We’re in the final weeks of summer and if you’re a student or the parent of a student, you’re prepping to go back to school! Here are several of my top back to school beauty and style essentials, guaranteed to give your look an A+ this season.

Hanes Silk Reflections Fashion Tights

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Nothing says fall like a great pair of boots paired with legwear. I love breaking out the tights once there’s a slight chill in the air because it adds polish and sophistication to any outfit. Hanes Hosiery is my go-to for legwear and their new styles for Fall’14 are modern, sleek and oh-so-chic! From textured patterns like chevron and animal prints to classic black tights, Hanes has your back to school needs covered. You also can’t beat the price at $12 each or two pairs for $20 at department stores.


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I’m a sucker for subscription-based services and when I heard about a new service for men called JocksNTees, I was intrigued. Essentially, guys can get basics like underwear, undershirts, and socks delivered straight to their front door. They choose the frequency of those deliveries (whether it’s once a month, twice a month, etc.) so they don’t have to leave the house for these basic necessities. If you’ve got a college-bound son who hates shopping but needs new undershirts and underwear, this is perfect for him before he settles into the dorm.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser

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Confidence is key when heading back to school and it’s hard to feel our best when we’re battling acne. Acne can be difficult to treat because it actually starts forming under your skin weeks before you see it. So just because your skin might look clear today, that doesn’t mean acne isn’t already forming under the surface. It’s key to start a clear skin routine now for clearer skin weeks from now. My top pick is the Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser because it’s made with MicroClear technology which pushes acne medication deep down to the source of breakouts. Use it twice daily for clearer skin!

Dove Advanced Care Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant with NutriumMoisture

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It goes without much explaining – deodorant is a back to school beauty essential! We want to make sure we’re protected against sweat and odor from homeroom to track practice. My fave is the Dove Advanced Care Deodorant because it gives you 48 hours of odor and wetness protection plus it soothes shaving irritation. Heavy duty sweat protection plus soothing skincare benefits? Yes, please!

 So Cozy Haircare 

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If you’re the parent of a young child, you will love a new brand I discovered called So Cozy. The So Cozy collection is the first-ever salon quality line of hair care products just for kids! The collection features everything from daily hair care to even lice prevention treatments. They come in fun, delicious scents kids love like Mango-go, Pear-fection, and Berry-Whip!




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