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Finally, the two words we’ve all been dying to hear since the semester began: Spring Break! Whether you’re working, kicking it at the crib for a week, or exploring another part of the world while traveling, Her Campus has got you covered with a Spring Break Survival Kit! These products are must-haves no matter what your plans are, and will make sure you feel confident, look gorgeous, and are staying safe on your break.
Even though it’s been gloomy, sunscreen is always a must, sunny or not. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and research shows that people of color are often diagnosed at later stages when it’s harder to treat. POC are also less likely to survive skin cancer than Caucasians. Get ahead of the game with Alba Botanica®’s moisturizing, 100% vegetarian Hawaiian Green Tea Sunscreen SPF 45! It’s water resistant, non-greasy, and free of ingredients that would harm the environment!
During spring break, many people enjoy tanning to get that perfect tan (unless you’re highly melanated <3), but laying out under the sun isn’t good for your skin and body! (See above LOL) Instead, try out L’Oreal’s Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Towelettes. Toss them in your beach bag or suitcase for a tan on the go. Just wipe them on the areas where you need the glow, and a 100% streak-free, natural looking tan develops in just 2-4 hours!
You’re probably thinking, why on earth would Krazy Glue be in a spring break kit? Krazy Glue is actually the biggest lifesaver, and their All Purpose Singles allow you to take the magic with you. Break a flip-flop? Krazy Glue. Handle pop off of your suitcase? Krazy Glue. Purse strap snapped? Krazy Glue. They dry quickly and the singles have just enough in each tube for one fast fix!
Bed Head by TIGI
Now that we’ve protected our bodies and secured the bags, we can move on to stylin’ and profilin’. Bed Head’s products are inspired by street trends and can be mixed and customized for your hair needs. The Superstar Queen For a Day Thickening Spray is perfect for fixing limp strands after swimming and will help create volume and texture that lasts long past the late night kickback. The Get Twisted Anti-Frizz Finishing Spray, on the other hand, is a lightweight, fast-drying spray that helps lock in wavy or curly styles and keep them from frizzing in this Hotlanta humidity for up to 72 hours!
Are all of your friends out of town for the break? Meet your new squad: The Almay Shadow Squad™ Eyeshadow! These shadow quads are perfect for Kira Kira-ing, and come in four different finishes: satin, matte, metallic, and glitter. You can choose a bright blue color quad for a fun day out in Centennial Park, or for dinner with your boo, a sultry rose-gold quad. There are a ton to choose from (15 shades to be exact), so there’s one for any occasion.
During the break, there’s no doubt that you’ll be in a ton of pics for Snapchat and IG! Make your smile dazzle with Buxom Cosmetic’s Va-Va-Plump Shiny Liquid Lipstick. The color is long-lasting, available in 20 bold shades, and even has a little tingly lip-plumping action so you look totally kissable in every photo!
No matter what your spring break style is, these hacks will keep you relaxed and ready for anything! Be safe and have an amazing spring break, Panthers!