Hi everyone! You know the drill. Just purchased another journal from my most favorite store ever. Of course, that is the National Bookstore. I found this cute Veco Dotted Spiral Journal and I’ll have our review for this.

Dotted journals are becoming popular these days since the start of the booming idea by Ryder Caroll about Bullet Journal. Due to its popularity, many notebook makers are now starting to release their own dotted journals. Here in the Philippines, the brands that I usually use for my journals are Victoria Journals and Limelight. Those are always available at National Bookstores.

Aside from journals I also buy steno notebooks and regular notebooks from Veco Paper and Cattleya ever since I am a student. In the past, maybe about 1 or 2 years ago, I never saw a dotted journal. I usually buy lined journals since that’s the only available option.

Just a few months ago, Limelight released their own dotted journals. A few months ago pertains to when I saw it for the first time not really the release date. I noticed that the pricing of their dotted journals was like 30% higher than the lined journals. I am quite disappointed about that. That’s one of the reasons I looked for another option.



They have 3 sizes of these journals. What I got is the smallest one which is about the same height as my Pilot Frixion Point. The next size is the same as the regular notebook size and the other one is the same size as the large college notebooks. Sorry I didn’t really know the A4 or A-Whatever sizes of the notebooks.

Related Item on Lazada: Pilot Frixion Ball Pen Slim

I took the smallest size to make this purchase discrete as possible. My husband tends to get annoyed whenever I purchase journals or pens because he keeps on saying that I have a lot. But as a matter of fact, one of my journals is already full and other journals are dedicated to something else.

Anyway if you could remember, I had a review about the Veco Sparkling Notes(which is a sketchpad) together with the Lil Hands Coloring Pens. That means I liked the brand so far. I should’ve bought the bigger version.

Let’s take a look at the Paper Quality


This dotted journal I got has 100 gsm paper. I had no idea what it meant. The last time I bought a bond paper said it was 70 gsm. Based on my understanding between those two, the higher, the thicker the paper is. It is nice to have thicker pages because there are times I write heavily.

Bleed Through

Veco Spiral Dotted Journal Review