Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Kawaii Box: December Edition!

Hello
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(Annyeonghaseyo)
こんにちは 
(Konnichiwa)
你好
(Ni Hao)

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It's time to get unboxing December's Kawaii Box.




First up we have a SANRIO COOKIES PLUSH PURSE, these cute little purses are available in 4 different characters: Hello Kitty, Pompompurin, Cinnamoroll and My Melody. I got the Hello Kitty purse and it's the cutest thing ever. it's really soft and good to keep loose change and notes if you don't want to leave the house with a bug purse.
£4.35


Next up we have a DIY NEW YEAR'S JEWELRY KIT, for me this is something that I will pass on to Skye as it's not something I use but I now she enjoys making necklaces etc but it is a cute little kit and colourful, I'm sure when she starts using I'll find bits all over the floor and even step on some.
£2.58


Next we have a HELLO KITTY XMAS COOKIE MOLD, I was really happy and excited when I saw this and have used them already, for new years I made shortbread and made sure I used these molds, I've also seen there are other molds available so I think I will be making a purchase of those as I love making and decorating Hello Kitty shortbread. I think I can honestly say this was my favourite item from the box.
£3.61


Next we have DISNEY TSUM TSUM CHOCOLATE, the packaging is super cute and the chocolate itself tastes really nice with the wafer biscuit inside, I'm not a big chocolate fan but for me this was the right size, especially when I'm trying not to eat and snack on as much junk food.
£1.03


Next we have a SHIBA INU 2018 DESK CALENDAR, how cute are these calendars? I love getting calendars from my Kawaii Box, I tend to use them to keep track of my favourite K-pop idols birthdays. There are 4 different designs available with all 4 being a different colour, all 4 are extremely cute. Each month also has the dog using a different facial expression so I can't wait to see each month.
£1.86


Next up we have SANRIO CHARACTERS PHOTO PROPS, I've not opened these just yet as I forgot to open them up to use on Christmas day as well as New Years eve but I think when it comes to me having a house warming party or a get together with friends I may just get them out. There are lots of different characters and varieties available and I got the Cinnamoroll photo props, so I can't wait to take some fun and creative pictures.
£1.70


Next up we have DISNEY TSUM TSUM XMAS STICKERS, there are 4 different sets of these stickers available: Mickey Mouse and friends, Frozen and friends, Winnie The Pooh and friends and Monsters Inc. Each stickers sheet has cute puffy Christmas stickers and I got the Monsters Inc sticker sheet. They're super cute, I was going to use them on some presents on the gift tags but completely forgot that I had them till it was too late, maybe I'll keep them safe for this year.
£1.62


Lastly we have a DISNEY TSUM TSUM XMAS CARD, these cards come as a set of 12 with the envelopes included, but we each got 1 at random in our Kawaii Box'. I am tempted to buy a set so then I have a few cards at the ready for this Christmas as they are cute and 1 of my favourite things: Disney. For a pack of 12 it's £5.75 so works out around 48 pence per card.
£0.48



Value of December's Kawaii Box: £17.23

Now let me get to the business side of the Kawaii Box subscription, remember whatever month you subscribe as long as it's before the shipment date you will get that months box. Each box comes with 10-12 Japanese and Korean kawaii items and no matter where in the month you subscribe you will get that months box shipped out to you so if you signed up on the 30th of November you would still get Novembers box as your first box. You get the choice of which subscription plan you would like, there's a 1 year plan which you pay $214.80 upfront and get a box free which works out around £175.11 and it ends after the 12 months, there's a 6 month plan which the site features as their most popular option which is $112.80 upfront which saves you $6 which works out as £91.96 saving £4.89 and this one also ends after the 6 months, there's a 3 month plan which is $59.40 upfront which they also advertise as the perfect gift idea which comes in at £48.42 which also ends after the 3 months and finally there is the 1 month plan which is the plan I am on which is $19.80 which is a re-occurring payment plan that you can cancel at anytime and works out at £16.14. All 4 plans come with free shipping and also an automatic entry into their kawaii megabox raffle valued over $100 (£81.52). If you're interested in subscribing or just even checking it out then click HERE to go to the site.

If you don't want to subscribe then check out the site BLIPPO where all the items featured in this post are available with many more kawaii items to choose from.


If you just want Japanese Candy they have a subscription box similar to the Kawaii box options you can check that out HERE.

Keep it Kawaii

See you soon!




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

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

GRAZE

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It's time to review my 6th Graze box.



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 RHUBARB & PEAR COMPOTE, this snack pot contains rhubarb slices, pear and cranberries.
The Benefits - This snack pot ticks off one of your five a day and is better than heading to the sweet jar to snack on something sweet and chewy and is made with real fruit.
- High in fibre
- Less than 150 calories
- Made with real fruit
- Suitable for vegans
The cranberries are really nice as well as the rhubarb, the rhubarb was a little tough but it was enjoyable all the same. I wasn't a fan of the texture of the pear but the taste wasn't impacted on because of the texture, it did still taste nice. I would gladly snack on this snack pot instead of some sweets.



Next up we have CHOCOLATE PRETZEL DIPPERS, this snack pot contains cocoa hazelnut dip and lightly salted pretzel sticks.
The Benefits - The pretzel sticks are baked and then lightly salted and the cocoa hazelnut dip is made with real hazelnuts and blended with cocoa and milk.
- Source of fibre
- Less than 150 calories
- Made with real hazelnuts
- Suitable for Vegetarians
The pretzel sticks are really nice just as a snack on it's own, the dip tasted a little different to the chocolate dips that I'm used to but it did taste really nice. The pretzel sticks and hazelnut dip work really well together and are really nice. What I love about this snack pot is that you get a mixture of a sweet and salty taste, for me also there was just the right amount of the chocolate dip.



Next up we have APPLE & CINNAMON FLAPJACK, this snack pot contains apple & cinnamon flapjack.
The Benefits - Their flapjacks are baked in small batches so that the whole rolled oats keep all their natural goodness. This snack is a healthy snack and a source of fibre, vitamin A and manganese, which are nutrients that work together to support the immune system and protects cells from oxidative stress.
- Made with real oats
- Source of fibre
- Source of manganese
- Suitable for vegetarians
This flapjack is really soft, chewy and moist, the flavours really work well together and it's a perfect snack to have along with a cup of tea or coffee. I really do enjoy Graze's flapjacks, I'm still to find a flapjack just as good as theirs.


Lastly we have TWIST OF BLACK PEPPER POPCORN, this snack pot contains salt and pepper popcorn.
The Benefits - Each portion is less than 150 calories, which is far lighter than your standard cinema popcorn, it's high in fibre  and a source of vitamin E, which is a nutrient that helps protect cells from oxidative stress.
- High in fibre
- Source of vitamin E
- Less than 150 calories
- Suitable for vegans

I didn't try this popcorn so I can't give a full review of it but if I remember correctly from my past subscription I did enjoy this popcorn, I think I preferred it to the slightly sweet popcorn.

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
LEANNM1KR

See you soon!



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

Bye

Monday, 15 January 2018

TRCNG - Who Am I

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(Annyeonghaseyo)
こんにちは 
(Konnichiwa)
你好
(Ni Hao)




For today's K-pop post I'd thought I'd introduce you to a group that only made their debut just 3 months ago back in October 2017, today's post is for their 1st Single Album Who Am I.

TRCNG are a 10 member boy group formed by TS Entertainment, their group name stands for Teen Rising Champion in a New Generation.
The group consists of:
Jihun

Hayoung

Taeseon

Hakmin

Wooyeop

Jisung

Hyunwoo

Siwoo

Hohyeon

Kangmin


On the 22nd of December 2017 Who Am I teaser images were released for Jisung, Hohyeon and Kangmin.
Jisung
 Hohyeon
Kangmin On the 23rd of December 2017 Who Am I teaser images were released for Hayoung, Taeseon, Hyunwoo and Siwoo.
 Hayoung
 Taeseon
 Hyunwoo
Siwoo
On the 24th of December 2017 Who Am I teaser images were released for Jihun, Hakmin and Wooyeop.
 Jihun
 Hakmin
Wooyeop
On the 29th of December 2017 the M/V trailer for title track Wolf Baby was released.
Owned by TS Entertainment
On the 1st of January the main promotional photos for Who Am I were released.



On the 2nd of January Who Am I was released both physically and digitally with the M/V for title track Wolf Baby also being released.
Owned by TS Entertainment

Both Jisung and Hohyeon are credited on the lyric writing for I Am and title track Wolf Baby.

Who Am I peaked at No.21 on the Gaon Albums Chart.
So far the M/V for Wolf Baby has gained 2,904,320 million views through TS Entertainments official YouTube channel and has also gained 246,979 thousand views through 1theK's official YouTube channel giving Wolf Baby a combined view total of 3,151,299 million views, with views increasing each day.

Who Am I is set out in a hardback book style case, following their dark concept throughout the M/V for Wolf Baby, the styling also follows the styling from the M/V.

Track List:
I Am
Wolf Baby
Utopia







 










 






 
 
 


 



  TRCNG are definitely my male rookies of 2017, coming from TS Entertainment I checked them out on their debut because I was curious on what sound they'd take on and I was really surprised. I watched Wolf Baby on it's release and after one listen I'd downloaded the single album onto my iPod as well as buying a physical copy of the album too. Even though there are only 3 tracks, each track is different and amazing, utopia really reminds me of B.A.P'S Blind but even though it does remind me of that song it's still very different, their vocals are amazing and I would even risk saying that Utopia is my favourite song so far from TRCNG. For a 2nd release Wolf Baby is pretty amazing and is doing pretty well for them as it placed at No.4 on M Countdown.
Check out the tracks below.


I Am

Utopia

Wolf Baby

So far as I get to know the boys I have to say my favourite member is Hohyeon just because I love his voice and his rap style and I think one of my favourite parts of Wolf Baby is his "I'm thirsty now". I'm really excited to see what the future holds for TRCNG and I will continue to cheer them on, I will eventually get a physically copy of the debut mini album so I can share it with you.

Are you a fan of TRCNG?
Do you have a bias?
Are you a fan of Wolf Baby?
Do you have a favourite track from Who Am I?
Let me know in the comments below.

See you soon!


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