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Holiday Survival Kit: Essentials for Beating the Winter Blues

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

Keep things merry and bright with these spirit-lifting products, all included in our Her Campus holiday survival kit! Winter break is the perfect occasion to devote some time to that one person you’ve been neglecting all semester—yourself.

1. #ActuallySheCan Tanks, created in partnership with Le Motto

The limited edition #ActuallySheCan tank tops were created in partnership with retailer Le Motto. Made in a soft, breathable cotton blend, these comfortable and empowering tanks are perfect for wearing to the gym, class, or just lounging around in during break.

2. Alba Botanica® Fast Fix for Puffy Eyes Cooling Eye-Revive Gel

As any perpetually exhausted college student can confirm, dark circles and under-eye bags are basically hallmarks of university existence. When it comes to sleep deprivation, coffee may keep you feeling semi-human, but those puffy eyes need Alba Botanica®’s Fast Fix for Puffy Eyes Cooling Eye-Revive Gel.

3. Being Hand Cream

Winter clothing may be great—scarfs, sweaters, and boots galore—but winter skin is slightly less exciting. With scents like Salted Caramel & Macadamia and Cloudberry & Lychee Blossom, you’ll look forward to using this incredibly moisturizing hand cream by Being to soothe your dry, cracked palms.

4. Krazy Glue All Purpose Singles

While these Krazy Glue singles might not *quite* be able to fortify your fragile mental state against the havoc wrought by finals season, they can pretty much bond everything else—wood, metal, plastics, glass, vinyl and ceramics. With just enough super-strong, fast-drying adhesive in each tube for one quick fix, Krazy Glue All Purpose Singles are sure to come in handy for the busy college gal. Because whose dorm room isn’t falling apart by midterms?

5. Tarteist™ PRO Palette and Lights, Camera, Lashes™ Mascara

If you’re anything like me, you love the idea of a smoky eye, but your execution leaves something to be desired… Luckily, the Tarteist™ PRO Palette has got our backs. With 20 ultra-pigmented shades (powered by naturally-derived ingredients, no less) AND detailed instructions on how to best combine them to create stunning looks, this palette will no doubt become a go-to for holiday parties. Make sure to top off your smoky eye masterpiece with Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes™, the best-selling vegan mascara that lengthens, curls, volumizes and conditions.

Ellie is a Political Science and Policy Studies double major at Rice University, with a minor in Politics, Law and Social Thought. She spent the spring of 2017 studying/interning in London, and hopes to return to England for grad school. Academically, Ellie's passion lies in evaluating policies that further the causes of gender equality, LGBT rights, and access to satisfactory healthcare, specifically as it pertains to women's health and mental health. She also loves feminist memoirs, eighteenth-century history, old bookstores, and new places. She's continuously inspired by the many strong females in her life, and is an unequivocal proponent of women supporting women.