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How the #HCSurvivalKits are going to singlehandedly SAVE YOUR SEMESTER!

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

November is a difficult month to get through. We’re just close enough to break but not close enough to forget exams and final papers. You need a reason to keep going. You need… a survival kit.

Luckily Her Campus has partnered with the best of the best brands to help you make it through the newfound cold weather. Plan the perfect night in with friends or take a break out of your day to enjoy these products, available through our HCKU Supports Women in STEM raffle November 13-17 or by signing your dude friends up for Mr. KU at rebrand.ly/mrkuapp. Stay alert on our social media for additional giveaways!




Who doesn’t need a sugar pick me up? These chewy fruit candies will put some flavorful zing in your mouth and motivate you again instantly. It’s cholesterol free, gluten free, has 0g trans fat and contains only natural colors and real fruit juices. This candy is number 1 in Japan for a reason!


Freeman Beauty


You can choose from Cucumber and Pink Salt, Manuka Honey and Tea Tree Oil or Charcoal and Black Sugar masks to treat yourself (and your skin)! Exfoliate, rejuvenate and enjoy a baby smooth face. With all this winter wind, you deserve only the best treatment for your skin. Thank goodness Freeman is here to help us out!



We’re so stoked to be pairing up with Aéropostale! Not only do they have the best denim around, but they’ve sent us tons of amazing accessories! From wallets to jewelry to hair accessories, Aéro has been our best friend since elementary school. Who doesn’t have great memories with this brand? Oh, take me back to 2007! This versatile brand has been re-inventing itself over and over and we’re happy to find a brand that adapts to our taste and listens to the trends. We’ve got coupons galore so you can pick out some new jeans to match your new accessories!


Bed Head by TIGI


YES! This brand has been our go-to for our hair needs since who can remember when. Why? Because it works! The company is inspired by street trends and is designed to be blended, layered and cocktailed together. Get some shine spray, dry shampoo or good old fashioned hair spray on Her Campus! We want to help you further your intimate relationship with this brand.



Sparkling water with real fruit? Count us in. Spindrift is so refreshing and will give you the zip you need to make it through your study sesh. The final product is unsweetened and any calories you get comes from the real fruit that has been grown at family farms. For best results, turn it a few times to mix the fruit and pour into a glass over ice. This is perfect to mix with cocktails or flavored white wine! Honestly, a go-to for some natural flavor.

Erin Condren


Get your life together with the Erin Condren LifePlanner! Erin Condren is a lifestyle brand that aims to inspire, simplify and stylize your life so you can keep on track of all your responsibilities while having a little fun. Once you get a look at these fun designs and perfectly organized pages, you’ll never let go. For once, getting your shit together can actually be a fun activity! These planners will last you until December 2018. You could become a CEO with all the planning and scheduling you’re about to do! Pair with our instructions on how to bullet journal and you’ll be set for life.


L’oréal Paris


If you’re not already obsessed with this brand, get ready. We’ve got bronze self-tanning towelettes and airbrush mist! Both of these items are the perfect size to throw in a bag and take with you on the go! Get more of this affordable luxury brand and try out some new stuff to purchase on your next stop in Target or CVS!



Steripod clip on toothbrush protector with active vapors fits every toothbrush and keeps your brush clean and fresh for up to 3 months. It’s perfect for every girl on the go. Whether it’s a last minute night over at your boyfriend’s house or a weekend trip to Colorado, clip this baby on and take your brush with you anywhere! It’s available in a rainbow of bright colors. The product was developed by doctors and tested independently for efficacy at a lab. It will never fail you! You’ve got to check out this product, guys. It’s a lifesaver, take it from me.


Hannah Strader graduated from the University of Kansas in December 2018 with a degree in journalism and creative writing. She has past experience as both a writer and editor for high school and collegiate level newspaper staff and spent the summer of 2017 in London working with Healthista, an online women's health magazine. Her passions include but are not limited to Harry Styles, Taco Bell, witchcraft and books. She has two cats and can recite all the U.S. presidents in order. She's proud to call herself a Her Campus alumni. Formerly the Editor in Chief, Senior Editor, and staff writer at Her Campus KU.