Review: BiC

If you know me you know I love all things crafty, nerdy and so on. Well this love does include these wonderful things called pens! I have been given the opportunity to review and do a giveaway featuring products from BiC’s Back to School line-up.
This is something I decided to draw up to really test out these products! I could easily just write  few words and call it a day. However I am such a nerd when it comes to pens and such that I really had to give these pens a run for their money! Haha.

I love writing. I am a huge fan of things hand written and I just really enjoy being able to hold a pen and write what it is I want to say. Like for example; I made my mom a photobook for her birthday and I had my SIL, brothers, nephew, my son and myself all write hand written letters to her and I scanned them in to the computer and then had them put into the book. You can see that Here.

Having something typed up just isn’t as personal as something handwritten. Handwritten beats computers any day!

When I was in high shcool I use to love making all my notes color coordinated! I loved being organized and having all these cute little pens and such to help me stay organized. Being organized is so important. Even more so when it comes to school. School isn’t always easy and when you have everything in order it makes it a little easier to get stay focused. I know I can’t focus is everything is messy. Actually, I can’t sleep if my room is a mess!! So FORGET even trying to do homework when I have notes all over the places and books everywhere.


BiC for Her Marker Pens. OMG These babies are my favorite!!! I’m not a fan of pink really but I do love these. I haven’t looked yet but I am going to look to see the colors they have available. If these is it I hope they come out with more colors. I love using these type of pens for my drawing. They write so smooth! No leaking or smearing and man I do like that!!! I also love the design on these pens!!

BiC Automatic Mechanical Pencil. I love these pencils! It’s like a mini gadget! You use the eraser to get the point to come out. Hold the eraser in and you can push the point all the was back in. The eraser turns so it can stay put away or come out. And the clip on the pencil, it you pull it up the eraser pops out and the pencil tips pops all the way in. I love how smooth this writes. I love that the lead isn’t super think either. I loved having these pencil’s as a kid but they lead was always too thin and would break on me. Before I knew it I was asking my mom for more lead… which would never go over well!! hahaha

BiC for Her Gel Pens. I love these pens! I love that they have a rubber grip which is great when your hands get all sweaty (yeah I know gross but it happens, don’t lie… you know it does). It write nice and smoothly. There is no skipping which means the ball doesn’t get stuck which is something i love. I hate when that crap happens.

BiC Tech 2in1 Stylus & Pen. Haha, I love this thing!! First, The pens is awesome. It writes nicely and again, no skipping which mean the ball doesn’t get stuck. I love how it has the stylus on the end! I only have my phone to use it on but it made somethings so much easier to do! This is really a neat little gadget I love having on hand!!


Bic Z4 + Roller Pen + Bic Z4 + Roller Pen Neon. – These are the same pens. You have the basic colors and neon colors. Something I notice with these is when you first use them the ball gets stuck. I used these in my drawing and once the ink got flowing I no longer had a problem. I really love the colors available and I really love how they write. Nice and smooth. These are great for making notes on the side of your main notes. I loved doing that!! I know such a nerd! haha. The colors are nice and bright and easy to read!

BiC Round Stic Grip. These are somewhat of your basic pens just in neon colors. I really liked these pens. They design is simple and basic like your normal BiC pens but these are neon colors! Again, I had no problem with the ball sticking which I loved. I really thought they would for this set but nope! Everything wrote nice and smooth!!

And last… BiC Brite Liner Highlighter Tape. Who has bought the White out tape? I have!!! And I could never get that stuff to work right! It would always skip and the tape would get all messed up I just ended up throwing it at the wall and calling it a day! Haha. Well When I saw these is the box I wasn’t too sure how I would feel. I really thought this would be another failed attempt to an awesome idea. Well I was wrong! First, The tip twist so you can protect the tape and the piece  that is in the middle of it. It goes on smoothly and doesn’t skip (unless your 5 year old decided to play with them… Yeah lets not go there…lol). I really like this!!! No problems at all. The work great, go on smoothly. I also like this… You can erase it if needed!! How awesome is that???




I took pretty pictures of all the pens in their packages and then I decided I didn’t want to share pens in the packages plus the writing, plus the actual whole pen, plus my drawing… so I trashed those pics! Haha. These are all the pens I received and as you can see they are all so very awesome! I really enjoyed testing these babies out!!  The designs are awesome. Some simple, some different and some girly! It was a mix of everything and I have to say I loved everything!!! I have no issues with anything listed here! Everything wrote very well.

As you can see from the first image, I really tested them out! It took me hours to draw that so I really put the pens to work and truly was able to test them out. Considering this was a non stop drawing besides for the usual potty break these are pretty awesome. No issues on something that took like about 5 hours or so to draw and color.

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Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above in an exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was provided. All opinions are 100% my own.

Amanda Kee


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    September 8, 2013

    I need to get my hands on to those marker pens!! I love your doodle, little miss doodlebug! <3

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    Stormy Gonzalez

    September 8, 2013

    Totally have to get these! I love the highlighter tape – and that is twists into itself. Nothing worse that unused whiteout (or in this case, highlighter) tape all over the bottom of your backpack! If I were to win, I would totally use them for school … and hopefully catch a serious case of the doodles. Yours looks awesome!

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      Nikki Estelle

      September 8, 2013

      Fyi: I got the card and let me just say..your handwriting is amazing and your doodles are freaken cute!!!

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    Nikki Estelle

    September 8, 2013

    I would absolutely love this product! I would use it for college that I start next semester.

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    September 8, 2013

    I LOOOOOVE pens!!! I have a huge collection of them since being a fine arts major in college. I always enjoyed using them for projects, drawing and just writing. I agree nothing beats handwritten, some of my favorite typefaces are handwritten. These are all amazing and how awesome you got to try them out. I would love a set of these to do some artsy stuff with..

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    Viccy H

    September 8, 2013

    I’m a little bit of a pen nerd too, lol
    Good luck to all the entrants – gutted I can’t enter as I’m in the UK :-)

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    Tasha (@xocanadianangel)

    September 8, 2013

    Haha! I had to laugh at the beginning of your post. I’m such a crafty nerd myself! LOL! I love cool pens too! These look like really great pens. I like the variety of colours. The writing looks very smooth as well :)

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    Alicia S.

    September 8, 2013

    Crazy pen lady! LOL I love pens too. I have a few cup fulls of em’. I love your doodles! They’re always so cool looking.

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    Growing Up Madison

    September 8, 2013

    I would totally give these to my daughter who’s a high school senior. She loves pens. :)

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    Nancy Younger

    September 8, 2013

    I’d use the pens on my planner and other random stuff :)

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    Erika Moore

    September 8, 2013

    I’d use them on my planner, daughter’s planner for school…write notes, grocery lists…etc.

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    September 8, 2013

    I love office supplies! Haha, I have like 8 packs of unopened pens. I want these!

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    September 8, 2013

    Those look neat! I think I’d use them mainly for work but writing the occasional note is good too :)

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    September 8, 2013

    So want that stylus pen!

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    Kelley Gaudette

    September 9, 2013

    If I won these I would give them to my daughter. She loves arts and crafts just like me and would love to create all kinds of things with these.

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    Laura Ann

    September 9, 2013

    I’m a stay at home mom so I would use these for Just because.

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    September 9, 2013

    If I won, I would use these in everyday life. I love and collect pens :)

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    Annie Mai

    September 10, 2013

    I’d be using them to write in my planner, possibly doodle to start decorating my almost-new home :P

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    Alyssa C

    September 10, 2013

    I would LOVE to win this!!!!

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    Rose @ chaos organized25

    September 10, 2013

    I am a self confessed office supply addict and a office supply horder. Can’t wait to use them if I win for randonums around my house!

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    Misty Marie Battle

    September 10, 2013

    For school!

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    Rambling Momma

    September 10, 2013

    I would love to win because simply put, I love Pens, in fact I collect them :)

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    Alicia S.

    September 10, 2013

    How awesome is this!? This is every pen hoarders dream. :) It’d be so awesome to win!!

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    Renee Guerrero

    September 10, 2013

    OMG! My dream! I have such a pen fetish! I love pens, to doodle and plus the highlighter tape & tech 2IN1 stylus & pen would be awesome for my job! :)

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    Risa White

    September 10, 2013

    i’d be using em just because! i am a writer and i am constantly doodling or writing short stories, poems, etc. :D

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    Mistee W

    September 11, 2013

    I love pens and these pens look like something i would use everyday!

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    September 15, 2013

    I love pens and Bic is my favorite brand! I use them all the time at work and I would love to have more colors to make my notes more festive!

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    September 19, 2013

    i would use them for myself and to also note my daughters firsts! i lovee to doodle, these would be helpful and to share some with my mom who works for a school (:

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    September 21, 2013

    For tot/home school! You have to have pretty pens for schedules and planning…. right?!?!?! ;-)

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    Amberlee Cave

    September 21, 2013

    I would use them for everything! I am extremely obsessed with pens, but my girls always take them! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Tara C

    September 21, 2013

    I’m a writer, and a mom of four (who all love to write and draw), so I’d be using them for absolutely everything!

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    Linda Bradshaw

    September 21, 2013

    I would use for everything. I would put some in my purse, give some to the kids, and keep some on my desk.

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    October 1, 2013

    Do you show the names of winners of your giveaways? I was wondering who won the Bic pens.