2020 · Bullet Journal · Reviews

NSW Day 6 – Moleskine Bullet Notebook Review

Welcome to National Stationery Week Day 6! Every day on my blog this week, I will be reviewing a notebook that could be used as a Bullet Journal! Today’s notebook is one that was actually sent to me by National Stationery Week! It’s the Moleskine Bullet Notebook. I would like to clarify that this was sent for promotional purposes in accordance with National Stationery Week on my Instagram and so all opinions are my own in this review! I was not sent this for the purpose of reviewing. I always want to be as transparent as possible with you all. Let’s get to it!

If you’ve read my previous reviews, you know I like to include information about the company that’s made the notebook. I have already reviewed another Moleskine notebook this week which you can read here and so for the sake of not repeating myself, we will jump straight to information about the notebook!

Information about the Notebook

The Bullet Notebook only comes in a size large (13x21cm), dot grid pages and a hardcover. You’re also only able to get it in Black so there aren’t that many options in terms of preferences. That would be something to note. This notebook also costs £23.99.

Quality of the Notebook

The hardcover of this notebook feels really nice. It feels secure and durable which I like. The binding in this notebook is barely noticeable which I also really like too.

The paper in this notebook is 120gsm and ivory coloured. This is substantially thicker than the Classic Notebook paper. As you can see from the pen test photos above, there is a bit of ghosting which I was surprised about if I’m honest. The paper feels thick but the way it performs with ghosting is comparable to those notebooks with 100gsm paper. However, it felt really nice to write on.

The dots in this notebook are some of the smallest I’ve seen which I really like. They’re not too dark either so it’s not distracting at all.

Individual Features of the Notebook

A big positive with this notebook is the amount of features that are available. I will list them below:

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Personal data page.
My inspiring journeys page.
Table of contents
A pen test page.
Fold-out key page.
  • Personal data page. This is a little different to the usual “this journal belongs to” page at the start of a notebook. It’s very detailed which I like.
  • My Inspiring Journeys page. The description for this page says you can “create a map of your unique mind.” I haven’t seen anything like this before in a notebook.
  • Table of contents. This is always handy to have premade if you use an index!
  • Numbered pages. This works well with the table of contents which is good.
  • Elastic closure. I love to have an elastic closure!
  • 2 ribbon bookmarks. I always like to have 2 ribbon bookmarks for my Bullet Journal so I really like this.
  • A pen test page. It’s good to see that there’s a premade pen test page in this notebook. I created my own because I was excited to test different pens when I first got this notebook and I wanted to follow the same style as the previous pen test pages I’ve done before.
  • Expandable pocket. These are always handy to have which I like.
  • Fold-out key page. This is such a good idea. I love the fact there’s a key page in this notebook but it’s even more amazing that it folds out at the end from the expandable pocket so you’re always able to see it.

Overall, I think this would be the perfect notebook for beginners of Bullet Journaling due to the various premade pages included. I also think it would work well for anyone and I look forward to using it in the future!

Love Beth

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