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The holidays are approaching, and students are traveling home to unwind from a semester that saw a return to in-person classes since the pandemic began.
The festive celebrations present an opportunity for compassion and love to permeate amongst family, friends and loved ones. This includes gift giving, which is a time for people to put thought and perspective into the particular objects they are choosing for their recipient.
Most faculty and students are looking forward to the holidays for the spirit, the festivities and to receive the gifts they have been clamoring for. For students at the University of Maryland, some are hopeful of receiving a gift to enhance their natural beauty and contribute to their beauty routine.
A holiday gift that can help to negate any acne from appearing will be welcomed by one student.
Senior journalism major Emily Hahn said, “For Christmas this year, I would really like to get a few more packs of the Peace Out brand acne healing dots because I think they are very helpful for my little spots of acne that I tend to get.”.
The temperature outside is rapidly dropping and it is becoming more important than ever to maintain skin regimens and identify ways to prevent rapid breakouts.
Meanwhile, for senior journalism major and creative writing minor, Sara Cohen, she would like to get some make-up accessories to use in more creative ways to enhance her natural beauty.
Specifically, Cohen said she “would love to get a palate of makeup from Sephora to experiment with. I would enjoy using new colors because the one I currently have is pretty much used up.” For journalism advisor Liz Wasden, receiving a gift for her hair after exercising would be a welcomed addition to her post-workout routine.
It is always fun to find products that can enhance and improve your physical appearance.
Eyelashes, lip gloss and makeup are some of the most highly coveted holiday gifts because they are able to improve your self-confidence and can be fun to wear for a night out..
Sophomore journalism and psychology major Nira Dayanim is hoping to receive a facial moisturizer with sunscreen, that will help to protect her skin.
“I’ve been very into moisturizer with sunscreen, so I hope that I can receive a La Roche-Posay moisturizer. “ Dayanim said.
“Gotta protect your skin, ya know?” Dayanim said.
There is no time or season when beauty products are more common than others, but some people are hoping to receive highly anticipated gifts during the holidays this season.
In a semester where students and faculty have worked relentlessly to return to normalcy on campus and thrive in the classrooms, tis the season that everyone receives everything on their wishlist during the holidays.