ATG Scotch 3M & Tombow Glue Pen | REVIEW

Creating is one of my passions so whenever I find out about a gadget that will make things a little simpler I am always on edge to try it out for myself. Since I received my Cricut there has been nonstop talk about the ATG guns by Scotch. All the crafters I follow have been saying that it makes crafting a breeze and works like a champ with almost all medias. Once my adhesive squares had run out, yes the scrapbooking ones, I decided it was time to give the advanced tape glider (ATG) a chance. At first I was excited and anxious as it is way bigger to work with then little mounting squares and a lot more expensive in comparison. There is a thing called coupon courage and let me tell you this was one of those times and on the way to the counter I also saw a glue pen to try too. Since the ATG is a larger tool compared to what I was used to I thought the glue pen would help cover any smaller intricate details that the tape glider couldn’t cover with ease. 

The next project on my list was to create two baby shower cards so there was no better time than to try out both products. Below is the video of me using the products while making this product. Instead of getting used to the product and premiering ways to use it I thought it would be more worth it for people to see me use it for the first time on a project. Each card I designed with my Cricut and thus I had big and small pieces to assemble. So here is the breakdown. The Advanced Tape Glider, it is tricky to insert the tape roll for the first time, however, it gets easier with practice I assume since it does have quite a bit of tape to roll through before trying to load it up again. Strengths include the ability to remove items after placement without damage, a high stick rating, fast to apply, no dry time, easy to remove adhesive if placed in the wrong area and it is pretty fun to use. On the other side the tape glider can be a little frustrating when trying for the first time. The device requires the movement to rub off the adhesive to release it from the roll. You’ll see this issue happen a couple of times where it simply wouldn’t release/ cut the tape in the video. For the only negative thus far though it isn’t really the device’s fault but more of a learning curve to get over. After a couple of attempts I had no further issues with it. No more little sticker squares for me, the tape glider has won me over. 

Onto the glue pen, it is shaped like a pen and in comparison to others on the market I did not want one that was similar to a liquid glue stick. There is no mess when using the glue pen by Tombow. It is similar to writing with a gel pen though it takes a little bit of work to get the first bit out. I do wish it was a bit more of a liquid consistency because it does take a lot of motions in order to get enough glue to come out of the pen to provide any significant stick. Once the pen does get going though it does work well for those little tiny areas that get easily ruined by the average glue stick. When it comes down to the price point I would say it is worth a shot if you work on projects with small pieces for cards only if you have a coupon. Would I purchase another one if it ran out, probably not, it would be less hassle to rip off a piece from the ATG gun and roll it into a small ball to use. 

If you have any questions about these two products that I did not answer already, let me know in the comments. 

XOXO Faith

Paint with Me | Natural Bliss

Throughout this project/ piece of art, life has drastically turned, which is crazy to think about. When I first started this project, we were not on lockdown and people were not going crazier than normal. Let’s be honest, people were crazy before, there just weren’t as many people as there currently are. No, I am not going to be talking about my opinion on any of the issues that are consuming what we used to call the “normal” day to day. Just a quick side note to respect each other in terms of space and tongue. If you cannot spread anything positive do not say anything.

How to: Clean White Shoes

Spring is coming, which means it is the official season for white shoes. Mine get used all year around but now especially they will be starting to rack up some heavy mileage. So… it’s time to take them out of storage but they do not look as good as you remembered? Before you jet off to the store for a new pair take a moment to revive some life back into them.

The Truth Behind | Fashion Hauls

Magazines, Pinterest, YouTube, and even the various people we cross paths with on the street spark inspiration for new trends, different styles and all things fashion. Recently, it has been brought to my attention that several famous youtubers and social media gurus spoke up about the fact that they buy items simply to use them as content. Fashion hauls are a huge part of this massive consumer issue of want, want, NEED. Titles such as “spending too much at Target” or “massive summer hauls” draw in a large crowd but why?

Easy Curly Hair Hairstyles

As a member of the curly hair club I wanted to share with you five trendy hairstyles. These will all work no matter what your hair type is however, I am trying them all out on my natural curly hair. All of these styles were experimented on day two hair. Dirty hair is easier to work with than day one when it comes to styling at least. All of these looks are practical since each one keeps your hair out of your face while still being effortlessly on trend.

Gym Shark First Impressions | Spring Haul

For a while now I have been keeping an eye out on a couple of brands that I have yet to experience myself. After watching a couple of review videos online for the brand Gym Shark, it seemed to be a bad idea to try as most of them harped on the fact that most of their items were not squat proof and were prone to camel toe. Two qualities no one wants from their apparel, especially their active wear. Now that the company has been around for a couple years I was hoping that things would improve which is why I decided to give them a shot.

Included at the bottom is of course an in depth review of each item in “real time”, kind of.

The reason this was not a try on haul was mainly due to the fact that pieces did not fit or were too see through to show.

The Details…

ITEM PROS CONS Size KEEP – RETURN
Fitted Cropped Leggings Gel StickyCompression Aesthetic Tight at Ankle(could wear, not squat proof) XS Returned

Gym Shark $30.00

Color Block Sports Bra DurableComfortableRemovable PaddingAesthetic No StretchTight(could wear) XS Returned

Gym Shark $35.00

Color Block Leggings Thicker Material Aesthetic No StretchTight(not fit past calf…) S Returned

Gym Shark $45.00

Knot Front Skater Dress BreathableDouble Lined Bust & WaistAesthetic See Through Skirt Hard to Button S Kept

Roxy $60.00

Menswear Set ComfortableDurableAesthetic Top- Not AdjustableSkirt- Real Buttons         -No Stretch S Kept

Abercrombie $65.00

As what is one item you recently added to your collection or are hoping to purchase for this new season?

XOXO Faith

Bizond Clothing Steamer | Review

If you are a true diva fashionista you check the tag prior to purchase to receive the full run down. One of the most important factors of course is the materials and care instructions. Does the dreaded word iron appear or not? While I attempt to stay away from fabrics that are prone to wrinkling, it seems as if there are always a couple of pieces that wrinkle up from time to time. If you are anything like me and dread dragging out the iron and ironing board, it is time to make a change.

Peel Off Face Mask Review | Bliss

For those of you that have seen my what I got for Christmas post/ video, you saw this product that I received for Christmas. I told you in the video that I wanted to do a review on it and I finally did! After watching those painful charcoal mask videos I was curious if this would be the same type of experience, since it states that it has moroccan lava clay in it.

Was it painful ?

Was the peel off satisfying ? ha

Did you have an allergic reaction ?

Is it worth the time and money ?

DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas |Christmas

Christmas is right around the corner! It is time to wrap all those gifts stashed in the closet. If you have not finished your shopping already, get to it. ha. Every year I try to be a little more artsy with my wrapping. Normally I end up drawing on a couple of brown paper packages which is why this year I wanted to change it up.