Wednesday, May 18, 2016

ZLYC: Fauxdori | Video | Unboxing | Midori Comparison | GiVeAwAy |


Hello friends! I hope you are having a great evening. I am back tonight with a new video in my 2016 Planner series. I love my Midori. I really do. However, many of you guys have expressed to me that it's a bit costly to get one and get it setup. And that's so true. It's not cheap but I look at it as a huge life investment. However, I was looking around at a lot of Fauxdori and this set from ZLYC really impressed me. Everything is in the video and there are more pictures and the giveaway form below! 


I found this brand on Amazon just lurking around at fake Midori Style Notebooks. Once I found these I read the reviews and thought they would be interesting to check out and explore. 


With Prime shipping they were here in just a couple of days. You can see that each box has a sticker with the color of each Notebook. 


 I thought the packaging was very similar to the Midori Packaging. They give you a little burlap bag that keeps the leather notebook in good shape during the shipping process. It came with an extra orange elastic, and a little booklet explaining the process with the leather and how to clean it. The nice unique thing to this company and these notebooks is they are not only beautifully made they come with three inserts as well. I don't think they guarantee any particular inserts but I do believe that every notebook comes with a monthly calendar. My larger ZYLC notebook came with a insert with lined pages, a monthly calendar and then a insert with blank paper. When you purchase a Midori you get just one insert. So that's saving within itself. The Midori inserts can cost you on average $12.00 - $25.00 each. One of the nicest things is you can order these in a set for a very affordable price. 

I absolutely love the embossed design on these notebooks. It's really what stood out the most to me. The leather is really nice. It's very beautiful, soft and actually more flexible than my Midori.  This is one of the most beautiful journals I have to date. the workmanship, especially the quality of the embossing, is amazing. Currently I am using the larger sized Midori Travelers Notebook → Click here for my current setup ←  and I thought this larger size would be perfect for my everyday journaling and also to just add to my collection! :)
I also decided to order the smaller passport size. This is the coffee color and again it has a beautiful flowers embossed on the leather cover. Again it came with 3 inserts. This time...a grid insert, a monthly calendar and then another grid notebook. I use my smaller Midori Passport size for my wallet and I love it. I could do the exact same with this new ZYLC Notebook. 

 You can see the comparisons from the ZYLC to the Midori. They are basically the same size....they are very similar except the ZYLC is a bit cheaper in cost. Plus you get three inserts with each one. The nice thing is any Midori inserts will fit these just fine. Both are very beautiful from ZLYC and since I love them...I want to share them with a couple of you guys! Below you will find the entry form to get entered. One winner will receive the larger size just like the one I shared and another winner will win the smaller size...same color. You have till June 1st to get entered. You do not need a facebook account but you do have to share your email. There are a lot of ways to get entered below...to earn more entries! The winner will be announced on THIS BLOG POST. Good Luck! 



Thank you for stopping by tonight. I really hope you like this alternative to the Midori Travelers Notebook. If you have any questions be sure to let me know. Next week I will be back with even more planners/journals with another giveaway! :) See ya soon! xx

45 comments:

  1. I'd love to win the ZYLC notebook!

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  2. I think the larger one would work for me. I have been wanting to find something to use as a journal/planner. Keeping bible verses and family dates all in one handy book that will go in my purse or on my desk. Best of luck to everyone and God Bless.

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  3. I think the larger one would work for me. I have been wanting to find something to use as a journal/planner. Keeping bible verses and family dates all in one handy book that will go in my purse or on my desk. Best of luck to everyone and God Bless.

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  4. What a great giveaway! Thank You for the chance to win!

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  5. Hey Kisha! When I win the lotto, I plan on buying this type of planner/wallet. Choosing today, I would be most interested in the standard size. I appreciate the reviews and the fact your're honest about the products. Congrats on your new home and life chapter!

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  6. So pretty I would love one of these��

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  7. So pretty I would love one of these��

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  8. The embossing is beautiful! Would love either size ��. Love your YouTube channel!

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  9. These are both gorgeous. I would love to be entered in your give away!

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  10. I would like the larger ZYLC i feel it would work better for me.

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  11. I've always been very curious about these.I have had a Erin Condren for 3 years and it just does not ever fit right...I have not found that planner peace for sure!I think it's because I need more of a list style.I don't know.Always looking for the way to go.Thanks for sharing this video...

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  12. Love the embossing! Beautiful!

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  14. They are beautiful!! I would love the larger planner. Thank you for doing the giveaway!

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  15. Kisha,
    Thank you for doing a giveaway. You are very generous. 😀

    I have been wanting a passport size for sometime now. Just never purchased one. I like the Midori and ZYLC. The Midori looks like it would hold more than the other one. It's nice that the ZYLC comes with 3 inserts, bonus...

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  16. Great video, I've been looking into a new method to keep all my thoughts in order and would love to try out the smaller passport size.

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  17. Hello Kisha, they look so nice... Do you accept participants from "far away" ? (France here ;)) I looked at the local amazon but they only have a black Zlyc... :(

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  18. I just got into journaling and I love this video. I actually was thinking about buying this exact set so I am glad for the info. I have the bigger personal size faux dori and I loved the lighter color of the smaller passport style. Thanks again for this video.God bless you!

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  19. Beautiful, thanks for the chance to win.

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  20. The smaller one looks like a great size!

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  21. Hi Kisha, thank you for the give away opportunity, love the colour and embossing on the large fauxdori.

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  22. I'd love to win either size. They are both so pretty! I was absolutely floored when you took out the first one. The details are amazing <3

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  23. These fauxdoris look beautiful. Thank you for doing this giveaway.

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  24. I tried to comment, but am not sure if it went through? I just asked to be entered and thanked you for the opportunity! I'd love to try either, but would love the larger one! I commented as Ladena W - I'm sorry for any confusion that might cause. Thanks again!

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  25. Love that they have three inserts, that is s huge deal!

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  26. Hello Kisha I would love just to win either one. Thanks. Charlotte Phelan email is char_phelan@yahoo,com

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  27. Hello Kisha I would love just to win either one. Thanks. Charlotte Phelan email is char_phelan@yahoo,com

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  28. Loved your review video, thank you for showing us how the ZLYC notebooks are up close!

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  29. I would get the most use out of the larger size

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  31. Im loving both sizes ..but the bigger size suites me&my everyday needs..i have a never resting mind for some reason..it just goes..but I love them both..

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  32. Im loving both sizes ..but the bigger size suites me&my everyday needs..i have a never resting mind for some reason..it just goes..but I love them both..

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  33. I would like the large flower notebook, but the smaller is cute too. I have never tried a traveler's notebook so this is great.

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  34. Hi,this giveaway is international?,i like both.Thanks for the video and the giveaway.

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  35. I would like the notebook size if I won.

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  36. thank you for doing a giveaway!!!! and these would be so helpful when college starts!

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  37. What a beautiful traveler's notebook. Love the larger size. Thanks so much for the unboxing and for hosting a giveaway. I really enjoy your Midori videos.

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  39. Lacosta Lee-MooreMay 24, 2016

    I would love to win this thanks so much

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  40. I would love to try this planner!

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  41. I would love to win the large ZLYC notebook!!!

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  42. These notebooks are absolutely beautiful! The larger one would probably fit me more, but the passport size would be great too!

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  43. These notebooks are absolutely beautiful! The larger one would probably fit me more, but the passport size would be great too!

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  44. Oh my goodness. I love these!

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