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How to make sending your child to college easier

It’s that time of year again… sending a student off to college for the first time isn’t easy. With so many things to consider, it’s mind boggling for both parents and the one that’s leaving the nest. I gathered together a few items that might make it easier on them (and you!) for those very important first steps.

Magniflex's Aromatherapy CollectionThere’s no place like home

Everyone loves their own bed at home — especially their own pillow! A dorm room is just not the same. But a pillow that is infused with lavender just might help! From Italy, Magniflex’s Aromatherapy Collection uses nanotechnology to bring the therapeutic benefits of plants such as lavender, chamomile, rose and calendula to bedding — heavenly!

Mario Badescu's Drying LotionStress-induced breakouts

Students are stressed. And stress can cause breakouts. Wondering how to handle that dreaded acne attack? Look no further for a product that really works, Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion. It’s been around for more than 40 years and is a staple in my makeup kit. It heals pimples as you sleep!

21 dropsWrangle in your emotions

Emotions of every shape and size can be daunting… nerves, headaches, sleeplessness, PMS, distraction, etc. Try aromatherapy! 21 drops has answers to every problem. A thoroughly-modern line of therapeutic grade essential oils that are 100 percent natural, organic or wild crafted. The best part is that they’re designed for use anytime, anywhere.

Philips Norelco SensoTouch 3DOne for the boys

Don’t forget the boys! They need a little TLC, too. An electric shaver is the ultimate gift. Get them their Philips Norelco SensoTouch 3D which provides an extremely close and comfortable shave in just a few strokes. It can be used comfortably dry or refreshing wet!

Now for something a little fun! Eau de Prep, Tommy Hilfiger’s new fragrance for guys… Think grapefruit, sage, a splash of tonic water and suede — a fresh, slightly rebellious mashup that evokes the modern prep. And for the gals… Think peppercorn, violet leaf and white roses. Simply irresistible!

Don’t worry parents — visiting day is coming soon!

Chad Hayduk, co-founder and creative director of the NYC-based indie beauty brand Three Custom Color Specialists, is an expert in makeup artistry and education. As a leader in color analysis, matching and custom blending, Chad lends his precise eye to developing new colors and products designed to meet women’s beauty needs — regardless of age, skin type or tone. Chad’s work has appeared in magazines, film and television, on the runway and in the theater. For more about Three Custom Color Specialists, visit and follow @Chad3c on twitter.

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