A Little Surprise

Recently my little sister moved to Boston to start her first year away at college. I couldn't be more proud of her, but of course I miss having her at home. Even though we are almost four years apart, we are very close - she was always the one to binge-watch beauty videos on YouTube with me, and the one to go on long trips to Sephora and Ulta with me, not leaving until our arms were covered in swatches and guiltily carrying bags full of new goodies.

The day after she left, I decided to go on a shopping trip, dragging my boyfriend along with me, and this time I looked only for things she would like. I had the idea to bundle them all together and ship them off to her as a surprise (this post won't go up until I know she's gotten the package so I don't spoil the surprise), in case she needs a little pick-me-up after her first week, or just for the thrill of getting her first package at school.

The first things I got her were two lipsticks from MAC, one for going out and one to wear to class or more low-key events.  She has determined that she has the same skintone as Estee from Essiebutton, so I of course picked two Essiebutton-approved shades.  I know my sister loves her bold orangey-reds so I just had to get her Lady Danger, a matte formula which MAC describes as a vibrant coral-red. For a more class-appropriate shade I chose See Sheer, described as a grapefruit pink. This one is a lustre finish, so it is more sheer and creamy, perfect for everyday and easy to apply.  Next I picked up the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in shade 20 (sand). She had been saying before she left that she wanted a good do-all concealer, and this is my favorite concealer I've tried (I use the shade 15, fair). I also got her Stila's Kitten eyeshadow, because she went through a period where she always borrowed my Stila In the Light palette and left a rather large dent in this shade, so I assumed she really liked it. 
I also picked up an Essie nail polish in the shade Tart Deco, because she had been wanting that before she left, too.  Lastly on the beauty front I picked up a box of Biore pore strips to use on pamper nights with her friends.

I couldn't send a care package without including snacks, so I also included a couple of her favorite sweets that I know she didn't bring with her.

What kind of things would you send in a care package? I need ideas for the next one I send her!