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4 Life Hacks To Get You Through Midterms Week

The trajectory of fall semester always seems to follow the same form: just as you’ve finally gotten into the swing of things, midterms descend to throw any semblance of balance in your life out of whack. This semester’s Her Campus Survival Kit has equipped with all of the materials to execute these four essential life hacks to get us through.  

1. Bring tea and coffee wherever you go.

A full class load, and midterms in each class, can keep you out of your room from early morning until the wee hours of the night. How else can one survive 10 hour days without constant caffeine energy boosts? Camelbak’s newest insulated travel mug The Forge® Divide, is an all-terrain mug that makes it easy to drink coffee or tea one-handed, with a drinking valve that opens with the press of a button, and then seals shut to prevent leaks or spills. The leak-proof cap means you can confidently toss the Forge Divide into your bag without soaking your stuff. This is the perfect on the go coffee & tea experience for busy students!

2. Layer your outfits.

With long days and northeastern fall weather, one can face freezing temperatures, a rain storm, and sunshine all in one day. Over time, the Siena population has learned that layering is key on a day of studying. For those of us not quite ready to let go of our summer wardrobe, transition one of your favorite outfits to fall by adding an extra layer using L’eggs – Sheer Energy Sheer Panty Medium Support. Black sheers provide perfect balance of sheer and light opaque coverage. Sheer Energy knit micro-tones legs for constant, refreshing comfort that feels like an all-day massage. Great for women who are on their feet all day!

3. Capitalize on last minute study time with 24-hour makeup.

Get in a couple more minutes of valuable study time by skipping those makeup touch ups in between classes. Rimmel London’s – 24HR Super Curler Mascara offers up to 24HR curl, hold, and an instant 90ᵒ curve. Rimmel’s, The Only 1 Lipstick, available in 12 shades, is an all in one product offering colour, comfort, moisture, wear.

4. Treat yo’ self.

Unwind with a mask, a drink, and a book. Feeling Beautiful™ is famous for mixing feel-good fun with fresh botanicals to make products that feel good, smell good, and do good for skin!  HC Siena’s favorite is mask is currently the Feeling Beautiful Apple Cider Vinegar 4-in-1 Foaming Clay, it’s like dousing your face in fall!Flying Colors designs feminine, fashionable, flirty and fun clothing for fashion forward women of all ages who want to make a statement and support their college and love of collegiate spirit. Don’t save these cute koozies for game day, show them off every day! Lastly, take your mind off your real world worries by making fun of them! With Adulthood is a Myth you’ll navigate the murky waters of dating + relationships, hair and makeup, jobs, friendship, body image, introversion, and laundry through comic relief! Sarah’s frankness on personal issues like body image, self-consciousness, introversion, relationships, and the frequency of bra-washing makes her comics highly relatable and deeply hilarious.  

Go show those midterms who’s boss!  


Susana is co-CC for the Her Campus at Siena chapter. She is a senior English major from Westchester, NY.  Her love of languages and wriitng led her to declare a double minor in Italian and Writing and Communications. Post-grad Susana plans on pursuing a career in TESOL teaching and eventually returning to the TESOL publsihing field after an internship with Oxford University Press.  She enjoys traveling, hiking, live concerts, and foodie adventures.  Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @susana0hria.
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