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Friday, August 30, 2019

Livework Color on Color Twinpen vs Daiso Korea Twinpen

Daiso, like all dollar store/100yen stores carries a selection of items that look like other well known products.

On my last trip to Korea, I saw a few things at Daiso that looked familiar, including this set of Twinpens. 

The set contains 4 Twinpens for 2000KRW, roughly 1.65USD.

Each pen has a highlighter side and a thin marker side, all the sides are a unique colour corresponding to the pen barrel and not repeated on the other side of the pen. 

Look familiar? This is the Livework Color on Color Twinpen, which I think is what inspired the Daiso Twinpens. 

The pen barrel has the same ombre effect, it also has a highlighter and a thin marker side.
 However, Livework has 1 additional pen unlike the Daiso set. 

The pen barrel colours may be different (Livework's is brighter than Daiso's), but swatched next to each other the pen inks are almost identical. 

If only the Daiso set had 1 more pen!

Usage wise, Daiso's twinpens are not as smooth as Livework's but that's not a dealbreaker I feel.
It might be because the Daiso pens are newer.

Also, did I mention Daiso's Twinpens are 1/4 the price of the Livework set? 

Therefore, if you are trying to decide between these 2 sets, go with the Daiso set. 

It's value for money and good quality! 

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Friday, August 23, 2019

September 2019 Printable

The September printable utilises one of our favourite themes/colour schemes. 

The combination of pinks/purples and stars remain a favoured dreamy addition to our planners. 

We hope you like it too! 

Download here: Link

Please see instagram for ibon and netprint information. 

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Review : KOKYUO Shellero X Mister Donut pencil case

KOKYUO is a Japanese stationery brand and one of their collections include a pencil case range [SHELLERO] which opens up completely for easy access. I've had my eye on them for a while but was never quite convinced to buy them. 
Till now that is. 

Yes, they collaborated with my favorite donut store MISTER DONUT to release a limited edition range.

Limited Edition is like bait to me. I cant help but covet and subsequently buy it. [sucker] In all fairness the print is actually quite pretty and i really like the words as well. Sugar Raised. I certainly am LOL.

As expected, it is truly easy to get access to all its contents at one go but i did not realise how big the capacity would be!

Here are all 16 pens from the MILDLINER brush range fitted comfortably inside of it!
A highly reccomended buy for those who bring a lot of stationery on the go with them ^^!

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Friday, August 9, 2019

To Do List Printable

We started August off with a musically themed printable, and because it's a long weekend here, we thought a to do list might be a good idea.

Printed here on the newest addition to our Etsy store: Vellum sticker paper

Plenty of space to write a to do list, your favourite songs or just plan. 

Print as many as you want! 

The file provided is in A5, I recommend printing 2 sheets on 1 A4 using the settings of your printer. 

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Review : DAISO Coordi Stationery Range

Ever popular 100yen store DAISO Japan has launched a new stationery range [COORDI]!
The range is different from their usual stuff and targets a more mature crowd or those with a love of neutrals.

Included in the range are some notebook covers which look very much like traveler notebooks.

Stickers and tapes

Fusen and and spare notebooks too

Here is my haul~

These cost 100yen + tax each.

The notebook set costs a bit more at 300yen + tax.

The set comes with the notebook cover, one refill notebook and extra connector band.

For those wondering if the refills will work in their TN, the answer is yes and no.
Yes, they will fit but note it will be a lot smaller [about one inch shorter]

Here they are: side by side. Left: DAISO COORDI Right: Traveler Notebook

All in all, a nice inexpensive buy for those just starting out and not keen to invest in an actual TN. 
What do you think? Will you be trying them out?

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