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Ogami Professional Notebook - Hardcover - Small - 5" x 8.25" - 64 Sheets - Plain - Blue (Aqua Green) - OGAMI OG08000026
  This notebook is definitely..., May 21, 2014
This notebook is definitely a conversation starter, and the paper is so unique. I did some testing of my own on one of the pages in the back of the book, just to see what writing tools were best to use on the paper. What I found was gel ink pens less than 0.5 mm worked the best, the smaller the nib the better. Ballpoint pens came in second and roller ball pens and pencils were a no go. The paper isn't as absorbent as regular bond, so the ink kind of floats on the surface until it dries. I'm left handed and saw that the roller ball pens smeared, a lot. Pencil also didn't make the cut because I did an eraser test with a polymer eraser and rubber eraser and saw that the lead did not erase well at all. I did a few pencil sketches on my test pages and didn't have an issue with using pencil on the paper, however, the fact that erasing doesn't work defeats the point of using a pencil.
Pentel Vicuna Ballpoint Pen - 0.5 mm - Yellow Green Body - Black Ink - PENTEL BX155K-A
  This pen is definitely..., July 22, 2013
This pen is definitely one of Pentel's smoothest writing ballpoints. The ink doesn't smear or skip and writes a solid black line. The only con is the pen body. The green part of the body is a type of soft plastic, that has some give but isn't as soft as most pen grips, so it's not very comfortable. Rather than have the pen go to waste, I reused the ink cartridge in another retractable pen body. I probably won't buy this pen again, but will definitely purchase the pen refill.
Uni Jetstream Color Ink Series Ballpoint Pen - 0.5 mm - Black Ink - UNI SXN15805.24
  When I first started..., May 14, 2013
When I first started using the pen I noticed a rattling noise, which I think is caused from the clicking mechanism on top of the pen. The noise doesn't really bug me, what I don't like about the pen is how the ink skips. I'm not sure if it's the angle that I'm holding the pen causing the ink to skip, but I noticed a significant difference from the regular Uni Jetstream 0.5 pen. I wanted to try this pen out because of the slim body but I'm finding out that the regular Jetstream writes better.
Kurochiku Japanese Pattern Eco-Bag - Small - Hanagatami Ume (Flower Basket Plum) - KUROCHIKU 20706311
  This bag is the perfect..., March 11, 2013
This bag is the perfect size. I keep it in my purse and use it to carry work home and as a book bag. I don't think I'd use it to carry groceries, because the print is really pretty and I wouldn't want to mess it up. When expanded it fits quite a bit: my folio (9.5"x13"x1.5"), a few magazines, a couple of books, a few notebooks, and sometimes my pen case. The fabric isn't as thin as some of my other nylon shopper bags, and has held up nicely to daily use. I definitely recommend this bag and will be buying some of the other colors.
Pilot FriXion Ball Knock Retractable Gel Ink Pen - 0.5 mm - Red - PILOT LFBK-23EF-R
  The erasable ink piqued..., February 21, 2013
The erasable ink piqued my curiosity so I thought I would try this pen out. I wasn't really impressed when I started using it, although the ink is erasable with the frixion tip on the opposite end, the ink itself is more pink in color. The ink also skips, which I thought was weird because usually gel ink pens write nice solid lines. The pen body isn't as comfortable as it looks, the body is actually very stiff and the rubber grip isn't very comfortable on the fingers. Its a nice looking pen and if you're looking for ink that erases then I would recommend buying, otherwise I don't think I'll buy this pen again.
Pilot Acroball Ballpoint Pen - 0.5 mm - Red Body - Red Ink - PILOT BAB-15EF-RR
  I really like this red..., February 21, 2013
I really like this red pen. The ink rolls out smooth just like the name advertises, and the ink does not skip. I also really like the ink color, it's a nice medium red shade. The rubber grip also has a nice subtle curve to accommodate fingers. I will definitely buy this pen again and in other shades.
Ohto Pieni Wooden Body Mini Needle-Point Ballpoint Pen - 0.5 mm - Green Body - OHTO NBP-350P GREEN
  As mentioned in other..., January 10, 2013
As mentioned in other reviews the rattling can be a bit distracting. I don't dislike this pen, but it's not my favorite. I like the fact that it has a wooden body which is soft to touch and light in your hand, however the wood is prone to dents, marks, and other types of blemishes. I haven't experienced any issues with ink flow, or ink beading at the tip but I don't use this pen extensively. I purchased it as a companion to my A6 pocket notebooks which I use for writing lists or jotting down short notes.
IL Felt Bag-in-Bag - Cream - IL FELT-BIB-CM
  Felt = fur-ball magnet...., June 2, 2012
Felt = fur-ball magnet. This bag is so cute in person, just the right size for a small bag, with a nice amount of pockets, and pretty details in the stitching and buttons. BUT it attracts so much animal fur, I have a gray tabby cat and his fur shows up so prominently on my bag, so I'm constantly picking off his hair. Otherwise it's a cute small bag and I've gotten many compliments. I bought this color because I figured the cream would go with any outfit (typical girl) but after seeing how the bag attracts my cat's fur I should have gotten a darker color.
Clementine Art Natural Crayon Rocks - 9 Color Pack - CLEMENTINE ART P-207
  I love these crayons,..., June 2, 2012
I love these crayons, I bought a set for my nieces ages 2 and 5. They fit really well in small hands and aren't toxic at all. Depending on what side you're using they can draw a line or color in a large area. The have an oil pastel like quality to them, you can blend the colors, overlap them to create new colors, and smear them - but the color stays on the paper and not hands!
Nichiban Index Label - Citrus - 15 mm X 50 mm - 10 Sheets - NICHIBAN FS-K4
  These are cute little..., June 2, 2012
These are cute little paper flags, but the scent isn't as strong as I would have liked it to be. The tacky side holds it's grip on pages and doesn't leave a sticky residue. If I wanted to notate something on the flag I noticed that pencil and ballpoint pen worked best, the paper is too slick for roller ball pens and the ink doesn't get absorbed by the paper. I bought the yuzu (orange) along with the grapefruit (light green), lavender (purple), and rose (red/pink). I use them mostly to flag recipes in cook books and magazines.
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