Saturday, January 16, 2016




English - Seraph of the End

Season - 1 of 2 

Genre -Fantasy/Action/Paranormal 

Episodes - 12 

Rated - R (Violence/Profanity)

One day, a mysterious virus appeared on Earth which killed every infected human over the age of 13. At the same time, vampires emerged from the world's dark recesses and enslaved mankind. Enter Hyakuya Yuuichirou, a young boy, who along with the rest of the children from his orphanage, are treated as livestock by the vampires. Even in captivity, Yuuichirou dreams big. He dreams of killing vampires. He dreams of killing them all.

REVIEW


Vampires, demonic weapons, blood everywhere.. Whats not to like? Take into account some light shonen ai and a rather cliche cast and you have an alright anime that starts to get better towards the end rather than amazing all throughout, good thing there is a season two! 

Yuuichirou (or Yuu) is a man on a mission: to destroy all vampires for destroying his family and killing his best friend Mikaela (Mika) here is the cliche; he is just so... Straight minded. Just kill vamps and nothing else, no friends or happiness or anything, just fight and kill. This makes him a bit one note and i ended up liking other characters more. Sure, he grows but its very slowly. 


Shinoa is another cliche. She is a lavender haired scythe bearer who teaches Yuu and the others of the demon weapons and generally kicks butt. She is quirky but can also be serious. She makes fun of Yuu and that just screams "love interest" its so tropy that it hurts but i still enjoyed her character. Plus, Big. Ass. Scythe. 

The other characters are not as rounded as i would like and i really would have liked to learn more about them. I liked yoichi and mitsuba and wanted to know more. I new wanted to also delve more into Mikas story. 


The artwork is clean and beautiful. Action scenes are wonderfully bloody as you would want with vampires and while there is no romance per say there are peeks of it and it is a nice pace (i dislike super romance fluff). The music is upbeat and the sound effects match well. Overall the anime is fair and i think if you loke vampires and action youll like this, just dont expect a whole lot of depth. 


Saturday, January 9, 2016




Episodes - 12

Genre - Action, Comedy, Fantasy

Rated - PG 13

The anime's story revolves around Nyaa-tan, the cat of Chinese astrology who wants to become a member of the Chinese zodiac. Nyaa-tan is simple and suffers from memory loss, and she tries various foolish ways to become a member. She meets Takeru Amato, a high school student who lives alone in Akihabara, and becomes a freeloader at his house. Little by little, she gets closer to her goal.

REVIEW


The description of this anime makes.it sound like a romance comedy, but it is not. Sure there are some cute moments and heart touchy feelings but id say this is more action than romance. 

For anyone familiar with the tale of the zodiac and the cat/rat fiasco you will be pleasantly suprised how they did it in this anime
 Nyaa-tan strives to be admited into the zodiac but its not that easy, she needs all twelve sol-lull seals from the other zofiac members in order to become admitted. That means fights, trickery, and even a bit of fan service!


 The art style is cutesy and prone to chibism. When the girls fight its in chibi form with outfits representing thier animal counterparts. This may get you thinking "what..why? I dont want this!" but trust me, its Bad Ass. The fights are a nice length and left me satisfied with the action to counterbalance all the zaney in between stuff, and there is quite a bit of it... One whole episode was just Shaa-tan (the snake) refreshing what happens in prior eps.

The characters themselves are a mixed bag. Some we see a lot of screen time some we see very little. Of course nyaa-tan and Takeru get a lot of screen time being the mains. Uri-tan (boar), Chuu-tan (rat), and Moo-tan (cow) get thier fair share more than others as well. All of them have interesting personalities though. 


Moo-tan i think is one of the most stand outish..for obvious reasons..and also because she loves Nyaa-tan so much. She also speaks half english and i laughed at her mixed sentences and sayings. Nyaa-tan is your typical big hearted but clumsy main who messes most things up, grows thtoughout, and has everyone root for her. Its a nice trope but its overplayed. I really liked Chuu-tan as a villian, she was mean and did not apologize for it. I also enjoyed Takeru but he was a bit stale, other than providing his home to the girls and sol-lull he didnt do much in my eyes. 


I wish the others where given more of a role, my personal zodiac Shima-tan (tiger) had little to do as did the horse, rooster, monkey, rabbit, etc. It would have been nice to see more personalities shine. This does not distract from the story and i did enjoy the ending, its a cute, funny anime with its sweet moments that i am sure many will enjoy! 


Monday, December 21, 2015




Excersize Swiss/Yoga Ball 

Sold By - NDN Line 

Product Type - Health/Fitness 

Price - $10.99 

Where to Buy - Amazon

Exercises abs, back, gluts, hips, arms, and other muscles. Available in 3 sizes, 55 CM, 65 CM and 75 CM

REVIEW

In the Beginning. Flat and lifeless.

First thing of note is this does NOT come with a pump. Either you need to already have one, get one, or use your own body air. I chose the latter and it was not too bad since I recieved the small size, if you go bigger id suggest a pump. 

Full of air.

When blown up it is this beautiful purple and white marbeled ball. Every ball is different because of this effect, no two will look thr same and I really like this unique idea. 

Easy to sit on. 

The ball is sturdy and thick but not uncomfortable. It is easy to sit on and I could really focus on my core without wobbling all over the place. It is still a challenge but i wont be falling off all the time. It comes with extra pins to hold the air in which is nice and if you want to you can take the air out to store it, it folds up very small and compact. 

Note - I have recieved this item in exchange for an honest review.

Sunday, December 20, 2015




Chomps Beef Snack Sticks

Price - Varies depending on box size

Where to Buy - GoChomps.com

Chomps Snack Sticks are new healthy snacks that recently hit the market and has quickly become quite popular in the Gluten Free, Paleo and Crossfit communities.  They use only the best 100% Grass-Fed Beef and the sticks are cured naturally.  Chomps are free of synthetic nitrates, nitrites and MSG. They're shelf stable for a whole year and the only natural preservative used is celery juice!  Best of all, they taste amazing!  

REVIEW

I was sent three flavours: Ptifibal, Crankin Cran and Hoppin Jalepeno for review and I was quite impressed with the flavour and quality of these.


They are not greasy like slim jims are and you dont taste the "health" of them, they just taste like delicious beef snack sticks! Thry are bigger than i would have thought, about as long as my forearm and as thick as my pointer finger. They are very meaty and i loved the flavours. Jalepeno being my favorite.


It was not super spicy and you could actually see the green jalepenos inside of it. Original was my next favorite and it tasted pretty peppery which i love and was seasoned well Crankin Cran was the odd one. I think they were going for a spicy sweet flavour but it just kind of missed, it tasted strange, not bad but not something i would get again.

All in all these are terrific on the go or anytime snacks that are kid friendly, diet friendly and paleo friendly. 

Note - I have recieved this item in exchange for an honest review

Tuesday, November 24, 2015




4 in 1 Chrome Showerhead with Hand Shower

Maker - HotelSpa

Product Type - Bath Accessory

Price -  Varies by zipcode

Where to Buy - Lowes

Patented 3 way diverter with anti-swivel nut allows each showerhead to be used individually or both together

Choose from 30 full and combined water flow patterns
Both showerheads have 6 settings and a 4-in chrome face

High power precision SpiralFlo dial design

Settings of each showerhead include: Power rain, Pulsating Massage, Hydrating Mist, Rain/Massage, Rain/Mist and water saving Economy Rain

5-ft super flexible stainless-steel hose with conical brass nuts for easy hand tightening

3 zone click lever dial with rub clean jets

Angle adjustable overhead bracket

Tool free installation

REVIEW

The HotelSpa 4 in 1 showerhead with handle ahower is really fun to have. I installed it quickly and the instructions where easy to understand. There was no need for tools or overly complicated directions and it took only minutes to set up. 


The water pressure on this is medium, not hard and not soft. Its less than what i was used to but it gets the job done well. The handle part is great for washing my dog and it extends far. However I did have to change out my handle head to one i was previously using because the one that came with this did not sit in the holder well and it tended to fall out when even touched lightly. 


I like that you can switch from showerhead to handle to both with a quick flick of a switch. You can also.change the water settings from misty to normal to even what i call "laser mode" quickly to suit different needs. I highly enjoy this showerhead/handle combo and its exceptional quality and looks. 

Note - i have recieved this item in exchange for an honest review
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Monday, November 23, 2015


Phi Naturals is an Amazon seller that specializes in health items. From sleep aids, muscle relief cream and more, Phi Nsturals has you covered. They have excellent customer service as well. I was given two items in exchange for my honest review. 



I very much need collagen for my nails and hair but taking a bunch of pills gets tiresome.and i tend to forget them, i do however drink a lot of coffee so this is nice to dump into that.

I use one tablespoon to 8oz of coffee and creamer. The powder does not dissolve quickly but i use my magic bullet to speed things up. This has a sour taste to it but its not bad once covered up with other flavors. You will notice it but its not wholly unpleasant.


My nails have become a bit harder and do not break so quickly. My hair feels softer if not thicker or fuller. This takes time to work but it does eventually. If you can figure out a way around the taste and remember to take it your good.



I have a heck of a time falling asleep. I have tried everything from oils to reading, exersize and even heavy duty pills. Nothing has worked so i decided to try these and wasnt expecting much.

These DID work...to a degree. I took two a half hour before bed and nothing. An hour later i was starting to yawn and get a bit sleepy so i called it a night. I fell asleep quicker than i ever have. Unfortunatly, i did not stay asleep.and an hour later i was uo and about again. The next night: same. The next: same.


So i guess if you need to fall asleep these are great, but if you have trouble staying asleep i would skip these, they dont help for that.

Check out Pi Naturals HERE

Tuesday, November 10, 2015





GoPets is a small Amazon.com store that sells essential pet (dog and cat) products that are high quality and useful for everday care. From nail clippers to brushes GoPets knows pets and what works for your furry friend.
I was given three items for review. I had already owned thier Small Nail Clippers and loved them so I had high hopes for thier other products for my Panda pup.

MY REVIEWS




I have used slicker brushs with metal pins before and i THOUGHT this was like thay and i was worried, those hurt even me. However the metal on this is capped with tiny round balls that ease the feel of the metal.and it is very soft to the head and skin. It is not uncomfortable at all and Panda likes it. The bristle part is very soft and helps keep dirt off of her coat and smooths everything out. The handle to this is a gel material and is cool to feel and touch, they thought about human comfort as well! This is a great brush and I am very pleased with it overall. It works and is safe for short and long hair.




We do not travel that much but this is just genius. The bowl unzipps and has two compartments (conveniently labled) for food and water. I have tested the water part and it is leak proof, nothing got out. It zips back into its small size.once your done and it can easily fit i. A purse or camping bag. Finicky dogs may find eating out of it odd since it does make a little noise when sticking snouts into it (Panda jumped a little but the tempting treat was too much for her not to try again) i tried this also on my unstable bed and it did not tip over so a camp ground would be perfect as well as a flat floor. This is a camping/hiking pups dream and if you have a puppy backpack they can carry it themselves!




I will admit, this scared me. It looks torturous! Two sides with curved blades? Creepy. However, the blades are not sharp and this is easy to grip so no slipping out of your hands. The blades actually grab onto the matt and gently pull it apart and detangle it. You can use this also to hold onto the matt if you just want to snip it out instead. This comb works for short and long hair and i found it best to gently do it in short pulls instead of trying to drag and tug it through the matt. Panda did not like this as much as the brush but i found it great for her fuzzy tail.which tends to matt easily. 


All in all panda was a happy and well groomed puppy with all the GoPets items she obtained and I will be sure to keep up the grooming since these items do not hurt her, are effective, and fun to use.

Note - i have recieved this item in exchange for an honest review

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