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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