Back to School Beauty: My Essentials

Back To School Beauty

Back to school, back to school… The time of year that parents wait for all summer and many (but not all) of us dread.  Going back to school means a new year and a new start, especially for those of you going away for college or university.  To help your school year go by a little easier on the personal side, I’ve compiled my list of back to school beauty  – my perfect essentials to help you look and feel your best!

So, what do we have on the list?

1. Batiste Dry Shampoo – When you’ve got exams to study for and essays due, chances are you’re going to end up pulling some all-nighters throughout the school year.  Of course, you’re not going to want to run out of the house looking like you haven’t had a chance to shower or sleep which is where this comes into play.  Spaying on some dry shampoo will help soak up any oil or build up and keep you looking fresh.  And hey, you might be able to trick your prof into thinking you didn’t stay up all night writing your essay the night before it was due.

2. CoverGirl Lipslicks Smoochies Lip Balm – Going to class wearing a full-face of makeup is probably not something that’s going to end up happening too often – chances are you’ll be rushing from class to class, rushing to class after sleeping in, or just too tired from working hard to worry about it.  I love this lip balm because it kills two birds with one stone.  It not only helps to keep your lips soft and moisturized, but it gives you a hint of colour to perk up your pucker, which is perfect for when you do run into that cute football player on campus.

3. Vichy Normaderm Hyaluspot – We all know that stress can cause breakouts, and when you’re dealing with deadlines and exams worth a good chunk of your final mark that mean stress monster is going to rear its ugly head.  This is my go-to spot treatment right now – I dab a little on a problem spot at night before I go to bed and by the morning I can easily cover up whatever’s left!

4. Nivea Free Time Shower Cream – This shower cream is the perfect de-stresser when you just need to relax a little.  It has a really luxurious, creamy texture and smells so amazing.  I like to lather this up with a loofah so I can get a really nice scrub in while I wash.

5. Neostrata Moisture Infusion Cream – For those of you who like to participate in some, ahem, extra-curricular activities that run late into the night (what’s college without a little partying?) moisturising should be at the top of your list.  Dehydrated skin is never pretty, so an intensely moisturising face cream is something you’re really going to want to consider adding to your beauty routine.

6. Secret Clinical Mean Stinks Fearlessly Fresh Advanced Solid – I’m going to bring back the stress monster once again.  Stress sweat is the worst smelling sweat which means you’re going to want to find a deodorant that specifically targets this for the best results.  This antiperspirant helps to combat the wetness and scent of sweat so you don’t have to worry about it.

There you have it – my back to school beauty picks.  What are yours?


  • Nicoleta Alexandra

    Nivea Free Time Shower Cream is my fav <3

  • Jens Ken Lundstrom

    Nivea is my favorite brand since I m a little girl!

  • Veronica Murroni

    Bel post ^^

  • Irina Dubinskaya-Gnatiuk

    Like Nivea and Vichy products! Would love to try Batiste Dry Shampoo.

  • Dawn

    Thanks for compiling your Back to School Beauty Essentials list for us. There are products on here that I have not tried before so I look forward to seeing if they work as well for me as they do for you!

  • dorofte alexandra

    my favourite is Nivea Free Time Shower Cream and
    Vichy Normaderm Hyaluspot ,also i want to try
    CoverGirl Lipslicks Smoochies Lip Balm

  • Loubna ibnou fairouze

    I love the Capital Soleil SPF 60 Soft Sheer Sunscreen Lotion

  • I really want to try Smoochies… but I have so many lip products I am conflicted over it. But I swear next time it goes on sale I’ll have to pick one up!

  • Victoria Ess

    My BTS Beauty picks include L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara and Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner.

  • Guppy

    I’m a parent so no ‘Back to School’ Beauty must haves. But I am interested in that Smoochies as a girl can never have to many lip products.

  • Nabiha Riaz Qureshi

    no back to school im enjoying my life after graduation

  • Ivana Jankovic

    My favorite is Vichy! <3

  • Sofia Braga

    I loved the post, good tips


  • I love Vichy normaderm and Nivea free time body wash.

  • Evangelia Kollia

    Lovely beauty products!

  • Evangelia Kollia

    Lovely beauty products!