Like the fleeting crush on *that boy* in year 10, the summer holidays are whizzing past quicker than a cheetah driving a speedboat. September’s box will ease you into the 9-3 lifestyle though, even on those days when cramps are brewing up a storm in our stomachs and we have to play an hour of hockey. Introducing the only back-to-school prep you’ll need (apart from maybe some cute news shoes and a matching school bag)…

Stabilo Boss Original Pastel Highlighter

No new school year can begin without a pristine set of stationery, and pens don’t come prettier than this pastel highlighter. Stabilo have got this beauty so right and, as exams are unfortunately still a thing (urgh), at least this year you can revise in style.

Minifelts Iron On Patch

Patches are about making a statement, so spread good karma without saying a word, thanks to Minifelts. We all need some positive vibes when we’re stuck in homework hell, amiright? We have a slight feeling your head of year won’t like your blazer jazzed up though, so grab your backpack or favourite jeans and get ready for non-school uniform day.

Bubble T Lip Balm

We love Bubble T’s quirky products and their lip balm is no exception. With added jojoba oil to moisturise your lips, you’ll have soft, smooth smackers in no time… if you can resist licking off the balm, that is. The flavour is so sweet, you’ll want to eat it up, but don’t. It’s probably definitely not very nutritious…

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Haven’t got your August bettybox through the post yet? This month’s delivery will get you through the LEGIT BEST month of the year: the month when school is out and summer is here! So, whether you’re chilling with your mates in the sun, hitting the local lido or jetting off on holiday with your famalam, use your bettybox essentials to make you feel like a mermaid goddess, inside and out.

ERRRYTHING inside…

Rhythm 108 Lemon and Ginger Biscuits

The London Tea Company Purple Tea

Spa To You Konjac Sponge

Saturated Colour, Colour Switch

Urban Veda Daily Purifying Facial Wash

My Flawless Blusher Brush

Stylondon Henna Tattoos

Sponsored by Candy Kittens

Taking inspo from the sour blueberry Candy Kittens sweets in this month’s bettybox, we bring you blueberry eton mess. It’s sweet, simple and only needs one bowl, so you won’t even have much to wash up (which is all we really care about when cooking, isn’t it?)

For two bowls full, you’ll need:

200ml double cream
6 ready-made meringue nests
A punnet of blueberries
1 and a half tablespoons of caster sugar
As many Candy Kitten sweets as your heart desires
A whisk

1. Pop two handfuls of blueberries and 3 tablespoons of water in the microwave for 90 seconds, with half a tablespoon of sugar. This should make them soft and mushy, so get squishing with a fork. Be careful with the hot bowl!

2. Add the double cream and a tablespoon of caster sugar and whisk away. After some strong wrist action, the purple mixture will get thicker.

3. Get squishing again, but this time with your hands. Crush the meringue nests and add to the bowl. Mix in lightly with a spoon, but careful not to crumble the meringue into really small bits.

4. Sprinkle as many blueberries as you want on the top. Go cray.

5. Do the same with your Candy Kittens. All done. See, as easy as 1, 2, 3 (4, 5)!

Cold shoulder?

You can pop it in the fridge for 30 mins to make it a bit more mousse-like if that’s your pudding thang, but you don’t have to; your call, my friend.

Get sweet with Candy Kittens, which you can buy in store (find your closest stockist here), or online.

Image: Kerri Walter

If you’ve already collapsed into a post-sugar, post-ice cream, post-sun heap on the floor (gotta start summer as you mean to go on, right?), drag yourself across the carpet to the letterbox: August’s bettybox is nearly here! It’s not only filled with much needed pads and tampons, but also quirky beauty bits to kit you out for evenings out with your parents, friends, or even the cutie you’ve had your eye on all year…

Saturated Colour Colour Switch

Harry Potter and co have nothing on this magic wand. Slick on over your lippy, give it a little rub genie style and, voila, new colour! Saturated Colour Colour Switch is a magic trick we want to do on every single lipstick we own. Depending on how much of the white colour you put on, you can have double, triple, quadruple the shades you already own, so you’re ready to match to any outfit. There’s even a little how-to in your collective that REALLY wows…

Stylondon Henna Tattoos

We love the look of henna tattoos, but let’s be honest; we’d never have enough of a steady hand, the imagination, or patience to create the beautiful designs on our own. Stylondon have literally solved it: their henna tattoos are super quick and easy to apply, just peel off the backing, pop on your skin and soak with a damp towel. They’re non toxic, so shouldn’t irritate your skin.

Urban Veda Daily Purifying Facial Wash

Red skin is not the look we ever go for and, although we don’t want to think about maths while we’re on holibobs, neem + eucalyptus + witch hazel = no red skin! This is the equation Urban Veda have used to create their purifying face wash. It cleanses gently, but deeply, and mattifies oily skin. You won’t need to filter your Instagram pics within an inch of their life to get rid of shiny foreheads now and you’ll get more pic-taking time!

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Image: Kate Borrill

Haven’t got your July bettybox through the post yet? This month’s delivery will get you through the season of unicorn pool floats and ALL THE SUNCREAM. From battling PMS spots and sweaty skin (we’ve all been there, girl) to stocking up on cute summer jewellery, picnic sweets and sanitary pads (obvs), we’ve thought of everything to see you through your period and beyond.

ERRRYTHING inside…

candy kittens sour blueberry

hairon zero crease hair ties

balance me pure skin facial wash

lisa angel shape bracelet

korres bergamot and pear body milk

anatomicals deep conditioning hair pack

scrub love coconut affair coffee scrub

l’oreal colour riche nail polishes

Sponsored by Eyeko

Cat-eye flicks might be our go-tos for the weekend, but when it comes to festivals: OTT is the way to go. So, forget your sleek flicks and go for a sassy feline alternative. Introducing the claw-mark effect! Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner is the perfect tool. Like drawing with a pen, you can smudge, darken and shape to your hearts content. Cat claws included.

Oh, and if you’re throwing your own mini-fest in your garden, you could even extend the wild theme to the decor!

Method

1. Swipe the eyeliner from the inner corner to the outer corner of your eye. Increase the thickness slightly as you get towards the outer edge.

2. Add a thin flick and lighten the pressure as you flick out.

3. Line up your Eyeko eyeliner so that it’s along your eyelid crease, directly above the outer edge of your eye. Swish across to make another flick.

4. Starting just under your bottom eyelashes, towards the outer corner of your eye, add the last flick. Finito! 

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner is available in June’s bettybox, or shop their full range of eyeliner here.

Sponsored by Eyeko

Move over whimsical prints and dainty flower crowns; it’s all about being bold and beautiful this year.

The rules? Go for clean lines and sharp angles because graphic eyeliner is edgy and eye-catching. If we were taught geometry like this, we would definitely pay more attention in Maths.

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner has an intense colour that stays put even with festival sweat in your eyes, so the shape you draw won’t budge throughout all the hours of dancing, eating and messing about. It won the Teen Vogue Beauty Award for a reason, y’all.

Method

1. Swipe the eyeliner from the inner corner to the outer corner of your eye. Increase the thickness as you get towards the outer lashes.

2. Add a flick. If it’s easier, you can draw the flick from the outside in. This look doesn’t need a dainty point at the end.

3. Build the line up to make it thicker and extend it so the edge of the flick is parallel with the end of your eyebrow.

4. Draw a straight line from the edge of the flick towards the top of your eyelid, about a quarter of the way in. Then draw a straight line down towards your eyelashes. Voila!

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner is available in June’s bettybox, or shop their full range of eyeliner here.

Sponsored by Eyeko

Whether you’ve bagged tickets to the coolest gig in town, or you’re setting up camp in your garden with the speakers on full blast, festival style is a huge part of June’s vibe. And where better to start, than at the top? This month, we’ll show you how to recreate our fave three eyeliner looks for the festival season.

The classic cat eye has had a makeover on the catwalks, so we’re here to get you feline good (get it? Soz). It’s all about the doodles this time around and Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner is the perfect pen shape, so you can draw on your flicks with the precision of a ninja cat.

Method:

1. Swipe the eyeliner from the inner corner to the outer corner of your eye. Increase the thickness slightly as you get towards the outer edge.

2. Angle your wrist, so you can add a flick in one smooth movement. Try not to apply too much pressure – no panda eyes here!

3. Look straight ahead and dot your Eyeko liner below your lower lashes, in line with your pupil.

4. For some added sparkle, grab a cute body tattoo, or glitter, and dust lightly near the outer edges of your eye. Ta-da!

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner is available in June’s bettybox, or shop their full range of eyeliner here.

We’re on the home straight now, people. The end of term is in sight. If the start of the summer hols also marks the arrival of your period, July’s bettybox will get through the season of pom-pom sandals and salted caramel ice cream. I mean, you’ve lasted three whole terms, surviving summer should be an absolute breeze…

Candy Kittens

There’s nothing we love more than sitting down on a Monday night and watching all the dramz that go on in SW2. But, did you know that Made In Chelsea’s Jamie Laing has an actual proper job that’s not just hanging around with Sam Thompson and Alex Mytton? Jamie set up his own biz called Candy Kittens, which make tasty sweets that are all shaped like cats. What more could you want? They’re also totally gluten-free and use natural flavourings. Get your hands on a purrr-fect pack in July’s bettybox. Bye sugar cravings!

 

Lisa Angel

Love jewellery? These dainty Lisa Angel bracelets are super-cute (and will probs hide nicely under your school jumper *wink*) so we’ve popped one in this month’s bettybox. There are three shapes up for grabs; which one will you get? We want to know, so upload a photo to Instagram and tag @bettycollective! The sweet shapes on the chains can even represent your mates: the triangle for your trio, a star for your bunch of five, or even larger shapes, you popular person, you.

Scrub Love

People drink caffeine to wake up their senses; but for summer, we want radiant, wide awake skin! Unless you literally want to have a bath in your mum’s favourite posh coffee (not advised) enter stage left: Scrub Love Coffee Scrub in Coconut Affair. This lush smelling coffee scrub exfoliates and increases circulation, so you’ll have glowing skin in no time. The coconut scent is totally beaut too – you’ll be transported to an island paradise. Then, you know, bump down back to earth as your sister bangs on the door yelling that you’re using up all the hot water.

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Hurray! Your June bettybox is finally here. And, you know what else is? SUMMER! We’re feeling good right now. Sure, it’s festival season, but we’re also finding the time to chill out with some summer tunes, soak in a bath with our Bomb Cosmetics mallow, burn our Scent Circus melt and eat our yummy Divine chocolate bar. Because when our period strikes, we all need a little TLC. We’re also obsessed with wings this month. No, not the ones on our pads! We’re all over eyeliner flicks thanks to Eyeko. Enjoy!

ERRRYTHING inside…

divine chocolate bar (white)

patisserie de bain hand cream in caramel whip

bomb cosmetics, ‘fields of joy’ bath mallow

eyeko skinny liquid eyeliner

tink a link charm

MUA eyeshadow palette in romantic efflorescence or armour

scent circus mermaid scent melt

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Oh, June! You’ve arrived out of nowhere (kinda like our period does sometimes), and all of a sudden, we’re prepping for end of year tests to determine our classes for September. Erm, hello? What about the summer? Like the official exams in May weren’t enough…

In this month’s box, we’ve got a selection of goodies to get you through that last little bit of the school year, so relax, get some luck, and then celebrate those results at the end.

TINK A LINK Charm

We all need a bit of luck from time to time. TINK A LINK are encouraging us to #USEALITTLECHARM with their amazing collection of phone charms. You can stick them to the back of your phone, or buy a TINK A LINK case and let them float about. June’s shenanigans call for the wishbone or clover charms for an added pot of luck. There are plenty of other shapes to chose from, too (we’re talking elephants, stars and letters), with some gold -plated or crafted from moonlight steel, for an added sparkle.

Bomb Cosmetics ‘Fields of Joy’ Bath Mallow

At the end of a long day, there’s nothing more calming than a long bath. It’s pretty much a warm hug for your whole body; with or without cramps, what could be more soothing? Bomb Cosmetics Bath Mallow fizzles slowly as it releases moisturising properties and the most amazing scent. ‘Fields of Joy’ is our absolute fave: the combo of chamomile, frankincense, ginger and mandarin smell divine and is so calming for the skin. Find your zen this month.

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner

Once exams are over, it’s time to let loose with your galpals. Grab that backpack and head out for an afternoon with your friends. Feeling bloated and a little under the weather because of your period? Lift your spirits, and face, with a perfect cat eye. Eyeko’s Skinny Liquid Pen is so easy to use, it’s literally like doodling on a perfect canvas (aka your face *hair flick*) It will last for ages too, so there’s none of that reapplying dramz. To recreate the eyeliner look on all the catwalks at the moment, your betty Collective holds a little treat too…

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Hey, you! Welcome to your May bettybox. Inside are all the essentials you need for those girly weekend sleepovers. There’s a gorgeous new OPI polish, some peacock nail art wraps and a cute cactus-shaped nail file so you can set up your very own salon. We’re also going crazy for sweets! Try our fruity Jelly Belly slushie recipe in this month’s mini-mag the next time you have your friends over, it tastes unreal and looks even better on Instagram…

ERRRYTHING inside…

NPW Peacock Nail Art Wraps

Jelly Belly Assorted Jelly Beans

Sass & Belle Cactus Nail File

OPI Nail Polish, Miss Pigg’s Big Number

Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Shampoo

Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Conditioner

Dr Paw Paw Original Clear Balm

Mad Beauty Fruit Loop Lip Balm

Conscious Chocolate Bar (Essential Orange, Mint Hint, Goji & Coconut, Lions Raw)

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