Disclaimer: I received a #SelfieKit from MakersKit for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own. I was not financially compensated for this post.
Is it just me, or are selfie sticks everywhere? I can’t even count how many we saw during our recent trip abroad. As much as I am sure we all like to joke about them, I’m not gonna lie, I kind of wanted one. I had the perfect reason to try one out recently, too. One of my best friends is getting married in a few months, and a group of 20 girls converged upon San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. 20 girls together on the town = lots of opportunities for selfies.
MakersKit is a company that caters to DIYers (both the dabbler and the hardcore alike). For the dabbler, they sell various kits that basically give you what you need to take on various DIY projects, but without needing much creativity (or scouring craft stores for supplies). Many of their projects are perfect for DIY gifts, like a Fresh Herb Garden Experience and Gents Experience Box for example. MakersKit was kind enough to send me a #SelfieKit to review, and another as a gift for our beautiful bride-to-be.
The kit, which comes boxed and gift-ready, included a telescopic selfie stick, a Bluetooth phone camera remote, and cardboard cutouts with sticks and adhesive (more on this last part below). The selfie stick was a good quality and securely held my iPhone 6 even with my vanity case. The part that holds the phone rotates and tilts to different angles, but only holds the phone landscape style. The Bluetooth remote was super easy to pair with my phone, and doesn’t require any special apps. Clicking the button works directly with the iPhone photo app, whether the phone camera is forward or backwards facing.
Now here is where the DIY comes in: the kit came with a few pieces of cardboard that had things like moustaches, glasses and a pipe. You have to cut them out yourself, then you attach them to the popsicle sticks with included adhesive dots. In just a few steps you have some DIY “photobooth” style props to use along with your selfie shenanigans.
|I also bought some additiona "photobooth" signs from Party City|
|Too much fun!|