Fact: going away to college can be one of the most exciting and intimidating times ever, and with this being the first time for many to officially move out from mom and dad's house, preparation is especially key. Leaving the comforts of home can also mean leaving behind the beauty product spread you've come to collect—especially when storage in your new digs will probably be pretty limited. Below, we've outlined all of the beauty items you should definitely put on your dorm room shopping list.
1. Drybar Baby Buttercup Blow Dryer
This small (but mighty!) dryer harnesses the power of its full-sized counterpart, but tucks away neatly so as to not take up too much room in your already cramped dorm.
Drybar | $135
3. Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener
Swipe this illuminating liquid under your eyes, and not even your professor will be able to tell that you were up til 3 A.M. finishing your term paper.
Smashbox | $20
4. The Emily & Meritt Desktop Mirror
Though perfecting your cat-eye may take some work, this feline-inspired mirror sure makes getting ready for that 8 A.M. class a lot more bearable.
Pottery Barn Teen | $79
6. LOLA Tampons
Between all of your credits, you have enough to remember, so it's easy to imagine why picking up a box of essentials each month can often get forgotten until it's too late. With LOLA, you can sign up to recieve boxes of tampons in the mail ahead of your moon cycle, so you're just as prepared for its arrival as you are that looming midterm exam.
Available at LOLA | $9 for your first two-box order
7. Conair Travel Smart Thermacell Straightener
On the days your roommate seems to be monopolizing the few outlets you have in your dorm room, rest assured that this cordless flat iron can get you styled and out the door in time for class.
Conair | $25
8. Bed Bath & Beyond Interlocking Shower Caddy
Next to a pair of flip flops, a plastic product caddy ensures your shampoo, conditioner, and body wash make it to the bathroom and back, making minimal contact with those questionable shower floors.
Bed Bath and Beyond | $8
9. Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil
Stressing over your workload can trigger a breakout, but an even layer of this salicylic acid-infused oil can help prevent any school-induced bumps before they have a chance to surface.
Sunday Riley | $80
10. The Emily & Meritt Beauty Carry-All Case
This massive train case keeps your beauty arsenal off of your desk—and out of sight for your curious roommates.
Pottery Barn Teen | $99