Hey all! Back again after a long hiatus to post about some things I love… stationery!! I got really into note taking and studygramming this semester, so I figured it would be fun to share what I use on a day-to-day basis.
Pilot G2 Gel Pens in 0.38 mm (Ultra fine) + Refills
As mentioned in my previous blog post on bullet journaling, this has quickly became my “go to”—while I LOVE muji gel pens in 0.38 still, refills are more expensive to get for me (I’d have to travel down to NYC to the muji store or order online and pay for shipping) and I like the slightly more budget friendly, environmentally friendly idea of not throwing away the barrels of the pen and just buying refills instead (since I went through about 6 of the G2 refills in the last semester).
I came across these pens only after I first used the 0.38 muji pens and fell in love with the 0.38 versions of gel pens ever since. I like the thinner lines that the 0.38 pens can give me (as opposed to the 0.5 or 0.7) and I feel like I have more control over the ink of my pen when I use the 0.38. Below is a comparison of the 0.7 vs the 0.38 in my notebook:
Tombow Mono Whiteout
Since I primarily take notes in pen, and I inevitably make mistakes, whiteout is something that I can now never live without. I like the whiteout tapes and I currently use one by Tombow (just bought in a pack of 6 at my local Costco). I’ve gone through two of these last semester so these are definitely one of my essentials.
Tombow Dual Brush Pens – Bright
These brush pens got me into faux calligraphy and gives my lecture notes some extra spice. While I love the vibrant colors of these brush pens, I actually really want to get the brush pens in pastel next. You can get pretty cool effects mixing different colors (though I have yet to figure out how to use the mixing pen) and they are overall very easy to use if you’re looking to practice some calligraphy.
Muji Colored Pens in 0.38
I mentioned I changed from muji 0.38 pens to my pilot G2, but also mentioned I still loved muji. This is where these comes in! I like having fun, “themed” notes and so naturally I wanted some colors that are not in the standard pilot G2 colors (red, green, blue, black) as some “accent colors” for my lecture notes (for highlighting important points/words). So naturally I got these pens in orange, light blue, green, and pink (which matches the bright colors of my Tombow brush pens nicely!):
Because I don’t use these as much, refills being hard to find is not really an issue (I have yet to run out of any color even though I’ve had these for about a semester now and have been using them regularly). They’re a fun addition to my stationery.
Muji Twin-Tip Highlighter – Neon Yellow
I also bought these at Muji and it’s a double sided yellow neon highlighter (though it also comes in different colors). My favorite thing about this highlighter is that there is a small window opening at the “thick” end that allows you to see exactly where you’re highlighting so you know when to stop. It’s a nice, bright color that I’ve gotten to enjoy quite a bit when working through my textbook.
As you can see, I’m able to keep my highlights fairly neat:
LIHIT LAB Pen Case
My favorite thing about this pencil pouch is that it is quite big. Though I’m actually on the market for a new pouch pretty soon, I will likely buy from the same brand (I need a bigger one to keep all my essentials in!) since I love the functionality and the durability. As you can see there is a “book like” insert in the middle where you can put in pens and several mesh pockets where you can put in accessories like rulers, whiteouts, washis, post-its or stickers.
And that’s it! Those are some of my stationery essentials, and you can see all my notes on my study ram at @cindys_notebook
What are your stationery essentials? :) Leave me a comment below!