YumeTwins Subscription Box Review – January 2017
Yume Twins is a monthly kawaii surprise packed with 8-10 items ranging from adorable plushies and squishies, collectible keychains and figures, stationery, and accessories.
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The Subscription Box: Yume Twins
The Price: $29.99 with free shipping
The Products: Each Yume Twins box has 5 Kawaii items including high-quality plushies, lifestyle goods, and premium anime character goods
Ships to: U.S. and Worldwide
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The theme for January 2017 is Happy New Year!
The box came with a little magazine listing all the items included. There are 5 items total.
Sailor Moon Plushie
Of the 5 variations, I received the Sailor Moon plush. I’m a Sailor Moon fan and would have been happy with any of the characters. These officially licensed plushies are very cute and the attention to detail is awesome! The plushie is soft and the outfit is amazing. The bottom of the plushie is super flat so it’s easy to sit her on a bookshelf or wherever you’d like to display her!
Tsum Tsum Cosmetic Pouch
There were 12 different variations of this cosmetic pouch! Luckily, Tsum Tsum characters are so adorable that I don’t think there’s a bad option. I loved the purple/pink pouch I received. I don’t carry a ton of makeup with me so this little pouch is the perfect size for me to carry a compact, mascara, lipstick, and chapstick. I can always use an extra makeup bag and I like that it is vinyl which makes it easy to clean.
Rilakkuma Shampoo Bottle
There were two variations of the shampoo bottle. It’s listed as “Rilakkuma” in the booklet but you could receive Rilakkuma or Korilakkuma. I love them both so I was excited to receive Korilakkuma! There isn’t an exact volume called out on the product or information booklet but this is pretty large so it can hold a lot of liquid! The information booklet calls this a shampoo bottle but I’ve been using it for soap. It is bigger than a typical soap dispenser so it looks a little funny on my sink but it’s too cute and I needed to display it!
Sanrio Cozy Socks
The aptly named cozy socks had 6 variations you could receive. These are incredibly soft and I’ve been using them as cozy house socks. I received the My Melody variation – character names are printed on the bottom. For sizing reference, these are labeled as 22-24cm. I wear a size 6.5/7 and they fit me perfectly.
Rilakumma New Year Mochi
The second rilakkuma item this month was mochi in a mini Shinto altar. The decorative packaging of this is cute enough to display on its own. I had never heard of this tradition so I read up a little on Kagami Biraki (“Opening the Mirror” or “Breaking of the Mochi.”) I’m certainly no expert but from what I read, the two mochi can symbolize years passing, the moon and sun, or the human heart.
Traditionally happening on the second weekend in January, the kagami biraki (mirror opening ceremony) involves breaking open the outside casing to reveal the two mochi inside. Mochi is made of rice and after baking the two pieces, you can add whatever flavor you prefer. I went with a little bit of soy sauce and fruit. Mochi is very chewy and filling so two pieces go a long way!
Once you’re done with the mochi you’re left with the mini Rilakkuma figurine. The adorable figurine is so tiny and is holding what looks like a huge strawberry. It was fun to read about this tradition and get a little taste of it!
Verdict: This was the first month of the revamped YumeTwins box. Some of the changes they announced were including fewer items but they’re officially licensed. Users requested more high-quality plushes and officially licensed merchandise. I think this box definitely delivered on that. The tradeoff is that you don’t receive smaller items like stickers or paper products but I think the payoff is worth it. I really loved the inclusion of the new years mocha, a tradition I wasn’t aware of before this. That was a fun addition to a box of high-quality items. I think the cost of the box is covered, considering the fact that these are all officially licensed items.
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