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2020/2021 Layers Accessories Preview | Erin Condren #ECSquad

I just posted the Erin Condren life planner open box for 2020 slash 2021. I will leave that link up in a card for you and down below. I figured I wanted to do the accessories separate than the life planner, because I know some people are just interested in the life planner and some people are interested in just the accessories plus.

The article would have been like an hour long, so we’re going to break this puppy up. So here’s just some of the accessories that are going to be available on launch day by the way public launch day is on April 29 and then also, if you’re, an ec insider. Your launch day is on April 27. So you have a couple of extra days, which is very exciting, so the planners will be up then, as well as some of the accessories there’s, probably more accessories that I didn’t get and that’s okay.

So first things first! Thank you so much to the Erin Condren team, Sam and Tori. If you guys always think of me, thank you so much. I got this all in PR and I’m just going to tell you my thoughts. So let’s go through this a one by one and I will share what I know all right. First things. First, these little dudes are some of my favorite things. These are called complement cards and they’re like little business cards, and I absolutely love them.

I bring them to my office. I think this is one of the most like underrated, Erin Condren products. Basically of all time. I think I don’t know so I use these a lot in the office. Like I said, I mean clearly I’m not in the office right now, because we’re all under stay at home orders under quarantine because of everything that’s going on. But I have given a lot of these out in the past if somebody’s having a bad day or they closed a big sale or something like that.

So like this one sounds like I’m so proud of you, it’s got a blank back, so you can just write a little note and stuff, and the really fun thing is: is I’ll just leave this on somebody’s desk and write a little note to them. Like you know, I hope you’re having a great day or whatever it is and then, like you know, a year later, I walk by their desk and they, like still have it up. It’s like super cute, so anyways.

I love these. I think these are awesome and they’re in the colorful layers. That is the theme for this year. So you’re going to see the majority of my stuff that I received in PR is colorful layers. So this is the first thing the compliment cards. Also, this bad boy is a pen and it is a ballpoint pen. They have these last year as well in the kaleidoscope. They have the gold hardware and I did test this out already.

It is a black ballpoint pen and yeah. It’s just a ballpoint pen. It’s not a marker or anything like that, so it’s just, but it’s really cool it have a cute case. You can actually pull. Could you pull this out hold on hold on? I need to disassemble things I feel like you, can pull this out and use this for something else. Ooh hold on. Oh, yes, okay, sorry, I’m breaking all your stuff, erin condren yeah! You could pull this out and use it as like a little storage box.

If you wanted, but ya thought this was really cool and definitely going to use that there are also a bunch of stickers and we’ve got just some basic event box stickers with some silver foil. We’ve also got some birthday stickers with silver foil, and then we’ve got this one here, that’s more than rose gold, foil and the gold foil, which is my favorite, love those and then another thing that is one of my favorite faves.

I use them so often every single year is these stylized sticky notes they clip right into the coil of your life, planner they’re, so versatile, so functional. Actually, here, let’s do this. Let me let me show you the pen real quick and you just turn it like. It’s not a click like it’s a turn and so yeah there you go and it’s a black ink pen. I don’t know if I said that, maybe I do I’m losing it. I don’t even know what day it is right now.

No, but I love these and I use them every single year. I always stock up on them too, because I go through several of these per year. Next up is a dashboard, it has priorities and to do, and you can use your dry erase markers on them or wet erase markers. I don’t know I never use them and then over on the back side, it has Monday through Sunday people use this for like meal planning or if there’s like a bunch of to do things or whatever you can also use which I’ve seen.

People do little sticky notes on here, rather than actually writing on here too. So I don’t know everyone does something a little bit different. So I think that’s the fun idea of planning and you just kind of do what works for you and your family in your life and whatever you want to track or shorten dates whatever so yeah. And then these also have the clip in just like the stylized sticky notes, so they fit perfectly in your coil bound planner or they also fit perfectly in the ring bound planner as well.

Next up we’ve got these beautiful bookmarks speaking of fitting perfectly in the planner. Oh, I didn’t take. All the adhesive off should have done that before the article started. Oh well, but these fit perfectly in your life planner as well. Every year I end up getting these and you know what I end up using them for is to cut washy. Here’s my one from last year, that’s like legit just sitting on my desk because I use it every day, sometimes multiple times a day and yeah.

So this has all of the different colorful layers and you can choose you know which one you want to use or you can use all of them and you can clip them in and I feel like. I got the daily planner this year and I feel like with the daily planner. You definitely need a little bookmark just to keep you on task. I mean, maybe not just depending on how you use it, but I think I’m going to be using these a little bit more this year with that we planner for sure there is also some washi tape.

This year, we’ve got the neutral layers. Let me assume you guys in the little boat, so you can see it, I’m so sorry about the glare you guys, but you know I only have a certain amount of time to film these articles. So that’s just how it’s going to go and then so. This is a neutral and then this one is colorful. Just you can see what it would look like. You know on like a white paper background, but I just love this and they’re, not the paper tape they’re, actually like the washi tape, so there are little textured and they cut really well.

I’ve already cut one of them with one of these guys. You know these. These little dudes and they cut really really well – and I really really like them so very excited about that and jazzing up my planner this year and next up whoa hold on. We need to back that train up girl. Okay. Here we go alright. So next up we have one of the petit planners, and this is in the July 2020 through December 2021, monthly planner, it’s just a nice buttery color with the classic mid-century circles from Erin Condren in the gold, foil and yeah.

So let’s take a peek at this. So the first page is, you know this book belongs to just like you normally start out and then we’ve got 20 20 into 20 21 in these smaller month of views, and then you know some boxes and then we’ve got. You know all of the months – and this is just a really really nice basic planner, especially if you’re just not super in a decorative planning, or maybe you want to plan like do a little bit of decorative stuff.

But you just want to keep track of stuff, and this is pretty lightweight fits pretty easily into most bags or purses or something you can keep in your car on your desk. So I really like that and then also in the back. There are tons of these pages that are in the dot grid. This is just so nice and at the very back we have the little folder as usual, and then we’ve got some stickers in the gold foil as well.

So you can jazz up your planner. However, you want to and then we have the beautiful plenty pouch. I love this thing, and this is so so cute, I think was it last year is the first year that they did a pattern to plan a pouch. Maybe not maybe I’m going a little insane. I don’t know anybody’s, but they have it for this year in the colorful, I’m not sure if it comes in any other colorways, I’m not sure if it comes in the neutral or not again.

This was all sent to me in PR, and things are not live on the website. Yet so I’m not really sure, but it is this beautiful leather like material, that’s textured on the back is just kind of this really deep, greenish blue color with the gold strap. This is like a little, you know, opening and that’s got gold hardware, oh yeah and inside. I actually put something inside already, because I could not fit these back in the box and we’ll talk about these right now.

But anyway I was going to say with this: you could put this over your planner cover on your planner. Also, you could do it with your petite planners as well. They’re almost the same size, the pouch is just slightly smaller, I feel like so I feel like if you like, walked into a meeting or something with this that’ll, be it’s like super cute anyway, but yeah. You can put it on your life planner as well.

So, very cute, you can put lots of different things in their pens stickers, anything it all goes in there all right. So these are an interchangeable, DIY, pen, kit, you can scribble design, write and highlight so there’s highlighters, medium tips and three fine tips and then there’s two barrels. So these are the little barrels and then you just like pop them in I don’t know how. Oh, I see huh gotcha, okay cool, so you just kind of snap them in and then turn them and then you know, like you’ve, got stuff, that’s good, I’m kind of cool.

I know that these came out in one of the surprise boxes and I haven’t gotten a surprise box in a long time you guys, like I’m totally slacking, but these are kind of a cool idea and they have lots of different tips again. These are just like the regular markers, this one’s a highlighter, this one’s, a fine tip so yeah, and I just thought that a really great storage option would be to put them in the planning back, because I don’t want to lose any of them, because I want To play with them later and I think to get through filming this article before I can play with that so anyway, I just thought that was really cute, they’re kind of a fun option and then the last item I have to show you today is going to Be the new sticker book – I am just jazzed about this.

These colors are so vibrant and so dang pretty I just can’t get over it and I’m a sucker for an Erin Condren sticker book like everybody else so yeah. But this is beautiful. The color saturation is just so deep and so pretty so yeah I’m just. I am digging on this for sure. So this has a bunch of the gold foil. We’ve got this one that has some of the cooler tones that are more of the rose, gold, foil and then the warmer tones on this side.

This is a different type of paper. I did take one off already and they like meld into your paper um. I don’t know what this paper is, but it’s not transparent, but it’s not like the normal paper either. I don’t know, but I’m kind of obsessed. I don’t know how to explain it. You guys just need to get one trust me, and then this one has a ton of functional stuff which is awesome and the gold foil, and then this one is transparent.

These are totally transparent stickers and if you want to use a pen with these, you can’t use a normal pen. You do have to use a permanent pen. So if you have like a Sharpie pen or like I really like this one, it’s the pilot ultrafine point permanent pen. The link will be down below for these. If you’re interested, they come in a bunch of colors. You just have to write on these and then wait a little bit and then you can, you know, put them in your planner but yeah since it’s like a glassy glossy sticker sheet it just you know you can’t use a regular pen with it so yeah and Then these ones are all the little circles and the silver foil love these.

These are in the transparent as well, but you don’t really need to write on them. They already have the things written down for you in the gold foil. It’s like to do me time. Hello weekend today, appointment all that so I’ll definitely use all of these, and then we’ve got some banners, which is great like weekend, vacation a bunch of other little things, and these are all in the rose gold foiled we’ve got some silver foil here in the flags And then some gold foil and some foxes and hearts, and then we’ve got some of these washi strips, which are always so pretty every year in the layers, and these ones have the rose, gold, foil and then we’ve got some more silver foil, and that is it All right now, so this is it.

Thank you guys so much for reading my Erin Condren planner accessories haul, all in the beautiful new colorway and pattern and the colorful layers, if you guys enjoyed the article, make sure to give it a thumbs up, feel free to share it with your friends. It might be interested in some of this stuff. There is an Erin Condren link down below for you guys, if you’re interested in seeing any of this stuff on their website, also, if you’ve never purchased from Erin Condren.

There is a special link for you down below that gives you $ 10 off of your first purchase. All you do is you sign up, make a profile, and then they will actually send you a unique coupon code for $ 10 off of your first purchase so check out those links down below also, if you’re interested in a review of the daily life planner, which I have right here I will leave that link down below for you guys, like I stated earlier and yeah that is going to be it.

Thank you guys so much for chilling with me today and I will see y’all in the next article bye guys. Well, folks, it’s 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.

Do all those things those youtubers tell you to do and I’m going to see you in the next article bye guys well folks, it’s time to kick it old school