7 June 2015

Kikki K | My Online Order

Kikki K
Ever since I discovered Kikki K from Kirsty I have being meaning to place my very own order. From the vast array of notebooks, planners and pens it is quite literally a stationary lover's dream. Every few months or so Kikki K launch a new collection which always consists of more than one thing that I'd like to pick up. However seeing as they are only based in Australia this does make things a little bit more difficult; it is not a site that I can justify ordering from often due to custom charges being implemented once your order arrives over here in the UK.

Kikki K 
Therefore I decided to hold off until something really did catch my eye and catch my eye something did. A little while ago Kikki K launched their Dark Mint and Black Cherry range which consists of planners, notebook, travel wallets, pencil cases and more. It was without doubt the Dark Mint planner that caught my attention, what with the beautiful mint against the dark blue and the golden detail of the rings and embossed honeycomb design along the spine, it was without a doubt something I knew I wanted to invest in. It's not every day I make an order from overseas, in fact I can only think of it happening on two other occasions therefore it wasn't a decision I made lightly. After enquiring with others who I knew had ordered from Kikki K in the past I decided to just go for it and place my order; I knew what I was getting into and that the possibility of custom charges was high.

Kikki KSeeing as though it is not every day that I go ahead and place an order from Kikki K (in fact this was my very first) I decided to get the things that I wanted, after all everything was coming from Australia so I wanted to ensure I ordered everything in one go as opposed to making an order a few more weeks down the line. Of course naturally I picked up the Large Dark Mint Planner (now sold out) as this was originally the product that had started off my order. As well as this I also wanted to pick up a pen for my planner, I decided to go with the Mountains Ball Point Pen because I think the colours went together really well and matched the planner nicely. 

What would a stationary order be without including a set of notebooks? Not quite good enough I say yet that's only because I seem to hoard notebooks like they are going out of fashion, therefore I also decided to pick up a set of the A5 Life is Sweet Notebooks (again now sold out) which I have to say are so incredibly lovely. Let's just say that I may have picked up a second set for a little give away on here in the near future, stay tuned! Alongside the notebooks I also ordered the Life is Sweet Vision Board Kit which is something I think people tend to use within their planners. I do like that idea although I think I'm far more inclined to save them for something else that I have planned once my bedroom is decorated.

Kikki K
For my desk I picked up another desk planner, this one is from the Minimalist range and was actually in the sale at the time. I've had one of these before from Paperchase and they really are great for helping you to keep organised; they provide an easy and immediate reference when sitting at your desk, so long as you keep them up to date of course. In terms of accessories I also picked up a few packs of stickers with the intention of using these for my planner. What can I say; I'm a huge kid at heart and love the idea of adding a few here and there to the pages that I'm using at the time.
Kikki K Dark Mint Large Planner
In a bid to save the last thing until the very end I have here the Kikki K Large Dark Mint Planner which is even more beautiful in real life as opposed to a picture on the internet. At first I was very torn as to whether to go for the Dark Mint or indeed the Black Cherry as that too is absolutely stunning; the only reason I went with this one in the end was because I do have a pink Filofax already although the colours are actually still very different. The Mint version was for me incredibly refreshing, it will make a nice change to what I use currently so I'm looking forward to starting to use it now I have the time to set it up how I want it; my exams are almost over!
The Large Dark Mint Planner is made from real leather and consists of various note pages, a to do list, an 18 month perpetual calendar, meeting notes as well as a selection of stickers which you can use to mark down various appointments or reminders. There are a number of dividers too which allows you to customise your planner to your own personal taste. Unlike a typical planner purchased at the beginning of the year this does not have the whole year set out with the months and days etc, this is completely blank which is great for me. I'm not a huge fan of diaries that start mid-year as I like them to begin in January and end of course on the 31st of December.

For now I'm a little torn as to whether to start this one off and fill in the dates myself or to wait until the New Year to kick it off properly. For the record other pages will fit into this from the likes of Paperchase, Filofax and WHSmith therefore all I have to do is go and buy my yearly pages once they start coming into the shops; I'm in no rush to pick these up just yet.

Finally for those who are wondering my Kikki K order did not escape the wrath of customs, I had to pay just over £30 to have my parcel delivered. Looking back I know that I would have paid this again, it hasn't put me off ordering from Kikki K in the slightest so if you are thinking about placing an order do bear in mind the charges but don't let them put you off too much, especially if like me you really do find yourself falling for something in particular.
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47 comments

  1. Well, bye money, it was nice knowing you. That vision board set is brilliant. It reminds me of the project life cards I stick into my scrapbook. Does your order take long to arrive? I will remember about the customs charges though and factor that in- it's horrible when you forget and they send you that card through the door.

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  2. I ordered mine on a Monday if I remember rightly and it was dispatched less than two days later. You're able to track the order as you get a number with Australia Post, my order was in the UK by the following Sunday and I had it on the Wednesday if I remember correctly. Overall it was less than two weeks so I was pretty impressed as I didn't pay to get express delivery or anything of the such. Yes, I don't do Project Life myself however those cards made me think of that too, I think they would work nicely for that for sure Isabel.

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  3. This is gorgeous and you make me want to spend all my savings on these pretty stationary bits. I might look into a few things and hope you enjoy your new things Amy!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  4. Since I'm a huge stationary lover as well, I love Kikki K, they have lovely stuff and it makes me want to buy everything haha I bought a planner and a few more things at the end of last year and I actually didn't have to pay for the customs thankfully! But for the next year I think I will invest in a leather personal planner because they seem super helpful and last longer than a regular one :) x

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  5. I've been wanting a planner for so long and love the Filofax ones. I'd heard of KikkiK but was so unsure of ordering from so far away but what you have looks so nice! Think I'm going to wait till new year to get mine in a bid so save some money for all the inserts ha! x

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  6. Oh I like this. I still need to get myself a proper planner/organizer. I will definitely look into this (even though the price migt be slightly high)

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  7. these look so cute, i'm a little bit in love! love the notebooks x

    CLUB AVENUE / http://club-avenue.blogspot.com / instagram

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  8. Okay so I basically need all of this! I'm in desperate need of a new planner and this just looks and sounds perfect!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

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  9. These look adorable! I'm such a sucker for nice stationery products. They have a good collection of adorable and good quality stationery at the bookstore in my university but I always like to look at other stores as well, especially online! xx

    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’ | Enter my giveaway!

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  10. I am so obsessed with Kikki K and my planners have been exclusively from there the past few years! I am so glad there are physical stores in Australia, the shipping is crazy for you! x

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  11. Omg im so jealous right now haha its so pretty =]


    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Oh wow, this is stationery heaven. Everything is so beautiful! The planner especially. If it weren't so expensive with the shipping and everything, I'd order so many things.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  13. Ahhhh, the wrath of customs. I like to think of it in terms of tickets: how much does a plane ticket to Australia cost? Much more than the custom charge. #planneraddictjustifications I love the look of the mint, and the gold detailing (as always) - and the notebooks! (Looking forward to the giveaway). I basically love everything you picked up. I'm currently waiting for exams to be over too so I can set my planner up for the coming month x

    Ornella || euhnella

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  14. Customs prices are so worth it when the order is wanted! This haul is amazing, I love their stuff and really want to make an order but I too hoard notebooks and planners and don't really use any of them! I do need to get a weekly planner though, get my butt into gear. Amazing haul, the planner is so pretty, the colours are gorgeous! I always fall for the lilac ones when I see them. xx

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  15. Oh my goodness, these are beautiful! I'm off to check out the website but custom charges do put me off a little. :-(

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  16. Thank you very much Jackie! :)

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  17. Oh wow that is very lucky Joana, I have heard that can happen but not very often at all. The leather planners do last a long time I must admit, I have a leather one from Filofax, it must be over two years old and it looks in perfect condition.

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  18. If you want something from Kikki K I'd just advise waiting until you see something that you adore, that way it makes it easier to justify spending the extra to get it over here.

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  19. To be fair the actual price of the planner works out cheaper than Filofax, however it's the custom charge that will then add to your overall order price.

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  20. I'm so glad I ordered it Heather as it has now sold out, keep your eye out for their next collection as I think it launches in a few months, maybe less.

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  21. Yes me too, there's so much more online in comparison to the places I can easily get to.

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  22. You are so lucky! I would absolutely love to go into a store and have a browse at everything.

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  23. It was a one off treat let me tell you, I won't be able to place an order like this one again for a while.

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  24. Oh I know that feeling, I have two exams left (barring any re-sits which are extremely likely if I'm honest). The notebooks are super pretty, I have the back up set all wrapped up in their packaging ready to photograph! :)

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  25. I agree, I mean I didn't like having to pay that extra money out but I'm really very happy with the items I got so overall it didn't bug me too much. The desk weekly planners are great if you can stick to them Claudia, I found mine really helpful when I was revising.

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  26. I completely understand, I'd just advise waiting to order until there is something there that will warrant the risk of custom charges for you.

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  27. The most adorable stationary I have ever seen! I must check it out.


    Lissy, lissyhayes.co.uk

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  28. Ooooo why do they have to be in Australia! I swear all the best brands are over there!! stupid custom charges :(

    Zoe Newlove Beauty Blogger & MUA

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  29. I hope you like what they have, it's a lovely site! :)

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  30. I know, that is literally the only downside to it. I really hope they open a store here in the UK one day.

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  31. These are so so pretty! I'm going to check the website out now :)

    Jenna // Beauty And The Style

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  32. Love a good ol' stationery haul, Loved your colour choices and those stickers are so cute! Serious planner envy over here! <3


    zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. Damn custom charges! I cannot get over how gorgeous this stuff is!

    Stephanie xxx
    https://www.bloglovin.com/people/hopefreedomlove-1517352

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  34. These just look so lovely, and much more expensive then they are!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  35. I love everything you got! I'm psyching myself up to place an order eventually, thank you for telling us how much the customs charge came to!

    Megan x
    London Callings

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  36. Thank you Zara, I'm a little bit in love with it myself.

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  37. I know, I'm not a fan of those but they were worth it for these beautiful things.

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  38. You're more than welcome, I hope this was useful! :)

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  39. I love all of these products! I am obsessed with stationary

    Jenna / Beauty And The Style

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  40. Just wow!!! With a stationary ike this one, I could study all day (just saying...!)
    I've seen their site, it's more than amazing! :D


    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/cups-roses-12157339

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  41. This organiser is so gorgeous! I really want one but those charges are putting me off a bit too much. I wonder if there's a store here in the UK? I'll have to check that out :)

    www.yasminundecided.com

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  42. At the moment there isn't Yasmin which is why I had to order from Australia. I hope they open a store here soon! :)

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  43. They have some amazing things don't they! :)

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