Disclaimer: I was given a set of these pens in exchange for doing a blog post about them.
Further disclaimer: I have owned a set of these pens for over two months and I love them. They're my favorite pens ever. So writing a blog post is something I likely would have done anyway.
Now, let me introduce you to PaperMate Ink Joy Gel Pens.
Available in a rainbow of colors, as well as black (and brown, not pictured here because it didn't go with the aesthetic).
If you're not typically a gel pen user, as I was not, you've got to try these. According to Papermate, the gel dries 3x faster than a typical gel pen. What that means to me is that I have no smudging when I write in my planner. I hate smudges.
Seriously. The colors. I love to write in complementary colors in my planner, and it's not a hardship to use colors when I'm taking notes at inservices, either. The 14 colors of Ink Joy gel are vivid and gorgeous and just make my heart happy.
The grip on these pens is amazing for those of us who love to write and need a good grip for extended writing. You can get .5 mm tip or .7 mm tip. I tend to go for the .7 because I like my lines a little thicker. It looks better with my handwriting.
Speaking of my handwriting, I wrote the lyrics to some of my favorite songs.
PaperMate Ink Joy Gel Pens are available at Amazon, Target, Walmart and other office supply stores. Make sure your package says "gel pens" on the right side as there are just regular Ink Joy ball points (which are great for your teen to use to take notes in high school) but you want to pamper yourself with the gels. Average retail is around $20 for the full pack.