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March 2016 Kawaii Box Review
Kawaii Box is notorious for generously sponsoring giveaways - I even hosted one myself a few months ago - and I’m now lucky enough to have won one myself! I won a box in March from a website called WWHCurrent, which is more focused on anime/manga than subscription boxes, so if you’re into that (like I am), check them out.
Anyway, onto the Kawaii Box - I really enjoyed the last one I opened, so I was excited to see what came this month. If anything, I was even happier with this month’s selections!
The first item in the box was this nifty DIY chocolate kit from Meiji. I love chocolate and I love DIY stuff, so I bet I’ll enjoy this, although I haven’t had a chance to try it yet. DIY candy kits are popular in Japan, so it’s nice to get one in a box like this. These boxes sell for around $5.
The second item in the box was a little emoji plush charm. Honesty, this item disappointed me because it was bursting at the seams. However, while I didn’t like this particular item, the rest of the box’s contents more than made up for it. These little charms sell for around $2.
The third item was a little polka dot hairband, one of my other favorites from the box. I tried it on in my unboxing video and it fits quite snug when double-tied, helping to keep hair in. At the same time, it’s adorable. I love combinations of practicality and prettiness, so this quickly jumped to the top of my fave list for this box. I value this band at $1.50.
The fourth item was a neat little travel lock. I’m not sure I’d trust my luggage with it, but it sure is cute, isn’t it? I’ll probably attach it to something of low value as a visual deterrent to thieves, but not with the expectation that it will hold up if it’s damaged. These locks sell for around $3.
The fifth item was a pink polygon bracelet. This is an interesting design for a bracelet and the accessory fit well on my rest; it stretches, so it should fit most people. It’s not my style, but I think it’s cute regardless. I value it at $3.
The sixth item was a Chutty chewing gum stick eraser. Essentially, it’s an eraser in the shape of chewing gum. I don’t write with pencils, so I also don’t use erasers. However, I know that a lot of Japanophiles like collecting erasers, so it seems like a fair item to include in the box. These erasers are worth around $2.
The seventh item was a panda sleep mask. By nature of being both cute and useful, this should’ve been one of my favorites. I don’t actually use this type of sleep mask, though - I prefer ones that have bumps for the eyes. This is still cute, and I’m sure many people use this type of eye mask given their popularity. I’ll likely give it to a friend. These masks sell for around $5.
The eighth item was a mini kokeshi notebook. This little notebook is another item that’s fun and functional, so I’m satisfied with it. Like most notebooks I receive, I will plan to put it in one of my purses so I have it on hand for when I need to write something down. I value this notebook at $1.50.
The ninth item was a set of dog-themed puffy stickers. I’m not big into stickers, but these puffy ones really appeal to me! They’re fun to put on stationary and cards. I used the Christmas-themed ones from my previous box in some of my Christmas cards, and I’ll probably use these for birthdays or casual correspondences. These sticker sheets sell for around $1.50.
The tenth item was a friendly bear pen. This item pairs well with the notebook and I will put them in my purse together. People can always use more notebooks and pens, right? Bonus points if they’re cute. I value this pen at $1.50.
The eleventh and final item in the box was a happy-themed mini towel. I’m a bit iffy on the design - I don’t quite understand it - but extra towels are nice to have around. This is the lowest-value item in the box, with a regular cost of $1.
Overall, the March 2016 Kawaii Box contained $27 worth of items. For a box that costs $19.80 at most, the box provided an impressive value! Personally, I appreciated the mix of items. Almost everything had some use, while also being adorable per the box’s name. The only item that disappointed me was the emoji plush, due both to the damage and its limited functionality. I loved everything else.
Recommended for: people who like deals, cute things and/or items from Japan
Not recommended for: people who read this review and didn’t see any items they liked
Disclaimer: I received this box for free by winning a giveaway from WWHCurrent