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Filofax Nude Original Review

As some of you know, i received a Filofax Original Nude in a swap that i did a few weeks ago. When i was on Facebook, i got a question asking me if its a nice as what people make out. I was really skeptical at first as i have never really like the Originals,however it looked lovely so i wanted to give it ago.

Filofax Originals retail around £65 brand new,however if you are on planner group’s on Facebook you may mind a pre-loved one a little bit cheaper. The Original that i own is the personal nude. However Filofax offers the originals in all sizes and loads of different colours.

The outside of the Original is thick cow leather with a patent finish. The feel of this Filofax is AMAZING!  It feels so nice to the touch. This Filofax is the floppiest Filofax that i own. When ever i saw an original before, the floppiness really put me off. I didn’t think that i would like it as i am use to having stiff Filofax’s. However, I LOVE IT!!!! I love the floppiness.  It’s just so nice to hold and use. I think i want another one already!

The inside of the Original is the same as external leather with patent finish and visible reverse of external leather.The Original has two card pockets, one vertical slip pocket, two elastic pen loops, one multi-functional elastic holder. There is also a slip pocket at the back for a paperpad. If there is one thing that i dislike about this Filofax it would be the elastic holder pen loop thing on the inside of the Filofax. In my 100% honest opinion, i don’t actually know why it is there. I have no idea what i would use it for. The left pen loop is a normal sized pen loop, however the right pen loop is ridiculously small!! I couldn’t even fit my really slim ebay pen in there!

 

My most favorite thing about this Filofax is the closure. The closure is made of a leather strap with a branded popper and colour coordinated gel button. I think this is really cool touch to the Filofax. None of the other Filofax’s that i own have this detail on the front so im really liking it.

All in all i love this Filofax. I would defiantly recommend this to anyone who is thinking about buying one! It is so stylish and elegant it would really go with anything! You could also use this as a business planner if that is something that you do. Please let me know what you think and if you have one.

I hope you have a lovely week.

Zoe oxox

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Filofax Finsbury Review

As some of you know, i received a Filofax Finsbury in a swap that i did a few months ago. When i put a picture of it up on my Instagram i got asked if i could review it because they wanted to know if it is as lovely as people make out. Well to keep this short. YES IT IS!!!

Filofax Finsbury’s retail around £50 brand new,however if you are on planner group’s on Facebook there are always Finsbury’s being sold for around £20-30. The Finsbury i own is the personal raspberry. However Filofax offers Finsury’s in all sizes and many different colours.

The outside of the Finsbury is textured rambler print leather with hand finished colour. The feel of this Filofax is AMAZING!  It feels so buttery and soft. Out of all the Filofax’s that i own, i think i love this texture the most.

The inside of the Finsbury is a combination of external leather and colour matched lining. The Finsbury has six card slots and one vertical slip pocket at the front and a vertical zipped pocket at the back. I love the fact that it has a zipped pocket at the back because i like to keep postage stamps and receipts in there.

This Filofax has a leather pen loop and strap popper closure. I have never used a leather pen loop before, and if i’m honest, i don’t notice anything different. All of the pens that i use can fit in the pen loop. However if you use a big barreled pen you may struggle to fit it in.

All in all i love this Filofax. Out of all the Filofax’s that i have owned, this is my favourite! The colour is lovely and the texture is amazing! I defiantly want to buy another one in the future. I love the look of the Cheery colour.

I hope you have a lovely week.

Zoe oxox

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Filofax Personal Blossom Review

If you are following me on Instagram, you will know that i recently brought a new Filofax! Yes i know, ANOTHER ONE?!?! I can justify it though! I actually sold my A5 Carpe Diem Planner in order to fund it and not feel so guilty. Anyway, today i thought that i would review this Filofax and show you guys because it truly is beautiful!

I came across this Personal Filofax Blossom on the UK Planner Addicts group. A lovely lady had put it up for sale and i just feel in love when i saw it. I actually only paid £10!!! I could not believe it. It doesn’t even look used. If you were to buy this brand new they average around £30 depending on where you buy it from.

The print of this Filofax is lovely flowers. I love the colours so much. All the colours complement each other especially the yellow with the different colour pinks. The outside of the Filofax is PU fine leather and the inside is PU cream suede. It is defiantly different from the other Filofax’s and planner that i own, however i actually really like it. It is really soft to touch but not in a leather way if that makes sense. This Filofax has a PU strap with concealed popper and a cream elastic pen loop.

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The inside of the Filofax Personal Blossom is very different to an average Filofax. This is because the Filofax Blossom does not have any pockets inside. It is completely empty expect from the rings. This for me is actually a plus. I never utilize the pockets inside my planners. I have tried numerous times to make it cute to find functional uses for them, however i just couldn’t and if im honest they used to always bug me. If they were full they would bug me or if they were empty they would bug me. Using this planner means that i don’t have the option so either way i shouldn’t be bugged haha! The ring size of this planner is 19mm which i think is a normal personal ring size.

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I love this Filofax because i think it looks different and fun. All my planners are just one plain colour so i really love having one that is funky, fun and different. I hope you have enjoyed seeing this Filofax and you love it as much as i do! If you have any questions or comments please leave them below!

I hope you have a lovely weekend,

Zoe oxoxo

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Filofax A5 Gold Saffiano Review

I know i know, You all probably thinking the same as my mum did. ANOTHER FILOFAX?!?!?!

Oh i couldn’t help it, the colours AMAZING. Makes me so excited for Christmas. Only 7 Mondays guys 😉

Anyway. my only excuse for this purchase is that i actually only paid £5. My brother paid the rest for my birthday present. Before i decided to buy it i saw loads of pictures of the gold Saffiano but i didn’t really think anything of it. However the more and more pictures i saw the more i was warming to it until i just had to have it. My brother and i decided that we were going to order it off SpeedyHen. It was £25.70 with free postage. I love speedyhen! This was only my second time in ordering from them but i have had an amazing experience with them. The postage was super fast and the prices of the Filofax’s are amazing!

When the parcel arrrived it was very well packaged. The Filofax came in a box with thick sellotape around it. The Filofax itself was in cardboard and had a white sleeve around it to protect the material of the Filofax. I actually had trouble opening the box because it was so well sellotaped haha!

The box that the planner came in. Unfortunately i haven't got a picture of the package that it came in.
The box that the planner came in. Unfortunately i haven’t got a picture of the package that it came in.

Box

When i finally got the Filofax out and took off the plastic sleeve. i was so happy to see it in beautiful condition and the rings are perfect. I always get anxious when buying Filofax’s online in case they come with gappy rings. #WorstNightmare! When i opened the Filofax i couldn’t believe how beautiful and shiny the colour was. The smell of a new Filofax and the texture is just amazing! I checked over the Filofax first to check for any scratched or damages as i new that it would then get put away for a few weeks until my birthday so i wanted to make sure everything was perfect.

Gold saffiano

I like Saffiano’s because of how simple they look. Someone don’t get on with them because of the lack of pockets. However i don’t really keep anything in the card pockets inside so i have never found it a problem.

Inside

Inside the Filofax came with:

  • 2 Clear plastic dashboards.
  • Numbered dividers
  • 2015-2016 Inserts
  • To do pages
  • Note pages
  • Colourd note pages
  • transparent ruler
  • Open top loading pocket
  • a note pad at the back

On the back of the Filofax there is a pocket that you can slide a notepad in. The Filofax came with a punched pad which you can use.I love this idea because it simply stays at the back of your planner and you can take notes and rip the paper off the pad and put in straight into your Filofax.

Back

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I am so happy with how the Filofax came and everything that was included! I can’t believe i only paid £25.70. I’m so in love with the Filofax and so happy that i brought it. I will upload a blog post showing my set up in the next few weeks.

Thank you so much for reading and i hope you found this blog post helpful and interesting. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to leave a comment or email me at zoeplans@outlook.com.

Have a lovely weekend,

Zoe oxoxoxox

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Filofax Compact Pennybridge Review

One day I was having a smooch on Instagram and came across a Instagram picture of a beautiful Filofax compact pennybridge. I liked the look of it but I didn’t think much of it. That was until my planner buddy Alycia published a blog post reviewing her pennybridge. When I read it I fell in love! (See www.sweetplanning101.blogspot.co.uk for the amazing review)

Last year I carried a A5 personal-planner to college with me but I found that I couldn’t find a bag to fit all my things in as I had to carry two folders,a Notebook,my lunch,pencil case and my planner. Sometimes I would even have to bring two bags. At the end of the year I decided to try a pocket sized planner. It was amazing! I loved the size because I could fit it in any bag! HOWEVER…I hated how small the inserts were space wise. I could hardly fit anything in. I needed up having a day to a page but that really didn’t work for me. I just wanted something that wasn’t big but had enough room for what I needed.

The first thing that popped into my head when reading Alycia’s blog post was COLLEGE PLANNER! This was because I could use the Filofax as a purse as well as a Filofax. That meant that I would only have to carry one thing instead of two. When I was thinking about buying it I was skeptical on the size as its personal size. However the purse I was already carrying around is basically the same size, maybe a little thinner then the pennybridge.

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The texture of the Filofax feels amazing, I brought mine second hand from an amazing lady from UK Planner Addicts group on Facebook for £18 and it was in such amazing condition! I may sound really weird but it still had the “new Filofax smell” Ohhhhhhhh. Haha! The rings were perfect and feels really tight, I always worry about the rings when buying a Filofax.

The purse part of the Filofax is lovely, Has lots of spaces for cards.I think it has 15 card slots.The card slots fits a card nicely, not to tight but not too roomy. The zip part for your coins feel lovely quality. Holds loads of pennies. My only criticism is that it could be a bit more sturdy. It can be a little hard to zip open in a rush because its a little flimsy but other then that its okay.

I’m so in love with this Filofax! I take it everywhere with me, Its so handy to only bring one thing with you, I even use the back pocket to hold my phone so when i pop out to the shop or something like that i don’t even need to bring a bag!

I hope this review was helpful, If anyone has any questions please leave a comment or email me at zoeplans@outlook.com.

Have a lovely weekend

Zoe oxoxox

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i have not been paid to write this review. All Products were brought with my own money.

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Filofax A5 Pear Saffiano Review

As some of you may know i became a part of the planner community in January 2015. My first planner was a Personal Planner from http://www.personal-planner.com/EN/. I did a review of this planner and i love it. I currently use it as an insert in my Filofax. To see the blog post click Here.

Anyway when i first started i used the personal planner as it is until i was gifted my very first ring style organizer from my beautiful penpal Alycia.  I then decided to decoil my personal planner and punch it into my Paperchase ring planner. This was the best thing i ever did! I was really nervous in doing that because i was scared that punching it into my planner, i would loose writing space. Now i have done it i can say you really don’t loose much space. If you would like to see a blog post on how i uncolid it and everything please let me know 🙂

The Paperchase planner was amazing and did its job perfectly but i really wanted to own a real Filofax. I’m the worst with money, As soon as i get it i spend it so i knew that saving for a Filofax would be hard, let alone choosing which one i wanted. One day i was looking on the UK Planner Addicts group on Facebook and a bright green Filofax caught my eye. I instantly was drawn to it as green is one of my all time favorite colours. It was a personal size and i knew that’s not what i wanted and at the time i wasn’t really decided if i was actually going to save to buy a Filofax.  Days went past and i could not stop thinking about the Filofax.

Two Weeks later i decided to look onto the Filofax website and see how much the planner was and what it was called. I learnt that it was a Pear Saffiano and i could get an A5 size! On the Filofax Website its £45. For a link to the website please click Here. I was talking to my penpal Alycia about my thoughts on buying a Filofax and she was really supportive. She let me know of a site called SpeedyHen. Speedyhen is a online shop that sells Filofax’s Cheaper then the actual Filofax website. On SpeedyHen the Filofax was £24.29. When i saw this i immediately made up my mind that i was going to save and buy this Filofax. Well how couldn’t i at that price!

A5 Pear Saffiano
Filofax A5 Pear Saffiano

.I was a bit skeptical with ordering from SpeedyHen because i had never brought from them before and a few ladies from UKPA have had some problems but many ladies received there order fine or the customer service were quickly resolving issues for other ladies that had problems.  I ordered the Filofax on Saturday the 8th of August and it arrived on Wednesday the 12th or August! The delivery was super fast! The packaging was very well packaged. The Filofax came in a box with thick sellotape around it. The Filofax itself was in cardboard and had a white sleeve around it to protect the material of the Filofax. I actually had trouble opening the box because it was so well sellotaped haha!

When i finally got the Filofax out and took off the plastic sleeve. i was so happy to see it in beautiful condition and the rings are perfect. I’m used to Paperchase rings, trying to open the Filofax rings are so stiff and hard! Its perfect though, stops the rings having gaps. When i opened the Filofax i was so shocked to see that it came with inserts. I knew that if i ordered from Filofax website that it would come with inserts but i was unsure if i would received insert from SpeedyHen. The Filofax came with:

  • 2 Clear plastic dashboards.
  • Numbered dividers
  • 2015-2016 Inserts
  • To do pages
  • Note pages
  • Colourd note pages
  • transparent ruler
  • Open top loading pocket
  • a note pad at the back

I am so happy with how the Filofax came and everything that was included! I can’t believe i only paid £24.29. I’m so in love with the planner and so happy that i brought it. I will upload a blog post showing my set up next week. I apologies with the lack of pictures in this blog post but its really late and all the pictures came out with crappy quality. I promise there will be lots of pictures in the set up blog.

Thank you so much for reading and i hope you found this blog post helpful and interesting. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to leave a comment or email me at zoeplans@outlook.com.

Have a lovely weekend,

Zoe oxoxoxox