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

Summer is finally here! As exams end and the new season begins, it’s time to start looking for new beauty products while staying on budget.


1. Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray

Fake it ‘til you make it (to the ocean). Ulta, $5.99

photo retrieved from http://www.ulta.com/beach-babe-texturizing-sea-salt-spray?productId=xlsI…


2. Essie Nail Polish

Keep your nails looking fresh while you’re sitting pool side. Target, $8.99

photo retrieved from http://www.target.com/p/essie-174-nail-polish-blues/-/A-51270212


3. Jergen’s Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer

Named one of the 10 best tanners by Harpers Bazaar, this moisturizer is designed to be applied on wet skin to get the perfect sunless tan. Target, $8.69

photo retrieved from http://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/skin-care/advice/g3599/best-sunless-…


4. Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm

Spending everyday in the sun or swimming in the ocean dries out your lips. This lip balm gives a little bit of color with a whole lot of moisturizer. Walmart, $4.74

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5. Maybelline New York Dream Fresh BB Sunscreen SPF 30

Even though this BB cream has only a few shades, the formula coves a wide-range of skin tones. This beauty product protects your skin from harmful UV rays, blurs imperfections, and hydrates skin. Target, $6.79

photo retrieved from http://www.target.com/p/maybelline-174-dream-fresh-bb-cream/-/A-14081984

6. Body Drench Argan Ultra Hydrating Oil Body Lotion

This lotion features Moroccan argan oil and aloe vera ingredients to keep your skin at its best. Walmart, $9.41

retrieved from https://www.discountbeautycenter.com/products/37953-body-drench-argan-ul…

7. Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub

Make your skin feel as good as it looks. Walmart, $6.48

photo retrieved from https://www.walmart.com/ip/Tree-Hut-Shea-Sugar-Coconut-Lime-Body-Scrub-1…

8. e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator

The perfect addition to your lip care routine. Use this before applying your favorite shade of lipstick. Target, $3

photo retrieved from http://www.target.com/p/e-l-f-lip-exfoliator-mint-maniac-11oz/-/A-511383…

9. NYX Cosmetics Face and Body Glitter

Can’t rock festival season without drowning yourself in glitter.

photo retrieved from http://www.ulta.com/face-body-glitter?productId=xlsImpprod13461013&sku=2…

10. ELLE Wide White & Navy Stripe Head Wrap

This cute head wrap will keep your hair out of your face while you’re sun tanning on a beach. Ulta, $6.99

photo retrieved from http://www.ulta.com/wide-white-navy-stripe-head-wrap?productId=xlsImppro…

11. PRAVANA ChromaSilk Vivids Crème Hair Color with Silk & Keratin Protein

Goes well with the glitter. Amazon, $10.35

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Kristen completed her undergraduate degree in journalism at West Virginia University in May 2019. She is currently pursuing her master's degree in the Integrated Marketing Communications program at WVU. During undergrad, she was the managing editor of Her Campus at WVU and editor-in-chief of Mirage Magazine in the 2018-2019 year. Kristen is currently the student editor at 100 Days in Appalachia and a freelance writer for West Virginia-based publications. Previously, she has served as the communications and marketing intern for the WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, a writing and editing intern for New South Media and a photographer for the Daily Athenaeum. She is an avid fan of alt-rock, photography and advocating for women's equality and the prevalence of solutions journalism. Kristen hopes to one day report on internet culture and technology. 
I am originally from Westchester, New York. I came to WVU for my undergrad in Strategic Communications with an emphasis on Public Relations and a minor in Sports Communication. My involvment on campus includes blogging for Her Campus, a sister of Alpha Phi, the assistant director of the media team on the Mountaineer Maniacs executive board and lastly, an athletic communications intern with the WVU Athletic Communications office. I will be graduating in May of 2017 and I am looking forward to getting started with my future career in Journalism and Public Relations!