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Campus Trendsetters Study From Home Care Package
Camy Totah

Campus Trendsetters: Program Insight & Package Review

Campus Trendsetters is a program introduced by Her Campus for social media savvy women who are interested in sharing their insight on products and services. Through the program I have personally built upon my social media marketing skills by challenging myself to create aesthetic content that elevates product campaigns. Since the transition to quarantine, many women have been at a loss for skill-building opportunities to enhance their resume. Apply to become a Campus Trendsetters for the opportunity to gain real-world experience, build your resume, become an established “taste maker”, and network with other trendsetters. 

The Cheat Sheet: 

During the month of April, Campus Trendsetters released their Study From Home Care Package along with a “cheat sheet” that acts as a road map for each product. The cheat sheet includes Instagram handles, hashtags, product description, and other essential information that is beneficial to helping you create your content. These guidelines help trendsetters like myself develop brand strategies to effectively create raw content. 

Developing Your Campaign: 

To create content for this month’s campaign, I turned to Canva, a graphic design platform that provides its users with templates, illustrations, fonts, and images to create social media graphics, stories, presentations, etc. Through the app, I was able to select my template of choice and develop it into an effective brand promotion for my Instagram story. Canva provided me with a creative outlet to cultivate my vision and create interactive content for Campus Trendsetters. My goal when designing brand content is to give my followers a reason to interact with my stories by using colorful text, gifs, and clear photos. 

Package Insight & Reviews:

1.    Azo Cycle Care & Comfort      •    Has your period taken over your life? This is a must-buy drug-free alternative that I’ve been using for about a week now, and so far, it’s helped decrease my bloating, monthly breakouts, and awful cramps. Overall, very satisfied with the results and would definitely recommend this product to friends!      •    What It Does:           •    Manages hormonal imbalances & symptoms during your monthly cycle           •    Relieves breast tenderness, bloating, cramping, and irritability        •    Contains: Naturally sourced ingredients           •    Chaste Tree Berry Extract – supports hormonal health             •    Zinc             •    Niacin amide – supports clearer skin   2.    Bumble Water Bottle & Compact Mirror      •    Join this women-first social networking app to build your hive and make meaningful connections in love, friendship and business! Make the first move in this safe and inclusive space to be on your way to finding just what you’re looking for. Good people are all around you and with Bumble, it’s’ never been easier to make those empowering connections. From my personal experience on the app, I really appreciated that everyone discloses information such as what they are looking for, their political views, height, etc. This addition makes the app feel as if you’re swiping right because you like their bio rather than just their physical appearance.  3.    Covergirl Fresh Tinted Lip Oils      •    This product is packed with high shine and long-lasting moisture to leave your lips feeling soft, smooth, and conditioned for up to 6 hours. While most oil-infused lip tints tend to cause the skin surrounding your lips to breakout, this product doesn’t. I would highly recommend this product for anyone looking for an affordable and luscious lip oil.  4.    RXBAR Blueberry Protein Bar        •    Ever tried a bar with real food protein? If not, head down to your local grocery store to taste a convenient, delicious, and nutritious bar with no artificial flavors or colors. As someone who has searched for countless protein bars only to be disappointed with the contents and flavor, I have never felt more excited to end my search! The Blueberry Protein Bar is packed with a nutty and fruity flavor and the best part is, every ingredient is there for a reason.  5.    Garnier        •    I have been using Garnier’s products for years and have never been disappointed with the results. Unlike most makeup removers and cleansers, it leaves your skin feeling clean, refreshed and makeup free! For women that wear little to no makeup, I would highly recommend the all-in-one cleanser that removes makeup, lifts dirt, and oil with no rinsing or harsh rubbing: SkinActive Original Micellar Cleansing Water. Though when it comes to those who wear a full face of makeup on a daily basis, I would recommend trying the SkinActive Waterproof Micellar Cleansing Water which removes stubborn long-wear makeup. Lastly, one of my all-time favorites is the SkinActive Original Micellar Foaming Gel Cleanser, which gently foams to remove makeup & impurities, leaving your skin perfectly cleansed and refreshed.  6.    Innisfree Volcanic Clay Mask       •    This soft and creamy face mask is the ideal product for normal, combination and oily skin types. I would definitely recommend this mask if you are having skincare concerns such as pores, oiliness, dullness, and uneven texture. As someone who has struggled with these issues my whole life, it has been my goal to find products that will help me to decrease and minimize my impurities; this product does exactly that. The results of this mask fully lived up to my expectations and will continue to use this product on a weekly basis.       •    How it helps:           •    Minimizes the look of pores           •    Absorbs sebum           •    Gently exfoliates           •    Deeply cleanses           •    Evens skin tone            •    Cleanses pollution particles 

Overall, I absolutely loved the products within this month’s care package and look forward to the next Campus Trendsetters opportunity!  

Attending San Jose State University and majoring in marketing. I am a nature child who believes that traveling the world, meeting new people, eating good food, and embracing other cultures is a vital part of life. I enjoy painting, hammocking, and exploring Pinterest whenever I get the chance. Find me on Instagram @camytotah
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