Sunday, 19 July 2015

De-Stress | Adult Colouring Books

De-Stress | Adult Colouring Books
From the age of being able to put pencil to paper colouring in was one of my much-loved hobbies growing up. As well as the somewhat frequent Disney colouring books my mum used to get a blank piece of paper and fill the page with squiggly lines for me to colour them all in, it kept me amused for hours. I am now 21 which growing up I thought was an age of adulthood, settling down and paying bills. I am an adult-ish but I still enjoy some of my childhood amusements and I think it will always be that way. Who says colouring in is only for children?

It seem's every shop I walk into lately have a stand covered in these 'adult colouring books' and they are flying off the shelves. I pondered for weeks on whether or not I should pick one of these beautiful books up but I just couldn't part with the £7-£10 extortionate pricing. It was when I went to The Range a home and garden shop might I point out that I spotted these 'mini' versions of the adult colouring books at a god-smacking, low-cost of £1.50 each. It was my dad who spotted and bought these for me as he knew I've been feeling a little lost and stressed since finishing university.

These adult colouring books are the just the thing for relaxing and de-stressing. As much as I enjoy technology pursuits I think it's very comforting to sit with a cup of tea and colour in some patterns. It's reminiscent of our childhood and to me it always reminds me of content times in my life which is peaceful to think about. The miniature size colouring books are practical for travelling and I prefer the ring binded pad style as it makes turning pages so much easier.

I think these books are incredible for anyone with a probing taste in colouring but as well I think they are wonderful for anyone who feels stressed. Turning technology off, make a nice cup of tea and colour in one of these pages really helps me feel calmer and de-stressed.

Have you tried de-stressing with a good colouring book??
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  1. I paid £4 for one of these and live local to a range! Definitely going to pop in there and try and pick up some more :)

    Ashleigh x

    ♡ Being Ashleigh - Lifestyle, Food, Photography and Fashion blog ♡

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    1. £4 is better than near £10 I suppose! But do let me know if you pick one up!



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  2. Great post! I've seen a few of these adult colouring books and loved the idea because I'm quite an arty person but they always seem to be so expensive! I will keep an eye out for these cheaper ones, they look great!

    Emma xx || emmalsrs.blogspot.com

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    1. I know that was my problem too I just couldn't pay that kind of money for a colouring book!



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  3. I love these books! I like the dream catcher one but I think now I have read this post I might buy a small one for when I travel to London :)

    Great post x

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    1. great! Let me know if you pick one up and enjoy London I am very jealous!



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  4. I bought a mandala colouring book a while back & it's been a bit neglected! You've just reminded me I need to use it more :) Liv x

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    1. They are such great little things to have with you to de-stress with!



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  5. Ooooh yes yes I do want these. Very much so. I also balked at the extortionate price of the bigger books so am probably going to have to do some online searching, but mannn I do want.

    Fii || little miss fii

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    1. Oh goodness I know I couldn't spend that much on one! But these ones are great as not only can you rip some out but the pages don't get in the way!



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  6. I bought a mandala colouring book a while back & it's been a bit neglected! You've just reminded me I need to use it more :) Liv x

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    1. Either I am going crazy or I've just read and replied to you!



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  7. I've wanted an adult colouring book for so long! I'm going to buy one when I go birthday shopping, they look so fun, especially the Secret Garden one it WHSmith
    Lauren - http://apricotspot.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. ohh I saw some smaller ones in WH Smith that look lovely!



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  8. I used to love colouring in, I really do need to give one of these books a trial!
    Jodie xo // Jodie Loue

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    1. I know it was always fun to do! Definitely recommend them



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  9. I love these books too! I bought one recently to help me through GCSEs and they definately helped me de-stress! Lily xx

    www.lilyroserichards.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. If only I had thought of doing so during my uni time they would of saved me a lot of tears!



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  10. I have the Secret Garden by Johanna Bamford (you may recognise it, it's very popular) and I absolutely adore it!! I think they are especially great presents for other people :D I'd love to try more out and get some quality fine liners x

    Alice
    the-rose-glow.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah that one is beautiful! I agree I think my mam would even appreciate one of these!



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  11. I so want one! They seem to be a 'thing' since I have seen countless pics on insta <3 but nevertheless it's such a good idea and it's not a kiddy one

    zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah they are everywhere!



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  12. Been seeing these books a lot in my local Waterstones, I'm sorely sorely tempted to buy one as I foresee some stressful times in the months ahead!

    Hannah | Granite City Girl x

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    1. I would recommend one if you enjoy colouring in!



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  13. I've seen some of these in the book shops and really want to try them! They look so cool

    www.saltandchic.com // UK Fashion Blog

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    1. They do don't they?! Very therapeutic!



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  14. I love colouring books too =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They are so much fun for all ages I think!



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  15. My mum has some of these, I may need to steal them and have a go myself x

    http://thriftyvintagefashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You should they are so much fun! I think my mum would love one too!



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  16. I bought some of these recently and I've really enjoyed taking a few hours out to just colour. It completely relaxes me. I want to buy the enchanted forest next.

    Alice Anne // Annie Writes Beauty

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    1. That one looks lovely! The big books are so pretty but I refuse to spend that much!



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  17. I've actually heard of this and really interested in getting one for myself as I love colouring and do find it helpful for stress and relaxation xx

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

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    1. Yeah they are amazing for de-stressing! Might have to colour one in soon again!



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  18. Ooh, these are brilliant! I've been curious to try one of these adult colouring books for de-stressing for a while now, but I didn't want to part with too much dosh - these look like the perfect way to try it out. Great post!
    Poppy | http://poppyallanorma.com

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    1. Yeah they are so pricey aren't they?! These ones aren't too bad and perfect for on the go!



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  19. I've seen these everywhere recently and would like to give them a go! These are such a bargain... might have to take a trip to The Range :) x

    Polly Cat Contemplates

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    1. Let me know if you pick one up!



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  20. I love these! I was colouring with my younger brother the other day and I realised how relaxing it was. Definately going to get one of these!

    LaurieElle.com xx

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    1. I think they are great for all ages! Never too old to colour in!



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  21. I've just got a colouring book too can't wait to sit down with it and relax xx
    Glossy Boutique

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    1. It is so much fun! I love colouring in!



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  22. oooooooh!!!! this coloring book is so beautiful!!!! i still use lisa frank/my little pony coloring books. maybe it's time for an adult version?? ;)

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    1. Those were cool I used to love those!



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  23. I really want to get one of these, think they will definitely help with stress! I nearly got one from were I work but they were £5 and I thought that was a bit much, will try the Range, live local to one! xx

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    1. Yeah some seem a bit steep for what they are but these are pretty much the same just smaller



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  24. I love these, I really want to get myself one! I don't have range near me though! So I may have to pay a bit more

    Laura Likes Beauty xx

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    1. Try Amazon? Might be able to find one there



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    1. I know they are so great for stress!



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  26. I keep seeing people on twitter talking about these and I've been dying to buy one but the price puts me off! Definitely going to get down to the Range and buy one! What a bargain!

    Lovely post ❤️
    Megan
    http://megandoesbeauty1.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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    1. I know that was my problem too it seemed too pricey for what it was so glad I found these!



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  27. I've seen pictures of these but I haven't actually got myself one but I really think that I'm going to need to do after reading this as I love colouring anyway

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    1. Let me know which one you get!



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  28. I love these, they're so good for stress relief and using as a way to chill your mind out a bit :)
    Megan x
    London Callings

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    1. I agree! Nice to wind down with some colouring in away from technology :)



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  29. I've seen these books around! I will defo be trying them out, they look so fun, and definitely a great way to relax and chill out after a busy work day! :)

    Heather Xx
    100waysto30.co.uk

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    1. Oh definitely! I wish they were around when I was at uni as I'd of loved one of these to de-stress with!



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  30. I love these colouring books, they're so relaxing and a nice alternative to watching TV. I'm planning on taking mine on my holiday journey as you really lose track of time when colouring, so it'll make the journey more bearable :) Although, am I the only one who stresses when I accidentally go over the lines?xx

    Lissy | lissyslife.com

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    1. I agree nice to wind down away from technology! it can be stressful at times. Oh sounds lovely hope you enjoy your holiday!

      And definitely not I hate it and always want to rip the page!


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  31. I can't remember the last time I sat down with a good colouring book but I remember the hours just passing by when I used to colour in. It sounds like a good idea to de-stress and I might have to take it up again, such a good post.
    wink-beauty.blogspot.com

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  32. I love the adult coloring books. So relaxing! I'm really enjoying Johanna Basford's Secret Garden book at the moment. Simona xx (skysbookcorner.blogspot.com)

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    1. I love the look of that book but I can't bring myself to spend that much on one

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