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Monday, October 28, 2013

Still 2kool4skool.. A follow up review from www.2kool4skool.com.au

A little under a year ago, I was approached by a local up and coming company who sought to put the 'cool' back into school.   Kathy and her team from 2kool4skool.com.au launched their fantastic online store that was filled to the brim with funky stationary products promising to 'rock your pencil case'  right down to the uber kool pencil case that you could fit all the goodies in.  With kids who regularly harassed me for Smiggle products I was more than a little excited to have a look see at their product range and happily road tested some of their products for back to school 2013. 


For those of you that didn't get to read the review, feel free to catch up here; http://www.severalkindsofcrazy.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/heading-back-to-school-with.html

Fast forward 11 months and I was happy to accept a follow up review to let you guys know how I found their products throughout the past year & if they were holding up. 

I am happy to report that I have so far been impressed with the products I was given for the review and the additional products that I purchased from 2Kool4Skool.com.au.  



One of the BEST products that I cannot recommend highly enough is the 2kool4skool book covers.. Available in exercise, A4 & Scrapbook size, they were an absolute winner for back to school 2013.  One year, no word of a lie I covered 120 books for the kids & at the end of it, I wished for such a product... Kathy made that wish come true! Not only was book covering 'effortless' I was proud of the books I sent in to school with the kids & still to this day I am proud when I see their books at school or when they come home, because they are still so neat & tidy. Check out my Stepdaughter's Music book and my Son's Homework Book (my personal fave design ~ peace).  These are two books that travel back & forth weekly & they still look fab! Imagine how shiny the ones that sit in their desks still look, top notch! The spines are still in great condition and with no rips or tears in the PVC I could easily reuse these next year if I wished.


The kids said the covers were great because their books were easily recognisable & lots of their friends commented on the cool designs and searched for the ice-block (the built in game on every cover). 
Their pencil cases withstood the test of time, albeit a zipper tag has fallen off, but that's not bad going for an item that's used daily.  When they bought them home over the last school holidays, I did a quick inventory of their supplies, gave the case a wipe over with a chux (so handy they are all PVC) and refilled them ready for 4th term (a red pencil & red felt pen are a necessity for term 4!) 

Their pencils, erasers & sharpeners were all well loved or pinched by the end of term 2, they were just that popular. Mr 8 often complained of his funky smart phone sharpener going walkabout & would always find it on a neighbouring desk.. He stopped taking his gym boot pencil case to school a few weeks into term 1 because he was getting too many girls stopping by his desk to check out his kool stuff, too much female attention.. I'm sure he won't be complaining about that in a few years.. 

I didn't complain though because I scored that pencil case for my teaching bag, where it gets tons of positive comments & stores all of the cool products I snaffled for myself including my favourite scented pens (strawberry is divine) and a stock of the double ended scented markers (yes I like smelly stuff ~ who doesn't!?) And with scents like Choc Chip Cookie & even Pizza, you won't be able to stop sniffing your pencil case.. {warning might result in odd looks LOL} 

I was absolutely devastated when our school announced that they were supplying the books for 2014 & along with that, slip covers for the books... How bummed was I?! Thankfully the school is allowing us to cover the kids books as I wasn't going to miss out on the exciting new range of covers that 2kool4skool has released for back to school 2014.  No way! And I highly doubt with our Principals taste that his covers will be half as cool.. :) 

So with all that in mind, I'd happily shop & continue to shop www.2kool4skool.com.au the staff are lovely, they still have a great presence on social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest & really, who doesn't want to make back to school shopping easier... Pop over to their website & start checking them out.. You will not be disappointed & have many hours to gain NOT covering books!
 
You can find 2Kool4Skool here or follow them on Facebook to find out about all their cool upcoming products & stationary lines for cool stocking fillers and back to school 2014 here!  

For those that want to try out a fantastic pencil case from www.2kool4skool.com.au enter my giveaway below as I have 5 fab pencil cases to give away to my lucky readers. *Please note those that don't have Facebook, please just leave a blog post comment to enter :) 


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Linking up with Jess from 'Essentially Jess' for IBOT. 





 


48 comments:

  1. The 100's and 1000's pencil case would be my pick. I think it would make a great cosmetic bag too!

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    1. It's so cute isn't it! It would make a fantastic cosmetic bag, great idea :)

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  2. The Hearts Pencil Set! Love! Thank you :) Monique

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    1. Dani @ Several Kinds of CrazyOctober 29, 2013 at 9:17 PM

      Thanks for your entry Monique, it's a cute pencil set that's for sure.. I tried to convince my Son to give out some last Valentines Day but once again, don't go there Mum.. LOL.

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  3. My favourite product of 2kool4skool are the book covers - they are amazing and mean I don't have to waste time contacting books. The pencil cases are great too - nice & big to fit everything in them!

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    1. Dani @ Several Kinds of CrazyOctober 29, 2013 at 9:18 PM

      Most definitely the 2 biggest plusses! Thanks for your entry Michelle :)

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    1. Dani @ Several Kinds of CrazyOctober 29, 2013 at 9:19 PM

      So do I! What a great, great product.. thanks for your entry :)

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  5. The book covers are a fantastic idea!

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    1. Dani @ Several Kinds of CrazyOctober 29, 2013 at 9:20 PM

      For sure, such awesome designs too.. thanks for your entry Joanne :)

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  6. The gym boot pencil cases and giant gym bags are really cool!!!

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    1. Dani @ Several Kinds of CrazyOctober 29, 2013 at 9:22 PM

      Aren't they awesome Tanya?! My son has the Orange Giant Gym Boot bag and is constantly getting asked where did we get it from.. Nice and bright! Thank you for your entry! :)

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  7. Nail Polish Highlighters

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    1. Dani @ Several Kinds of CrazyOctober 29, 2013 at 9:22 PM

      Such a cute idea aren't they! Thank you for your entry & Good Luck x

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  8. Popcorn Scented Pen

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    1. Dani @ Several Kinds of CrazyOctober 29, 2013 at 9:23 PM

      Doesn't it smell divine! Thank you for your entry. :)

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  9. Erasable Mechanical Crayons

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  10. I am totally in love with their book covers & pencil cases - so unique and useful . Love the whole 2cool4skool range and I am sure like my son they are the dream of every school going child...

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  11. How awesome is stationary? I don't think we ever outgrow our love for it :)

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    1. I don't think so either, it probably gets worse as we age because we can buy more of it! :)

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  12. I love the book covers!! I am soooooo over contacting books................ What anfantastic idea!!!!

    Kim
    galwayst@hotmail.com

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    1. Dani @ Several Kinds of CrazyOctober 31, 2013 at 9:17 PM

      Isn't it! Ill never contact again and that's a promise! Give them a go, they will change your life.. LOL. Thanks for stopping by and entering the comp, good luck :)

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  13. chocolate usb looks great but id probably accidently eat it, the choc chip scented pen looks just as delicious oh i mean exciting to have

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    1. Dani @ Several Kinds of CrazyOctober 31, 2013 at 9:16 PM

      LOL thanks for the giggle tonight, just what I needed.. I've often wondered if people are tempted to eat the products.. Thanks for entering the comp!

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    1. Dani @ Several Kinds of CrazyOctober 31, 2013 at 9:15 PM

      Its such a cute idea isn't it.. all of my boys have one and they love them.. so great to take the school projects to and from school. Thanks for stopping by and entering the comp! :)

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  15. Wild Child Slip-On A4 School Book Covers - 6 pack

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    1. Dani @ Several Kinds of CrazyOctober 31, 2013 at 9:14 PM

      Super cool choice, the book covers are such a great product. Thanks for popping by and entering the comp. x

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  16. 100's and 1000's pencil case and ID set. Also love the nail polish highlighters.

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    1. Dani @ Several Kinds of CrazyOctober 31, 2013 at 9:13 PM

      So cute! Thanks for entering the comp & stopping by! :)

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  17. I love the book covers- with 5 at school at the moment book covering is normally a mammoth task and they would make covering their books super easy and quick :)

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    1. Dani @ Several Kinds of CrazyOctober 31, 2013 at 9:12 PM

      Trust me, once you go to book covers you'll never look back! It will change your back to school life.. :) Thanks for entering the comp.

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  18. These look great, Smiggle and Typo both keep me poor!

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    1. Dani @ Several Kinds of CrazyOctober 31, 2013 at 9:11 PM

      Its hard not to spend $$ in any of these places isn't it! I love stationary so I can completely understand. Thanks for popping by and entering the comp!

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  19. bahaha loving the chocolate USB thats awesome

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    1. Dani @ Several Kinds of CrazyOctober 31, 2013 at 9:10 PM

      Quirky isn't it! My 13 year old Stepson just HAD to have one of these and he loves it.. Thanks for entering the comp and good luck.

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  20. Scratch and Sniff School Book Labels - Chocolate, seriously who wouldn't love them!!!!!

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    1. Dani @ Several Kinds of CrazyOctober 31, 2013 at 9:08 PM

      They are awesome! And the Bubblegum ones too.. thanks for entering the comp!

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  21. The Nail Polish Highlighters are amazing!! I'm a big highlighter geek :D

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    1. Dani @ Several Kinds of CrazyOctober 31, 2013 at 9:06 PM

      Highlighters are good fun, I'v always been a big fan of flouro colours, comes from growing up in the 80's I think.

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  22. Chill out book covers- I am ridiculously hopeless when it comes to using contact.

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  23. Loving the Floral Gym Boot Pencil Case, they are too cool for school!!

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  24. Love the smelly pens- takes me back to when my 3rd grade teacher gave me smelly stickers!

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  25. Graffiti Satchel Pencil Case/Library Bag

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  26. The Floral Gym Boot pencil case for my daughter, and the Lipstick USB for me!

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  27. I LOVE the book covers! My eldest child starts prep next year and her teacher recommended I get book covers instead of using contact to cover the books, because its so easy to switch the cover over to a new book when the other gets filled up. Now I know where I'll be buying them from! Thank you =) so glad I found this!

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  28. So in love with the Giant Gym Boot Bag - Pink Glitter it is fabulous!

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