I was contacted by the lovely Sonja from 58th Ave to review their notebook, and of course I said yes! It's so nice that lately more and more new bullet journals make their appearance in the market. I remember when I started bullet journaling, there were less than 5 brands that made notebooks with bullets. So, I love it every time I get to review a new bullet journal ☺️
The bullet journal arrived beautifully packaged in a cardboard box.
Inside there were a lovely thank you note, the notebook, 4 stencils and 10 colourful washi tapes! My favourite kind of mail
The notebook comes in a black leather cover with embossed '58th Ave Just Because'. I loved the little details and the cover is of very good quality. Also I appreciated the protector that was placed underneath the elastic band. Sometimes, especially when the products are shipped, the elastic band can leave and indentation on the cover. So, that was a nice touch, and I have to say I haven't seen anyone else do that yet.
The size of the notebook is a bit smaller than an A5 one. More specifically, it is 13 x 21 cm.
As I mentioned, there is an elastic band to keep the cover closed, which is very sturdy and tight.
Another new thing that I haven't seen in any other bullet journal, is that the very first page is all black. I think that this is so cool, and you can definitely decorate it with pictures, stickers or a white pen. The black background will make everything pop.
The notebook starts on the bullet pages straight away, and there is no other page before that.
The pages are numbered which is always nice to have that. Especially if you like to have an index for your bullet journal.
At the back there is a black expandable inner pocket, which I always find very useful for stickers or little notes and stuff.
The notebook also comes with 3 page markers which I really like. It's nice to have more than one to mark the pages you use over and over through the month. I only wish they came in 3 different colours, so that I can differentiate straight away on what page is what. But still a nice add to the notebook.
The paper used in this notebook is 100gsm and the pages are thread bound, which means that the journal is more sturdy and it can lay flat for ease of use.
The quality of the pages is really good. When I first touched it, it reminded me of the Moteskine pages, which are so nice and smooth. And I have to say that after I tested them, the pens just glide on these pages!
As you can see there is no bleeding and not much ghosting.
The packet also came with 4 stencils and 10 colourful washi tapes. It was so fun playing around with those.
I must admit that I hadn't tried any stencils before, and I really like those. They are very useful. You can add nice touches to your pages, even if you can't sketch or draw.
Also the washi tapes are nice and thin to add on your pages for decoration or to create sections, borders and categories.
I've teamed up with 58th Ave to offer 3 similar packs like the one I just reviewed for 3 lucky winners! So, if you liked the notebook and the accessories that come with it, then you can take part in this giveaway that is open internationally!
- Like the giveaway photo on Instagram.
- Follow me @christina77star on Instagram.
- Tag as many friends as you want ( ONE FRIEND PER COMMENT).
- Extra Entry: For extra credits, leave a comment below, telling me what you love about bullet journaling.
PRIZES FOR 3 WINNERS:
- 1 58th Ave Notebook A5 size
- 4 Stencils
- 10 colourful washi tapes
- The giveaway is open internationally and it will end at 11:59pm (GMT + 2) on the 15th of March.
- The winners will be picked randomly, and will be messaged within 48 hours after the giveaway is closed.
- If any of the winners doesn’t reply to my message within 24 hours, I will pick a new winner.
Good Luck everyone! 🍀