Written by: Sarah Felbin
Summer break is so, so close – you’ve stocked up on sunscreen, the season’s cutest new swimsuits, and a new beach towel you’re so excited to break in – but first, finals week. The last week you have to get through until those fabulous summer plans can become reality. And while it’s nobody’s favorite time of year, finals week is the perfect time to grab a few pick-me-ups to keep you going until summer actually starts. See our favorites below:
Avalon Sweatshirt, Peace Love Wine, $48.00 at Pinkly Perfect
PP’s cozy Avalon sweatshirt is the perfect motivation to get you through your exams. It’s a list of everything you have to look forward to after finals week finally ends – and you can take it with you everywhere you go! Plus, it’s a perfect layer for those cold lecture halls (why do they blast the air conditioning when the weather’s actually nice outside?).
Forest app, $1.99 at the App Store (also available at Google Play and as a Google Chrome extension)
Unfortunately, “studying” with your textbook open next to you while scrolling through your Insta feed doesn’t always work. That’s when it’s time for Forest, a productivity app that plants a tree in your phone whenever you set a timer. As long as the timer is running, the tree will grow – unless you leave the app. Forest will also track your study time and build you a virtual forest so you can see how much work you’ve done, which is pretty satisfying (and adorable!).
Typography Poster, $17.00 – 42.00 on Etsy
If there’s one reason for us to make it through finals week, this poster sums it up perfectly. We’re all about #girlbosses and being the best “you” you can be, but it only works if you pass your finals! So, step one: get motivated. Step two: crush those finals. Step three: make it happen!
Miint by Petite Amie Skincare Audrey Eye Mask, $5.00 at Urban Outfitters
Finals week is stressful. Essays, exams, final projects… It’s enough to drive any girl crazy. And when you’ve been losing sleep studying or writing or practicing that presentation, sometimes a ten minute break can go a long way. This eye mask, printed with Audrey Hepburn’s classic cat-eye sunnies, is filled with hyaluronic acid and collagen to plump and provide anti-aging benefits. So take your ten minutes and do something just for you – your undereyes will thank you!