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HSN Gets on Board with ‘Cute’ Personal Safety

Fast-growing personal safety lifestyle brand, Blingsting, gets a boost on national television with.

 

DALLAS, TX | SEPTEMBER 2018 –

Blingsting is pleased to announce its partnership with the country’s premiere home shopping retailer, HSN.  In December 2017, Blingsting launched the first product of their personal safety lifestyle collection on HSN, with continued plans to introduce their other fashion-focused yet practical safety products throughout the remainder of 2018.   http://www.blingsting.com

 

“We’re excited to continue our partnership with Blingsting, offering customers personal safety devices with a fashionable twist on function, said Margoe Frazis, Director Buying – Home, HSN. “Blingsting’s founders are true entrepreneurs and we are proud to support their passion to change women’s perception of personal safety.” https://www.hsn.com/

 

Blingsting’s concept is simple:

If personal safety products are attractive, girls are more likely to be excited about carrying them, which leads them to be more engaged in their personal safety.  The line of pepper sprays, personal alarms, emergency hammers, first-aid kits and more are designed with current boutique trends as the number one focus.

 

Founder and CEO Andi Atteberry explains, “One of my top goals when starting the company 6 years ago was to get the collection on TV.  I knew if people saw it, they would understand it, and it would sell.  And the team at HSN gets the vision.  They have been instrumental in giving us a chance to bring the idea that being safe (and cute) is more than a product idea.  It’s a lifestyle choice and we are building a brand around it.  It’s so exciting to be able to communicate that to HSN’s millions of loyal viewers!“

 

“This has been a year of unprecedented growth at the company, and we are thrilled to continue building the Blingsting brand into 2018 with HSN as one of our most significant retail partners,” says Gabe Mazzone, President and co-founder of Blingsting.

 

The first product to debut on HSN was the company’s heart-shaped personal alarm.

The 115-decibel panic alarm which doubles as a super-cute and glittery purse-charm sold out in the initial airings, with a continued solid sales performance in subsequent airings ever since.  Upcoming plans include the launch of Blingsting’s signature rhinestone keychain pepper spray, with other products in the works, airing this fall and into the peak holiday season.

 

Looking forward to an exciting Q4 on HSN!

 

Contact blingsting:

info@blingsting.com| http://www.blingsting.com

 

Contact HSN:

Alycia Brito | Alycia.brito@hsn.net | 727.872.7119

Our Personal Alarm is a Girl’s Best Friend

Puppies are a girl’s best friend, but when you’re watching out for your doggo who’s watching out for you?! We want to make sure you both are set and protected with our personal alarm keychain for women – Ahh-larm! by Blingsting.

Walking our dog is one of our favorite activities! Being outside with your best friend and watching them have all the fun in the world is everything. Your pup is smiling and looking out for squirrels and you’re on your phone snapchatting their silly strut. We want you to have fun and we want you to be safe!

A girl's best friend is our personal alarm

Our personal alarm is perfect for walks with your pup. The 115 decibel alarm will scare off any attacker and alert anyone within your surroundings that you’re in danger.

Personal alarm for women by blingsting

 

Let’s Talk Situational Awareness!

Let’s talk situational awareness dollfaces! Our company is here to make you as safe as possible, but you need to smart too! The key to staying safe is STAYING AWARE. If you are constantly aware of what’s going on around you, you are less likely to find yourself in a dangerous position.

Here are six tips to STAYING AWARE and STAYING SAFE:

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STAY OFF YOUR PHONE

Don’t walk around constantly with your head down! While you’re walking to your car, to class, to your office, with your groceries, don’t be texting or tweeting. Keep your head-up buttercup!

 

 

Watch body language safety tips by blingsting

 

WATCH BODY LANGUAGE

Keep note of the people around you and how they’re acting. Do you notice someone staring at you a little too much?  Acting shifty or dodgy? Following you a little too close? People that are watching you, tend to copy your movements.

 

 

 

find the exits safety tips by blingsting

FIND THE EXITS

Always know the closest exit to you and how to get there. When you’re panicking, you don’t think straight. So knowing ahead of time where to go and visualizing it, will make it almost instinct to run the right way.

 

Look around safety tips by blingsting

LOOK AROUND & KEEP LOOKING

Don’t give your surrounding just one look over.

 

Trust your gut safety tips by blingsting

TRUST YOUR GUT

Your instincts are primal and chemical, trust them. If you don’t feel right about something or someone, remove yourself from your situation asap. Better to look like an ass that be in trouble.

 

 

 

Have a plan safety tips by blingsting

 

HAVE A PLAN

Always know where your blingsting safety products are and how to get to them quickly. Our personal alarms and pepper sprays clip easily onto anything, so keep them close!

 

 

 

 

 

Our Blingsting Girl Talks Safety Precautions

Our founder and CEO Andi Atteberry talks safety precautions and tips to empower and protect yourself from abduction.

NRA TV interview Blingsting Safety Precautions in wake of Mollie Tibbetts

Like the rest of America, Mollie Tibbetts’ story terrifies us and reminds us of the dangers that other people can put us in. At Blingsting we like to focus on the glitter and the sparkle of the world but the truth is not everything is glitter and sparkles. And that’s our main focus, staying cute but most importantly staying safe.

To shop our safety products visit our website  https://www.blingsting.com/

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Follow us @loveblingsting for more safety tips on how to stay safe and cute!

Our Top 5 Safety Tips to Stay SAFE + CUTE this Semester

Top 5 Safety Tips for the Upcoming Semester:

Lock Your Doors

Lock Your Doors by Blingsting

With so many people living in a small area, don’t be an easy stop. Almost 30% of burglars enter a home through an unlocked door or window.

Avoid Being Distracted By Your Phone

Avoid Distraction from your phone

When you’re walking to class, your car, or your dorm, keep your head up and aware of your surroundings.

Learn the Campus

Learn the Campus

When you’re walking to class, your car, or your dorm, keep your head up and aware of your surroundings.

Stay Sober

Stay Hydrated and Stay Sober

Might not sound exciting, but staying sober and watching what you drink is key to keeping you aware of your situation and being smart in your decisions. Stay away from anything called ‘Jungle Juice’!

Stop the Sexy Selfies

Stop the Sexy Selfie

Don’t become a target of some creep. You might be posting so your ex sees how ‘over it’ you are (we get it), but you never know who is watching your content.

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Meet the Team Behind the Bling!!

This is the Bling team and their three favorite things!!

Andi CEO of Blingsting

Andi / CEO

Jason Aldean

Fox News

Prosecco

Andi’s favorite color Blingsting Pepper Spray:

 

Ashley / Sales Director

Crystals

Soul Cycle

The Ocean

Ashleys’s favorite color Blingsting Pepper Spray:

 

Deanna / Operations Director

My Kids

Coffee

Flip Flops

Deanna’s favorite color Blingsting Pepper Spray:

 

Jennifer / Visual Designer

Drake or The Kardashians

Patio Weather

My Bulldog Gus

Jennifer’s favorite color Blingsting Pepper Spray:

 

Gabe / President

Baxter

Steakhouses

Fishing in Alaska

Gabe’s favorite color Blingsting Pepper Spray:

 

Kathy / Online Orders Manager

Baxter

Steakhouses

Fishing in Alaska

Kathy’s favorite color Blingsting Pepper Spray:

First-Aid is so Clutch

Adulting is super hard.

That’s why it helps to be as prepared as possible, but who wants a huge heavy duty tackle box sized first-aid kit taking up space everywhere. Our adorbs rose-gold gemstone first-aid kit is cute, compact, and perfect for so many things:

Car Storage First-Ait Kit

Car Storage

Putting into your car console to hold bobby pins, sunglasses, hair ties, chapsticks, and other essentials you don’t want floating around.

Gift set first-aid kit

Bridesmaid’s Gift

Thinking of things to put together for a bachelorette weekend or the wedding day? Our Gemstone First-Aid kit is a great gift or additional gift to give your special girls!

Period Tampon Holder First-Aid Kit

Hello Aunt Flo!

Don’t want tampons floating around in your purse, gym bag, or work bag? Stick them in our First-Aid Kit to secure them and keeping them from spilling out in front of the new cute marketing manager.

Beach Bag First-Aid Kit

Beach Bag

Going to the beach, you get caught up in all the fun and forget to keep tabs on your keys, phones, etc. Throw them into this clutch to make sure they’re there and water protected!

 

Our Gemstone First-Aid Clutch is perfect, versatile, and functional! first-aid kit clutch by Blingsting

New designs for 2017 – pepper spray, alarms, and more cuteness

Hey y’all!  I’m so excited to show our newest designs for 2017.  This year is all about GEMSTONES and METALLICS … check out the new designs for the blingsting pepper spray, the ahh!-larm personal alarms, and our newest product – the First-Aid Clutch.  It’s everything.

Campus Safety: That’s what we do at blingsting

School’s back in session, and that means so many more opportunities to nail being safe and cute at the same time.  Of course ,campus safety is a huge issue facing many colleges around the country … it’s always in the news and from what we found out at University of Texas recently, it’s always on a girl’s mind. And some campuses are safer than others, but you can never be too careful. Lawstreetmedia.com adds that the top offenses on campuses are forcible sexual offenses, robbery, and aggravated assaults, and even sometimes murder.   They also ranked the most dangerous campuses in the country.

CAMPUS SAFETY: CHECK OUT COLLEGES WITH THE HIGHEST CRIME RATES (2015)

  1.  University of Illinois at Chicago
  2. University of California at Berkeley
  3. Illinois State University
  4. Harvard University
  5. University of Hawaii at Manoa
  6. Pennsylvania State University
  7. University of Virginia
  8. Northern Arizona University
  9. University of Southern California
  10. University of Michigan

That being said, blingsting is on it.  We are starting small and heading out to schools around our home state of Texas to spread the word:  safety doesn’t have to be ugly!  Campus safety can actually be semi-fun and by being engaged and excited about your pepper spray, you take the first step in becoming more aware of your decisions.  Many of the girls we spoke to at UT said they always have safety on their mind when walking on campus at night, coming home from the gym or the library.  They also told us that partying (while totally fun) is a dangerous part of life in college.  We agree.  We remember.

We had a blast at Texas and will continue to visit other campuses to show girls that campus safety is always priority numero uno.  Fortunately, the girls absolutely loved the blingsting – and we had lots and lots of interest, which is never a bad thing.  Here’s a little bit of what we heard, when we asked them what campus safety means to them.

 

 

 

And some more shots!  Adorable!

Texas student holding blingsting pepper spray promoting campus safety Texas students taking selfie with blingsting pepper spray promoting campus safety campus safety event by blingsting at university of texas Texas girl student holding blingsting pepper spray promoting campus safety

 

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The stun gun just got cuter. Say hello! to the Stunning Gun

We’ve just launched the newest personal safety product that is going to totally up your safe + cute game:  the Stunning Gun!  So, it’s a stun gun, and it’s stunning.  There’s no other possible way to describe it.  We made the Stunning Gun because, well, our customers asked for it.  First it was pepper spray, then the personal alarm, then the emergency escape hammer … we just can’t stop taking things that girls NEED and making them into things girls WANT.  It’s so fun!  You can shop it right here.

Stunning Gun rhinestone stun gun by blingsting

Looks so cute!

Some top FAQ’s about stun guns!

WHAT IS A STUN GUN?   

A stun gun is a device that is used to immobilize an attacker without causing serious injury. It is typically administered by an electric shock. A stunning gun is exactly the same, except the appearance, it’s cuter.

WHEN CAN I USE MY STUN GUN?

First thing is first, always check your local laws in regards to the carry and use of stun guns. If allowed, you should carry your stun with you at all times. Keep it in your purse while you’re on the go or by your night stand when at home. Keep is somewhere safe and so that you know where it is at all times. Stun guns should only be used if you feel physically threatened by someone. “A person is justified in using force again another when and to the degree the actor reasonably believes the force is immediately necessary to protect the actor against the other’s use or attempted use of unlawful force.” (Sec. 9.31. TX Penal Code.)

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A STUN GUN AND A TASER?

The very first thing to know about a stun gun is that is not a taser. A stun gun is a personal defense item that requires you to make physical contact with the attacker in order for them to feel the electric shock. It is considered to be a “close proximity self-defense item.” On the other hand, a taser is a device that actually shoots and projects an electric shock on to an attacker from a distance. Tasers do not require physical contact but each device does have an effect range. Tasers are typically carried by law enforcement and in most states it requires an additional weapons permit to carry.

HOW DO I USE MY STUN GUN?

We hope that you are never in a position where you actually have to use your stun gun but if you are, we are glad you have it to protect yourself. To use the stun gun, push the “ON/OFF” switch up into the “ON” position. You will know it is “ON” because a red light will appear and indicate that the device is in “Ready to Fire” mode. Make sure to have the top portion of the device, where the two metal prongs are, pointed at the attacker. Keeping your fingers clear of the top portion and prongs you should then activate the stun gun by pressing the black button above the red light. You will hear a loud crackling/popping noise and an electric arch will appear between the two prongs. Again, make sure to come in contact with the attacker when activating the stun gun.

DO I NEED TO MAKE PHYSICAL CONTACT WITH MY ATTACKER TO STUN THEM?

Yes. Plain and simple. In order to shock the attacker, you must make physical contact on their body with the two prongs while pushing the activation button.

DOES THE SHOCK WORK THROUGH CLOTHING?

It sure does. The stunning gun will shock through clothing but for the absolute best results, find an area where the attacker’s skin is exposed or find the thinnest area of their clothing. The level of shock will be effected by the thickness of the clothing. So in the case, the thinner clothes or the more skin, the better.

 IF THE ATTACKER IS TOUCHING ME WHEN I SHOCK THEM WITH MY STUN GUN, WILL I GET SHOCKED ALSO?

No. If the attacker is touching you, you will not be shocked. The shock provided by the stun gun will not conduct from one person to another. The effects of the shock are localized only to where the contact is made.

WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF A STUN GUN?

While effects of the Stun Gun do not cause serious injury, they are effective and will bring the attacker an extreme amount of discomfort and pain. In a nut shell, the stun gun sends a shock wave to the nervous system and essentially over works the muscles. This causes severe pain. The impact of the shock is affected by the size of the attacker and how long you shock them for. The longer the device is held on the attacker, the greater the pain. See below for further explanation on the length of a shock and its effects.

A short blast (1/4 of a second): This will startle the attacker. It can cause minor contractions and have a repelling effect. If your attacker lets go of you, get up, get out, run, and call the police.

A moderate blast (1-4 seconds): This can cause the attacker to fall to the ground and cause mental confusion. This will deter further attack but they will be able to get back up very quickly. As soon as they begin to fall, make your break to safety and call the police.

A severe blast (5 seconds or more): This can immobilize an attacker. It will cause disorientation, loss of balance, falling to the ground, and leaving them in an unpleasant daze for several minutes. If possible, this should be your goal. Again, once the attacker has fallen to the floor, get out and call the police.

WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO USE A STUN GUN ON AN ATTACKER?

The most effective areas are also the most painful. The chest, back, stomach, thighs, and groin area will have the most impact as points of contact. The face and neck are effective and painful targets as well. Think large muscle groups, that is the ideal place to shock an attacker.

CAN YOU KILL A PERSON WITH A STUN GUN?

No, you cannot. Typically speaking, stun guns have very high voltage but very low amps. While voltage causes pain and fatigue for the attacker, it does not cause permanent physical damage. Amps are what can severely hurt someone. Most stun guns have around 5-10 milliamps and it typically takes about 20 amps to kill a person.

IT IS ILLEGAL TO CARRY A STUN GUN EVERYWHERE?

No, it is not. Each state has their own laws for the use and carry of stun guns. Be sure to check your local state rules and regulation before purchasing a stun gun.

WHICH STATES RESTRICT STUN GUNS BY LAW?

See below for several notable mentions. However, we advise you to check your local state laws and regulations before purchasing a stun gun.

Stun guns are prohibited for both sale and possession in the following states: NY. RI. DC. HI. MA. & NJ.

Some form of permit to purchase and carry stun guns is required in the following states. This ranges anywhere from a license to carry in public, to a Firearm Owners ID card, all the way to a concealed pistol permit. Check within your state for specific details: CT. DE. IL. IN. LA. MI. ND. & WI.

CAN I TAKE MY STUN GUN ON AN AIRPLANE?

Yes, you can. However, you must check it in your luggage. In addition, if the batteries are lithium metal then they must be taken out of the device and carried on board. Check with your airline and airport to determine applicable rules. Also, be sure to check if your destination allows the use and carry of stun guns.

WHAT TYPE OF BATTERIES DO I NEED FOR MY STUN GUN?

For the Stunning Gun, you will need (3) -CR 123 A Lithium Batteries.

HOW LONG WILL MY BATTERIES LAST?

With normal use, your batteries should last up to 2 years. If there is continual testing or use of the device, the life time of the batteries will of course, decrease. It is recommended to check the strength of your device periodically. This can be checked by the loud crackling noise and electric arch. Both should remain strong and loud. If the sound or arch appears weakened, it is time to change the batteries.

HOW MUCH DOES A STUN GUN NORMALLY COST?

Like anything you buy, the quality of the items largely effects the cost. Mainly the features and strength of the device. Stun guns typically run between $40 – $100.  Our Stunning Gun is $70!

Stay safe and cute!

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