Tag: stationery

Temptations at Your Fingertips

Ever since I was little and had control over my little thoughts, I had this abnormal attraction to stationary. I love collecting pens, pencils, erasers, notebooks, pencil cases, and equivalent even though I have so much at home already. I always must try out the new set of pens that just came out or something. The world defines people with these symptoms as being a Stationery Maniac. And yes, I definitely am one.

There is a particular store I’ve always gone to since when I was little because this place has been around for so long. I do like buying hipolymer erasers and G2 0.5 pens at local Target; however, I have to say asian stationary has their own magic.

Recently, I felt the need to get 1 additional pencil to my pencil case. So I set my car in the direction of my favorite stationery store: Morning Glory.

The front entryway is very simple with lowercased store name in pinkish-red up top greeted by couple giant, stuffed plushies by the window. (They honestly tug at my heartstrings). Once you look in from the doorway, this is the view you’ll see.

From cute gift-wrapping essentials to pencil cases, cups, keychains, phone/car accessories, dolls, and pens, they have the whole-sha-bam!

If your friend or lover has love for cute asian stuff or unique drink ware, there you go. Variety of selections like panda to penguin to Rilakkuma.

Don’t like the pencil cases they sell at Target? What about these cute character ones. There’s even bus-themed ones. What about the dolls? Any special occasions coming up?

These planners and notebooks are just candy to my eyes. Why are they so cute!!! Makes me want to scream and buy everything! (if I had all the money in the world lol).

My favorite part has to be this section with all the mechanical pencils and pens. You are able to test them out and go with it. Prices vary so make sure to check out the prices posted on each little shelf. But I love the pens because they work and they don’t typically bleed though my pages, which takes a lot of worry off my shoulders. šŸ™‚

Are you in search for new stationery? Not satisfied with your current pencil? I definitely recommend this place. It has been my favorite stationery place since elementary days and still is.

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Have you ever gone into the store to buy only one thing but you come out with more than what you originally intended to buy? That’s exactly what I happened. I got a black bow mechanical pencil and two double-sided pens (blue & red). Can’t wait to start using these and take notes with them.

Thank you for listening to my rant. That’s just how passionate I am about them.

Skilcraft Permanent Impression Marker – Review

Skilcraft is a well-known brand that seems to be in business in all sorts of categories. From office supplies to printer cartridges, you name it. They even make clocks!

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Today, I will be unwrapping my impression and experience using Skilcraft’s Permanent Impression Marker.

I really like the name. It’s pretty cute/clever how they named itĀ PermanentĀ ImpressionĀ because it’s a permanent marker that they want to make a strong/good impression to their consumers.

Now, when we typically think of a permanent marker, this comes to mind:

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Yes, Sharpie has pretty much dominated the permanent marker field. There’s even counterfeit sharpies lol.

 

Initiation: I started to use this because it was the only permanent marker available at the office.

How it Writes:Ā It has a nice, thick size line. The ink is very pigmented and vivid. The felt tip has a good balance of sturdy and flexible, which makes writing with it a breeze.

 

Bleeding:Ā It’s a permanent marker… it does bleed. And it does make it’s permanent presence known! šŸ™‚

 

Size Comparison: I took extra steps to compare sizes to give a better idea of it’s size. Since a size of an object can factor into whether you should buy it or not. It’s definitely on the thick portion side. You can see it’s a bigger than the size of a G2 pen, but similar to Hi-Liter.

Overall, this is a very good permanent marker if you’re into trying a different kind than Sharpie. I’m sad it’s being overshadowed by their big competitor, Sharpie. I hope it surfaces to take notice from other people, too.

I would give Skilcraft’s Permanent Impression Marker 5/5 stars.

Pilot G2 Rollerball Retractable Gel Pen – Review

I have an obsession with stationery. Yes, I talking about notebooks, sticky notes, pens, pencils, erasers, and so on.

Because I love collecting stationery and comparing how different brands and collections work, I have a sensitivity towards them. So I thought I would give my two cents to what I think about Pilot’s G2 Rollerball Retractable Gel Pens.

I have recently started using these pens for 5 months now.

Why I got these: Cuz they’re everywhere!

Literally, these G2 pens can be found anywhere. It’s every easily accessible and seems have good reviews from other people around the globe, so I thought I would give these a try.

This pen is definitely not a fine point pen. It writes more like a medium point pen.

I wrote on a typical sticky note and a notebook to show how it writes. I personally like how it’s a good, solid black and not some bluish-black ink that some pens are known for. It glides across the surface very smoothly. It is very pleasant to write with.

As you can see, this pen does bleed; however, it’s not terrible. The bleeding on theĀ notebook paper is much more noticeable. You should take this into consideration if you are thinking of using this pen for taking notes because if it bleeds, it may take up more paper than pens that don’t bleed.

Good Experience Duration: This pen lasts a pretty nice period, before it starts it’s blotting period. After you use up about half of the ink that it came with, the pen starts to leave blotches of ink as you write. This is something I wasn’t expecting, but it seems to be a consistent occurrence whenever I switch over to a new one. So keep an eye out for that.

Is this pen good for taking notes in class?:Ā I personally would not take notes with this pen. Although it does write nicely, the way it starts to leave blotches of ink and accidentally smearing the ink while writing is an issue I consider inconvenient for note-taking.

Where do you recommend this pen?:Ā I think this type of pen is best for office spaces where you just need a good pen to jot down memos and quick reminders–maybe occasional small notes, but not long ones.

Overall, I think this is a good pen to have around, especially if you like a bold writing pen.

I would rate this pen as 4/5 stars, considering the bleeding/smearing/blotching.

Rejuvenation of a Stationery Maniac

What is a stationery maniac? A stationery maniac is a person who enjoys collecting and purchasing stationeries for pleasure of just having them. They do utilize the items they purchase, but their purpose behind their purchaseĀ is fueled on the pleasure of having pen set from a particular brand, specific type of notebook, etc.

I am indeed no exception. I personally love shopping in-stores and online for new, cute, and interesting stationeries. Sometimes, the items I buy are things I already have from a different brand; however, the curiosity and desire to collect is overwhelming and pleasureful.

Recently, I’ve been eyeing a particular website because of their incredibly cute stationery collection. It’s called, “MochiThings.”

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Simply by the logo itself, it just screams cuteness! I am curious to why the site was named “mochithings.”

These are some of the adorable stationeries the website sells. It’s so tempting to swipe my card; however, I’m trying my best to control my craving at the moment.

I wanted to share this place with everyone so that I’m not the only one enjoying the fun. Just by scrolling through the site makes me smile and fills my soul with happiness.

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I guess, I am a stationery maniac by heart? šŸ™‚

I wish everyone a wonderful day & see you all on my next blog!