25 Items Every Girl Needs This Summer

25 Items Every Girl Needs This Summer

From skin care products to beach necessities, here are 25 items you'll want for this summer.


1. Reusable water bottle

A cute and easy way to go green.

2. Comfortable pair of shoes

Think Birkenstocks, TOMS, trendy sneakers or any other sandal with support.

3. Go-to perfume

It doesn't have to be anything high end, but get yourself a new scent for a new season!

4. Headband

For those baby hairs that won't cooperate with the humidity.

5. Facial spray or toner

Rose water spray really does work wonders.

6. Face mask

My favorites are from Formula 10.0.6, which can be found at ULTA Beauty.

7. Hand/ cuticle salve

Even though the drying winter months are over, this stuff is wondrous.

8. Beach blanket

For the sand, the park, a picnic... the list goes on.

9. Sunglasses

Stylish, as well as helpful for driving. Check out this boutique.

10. SPF

Face lotion, sunscreen, tanning oil, lip balm, you name it.

11. Disposable camera, underwater camera or underwater case

For those memories you need to document.

12. Good reads

A good book is a must for a day outside in your backyard or an afternoon at the pool.

13. Aloe

Because sunburn happens to the best of us.

14. Chapstick

Growing up, I learned the hard way that your lips can get sunburned easily. This is my favorite SPF chapstick.

15. Every day sundress

For those mornings when you simply don't want to put on pants or shorts.

16. Teeth whitening strips

A simple way to enhance your appearance this summer.

17. Self tanner or bronzer

This one's not for everyone, but for the girls who want to look like they just got back from the Caribbean islands, this stuff will help you out.

18. Dry shampoo

To avoid the timely struggle of washing, shampooing, conditioning and drying your hair.

19. Waterproof mascara

If you want to wear makeup to the pool or beach this is essential.

20. Leave in conditioner or detangling spray

Super important if you're going to be swimming a lot this summer.

21. Insulated bag or cooler

These are perfect for day-trips or beach trips if you want to pack lunch, fruit or cold drinks.

22. Hat

If you already have a baseball cap and want to try something new, opt for a floppy hat.

23. Portable charger

The last thing you should have to worry about this summer is your phone battery.

24. Blender

Stop spending all your paychecks on smoothies and Açaí bowls! There are tons of recipes that you can try at home.

25. Killer playlist, aux cord and speaker

What's a drive to the beach, or a summer night with friends, without some good tunes?

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13 Things All Nursing Majors Know Really Well, Besides The Inside Of Their Eyelids

Ah yes, multiple night shifts, in a row. Splendid.

College. The true test of how well you're able to balance sleep, school, and a social life all at once. Each student knows this struggle all too well, but nursing students are forced to take this juggling act to the extreme. Between early morning clinicals, studying, homework, PrepUs, and care plans there is barely any time left to have a social life, or let alone sleep. To prove the struggle, here are 13 things that all nursing majors know too well.

1. How all the professors acted during your first week of nursing school

2. When your clinical instructor makes you arrive at 6 a.m. sharp every week and stay until 4 p.m.

3. When your professors schedule two tests in the same week along with 25 PrepU quizzes

4. When your test answer was correct but not the MOST correct

5. When you go home for break and your family members ask you how nursing school is going

6. When you somehow find time to go out but don't know how to dress in something other than scrubs

7. When your patient presses the call light for the 100th time in the last 10 minutes

8. When your clinical instructor lets you pass meds and start an IV all in the same day

9. How you feel when your patient says, "You're going to be a great nurse someday!"

10. When your friends get upset that you can never hang out with them anymore

11. When you argue with your professor on a test question and earn the whole class points back

12. How you felt after you successfully gave your first shot to a patient

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High School Seniors Should Be Excited For College, Not Scared

Even though it seems stressful and it is a big new place, it will be some of the best memories you will have for life.


Going into the summer after my high school graduation, all I could think about was college, and how I was going to prepare to go to a new school and move away from home. Just know, it is not as stressful as you prepare yourself for it to be. You don't need to worry about not having any friends or not knowing how to get to all the different buildings because you have to remember everyone else on campus has been in the exact same position you are in, and there are tons of people on campus to help you.

One of the things I was most worried about was classes and how to know which classes to take. My advice is to go to counseling and plan out your classes before you register. Planning out classes will drastically help you stay on track and the counselors will help you make a balanced schedule that you can actually handle.

Another piece of advice would be to not bring as much stuff for your dorm as you think you will need. By all means, bring the essential things that you will need, but remember a dorm room is very small and you share it with another person. You won't have a ton of space for extra stuff and you want to have space to move around and actually live in your dorm.

Finally, if you are concerned about meeting people and making friends, just try and be as outgoing and open as possible. Everyone else in the dorms is just as nervous as you are too meet people, it really helps to try to branch out. Joining clubs or greek life also helps you meet people around campus with common interests as you.

College is not something to be scared of. Even though it seems stressful and it is a big new place, it will be some of the best memories you will have for life.


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