So this is probably the easiest and most useful college life hack in the books. It comes in extra handy if you want to leave your dorm without having to carry anything, and it keeps your room key safe and secure. I use it all the time in combination with my wallet phone case, so I have everything with me but all I have to carry is my phone, which fits easily in my pocket anyway.
Step 1: slip the hair tie through the key hole like this:
Step 2: Pull the knotted end through the loop on the other side of the key hole, to create another knot like this:
Step 3: Pull the knotted end all the way through, and pull tight:
Step 4: put on your wrist and you’re done!
Like I said, its probably the easiest way to carry your key when its not on a key chain and it’ll stay on all night so you’ll never have to worry about losing it while you’re out. It also doubles as an extra emergency pony tail holder, just leave the key in and use as normal!
Recently I’ve been thinking about a few staples in my makeup collection that I use everyday I wear makeup – which have been diminishing with the summer heat. As I unpack my things and transition from dorm to home life, I found I’ve narrowed down what I use pretty significantly, and have learned to prioritize and favorite fewer products due to the lack of space at school. Considering my lack of decision making abilities and tendencies, this is a huge freaking deal thus meaning that these products are bomb and absolute musts. Disclaimer: This is my full-face routine that I use when I decide to look like a decent human being, not what I do when I’m just running out the door-I’ll make a post on that later 😉 Drumroll please, here they are in the order I use them:
- Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream in light to medium: I apply this all over right after I wash my face in the morning. I love it because its lightweight, has spf, and provides just the right amount of coverage.
- Maybeline 24 hour color tattoo in Barley Branded: THIS IS EYESHADOW GOLD. I’ve gone through at least 3 of them for a reason. Its everything proof and provides a nice base that locks shadows in for the whole day.
- Urban Decay Naked2 Basics: I use Skimp all over my lid for a wash of color and Frisk and Primal in my outer crease. This pallet is perfect because its so little and has huge color payoff.
- Maybeline FitMe concealer in 20 Sand Sable: I live by this concealer. It provides the perfect coverage and matches my skin color perfectly, which is saying alot since most drugstore concealers make me look like a pink monster. Its also crazy cheap for the quality. A college girl’s dream.
- Rimmel Stay Matte Setting Powder in 005 Silky Beige: Same goes as above, good color, coverage and price and also keeps my oil at bay for the whole day.
- NYC bronzer in Sunny: THE drugstore bronzer. Its not too orange or brown and is 100% matte, also under 5$ and a steal in my book.
- Nars Orgasm Blush (Wet n’ Wild’s pearlescent pink is a good dupe): I apply this with the Real Techniques blush brush, and it gives me the perfect everyday blush.
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow pomade in Taupe: This stuff is everything proof and seems like it lasts forever. Its a little more on the pricey side but a little goes a long way and is a fool-proof way to fill in your brows
- Maybeline The Rocket mascara in blackest black: I can never emphasize enough how much I love Maybeline mascaras. This one particularily has my heart because the brush creates such effortless, huge defined lashes.
- Maybeline eyeshadow in champagne fizz as highlight: Using an eye shadow as a highlight may seem weird, but its the best decision I’ve ever made. This little guy looks good on so many different skin tones, and stays on my face. Coming in at under 5$, it takes the cake compared to other drugstore highlighters .