Get Through Fall Semester with this Survival Kit

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Keep your dorm in check

The furniture in our residence halls have been around for years and used by many people before we use it, and it’s pretty common for things to break. You could put in a work order and wait 1-2 weeks for them to take it away and another 2-3 for them to give you a replacement, or you could use Krazy Glue All Purpose Singles. It’s four small tubes of really adhesive glue conveniently placed into a small container to be kept in your desk, and can be used to repair furniture, make projects, repair shoes, or whatever you need it for! It can hold together metal, glass, plastic, vinyl, ceramics, wood, just not your hopes and dreams.

I know specifically for my dorm, which has a five month old cat in it, smells bad pretty often. But any campus living area that’s small and packed, and also lacks insulation and cleaning supplies, could really use Bath and Body Works Wallflower Fragrance Diffuser. They make your room smell good all day long without frequent refills, and you’re not breaking the no candle rule! There’s over 60 plug designs and 60 fragrance refills to pair them with. Some plugs even glow for a welcoming light all night long.

Look awake and like you’re living the life

Between classes, studying, and various naps throughout the week, us college students spend the majority of our time indoors. Without getting fresh air or vitamins from sunlight, it’s not long before we’re all going to look like the walking dead dragging our feet, with bags under our eyes and pale skin. Fight the undead by using L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Hydrating Self-Tanning Milk to give yourself a lively glow!

In a rush in the morning, then when you get to your destination you realize how tired you look? Well the BUXOM Cosmetics Big Tease™ Plumping Mascara is a really small size to fit in your backpack, purse, or even pocket for last-minute revamping. The formula consists of 3 waxes which creates a smooth and creamy application, and it lasts all day without flaking!

I know we can’t take long, relaxing baths on campus, but make your selfcare procedure better by treating yourself with Skintimate's 2-in-1 Shave Cream & Skin Conditioner. The shea butter and soy protein in the formula allows for a duo base for shaving and moisturizing, and your legs will feel smooth, smell great, and moisture lasts for the next 24 hours guaranteed!

Whether you’re going to something important like an interview, or you maybe just forgot to wash that shirt before wearing it, Katy Perry’s INDI Fragrance is a must have. There’s a total of nine scents combined into the perfume so it’s just as unique as the people who wear it, and every ingredient sounds super fancy, including Italian Bergamot, White Cedar Wood, Seductive Musks, Fresh Muguet and more.

Okay, sometimes you don’t have the time do do anything to your face to look more awake, but it’s always helpful to take care of your skin so you always look refreshed. Lucky for you, Micellar Cleansing Water All-In-1 Waterproof both removes makeup and cleans the skin by removing oils, dirt, and sweat. It gets off the toughest of makeup, and there’s no need to wash off with water afterwards, it dries all on its own.

Take care of your diet

Sometimes it’s hard to find the time to eat during a busy day, so always make sure to keep food in your dorm room for you to snack on between all the chaos. Now, what’s the first college food we think of right away? Yes, Top Ramen Noodles. But maybe the same dull chicken broth gets kind of dull after slurping it for so many semesters, so spice it up with Frank's Red Hot, the #1 hot sauce in America. And if you don’t like spice, the sauce comes in adorable little zip cases, which also contains a packet of Old Bay seasoning, to keep in your backpack to carry small things around!

Okay, I’m not trying to insinuate that you should eat Ramen all day every day, which doesn’t sound too bad of an idea, but sometimes we need healthier option. Garden of Life found a way to make everyone happy by making a snack that’s delicious and healthy. The new GōL Bar is completely organic and gluten free, and is just as tasty as a granola bar, but is made up of dates, nuts and blueberries with no added sugars! Try all the flavors: chocolate coconut, blueberry, chocolate sea salt, and maple sea salt.

Be safe!

For anyone who has overly concerned parents about you going to college for the first time, or wants to take the extra measure to be safe rather than sorry, SABRE has a number of products for you. This includes a personal alarm with a keyring that can be heard up to 600 feet away, another personal alarm with a clip and LED light, and a drink kit which tests any beverage for GHB and Ketamine. Always remember to be safe on and off campus, no matter who you’re with.

 

Some produces may be more useful than others, but all of the above can be found at any Her Campus event taking place throughout the school year, so look for our pink flag with the HC logo at events, or follow us on social media to see what we’re up to next! Let me know which product is your favorite!