Adult Capri Suns–Bag o’ (vodka) lemonade

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water, plus 8 cups
  • 4 lemons, juiced
  • Vodka
  • Ice cubes

Directions

In a saucepan, combine the sugar and 1/3 cup water and place over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, then cook the sugar until dissolved but the syrup is still clear. Do not cook the sugar until it starts to turn color. Remove from heat and cool.

In a pitcher, combine the syrup, 8 cups water, the lemon juice, vodka and ice and stir to combine. Pour into tall glasses and enjoy!

Want A Flat Tummy?

Trying to get a flat tummy? Add this to you regime:

2 liters water (about 8 ½ cups)

1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

1 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced

1 medium lemon, thinly sliced

12 small spearmint leaves

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and let flavors blend overnight. Drink the entire pitcher by the end of each day.

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FALL FASHION. ENOUGH SAID.

It’s officially fall so that can only mean one thing for girls, FALL FASHION.  It’s the season where oversized knit scarves, boots, and sweater knits become a staple to your wardrobe.

Like almost any girl, you’ve probably checked out new looks on your favorite online stores, Pinterest and Tumblr. Some of these looks are to die for but obviously comes with a pricey tag. You can still find quality and an affordable price tag with Studentrate.com.

Any deal that Studentrate.com has, typically has a cash back offering. If not, they usually offer an awesome discount!

I have been obsessing over handbags lately, so I’m going to start there. I love designer anything, but not the price. I’m always up for any kind of discount that’s out there. Lastcall.com has discounts 24/7 and of course, Studentrate.com offers 6% cash back ON TOP of the discount you’re already getting from the website! Super cool right?

Currently (as of September 21, 2012), Lastcall.com has a Jet Set Chain-Ring Tote Bag from MK, Michael Kors. The original price was $298.00, but the website offers you the bag for $157.50 (with the current promotion of 30% off).

You can also get a leather weekender bag from Rachel Zoe that was originally $695.00, but is currently on sale for $224.00!!! Enough said.

Steve Madden offers 15% off $75+ plus free shipping via Studentrate.com (with promo code). The perfect boot would be the EMMITT boot which goes for $99.95 (not including the discount).

A new addition to Studentrate is UGG. They just signed on and is offering 10% cash back on your purchase! Every girl these days probably owns a pair, but there’s always room for more.

As far as getting warm knits for the fall and winter, you can start off with the ultimate go-to, Forever 21. Studentrate.com offers 5% cash back on top of the current discount.

For apparel that you want to have for a couple of Fall/Winter seasons, ASOS is the best one-stop-shop. The site offers 7% cash back. The quality is awesome and you can always score a discount on designer items.

Fall Fashion can totally be affordable. Getting discounts are a major plus and can help add flair of chic your wardrobe this season.

 

 

 

 

Sex Edu

Whether it’s your freshmen year or not, it’s time to discuss the pink elephant of sorts in the room, sex.  Sex is a topic that comes up a lot in college if you weren’t really ever exposed to it before. The one thing I can tell you is educate yourself.  If you’re new to the whole realm of sex, it can be overwhelming and nerve racking, especially if you want to fit in. Don’t worry, most of your friends aren’t as experienced as they would like you to think. Most colleges have pamphlets and free condoms available at your disposal and you SHOULD NOT feel weird about going there to get them. If you do feel weird about going to health services or if you go to one of the few schools that don’t supply their students with free condoms and you can’t get to a store, you can always order them online from a trusted source such as LuckyVitamin  and have them shipped directly to you. There should never be an excuse not to protect yourself or someone else that you are hooking up with.

College is a time to experiment, we all know that, but it’s not a time to be dumb or careless.  As quoted from the hangover “Remember what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Except for herpes. That s***’ll come back with you” Herpes is one of several sexually transmitted diseases that you will have for life, so be careful and protect yourself.  Even if you aren’t having sexual intercourse you can still contract a sexually transmitted disease or infection which is one mistake that many beginners make.  There is nothing wrong with abstaining, life after college you may look back and  be happy that you did not partake, don’t do something you aren’t comfortable with or feel you aren’t ready for yet.  As cliche as it sounds, if someone really cares for you , they won’t make you do something that you don’t want to do.

Planned Parenthood  suggests practicing safer sex which would include only having one partner, using condoms and other forms of birth control such as the shot or the pill. Whatever your method remember, if  there is an even minute chance that your partner has something or is sleeping with other people, it’s not worth your health to not use a condom.   Besides STD’s, another side effect of unprotected sex is …… dun dun dun a baby. The pull out and pray method is not a trusted form of birth control.  Ladies if you are on the pill, set a reminder on your phone at the same time every day so you remember to take it and you don’t need to freak out the next day worrying about it. Do it at the same time (like you should be doing) and you won’t have to think twice about it.

Sex can be fun and exciting which is how most people should look at it if you take the right steps to protect yourself and your partners. Don’t let one careless night out change the rest of your life, and girls it’s not always the guys job to bring condoms so if you think you’re going to hook up with someone that night, pack them in your clutch before you leave just in case, even if you don’t use them one of your friends might be in need.

O-Natural The Way to Go

While perusing the Burts Bee’s website I am happy to say how utterly shocked I was to learn of everything they have.  A Burts user myself, I was only recently made aware of the acne and skin moisturizing line and was even more stunned when I saw the vast selection of items they had that go far beyond only lip balm which is what most people are familiar with.  In today’s day and age most skin care products are riddled with chemicals and ingredients that do torturous things to your skin and your body so I am always excited to cut out the unneeded chemicals whenever I can.

Burts Bee’s strives to make all of their products the most natural way possible. Discover these amazing products people can’t stop  raving about.

Natural Acne Solutions Maximum Strength Spot Treatment Cream

 

This Spot Treatment Cream helps reduce and improve the appearance of blemishes without irritating the skin. The cream is formulated with Licorice Root Extract to help  reduce the appearance of redness and Tamanu Oil to help promote healthy skin. For only $13.00, bye bye blemishes. Naturally.

 

 

 

Beeswax & Royal Jelly Eye Cream

Infused with Royal Jelly and Beeswax, this eye cream helps nourish the delicate area around your eyes. You can use it day and night. The cream helps smooth skin with Aloe Vera Gel, Apricot Kernel Oil and Vitamin, but also helps minimize appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With countless 5 star reviews, this cream is a winner with a tiny price tag at only $15, it’s never too early to start an anti-wrinkle regimen.

 

Avocado Butter Pre-Shampoo Hair Treatment

While the rich and buttery  avocado oil treatment delivers essential moisture, Olive and Almond Oil, Rosemary and Nettle Extracts help give your hair a beautifully glossy shine. Apply a generous amount before shampooing; leave the treatment on your hair for at least 5 minutes and up to 20 minutes for maximum conditioning. Perfect for thick, long hair to repair dry and damaged split ends. The price of this treatment is only $9 compared to over $35 for leading salon brands that are filled with nasty chemicals.

 

 

Lip Shimmer

With Shea Butter and antioxidant-rich Fruit Oils, this lip shimmer moisturizes, nourishes and softens lips naturally and lovingly. Bring a little color to the traditional lip balm with 12 shimmering shades including new Cherry, Plum and Strawberry. For as little as $5 you can even try a couple !

So check it out at www.burtsbees.com. Also when you use the promo code BBSCHOOL, you get a FREE Classic Keepsake Tin with 4 Beeswax lip balms with any $20 purchase

Messy Hair Do Care

Let’s face it… Looking glamorous and put together in an 8am lecture after a long night out is not exactly easy to do. Not to fear though kiddies, we are here to give you a few tricks to fool anyone into thinking that you got your mandated 8 hours of beauty rest.

  1. No time for shower

Dry shampoo’s have come a long way since they first appeared on the market years ago.  Washing your hair everyday is actually not good for your hair as it can dry out essential oils that your hair creates that keep it moist.  If you’re in a rush to class and don’t have time to hop in the shower,  a dry shampoo is the perfect answer to a busy day.  You don’t have dry shampoo? A little bit of baby powder sprinkled in your hand can cut down the grease and shine and freshen up your not so fresh locks.

At Sephora.com there are a ton of different types of dry shampoos to choose from. Ranging on targeting blondes to brunettes, fine hair to thick hair, there is something for everyone and with Studentrate you get 10% cash back.

 

 

 

2. Wet hair don’t care

This will become your new best friend. I found this godsend hair product at the beginning of the summer and have gone through 3 bottles so far (granted I have fairly long hair). All you need to do is spray in a healthy amount , depending on how much hair you have, when you get out of the shower to towel dried hair and VOILA! Perfect day-at-the-beach waved hair.  You will get a million complements on your glorious do and with very little effort and the stuff actually makes your hair feel good, not stiff and gross like a lot of other products out there.   Infused with dead sea salt and sea kelp, when you go to dry your hair next, you will notice a difference. You can find this at Walmart for very cheap and get 4% cash back.

        3. Easy Do’s

The sock bun, is all the rage here at the [SR] office.  Easy and quick to do when you’re in a pinch for time, the sock bun is a classy look in under 2 minutes.  Check out this youtube how to video, although I’d suggest using a nice guy’s dress sock vs the tattered gym sock she uses, but to each their own! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfMlMhSACCE

Just because you don’t have much time, doesn’t mean everyone has to know it.  You won’t only impress that guy or girl you’ve been swooning over but it also looks good for your professors at the same time. TWO BIRDS ONE STONE DONE!

What Every Girl Needs For A Night Out

Probably by the first weekend of school every girl starts to realize that a major essential for a night out is a clutch or wristlet. Along with your clutch comes major necessitates such as chap stick/lipgloss, blotting sheets, identification, debit card, emergency cash, cellphone AND maybe cover-up makeup if it can fit. While you need all these things, you don’t want to invest too much into these items. Let’s face it, sometimes things can “get out of hand” which can lead to losing things.

Here are some cute ideas for all these items:

CLUTCH:

Forever 21

Spiked Trim Clutch – $24.50 (+ get 5% cash back via StudentRate)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or getting a little daring and try:

ASOS

Dome Stud Clutch – $51.74 (+ get 7% cash back via StudentRate)

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAP STICK/LIPGLOSS:

Sephora

FreshSugar Lip Treatment  SPF 15 – $22.50 (+ get 10% cash back via StudentRate)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bare MineralsMarvelous Moxie Lipgloss – $18.00 (+ get 10% cash back via StudentRate)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burt’s Bees

Burt’s Bees - Beeswax Lip Balm Tube – $3.00 (receive a free Classic Keepsake Tin with 4 Beeswax lip balms with any $20 purchase (with Promo Code) via StudentRate)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every girl knows about Burt’s Bees. Affordable and a reputable brand.

BLOTTING SHEETS:

Target

e.l.f.Shine Eraser Oil Blotting Sheets – $1.00 (+ get $5.00 off $50+ orders via StudentRate)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Super cheap and you can throw this in along with your items such as food or school supplies.

COVER-UP:

Sephora

Bare MineralsREADY SPF 15, Touch up Veil – $22.00 (+ get 10% cash back via StudentRate)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perfect for touch ups throughout the night.

Sephora CollectionsMatifying Compact Foundation – $20.00 (+ get 10% cash back via StudentRate)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can nix the blotting sheets with this, and kill 2 birds with 1 stone. The matte feature helps reduce shine!!