Friday, June 19, 2015
Yesterday I wandered into a Smiggle store, not expecting to buy anything - honestly.
I pondered over the set of gel pens. I bought a set a couple of years ago but was disappointed at the quality. They skipped, the dried up quickly, and the colours were very pale on white.
As I was leaving I saw the woman at the counter using them so I asked straight up, 'Are these any good?' We chatted for a bit about how they have now improved their quality, that they seemed a thicker barrel. I was still umming and ahhing.
In the end I went back to the shop and bought the big pack, the woman even got out a pad of paper so I could test the set I picked up. That's pretty awesome service I think.
So I have now tested them all and I'm happy to say that although some were a little scratchy they all worked well. Only two didn't write straight away.
The pastel colours are very vibrant - seemingly neon.
The glitter is fine, can be a little patchy but overal nice to look at. Silver in colour. I tried to photograph that for you here:
You can buy these from smiggle.com.au as well as in store.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
I love to colour. Adult colouring books are really popular right now so I'm stocking up when I can!
I bought two books by Zoe de Las Cases, 'Secret Japan' and 'Secret Paris'.
Both have illustrations that have a sketchy feel.
There is both detailed images, patterns and scenery pages.
But of course I have ordered some new gel pens because I really miss having the variety of colours and pens :)