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Clever Fox Planner | First Impressions & Pen Test

It’s been a hot minute since I filmed a article, but I figured let’s start it out with a bang right. I am going to be doing an open box first impressions and pen test on a planner. That was sent to me, as always, a full disclosure. This company reached out to me and wanted to know if I wanted to take a peek at one of their planners and, I said sure I’ll take a peek at it.

I’ve looked at it a little bit, but I wanted to just go over it with you guys and just show you kind of some different things that are on the market. This company is clever Fox, and this is the clever Fox planner. This is an a5 size and it’s 5.8 inches by eight point: three inches it retails on Amazon for $ 24.99. It is available in prime and then there’s a black orange and pink version, and I got the black no surprise there right.

So anyway, you get it packaged very nicely. I took it out of the package already and then it comes in this nice little white box that has the little fox logo on there. It’s got some little. You know information about clever fox and then it’s got. You know information about how to set up your planner. If you want a guide, I know some people like guides. Some people like to do what they want to and then there are these as well, and it says, give this card to someone.

You love and it’s coupon codes, and it’s all the same. So if you want 10 % off of your order on Amazon, you can screenshot right there and you know apply that to your order. So I’ll leave links down below as well and then, when you open it up, you have three sticker sheets they’re, all the same, and so we’ve got like a little graph. Some people more people presents kind of a workout thing: Amil finances, love, reading and then kind of like a little yoga thing.

So anyway, I got three sticker sheets and then here is the planner. So let’s actually take it right out of here to move the box. Alright, so here is the planner and first impressions. I was actually with my mom when I got this because I stopped at my public mailbox with her and I was kind of taking out of the package and she felt it and she’s like oh, that feels so. Nice, if you guys, are familiar with the Erin Condren Bound notebooks, that’s what this feels like, I’m not sure, I’m actually on the Amazon right now on the Amazon yeah right now, and I’m looking to see if there’s any more information as to what this actually is.

Okay, I just kind of skim the description and I couldn’t figure out what this actually was, but it does feel kind of like a a leather like material, but it’s very smooth. It also has the embossed Foxx on it. I don’t know if you guys can see that it’s right here yeah. I think you can see it it’s hard to tell on the monitor if it’s going to show up in the article and then it has one of these little strappy guys, and then it comes with this.

You know little thing around it and then you know this comes off. There’s a little pen loop right here, which I think is really nice and then on the back. It just has some. You know information. So, let’s pull this off like dismantling it, because you know you got to do that so yeah I like how sleek this looks. You know it’s like something you could have like sit on your desk at the office and it wouldn’t be like that crazy.

Like I said they do come in other colors, so if you’re really colorful person, you can do that too and then um opening it up really nice front paper. This paper feels nice too. It’s very smooth paper and that just has like an information page and then goes into the planner. So the first page is my gratitude and self-awareness, and that says I’m grateful for what I’m passionate about and then my daily rituals skills to learn affirmations, and then it has a govision board on both sides and then my goals.

So there’s all these different things. So you got health business and career family/friends, significant other in romance of Finance, personal development, fun and recreation and spiritual, and then over here it has. My focus, then, has all these goals one through five and then my mind map with some graph paper. So you can draw – or you can just put some text in there whatever and then this comes unded.

So then you can just write in the month in year, so you can start it at any time which I think is kind of cool. And then you can write in you know what day it is, and then you can use your plan, your months goals, the months wins and then what you need to improve on, because we can all improve right so yeah. So then, let’s see here how many months do we have with one two three, four: five: six: seven: eight, nine, ten, okay, so they’re all our twelve months, so you can really start at any time or you can start at the beginning of the year.

Whatever you want, and then after that we have, it looks like weekly pages, so you got your Monday Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Friday and then Saturday Sunday are these smaller columns over here and then over. Here is kind of like a goals and lists page. It looks like so it says this week’s main goal: priorities, notes, to-do lists, habits and skills. Then it has a little tracker for all the days of the week and then the winds and what to improve on next week and then yeah you’ve got this basically for the bulk of the planner.

So that’s kind of nice so like depending on what day you’re at you can just go like this and you know know where you’re at and your planner right. So let’s pull this off again and then I wanted to show you guys this. I thought these were interesting, so these are little ribbons that are attached and obviously you can, you know, put one in one section and then you know put one in another section and so on and so forth.

So I think that’s kind of a nice thing. If you want to mark certain pages or know whatever you want to do things so yeah, I think it’s really customizable to be honest, and then let’s see okay, and then we get into a ton of graph paper. It looks like oh wow. The rest of it is all graph paper, well cool, all right. Well that sounds good and then what is this? Oh, this is neat all right, so this is like a little pocket.

Folder! Oh, is this? Where you put the stickers now, let’s see, did the stickers fit in here they’re tight, but they fit there. We go. I just needed to wiggle them in a little bit so yeah your stickers can fit back there. Obviously, you can put other stickers in there too, but I don’t know, I think it’s kind of neat and interesting, but yeah. It’s like very, very nice. I like the spine, a lot and yeah.

It feels just like that. Erin condren, like leather like material, I don’t think it’s leather just because of the price point to be honest but um you know I I like the feel of it. Also the paper is really nice. I mean I’m at a reference. Erin condren a lot because I have an Erin Condren planner, but um it’s not as nice as the Oh. What’s those inserts those crafting inserts? What are those called? I’m like totally brain farting, now a lot of people use them in wring bone planners.

I can’t think if I remember when I’m editing I’ll put it down below but um, it’s a very smooth paper and it’s a very thick paper, but it’s the Erin Condren one is a little bit more grippy if that makes sense – and this is a little bit More slippy, it’s like a good way to describe anything, but that’s the way. I know how to describe things so we’re just we’re just going to go with it. You guys so anyway, on the back page here.

I think what I’m going to do is I’m going to do a little pen testing for you guys and I’m going to do it over here, so we can zoom in a little bit more. I do apologize about the shadowing today. You guys it’s very, very dreary outside today, even though it’s not raining at all, but I wanted to do it with blue ink because I’ve been using blue ink lately and I don’t really know why. But we’re just going to go with it and I figured I would use a bunch of different types of markers and pens and then we would look at the other page and see if there was an a shadowing or anything like that popping through.

Because I know in the planner world that is a big deal and we like to know which pens to use if we like this planner. So, let’s get into the pen test all right, I’m going to zoom you guys in just a little bit and then I’m going to use some regular pens or not regular pens. I mean any regular pen would work, but I’m going to use some more gel pens and then also markers and things like that. So the first one up here is going to be the paper mate ink joy, gel pen in the 0.

7. This is the blue one. I do have a navy one as well and I’ll be testing both of them. Also, this is the jelly roll. The oh eight in the blue next up is the Paper Mate ink joy, gel pen in the 0.7 in the Navy, and then we’ve got the jelly roll. Oh eight in the Navy as well and then next up is the papermate Flair in the blue and then we’ve got the Erin Condren marker I’ll, do the fine point and then I’ll do the medium as well.

And then I have the lip pen. I don’t know what point this is, but I think they only come in the one style. I think I’m really not sure this is like really satisfying to write with. However, I’m just letting you know, and then we have got the micron. Oh three in the archival ink in the blue and then last but not least, this is the pilot ultrafine point permanent marker, but it’s feels more like a pen, but it is a permanent marker all right so now all of my blue things are done.

Let’s do a little test here. Okay, now you guys can see everything so anyway, um, probably the most satisfying to write with is the lip pen, but I do really like the way that the jelly rolls felt on this paper just FYI. I don’t know if that makes any difference to you guys, but let’s look at the back side and really the only one I see even the finest bit of shadowing on is the last one that I wrote with, and I know it might be hard to see On there, but it’s this one – and this is the only permanent marker well in that permanent marker.

But this is the one that has like the thickest stroke if you will um, but that’s the only one I can see that has even the finest bit of shadowing at all and it’s right here. To be honest, I can’t see anything else, especially if I put the page down sorry, I’m like a really zoomed in right now, if you put the page down, the only one you can see is that if you have the page up like this, just because there’s A light coming underneath here, you can see it a little bit more, but this is the only one I see, but you know what to be honest that wouldn’t really bother me.

If you like to write with these as well – and I have found – I don’t – have a blue sharpie fine point, but I have found that the Sharpie ultra fine points do about the same performance wise as the pilot on most papers. But don’t quote me on that, but if you’re into using markers like this, if that shadowing didn’t bother you, I think you definitely could use this planner, and this has the same paper all through the st.

All through the exact same planner, except for the first page. When you first open it, this front page is oh hold on. Let me zoom e all out again sorry about that, except for this front page is a little like really really thick. It’s like a card stock kind of paper where these are. You know more that silky thicker paper but yeah. That is what I wanted to share with you guys today. This is kind of a short and sweet little article, even though now my viewfinder is telling me I’ve blabbed on for 17 minutes, which you know is pretty accurate but but yeah.

I really. I think this is a cool planner, especially like on the go or in the office, or just like having something for like goal setting, and you know, keep your life a little bit more compartmentalised. If you don’t like a lot of freedom, this is definitely something that could possibly work for you. But let me know in the comments, if you guys have tried out a clever Fox planner or what your thoughts are on the layouts and everything I love learning about.

New planners and just showing you guys new things on the market, but I just wanted to give you guys my thoughts on this planner since the company was gracious enough to reach out to me and give me a planner to show to you guys. Also, if you are interested in this planner, the lamins on links will be down below for you guys so anyway, if you have any questions, feel free to post them below. Also, if you like, these kind of articles, make sure to give the article a thumbs up as well as subscribe, and I will see you guys in the next article bye guys well folks, it’s time to kick it old school


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Lion Planner | First Impressions & Pen Test

This is another fun planner review. These are for the lie in the planner. This one is the daily Edition six months, and then this is the weekly Edition for 12 months they’re, both in black, I haven’t even taken them out of the packaging. Yet I just got these sent to me by Lion planner. All the thoughts and opinions are my own. They sent these to me for consideration only that’s all I do on my blog, because if I end up filming a article, I want to make sure that all of the thoughts and comments are truly my own, and I want to give an honest review of it.

So, let’s get into this, so I just got this bad boy, this one’s a little bit thicker, and this one, if you guys, can see the difference when they reached out to me. I actually looked on their page and you know was talking about the differences between the two and all of that, and then I was like well it’d, be kind of cool to see both of them and they’re like okay, we’re going to send you both. You can do like a little side-by-side comparison.

Okay, so anyway, I’m more of a person that likes a whole year in a planner. To be honest, but I know there are people out there that definitely, you know like just a six month planner. So let’s look at the six month, planner first and I put this one off to the side. So it’s like a faux leather. It’s got this really nice embossed lion on there. I don’t know if you guys can see it. It’s black on black so so hard to see, and then my viewfinder is like teeny tiny.

So I can never tell. But it’s got this nice elastic closure. It’s got like a little pen loop, so you can loop in a pen or something like that over there and then also it has on the bottom. If you can see like little strings for like little page tabs, which is kind of nice, so you open it up, you can take this little thing off there. Oh, it’s a non dated planner for happier easier and more fulfilling life cool.

It’s eco friendly materials printed on 100 % recycled paper, and this is the compact size I believe when I was looking. There were two separate sizes, but both of these it looks like are in the compact size. I think there’s one that’s just a little bit larger than this. So anyway, okay, you open it up. So it’s got all the in from like a little information page, we can put your contact information and then it’s got like the little lion over here and the line over here.

So this paper is like really thick in the front here: oh wow, okay hold on. Let’s take a look at this, I, like legit, have not opened this. I have like no idea what to expect okay and that says, by using the lion planner, you can increase your productivity, get organized and manage your daily time achieve work-life balance. Achieve your goals live a more fulfilling a happier. Life get focused, put yourself.

First challenge yourself, look at the big picture and stay positive, okay cool, so it’s kind of just giving you like a layout of some things. You can do and things like that. I don’t know just kind of interesting cool all right, so then we have 2018 and 2019 and then it has printed here, the u.S. Holidays in 2018 and then the u.S. Holidays in 2019. And then it has like a kind of like a notes, page thing or it says the beginning: what are your biggest goals and dreams that you want to achieve during these six months? You can kind of put it there and then I’m grateful for affirmations and then there’s just a blank vision board and then here is your monthly section of the lion planner.

Oh, this is kind of weird. Oh there we go cool all right so, like I said it is undated, so it doesn’t have like little sticker cover ups. This is like a pretty bare-bones like basic planner, where all the examples it looked like we’re shown just using a pen like up here. You can definitely decorate anything. Obviously, so it doesn’t have like little sticker cover-ups. But what you do is you just kind of like write in you know your dates so clearly you can have this be any month, you’d like it.

So it has like a little date thing right here and it says goals for this month. Reward, if achieved so save, I don’t know you want to buy yourself something or treat yourself to something. I don’t know whatever. I’ve got a little quote here from Steve Jobs. Oh I see I was like what is it these H’s for H means habit. So look if you want to drink a certain amount of ounces of water a day or workout every day or whatever, then you can like either check that off or color it in or something.

And then it says I will lead or do something new this month and it has one and two and then this is personal plan top priorities and then professional plan a top priorities and then over here it says endless discoveries. This might be a little bit more difficult to see over here, but this is. It looks like like graph paper kind of down here. It’s like a bunch of little dots, so yeah, that’s kind of cool and then alright, so the monthly review.

It’s got some information, more monthly review, so it said it just asks you like a bunch of questions about your month and kind of how to move forward. So it says, did you manage to achieve your goals this past month? If yes describe the results, if no, what did you need to do for better results next time, this one says: did you learn or did you do something new in this past month? If yes describe it, what are the best things that happened to you this past month, either in your personal life or professional life? To what or who are you especially grateful for this past month? What is holding you back? What do you need to do to change the circumstances? Did you learn any lessons this past month? How will they help you in the future and then how do you feel about this past month and why and then you move into your next month.

So it’s all kind of the same. Actually, I feel like this would be really good for like goal setting at like work and a professional environment, because it just like makes you look at stuff or even like this might be like really weird, but I feel like this would be good for, like a Relationship if you’re like married or you’re like seriously dating someone or something like that, you know, if you guys have like I mean I’m clearly, not in a relationship or like married, but I mean, if you were like dating someone seriously or in that in a marriage Or something – and you guys wanted to like achieve goals together as like a family or as just a couple, it’d be kind of cool to like write these things down just to like keep track of stuff, I mean I don’t know, I don’t know, don’t take advice From me, but um I don’t know it’s just like something different to think about and then okay.

So here is your weekly section now and then okay. So here are your weekly pages, so it says day and date and that says weekly success and then insights gained and then left over from the past week. So like clearly tasks or things you have to do. And that says this week’s plan and says this week will be great because and then it has a bunch of lines and then this week’s goals, one through four things to avoid personal to-do list, one through five and then top priorities, one through six and then projects.

One through four and then there’s a passion project down here, so it looks like that is how the weekly pages are set up. To be honest, this probably isn’t like my jam. I am more someone that wouldn’t want all of these little things, but if you’re kind of more regimented – and you really like a lot of structure in your planner, this might be something for you. But for me I like to kind of like do what I want when I want, but this would be really kind of a cool thing for someone that likes a lot of structure.

So all the weekly pages are exactly the same. That’s the weekly and then now there’s a daily section of the planner as well. So let’s go into that. So it’s got the day and date and it looks like there’s two days on like a fold out so there’s one on this page and one on this page. So this one says exciting things to do today: steps slash actions towards my weekly goals, one through three, the tasks and priorities, one through six notes and ideas, just a blank little box, but it does have like faint grid in there and it says end of the Day, review – and that says today’s winds – and that says best moment from today today’s focus exercise and then schedule.

So this is like an hourly schedule, which you guys know I absolutely love. I I personally use an Erin Condren life planner in the hourly layout. I will leave a link below for you guys if you’re interested in checking out the Erin Condren website as well. As I mean I’m going to leave links below for this as well yeah. This schedule is from 6:00 to 9:00 and you know you can just like block off some of the times, which I think is really nice, and then you’ve got your next day right here.

So this I don’t know, this is just kind of a cool little thing. So, let’s see I mean, obviously all the days are exactly the same and let’s actually pull these guys out. There’s and there’s like two of these, like string, things looks like one, but it’s actually two there’s two. I promise yeah all right. Let’s see what else is back here, if anything who knows this is I’m learning too y’all, I’m learning too.

So it looks if this is the last daily page. So let’s go into this little section here, alright, so this says final review of these last six months. All right, so it has a bunch of questions for you as well. It says: did you manage to achieve your biggest monthly goals or dreams during these past six months? If yes describe the results, if not, what do you need to do to improve and achieve them? Next time – and it says what are the best things that happened to you during these past six months – even either in your personal life or professional life, to what or who are you especially grateful for during these past six months? And it says what were the biggest lessons you learned during the last six months, and how do you feel about these past six months and why so that’s kind of cool and then over here are just a bunch of notes pages and it just says notes: ideas Journal memories, discoveries, so there are a couple of pages back here for this in case you want to like note something down.

Ok, so that’s all lined paper. This is all that dot grid paper, but it’s really really faint. It’s really difficult to see even like to my naked eye right now, so I can’t imagine what its going to be like on camera and then um that is it oh cool! Look at this there’s like stuff back here: okay, alright! So then, back here there are some stickers. Oh that’s the wrong way. Emily um there’s like some little airplanes.

There is like some laundry stickers, some grocery carts, some like important stickers. Let’s see here, this looks like documents movies, like a nurse or a doctor, and then you’ve got like workout money and then gifts. So that’s really cool. This comes with it so like clearly, you could use this on any of your days and then there’s like a no. No, it’s like a little pocket back here, yeah a little pot.

Oh it’s as it was designed in Boston, but printed in China. Neat all right! So, anyway, put all this stuff back all right. There we go so that is it for the oh and then on the back. It has embossed as well and printed in this, it says, lie in a planner, so very, very cool and it looks like this could get dented a little easy mine came with like a little divot. I don’t know if it’s like you can’t. You can kind of see it on the viewfinder a little bit.

It came with a little divot on it, and this is actually creating a little bit of a tiny divot right there, but clearly you’d. Have it close. So I mean I know: a lot of people in the planner world are a little bit specific. So you know, if that’s not your jam, then that’s okay, too, but yeah, but the spine looks pretty good and everything so yeah. Why don’t you take a peek at the weekly edition and this one is a twelve month planner, I’m not sure what the difference is going to be.

Clearly it’s a thickness difference, but I’m just assuming that the daily pages are taken out of this. I’m not really sure, though, again with the last one. You have the elastic band right here. Also an elastic pen, holder right there you’ve got your Lian as well as oh there’s, three little guys all right. Well, this one. There are three little ribbons which is kind of cool, and then this one says it is the lion planner weekly edition twelve months non, dated planner for happier easier and more fulfilling life, eco-friendly materials printed on a hundred percent recycled paper, and this is the compact size.

So let’s take this out alright, so just like the first planner this says like your information page and all that good stuff and that’s got you know more layouts and things like that. It has the same exact thing over here by like using your planner. You can get more organized and achieve your goals and blah blah blah. You know all that good stuff over here. It also has the same calendar with holidays for 2018 and 2019, and then this one just says the beginning, and it has a bunch of lines and says what are your your league goals and dreams that you would like to achieve this year, and it has all The same stuff so far, and then it’s got your monthly once again.

I think let’s actually do like a side-by-side. I’m pretty sure that all of this is exactly the same, but I just you know, don’t quote me on it, because I don’t want you all to be like Emily. You didn’t even pay attention. That’s not exactly the same blah blah okay, so it is slightly different. Alright, so let’s look at this, so if we look at these kinda together, the differences are actually at the bottom.

So let’s do this, so this is the thicker one which is the six month planner. It has this little section here that says I will learn or do something new this month and then it says personal plan and professional plan. This one here, which is the one I’m looking at now, which is the 12-month doesn’t have that little box right there, but it has personal plan and professional plans, there’s only a little difference there in the printing.

Also, these are exactly the same. It’s just kind of like your monthly review and yes, all the other pages are the same. So let’s get into the next section wherever that may be oh cool all right, so this is very different than the other one like I was saying before in this one. When you get to those weekly pages, it just clearly isn’t. For me, it’s like too much structure and the six-month one, but here in the 12 month one this is kind of like right up my alley.

This is an hourly. You know it’s undated still, but it has. You know like a little section where you can put the dates and then it says today’s focus all across the top, and then it goes from six to nine there’s a date right here. So you could put in like the dates of the week, the weeks goals, notes, personal to-do lists, professional to-do list and then endless discoveries with a little doctorate as well.

So when we go Sunday through Saturday, I actually got a question just recently like this is like a little bit of a tangent, but I had a question just recently like why? Don’t they have planners that have Sunday through Saturday on the weekly spread? Because when you go into the monthly spreads they’re all Sunday through Saturday – and it was like really bothering somebody and I’m like you know – I don’t know – I haven’t ever seen a weekly spread like this – that isn’t Monday through Sunday.

So this is kind of interesting. So here, if you’re really wanting something that’s Sunday through Saturday, this might be up your alley. So anyway, all of the weekly pages are the same, and I think that would probably be it okay and then at the back. There is also the same review questions and this is a yearly, so it’s got the word year in it versus the last six months and then it has all these notes pages as well, so bunch of notes, pages and then yeah.

This has a bunch of dot grid pages as well. Okay, so, let’s see are there any stickers in this one? You know me guys. I, like my stickers, oh yeah, there is a little sheet of stickers, okay, cool and it’s the same sheet as the other one cool nice, and then I’ve got these guys. Let’s bring these out so this one, I’m not sure why, but this one has three little ribbons versus the other. One has two cool all right, and this has some of the same, like outer issues that I was talking about before, where clearly this has been sitting.

You know like this for a little while, and so it’s you know, kind of denting it just a little bit, but nothing that would like really bother me. Oh on the back. It still has the embossed lion planner right there, so yeah I mean I think. Overall, this is a really neat. I know a lot of people are probably wondering how the paper quality is, and I am going to do a little pen test right now. I’m actually going to do my pen test on the sixth month planner, but I’m going to do it and the very very back, not the last page, because the last page is very different than the other pages.

So I’m actually going to do it on one of these notes pages which I think will be good um, just right off the bat. The paper feels nice. It’s like pretty, I don’t know kind of silky feeling, but it’s not like really gritty. I don’t know how to like describe it, but we’re going to do a little pen test, so let me assume y’all in so we can take a peek together and actually mmm. I want to do it on the last page yeah.

I think I will do it on the last page. Here’s what I’m going to do. This is like the regular paper. This is not the regular paper. This is like cardstock, I’m going to do my pen test right here. So then we can like kind of flip back and forth and look at like shadowing and things like that. I am going to use my blue pens that I typically like to use for pen testing. I will leave links down below for all of the different pens that I am using here and I’m not going to use any just regular ballpoint pens, because those don’t bleed through typically.

But I am going to be using like some gel pens and markers and things like that. Let’s get you zoomed in a little bit more here we go alright, so first up is going to be my paper. Mate ink joy, gel pen in the O, 7, and next up is going to be the jelly roll. Oh eight in the blue. I also will have a Navy coming up as well. My favorite jelly roll is the Navy and it’s just I don’t know I just like the color of it a lot better, but it’s still the same in the O.

8. I don’t know, do you guys feel like that’s really satisfying? I don’t know. I feel like this is super-sized, I think, to write with next up. We have the Erin Condren dual tip markers, and I am going to be writing with the fine point first and then I’ll be writing with the medium point. My camera just stopped on me as I was writing, but yeah there we go. There’s that one and then next up is the papermate Flair, and this one is the lip pen, this one’s really satisfying, also to write with.

If you like, a really really really fine point and then I have a micron in an O 3, which I’ve said this before several times, I don’t really like this at all, but I do keep it because I have stuff to pen test all the time. So it’s nice to see if it like shadows and stuff, but I will still link it down below for you guys. I don’t know the way I write with it. I don’t like the way that my hand writes with the microns.

That’s just me and then last but not least, we have the pilot ultrafine point permanent marker, so those are all the pens I’m going to be a testing today. So let’s take a peek at the backside and see what y’all think every time I put it up like this everyone’s like, oh, I can see shadowing on everything. I think the real test is when you lay it down properly like this, because you know when it’s up you’re going to see light that I already have in my home going through this.

So when you lay it down like this and let’s actually zoom you all in not out, let’s go in here, we go okay. So what I’m? Seeing with my eye and not the viewfinder, is I’m seeing the Erin Condren one in the medium point, it’s kind of popping through, as I like, stopped letters and then the only other one that I see that would like bother me personally. Is this one here, which is the pilot ultrafine point permanent? To be honest, I probably would never write with this in a planner just on itself, but it’s not totally horrible.

So this paper is actually quite nice. I mean there’s little shadowing to the naked eye, but, to be honest I mean everything is going to shadow just a little bit, but you know if you’re getting like really specific, you do see it, but it’s not bad. So I think that this could work with. Basically, you know any of these, but I would say to just steer clear of using the air and contract Erin Condren dual tip in the medium.

It does kind of pop through a little bit and then that pilot ultrafine point. I’m kind of surprised that the micron didn’t pop through but hey to each their own right, that’s pretty cool alright, so that is it for the first impression of the lion planner the weekly edition in the 12 months and the daily edition in the six months. Again, I will leave links to everything down below if you are interested in checking them out.

If there’s a planner out there that you guys are interested in me doing a first impressions or pen testing or any of that on leave it down below. And let me know I would be very, very curious, but that’s it for me. I thank you guys so much for hanging out and I will see y’all in my next article bye guys well, folks is time to kick it old school


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Pen Test | 2020/2021 Erin Condren Life Planner #ECSquad

If you want to see a little bit more in depth of this planner duo, I got the daily duo to review a little early. I will link a card up in the corner for you guys, but I am going to bust into one of these and we’re going to do a little pen test for you guys. I have a ton of pens here and just wanted to I already kind of already kind of started doing things, so I’m going to use yeah I’m going to use this side of the paper, because, on the very back of these daily duo’s, usually there’s a bunch Of notes pages, if you have like a regular life planner, not the duo, but this one only has the two pages and the one I would do it on won’t show any shadowing, because it’s got like the Erin Condren information page at the back.

So this wouldn’t be very helpful, so I’m going to show it to you on this page, because I don’t mind if this page gets a little shadowing doesn’t bother me at all. So I’m going to use these blue pens, which I actually have a little box of blue and a box of black pens. I think I’ve got these little boxes at Michaels. You know like at the checkout in Michaels, there’s kind of like that little area where it’s like a couple: bucks or a dollar or whatever for certain things.

This was only a dollar, but I got two of them because I wanted to have a black and blue pen test. I feel like both of them would be redundant because I’m using the same thing that’s over and over and then at the end, I’m going to share with you guys these pens, which I here I’ll show you right now, but I’ll do it at the end. This is the box and I put washi tape in the Bott of it that this pen comes in, which will also be available on launch day, and it had like all this foam in there and I just ripped out the foam, because I wanted a place to Store these, which these are like a little click pens or pens and markers that have like the barrels so anyways.

I wanted a place to put them where they wouldn’t be like tossed all over the damn place. So this was my solution tada, so they fit in here pretty perfect. Alright! So there’s that so, let’s get into the pen test something on okay, I’m going to have to organize this a little bit. So it’s like markers and actual pens kind of so I kind of have it organized a little bit, but let’s zoom, mullion and yeah.

So for my regular pens that I have clearly a pencil is going to work just fabulously for you, but I wanted to show you guys some different pens. So I’m going to start out with my favorite actual pen like a gel pen, and this is the paper made ink joy, gel pen and the o7. I don’t know what it is about. This color is like a navy color, it’s not the blue one of my faves. This is the blue Pilot g2 in the 10.

So it’s like a thicker point. I, like a thicker point, anything like an O, 5 or less. I just am NOT into I like an O 7 or larger. That’s just my personal preference and pilot g2s were my favorite until I found the paper may enjoy gels, and I’m like okay, I, like those ones better. This is the jelly roll o 6 and also in a Navy. You can tell these pens have not been used in a while. I like legit, just keep them in that little clear container for these.

My other ones that I use on a daily, which I do use a lot of these daily, are other places. Okay, and this is the Erin Condren Navy. I don’t know what the point is on this and I don’t even know if they still have them, but some of you might still have these um in your arsenal and, I believe, they’re a gel pen. But let’s let’s see here yeah, that’s very, very pointy, not my fav, but um. You know it’s good to test them all, and then these are the pilot, precise rolling ball v 5 and they’re the extra fine.

I have a regular blue and then also a navy. So, let’s um, let’s try these out. I don’t. I think these are new word to my collection. I think I had a like gift pack like a pack of a bunch of these, so I don’t know: let’s try it yeah, not my favorite again, not as what as a pointy as the erin condren one but yeah, you know and I’ve. Never. I don’t think I’ve ever written with these before yeah to to uh mm.

I don’t know scratchy scratchy for me and then okay, we’re going to go with the erin condren sapphire a pen. These are the dual tip markers another, a cult classic and some of my favorites um. I am a fan of the medium tip, so we’ll go into that in just a moment: here’s the fine point side and then we’ll go to the medium, which is my fav. No just works well for me. I don’t know I like it. I like it better and then another favorite is the Paper Mate, and this is the peppermint flare.

I don’t know, I just love the flare they’re. Just nice they’re easy. They kind of go with most things unless you need a permanent marker which these most of these worked really well on glossy or difficult to write on stickers that have a little bit of a film, so these are kind of my more permanent style. Yes, so let’s get into this, this is the micron. Oh three, it’s the pigma micron. I can tell you right now.

I absolutely hate writing with these, but I know a lot of people. Absolutely love them again. It’s too Scratchy for me, whoops man down hold on, and I know I’ve gotten comments in these articles before like. Why do you keep all these if you hate them for this for this? This is why I keep them, because everyone has something different that they like, and then I want to show you if it’s shadows or if the shadowing would bother you – and these are all things I’ve either picked up over the years – that I know don’t work for Me or that have been gifted to me or put in some swag bag, and I just keep them because I know someone out there has them and they’d probably be interesting to see how paper holds up, not just erin condren paper, but other paper and stuff too.

So anywhere, so, let’s write this one down all right, pigma micron and then we’ve got that’s. Oh there’s two of these. I don’t. I don’t even test two of them. This is the lip pen and I actually really like the way that this, like the stroke of it like works, really well, but it’s still again. The point is to for me to it. I don’t know how to say it all right. Nice yeah – and this is the Stabenow – do the look.

I don’t know how to say it. I don’t say anything and then we’ve got this one, which I absolutely love. It’s the marks a lot permanent and these are in the ultrafine tip. I did some research online and this one you can only get in like a rainbow pack. They don’t have these yet and I hope they do at some point so Avery. If you’re reading, which I know they’re not you need to make pacts with just black and you need to pick make pacts with just blue trust me because I would buy them, but right now, you can only get them in a rainbow pack.

So these are the Avery marks a lot so good, so good y’all and it almost rivals this bad boy, which is my favorite fav, which is the pilot ultrafine point permanent type marker, I’m just going to put pilot ultrafine because you don’t need the rest of it. My favorite, that’s my favorite one, to write like for sure this one’s actually pretty good as well. This is the Sharpie permanent marker in the ultrafine a point, and this is actually navy.

I actually had to buy from a seller on Amazon, like a box of these and my god they’re. So good they’re not like this, like the lepen or the Avery, like that’s a very royal blue, where this is like a navy which I very much prefer like you, can see the difference. And then this is just a regular sharpie marker. Just a sharpie fine point like the ones you get like big boxes of at the office supply store, I’m just going to write, sharpie yeah and see the color between the two.

Much prefer the Navy fo sho. Okay. So that’s that, let’s look at the other side, and let me do this. Let me zoom you all in a little bit, so you can see the shadowing because I know that’s a big deal PS turning 40 on january. 9Th in case you want to, you know, send me some love, but what is the way but anyways, but yeah. You really can’t see too much shadowing too bad. Nothing would really bother me until these ones, like the Avery marks a lot and down so like the Avery marks a lot.

Let’s go like this, like the Avery marks a lot, the pirate pirate, the pilot ultra fine point, the Sharpie ultra fine and then our sharpie sharpie. Those would really bother me, but, to be honest, I personally write a lot with stickers. Like I put a sticker down and then I write with it, so really I don’t have a lot of this, but if you are concerned about shadowing, I wouldn’t do a permanent marker on this type of paper, and this is, I think I said this already, but It’s an 80-pound Mohawk paper and they’ve been using the same paper in their planners, for is this their third or fourth year.

I think it’s their third year doing this paper and it’s not a glassy feeling. You know paper is really glassy feeling it does have a little bit of a grip to it, which I think is great for people that want to use stickers or whatever it just. It doesn’t fly out of your hands, which I think is nice, but I really like the quality. That’s very. I don’t know it’s thick, but it’s not too thick. It’s not like cardstock thick, but it’s it’s good, but it’s like an 80 pound paper anyway.

So yeah here we go: oh, let’s zoom back out cuz. This is the weird and then why don’t we use some of these because I haven’t to be honest. I haven’t used check them out. There’s some highlighters, which I want to put all the like ones. Together. Cuz, you know neuroses and whatnot, alright, so with the highlighters, I’m just going to write highlighter right here, cuz. That seems like the easiest, and then this is like a ballpoint pen, just like a regular pen like a little twisty pen from Erin Condren, and you get this and the box.

But in the Box you get that um foam thing I was talking about that. I ripped out because I don’t like it so yeah you can tell I have never written with this, because it’s skipping and probably get the ball rolling on it. Quick. You know, like oh yeah kind of, have to do that to warm up the pens. Sometimes, let’s try this one well, what the heck! Maybe it’s just my pen, I don’t know, leaving a failure.

Okay and there’s like nothing behind it. So weird, okay! So it’s such a fail! You guys! Okay, let me try it down here. I just I don’t know. Okay, what is going on? Okay, it’s working fine on like this paper, but not on the Erin Condren paper, I’m so confused! Okay! Now it’s not even like what what the heck! Why is it working on here, but not oh, my gosh! You guys! Okay! Well! This is a fail. I I don’t know I don’t know what’s going on, but whatever let me just show you the highlighter.

All I wanted to do is just like go Knight Cadiz and go oh look at the fine line. It’s good uh, anyways! Okay! These are just the highlighter colors yikes, you know, sometimes it’s probably user error, because I am kind of the worst when it comes to certain things. But anyway, I didn’t use the little doodad over here, but that’s okay, alright, so the fine tips, there’s three fine tips and then the rest are medium tips.

So let’s do the medium tips. These feel exactly the same as the dual tip, medium for sure yeah. I really I like the medium. Like I said before I love the medium, I’m I’m not a fine tip girl at all. I, like a medium. The highlighters actually felt really nice as well so yeah. Let’s do some more medium yeah that one that one’s my jam yeah, I’m not sure of the colors the colors – will be listed on the website when everything is alive for you guys, I just don’t have the information right in front of me because you know I Just don’t: oh, I like this color.

This kind of I don’t know like sorbet kind of a color okay, so that is that and then they all come with this like barrel and there’s two barrels in the box that will be available on launch day. So there is that and then we have the fine tips so again, not a fine tip girl. That’s okay! That’s okay! I mean they write nice. It’s just you know not my preference and I have three fine tips. So look at this blue one down alright.

So, anyway, that’s the pen test. Let’s look at the back side of this, so you guys can see on let’s zoom y’all in just a little bit here: okay, okay, let’s go beyond where it says sharpie these are going to be. You know where every where all the colorful ones are, and I don’t really see too much in the shadowing. To be honest, I mean, when you lift it up, you can see it just slightly, but if you have a piece of paper behind it, you really don’t really don’t see it.

I see the most shadowing right here, which is when I tried to use this thing and I was like going yeah yeah like I couldn’t, couldn’t stop because the pen wouldn’t go for me so anyway, but that’s what it looks so, like close up, I really like The highlighters and I like the mediums a lot fines, not my jam, but I feel like if you like, a fine tip you’re going to like those markers and then with the versatility of the barrel kind of nice to just swap these in and out once in A while, alright, so that’s going to be the pen test for the new planners, which are the 2021 through 2022 Erin Condren life liners.

I will have a link down below for you guys if you are interested in any of the life planner products, as well as anything from the Erin Condren website, which includes these bad boys right here. The pen that was in this box and all that good stuff, including these woops pens right here, like I said life planner launched for insiders, is today the day that you are seeing this and a few days later, is for the general public so feel free to Check those out if you’re interested in a life planner, I know I’ll be doing a little shopping that day as well, even though I already got my planners, but you know what there’s always other things I want.

You know what I mean so anyway, and that’s going to be it for me today. Thank you guys for hanging out and reading this feel free to share this article. If you have anybody out there that you know of that is interested in a life planner and wondering about paper quality, this article would probably be really helpful to them, so feel free to share it with your friends make sure to thumbs up subscribe.

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