Well, it’s official. I went back to school on Wednesday and I’m not quote sure how I feel about it. All summer I’ve basically lived at work so it’s not like I’ve had any real downtime but school is a completely different ballpark. Getting stuff to go back to school this year wasn’t as big of a production as it usually is. Instead of buying mass amounts clothing items and products i don’t really need on impulse alone, I stocked up on the items that I knew worked for me and it seemed to save me a lot of time and money. Going back to school is definitely expensive and time consuming, so I thought I’d share my favorites with you guys!
If you’ve been following me for awhile you’ll know I love love love a basic t-shirt. It can be dressed up or dressed down, it just works for me, and it’ll definitely work for you. Ideally, I look for pieces that can work for me whether I’m at school or at work. To wear to work, I just need to dress it up with some jewelry or a jacket. When I’m at school, I can basically do the same thing, or dress it down with leggings and a baseball cap. Versatile pieces for the win, people.
BH Cosmetics Blushed Neutrals Palette
This one was actually more of an impulse buy, but a practical impulse buy if that sort of thing exists. I love a good neutral palette because I can do natural every day makeup for school and work or if I’m going out with friends for the night I can easily make a more dramatic look happen. I work at a Charming Charlie and we recently started selling BH Cosmetics and ELF products, and let me tell you, I had been contemplating buying this palette since I unboxed it in processing. The palette comes with 21 neutral eyeshadows and 5 neutral blush colors. The color pay off and quality is pretty decent considering it was in the $22 price range. I’ve used it every day since purchasing and I have absolutely no complaints so far. As a college student, as much as I would love to constantly be buying makeup it definitely isn’t feasible with my budget between paying bills, eating, and buying textbooks, so I definitely recommend the palette for all my college girls and even my high school girls trying not to break the bank.
Aveeno Positively Radiant Brightening Cleanser
I happened to stumble on to this product by chance a few months back when all of the products I had been using religiously had suddenly failed on me. I was having all kinds of allergic reactions, my skin was becoming ridiculously dry, and I was having acne breakouts like no other. I was no stranger to allergic reactions before then so I always kept some Aveeno body wash on hand at all times. When I was looking to repurchase the Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser at my local Target I found this Aveeno cleanser for a lot cheeper and decided to give it a go. Since using it I haven’t had any serious breakouts, my skin feels fresh and clean when I use it in the morning and at night and when I’m feeling really lazy I’ll use it as a makeup remover. But get this — It gets virtually all the makeup off my face with just one wash. I’d definitely
Amazon Book Rentals
Okay, so this isn’t really a product per se, but it is definitely a favorite of mine for back to school. Textbooks are outrageously overpriced and I’d rather spend my coins on fun stuff, TBH. Amazon has the cheapest textbook rental prices from what I’ve seen so far in my three years of college. I just bought textbooks today and only paid $37 for the two textbooks I needed. Not bad, not bad at all. All you have to do is send them back at the end of the semester in December which is completely fine with me because In the past I’ve spent $50 on a textbook and gotten $5 back on resale price, which is depressing in itself.
Well guys, these are my back to school favorites! What are your must haves for back to school?