*10 THINGS YOU'LL NEED THIS SEMESTER
( Oops! I lied, maybe a little more than 10 things. )
Earphones & Chargers
So that you can block out all white noise and focus on you.
I always get my planners at Target. I love Kate Spade's designs, but they're not as efficient. I recommend getting yours at Target because they're the best.
Body Spray & Deo
UTRGV is a hot, hot campus! I find myself walking a total of 2-3 miles everyday. Add to that 80% humidity and 101 degree weather, and you've got yourself a sweaty situation. I always stuff a body spray and deo in my bags to stay fresh. Stop by Bath and Body Works for really great deals on sets!
Alright ladies, when I say lady pains you know what I'm referring to. My emergency kit is my bff when it's back to school time. I always have Advil, Midol, Picot, Tampax Pearl, makeup remover wipes, hair brush, toothpaste and toothbrush, mouthwash and gum! I buy them all in travel size at Walmart so as they don't take up too much space in my bag. It's better to be safe than sorry. Lesson learned.
Dior Lip Glow
I'm constantly sipping on water and coffee so naturally , my lip color fades away. My Dior Lip Glow 001 is always accessible for a quick retouch.
Starbucks Coffee Cup & Water Bottle
When you purchase the $2 reusable cup at Starbucks your a) helping the environment and b) saving more than $1 every time you pay for a Starbucks roast at Sodexo at the UTRGV Union. Instead of paying $2.17 for a Grande sized coffee, I pay $1.08 every time I get myself a fresh cup of Joe. There are also many water fountains around campus that are meant for students to refill their bottles instead of buying more plastic. I usually go for a cute PINK water bottle or anything lying around my house.
Specs & Sunnies
I'm blind as a bat. That being said, I need to have my miu's with me at all times or I can't see a thing. Word of advice, if you use glasses, don't forget them on syllabus week. Big mistake! Always keep some sunnies in your bag so that you don't squint and get wrinkles around your eyes. Really cuts back on the Botox bill! Haha. Just kidding.
I take my own lunch to school because I get tired of Chik-Fil-A everyday. The best lunch totes are from Kipling and PINK. I just buy $1 ice packs from Walmart and add a couple to keep my fruit fresh and drinks cold.
I don't usually use backpacks unless it's midterm and final's week. I feel like it's too much weight on my back and shoulders. I like tote bags when my workload is lighter, but my fave backpacks are from PINK, Kipling, and Kanken.
Umbrella & Parka
With this Texas weather, it's a little like spinning the wheel of fortune, you don't know what you're going to get, you just prepare for the unexpected. I recommend keeping a parka, cardigan, and umbrella in your car just in case!