Wednesday, October 19, 2016

#ProductReview: Halloween Haunters Standing Strobe Reaper Prop #HalloweenHaunters

I love Halloween! It is a tie between Halloween and Christmas for my favorite holidays. I just LOVE to decorate and collect things to decorate with. Christmas is all about homemade crafts, but Halloween is all about the crazy things I can put on my porch and lawn. My kids absolutely love the things that make a lot of noise and if I can set them up to turn on automatically, even better. That's why the Halloween Haunters decorations by TCP Global are perfect for us. In exchange for my honest opinion, I received their Standing Strobe Reaper Prop. There are a lot of different things available, but I liked this one the best.

Halloween Haunters

The reaper comes with everything you need to use it immediately in my video, you will see me take it out of the box, set it up, and immediately use him. Actually, you'll also get to see me fumble around trying to figure out what activates him which takes a little time. You will want to see the whole video though because I turned him on to surprise my son and his friends when they got off the bus. So you get to see three six year olds see it working for the first time in daylight. Anyway, he stands five feet tall. I have him on my porch so he is actually taller than most kids and the same height as the adults that will be walking by for trick or treating. He comes with the poles and stand to stand him upright. His head and arms are repositionable. We ended up eventually putting a hand on the porch railing to help keep him standing up when it is really windy. Otherwise, he stands perfectly. He is mostly made of a really long cloth that covers the stand, but inside of the cloth is his rib cage. I was a little surprised by the rib cage until I turned him on. There is a light inside the rib cage so when he turns on, the ribs are visible through his robe. There are holes cut in the robe that make almost a face. My son had to point that out to me. The head and hands are plastic, but he has lights in his eyes so they turn on as well. He makes scary laughing noises too. The sounds last about a minute.

Now, how he is activated...I thought it was a motion sensor at first, but the sensor is in the back of him which didn't make sense to me. You cannot move the sensor at all. It is sewn into the robes, which is great because you won't pull the cords out of it when you move it around or store it at the end of Halloween. Instead of being motion sensor, it is a sound sensor. If you clap loudly near him, he will go off. I haven't hand him go off from someone talking near him though, so the noise does need to be reasonably loud. I am putting a skull near him that does have a motion sensor so when the skull goes off, it will activate the reaper. We will have a chain of effects going off, but I think it is pretty cool.

He's really sturdy and made of really nice quality materials. My kids play with him every time they go outside and he is still working two weeks later. He came with batteries, which I believe were two double A's. So it doesn't take a lot to keep him powered. I really love him. I wish I could get more items and I really wish I had a tree in the yard because they make a ton of things that hang. We are going to plant a tree this spring, so in the future I will slowly be collecting more items from the Halloween Haunters collection for my tree.


You can purchase the Halloween Haunters Standing Strobe Reaper Prop from Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JBD42C8

Saturday, October 15, 2016

#ProductReview: Best 60 colored gel pens ink rainbow art set #promotion

Having a wide range of colors for pens is something that I am very happy to have. Fly Pen has supplied me with a set of 60 different colored gel pens in exchange for my honest opinion. This set comes with its own carrying case that rolls up and ties in order to allow you to carry them with you.

Fly Pen Rainbow Gel Pens 1

There are several types of pens in the set. You have pretty much every color you could need. There are metallics, glitters, neons, and standard colors. I will say that the pens are not labeled so it is kind of hard to figure out which are which. The caps help a little, but I do wish that there was something a little more obvious. The glitter pens have little white dots on the pen casing, so those are easy to identify. The neon colors and standard colors are subject to your opinion on what is actually neon. I decided to organize them in the carrying case so that the neon colors and standard colors are grouped by the color itself, i.e. reds, pinks, blues, etc.

Fly Pen Rainbow Gel Pens 2
Fly Pen Rainbow Gel Pens 3
Fly Pen Rainbow Gel Pens 4
Fly Pen Rainbow Gel Pens 4

The case, that you can see in the first picture, appears to be made out of a nylon or burlap material. The pens fit rather snugly in most of the case and perfectly in about a fifth of the spots. The pens come already in the case and they are in the slots alternating directions. For instance, the cap will be at the top for the first pen and the second will have the cap at the bottom inside of the little pocket flap. That flap is there to help keep the pens from sliding out when you have it rolled up. This method of storing the pens is so that the caps don't all line up causing the pens not to fit.

Fly Pen Rainbow Gel Pens 5
Fly Pen Rainbow Gel Pens 6

Writing with them is a breeze. They appear to have a small roller ball in the tip. They write very smoothly. They also will write on pretty much anything. I want them because the number one thing I want to write on is Aida cloth. If you don't know what that is, it is for cross stitching. I have been cross stitching Christmas stockings for my family and it is way easier if I draw the pattern on the cloth ahead of time. Using different colored pens helps me to identify what color floss I need to use while cross stitching. They work wonderfully for my crafts.

Overall, the pens are great, but I wish they had a color or type written on them to help identify them easier. Also, the carrying case, while extremely handy, needs to be a little longer so that the pens can be put in it a little easier.


You can purchase the Best 60 colored gel pens ink rainbow art set by Fly Pen from Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FPSCNLU

Monday, October 3, 2016

#ProductReview: Onairmall Moon Love Heart Luminous Necklace #GlowInTheDarkNecklace

Halloween is just around the corner. It's time to stock up on things that can be used for decorations or costumes. Every year that I was of trick-or-treating age, my mom would dress up as a witch. She had a hat, black robe, and witch's nose that she would use gum glue to hold onto her face. She even painted her face green. I figure that there will come a day when I do the same thing and reuse the same costume over and over to take my kids out trick-or-treating. Onairmll has supplied me with the perfect necklace for my future witch costume in exchange for my honest opinion. It is a silver looking moon with a dangling heart that has a stone that glows in the dark. I have received no other compensation for this review.

Onairmall 1

This necklace is made of copper with white gold plating. It comes with the chain which is approximately 16 inches with an inch and a half extension. It has a crab claw clasp. The pendant itself is fairly sturdy, but I wouldn't wear it all the time. Being that it is made from a soft metal, it can be bent and possibly broken. A great piece to wear with a costume though. The little dangling heart is made like a locket. If the ring that holds it on the moon ever breaks, it can come open causing you to lose the glow in the dark stone. I would be careful with that portion. On the other hand, you can use this knowledge to change out the colored stone as well.

I found that when I left it under the lights in my kitchen, it glowed at night, but it was very subtle. Instead, it works better if you let it soak up sunlight. I hung it on my canopy outside and let it soak up sun for a whole day and it glowed bright enough to capture in my video. It's not super bright. Someone standing ten feet away probably would not be able to see it. However, it has a very nice glow. You will have to look at the video carefully. I could not get my camera to focus on is while I was wearing it in the dark, so no good glowing pictures of me wearing it.



You can purchase Onairmall Moon Love Heart Luminous Necklace from Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I1FAC94

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