I don’t know where February went. How are we already in March? This year is racing by. But, new month means new pen perchases overview.
Nahvalur x Enigma Stationery Nautilus Brilliant Bunny
I had my eyes on the Lunar New Year Nautilus, but I made myself wait for February since I’d already bought 4 pens in January. This turned out to be fortuitous, as I happend across an Enigma Stationery Instagram post showing their exclusive Lunar New Year collaboration pen. The red with blue sparkles was much more interesting to me, and I snagged it on February 1st. There will be a pen porn post for this one next Friday.
Esterbrook JR Beleza
I’ve been watching the JR series for a while. I almost bought the Fantasia, but I was waiting for one that really spoke to me. Also, because Esterbrook’s marketing photos aren’t always true-to-life, I make sure to see their pens in person before purchasing.
When they announced the Beleza, I was fairly certain it, finally, was the one I’d get. Bert, of Bertram’s Inkwell, was kind enough to order a couple so I could see them. The photos for the Beleza turned out to be pretty true-to-life, so I picked one up. The other plus of seeing them in person? I was able to pick the one that was most swirled, which I look for in these kinds of materials.
Wile I didn’t succeed in keeping a February pen slot free for March — BWIPS — I am still on track with no more than 3 pens per month. I have a plan for BWIPS, but I have to avoid impulse purchases.
Thanks for reading to the end, I hope you enjoyed my post. Did you buy any pens in February? If so, what were they? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.