Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Ban.do 2015-2016 Planner Review

Hello! Today I am doing a brief overview of the new Ban.do 2016 agendas. I fell in love with the aesthetic of this agenda last year! With it's beautiful and quirky design I lusted over the small personal sized planner longing for it to be released in Canada (Ban.do offers shipping online but unfortunately it is quite expensive to Canada). My wishes were answered when Chapters/Indigo started carrying some of their products including the 'I am very busy' planner. This year when I saw that Ban.do had released a larger size I had to order both - perhaps one for everyday and one for work. Below is the light pink/rose gold personal size and the florabunda large size. 

Please note the inside of both of these planners are horizontal layouts. They are very similar on the inside. 

above: light pink personal size planner

above: one of my favourite monthly designs

above: weekly layout

above: florabunda large planner

above: gorgeous sticker sheet (found in both sizes)

above: beautiful month cover

above: typical month layout

I did a brief pros and cons list, please keep in mind these are simply my opinions. Also I am used to using the Erin Condren planner (with a vertical layout) which I also adore. 

-beautiful design
-color palette
-two size options

-thin to medium paper weight
-coil came bent in large size
-horizontal layout (personal preference)

All in all, I definitely recommend this, it is a great option for the price! Good for an experienced planner user and a first time user. 

Take care!


Friday, June 26, 2015

Fanjoy - Hilary Duff - Breathe in. Breathe out. Unboxing

Hello everyone! Today I am doing my Fanjoy unboxing! I am so excited to share this with you. Fanjoy is a service that offers celebrity curated boxes. This box was centred around Hilary Duff and her new album Breathe in. Breathe out. 

The box came packaged in a larger brown box. It was packaged very well and nothing was extremely damaged. 

Inside the package was the themed box. It was very nicely styled and appeared to be very sturdy.

When I opened up this box this is what I saw. What I noticed right away was the autographed CD. Hilary was kind enough to sign 1000 copies of her CD. Those went to the first 1000 people who placed their order. I was lucky enough to receive one!

Here is an overview of the box. It included: a Breathe in. Breathe out. t-shirt, 4 exclusive Fanjoy tracks, a handmade bracelet, an EOS lip balm, temporary tattoos that mirror Hilary's own, Photo Booth style prints of Hilary and of course, her new album! For the price and the merchandise I think that it was a great deal and service. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the next artist. On the website it appears to be one of my favourite artists - Christina Perri! 

Take care!