Her Campus Back to School Survival Kit

Here at Her Campus StLawU, we recently received our back-to-school survival kit from Her Campus Media.  All of the products included are incredibly awesome and relevant to our lives at SLU.  What items are part of the box, you might ask? Keep reading to see what’s included and why you might need one or more of everything!

  1. We received two books in the package this fall, both from Andrews McMeel Publishing.  The first is “The Roommate Book,” by Becky Simpson.  This book provides some comical insight into what it’s like to either live with a friend or, in most cases as a freshman, a stranger.

  2. The second book we were fortunate enough to receive is called “Adulting is a Myth,” by Sarah Andersen. This book gets down to the nitty gritty on body image, hair and makeup, dating/relationships, along with topics as mundane as doing laundry. It also gives very relatable details about the experience of leaving the comforts of home. This book is so real, it’s insane. Every college student needs to pick up this read!

  3. Next up, we received the CamelBak Forge Divide travel mug in an adorable white and silver color. This is absolutely prime for anybody in college. Whether you are rushing to class and want to bring your coffee/tea from the Keurig in your room, or you just want to be green and save those 23 cents you get for having a reusable cup when you get your favorite drink from the pub, this mug is a must have.

  4. The DivaCup: this is something that just started to pick up hype over the last few years, and it deserves our attention. The DivaCup is a menstrual cup that you wear up there and it can collect your flow for up to 12 hours without leaking! Not only is it  super easy to clean, but it  also makes life so much easier because you no longer  have to constantly carry around tampons and/or pads throughout your cycle. I have a friend who absolutely swears by the thing -- she loves not having to  purchase tampons all the time! If you’re a little more skeptical about this one, check out their YouTube videos for a few tips and tricks on using The DivaCup!

  5. Koozies from Flying Colors Apparel – who doesn’t love Koozies??? They’re incredibly useful, especially at those football and soccer tailgates during fall at SLU. Flying Colors offers clothing for fashion forward women of all ages who love to make a statement. There’s something for everyone! Check it out at: http://www.flyingcolorsapparel.com.

  6. Freeman Beauty Face Masks – I like to do a face mask about once a week, to relax and unwind from a stressful week of classes. Feeling Beautiful TM combines fresh products that not only feel and smell good, but are also awesome for your skin!  There are four different masks, including: Avocado/Oatmeal Clay Mask, Feeling Beautiful Cucumber Peel Off Mask, Feeling Beautiful Charcoal & Black Sugar Polishing Mask, and Feeling Beautiful Apple Cider Vinegar 4-in-1 Foaming Clay.

  7. Juicy Couture I <3 Juicy Couture Fragrance Samples. These miniature versions of your everyday essential fragrances are easy to throw in your bag for after you get out of the gym or if you just want to freshen up throughout the day. These scents feature notes of sparkling mandarin, jasmine and patchouli. YUM!

  8. L’eggs Sheer Energy Panty – these are totally sheer from waist to toe, which means no pesky panty lines when you’re wearing leggings or a skirt this fall!

  9. Pushup Bra from Maidenform- this bra is sure to do wonders for you. It’s extremely comfortable and supportive because it’s a Demi-fit bra!

  10. Monistat – Her Campus loves to include products for the everyday college woman that address feminine issues we don’t always want to acknowledge the reality of. This product is an Instant Itch Relief Cream that will help you deal with yeast infections in a healthy and safe way! This cream starts curing on contact; it is the #1 Doctor Recommended over-the-counter yeast infection treatment.

  11. Rimmel London – that’s right ladies, we’ve got products from one of the best drugstore cosmetic brands out there!  First up: the 24 Hour Supercurler Mascara, which creates volume and lash curling all in one. Mascara is a major everyday makeup staple, and who wouldn’t want free mascara!?  Next from Rimmel we got some Colour Precise Eyeliner in a stunning blue color.  It has a pointed tip for precise and easy application. Go bold this Fall! Lastly, we have The Only 1  Lipstick, which gives you super comfortable wear along with moisture and vibrant pigmentation.

  12. The final product item that we received in our kit was the Wearsafe Adventure Box. The box includes Wearsafe Tags and 6 months of Wearsafe service! The Wearsafe Tag is a personal safety button that immediately puts you in contact with people who you know and love, giving them your location and a continuous audio stream so they can hear what’s going on. Unfortunately, every campus has safety concerns, but this device may be able to help keep you safe from danger. Discreet and easy to use, this is piece of technology could be useful in getting you out of sticky situations.

One lucky winner and a friend will receive an all-expenses paid adventure of a lifetime! Enter to win at wearsafe.com/adventure.


Her Campus St. Lawrence University wants to thank Her Campus Media and all of the sponsors for providing us with the Fall essentials in this Back to School Survival Kit!