Guest Post by Connie Studies
Hello! My name is Connie and I run the account @connie.studies on Instagram! I post about study tips and stationery pics to get you motivated to study! My dream is to get to Cambridge to study either philosophy or classics I hope you will follow me on this journey! Today I’m going to share with you my top 5 favourite stationery items for studying! Enjoy!
There are so many amazing pens on the market nowadays and it can be hard to choose which pen would be right for you! My personal favourites are the Muji 0.5 Black Gel Pen and the Pentel Energel 0.7. The Muji Gel Pen is great for if you have larger thinner letters but, it is prone to smudging especially when highlighting. The Pentel Energel is awesome for smooth consistent letters and has a much more comfortable grip.
The only thing is that it is quite thick and not too good for smaller letters and can be quite expensive. Despite my love for these pens, I do still love using the classic ballpoint pens for general note takings as you can highlight your notes straight after which saves a lot of time!
The highlighter industry I feel has really taken off over these past few years. Now, as you may know from my Instagram, I’m really into my pastel highlighters. One of my favourites are the Zebra Mildliners. These highlighters come in twenty different pastel colours and have a chisel tip as well as a fine highlighter tip! I really love these highlighters! They are really good for on the go as they are the same size as a pen but do wear out quite easily after continuous use.
My all-time favourite highlighter is the Stabilo Pastel Highlighters. What I really like is the fact that it comes in a range of different sizes I’m sure you will find one suited to your needs! The colours are really beautiful and I really wish they would bring out more pastel shades! I have heard a lot of people talk about the Pilot Frixion Pastel Erasable Highlighters so I have ordered them to give them a try (stay tuned to my story for my review on them!). I have also tried the Muji Highlighters with the window so you can see what you're highlighting. I do really like these highlighters but think they need to bring out more colours!
3. Brush Pens
In the brush pen category, there are few that I have found to be a good brush pen. My second favourite is the Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen. This pen is really great for doing titles and sub-headings in because it’s so thin. I prefer to use the hard tip rather than the soft tip because I do find it easier to do control. The only thing I find rather annoying about the Tombow is, after a while, the nib wears away quite easily and splits.
My all-time favourite brush pen is the Pentel Fude Touch Brush Pen! It’s so nice to hold and has a really nice nib. I would really recommend this pen, it’s also a bit cheaper than the Tombow!
My favourite erasers of all time are the Muji Erasers. I have the large eraser for use at home, and my small Muji Eraser is for school use. I do also love using the pushy eraser because it’s so precise and is really useful for smaller mistakes made in notes. My only problem with this eraser is that it does get dirty very easily and then smudges onto the next paper when you erase something else.
Another great alternative is the Milan Capsule Eraser! I have used one of these erasers for years in my school pencil case and I love that it doesn’t get anything else in your pencil case dirty because it is contained in a capsule! Another great thing about it is, it has a built-in pencil sharpener, which is very handy.
I have so many favourite notebooks that I love to use for my note-taking. My first favourite is the White Lines Notebook, I love the fact you can scan your notes on the app and also have a range of different sizes. I also really enjoy using the Leuchtturm 1917 notebooks for bullet journaling and note-taking. These come in a variety of different colours and are just generally a really nice notebook!
I hoped this little stationery favourites post helped you when choosing your writing utensils for school and studying.
Thank you for reading!
Xx Connie Studies