Sunday, 24 August 2014

Personal Planner Review & Giveaway

Personal Planner Review

I start my second year at University next month, and it's safe to say I've always been terrible at organising myself. Although I achieve a 2:1 for first year, admittedly I left everything until the last week, which was a bit silly of me. That being said, it's nothing new for me to do that, it's something I've always done however I want to break out of that habit! I needed something to help me keep organised with my studies, while making sure I still had some 'me' time. These planners fit the bill perfectly, courtesy of Personal Planner; they include everything I could possibly need!

Personal Planner Review

My head is often a jumble of various things I need to remember, and sometimes I just need break my thoughts down into manageable pieces - this is where the planners come into play. I have one for blogging to help me keep track of when I want to post or any meets that are coming up, and also another planner for my studies and work shifts. Keeping these two apart helps prevent me from getting stressed when I have a lot on my mind.

Personal Planner Review

The features that really stand out to me in these planners are the fact they are completely customisable. For my blogging planner, I decided to go with a Pusheen design since I'm pretty obsessed with her and think she's adorable! Whereas for my studies and work commitments, I went with a gorgeous pre-made graphic design on the front. It's really simple and feminine for my taste! On the inside cover of both planners, I put a little message in case I ever happened to lose them, plus my contact details (they're very special to me so I wouldn't want them to go missing!). For each planner you are also given a clear plastic wallet to insert, so you can keep any bits and bobs you might wish to keep together.

Personal Planner Review

Having enough space for me to write important information or details of a lecture/workshop for University is essential to me, and having a 'To Do' module at the bottom of each page is super handy for me to remember what I need to do each week. Since the planners are custom-made, I opted for a few pages of Sudoku at the end as it's something I enjoy, plus sometimes I need something to get my brain going especially for the 9am lectures!

Personal Planner Review

So that's a little look into my personal planner for Uni and work, now let's take a peek into my blogging one...

Personal Planner Review

This planner is perfect for quickly writing down what days I want to post a blog post or YouTube video, plus I can also write down any blogger events I need to attend, therefore I found having a column layout much more beneficial. There's lots of extra lined paper at the end so I can expand on ideas, or jot down anything that springs to mind.

Personal Planner Review

Not only does Personal Planner offer planners, notebooks and wall planners, they also offer accessories including covers to keep your purchases safe, additional rulers and also a range of colourful pens. Using the remainder of the voucher I had been given, I decided to make up the difference and buy two pens to use with each of my planners. After playing around with them for a bit, I knew they were going to be something I would use as they're the perfect style for me. The pens have a fine nib so are perfect for writing in the planners, and I got them in pink and purple - my favourite colours.

Personal Planner Review

There are so many options you can choose to make your custom planner, and I only used a fraction of them. You can decide to have your planner start on any month - I chose September since that's when I start University and want to start blogging again regularly. As shown above, I had the 'To Do' module on each page, but you can choose to have ones for work, workout schedule, exam schedules and goals.

Personal calendar dates such as birthdays and holidays can be added, including extra pages at the back for addresses, lined paper or even colouring pages. Although I opted for a grey-colour scheme, you can pick any colour you like, including changing the header cover inside the planner. For the cover itself, you can choose a pre-made design or upload personal pictures for both the front and back - which is pretty nifty if you have a particular Instagram photo you may want to use!

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Personal Planner gave me the opportunity to hold a giveaway for one lucky person to win and design their very own planner! You could do a similar design to mine, or get creative and add whatever you fancy to it. All you have to do is follow the instructions below using the Rafflecopter widget and I'll announce the winner on Monday 8th September - so that's two weeks!

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Don't forget to follow Personal Planner on Twitter for all the latest news - and good luck!

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38 comments

  1. Cant wait to enter this giveaway this would be good for me as I am starting a new job in 1 week! Hurryyyy :-D
    www.bitofeverythingblog.co.uk // ♥

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  2. That's a very awesome way to stay organized and the giveaway is really good :3

    xoxo, Monica | Brunette In Black

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  3. These planners look cute! I followed on Bloglovin and entered :) xx

    http://miss-jordanocean.blogspot.com.au

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  4. These planners look amazing, I love stuff like this :-) so pleased you have a giveaway for it!
    If I was to invent a national holiday I'd have a floating good weather bank holiday, so when it's really nice and hot everyone can have a day off to go to the beach instead of hoping it's still going to be nice at the weekend!

    Rachel
    The inelegant wench

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  5. Ooh how fancy, they look perfect for being organised. My national holiday would be somewhere between Easter and August (when there are NONE) and it would be National Blogging Day. In order to catch up with all things blog related :p

    Kayleigh
    Ruffles and Rabbits

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  6. National Child's Day where it is celebrated in the same way that Fathers Day & Mothers Day is celebrated

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  7. It's going to be National Pancake Day! (sorry I am hungry while commenting, bad moment to comment :p )
    I am a planner obsessed btw ;) absolutely necessary for blogging!
    xo
    Alice|Alice's Beauty Madness

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  8. This is such a practical thing to have! Love it! I would use it for uni and blogging :)


    creepersandcupcakes.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Would have to be another 'summer' bank holiday beginning of august and be nice and hot

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  10. I know Yorkshire Day already exists but we should make it official with a bank holiday :)

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  11. Cool planners! My thoughts on the national holiday started with cookies but I think a summer bank day would be better for everyone. More time for family and friends :D

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  12. love theses planners. I would make a national pj day. where you stay at home in pjs all day watching films and reading

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  13. I have one of these planners and love them, need a new one for 2015. My national holiday would have to be Halloween so you can prepare for any parties you might be having, getting your costume ready, baking cupcakes, etc and watching scary films.

    The Life of Dee

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  14. This would be perfect as I am starting uni soon ahh xx

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  15. It probably already exists but I'd go for National Cat Day! Lisa (astarfellonher.wordpress.com)

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  16. National Duvet Day :) That would be a good holiday xx

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  17. Love the pusheen design! I'm a sucker for notebooks and planners :)
    I'd create a National Sleep Day aha xx

    www.ohhellomango.co.uk

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  18. I would be lost without a planner.

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  19. So cute planner! Thanks for the giveaway! xo's

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  20. I really need to start using a planner!

    New post on my blog it'll mean the world to me if you check it out :)
    http://mathildasbeautylife.blogspot.com/

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  21. OOOH I love this planner! I just bought a cute one too, but yours looks better than mine! xx

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  22. It would be national sleep in all day and eat junk food day! :) haha

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  23. I love getting organised, and I think it's so cool that you can customise your planner :) I would want a National Duvet Day! xx

    http://bethht.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. I love planners and I love this idea of being able to customise your own and even use your own pictures. I think it's great you can pick every aspect of the planner design, including which month it starts from! I love the designs you've chosen too! Alice xx

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  26. It'd definitely be National Sleep-Eat Day!! :D

    enngigi.wordpress.com

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  27. national shopping day where everything is 50% off! :) x
    http://rachelcoco.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. I have would have it named after me :)

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  29. Ahh this post is so nice!
    Keep in touch xoxo
    beautylove7694.blogspot.com

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  30. I'm rubbish at sticking to an organiser but this post makes me want to try again :)

    Jilly
    jillyjillyblog

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  31. Wow this is so cool :) I could really do with a good planner!

    vvnightingale.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. I want a National Bake a Cake day!

    Garden Tea Cakes and Me

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  33. These are amazing!
    I would make a National bring your pets to work day! haha!

    gemstrends.blogspot.co.uk :)

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  34. Great giveaway!
    I would make National Hug All The Cats day.

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