Typo Luxe Planner - Review & RANT!

Today's post will be slightly different to my previous posts. Not often do I rant about a particular product, though on this occasion I feel it is necessary. 

A couple of weeks ago I purchased the 'Luxe Planner' from Typo. A slight impulse buy (as I already own a personal sized Filofax which I adore) though I was instantly drawn-in by its mystical sparkles and perfect size. 

I handed over my last $20 bill to the till lady - and walked out of the store chuffed by my 'bargain purchase.' 
Later... to be bitterly dissapointed.

At first glance, the planner appears sturdy and well-made. The inserts and paper are gorgeous, and as a bonus, you receive a free metal pen! Though this is where the first problem pops up.

The pen is both slim and sophisticated, though a little 'to-slim' for the pen loop. As soon as you pick up the planner, the pen slips right out. Such a shame. 
But I thought to myself,
"Oh well, I can always just use another pen - no biggie!" 

It seems the 'pen issue' was not the only (important) issue I was going to face.

The pink arrow (as shown in the photo above) points to the main issue I have with this planner. 
Take a look at that ring! One of the other three rings (not shown in this photo) also has alignment issues.

It may not seem like a huge problem, but when you turn the pages of the planner, the paper constantly gets caught and rips. 

Upon my research, it seems I'm not the only one who's had the same issues with the Typo 'Luxe planner.'

Like Kait (cafeetpapier.com), I too adore the Luxe planner. Let me clarify that... I adore the 'look' of the Typo Luxe planner, not so much its functionality. I wish I had of come across Kait's blog post prior to purchasing my planner, that way I may have thought twice about handing over my last $20 bill. Thank goodness I kept my receipt.

This post is simply to warn you to ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK YOUR ITEM before you purchase it!




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The Elf on the Shelf - A Christmas Tradition

Christmas is one of my favorite times of year. There are endless ways to celebrate with friends and family.
The Elf on the Shelf is a fantastic way to celebrate the silly season with your children, grandchildren, brothers or sisters. The Elf on the Shelf has officially landed Down Under. Have you heard of this cheeky little character? If you haven’t then I think you’re going to love him/her.

For those who aren’t familiar, The Elf on the Shelf is a little elf that comes to your home in December and watches your children every day to make sure they are behaving well. Your elf can be a sweetie or it can be naughty too, it is all up to you.

Arriving in a beautifully large box the elf is tucked in neatly and is accompanied by a delightful picture book. The picture book is the key. In wonderful rhyme and rhythm your new little elf introduces himself and the magic of Christmas.

The idea is quite simple. First, an elf cannot be touched. Christmas magic is very fragile and, if an elf is touched, it may lose that magic and be unable to fly back to the North Pole. Second, an elf cannot speak or move while anyone in the house is awake. An elf's job is to watch and listen. Elves typically appear in their families’ homes at the beginning of the holiday season. On Christmas Eve, the elves return to the North Pole with Santa Claus... until next year.

The elf belongs to your household forever. You officially name him, register him online to receive a letter from Santa, and then bring him out each year. You can choose a boy elf, girl elf, dark skin, light skin elf.

*This is was not sponsored

Statement from 'The Elf on the Shelf'

"The Elf on the Shelf is a special scout elf sent from the North Pole to help Santa Claus manage his naughty and nice lists. When a family adopts an elf and gives it a name, the elf receives its Christmas magic and can fly to the North Pole each night to tell Santa Claus about all of the day's adventures. Each morning, the elf returns to its family and perches in a different place to watch the fun. Children love to wake up and race around the house looking for their elf each morning".

Ten clever places to put The Elf on the Shelf

  1. Hanging from the ceiling fan
  2. In the driver's seat of the car
  3. In my purse
  4. In the mailbox
  5. In the shower
  6. Roasting marshmallows
  7. Stuck in a candy bag
  8. Having a midnight snack
  9. Sledding down the banister
  10. In bed

Upon searching the web, I've come across a few hilarious photo's that people have taken of there elves in action. Enjoy!

The Elf on the Shelf dolls retail at $29.95 US. Available to purchase here.


What do you think about my Elf on the Shelf? 

Look who's dropped by for a visit!


Stay pretty xx

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