Hello, friends and Happy New Year!
This is the first blog post for 2018! I am so excited for the new year and all the amazing opportunities and experiences it's going to bring. I hope you had a good time during the holidays, and that you took the time to be close to your family and loved ones. That's exactly what I did and I'm so grateful of all the lovely moments and memories we created during that time.
Today's review is about a bullet journal notebook by Mint Printcess on Etsy. I always like to test and review bullet journal notebooks, so when I was contacted to do a review for Mint Printcess I said yes straight away.
What I noticed the minute I checked her Etsy shop, was the variety of covers she's offering. I had to choose from 114 different designs! That took me a while for sure! But I love the one I've chosen and the best part was that I could personalise the cover too. So, I added my name, but of course you can add anything you want - your word of the year, your business' name etc. The design I chose is called Selena and has these beautiful dark blue-purple flowers.
The cover is made of heavy card stock laminated with 10 mil laminating pouch, making the front and back, not only sturdy but also waterproof.
The spiral coil is plastic and you can select between 3 colours: Mint, Navy Blue and White. I chose the Navy Blue one and I really like how it matches the notebook.
When you open the notebook you have a page with the Mint Printcess Logo, which I think is adorable and a plastic ruler that is retractable and can be used as a page marker as well.
Each notebook has 280 pages of 70 lb high quality paper (140 sheets). It's size is 8.5" x 7.5" and on each page you get 43 dotted lines vertical and 37 dotted lines horizontal. The pages are not numbered, and they feel really nice and smooth.
When I did the pen test at the back of the notebook, I was amazed with the result. I tested all the pens and markers that I use on a daily basis and you can hardly see any ghosting at the back of the page. So, I really really like the quality of this paper!
Even though I'm used to the A5 size of my previous bullet journal notebooks, I really like how much bigger this notebook is from my other ones. But it's not as big as an A4, which is really difficult for me to take around in my bag, so that's great.
The other thing I love, is that you can choose different coloured pages and you can totally customise your notebook. There are 8 different colours to choose from. There is purple, pink, kraft and blue which come in 70 gsm, and white, ivory, light blue and green which come in 80 gsm.
I think it's nice to use different coloured pages to section your notebook, or to colour code different categories or collections in your bullet journal.
I love the attention to detail and how well made this notebook is. I think it's an amazing notebook to have at school, or to use it to start creating your bullet journal in it. If you like spiral coil notebooks, then I would definitely recommend it.
Make sure to visit the Mint Printcess Etsy shop to check out all the lovely designs she offers. Do you use a spiral coil notebook as your bullet journal? Let me know in the comments below.