I never realised (I am blonde BTW) that at each end of the marker there is a line, one thin and one thick, to indicate the brush/tip side. I am constantly taking the end of the marker only to find I have the wrong one so this piece of information will come incredibly handy...DOH!! The other thing I learnt is that these markers are refillable so knowing that the life of the marker can be extended when verging on empty was a celebratory moment!! To refill you need a pair of tweezers and the corresponding ink refill (same that is used for the Stampin up ink pads) You gently pry out the nib and add a few drop into the tube of the marker and insert the nib back in.
The Stampin Write markers from the brights, subtles, regals and neutrals can be purchased separately for $5.75 each or as a colour set for $54.95 (10 Markers) Neutral is $43.95 (8 markers). The new incolour sets are $27.95 (5 markers).