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The CuteBox Subscription Review + Coupon – April 2017

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The CuteBox is a monthly subscription box that sends you 10 or more handpicked cute and kawaii items. These items may be wall stickers, nail art supplies, key chains, mini figures, hair accessories, jewelry, stationary, and candy.

For this box, I received a colored card but no info slip.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

The Subscription Box: The CuteBox

The Cost: $19.00 per month + free US shipping (discounts on longer commitments)

COUPON: Use code ADDICTION to save 20% off any subscription!

The Products: 10+ cute and kawaii items

Ships to: U.S. only

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Owl Plush

This is the largest item in the box and also the fluffiest! This pink owl is wearing a pair of bunny ears for a very unusual look. Even though it doesn’t look much like an owl, I like the quirkiness. The dangly feet looks cute when it’s sitting down, too.

Gudetama Sticker

This packet contains a sticker and a piece of gum. My sticker features Gudetama bubbling out of a mayonnaise bottle. It’s not the cutest design I’ve ever seen since it doesn’t really look like Gudetama, but it’s not bad. The chewing gum is sub-par like most Japanese gum I’ve tried– if the flavor was longer lasting I would give it better marks.

Umaibou

This is a corn snack with a puffy, airy interior and dipped in chocolate. Most of the flavor is derived from the sweet and creamy milk chocolate shell, while the inside is very light and dissolves immediately. I’ve tried this snack several times before and like it!

Bear Notebook

This palm-sized notebook has cream-colored pages and comes lined. It’s the perfect size for slipping into my bag or wristlet. I prefer lined over unlined pages, so that’s another plus. I am dedicating this notebook to jotting down grocery lists.

Plush Bunny Pin

This bunny pin is the perfect size for sticking on a backpack, bag, or shirt. I love that it has carrots for ears! However, there is a slight issue with the safety pin on the back. The end of the needle juts out slightly from its guard, and I accidentally poked myself on it several times during handling. I wish there was just a tad more care put into assembling the pin.

Cat Pencil Sharpener

How sweet is this pencil sharpener? I love the kitty’s pink cheeks and long eyelashes. The sharpener can accommodate normal-sized and thicker pencils. Clean up is easy, too. I rarely use wooden pencils anymore so this will go to my younger sister.

Colored Pencil Lip Balm

This lip balm is housed in an adorable case shaped like a colored pencil. It smells like a scented eraser in the best way possible. The formula is thin and slick but stays on. It glides onto the lips nicely and hydrates for 1-2 hours before needing to reapply. I love it!

Animal Face Sticky Notes

This is a pad of piggy sticky notes! Granted, without the cover illustration, the shape is very generic. It could be interpreted as a bear or panda or even Mickey Mouse. That won’t stop me from using it though!

Animal Ruler

This is a plastic bunny ruler that measures in centimeters. Seeing as the US isn’t switching to the metric system anytime soon, it would have been more practical to have inches on the ruler (or both inches and centimeters). That said, I will gift it to my sister since she’ll most definitely use it in school.

Rilakkuma Pen

This is a retractable ballpoint pen featuring Rilakkuma! I am totally in love with the Rilakkuma cap on top. The slim barrel is comfortable to grip as well. What a cute addition to my ever-growing pen collection!

Envelope Set

This is a set of five envelopes. Unlike classic envelopes, these open from the side. The design I received is beautiful! I love the spring vibe and the saturated colors. I don’t send a lot of mail but I’ll be prepared when the occasion arises.

Kracie Dodotto Tsubupyon DIY Kit

This is a DIY candy kit that makes “octopus balls” (jelly dots), foam, and candy sprinkles. Since the instructions are in Japanese, I found a step-by-step YouTube video and referred to that instead.

Here is the final product. The whole thing took less than ten minutes. The “octopus balls” tasted a bit like jello but the flavor was too artificial for me. I enjoyed the tart foam and candy bits more. This kit deserves two thumbs up for creativity but a “meh” for taste.

Verdict: Overall, I think The CuteBox is great for anyone who needs a monthly dose of cute. With the exception of a plush or two per box, I wouldn’t expect large toys but rather small trinkets and pieces of stationery. This month was a fun box due to the variety and the selection of cute, practical items. My favorite was the blue envelope set, but I enjoyed the DIY kit as well! There was 12 items total for a cost breakdown of about $1.58 apiece. 

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Written by Nancy Su

Nancy Su

Nancy used to be a Candy Crush addict but then she became addicted to subscription boxes instead. Now she has a particular interest in Korean/Asian beauty after seeing the wonders it has done to her skin. She’s constantly in search of new lippies, skincare, and tasty international snacks.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

1 Comment

  1. Thank you so much for taking a picture of the end result DIY candy kit. It makes your reviews most enjoyable!

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