Notebook Therapy The Tsuki 'Ichigo' Limited Edition Boba Bullet Journal

I think journaling is one of the best hobbies I've picked up probably over 2 years ago. The idea of just sitting for hours and hours with your journal, doodling, creating spreads, pouring my heart out into it is just so therapeutic and my soul is tranquil. It is a place for me to get super personal, to confess my struggles and anxiety. I think it's more than just a hobby to me now.

Notebook Therapy The Tsuki 'Ichigo' Limited Edition Boba Bullet Journal

So today I am so excited for you to be here because I am doing a review of the new and limited edition Tsuki 'Ichigo' Boba bullet journal from Notebook Therapy!

For starters, I bought this with my own money. I am not being paid nor I am affiliated. That's that. We're going to go through the pros and cons from start to finish — from unboxing all the way through to opening up the journal. Spoiler alert, I super love it. Let's get into it.

Notebook Therapy The Tsuki 'Ichigo' Limited Edition Boba Bullet Journal

about the notebook

Inspired by the sweet strawberry bubble tea, this is the Tsuki 'Ichigo' Limited Edition Boba bullet journal from one of their latest collections, Tea Party. The one I got is in A5 size, which is my favourite size and the journal is also available in a B5 and smaller original size. Mine has 176 pages with 160gsm bright white paper. It has an elastic band closure, two pink bookmark ribbons, back storage pocket with a little adorable paperclip inside.

Notebook Therapy The Tsuki 'Ichigo' Limited Edition Boba Bullet Journal
Notebook Therapy The Tsuki 'Ichigo' Limited Edition Boba Bullet Journal

the cover

I am still a sucker for pinks, that's why I got the 'Ichigo' Boba journal. It has a dreamy soft pastel pink hand-crafted vegan leather cover with a little bubble tea design embossed in gold on the front cover. All the notebooks in this collection have different adorable details — this one has gold-gilded edges with lots of tiny strawberries and sparkles. How can you not love that?

It's definitely a fun touch, it looks luxurious and it is to die for. The vegan leather feels super high-quality and it's apparently sustainable. I think this journal would absolutely hold up to regular journal wear and tear. 

Notebook Therapy The Tsuki 'Ichigo' Limited Edition Boba Bullet Journal
Notebook Therapy The Tsuki 'Ichigo' Limited Edition Boba Bullet Journal

paper quality

Now we're getting into the best feature of the journal — the paper! The paper is very thick, it's 160gsm. That means you won't have any ghosting or bleed through. Guaranteed. Ideal for every type of water-based marker or watercolour! I didn't do any pen tests because it's simply useless with this quality paper, nothing will bleed. All of my brush pens hardly bleed on 120gsm paper, so.

The paper is bright white and pretty smooth. I think this is the whitest paper I have so far. And the dots are not too noticeable as well which is just what I like. Don't you just hate it when the dots are too noticeable and ruin your spreads?

Notebook Therapy The Tsuki 'Ichigo' Limited Edition Boba Bullet Journal

cost & shipping

The A5 costs $31.98 (RM133.61) which is priced fairly in my opinion. They also offer free worldwide shipping on all orders with no minimum purchase. I think that's totally fair and I love anything that says free shipping. I also got a 10% off using a discount code from @catsplanner — yes, please! 

The purchasing process was really smooth. I bought it straight from their website which is set up pretty well and has no bugs whatsoever. I purchased the bullet journal on September 3rd and 19 days later it arrived. I am still so pleasantly surprised thinking it took them less than 30 days to deliver it to me. You want to keep in mind that I am living in faraway lands so to say I am impressed is an understatement.

Notebook Therapy The Tsuki 'Ichigo' Limited Edition Boba Bullet Journal
Notebook Therapy The Tsuki 'Ichigo' Limited Edition Boba Bullet Journal

final thoughts

All in all, this is one of my most exciting purchases in 2021. I am really happy with the quality of the journal. I love the designs, they are all fun and my speed. I would definitely buy another one in the future. I just wish the bookmark ribbons were in different shades of pink instead of the same. But this is just my opinion. 

I love bullet journaling the traditional way. I love that I can be absolute creative with all the blank pages and create super minimalist to heavy doodling spreads. I have a thing about quiet time, that's hard to get for some people. I cherish it every moment, and that moment is mine.
Have you purchased anything from Notebook Therapy? What do you use for journaling?

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12 comments

  1. I haven't heard of this before, but it's so cute! I love the shade of pink too, and the design is adorable. I definitely need to look into this brand xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

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  2. This is such a cute journal, I adore the pink colour! Thank you for sharing!

    Jodie | jodieloue.com

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    1. It definitely is cute! Thank you for reading xx

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  3. I think when I'm near the end of my current journal, I'l buy this. I'll bookmark this post! x

    Beautylymin

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  4. Wow your pink journal with the gold details looks so cuuute in every angle x !!! Thanks for the complete review in the quality of the paper they make. Gsm is very important to me because I also like to use my journals as a sketchbook at times. Really great to know that it doesn't bleed and there's no minimum purchase required for free shipping. That's so awesome xx I hope you're having a great week too, Lenne x

    Mari | www.dazedmari.com

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    1. Thank you so much for reading, Mari! This journal is perfect inside out. Super high quality, definitely worth every money! xx

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  5. This is very cute
    Thank you for sharing
    Great article
    https://www.melodyjacob.com/2021/10/how-to-keep-mental-health-journal.html

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  6. I haven't seen pretty notebooks in a while. It's a great therapy to my eyes to see this pink notebook! It makes me miss journaling on a day-to-day basis XD

    Wani | www.syazwanizzati.com

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  7. This is such a beautiful notebook! I journal too but it's more writing, but I've been wanting to incorporate more doodles as well!

    Eileen | yesmissy.com

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