Happy Pip Tip Tuesday! Today we have another great tip for you planner newbies and a beautiful kikki.K planner to give away!
This tip may seem totally obvious, but for new #planneraddicts it’s something to consider right away. Among all the amazing planner goodies out there are about a BILLION pens; and while you will be tempted to buy the cutest ones (think rose gold plated with donut charms hanging off of them), there’s a serious art to scribbling in your planner and I believe the secret is…
… an EXTRA FINE tip pen.
No matter what your handwriting is like, it looks delicate and beautiful when it’s written with a fine tip pen. But what fine tip pen should you use? While everyone has their preference, these are my faves.
My fave: Pilot P-500 extra fine point – not so pretty, but so good!
The great: Easy to use, plus you get the goodness of liquid ink. Rollerballs use water-based gel or liquid ink, as opposed to the sticky oil-based ink in ballpoint pens, which keeps your handwriting looking neat and pretty. And, it dries immediately unless you’re using bad paper.
The not-so-great: The cartridges run out kind of fast (though in all honesty I usually lose them first).
Felt Tip Pens:
My Fave: Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Pen
The great: Felt tips are very firm and smooth, and the ink dries quickly (which is extra handy for left-handed writers). And (not to get too nerdy and technical), the Triplus specifically has a slim triangular shape which is keeps my hand from aching (side note – can you believe I used to write 10 page papers by hand but now can barely manage a planner spread without taking a break?!). Annnd it comes with in lots of pretty colors 😀
The not-so-great: The spring-load action can take a bit of getting used to and might be frustrating in the beginning. Tips can wear out quickly, and can be damaged easily by dropping the pen or leaving the cap off. If your kids get a hold of them it’s game over.
My Fave: Muji Gel Pens
The great: Richer ink color, lots of colors, and it doesn’t bleed through planner pages. They are fairly pretty, so won’t screw up your planner layout pics 🙂
The not-so-great: They can dry out (though again, not usually before I lose them!).
What are your favorite pens??
Today’s Giveaway: kikki.K planner
Simple, super classy, and easy to use, this kikki.K planner is one of my go-to’s for notes, project management, and fun! And now you could be carrying this cute personal polka dot planner around by the end of the month!
HOW DO YOU ENTER TO WIN THIS kikki.k PLANNER?
Like our Instagram or Facebook #PipTipTuesday post (with a picture of this kikki.K planner), tag another #planneraddict on the post, and give us a tip in the comments on your favorite pen to use in your planner.
Don’t have social media? Not a problem, share some tips in the comments below and I’ll make sure you’re entered to win!
Contest ends at 12pm PST on Friday, January 20th.
Winners will be announced Monday, January 23rd and will be contacted via email or social media. Contest Terms & Conditions
Good luck! I can’t wait to hear from you!