Gel Pen LOVE & a 3-DAY Etsy Promo!!!

 I need to admit right away that I am a LOVER of colorful pens, so I am always excited when I get a pack of new pens from Pentel to review!!! I love using different colored pens because it helps to keep my notes, ideas, and other things I deem important at the time I write them down organized and distinguishable. I also am a highlighter whore and have every color and style I can find. Between my highlighters, my sticky notes and my pens....I could have a disorder of some type..hahaha. I can never have enough office supplies and great pens are like gold!! 

Well, I have to say that I really like these pens!!  They are light, yet sturdy and very comfortable to write with.  The blue ones were not as smooth as the rest of the pens, which was a little odd. The point felt a little scratchy on the paper, but the color was fantastic!! Here is the Pentel EnerGel X Roller Ball Retractable Gel Pen ...

Pentel EnerGel X Roller Ball Retractable Gel Pen

This next model was much smoother and I loved the variety of colors. Cosmetically, it does not look or feel differently from the first model, but it seemed like the ball-point was a bit thicker. Some prefer the thinner points, but I would much rather have the thick ball-point so my writing is clear. 

Here is the  Pentel EnerGel X Roller Ball Retractable Gel Pen

Pentel EnerGel X Roller Ball Retractable Gel Pen

This next model was also very smooth and wrote nicely on both thin and thick paper. I think this one was my favorite; however, I only received one color - black. What I like the best about this one was that I did not have to press down hardly at all, which can be a nice feature if you are writing for a long period of time.
Here is the
Pentel EnerGel X Roller Ball Retractable Gel Pen

Pentel EnerGel X Roller Ball Retractable Gel Pen

And last, but not least, is the mechanical pencil!! I can't say much about this little guy except that I love everything about it except the eraser. The eraser is very small and will not last through even one piece of lead. I always have a separate eraser to use with pencils, but I do appreciate when the mechanical pencils include one that can be rolled up and replaced easily. What I really like about this pencil is that the tip does not un-screw if used for a long period of time. I am left-handed (not sure if that has anything to do with this) and so many of my mechanical pencils will un-screw at the tip if I use them for periods of time. This one stayed nice and tight.

Here is the Pentel EnerGize X Mechanical Pencil
Pentel EnerGize X Mechanical Pencil
Overall, I really like these pens and not one will go to waste..ha!! The only negative thing about the Gel pens that all of them smear easily when a highlighter is used over the ink (see the second picture below). It is not really a big deal if you have several colors to use, but this might be a bit annoying if you are using the black or blue and need to highlight anything. 

Shoplet's promotional products are also high quality. My husband and I own a HVAC business in Arizona and we buy these items all the time to give away & it can definitely get very expensive... even for the stuff that falls apart..haha I am thinking about getting some 3AM Teacher promo stuff made to leave at our community pool, gym and welcome center. Everyone loves free stuff, right?? 

I thought I would also allow you to get some freebie love as well, so I am having a 4cc-Day ETSY Spring PROMO Buy 3 Get 1 FREE sale!!! Get a FREE set (of equal or lesser value of the lowest priced item) for every THREE sets you purchase at my Etsy shop!! 
1. Visit my Etsy shop and add the items you would like to your cart

2. Do NOT add your FREE choices to the cart.

3. Once you have chosen the sets you would like to purchase, click on the your cart and proceed to checkout.

4. THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP: On the checkout page, you will see a section at the bottom labeled, NOTES. In this section, please include your free choices here. There is no limit. You will receive a free set for EVERY 3 items you purchased.  I added something to my Etsy cart, so that I could show you a sample of where to enter your free choices. At the bottom, add your free selections to the "note to..." section BEFORE you checkout. 
Etsy is NOT an instant download. Once your payment is processed, I will receive a notification that will include your note. I will then send you the digital download links for your purchased and free items. This promo does not apply to bundled sets.

Please feel free to spread the word about my promo using the cute little promo image above. Since I am now doing this full-time, I could use all the help I can get in spreading the word.

Thank you for stopping by & I hope you have a very blessed week!! Feel free to grab the bright sun at the beginning of this post.


  1. Your post had me hooked when I read the headline on Facebook! I love Gel pens also. I have to get a pack of these. Some gel pens just do not live up to my expectations! Or my students. We use them a lot. I wanted to ask a question about the Etsy store: If we buy things from your Etsy store are we able to redownload at a later date? I love Etsy and was just wondering. Love your things so much! Visit me at Teaching By The Sea Pam

  2. Hi Michelle - Etsy is great - I've been finding more clipart there that is a little different and unique to make my products stand out more. Love all your stuff. I will have to visit your store there. :o)
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  3. Oh I feel your love of office supplies!!! I found some markers that were fine liner at one end and permanent marker at the other end for $2! Needless to say I bought the store out of them!!

    Thanks for th etsy link! I only go on there for wedding stuff but now I've found your things I think I'm about to have my credit card confiscated!

    Sally xx

  4. Thanks for the ray of sunshine at the top of this post! :)

  5. My favorite gels are by Pilot. Love the purple and teal.... Just wish they didn't smear.
    The Lightbulb Lab

  6. Love your etsy shop! I think I bought everything in it over your Super Bowl Sale! I love that purple pen!


    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  7. I, too am a penaholic. It's good to know that there are more out there. Do you think it has something to do with teaching? :)


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