Filofax Original Patent Fuchsia Review

So after buying my new Livework planner I may still have continued looking for planners.

As much as I loved my new planner, I still had an urge to get my first Filofax. The only current design I like is the Original but I was struggling on colour choice until I saw the patent fuchsia. Although it’s a bold pink which I usually shy away from, I could see from reviews that it was a nice deep colour and not too bright. I then found it for 30% off and knew I had to have it!

After two days of excitement it finally arrived!

IMG_3165So pretty! And although it comes with a full 2015 set of inserts, the shop also provided inserts for the rest of this year which was a very nice touch.

IMG_3166This shot actually makes the planner look brighter than it is.

IMG_3167I like the range of pockets and my phone does fit in the middle of the strap which I like as I normally keep my phone in my current planner during work. The only annoying thing is when I removed the sticker on the dashboard it left a bit of a mess.

IMG_3168I don’t like the dividers that come with it – but I knew I’d be buying new ones anyway. The todo sheets and various plain and graph paper are nice but I couldn’t help but notice how thin they are.

While I like the 2014 inserts that came with the planner, I’m not so keen on the 2015 inserts (the days of the week in four different languages and the date in a circle are my biggest issues) but I’ve had my eye on a few from Etsy for a while that I’ll be replacing them with.

The notepad in the back is a bit random but handy and I like the clear pocket (that you can’t really see with it being clear).

IMG_3169I can’t wait to start using it but first I need to get it set up properly with new dividers and inserts… I can see a big haul on Etsy coming up! My only real concern so far is how stiff the opening button feels. When I’m opening it I do kind of worry that I’ll break it but I’m sure that’ll go once I’ve worn it in.

What do you think of The Original?

Em x

My Week #37

I tried another layout this week and I really like it.

This is my favourite so far probably partly due to me loving these tapes.


Aside from a very busy Monday catching up with stuff, the rest of the week I was concentrating of my new beauty hall in store – Lancome, Benefit, Smashbox, Ojon and Bumble & Bumble were all installed! I haven’t spent all my money…  yet.

How was your week?

Em x

More Livework goodies

After the purchase of my new Livework planner I knew I needed more goodies by them. 

First I went and got the pen I wish I’d bought from the Magic Notebook when I bought my planner.

IMG_3193It’s a thin black ballpoint and it was bought for no other reason that a) it’s pretty and b) what it’s called…

IMG_3195They’re all called cool obscure names like this, mayonnaise, or apple green. Thankfully, it does write very nicely and it’ll go really well with the new planner when I get around to using it.

Next I found some cute notebooks in the same style as the planner that I bought a few weeks ago.

green notebook smallyellow notebook smallThese are roughly A5 size and come with 32 pages of ruled paper and I love them. The inside is just as cute as the outside.

lined paperI’ve kept one of these for myself (so far) and put the rest in the shop!

This is clearly just the start of my addiction to Korean stationery and I’ll be adding to it very soon – I’ve found an awesome website called fallindesign that is just filled with stuff I want!

What do you think of Korean stationery? Are you a fan?

Em x