Kawaii Reviews, Subscription Boxes

YumeTwins Kawaii Subscription Box Review

Posted on September 29, 2016 by

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YumeTwins is a monthly subscription box from TokyoTreat which features 8-10 cute and authentic items from Japan. You can expect to find adorable plushies, collectible toys, stationery and accessories inside the box.

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We were sent the September Box to review and it arrived within a week, straight from Tokyo! I was pretty surprised by the delivery speed and the fact that the box was quite sturdy. Both the illustrated box and the accompanying booklet are a pleasure to look at.

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Let’s see what came with September’s YumeTwins Box, themed ‘New Lifestyle’.

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First up are two bathroom products. The mini towel is large enough to clean your face or hands during a trip and contains a pretty embroidered Peko-chan picture. It’s of a good quality and feels soft to the touch. The bath bomb comes in the shape of Sanrio’s most popular characters and I got Pompompurin (^_^). Since I’m allergic to pretty much everything, my hubby volunteered to try it out. He said that the bath bomb didn’t fizz for very long, but the smell was good and not overwhelming.

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The fun part of this bath bomb is that it reveals a plastic figurine once dissolved! I got lucky and found a golden Pompompurin.

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I also found another beauty product inside the box; a Little Twin Stars package of blotting sheets. Once opened the twins will pop-up in a super cute scenery. These sheets will certainly come in handy to quickly fix a shiny nose or forehead.

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As a fan of the Little Twin Stars I was happy to see them on the pack of post-its as well. These sticky sheets are perfect to give your desk a cute touch.

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Next up is a Doraemon blind-box from Rement, a Japanese brand of miniatures and character figurines. Inside it you can find one out of eight possible Doraemon characters, in a funny shape such as a hero, man and bird. As you can see my Doraemon shape-shifted into a dog with duck face ;)

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I’ve got a small obsession for white cats, ever since I’ve adopted one. So the small Shinada cat plush and Neko Atsume cup with Tubbs really brought a smile to my face. The soft plush fits into the palm of your hand and it pops right back into shape after you’ve squeezed it. The sturdy melamine cup is decorated with Neko Atsume characters all around, so cute!

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Giveaways

Asking For Trouble Kawaii Japan Surprise Box Giveaway

Posted on September 28, 2016 by

We’ve got a new giveaway from my own Asking For Trouble shop, full of Japan-inspired kawaii character goods.

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I put together a fun surprise box of new and exclusive products designed by me and inspired by my most recent Japan trip. It includes a shiny Mt Fuji enamel pin plus stationery, rubber stamp, badge, stickers and more, all packaged in a hand-drawn box. There were only 25 made and this is the last one, for one lucky winner!

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If you want to see everything that’s inside, you can read my box reveal post. Otherwise, wait and be surprised!

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below for multiple chances to win. Confused by Rafflecopter? Here’s a great guide.

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The giveaway closes on Tuesday 11th October and we’ll pick a winner at random. Good luck!

SCK News

Last Chance to Join the SCK Team!

Posted on September 28, 2016 by

We’ll have a new giveaway up in a couple of hours, but first a reminder!

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If you’ve been working on your application to join the SCK writing staff, you better hurry and finish it as there’s only a few days left!

If you love making things, watching crafty videos and subscription boxes, and would like to be paid for writing about them, and sent free things to review, then there’s still time to put something together.

We’ll accept applications until midnight on SundayAll the info is here and please do email me if you have any questions.

If you’ve already applied, we’ll be looking at the applications soon and emailing everyone in the first week of October. Good luck!

Cute Shop Alert!

These Things Kawaii Plush

Posted on September 27, 2016 by

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Etsy shop These Things has a tagline of (you need them) and they’re not wrong as everyone needs more happy food plush in their lives! You’ll find all kinds of handmade foodie friends from pickles to candy, plus non-edibles like stars and clouds. If plush aren’t your thing, there are plenty pins, patches, cards and more to add to your basket too.

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Crazy or Cute?

Putitto Cup Hangers

Posted on September 26, 2016 by

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We shared the NicoNico cat cup hangers recently and I thought you might like to see more. Cup hangers seem to be a very Japanese thing, in that they’re super kawaii but don’t really have much purpose. The first ones featured a girl called Fuchiko who would sit on the edge of a glass and it soon grew into a bit of a craze with her in new poses and even teaming up with Funassyi.

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I bought a couple in Japan as they’re quite cheap and in blind boxes so you get a surprise. My Kanahei’s Small Animals figurine is a sleeping one and the details are so great, with his cheek smushed into the side of the glass! My sister was lucky enough to get Ditto Pikachu.

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You can find most of your favourite kawaii and anime characters as Putitto hangers now. I really love the Neko Atsume ones.

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And there are lots of cute animals including cats, pugs, hamsters and these adorable hedgehogs.

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If you’d like to buy some, check out Amazon Global, PlayAsia, AmiAmi and Tokyo Otaku Mode. Some will sell single boxes and others you need to buy a whole set.