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Friday, September 24, 2021

October 2021 Printable

October is my favorite month of the year and what better time to showcase my favorite color scheme as well! It is inspired by one of my favorite beverages in the world. Cafe latte!!

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Review: MUJI Sign Pens + MUJI Highlighters (New colors)

 I was in MUJI recently and could not resist picking up the new highlighter colors alongside the new Sign pens they had.

I did a review of the highlighters previously and these are the 3 new colors; Greyish Cyan, Olive Green and Lilac.

As you can see, the colors are quite pigmented compared the ever favorite MILDLINER. 

Whilst I personally really like these unique shades, I do wonder if they are a little too dark to be used as actual highlighters.

And for those curious, here is the entire lineup of these highlighters from MUJI.

Now let's talk about the new sign pens!

I picked them in these two shades : black + greyish cyan (Yes I really like this color)

Here they are alongside most popular sign pens aka PENTEL sign pens. 

And here's how they compare when used. As you can see the PENTEL sign pen is more like a brush and the tip is more flexible whilst the MUJI sign pen has a more rigid and thinner tip.

I really like writing with the MUJI sign pens and I think they have more unique colors [such as this greyish cyan]. I'll definitely be getting the whole collection next time!

Update: I've since purchase the entire collection, here they are + the swatches

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Friday, September 10, 2021

Review: Midori Paintable Stamp and Notebook

The midori paintable stamp series is not that new but I decided to pick it up when I spotted the notebook and color pens (this will be a different blogpost)

The stamp is self inking and the ink is oil-based. 

There are english instructions included on the inside of the insert and a useful disclaimer that says there might be too much ink released on first use. 

The notebook comes a few colours, included are instructions. 

There's also a really cute sample print. 

One of the features of the notebook is a fold over cover to prevent ink from transferring between pages, which I think is a great idea. 

There are 59 cream coloured grid pages. 
The paper is designed to prevent the ink of stamps from bleeding through. 

The rings in the centre are omitted to allow for easier stamping. 

The stamp is easy to use, it takes a few tries to get the pressure right. 
The stamps are a bit more expensive than what I expect to pay but they are good quality and the designs are good for different uses. 

The paper of the notebook is true to its claims, I tried other stamps/inks and there was no bleed whatsoever. 
However, the paper is thick and not great for using it in other journals, the notebook would have to be a dedicated stamping journal. 

I probably wouldn't buy the notebook again but I would like to try the other stamps from the range.


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Friday, September 3, 2021


Newly spotted in DAISO 100yen stores : MT Point Seal Series

And these aren't just masking tape texture, they are actually made by MT of MT masking tape fame!

Curious to see how they stack up, I bought two sets to try.

Each set contains 2 identical sheets each having 3 colors in 4 different sizes. (20mm, 12mm, 8mm and 5mm in diameter)
As with other items made by MT, these are also made in Japan.

Each sticker is reposition-able just like the tape put out by MT; ie. remove very easily without tearing. And like the MT tape, they are very sticky yet leave behind no reside when removed. It is clear that they are much nicer in quality than many of the generic masking tape stickers put out by DAISO.

I tried searching for more news about them online but was only able to find this small piece of news on their official facebook account regarding the sale of these point seals sold at an event in a store in KYOTO. These were sold in sets of 3 sheets for 165yen (in contrast to the set of 2 sheets for 110yen at DAISO)

This is definitely another item to look out for in DAISO!

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