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The 11 Not-So-Strange Essentials to Help Survive School HC Style

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

School is daunting enough, let alone without the essentials. This Her Campus School Survival Kit is filled with things that you can use to succeed this year! So here is the rundown of the 11 not-so-strange items with the help of the Netflix Original, Stranger Things! (links in pink)

  1. CamelBak – Forge Divide Mug

Not only is this mug handy to carry copious amounts of coffee/tea to class, it is also super sturdy! If you knock it off your desk in the middle of class, no need to be embarrassed anymore! Your beverage will stay nice and toasty inside and with a mug as cute as this, what is there to be embarrassed about?


Social Media:

Instagram: @camelbak / Facebook: facebook.com/CamelBak / Twitter: @camelbak


2. “Adulthood is a Myth” and “The Roommate Book” by Andrews McMeel Publishing

Talk about hilarious but helpful guides to living with a roommate and also attempting to adult. These books are fun and light but also bring up valid points while being extremely relatable.

Social Media:

Instagram: @AndrewsMcMeel, @sarahandersencomics (Adulthood is a Myth), @beckymsimps (The Roommate Book)/ Facebook:  / Twitter: @AndrewsMcMeel, @SarahCAndersen, @beckymsimps


3. The DIvaCup: Model 1

That time of the month? Try the reusable DivaCup! This easy-to-use product comes in multiple styles and shapes, and can is available here!


Social Media:

Instagram: @The DivaCUp / Facebook: facebook.com/divacup / Twitter: @TheDivaCup


4. Juicy Couture: I (heart) Juicy Couture Fragrance Sample

These ADORABLE little samples not only smell f a n t a s t I c, but also are perfect for on-the-go! A mix of mandarin, jasmine, and patchouli, it is hard NOT to love this fragrance.


Social Media:

Instagram: @JuicyCouture / Facebook: facebook.com/juicycouture / Twitter: @JuicyCouture


5. Freeman Beauty: Face Masks

Our writers absolutely loved these face masks! How can you not when they come in options like Avocado/Oatmeal Clay Mask, Feeling Beautiful Cucumber Peel Off Mask , Feeling Beautiful Charcoal & Black Sugar Polishing Mask, and also Feeling Beautiful Apple Cider Vinegar 4-in-1 Foaming Clay.

How do you even decide which one to choose when you want to try them all?


Social Media:

Instagram: @freemanbeauty / Facebook: facebook.com/freemanbeauty / Twitter: @freemanbeauty


6. Flying Colors Apparel – Koozies

These koozies are just as cute and fun as the clothing Flying Colors Apparel offers! Perfect for those who want to show their collegiate spirit!


Social Media:

Instagram: @flyingcolorsapparel / Facebook: facebook.com/flyingcolorsapparel /


7. L’eggs – Sheer Energy Sheer Pant Medium Support

With a just right balance of sheer and light coverage, your L’eggs will be more than ready for that career fair or job interview! Comfortable and professional, it is crazy not to invest in a pair!


Social Media:

Intagram: @leggsbrand / Facebook: facebook.com/leggsbrand / Twitter: @leggsbrand


8. MaidenForm – Maidenform Love the Lift® Push Up & In Satin Demi Bra OR Maidenform Love the Lift® Push Up & In Lace Demi Bra

This oh-so-comfortable bra gives the perfect amount of lift and support. The essence of the brand says it all for itself – “Sexy. Spirited. Confident.”

Social Media:

Instagram: @maidenform / Facebook: facebook.com/MaidenformBrands / Twitter: @Maidenform


9. Monistat – MONISTAT Complete Care Instant Itch Relief Cream

53% of young woman claim they do not know how to deal with a yeast infections and 66% don’t know it can be cured with an over-the-counter treatment, according to Monistat. With this perfect little cream, it is all possible! Monistat starts curing on contact and is the #1 doctor recommended OTC yeast infection treatment – that alone should be incentive enough!


10. Rimmel London: 24HR Supercurler Mascara, Colour Precise Eyeliner and The Only 1 Lipstick

A girl can never have too much makeup, especially with all these fantastic options! The 24HR Supercurler Mascara makes the eyelash curler obsolete with its up to 24 hour 90 degree curve. Want that chic cat eye? Why not make it bolder with the Colour Precise Eyeliner, available in black, blue, and white.

The only thing shady about me in my lipstick collection! The Only 1 Lipstick comes in 12 different shades and offers colour, comfort, moisture, and wear!

Social Media:

Instagram: @RimmelLondonUS / Facebook: facebook.com/RimmelLondonUS / Twitter: @RimmelLondonUS



11. Wearsafe – Wearsafe Adventure Box, including Wearsafe Tags and 6 months of Wearsafe service

You never know what life can bring, but with this little button, there is a little less worry. The Wearsafe Tag is the only personal safety button that can instantly connect you to the people you know and trust if you are ever feeling unsafe. It provides your location, a continuous audio stream, and even opens a group chat – all at the touch of a button! Wearsafe is especially nice when you have a friend who goes back to Panama for the summer and completely disappears without a word…

So enter to win one for yourself!: One lucky winner and a friend will receive an all-expenses paid adventure of a lifetime. You pick the trip, we’ll pick up the tab! Enter to win at wearsafe.com/adventure.


Social Media:

Instagram: @wearsafelabs / Facebook: facebook.com/Wearsafe / Twitter: @wearsafelabs



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Kayla McEwen

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Kayla A. McEwen: President and Campus Correspondent  Senior at Penn State Behrend Marketing & Professional Writing Major Part-time dreamer and full-time artist Lover of art, fashion, witty conversation, winged eyeliner, and large cups of warm beverages.