It’s October! The leaves are changing, you’re realizing that you shouldn’t have skipped that week of Modern Quest readings, and your once-perfect skin is beginning its annual shedding. With the cold weather comes dry skin and, boy, this year it’s looking rough. Your Glossier moisturizer has dried up and your $30 Organic Spirulina Gluten-Free Foaming Face Mask has grown spots of its own, so what can you do? This wouldn’t be a problem if you had access to a Lush or even the Target skin care aisle, but the closest thing in Gambier is the Burt’s Bees section in the Bookstore and, let’s be honest, your frequent VI trips have left you with a measly $3.44 on your K-Card. I guess you’ll just have to eat away your sorrows in… That’s it! Peirce! It’s time to game the system and make your meal plan work for you and your face.
For the past couple of weeks, my social media has been completely bombarded by Coachella beauty and fashion, a.k.a just body glitter and crocheted bralettes. Because Sendoff is coming up, I figured we Kenyonites should start taking some style tips from the “trendy” influencers partying in the desert.
Even for a lifehack, this one is pretty simple (and, perhaps, pretty hack-y.) All you’ll need to get started is — a) a bottle of wine, b) a window (preferably in an NCA or New Apt., but you can covertly make this work in a dorm setting as well), and c) a brutal Ohio winter. Ready?
- Step 1 — Select your wine. I went with “$3.83 Kroger bottle of unknown vintage.”
Early December is proving to be a very difficult time. While half of you wants to assume fetal position and sob and scream because of finals and general end-of-semester anxiety, the second half wants to immerse yourself in holiday spirit, and the last half doesn’t want to leave the warmth of your bed and face the bitter cold on your way to Peirce. Yes, I know it gets so much worse, yes I know we’ve had it good so far, yes I know I’m just a naïve first-year but objectively speaking anything below 32 is freezing, leave me alone. With that in mind, what if I told you I have a fun, festive and easy “meal” you could prepare with items that are probably already in your fridge, ideal to enjoy with friends in the comfort of your own 10×10 dorm? You’d probably say, “Wow, Shayne, you’re a Christmas miracle, I love you, please enjoy this Sephora gift card.”
Hey, is your backpack boring? Is it plain canvas? Would you like to change that? Then follow these steps to make your backpack cool and fun! Or just ask me to do it for you, I guess. Continue reading