Hey all! Doesn’t it seem like every time you have a busy week your body decides it’s time to get sick? That’s basically my week this week… 😞 Thankfully I was able to take a little downtime to do some reading as well as review a new favorite set of highlighters I found on Amazon! I love reading to learn (lately I’ve been reading a ton of mental health books… our brains are so interesting!) and it seems like when I underline something, it helps me remember it later. Plus, my friend group just started a book club and it’s helpful to quickly find what quotes or lines stood out to me!
Now the problem is… I hate wavy underlines and I’m not a huge fan of neon highlighter colors that are most common. However, when I ran across these Mr. Pen Highlighters, I knew I had to get them! They offer aesthetically pleasing color and are the perfect partner for my book club!
Q & A
Question: How effective is highlighting?
Answer: So I find it helpful to bring me back to a particular area of a book I want to remember. However, studies show that it’s not actually beneficial for studying or a learning aide… so if you are cramming for a final, don’t trust in highlighters. But if you have an open book quiz or simply want to find something quickly, highlighters are perfect for the job!
Question: Do highlighters fade over time?
Answer: Most do not! The ink in most highlighters is permanent and will last a long time in your book! So think carefully before you highlight. 😉
Question: Can highlighters be used for art?
Answer: Yes!! These aren’t just for studying… you can totally play around with them, layering to create fun colors and patterns! Plus the blocked tips are great for creating sharply distinct lines!
What do I look for in highlighters?
I have a few key things that I kept an eye out for when searching for my new favorite reading tool!
🌟Soft aesthetic colors- I’m not a neon fan… I enjoy soft colors that are pleasing to look at and don’t make my books look overly bright. Reading is a relaxing practice so I want the colors I use to be calming as well.
🌟No bleed- I mentioned before that I hate when my underlining or highlighting practice makes my book look messy! I want something that won’t bleed through and blotch up the next page!
🌟Bible safe- this is similar to my no bleed rule. I am a Christian so I often read the Bible. Most Bibles come with super thin pages that are beautiful but can be delicate. I want highlighters I can trust will not mess up the book I read most often!
🌟Price- I definitely tend to be more thrifty so I don’t want to end up paying a bunch for something I’ll have to keep buying as I use it up! Fortunately, highlighters don’t tend to be overly expensive.
How did I test them out?
Easy! I just used them as I read! I did test out the colors first to get used to how the pens moved over paper and to make sure they didn’t bleed! But then I put them to good use which was perfect to help me catch up in my book club reading!
Fast facts and review
Brand: Mr. Pen
Where to buy: Amazon
Color count: 8 beautiful pastel shades
💜I love all the colors! I thought some would be very similar but they are all unique yet equally pretty!
💜Quick drying formula
💜No bleed! I had no problems with this bleeding through any papers I tested them on!
💜Designed to be easy to grip so you won’t accidentally slip up and highlight across your entire page 😂😱
💜The chisel tip makes for perfect lines! The neat freak in me LOVES it!
💜Works on Bible pages as well as regular paper!
💜Don’t roll away when set down! I didn’t even think of this perk until I was using them while sitting on the couch! Makes reading just that much more relaxing.
❌The only con I have is that when reading the reviews, some people said they run out of ink quickly. I’ve only had them a week and I feel like they are working great but maybe something to keep in mind if you highlight a lot.
These make everything so much easier when it comes to my reading process. I can set them down wherever, knowing they won’t roll away. They are easy to use and make taking note of something in my book a breeze! I don’t worry about them bleeding through at all and I’m in love with the colors!
Mr. Pen- Aesthetic Highlighters
Other highlighters I considered
Taotree Aesthetic Cute Highlighter set
💖Pretty colors with two sets to choose from
💖Affordable at $5.59
💖Chisel tip for creating perfect lines
💖Easy to hold flat shape
💖Water based ink
💖Quick dry and no smudging
❌The only reason I didn’t get these is because there are only 6 pens vs 8. I don’t think you could go wrong with these though either!
Why trust me?
I am an avid reader and an artist so pens are something I love to collect and can be picky about! Whether it’s sharpies, highlighters, markers, journaling pens, or drawing pens, I’ve tried a lot and return again and again only to those that most impress!
So are these just fun for now or a returning item? I definitely think these will be a returning part of my collection! I love the design and the colors as well as how they address simple needs I didn’t even realize I had (like rolling away when I set them down to get lost forever in my couch cushions)! If you like reading, learning, journaling, or even just playing with art, these are a great highlighter set to try out!
I’d love to hear about your favorite journaling pens, highlighters, or markers! Tell me your favorites in the comments and let me know if you would like me to review my other journaling or pen reviews!
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