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The Reviews Are In: HC Survival Kit Edition

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

Last week, we received our Survival Kits from Her Campus national. We took the time to test out the products, and the reviews are in. 

Spindrift Sparkling Water

I liked it. It’s not sweet. I went on their website, and the first thing you see is that “Spindrift is America’s first and only line of sparkling water make with real squeezed fruit”.  I find that so hard to believe, since there are so many flavored seltzer’s out there, but hey at least they’re on the right track. HC Fordham got two flavors; grapefruit and blackberry. I tried the grapefruit first, and was surprised that it was a mixture of fruit juice and bubbly water (I expected a grapefruit “essence,” not actual juice). The thing that’s not super awesome about this is the juice cuts the bubbly-ness, so it’s not as fizzy as regular sparkling water. It was still good though. I had the blackberry next, and I didn’t like it. I don’t need my drinks to be sweet in any sense, but this was pretty bitter. They also have a cucumber flavor. This sounds kind of weird, because I don’t know what cucumber juice and seltzer would taste like- but I’d be willing to try it! All in all, I liked the grapefruit flavor much more than the blackberry, but I’m a fan of the company. They seem to keep things fairly clean, and still manage to make a decent drink.  -Katherine Beisel 


Aeropostale Sunglasses

Who knew Aeropostale decided to re-brand and stage a comeback? Apparently, not us. Regardless, the products that they sent us were to die for. Sunglasses, headbands and chokers, all super trendy and accessible for everyday fashion. I chose the marlbe black sunglasses, and love that they offer full UV protection. They are super lightweight, and are perfect for everyday wear.  -Christina D’Ambrosio


Freeman Polishing (Charcoal + Black Sugar) Gel Mask 

I absolutely loved the result of this mask on my skin. After I rinsed the mask of with warm water I instantly felt like my skin was so much smother and my pores were visibly clearer. I have dry skin and I didn’t feel like the mask dried it out even more, but instead it left it super hydrated and clean. -Shawny de Sousa Dinis

I tried out the charcoal & black sugar face mask and I am in LOVE. It made my skin feel so soft and smooth and healthy! I’ll definitely be buying more of these because I seriously cannot stress enough how amazing your skin feels afterward. As someone who uses a lot of different facial products, I can definitely say that this one stood out to me and I’d definitely recommend it.  -Jessica Cozzi 


Erin Condren Planners

Erin Condren planners have always been a dream to me so when we opened up the survival kits, I was SO excited to see these beautiful organizational planners! The boxes are perfect to separate all of my responsibilities over each day and it just brings me such a sense of calm. I’m so excited to fill it up over the rest of the year! -Lauren Winn

Christina is a member of the class of 2018 at Fordham University, pursuing a major in Communications and Media Studies. Some of her favorite things include Sex and the City re-runs, dogs and pretending Zayn is still a member of One Direction.