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Her Campus Iowa’s Fall Favorites Guide

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Midterms getting you down? That almost Thanksgiving break slump wearing you out? The not quite Black Friday shopping bug getting to you? Well good news, collegiettes, we’ve got a list of fall favorites to keep you studying, refreshed and ready to tackle the rest of the semester.

Freeman Feeling Beautiful Face masks

Practice a little #selfcare and relax and exfoliate with NEW Freeman Feeling Beautiful face masks Our favorite is definitely the Rejuvenating Cucumber + Pink Salt Clay Mask because it’s perfect for ALL skin types. And you can get it at Ulta for less than $5! To Use: Apply over dry, clean face avoiding contact with eyes. Leave on 7-10 minutes or until dry. Add warm water and massage gently to exfoliate, then rinse. Use twice a week or as often as needed.

Any pair of jeans from Aeropostale

Literally the best denim ever. Aeropostale jeans are comfy enough to nap in, and that’s really all that matters, right? They come in all washes and super stretchy. High waisted jeggings are the perfect turkey eating pants, obviously.

Bed Head by TIGI Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo

Experimenting with an updo for semiformal next weekend? Rushing from work to class to meetings to study sessions with no breaks? Scheduling 8 a.m. job interviews? You need this dry shampoo to get you through. The best part is, Ulta has it!

How to use best: Spray at roots to absorb excess oils, make hair smell fresh and keep it rockin’ one more night. Less frequent shampooing saves hair from heat styling damage and colour loss.

Spindrift Sparkling Water

This perfect study or party drink has no artificial sweeteners because it’s made with real fruit! Our favorite flavor is strawberry, and it goes extremely well with that late night study snack or Saturday night cocktail. It’s also available at Target (as if we need another excuse to make a Target run). And Iowa City ladies, our newly opened Trader Joe’s has it, too! Serve it chilled and with fruit slices for optimal mouthwatering happiness.

Lifeplanner by Erin Condren

While we wish a Lifeplanner could be a real live person sometimes, this adorable new planner by Erin Condren is the next best thing. It’s sleek, satin-finish covers with the signature EC layout you love makes for the perfect planner for the gal on the go. Each cover is totally unique and don’t forget to make it your own with cute customizations! Order it directly online on the EC website.


This yummy fruit candy is FAR better than chomping on gum while you’re studying. Our favorites are definitely the cherry and mango. Did we mention they’re also gluten free!? You can find them almost anywhere from Costco to Target or your local convenience store!

L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Towelettes

As our summer tans fade into oblivion, we are #thankful for L’Oreal’s tanning towelettes. They’re easy to use and 100% streak-free, and the color shows up in 2-4 hours. Ideal for looking your brightest for that last minute date night or large internship presentation. Another favorite from the aisles of Walmart and Target!

Steripod clip on toothbrush protector

With flu season upon us, protect yourself and your toothbrush from unwanted germs by covering it with a Steripod clip. It allows your toothbrush to dry well and uses thymol, found in many mouthwashes and oral antiseptics, to release active vapors, creating a safe environment to store your toothbrush between uses. You’ll never have to worry about how clean your toothbrush is ever again! Grab one at Walmart or Target or even on Amazon before heading home from the holidays, as it makes the PERFECT travel case!

Check out our Instagram @hercampusiowa daily for giveaways of all of our fav items!

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