06/19/2012 04:48 pm ET Updated Aug 19, 2012

Best Beautifying Buys for College Girls and Guys

In college, there were a few places I preferred to spend the least amount of time possible:
  • The laundry room
  • The school bookstore (during the first week of class or buy-back week)
  • Communal dorm showers

While I do not have a solution for lessening one's load of laundry each week and did not discover the amazingness of for a few years, there are definitely ways to limit one's time in shared showering spaces.

One suggestion to save time and cash: Laser hair removal. "Not having to shave will save the average college student at least 10-20 minutes daily. Over the long term, laser hair removal can save students upwards of $200 per year," says Kim Schanzer, owner and co-founder of Pulse Laser & Skincare Center in NYC. "Over a lifetime of shaving for 60+ years, that's equivalent to more than $12,000."

Whether looking to impress the hot guy or girl in English 101, trying to eliminate time/products in the shower, sticking to a budget or attempting to avoid awkward morning beauty blunders, try these picks and tricks:

Best Beautifying Buys for College Girls and Guys