Monday, March 4, 2013

What's the Bzz?

I have been a member of Bzz Agent for many years now.  It is this nifty little program that started in 2001, giving companies an opportunity to share products/deals with consumers.  Usually the items are new or something they are testing to see how the market will like it.  You would get a product or coupon in the mail to test something.  Then you were asked to share with your friends and family and report back.  Funny because it was WAY before the real advent of what social media is today. 

This month, I got to be in on the Neutrogena Cosmetics campaign.  Anyone that knows me, knows that I am a basics kind-of gal in the makeup department.  But it isn't necessarily because I don't like makeup, but I am not always sure what the heck to do with it.  For the most part, I wear coverup, powder, blush, and either eyeliner or mascara.  I wear eyeshadow pretty much only on date nights.

I got my BzzKit in just the other day though, and was pleasantly surprised with the contents: 2 basic Crease Proof Eye Shadow pencils, Healthy Lengths Mascara, and a MoistureSmooth Color Stick lip gloss.  Nothing was super crazy outlandish that couldn't be worn on a regular basis, even if I don't usually wear eyeshadow.  They were in nice neutral tones, that allowed me to try them out just because rather than wait for a night out on the town.  The lipgloss smelled AMAZING - seriously just like watermelons.  And the mascara is something I am constantly on the hunt for, though it wasn't waterproof.

Ironically, a good friend also received her kit at the same time.  We compared notes.  The Crease Proof Eye Shadow goes on really nice and smooth and literally doesn't crease.  It also is very subtle and can be worn daily or as a base for a little more dramatic look.  We both loved the smell of the MoistureSmooth Color Stick and the application.  It doesn't have the stickiness that some of them do and goes on smooth just like the description.  The mascara at the time was a test still in progress, but it also turned out to be the biggest surprise love in the bunch for me.

I have been having a mascara issue recently.  It doesn't seem to matter whether it is waterproof or not, they end up leaving residue under my eyes by the end of the day.  I put it on in the morning and even ran in the afternoon.  It barely moved!  There was a little, after all, I had a decent paced run.  And did I mention that it ISN'T waterproof.  I tried it again for a date on Friday and it lasted throughout the evening.  Woot!  I might have found my new mascara.  So exciting and better yet because it was FREE.   

So while, yes, I was provided the products to review, I can honestly say I would recommend any of them.  I definitely will be buying more of the mascara and potentially checking out more colors in the MoistureSmooth Color Sticks.


  1. How does one get signed up for this cool gig? I'm interested in testing stuff too! =)

    1. It is free! I need to adjust the post to link to Bzz. Oops!


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