The CuteBox Subscription Review + Coupon – May 2017
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.
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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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Each box contains an info slip and colored card.
Hello Kitty + Gudetama Candy
These are super adorable mini chocolates! I’m pleased that they didn’t melt during shipment. The plastic packaging must have helped with that.
The Hello Kitty ones have green and white chocolate swirls.
The Gudetama ones are shaped like fried eggs. Both kinds taste like white chocolate!
Kumamon Hand Towel
Kumamon is the mascot of Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan, which is a very interesting idea. Imagine each state in the US with their own anthropomorphic animal mascot! This hand towel is made from cotton and boasts a full colored print on one side. Unfortunately, the print makes the towel rather crisp. If I were to dry my hands on it, I would use the non-print side for better absorption. It’s a fun novelty item to have around.
This is a pack of Rilakkuma stickers! Each sticker is a couple inches in length, all featuring Rilakkuma and pals in silly situations. My favorite is the blushing Rilakkuma with honey on his paw.
I especially like the holographic sheen!
This stationery set features the adorable duo Tirol and Momon. The set includes notepaper, envelopes, and a sticker sheet.
Everything about this set screams kawaii. I love the pastel stripes running down the notepaper and envelopes. Tirol and Momon are simply adorable as well. I’m gonna have a blast mailing these letters to friends!
Sumikko Gurashi Play Set
This is a Sumikko Gurashi play set. There are 6 rooms and figures to collect, and I received the dinosaur! Err, maybe it’s a lizard? Whatever creature it is, I love it. The box comes with a small piece of gum. The set comes with two room orientations: a square room and a rooftop room. The rooftop orientation is meant to be used if you own more than one playset, so you can build a whole dollhouse.
Assembly took one or two minutes. I added stickers to the wall and floor for a personalized flair. Now I really want to collect the other 5 rooms to complete the house!
Usagi (Bunny) Headband
This is a bunny headband wrapped in soft fabric. The design is adorable but it’s a very tight fit for my head. The bad news is that this was probably meant for a child. The good news is I know just who to gift the headband to!
Animal Fan Pen
This ballpoint pen doubles as a fan for twice the usefulness! I remember receiving something very similar in a past box, but I’m ok with getting another one. While it doesn’t fit into standard pencil pouches, I can still pop it into a handbag with ease.
I had to do some research on this guy. Nebaaru-kun is the unofficial mascot of natto, a traditional Japanese food made from fermented soybeans. Natto is a “love it or hate it” kind of food, and my impression is that it gets the same bad rap as brussel sprouts here in the states. Nebaaru-kun comes with a ball chain so you can attach him to almost anything.
I’m fond of food-shaped erasers so this one goes straight into my collection. There were multiple erasers sent out, and I received what looks to be an eel bowl in a bento box. Believe it or not, but when I first saw this eraser I got a huge craving for– you guessed it– Japanese bento. The craving is coming back as I write this.
Parfait Neru Neru Nerune DIY Kit
This is a DIY kit that makes candy foam and dipping sauce. It comes with everything you need to make the kit except for water. The instructions are all in Japanese so I referred to this step-by-step YouTube video instead.
Here is what the final product looks like. The kit comes with two wafers. First, dip the wafer into the yellow foam candy, then gently dip in the chocolate sauce. Finally, top it with a few candy-coated rice crisps and enjoy!
Verdict: This month’s The CuteBox is fantastic! There isn’t an item I don’t like, but my favorite is the Tirol stationery set. The things I have no use for will be happily gifted to the young ones in my life– a win-win situation! The average cost per item is $1.90, which is totally worth it in my opinion!
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