Zebra Mildliners are cult #studyspo favourites. If you’ve ever dared to get lost in the ‘study’ community on Tumblr or Instagram, you’ve probably already heard about these magical highlighters that are easy on the eyes and sure to amp up your aesthetic.
I ordered my Mildliners from Jetpens.com. They’re a company based in the USA that stock an amazing array of international (mostly Japanese) stationary, and if you’re a stationary fiend like me, you’ll really have to stop yourself from ordering one of everything and draining your bank account. Shipping to addresses in the USA is free over $25 but unfortunately, there is a flat fee of $9.50 to Australia (which is such a pain when you’re making small orders!). Thankfully, shipping is nice and speedy! – I received my order in 5 working days!
I ordered seven separate pens, but they also come in sets of six pens. Personally, because of the way I colour code my subjects, I wanted a pink, blue, green, purple and yellow, which don’t come in a set together plus, I found ordering separately makes them a tiny bit cheaper! I also added a gray and smokey blue to my order because I couldn’t help myself.
Upon first “swatching” of the Zebra Mildliners, I was a little disappointed; maybe my expectations were extremely high but they weren’t and still aren’t anything amazing. They’re just highlighters after all and well, if I’m honest, I have more highlighters than I’d care to admit that I own but I’ve used them for a few weeks now and I really do enjoy them. They’re easy to throw in my pencil case, packaging wise – they aren’t as loud and obnoxious as other highlighters, they’re really great for reading and highlighting long texts because they don’t burn your eyeballs and I’ve come to love and appreciate the fine nib on the other side.
All in all, if you can justify buying more highlighters just because of the hype or you want something a little different than the bright can-be-seen-from-the-sun fluorescent highlighters on the market, I’d give them a go.