Hey loves! School is coming up really soon (to my dismay) but I always get excited about buying new products so I will be “prepped” for the stressful life (am I right?) I mean, do not all the pink and purple things just make you feel so girly and motivated and ready for school?
Clean and Clear Persa-Gel 5: This is a lifesaver for those breakouts that just creep up on you during exams, or whenever, because acne is a bitch. I also talked about this in my HG products post!
Dr. Bronner Lavender Pure-Castille Liquid Soap: I just bought this to try as a body wash, and I am loving it so far! This soap is vegan, fair-trade, and organic so you know it is both good for your body and good to the world. It will definitely last forever because I only need to squirt a small amount and then it foams up beautifully on a loofah. I love the lavender smell but if you’re not a big fan, there are many other scents as well! Apparently you can wash your face and hair too with it, but I am skeptical to try… If I do I will write about it in a future post!
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado: Read more about it in my HG products post, but this eye cream is very affordable and moisturizing and great as an eye cream for people in their early 20’s. This is an ABSOLUTE MUST-HAVE for the winter, especially the Canadian winter if you live here!
Lush Mask of Magnaminty: This is a good mask to use if you’re feeling under the weather or you (tsk tsk) slept with makeup on one fateful night. It doesn’t dry out the skin at all and after using it, my face felt cleaner and more refreshed. FYI, Not a miracle product, but is good to have when you need it, which you will!
No-Show Liner Socks: I got these at Winners for super cheap; $10 for 6 pairs. These socks are so versatile and they are a must to wear with any sneakers, flats, or low-profile shoes like Vans. I have a pair of Vans that I love but stopped wearing because they smell so bad since I never wore them with socks.
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara: I quite like the wand on this mascara because it does a great job of keeping my lashes separated. I don’t really like the clumpy, voluminous, and spidery kind of look which some people actually prefer, so this works! Feel free to use a mascara you love, but you NEED A MASCARA! For the many days which you will be tired from studying, mascara does a great job of making your eyes appear more open and awake.
Nivea Fruity Shine Strawberry Lip balm: This is my all-time favourite lip balm, because it is so moisturizing, gives a sheer and shimmery red pigment to my pale and sickly-looking lips, and the smell is divine. It was also talked about in my HG products post (sorry, I know, but it is a goodie).
OPI Sweet Heart Nail Polish: If there is only one colour you can bring to school and wear forever, it is this one. Sweet Heart is a delicate yellow-pink creme colour that compliments pretty much any skin tone. It is such a girly and wearable colour, I am obsessed!
Wide-tooth and Fine-Toothed Comb: The wide toothed comb is gentle and painless to detangle knots in wet or dry hair, and the fine toothed comb will detangle any remaining knots. Great to have on hand because tangly hair is not cute, am I right?
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer: Amazing under-eye concealer with a thin, workable consistency and medium coverage to combat the all-nighters. I am in a quite tedious program in terms of workload, and everyone in my program will tackle many late nights, if not all-nighters working on projects. I try my best to avoid those, but an undereye concealer like this one really helps me look awake after a horrible night of slaving over work.
Bioderma Sensibio H2o Micelle Solution: Amazing and reliable all-purpose makeup remover that is so gentle on your skin and leaves the skin clean and supple. I never recommend only using this and skipping cleansing, but if you’re really tired, it’s better to at least take off your makeup before bed. Bioderma is by far the most gentle and effective makeup removing water I have ever used. It is worth the money!
Batiste Dry Shampoo: This is the BEST dry shampoo brand! I’ve tried other drug store brands and they just can’t do the same thing and have horrible smells and uncomfortable residue. It is quite expensive but I found this on sale for $6.99 at Winners, such a steal! Honestly, there are days when I just don’t feel like washing my hair and also, washing it every day is bad, so having a dry shampoo on hand is a must.
Kirkland Green Tea: If you knew me personally, you would know I love Costco. Even their private brand Kirkland’s products are on point and sometimes better than branded stuff. This tea is a mix of Matcha and Sencha, I believe. Green tea is so good for calming your body, metabolism, antioxidants, and it tastes so good! Having a cup of tea around when I’m doing work or studying is really a blessing. Give this product a try next time you go to Costco! It is around $15.99 for 100 packets I think.
Aerie Nubra: Buying this sticky bra changed my life! I used to deal with strapless bras that keep falling off and there are so many pretty tank tops I love wearing which will show my bra straps. This is so comfortable to wear – yes you do feel the sticky feeling on your boobs, but having a naked, unrestricted back feels so good! Make sure you clean this periodically, though.
So I hoped you enjoyed this post, if there are any necessities that you think I should bring to school, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS! I am totally welcome to hearing any suggestions from you 🙂
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