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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Back to school means stationery, which means Paperchase!

bettygirls Lauren and Lily went and looked at all the things they liked in Paperchase 2016, before choosing their back-to-school picks.

Lily chose a binder from the gold spot kraft range, some washi tape covered in tiny stars, and two pens.

Lauren chose a multi-list book, some stamps, and some giant paperclips.

It’s time you started celebrating your period, guys. Sign up to bettybox RN and get all your tampons and pads, beauty products, sweet treats and loads more cool stuff delivered to your door, every single month. We know. It’s totally awesome. 

We love notebooks. You love notebooks. Everyone loves notebooks. Notebooks are like the lipbalms of stationery. You rarely actually finish them but you’re always happy to receive them, and you can never, ever have too many.

Which is why, when we discovered Papier, we let them enter our hearts and empty our wallets.

Papier are a London-based company that have partnered with amazing illustrators and designers to create a collection of notebooks (and, brace yourself, they also have greetings cards) that you can personalise. And the best news of all, their gorgeous notebooks are all £12.99. No exceptions.

Fruity Lady

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Everyone has a Fruity Lady friend in their life. The friend who dances in the supermarket and gets obsessive about fancy dress parties. This is the perfect gift for the Fruity Lady in your life (even if that’s you).

Fruity Lady notebook, Papier, £12.99

Orange triangle

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We are pretty sure that this was designed with the betty team in mind. It’s colourful and fun and the pinks and oranges will remind us what summer looks like, even when we’re in the deepest days of February.

Orange triangle notebook, Papier, £12.99

Bear

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This is a bear holding a sign that says yay. This notebook is appropriate for pretty much any human, on pretty much every occasion. It fulfills the dream notebook trifecta of being adorable, uplifting and having an animal holding a sign.

Bear notebook, Papier, £12.99 

Maureen

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Leaves are officially in, and this print is mighty cool for something named after your auntie. For those of you who are saying, ‘But what about the pineapple?’ don’t panic. There is room for both and Papier have you covered. Thanks, Maureen.

Maureen notebook, Papier, £12.99

 Spring Dahlias

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Spring is a time for joy and baby animals. It’s a time for pretty flowers and new life and pretty blank notebooks. Spring literally could not be further away in the calendar year… but with this notebook, you can carry it in your hand all year round.

Spring dahlias notebook, Papier, £12.99

It’s time you started celebrating your period, guys. Sign up to bettybox RN and get all your tampons and pads, beauty products, sweet treats and loads more cool stuff delivered to your door, every single month. We know. It’s totally awesome. 

Image: Katie Edmunds/Papier