DIY – Your Own Mini Emergency Survival Kit for School
It’s back to school season! If you’re excited about the new year, so am I! And if you’re not prepared to survive the new year don’t worry I’ve got ya covered. Do you remember the last time you forgot a hair tie at home? Or a tampon…yikes. Well here’s my secret and it’ll be the handiest tip you’ll ever need…I carry around a mini emergency survival kit.
When you’re in a pinch this kit will keep you cool under the most awkward situations in school. I’ve been there and I’m sure this will come in handy when you’re away from home. So, grab your favorite makeup pouch and let’s get started!
Let’s get the first few teeny tiny items out of the way. Keep these must-have’s in a tiny Ziploc bag in case you end up losing anything, these items are some of the most useful that can get you out of a weird situation.
- Bobby Pins
- Safety Pins
- Mini Manicure Set
- Hair Ties (and lots of it!)
- Pack of Tissue
- Emergency money ($5 or so)
If you love to wear makeup in school chances are you’ve dealt with a bad makeup day. To keep your makeup looking on point all day during classes, keep a few basic makeup items according to your skin type.
If you have oil-prone skin I suggest packing some blotting tissues and a touch up powder. A facial mist works wonders on dry skin to help those dry patches. A concealer is a must-have to cover up any surprise zits. Pack a waterproof eyeliner or mascara to touch up your eye makeup if it tends to get runny thorough the day. A tinted lip balm will keep your pout smooth and hydrated while giving a pop of color.
Pre-moisten wipes are a lifesaver! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve dealt with smudged mascara or eyeliner or when I need to freshen up my skin. This is the perfect pick me up if you want to cleanse your face especially if you have oil-prone skin or if you want to get rid of smudged makeup. You can pick up any wipes from the drugstore but I love the Simple Facial Cleansing Wipes, these are gentle on the skin if you’re acne prone and doesn’t leave an oily residue.
Travel Sized Hair and Skincare
There are plenty of travel-sized products at the drugstore, from mini dry shampoos to hairsprays I always keep these in my makeup bag for PE days since my hair turns into a tangled mess. If you end up with dry hands during school take a little travel sized body cream that can come in handy and a body mist for a fresh scent. These are great options to take with you especially if you’re headed out someplace after school with friends!
Carry along some make-up
A touch up on your face is important, just in case some of the makeup on your face is scrapped off unexpectedly or if you have to cover up a pimple you may have overlooked. Be sure to pack your mascara, lip gloss, an eyeliner, a lipstick, an eyeshadow and a blush. However, the makeup is not that important; only carry it along if you have enough space in your mini kit and if you feel the urge to wear it while at in school. You’ll definitely need it if you’re planning on a sleep over after school, a party of something of that sort.
Do your hands get dry often? If they do, you may want to carry some lotion in your mini emergency survival kit for school. Besides, if you don’t want to put on some makeup, just apply the lotion on your face and you’ll be good to go. Also, the lotion will give your legs a glow and keep them moist which is good for the physical education class.
You don’t want to walk around school with bad morning breathe or if you forgot to put on deodorant. Pack away a mini deodorant that will come in handy for those PE days. After lunch you can use a little travel sized toothbrush, toothpaste and floss to keep your oral hygiene in check. A Bath & Body Works hand Sanitizer is my favorite in case I’m not near soap and water. Do not skip on packing a tampon, panty liner and maxi pad, you never know when your friend might be need one too!
This mini emergency beauty kit will keep you well-prepared and a lifesaver to your friends, I mean what’s better than helping out a friend in a crisis!?