Are you off to the dorms this year? By now you've combed the aisles and picked your shower caddy essentials (and we're praying you've got some shower flip flops ready for the fun that is communal bathing), but small square footage doesn't mean your beauty routine needs to suffer. We've looked beyond the basic back to school beauty staples for products that add a little style or a save a little space.
REACH by Design Collection Toothbrush, $3.99
Are you as big of a fan of Bravo TV’s Jeff Lewis as we are? Good news for Hollywood and dental hygiene alike—the sarcastic and vindictive, yet utterly charming Flipping Out designer recently partnered with Reach to create a series of designer toothbrushes. Adorable? Yes. Superfluous? Maybe. But in a small dorm room, any design elements—even dental—count.
Seventh Generation Face Wipes, $5.99
Parties will ensue come welcome week, and makeup for said festivities better be smokin’! If you happen to key into your dorm a little later than usual, keep a pack of Seventh Generation’s clean-it-all-off wipes by your bed (available in the most intoxicating mandarin and lavender scents). We’re a fan of face wipes to begin with, and SG’s plant-based formula is a solid buy for the eco conscious.
From unruly brows to those isolated hairs that need to just disappear, a tweezer is your best beauty friend. But like the five thousand hair ties and bobby pins that magically disappear in nooks and crannies, it’s easy to lose a pair of pluckers en route from hallway bathroom and bedroom. That’s why we’re kind of obsessed with Tweezerman and Cynthia Rowley’s patterned tweezer skins—designed so no one can ever mistake your pair of slants.
At first it’s a splurge, but realize that Deborah Lippmann’s ingenious, mini nail kit contains absolutely everything you need for pretty, healthy tips. We’re talking cuticle remover, cuticle oil (hers is legendary!), nail primer, base coat, and top coat—all in a slim, easy-to-store case. Remember, small bottles in small spaces create big nail designs.