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The Five Things You Need for Your Winter Vacation

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

Marist Students deserve winter break. The downtime after a busy, fall semester is the only way to rejuvenate for next semester’s obligations. But regardless of what your winter break plans look like, you can’t travel from home without these essentials. So whether you’re hitting the beach or staying close to home, here’s what you need to bring with you.

Must Have Item #1: A replenishing eye cream.

            The winter cold and changes in diet (hello, holiday cookies) can be a factor in puffy eyes. While it’s important to choose an eye cream that targets your concerns, it’s more important to pick a natural product for the delicate eye area. Alba Botanica® Fast Fix for Puffy Eyes Cooling Eye-Revive Gel is a vegetarian, cruelty free product that cools and soothes the under eye. Pack this small tube in your carry-on or for a weekend with friends, and never battle puffy eyes again.

Must Have Item #2: A *Glam* Mascara and Eyeshadow.

Eyeshadow and mascara make all the difference in any makeup look. With Tarte Cosmetics, every product is naturally-derived, formulated without any bad ingredients- like parabens or phthalates. No matter what the occasion is- always have a eyeshadow palette like the Tarteist™ PRO on hand to create instagram worth looks in a moment’s notice. Finish everything off with Tarte Cosmetics best selling mascara, Lights, Camera, Lashes™ which lengthens, curls, and volumizes the lash- almost like a push-up bra. 

Must Have Item #3: A Hydrating Body Lotion.

Travel, lack of water, and winter are the culprits for flaky skin. Treat yourself to a delectable scented lotion, like Sanctuary Spa’s Salted Caramel & Macadamia Hand Cream. These creams are super hydrating and small enough to fit in any size luggage.

Must Have Item #4: A Workout Tank.

After a long holiday or vacation of indulging, hitting the gym is important to get back on track. To workout in style, we’re loving these #ActuallySheCan tanks. Complete with a motivational slogan on each (Less Drama, More Karma) these adorable tanks are made from a soft, breathable cotton blend. 

Must Have Item #5: Krazy Glue.

            It may seem silly- but at a moments notice, you may need something to hold everything together. Between Christmas crafting and quick clothing fixes – Krazy Glue is always a good idea to bring on trips of any kind. Never get caught off guard again. 

Anna Marotta is a Junior at Marist College where she is studying Marketing. She is extremely right-brained and loves to write, create, and travel. You can find Anna with her ten best friends at Lola's Cafe or stalking dogs on Marist Beach. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram! @annarosemarotta