The Classic Brunette: 5 Essentials You Need For College With BabbleBoxx

Monday, August 22, 2016

5 Essentials You Need For College With BabbleBoxx

My final year of college classes start back up on the 29th, and it's so weird to think that this will be my last first day of school! I know some of you have already started your classes and are well on your way to either figuring out college for the first time or going in more confident than previous years, but I wanted to share a few items that are game changers for the college lifestyle that you may not be aware of.

I was super excited when BabbleBoxx approached me with this College Shevival themed box of goodies for the everyday college gal, and couldn't wait to share them with you on the blog today! I think these items would be great to buy for yourself, but would also make a fun care package for your favorite college girl.

1. FUJIFILM INSTAX Mini 70 in Island Blue

Y'all this camera is the cutest thing ever. I was so excited to see the latest model of FUJIFILM's instax mini series in the box and I can't wait to take capture some of my college experiences before leaving Chapman. (Definitely not tearing up as I write this...) These INSTAX pictures print in 90 seconds and the quality is so sharp, perfect for sharing with friends and family to put in their photo albums or decorate the dorm with! I think having physical reminders of loved ones in your dorm is the best way to add a personal touch to your space, and are great to look at when you're feeling homesick!

 If you notice in the photo below it has a little mirror to guide you with taking selfies, how perfect is that? I can't be the only one who loves to take selfies with their friends when hanging out on campus, so if you're like me this will be your favorite feature. The INSTAX Mini 70 will definitely be tucked away in my backpack when I get to school so I can snap some quick photos while on campus!

2. Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula FlipBalms

I think all of you know by now how completely obsessed with lip balms I am. I probably have three on hand at any given moment, so these three FlipBalms were a welcome addition to my addiction. I was lucky enough to receive all three flavors: Juicy Watermelon, Creamy Coconut and Ripe Mango, and I honestly can't choose a favorite because they're all just that good. I love the flip to open design because even if I'm holding my Starbucks in one hand, I can use the other to open and moisturize quickly. I'm also a big fan of the fact that these FlipBalms are packed with natural ingredients like pure cocoa butter, raw shea butter and vitamin E, but are also free of parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, and gluten. I don't know about you all, but I'm always a little weary of the products that contain ingredients that I've never heard of!

3. Simply Sensitive Summer's Eve® Cleansing Clothes

We've all had those moments when we're feeling, well, not so fresh. Maybe you've skipped a shower or two because you had multiple tests in a row and your sorority decided that now was the perfect time to have some random recruitment training making for multiple late nights. Whatever the reason, these Summer's Eve cloths are great in a pinch when you need to refresh. In scents like Island Splash and Sheer Floral, these hypoallergenic and alcohol-free clothes are great to pull out of your gym bag or backpack and provide discreet personal care, leaving you confidently fresh.

4. GreenPan Mini Ceramic Non-Stick Egg Pan

So I'll be honest with you, I'm not the sharpest knife in the kitchen, or however that saying goes. I know how to make a few key meals and I stick to them, because it's all I really know. But getting this cute little 5'' egg pan is making me want to experiment a little more with cooking this school year. Especially because it came with a mini cookbook of delicious recipes!

 Not only does this little pan take up barely any space, which we all know is precious in a crowded dorm, but it's also made with Thermolon™ceramic non-stick which means you don't have to use as much oil as other pans and will make for super easy clean up! It also has a stay-cool non-slip silicone handle, so you won't burn yourself when grabbing the pan, something I've done one too many times...

You can get your own GreenPan for 20% off and with free shipping until 9/4 if you use the code SCHOOL20 here, and then we can be cooking twins!

5. Zebra Pen Assortment

I. Love. Color-coding. If you look in my planners or notes for classes, you will see a rainbow of colors decorating the pages. I'm never one to stick with the usual black pen for class, because I feel like colors make everything more exciting. And trust me, some classes need to have that extra bit of excitement added to my notes when I go to study them. These Zebra Pens are perfect for adding that extra bit of fun!

Also, have you ever wrote pretty, completely perfect notes only to have an accidental smudge come in and ruin that perfection? It's the worst! Thankfully, this isn't an issue with these Sarasa Gel pens with their Rapid Dry Ink technology! These and the Z-Grip Plus Ballpoint pens are smooth and quick drying, perfect for anyone who takes a little too much pride in having those pretty notes. (It's the little things!) I also received an H-301 Steel Highlighter in yellow as well as an F-301 steel ballpoint pen which are perfect highlighting and annotating textbooks! 

What's on your list of fun college essentials? 

This post is sponsored by on behalf of Single Edition Media.


  1. This is an amazing Shevival kit! Good luck on your final year in college. I remember those days fondly :-)

  2. Oh my gosh this is so cool? I want everything in this box! Great way to start your senior year :)

    -Meagan | Love by Meagan

  3. I wish I could go back to college (well University) again, just to try these sorts of things, I feel like I've missed the boat completely!
    - Kirsty

  4. That's something I've never thought about! You've done it so cleverly and precisely. Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. I have the instax wide camera and I just love it! Capturing this memories are perfect for dorm decor!

  6. I have been wanting a Fuji film for years. They are too fun! Good luck with the start of the year!

  7. Those lip balms look wonderful! A must for me is my iPad lol.

    Alix |

  8. Omg to be back in college...cherish every moment! Also, I need those pens in my lyfeeee...

  9. This sounds like an awesome box! Good luck on your last year of college!

    The Blush Blonde

  10. That camera looks like so much fun! I used to love taking polaroids way back when! ;)

  11. I love those pens! I'm going to have to try them :D

  12. This is such a cute gift idea! And I have to try those lip balms! They seem so cool. Have fun and good luck in your final year! I've been out of school for 6 years and still miss it SO much!


  13. Such a good survival kit! All these items are essentials!

    Greta |

  14. What an awesome survival kit! I will have to give those lip balms a try!!

    xo Ashley

  15. So many awesome goodies here!

    xoxo, Jenny

  16. I love the camera I may need to get one too. Also the flip blame is pretty cool too.

  17. What an awesome box! I want an INSTAX so bad! The Summers Eve wipes are my faves to carry with me :) Best of luck in college!

  18. What an awesome box! I want an INSTAX so bad! The Summers Eve wipes are my faves to carry with me :) Best of luck in college!

  19. I am OBSESSED with my Instax. It's like the POlaroid I never had come to life!!

    Coming Up Roses

  20. I love that little camera! I want one!

  21. Totally going to snag that little pan! I love cooking and it'd be the perfect addition to my kitchen! my #1 college essential is my backpack, seriously, i'd lose it without one!

  22. I've been looking for a camera that instantly prints pics and this one sounds so good! Do you prefer it to regular Polaroid cameras?

  23. I've been wanting to get one of those poloroid cam! They look so fun! And I'm about pens haha. I have waaaaayy too many!

  24. Ohh the Fujifilm polaroid has been on my wish list for so long!


    Tamara -

  25. I want one of those polaroid cameras! I always need a good planner with me for college.

  26. Obsessed with everything from the polaroids to the lip balms. I would love to receive the box -- it's just perfect, and I know it'll make my life better.

    Emma |

  27. What a great box! That camera is so cute!


  28. Oh my gosh I NEED this box! These are all so great!!

  29. yes to the instant camera! i have the same one, and i'm obsessed!

  30. Such a great list of essentials! I'd also add a sweater... because DAMN THESE CLASSROOMS ARE SO COLD.
    XO Amanda |


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