Sunday, October 14, 2012

Bic Mark-It Permanent Marker Smiley Mission!

                   I was one of the lucky ones to receive the Smiley360 Mission for Bic Mark-It Permanent markers. 

                   If you aren't aware of what Smiley is..." Smiley360 is a community of people who love brands. Members participate in "missions" in which they receive products for free in exchange for sharing their opinions both online and offline. The goal is to get people talking about the product and to give feedback to the product manufacturer."*
                  You receive "smiles" on a point system so the more you share the more you earn. The more smiles you earn the higher your level is and the result is you are included in more missions. So the more active you are, the more free stuff you get. 

                                                    What I received!

                   Obviously if you are reviewing and sharing about the Bic marker Color Collection, you will need the markers. I received a large 36 pack of all the Mark-It permanent markers. Bic is well known for having great products anyway, but I have been in love with these coloured permanent markers since they were first released. 

                  The plastic case they come in is pretty sturdy and opens to reveal 3 compartments of markers, pastels, more Earthy tones, and some that are more neon. No more boring black permanent markers for me... but just in case you really love your black permanent markers, one is included, and they all have fun names like Tuxedo Black, Peach Parfait, Plumtastic Purple, and Meadow Green..because, why not? 

                                Also included in the package was your choice of a single large pumpkin decoration kit, a mask kit, a witch hat kit, or a small 12 pack pumpkin decorating kit. I choose the 12 pack kit for a HouseParty I am throwing soon (look forward to more on that later!!!). 
                                    The 12 pack pumpkin kit included a cylinder of Darice Decorative Fruit Pumpkins, 1.4 oz bottle of White Craft glue, a stiff bristle paint brush and 4 huge bottles of loose  craft glitter.                                                            
                       The glitter was from Oriental Trading Company and was a standard loose craft glitter in fall colours. They came in a deep red shade, a burnt orange shade, a golden yellow-y orange and a  deep green. I'm looking forward to a huge mess with that! I will write an updated blog post later after the the HouseParty to show off how they were decorated. ;)

* Info pulled from direct from their website.
***FTC:"I received a 36-Pack of BIC Mark-It™ Permanent Markers
for free from Smiley360."

Friday, October 12, 2012

SugarPill Cosmetics Review

   I have a previous review for SugarPill Cosmetics written on my main blog and wanted to link it here without republishing it... Check it out HERE if you would like to read it!

                   SugarPill will always get a 5 out of 5 little birds from me!

Influenster Naturals Vox Box 2012

            Though it sounds like a carrier of the flu it is not! is a subscription service that allows users to sign up and complete surveys and tasks to receive a box of relevant items to review. 
             After signing up you have to qualify for a vox box before you can receive one. I missed the first 5 after signing up and it was very frustrating, but don't give up! You must be active on the site. Complete tasks, reviews, earn badges and sign in frequently and be patient! 

             Best thing about the site is it's completely free!

                                       My FIRST Vox Box!!

             I received the Naturals Vox Box 2012.  It contained some pretty cool natural items.
                  Information card containing prices and information of each item.

                 Cards with coupons, info and a nectresse sweetener sample.

 Lypsyl Intense Protection lip balm, Clean Well Alcohol free hand sanitizer wipe, Boost energy vitamin drink, Maxi-Hair natural hair and nail vitamin supplement.

                      And a Dish Drying Mat from Bed, Bath and Beyond.

       My personal opinion of all the items... not a bad collection overall. The dish Drying mat is the most used item in the box. The sample items were all one use deals and I did not redeem the coupon for the GeoDeo Deodorant. (It was a pay full price for the GeoDeo and get a free lip balm). The general consensus on the GeoDeo seemed to be that it didn't work and I didn't want to spend the money on it if I didn't think it would be worth it. The lip balm wasn't bad but I'm not a huge fan of the mint flavor/scent but overall moisturizing. And the flop of the box is the Boost drink... it tastes like orange death and it does nothing for me...besides make me gag.
        The drying mat is useful when I need a place to dry the fragile glasses while washing the dishes or to sit the larger pots when I run out of room in the drain board.
         I give the Naturals Vox Box a 3 out of 5 little birds.