Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Dong-A Miffy Scented Gel Ink Pens 0.5 mm


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Giveaway is all the way at the bottom!
These adorable pens are Dong-A Miffy Scented gel ink pens with 0.5 mm tips from JetPens! I had a few for quite awhile now but I recently picked up the 10-color set because, well, I couldn't resist the colors. And I don't think you guys will be able to either...
Dong-A Miffy Gel Ink Pens
Aren't they super cute and desirable?? Yes, there is more than 10 here because it includes a few separate ones.
Dong-A Miffy Gel Ink Pens Set
I love this set. 
Obviously, the pen is very adorable. A simple plastic body with slight indents for grip, a short cap, and a color-matched clip and end plug. The body of the pen is decorated adorably with tiny little apples and two sweet little bunnies (Miffy?). The cap posts easily on the back of the pen and it has the most delicious, satisfying *click* for closing and posting! I love it. I often just sit at my desk and click it on and off.
Dong-A Miffy Gel Ink Pens
Easy to pick your colors!
Dong-A Miffy Gel Ink Pens
Oh Miffy, you are very cute.
The nib is 0.5mm and I would say it writes the size I'd expect for a 0.5 mm. It is a needlepoint-type nib, not a rollerball nib (such as with on the Uni-ball Signo). Sometimes people are wary of needlepoints because they feel they are not sturdy enough, but these have good ink flow and don't skip, so you don't need to press hard on the tip to write.
Dong-A Miffy Gel Ink Pens Tip

Dong-A Miffy Tips
Left - Dong-A Miffy 0.5mm gel pen. Right - Pilot Hi-Tec-C 0.5mm gel pen.
The selection of colors for these pens is great and, obviously, drew me to these pens. I started out with a few colors but eventually, I couldn't pass up the others! The scents are reminiscent of Mr. Sketch scented markers, although not quite as strong.

The Dong-A Miffy Scented gel ink pens compares well to other gel pens. The ink doesn't blob or skip while writing. The tip feels ever so slightly scratchy on the page - but not such that it catches on the paper or drags. It's because the tip is thin, and scratchiness is not uncommon with thin needlepoint-type tips. It's scratchy in a nice way. It reminds you that you are using a pen and paper!
Dong-A Miffy Gel Ink Pen Writing Sample
A fun set here! Written in my Leuchtturm 1917 notebook
Unfortunately, these pens are not refillable, which is an environmentally sad situation, but the price is really reasonable so they're not very expensive to replace. Which you will have to, because they're so fun to use. And sniff.

JetPens has a "Scented Pens" section with a few other scented pen options if you wanted to check it out!

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Hey Matthew!

Price
JetPens - $1.10 each

Overall
At $1.10 apiece, you can't go wrong with these scented gel pens! Unless you hate scented pens and adorable characters on pen bodies, you will more than likely enjoy these. There is a nice selection of colors and none of them smell bad or overpowering. They're super cute and would make great gifts for others, or better yet, keep them for yourself.

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Giveaway prize:
Dong-A Miffy Gel Ink Pens Set
YES. This whole set will be delivered to your mailbox. Surely, you must love me now. Right?

**These pens were purchased with the generous sponsorship of JetPens, but all opinions are my own!

12 comments:

Rori Lieurance said...

WOW your review page in your notebook is GENIUS!! What a great idea (and it's so pretty too!) Thanks for the opportunity to win :D I hadn't even seen these on Jet Pens--ruh roh...

GourmetPens said...

Thank you!! I am thinking about doing that style for future reviews where I have a lot of colors to show off! :) No one wants to see writing...they want to see COLORS! Muahaha!

Ekko said...

I had to stop by and see these - I was intrigued by a scented pen and the bunny rabbits on them are beyond cute - I could just barf sparkles they are so adorable. You did great with the review also - through and you chat about things I would with a pen and how it writes. Would love to win a set of these babies!

Ekko said...

*thoughtful and you chatted (correction) whew, my brain got a little carried away there.

GourmetPens said...

LOL! They are SUPER cute aren't they? I love your "barf sparkles" hahahahah that's like "it's so cute I could poop a rainbow"... that might be grosser though. Thank you so much for stopping by AND commenting, comments totally make my day :D

Gentian said...

I'm so happy you reviewed these because I've been curious about them for a long time! How can you not love a good gel pen with Miffy on it? :D Great post as always!

GourmetPens said...

Lately, I have found I am a sucker for all things with this adorable Miffy on it!!
Thanks for reading and commenting :D

Ang West said...

I love new pens and love new reviews thanks! for the awesome chance to win ANg

GourmetPens said...

Hey thank you so much for entering AND for commenting :D I was hoping people would like this giveaway.. who doesn't want smelly adorable pens?!

Kristen Grumbine said...

Sooo excited for this!!! I work in an office, and I use colored pens daily to label my billing - these are not only adorable, but the pen tips look absolutely WONDERFUL to write with! Fingers crossed!!!

GourmetPens said...

Thank you so much for stopping by, and for commenting!! Oh these pens are super cute! Me loves them! Good luck :D

Debb Slade Ripfire Chen said...

Oh I miss smelling markers and these would be great in lieu of those extinct markers!

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