Kawaii Box for January, 2017
January's Kawaii Box has a good mix of different items, from stationary to accessories, to a DIY candy kit! Not my fave Kawaii Box but there were a couple of good items in this box. A monthly subscription to Kawaii Box currently costs $28.60 NZD and shipping is free worldwide. In this box, I was to receive 11 items however one item was missing, which was the Glico Popcan Disney Lollipop. I did contact Kawaii Box about this and quickly messaged me advising that they would send out the missing item. I ended up messaging them back saying not to worry about it as the missing item was just a lollipop, but it was great that they provide fast and excellent customer service! (Update 29/03/17: Kawaii Box did end up sending me the Glico Popcan Disney Lollipop, which I received today!) I'll list each item below and their price in NZD, as per the item list card provided by Kawaii Box. Below are the 10 items I received.
1. Nemuneko Plushie - $16.77 NZD Cat plushies are my absolute fave so getting this cute, sleepy, fluffball was the winner in this month's box for me, and it's also quite a large plushie too!
2. Korean Meal Eraser Set - $4.62 NZD Until I read the card stating what each item was called, I didn't realise that this here is a set of erasers! As you can see above, each eraser is quite detailed, so these Japanese food items are more for display than actual use.
Above is a close-up of the erasers out of their packet. One of the pots even has a removable lid with vegies inside!
3. Valentine's Plush Stickers - $2.60 NZD More stickers, I have to give it to Kawaii Box, they are consistent with providing stickers in each box. It's good to see one Valentine's theme item in the lead up to February.
4. Twinkle Deco Jewels - $5.48 NZD Quite a girly item, and the younger me would have loved this sheet of jewels to bedazzle my phone with, but I remember the hell of trying to remove hundreds of jewels from my laptop case, so I wouldn't adorn any of my tech with stickers ever again. I still might find use for these jewels though, but I just won't be sticking them on any electronic devices.
5. Kawaii Bunny Phone Ring Holder & Stand - $6.06 NZD Originally, just seeing this kickstand in it's box, didn't do much for me. But after taking it out and actually using it on my phone, I have to admit this is a kawaii and also practical item! I don't think I'll use it forever but it will come in handy as it doubles as both a ring holder and a stand, and I would recommend buying one of these if you have quite a large phone.
6. Cute Ribbon Hair Clip - $3.13 NZD This wee clip is super kawaii and it is a good size for my fridge but it is a bit heavy.
7. Ghost Pop Pocket Mirror - $4.13 NZD This decent-sized but travel-size mirror, is sweet, retro and I'll be taking it away with me when I travel. (Update: I did end up taking it away with me on a work conference and it was a major savior as my room had no mirror!)
8. Harajuku Badge - $2.28 NZD I'm thinking that badges will now be a regular occurrence in the monthly Kawaii Box, due to the craze in heavily accessorized satchels/bags, so I'll soon be investing in a canvas bag.
9. Pocky Stick Ballpoint Pen - $2.70 NZD My pen collection is starting to get a tad crazy, but I don't care, I'm loving this sweet treat pen and will continue to look forward to getting a unique pen each month.
10. Kracie Popin' Cookin' DIY Kit Colourful Ramune Land - $4.98 NZD DIY candy kits are such a delight to receive every so often. Even though I don't have a big sweet tooth, there's so much enjoyment in creating the candy. There's several different moulds in this kit including a crab, pineapple, and a bunny. I haven't found the time to make this yet so I'll post more photos of this kit later on down the track.
Verdict: In total, the value of the items within January's box came to over $50 NZD. I'm really pleased with the majority of what I received, and find that Kawaii Box are consistent when it comes to providing quite a large number of cute items. Kawaii Box continues to provide awesome staples such as plushies, stickers and stationary, while throwing a couple of unique items into the mix also. You can get your own Kawaii Box at: www.kawaiibox.com