la …

The holidays have begun and so have arrived our holiday survival kits! In them is everything you need from makeup to perfume to the perfect craft items to help you prep for a crazy night out or cozy up for a night in! So whether your hanging with friends or at your families house, see our tips below to on how to prep for the holiday festivities with our survival kit items.


Night Out

1.  Face Prep

Let’s face it (see what I there), stress gets the better of all of us especially around the end of the semester. And sometimes that stress just happens to cause breakouts; pimples, acne, you name it. Luckily for us, our pimples won’t be the star of Christmas with Alba Botanica ®  Acnedote™ pimple patches. 40 clear adhesive dots come in a package which helps draw fluids and oils out and away from the skin reducing inflammation. The tight seal keeps skin moist to encourage faster healing and reduce the risk of scarring. Their 100% vegetarian product also has no parabens or phthalates, harsh sulfates or synthetic ingredients, and has not been tested on animals.

2. Makeup & Perfume

When you’re out you want a lipstick that’s going to be long-lasting, moisturizing and smear-proof. BUXOM’s Va-Va-Plump™ Shiny Liquid Lipstick hits every lipstick checklist item and comes in 20 intensely pigmented shades of bold colors. High tech polymers and silicon elastomers make the formula creamy and supple while helping prevent the intense pigment from smudging or fading. Their all-in-one formula has BUXOM’s famous tingling lip-plumping action and literally lasts from dusk til’ dawn, giving you a bombshell pout that even Victoria’s Secret Angel’s would be jealous of! 

If you really want to release your inner Angel, try adding a spritz of XOXO Luv For Women By XOXO Eau de Parfum. This fresh, pretty and playful fragrance has a flirty blend of fruity floral notes that sends you floating on cloud nine. 

3. Menstrual Products

Periods. You can’t avoid them no matter how hard you try and Aunt Flo always comes at the most inopportune times. With the DivaCup, the period revolution is starting. No more hiding a tampon up your sleeve or worrying about leaks through the night. Coming in two model sizes and made of 100% healthcare grade silicone, the Diva Cup offers up to 12 hours leak-free protection. So go ahead and wear those white pants to the Christmas party,  your period is the last thing that will hold you back!

Night In

1. Craft the Night Away

Christmas Season = Decorating Time = Craft Time. For all those Pins you had saved on your Christmas board, it’s time to bring them to life! Add decorations like pom-poms, ribbons and bows to stocking with Krazy Glue All-Purpose Singles. The glue bonds to wood, metal, plastics, glass, vinyl and ceramics making it perfect for office, home and craft projects. If you really want to fill your holiday happy cup, give back this season by using Krazy Glue to help add pizzazz to holiday cards for veterans and the elderly.  

Still have the decorating bug? Try hanging wreaths and holiday photos with VELCRO® Brand HANGables® Removable Wall Fasteners. The fastener hooks come in a variety of options from removable or permanent solutions to various sizes to multiple colors, to help you with all of your decorating needs. The best part is, you won’t have any damage to your walls after your done!


Interested in receiving any of these products? Follow us on our social @hercampusch to stay tuned for giveaway dates and items!

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Maurianna served as a Senior Editor and Marketing Publicity Director before becoming Campus Correspondent. Majoring in English with a concentration in Writing, Editing, and Digital Publication, she combines her love of words and digital design as the founder of a lifestyle blog, Anna Elle Liz, and brand + web design business, Mauri's Markups. When she’s not working, you can find her volunteering at the animal shelter, binge-watching home decor shows, or finding quaint coffee shops around town.