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The CuteBox Subscription Review + Coupon – May 2017

Nancy Su
ByNancy SuJun 13, 2017 | 2 comments

The CuteBox May 2017 Box

The CuteBox
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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.

The CuteBox May 2017 Box

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The CuteBox May 2017 Box

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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The CuteBox May 2017 Box

Each box contains an info slip and colored card.

The CuteBox May 2017 Box

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 CuteBox May 2017 Box

The Hello Kitty ones have green and white chocolate swirls.

The CuteBox May 2017 Box

The CuteBox May 2017 Box

The Gudetama ones are shaped like fried eggs. Both kinds taste like white chocolate!

The CuteBox May 2017 Box

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.

The CuteBox May 2017 Box

The CuteBox May 2017 Box

Rilakkuma Stickers

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.

The CuteBox May 2017 Box

I especially like the holographic sheen!

The CuteBox May 2017 Box

Tirol Stationery

This stationery set features the adorable duo Tirol and Momon. The set includes notepaper, envelopes, and a sticker sheet.

The CuteBox May 2017 Box

The CuteBox May 2017 Box

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!

The CuteBox May 2017 Box

The CuteBox May 2017 Box

The CuteBox May 2017 Box

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.

The CuteBox May 2017 Box

The CuteBox May 2017 Box

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!

The CuteBox May 2017 Box

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!

The CuteBox May 2017 Box

The CuteBox May 2017 Box

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.

The CuteBox May 2017 Box

Nebaaru-Kun Mascot

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.

The CuteBox May 2017 Box

Iwako Eraser

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.

The CuteBox May 2017 Box

The CuteBox May 2017 Box

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.

The CuteBox May 2017 Box

The CuteBox May 2017 Box

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!

What do you think of The CuteBox?

The CuteBox is a monthly box full of handpicked cute/pretty/lovely/interesting items directly to your home every month! Every box includes 10+ (no limit aside from what will fit!) of cute items picked by us and could include items such as wall stickers, nail art supplies, key chains, mini figures, h... read more.
Nancy Su
Nancy Su
Nancy began her subscription box adventure in 2014 and never looked back. She loves Asian beauty and is constantly in search of skincare holy grails. She hoards lipsticks. Her favorites are beauty, lifestyle, and jewelry subscriptions.

Nancy Su
Nancy Su
Nancy began her subscription box adventure in 2014 and never looked back. She loves Asian beauty and is constantly in search of skincare holy grails. She hoards lipsticks. Her favorites are beauty, lifestyle, and jewelry subscriptions.
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2 comments

Kc

These items look like things you can get at a daiso store. Are they specialty items because of the characters or something?

Julie B.

Great box review! I love Japanese stationery sets, and need that fan pen in my life! Sumikko Gurashi are my favorite characters so of course I would love the rooms. Also, I grew up eating natto, definitely not for everyone but it’s healthy.

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