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Must-Haves to Get You Through this Semester

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

We all know it’s happening – we’re getting into that mid-semester funk where we just can’t seem to feel as motivated. Classes are starting to drag on, and now that midterms are over, we don’t even want to start thinking about finals. It’s easy to get stressed, but at HC Pitt we like to stay positive, and remind ourselves that we can make it through! A few fun products to make us feel better always help us remember that winter break is right around the corner.


1. Sometimes instead of reading a textbook, we take a break and open up a magazine. Fashion magazines are the perfect way to de-stress and think about something other than school, like what we’re going to wear to dinner with our friends this upcoming weekend. StyleWatch is a magazine that focuses on styles from all over the world. It makes sure to remain inclusive of people of all different style types, making the magazine as a whole incredibly unique! I know all I want to do afterwards is go shop for all of the new winter trends.


2. Or, we doll ourselves up a bit with a new nail color. Milani’s Color Statement Nail Lacquer comes in so many different colors, so we can always choose one that matches our mood at the time. Whether we’re going for something vibrant or neutral, Milani has us covered with long-lasting nail polish that is bound to make us feel beautiful.


3. A lot of us plan out our outfits, but it’s even more fun when tattoos are involved. Planning outfits saves time in the morning when we’re rushing to class, but we still want to look stylish. That’s why Flash Tattoos from Miss Me are so perfect! These are a super fun way to accessorize any outfit aside from the usual jewelry or purse, and they’re easy to apply and take off. Get ready to turn some heads!


4. We all look forward to sleep after a long day, but can’t forget about washing up. With Simple Cleansing Wipes, taking off our day’s makeup is a breeze. We finally feel refreshed and ready for a good night’s sleep. For those of us with sensitive skin, there’s no need to worry! These cleansing wipes are made with triple-purified water, which help minimize the potential for irritation. All Simple products contain no dyes, artificial perfumes, or harsh chemicals, giving us the gentle clean skin that we want.


5. After using all of these products, we’ll be left smiling! But we all know we envy those people with pearly white teeth. How do I make that happen when I drink so much coffee to keep me awake during these classes?! If only coffee didn’t stain teeth. Thankfully Colgate has an easy solution. Their Optic White Toothpaste and Whitening Pen will give us those white teeth we want, in just a few days of use! Brush, whiten, and go.


Now that we’ve taken a few study breaks and freshened ourselves up a bit, we’re totally ready for the rest of the semester. Before we know it, we’ll be relaxing at home over winter break, with hot chocolate in our hands, reading the next issue of StyleWatch. Thanks to our sponsors and StyleWatch for helping HC Pitt get through some of college’s stressful times! HCXO


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My name is Melodi Reich, and I'm currently a student at the University of Pittsburgh studying Information Science. After graduation, I hope to go into a technology related field. However, writing is one of my hobbies and passions, and being a part of Her Campus has allowed me to express my more creative side through writing articles and other content. Joining Her Campus was one of the best decisions I made in college, and I can't wait to use the skills I've gained through being in this organization in the future.
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