Hi guys! Sorry for the slight absence in pots at the moment. I’ve recently moved to university and this first week here has been quite hectic! I’m finally settling in and getting used to things, so I thought I’d sit down and write this post. I wanted to share with you what products I took to university with me and also what I don’t recommend bringing.
I’m staying in an en-suite room, so I can have my bathroom just how I like it (with all my shower products neatly lined up!) and this did help me with deciding what to bring with me. I often find I use shower gels the most when I can see them in the shower, as I’m reminded to use them. If I’d been in shared bathroom accommodation (le horror), I’d have had to ferry my products between my room and the bathroom, so I’d probably be less likely to remember to use certain shower gels. I brought Twilight (for relaxing late night/evening showers) and Happy Hippy to help get me ready for lectures in the morning.
Another product which I thought would be essential for uni, especially during Fresher’s Week, was my Tea Tree Water toner (review coming soon). It’s helped to keep my skin clear of any junk-food induced spots and help reduce any redness. Unfortunately, in the rush of packing and moving etc. I forgot my Cupcake fresh face mask (again, I’m in the process of reviewing it!), which was quite annoying, so I’m going to collect it next weekend when I visit home. Cupcake has been helping me with my oily skin, which I’m struggling with quite a lot at the moment. Tea Tree Toner water has been helping but I feel like Cupcake just gives me skin such a boost!
A product that I knew had to come to uni with me was my Solid perfumes! I only have three so I brought all of them with me. I absolutely adore them all and I find them so much more potent than regular perfumes/sprays. They’re super easy to use, very portable for social events etc. and they smell amazing – what more do you want? I’d definitely recommend these for night outs etc. – it’s super easy to top up your scent when you’re not feeling so fresh!
And lastly, one of my favourite products from Lush – Lullaby ! (Find the full review here!) For a student living on not much money, a solid shampoo bar is the perfect product! It lasts for up to three months, so you don’t have to keep buying more shampoo. I’ve found that since being at uni I’ve taken more showers to make up for my lack of a bath, so I’m washing my hair a bit more regularly. I plan on buying a solid conditioner bar as well when I venture into my new local shop!
So, onto the final part of this post – what I don’t recommend taking to university!
1. Obviously, unless you’re incredibly lucky and have a bath, don’t bring bath bombs! Even if you go have a bath, please be very careful of staining, because you will get fined if you damage the tub in any way!
2. If you’re going to bring naked products, make sure you bring a good shower caddy or something that can suction to the wall. There’s limited space in accommodation showers (en-suite OR shared), so make sure you bring extra storage with you. You could even melt down the product into a lush pot to make it easier for you!
Please remember, these are just suggestions! Do what you want to do! This is just what I’ve brought with me and the stuff I wouldn’t bring. I hope you guys enjoyed this post (and maybe even found it useful?)! Look out for more university-themed posts in the upcoming weeks/months!
Thank you all for your support and I’ll be back with another post very soon!
*This post is in no way sponsored by Lush and all opinions are my own! The links are just there for ease if you want to try any of these products yourself.