Earlier this week I received my monthly box* from a subscription service called Moustache Stationery. When I first found out about it I was really thrilled for two reasons: 1. it's based in Europe, so it's closer to me than many other subscription services, and 2. I really liked the "neutral" feel of it; like, you know how sometimes stationery boxes comes with lots of frills and sparkles? I don't mind that, but sometimes it feels like the quality of the stationery is sacrificed in order to get the cutesy factor, whereas I feel in this box you just get good quality stationery.
Anyway, without further ado, here's what I found in this month's box:
The first thing that captured my eye, is this little notebook calle "Rite in the Rain" all-weather memo book:
It really intrigued me, and I was curious to see what it was all about. On the back cover it reads "all-weather writing paper that sheds water and enables you to write in any weather", pretty nifty! It's perfect for this season as well, so if you like to carry a notebook on the beach you don't have to worry about water splashes. I will definitely try it out and let you know how well it works! Besides that, the quality of it feels amazing, and I love the tan colored pages.
Next up, there was a Caran d'Ache water brush pen. It is really different from the Pentel ones I use at the moment, so I'm really eager to try it out.
Then, I found three pencils:
- a Caran d'Ache 'Black Wood' pencil: an HB pencil with an extra large lead;
- a Caran d'Ache watercolor pencil in green;
- a Stabilo 'Woody' 3 in 1 pencil in yellow: it can be used as a coloured pencil, watercolour and wax crayon, and it promises to write on paper, cardboard, glass, metal and other smooth surface.
Lastly, as well as the pencil sharpener, there was this really interesting looking pen: a Tombow AirPress, and its refill. On the box it says it will write in every position, even upside down, and on wet paper, so it goes perfectly with the little notebook!
Another thing I like about it, is the clasp; unlike many other pens it doesn't feel flimsy, in fact it feels very sturdy and you can play with it and use it without having to worry that it's gonna pop off.
Overall, I really loved this box. All the supplies included are great quality and most of them I wouldn't be able to find in any shop near me. The box retails for $39.95 (about €35) and the worldwide shipping is included. Considering you get ~8 good quality items, I think you get a good deal for the price.
What do you think? Have you ever tried this box, or would you like to? ☺
Thanks so much for reading!