The Homestretch Survival Guide by Her Campus

The second half of the second semester can be tough. After spending a week or two vacationing somewhere warm or at least taking a break from the caffeinated stupor of a typical school day, readjusting to waking up before 1pm is often rougher than just finishing the last month and a half of school. You’ve gotten a quick taste of your summer vacation and you’re addicted. I’m not going to say that its easy but hopefully we can help make it more manageable. Here are several items to help get you through the desperate internship search frenzy, finals, last-day-of-class midterms, final project deadlines, and packing up your life with in-tact mental and physical health.


1. #ActuallySheCan Success Issue  

For inspiration after working long nights in the library, pick up an issue of #ActuallySheCan, a platform dedicated to sharing content that empowers women. This issue is filled with articles and helpful tips to aid readers in their pursuit of professional goals. The campaign has also expanded to include a mentorship program that features interviews with female role models such as Gabby Douglas and Gabourney Sidibe, how-to guides, and highlights form #ActuallySheCan events. Visit for this exclusive content.

2. Cystex Urinary Pain Relief Tablets

If you have ever had a urinary tract infection you know that it can be miserable and make it impossible to concentrate on anything else. In the unfortunate event that you do get one, be prepared with Cystex Urinary Pain Relief Tablets. It is important to start combatting urinary tract infections before they get worse and these tablets are a great precautionary purchase. In addition to using a dual-action formula to relieve pain and burning, Cystex brand Pain Relief Tablets also help to control the infection before you can see a doctor. Also check out Cystex’s other urinary health products.

3. Erin Condren Deluxe Monthly Planners, In Bloom Sticker Sheet, and Colorful Dual-Tip Markers

Keeping your life organized can be difficult as a college student, especially during midterm and final periods. Keep track of deadlines, events, notes, and to-do lists with Erin Condren 12-month calendars. These cute planners encourage users to make the most of each day, with simple formats and inspirational quotes. Organization can be as fun as it is valuable with these fun pens and stickers. For 10% off of your online purchase, sign up for their newsletter and earn money with their refer a friend program! Visit: And if you want an idea of what the planner is like, visit this article that one of our writers did on how she uses hers:


4. Psssst! Tropical Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is an incredibly practical product that is often underrated and underused. For the days when you skip a wash, freshen up with Psssst! Dry Shampoo from Freeman Beauty. Washing your hair every day is neither good for the health of your hair nor always easy to do. This fast and effective solution leaves your hair smelling fresh and feeling rejuvenated. This travel size is especially good for trips or to just keep in your backpack.

5. L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Towelettes and Sublime Bronze Tinted Self-Tanning Lotion

Starting to lose your spring break tan? While you may not have access to a beach, you do have easy access to L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Towelettes and Sublime Bronze Tinted Self-Tanning Lotion. These products make self-tanning simple and quick without the skin damage of laying in the sun. Achieve that healthy-looking glow in just two hours with a product that will leave skin streak-free and will not rub off.

6. Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips lipstick samples in Miranda May, Kim K.W. and Electric Poppy

Everybody knows that looking good makes you feel good and applying lipstick is a simple way to improve your mood. Getting that pop of color has never been easier than with these one-use lipstick samples from Charlotte Tilbury Makeup. Try on a few and keep your favorite color in your bag when you need a boost of confidence at 2am. Lipstick can brighten the face and give you that extra kick to continue working hard and earning that grade.

7. Juicy Couture Tumbler and Bracelet

Juicy Couture was without a doubt the brand of my tween years and it’s back! Get your dose of girly with fun and flirty products from The tracksuits you loved and envied are going back in style and just in time for the midterm and final season when comfort is key. Take a break from studying with a quick online shopping spree and treat yourself with signature perfumes, clothes, and accessories from Juicy Couture.