A while ago, I had the chance to review Shag Factory’s Flower Power Peace bullet from Babeland.com. I thought it was a cute little thing, but it had a serious problem – the silicone sleeve ripped maddeningly the first time I tried to remove it. This was a major issue, since it had to be removed, or at the least removed far enough to be able to open the bullet and remove the paper inside to actually turn it on. I tried it several times and it ripped worse and worse, leading me to disappointment, man. I was definitely not groovy.
Apparently a batch of these toys with defective sleeves were sent out, and Babeland offered to send me another one to try. I liked the design and the idea of the first one – it was just the sleeve that didn’t behave as expected – so I agreed to try out another one.
This time my Flower Power toy is the Happiness bullet, which comes in the same adorable retro-looking packaging. The Happiness is a buttery, lemony yellow that’s the color of sugared lemon drops. The bullet is yellow as well with a black push button on the bottom. The sleeve is covered with raised flowers and the outlines of smiley faces to add stimulation, and it has the same raised flower nub at the tip as the Peace bullet.
Dude, I was apprehensive about trying to get the sleeve off, but I had much more success this time. It’s hard to get off, but – unlike last time – it can be removed or at the very least slid up enough to get the cap off of the bullet. You have to work it to get it up, but even pulling and tugging on this sleeve to do so didn’t cause it to rip or tear. Once you’ve got the paper off of the batteries so it’ll activate, you can push the bullet back all the way into the sleeve, or you can leave it showing enough to unscrew the bullet base easily. I tried removing it and replacing it several times and the sleeve didn’t tear at all, so it does seem like the previous toy had a sleeve made from a bad batch of silicone. Adding a little bit of water-based lube to the bullet also helps get it in and out of the sleeve.
The Happiness is the same size as the Peace, at 2 3/4″ long and 1” in diameter. The bullet is small and fits right up in the sleeve. It has 3 speeds – low, medium, and high, which are cycled through by pushing the bottom button. A fourth push turns the bullet off. The batteries are standard LR-44s and the bullet takes three of them. They’ll last for up to 80 minutes (less on the highest speed) and should put out enough to get you off before they die. The vibrations are pretty quiet, although they’re buzzy and a bit high pitched.
Cleaning the Happiness is easy – it can be washed with soap and water and patted dry. It’s best to remove the sleeve and clean the bullet and sleeve separately, especially if you’ve put lube on the bullet to insert it. The package isn’t ideal to store this in, but it can be stored in a bag or drawer. I’d recommend storing this as two pieces, so you can lube the bullet and insert it more easily into the sleeve. The batteries should be removed before storage so you get more use out of them.
So, Did It Work? This worked much better than my previous Peace. Since the sleeve wasn’t ripping, I was able to try this out and enjoy it as it was meant to be used. The vibrations from the bullet traveled well through the sleeve, and although they aren’t super strong, they are enough to use for foreplay before bringing out the big guns if you need them. The Happiness also works well for me as an after-toy, when I’m much more sensitive and more receptive to lower vibrations.
The design all over the sleeve is cute, although I didn’t find it stimulating during use. I did like the flower on the tip, though – it wasn’t super hard and worked nicely on my clit.
Overall, I think this is rather fun and whimsical, and if you like moderate and more buzzy vibrations, this bullet should help you get your groove on.
Thank you to Babeland for sending this to me to review again! If you want a little Happiness (or Peace or Love), you can pick up a Shag Factory Flower Power bullet for yourself from Babeland.com .
This product was sent to me for free in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.