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Friday, February 26, 2021

Friday, February 19, 2021

Review: Fusen Marker by Kanmido

Highlighters, there are a lot of different kinds on the market. 
This new release is a highlighter but with one difference, it's not a pen.

The Kanmido fusen marker is highlighter in tape form.
I was very intrigued when it came out and I decided to pick it up. 
It comes in many colours like pink, grey, striped and of course, the standard highlighter yellow, there's also a version for studying/memorising. 

First impressions, the packaging is aesthetically pleasing and compact. 
The tape dispenser and small and flat, similar to a correction tape dispenser. 

The instructions are neatly tucked into the packaging.

How to use the tape? It's not as straightforward as using a correction tape dispenser.

It can be a bit tedious.
1. Pull the tape out of the dispenser
2. Align it to the text
3. 'highlight' whilst still holding on to the end of the tape
4. Angle the dispenser to cut the tape

The process can be pretty annoying if you have a lot of text to highlight or if you're using it for an extended period of time. 

So why should you buy this fusen highlighter?

It's removable. 

Should you buy it?
Yes if the removable feature is important to you. 
Otherwise, it would be too much effort to use this fusen highlighter, buying a pen highlighter would be preferable.

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Friday, February 12, 2021

Review : みんなのツバメノート (Everyone's Swallow Notebook) Mook

Have you heard of Swallow Notebooks?

They are known as one of the most classic luxury Japanese college notebooks in Japan and are well loved by many stationery enthusiasts. So when they released a mook, I simply had to buy it!

There is a small booklet featuring the history of the notebook and various other related information.
However, the multi-use case is what I was really after.

At first glance, it is obvious the case is very well made. The design, a replica of their famous notebooks, is gorgeous to say the least. 

The case is lightly padded and the book bind doubles as a pen holder. There are also two zipper pulls featuring some beautiful rose gold charms of their logo.

The inside is light grey nylon with a detachable pencil case. It will fit an A5 notebook comfortably as well as many other things in its numerous compartments.

A beautiful functional piece which would be at home in anyone's stationery collection. 

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Friday, February 5, 2021

Review: Animal Crossing X Gelato Pique Special Book (with Tote and Pouch!)

Animal crossing on the Nintendo switch was a big hit in 2020. 
I played it almost everyday in 2020. 

It's super cute and fun, there's a lot of merchandise being made for Animal Crossing but this Gelato Pique special book collaboration is probably the cutest. 

Besides a catalogue of the brand's collaboration items available for sale, the book includes a bag and a pouch for your switch. 

In usual Gelato Pique fashion, the collaboration items are adorable and cozy-looking. 
Also, I love that it all features the adorable twin Nook's Cranny owners, Timmy & Tommy. 

It wouldn't be a collaboration without their own designs which you can download via the creator code.

The code is: MA-6057-8170-1209 (internet access and Able Sister's store required)

You're probably wondering why we've chosen to review this on the blog. 
We've noticed on instagram that even non-game players have been purchasing this and using it as storage for their notebooks. 

You could use the pouch as a case for pens and other stationery too. 
The charm detail is so cute. 

And of course, it fits the Nintendo Switch perfectly. 

The bag is a compact open top tote bag. 

The lining is adorable and features a myriad of some of the more popular villagers of Animal Crossing. 
(The inside of the pouch also features this print!)

There are 2 big compartments, 4 internal pockets and 1 external pocket. 

Along with the switch, you could a lot of notebooks/folders as seen above, the small pockets could also hold things like washi tape, cards, paper and other things for journalling on the go.
Or use it at home to keep your table organised!

Isn't it cute? I think I'll get a lot of use out this bag. 

If you're an Animal Crossing fan, you need this!

You can find this book at your local Japanese book store, amazon japan and other similar stores. 


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