I know, I know. We are smack dab in the middle of a hot, hot summer and knee deep in drinks by the pool and tan lines - how dare I even mention heading back to school? Let's be real: school (much to some people's dismay and to other's happiness) is just a few short months away!
Whether you're parting ways with friends who might be going to different colleges or heading back to school yourself, there's nothing better than putting together a little somethin' somethin' to let them know you care (or treating yourself to some goodies without breaking the budget)!
In this post, I'll be showing you how to create a Back-To-College Survival Kit with a fun twist with my favorite Neutrogena and Clean & Clear skin care products - all of which you can find at the convenience of your local Target! Target is the spot for the best deals on skincare and cosmetics. Right now, you can buy one participating Neutrogena facial, cosmetic or Clean & Clear facial product and get one 25% off. Ends 8/31.
- your favorite beauty or skincare products or products you think your friend will like. I chose:
- Neutrogena Deep Clean Cream Cleanser - This cleanser gets down to the nitty gritty and cleanses the pores of dirt, leftover makeup, etc. without drying out the skin. A cream cleanser is always nice to use to add a little moisture to the skin.
- Neutrogena Oil-Free Pink Grapefruit Acne Moisturizer - This is more than just your average moisturizer! It contains .5% salicylic acid to clear any breakouts but also moisturizes, evens out any redness and blurs an acne marks.
- Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover - Oil-free is the way to be! This removes even the toughest and most waterproof eye makeup. Unfortunately, it doesn't remove those late night study seshs.
- Clean & Clear Morning Burst Facial Cleanser - When five different alarms just won't cut it, this citrus-scented cleanser will get you movin'! This cleanser contains vitamin-enriched Bursting Beads to smooth and nourish your skin.
- Clean & Clear Makeup Dissolving Facial Cleansing Wipes - Whether you're sweatin' from the gym or a final, these wipes are fab to have on-the-go! Tuck these pre-moistened wipes in your backpack to quickly freshen up wherever you are!
- Clean & Clear Night Relaxing All-In-One Cleansing Wipes - While there's a few options for cleansers in this kit, I love using a cleansing wipe when you get home late and just don't have the time to go through a cleansing routine. These are pre-moistened and remove all traces of dirt and makeup.
- a cute but useable container to put everything in (other options: a shower caddy, a makeup bag, etc.)
- tissue paper or shredded paper
- some fun motivational quotes to cut out and tape onto the basket!
- optional: candy (I mean, hello!?), gift cards to their favorite coffee shop or local Target, socks, flip flops and pictures!
Let's get started!
- Stuff the bottom of the container with shredded paper.
- Tuck in all the products into the container.
- Cut out your motivational quotes! The one I used is actually my blog's motto and tied in so perfectly with this DIY kit but you can search for some great ones online. I then used a pretty font on Photoshop to write out "College Survival Kit" and printed it out to tape on the container.
- Enjoy for yourself or give to a friend that's heading off to college!
What would you want in your own "College Survival Kit"?
* Don't forget: From now until the end of August, you can buy one participating Neutrogena facial, cosmetic or Clean & Clear facial product and get one 25% off at your local Target!