Hey guys! I know it's the summer and those of us still in school definitely don't want to think about going back but this is the time of year when I start to look for my schoolbooks and supplies so today I'm going to share some of my back to school essentials that I cannot live without!

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1. Colouring pencils

I love colouring pencils, they're so handy for making colourful notes but they don't go through the page like markers do. Up until now in school I've been doing art as one of my subjects but even though I'm not doing it anymore this year I will definitely still be bringing my colouring pencils into school with me. Over the years I've tried a few different brands but my favourite is definitely Faber-Castell. You can buy the ones I use here.

2. Multi-coloured pens

These are the handiest things in the world! I personally can be a bit scatterbrained sometimes so it's a lot easier having 4 pens in one. Before I knew these were a thing I used to have a pencil case overflowing with random pens, now I just bring a few of these and it saves me SO much hassle. If you haven't already got these absolute lifesavers, you can pick some of them up here.

3. Copybook covers

Guys, I don't even have an affiliate link for this but I NEED to mention it anyways. I only started using these last year and they are INCREDIBLE. All of my copies used to get to destroyed after about a week of being in my schoolbag but mine have lasted all year since I tried these. Like seriously go out NOW and get some (or if you're in Ireland I'll leave a link where you can get them online). Here's where you can get some I think it only ships to Ireland but I'm not 100% sure.
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4. Display Book

You may not know what this is just by the name because I had to look it up myself but it's basically one of those folders with the clear pockets. Last year I tried something new, I took one of these, allocated a subject to each pocket and then every handout I got for the whole year I put into the pocket it suited and I'm not even exaggerating when I say I NEVER forgot a single handout all year. If you want to try this out (would 100000000% recommend doing this guys) then you can get some cute folders here.


To all of you amazing superstars who read this post all the way through I have saved the best until last. This is my number 1 back to school essential. I honestly would fail so many tests if I didn't use flashcards. They're such a good way of active learning and my brain can't retain information by just reading a textbook so if you haven't tried using flashcards before even just order one pack and see if they work for you but personally they've definitely helped me get from B grades to A grades. I know some people prefer colourful ones and some prefer plain white so if you want to give them a try, you can get some coloured ones here and some white ones here.

So there you have it, my back to school essentials. This is the first post I've ever done sharing products I like with you guys so if you'd like to see more let me know. Just want to say again that while this post does contain affiliate links they're to amazon so I really could have chosen any products but these are my honest favourites. If you enjoyed this post be sure to follow me on social media (listed below) and you can follow this blog at the top right hand side of this page. As always, thank you so so so so so so so much for reading!

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  1. I love school supplies! I am a huge fan of copy book covers too! I think everyone deserves a little back to school shopping!

  2. Colouring pencils are my favourite and would always be a classic back to school essential. Miss colouring now.

    1. Yeah! It's always the best when you finish a test early and just doodle away lol

  3. Great post - these are definitely all essentials for the school year! I think my fav item on your list are the multi-colored pens :) I'd add a planner to this list as well!
    -Jenna <3
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    1. Ooh good idea!I've just started using planners and I love them!

  4. I loved reading this post so much. I love using flash cards... very good for revising. This is making me very excited to go shopping for my essentials for university 😁

  5. I LOVE buying school essentials! Sometimes I buy things because they look cute, there's no use for them, haha!


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