Friday, 24 November 2017

Fangirl Monthly: October Box

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안녕하세요 
(Annyeonghaseyo)
こんにちは 
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你好
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As I mentioned at the end of September's post, Octobers Fangirl Monthly box is Sailor V.
Many people that are fans of Sailor Moon knows that Sailor V is a sailor scout also known as Sailor Venus but what some people may not know is that Sailor V appeared before Sailor Moon and she has her own little manga series called Codename: Sailor V, which shows us how Minako Aino becomes Sailor V and her rise to popularity for which we see at the start of Sailor Moon, all the merchandise being sold and certain sailor scouts idolizing her.
Shall we check out the goodies from the box?





First up we have an EXCLUSIVE SAILOR V/SAILOR VENUS POSTCARD PRINT, this is our usual postcard print created by Mayu Matsumoto. I think this postcard print is really pretty and I love the colours, design and imagery.


Next we have our CUSTOM SAILOR V MASK COTTON JEWELRY POUCH, when I think of Sailor V I think of the glasses she wears to hide her identity. I love that it's her glasses that are used for the design on the jewelry pouch.


Next we have a CUSTOM LOVE ME CHAIN INSPIRED BRACELET, as soon as I saw this bracelet I couldn't help shouting out love Me Chain in my head, in the series she wears it around her waist as a belt to which it extends when she uses it to attack and protect. I love this bracelet but my wrists are small and I'm scared that when I wear it it will fall off.



Next we have SAILOR V RED STUD EARRINGS, these are designed like the red earrings she wears herself, they're really pretty but sadly my ears are no longer pierced so I can't wear them.


Next we have a CUSTOM ACRYLIC SAILOR V MASK PENDANT NECKLACE, I love this necklace, I love that it's designed like her glasses she wears to hide her identity. The necklace is a really good length and fit, I think you could get away with wearing it for any occasion, it's really easy to put on and take off and one of my favourite necklace's from Fangirl Monthly.


Lastly we have a SAILOR V CRESCENT MOON COMPACT PIN BY GEEKMEPRETTY, this pin has to be my favourite item from the Sailor V box and it's not the first time we've had a pin from GeekMePretty, their pins are really well made and designed are absolutely gorgeous. I'm wanting to buy a new coat before I attach this and my other pins to it.

It's now time to get into all the business side of the Fangirl Monthly subscription box, whatever month you subscribe, as long as it's before the deadline you will get that months box, if it's after the deadline you will receive the next months box. Each box comes with 3-5 anime and manga inspired jewelry, accessories and goodies from a selected series each month. You get the choice of what term of what subscription plan you would like, there's a 6 month plan which is $102/£83.69 and renews every 6 months until you cancel, there is a 3 month plan which is $52.50/£43.08 and renews every 3 months until you cancel, and finally there is a monthly plan which is the plan I am on, which is $18/£14.77 and renews every month until you cancel. You are able to skip any of the months boxes if you need to for any reason. These boxes do not include shipping and each shipping price varies for where they are shipping to, I pay £24.81 a month which is including shipping. If you are interested in subscribing or fancy checking them out then you can head over to the Fangirl Monthly website.




I love all the goodies we got in our Sailor V Fangirl Monthly box, but I have to say my favourite items are the pin and necklace, I'll be going out for food soon with some friends so maybe I'll be brave and wear the bracelet with the outfit I wear. 
I won't be getting November and December's boxes as I am unfamiliar with the series' that they are spotlighting, November's box is Inuyasha, which I have heard of and seen in my local Waterstones but I have never read or watched the series and December's box is Revolutionary Girl Utena (Shoujo Kakumei Utena) which is a series I am completely unfamiliar with as I've never heard of the series.

Moon Power, Transform
- Sailor V -

See you soon!



안녕
(Annyeong)
さようなら
(Sayonara)
再见
(ZaiJian)

Bye

Thursday, 23 November 2017

GRAZE

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It's time to review my 3rd Graze box, so shall we get started?



Each box comes with 4 healthy portioned snacks, that is picked by the Graze team based on your preferences when you subscribe, you also get a little info card that tells you whats in each of your snack pots.


First up we have SESAME GARLIC CRUNCH, this snack contains oat bran sesame sticks, garlic sesame sticks and multigrain soy rice crackers.
The Benefits - A lighter Asian snack pot, instead of a Asian takeaway snack and made with oat bran making it a source of dietary fibre.
- Source of Fibre
- Less than 150 calories per pot
- Made with Turmeric
- Suitable for vegans 
- A crunchy alternative to Crisps
Personally for me I want to give this snack another try and popped into like to be able to get it again but for me on my first time trying them I thought the sesame sticks were a little bland but I loved the rice crackers, so I'm hoping I would get a different experience trying this snack again.


Next we have PROTEIN PEANUT BUTTER DIPPERS WITH BAKED HEMP STICKS, this snack pot contains 100% pure peanut butter and hemp dippers.
The Benefits - The peanut butter is made from 100% peanuts, which is a good source of natural protein and dietary fibre and contain their own natural oils and flavours. Hemp seeds are also used for the dippers, making it a healthy tasty snack.
- Source of protein
- High in fibre
- Less than 150 calories
- No added sugar
- Suitable for Vegans
I absolutely loved this snack, it's one of my favourites overall from Graze Box, the dippers taste nice on their own as well as when dipping them into the delicious peanut butter, my only criticism for this snack for me is that there isn't enough peanut butter.


Next we have BANANA CAKE WITH AN AFTERNOON INFUSION, this snack pot contains banana cake and an afternoon infusion teabag.
The Benefits - The banana bread is made without butter and instead it's replaced with rapeseed oil, which is only 7% saturated fat and is a good source of omega 3 and omega 6.
- Only 63 calories
- Suitable for vegetarians
- Comes with a graze teabag 

I always enjoy the tea and cake combinations from Graze, I don't think I've been let down yet. The tea was really nice, I brewed it in my little teapot for one. The flavours of the tea went really well with the banana cake which tasted gorgeous.


Lastly we have SLIGHTLY SWEET POPCORN, this snack pot contains popcorn plain and simple.
The Benefits - Each portion of Graze's popcorn is less than 150 calories and is far lighter than the standard cinema popcorn. It's high in fibre and a source of vitamin E, which is a nutrient that protects cells from oxidative stress.
- Less than 150 calories 
High in fibre
- Source of vitamin E
- Suitable for vegans
- Light alternative to crisps

I've not yet opened and had the popcorn but from what I remember from my last subscription is that they were really nice and once you started eating you couldn't stop, it was very moreish. It's very rare that I crave to eat popcorn but thankfully the expiration date is normally a while, which is a bonus.

Now it's time to get into the business side of the Graze box, each box comes with 4 snack pots with snacks had selected just for you from your preferences you give the Graze team from over 100 choices. Each box is £3.99, with your 1st box being half price on subscription, You can choose between having your personalised box delivered through your letterbox every week or fortnightly with also the choice of being able to skip a box or take a holiday if you're away when you box is due. You can also earn rewards by simply being a loyal grazer, by rating and and reviewing your box. If you are interested in making your own Graze subscription then head over to the Graze website.

Here is a code to help you on your way and get your 1st, 5th and 10th boxes for free:
LEANNM1KB

See you soon!


안녕
(Annyeong)
さようなら
(Sayonara)
再见
(ZaiJian)
Bye

Monday, 20 November 2017

GOT7 - 7 For 7

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こんにちは 
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你好
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We're back with GOT7 for this weeks K-pop Monday and their latest Korean comeback, 7 For 7 which is their 7th mini album.

On the 19th of September a teaser video was released titles 7 For 7.
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On the 24th of September the 7 For 7 schedule announcement was released.
On the 26th of September the 7 For 7 track list was released, revealing that their title track would be You Are. On the 27th of September 2 group teasers were released.

On the 28th of September 3 teaser images were released.

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On the 29th of September a lyric video teaser was released for You Are which was produced by member BamBam.
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On the 30th of September JB's teaser images were released.
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On the 1st of October Mark's teaser images were released.
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On the 2nd of October Jackson's teaser images were released.
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On the 3rd of October Jinyoung's teaser images were released.
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On the 4th of October Youngjae's teaser images were released.
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On the 5th of October BamBam's teaser images were released.
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On the 6th of October Yugyeom's teaser images were released.
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Also on the 6th of October the You Are image video was released with vocals by member JB.
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On the 7th of October the You Are M/V teaser was released.
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On the 8th of October the 7 For 7 album spoiler was released.
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On the 10th of October the You Are M/V was released along with the digital and physical release of their 7th mini album 7 For 7.
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On the 13th of October the You Are dance practice video was released.
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The next day on the 14th of October the You Are lyric video produced by BamBam was released.
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All the members participated on the album with Jinyoung co-writing and co-composing track Firework. Yugyeom wrote and co-composed track 내게 (To Me). JB credited as Defsoul co-wrote and co-composed Teenager and title track You Are, Youngjae credited as Ars along with BamBam co-wrote Moon U, with Youngjae also co-composing the track. Jackson, Mark and BamBam co-wrote track Face and BamBam co-wrote and co-composed Remember You.

7 For 7 peaked at No.1 on the Gaon Albums Chart, No.20 on the Oricon Albums Chart, No.1 on the Five-Music (Taiwan) Albums Chart, No.6 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart and No.1 on the Billboard World Albums Chart.
Gaon Sales:
251,340+
Oricon Sales:
5,296+
Totalling:
256,636+
The You Are M/V has so far gained 21,798,307 million views, with the views continuing to increase each day.

7 For 7 was released in 2 versions, a Magic Hour version and a Golden Hour version, the album is set out in a paperback book style case with the the Cd at the back, the Cd designs are different colours corresponding to the version it belongs to. The photo books for both versions are completely different, with them having pretty much the same layout as well as the sane lyric book in the centre. The albums also come with 3 random photocards: 7 For 7 version, which with all 7 of the cards connects to make the GOT7 logo on the back, a Making version and a Selfie version. If you pre-ordered the album you also got the added bonus of a special postcard book, one for each version.

Track List:
Moon U
Teenager
You Are
Firework
Remember You
내게 (To Me)
Face

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I have both versions of the album as well as the pre-order postcard books and I love the pictures and styling in both versions and the colours used are gorgeous but I have to say my favourite pictures are the ones of them members in silhouette with a gorgeous sunrise/sunset behind them. This comeback Youngjae really caught my eye and it's the first time he's been my bias wrecker, I've always adored Youngjae and often jumped to his defence if someone was putting him down or being disrespectful towards him but this comeback id the first comeback that I looked at him thinking OMG he's really a good looking guy. I've always known he was a good looking guy but always thought he'd be the guy that would be a close male friend that you would go to for everything. This comeback really has been a good comeback for GOT7, I'm just really gutted that their first title track created by a member didn't win any music show trophies. With each comeback they never fail to surprise me and they never disappoint me either, each track is amazing with a different sound.
Check them out now.

Teenager

Face

Remember You
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내게 (To Me)
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Firework
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Moon U
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You Are

I can't wait to see if we get more title tracks from them that are wrote by the members, they always create such amazing and beautiful songs especially Jinyoung and JB.

Were you happy to see JB had participated on the title track?
Do you have a favourite track from the mini album?
Let me know in the comments below.

See you soon!


안녕
(Annyeong)
さようなら
(Sayonara)
再见
(ZaiJian)
Bye