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Sanrio Small Gift Crate Subscription Box Review

Posted on August 16, 2017 by

Sanrio Small Gift Crate

Have you seen the Sanrio Small Gift Crate from Loot Crate? It’s a quarterly subscription box with Sanrio full of themed items that you can’t get anywhere else. I’ve been interested in checking it out but after my spendy experience with the Pusheen Box, I was wary of ordering. A helpful SCK reader told me they hadn’t been charged any customs fees so I decided to give it a go.

Sanrio Small Gift Crate

Shipping is very cheap for international but that does mean there’s no tracking or even a shipping notification. I just opened my door one day to find this cute box in my porch! For UK readers, I can confirm it just arrives by Royal Mail and there are no customs fees, hurray!

Sanrio Small Gift Crate

I ordered the Summer Vacation themed box and was a tiny bit disappointed that the box design wasn’t more colourful and summery. That was only until I opened it and found something quite special.

Sanrio Small Gift Crate

Yep, you can turn it inside out for a super cute new design – a suitcase with some really cute details. Want to see what was inside? Of course you do!

Sanrio Small Gift Crate

Sanrio Small Gift Crate

Sanrio Small Gift Crate

Hello Kitty Beach Figure

The first item is a collectible figure featuring Hello Kitty in a beach theme. It really looks like it’s full of water and the sand at the bottom is a nice touch. This would be a cool addition to your collection and to remind you of summer sunshine during dreary winter days.

Sanrio Small Gift Crate

Sanrio Small Gift Crate

Sanrio Beach Towel

I was so impressed when I unpacked this towel. It’s huge and so colourful featuring Hello Kitty and friends at the beach. It’s especially nice to see some less popular characters like Chococat and Tuxedo Sam making an appearance. The towel is made of good quality terrycloth and would be great for lounging on the beach or just for trips to the swimming pool.

Sanrio Small Gift Crate

Keroppi Flip Flops

When you sign up, you’re asked for your t-shirt and shoe sizes for exciting apparel items. This box included some very colourful Keroppi flip flops. The sizing is great and they look pretty sturdy, if you can bear to use them.

Sanrio Small Gift Crate

Sanrio Small Gift Crate

Sanrio Beach Tote

How cute is this bag?! I think it’s my favourite item in the box, just beating the towel. It’s made of a thick vinyl plastic and smells just like a beach ball for happy childhood holiday memories. It’s perfect for the beach as it’s waterproof and can easily be cleaned if it gets full of sand. The only slight problem is that it was folded up quite tightly in the box leaving big creases. I had to stuff a cushion inside for a couple of weeks to ease those out but now it looks great.

Sanrio Small Gift Crate

You can really cram a lot inside too – the towel and flip flops fit easily with plenty room for a drink, snacks and a good book. Continue Reading

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Putitto Rilakkuma Cup Hangers

Posted on August 15, 2017 by

We’ve featured Putitto cup hangers on Super Cute Kawaii before. I’ve always been intrigued by them and finally bought a couple of cute Rilakkuma cup hangers!

Putitto Rilakkuma cup hangers

I got two Putitto Rilakkuma blind boxes from Tokyo Otaku Mode. I was curious to find out which ones I received and wasn’t disappointed ^_^. The first box contained Rilakkuma chewing on a piece of mochi, so cute!

Putitto Rilakkuma cup hangers

The second box revealed this figurine with Korilakkuma balancing on top of Rilakkuma. This one is a bit more difficult to balance on the rim of the glass. I’m thinking about using a piece of Blu Tack / Poster Buddies to temporarily place it on a small plant pot.

Putitto Rilakkuma cup hangers

There are seven lazy bears to collect and I think that all of them are a good catch. I also really like Korilakkuma with Kiiroitori, but I’m very happy with the ones I got. The Putitto Rilakkuma cup hangers are currently on sale for $5.27 a piece at Tokyo Otaku Mode.

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Pincinc Kawaii Bread Plush

Posted on August 14, 2017 by

If you like bread as much as I do, you’ll love these new kawaii bread plushies by Pincinc. Designed and handmade by Colette in New Zealand, there are lots to choose from!

pincinc fairy bread cat plushie

The newest character is a Fairy Bread Cat, based on a childhood treat of sprinkles and white bread. I love all the colours.

pincinc kawaii bread plush

There are plenty other bread slices to pick from too, with everything from panda bread to burnt toast! I think the avocado toast might be my favourite – it’s so cute! As well as full size plush, some of the designs are also available as mini keyrings so there’s something for every budget.

Pincinc kawaii stickers

You’ll also find cute stickers, prints and pencil cases in store so check out the full range at Pincinc.

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Super Cute Kawaii on Pinterest

Posted on August 13, 2017 by

Super Cute Kawaii Pinterest

It’s been long overdue but there is now a dedicated Super Cute Kawaii account on Pinterest! Previously, it was just a board on my personal account because someone already took the sckawaii username and isn’t even using it (grr!). There’s nothing we can do about that so we’ve gone with wearesckawaii instead.

Super Cute Kawaii Pinterest

I copied over all the pins from the old board and now we can have lots of different boards so you can either follow them all or just the ones you’re interested in. There’s plenty to browse through already and we’ll start sharing some favourites from around the web too. The old board will no longer be updated so please come and follow us (and I don’t mind if you unfollow my personal account!).

If Pinterest isn’t for you, here’s where else you can find us. We try to post unique content on each platform so you get something different.

Instagram

Our current favourite where we share sneak peeks of review items, kawaii shop snaps and events coverage. We also post pics and videos on Stories too, which disappear after 24 hours. Follow SCK on Instagram

Twitter

I try to retweet a few things every day from indie makers, big brands, shops and bloggers with new products, offers, giveaways, videos and more. It’s also a great place to ask a question as I’m usually on it most of the day. Follow SCK on Twitter

Tumblr

I’m a big fan or Tumblr and the SCK page gets two posts a day: a reminder of the day’s blog post and something cute from accounts we love. Follow SCK on Tumblr

Facebook

It’s hard to justify time spent on Facebook as the algorithm means most of you don’t even see our posts. If you don’t see them often either click More under our cover image and Add to Favourites or make sure to like and comment on our posts so that Facebook will show you more. Follow SCK on Facebook

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And don’t forget our new email newsletter! The first one will go out later this month and will have more fun finds from the SCK team as well as our top posts, hidden gems from the archives and cute DIYs. Sign up here!

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Super Cute Sponsor News

Posted on August 12, 2017 by

It’s our fortnightly round-up of cute news, offers and discounts from our kawaii sponsors.

kawaii panda ariel stationery

Kawaii Panda

Say hello to our newest sponsors! Kawaii Panda are based in Portugal but ship worldwide. They stock a big range of officially licensed kawaii goods from Sanrio, San-X, Pusheen and more including stationery, accessories, craft supplies and candy. Check out the Back to School – Back to Cuteness Sale with 15% off all stationery items until 16th September including this sweet Ariel range from Disney.

rilakkuma kawaii file folder

Kawaii Depot

There’s new summer-themed stationery in store at Kawaii Depot including some fun file folders. They’ll definitely keep you cute and organised if you’re heading back to school or college. Get 10% off any $10+ order with the code KDSS-10 or 15% off a $50+ order with the code 15PER.

celdeconail planner clips

Cel’s Deconails

These new handmade planner clips from Cel’s Deconails will add a bit of sparkle to your journal or diary. They’re available in a few different styles and colours including a creepy cute set for Halloween fans.

Cakes With Faces

Watch Cakes with Faces‘ vlog from Hyper Japan in London – featuring Danny Choo and his Smart Dolls, Beckii and Kelsey Ellison, DJ Domo, Tokyo Rickshaw, a tour of the show and see what it’s like having a booth at Hyper Japan!

chebeto mini kawaii plush

Chebeto

Are you following Chebeto on Instagram? If not, you’re missing out on some adorable in progress shots and sneak peeks. I love these mini keyring plushies they’ve been working on for a custom order. Hopefully they’ll be added to Chebeto’s range of sewing patterns soon.

kawaii manatee plush sewing pattern

DIY Fluffies

You can always rely on DIY Fluffies to make cute sewing and crochet patterns for the most unexpected of animals. It’s not just the usual cats and bears but also manatees and crocodiles and much more! Check out the full range on Etsy and get sewing.

free paper craft tutorial ice cream garland

Asking For Trouble

If you need a quick craft project for the weekend, why not make an ice cream garland? My free tutorial is easy enough for anyone to try and you can customise it with your own choice of ice cream flavours and faces.

Giveaway Winners

We picked the winners of our mailing list giveaway but are still waiting to hear back from a couple of winners – check your inbox if you entered before we choose someone else!

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