Sunday, June 1, 2014

Monthly Kawaii Box + June Kawaii Box Giveaway

It seems to me like subscription boxes are all the rage nowadays, with popular beauty one's like Memebox, Birchbox or GlossyBox, I too have fallen for their playful, interesting quality. Subscription boxes are basically monthly boxes that you 'subscribe' to by paying a certain amount each month, and in return, they send you a box filled with products that reflect any the theme of the box. I've seen the unusual and fun boxes, like the geek box, nail polish ones, shoes subscriptions and even wine boxes! The trend is definitely becoming more prominent as technology advances, since this is very much an online thing. 

I have actually been looking around, trying to find a cute Japanese goods box for ages, before the lovely KawaiiBox.co contacted me and asked if I'd like to try out their new Kawaii Box. How perfect is that? Of course, I was heaps excited to receive this box, not knowing what kinds of things would be inside it. This one is relatively new and is $16.90/month (free shipping ofc). You can use PayPal and can also cancel your subscription ANYTIME. KawaiiBox includes 10-12 super cute items, and the retail value is probably higher than the $16.90 per month. I think this is a must-have for any Japan or Kawaii fanatic, because you get access to all these cute sweets and toys from Japan, for an affordable price. Also, I believe that half the fun is not knowing exactly what you'll receive. It's very much like getting a birthday present every month! 

The box arrived after 1.5 weeks, which is the standard time for Blippo. It came with sturdy, white packaging and a 'Kawaii Box' sticker. Apart from that, it's not particularly Kawaii though, like their normal Blippo (parent company) packaging :( I love it when they draw little cartoons on the boxes :)
And inside is so cute! There's a sweet note and lots of pink crepe paper to protect the goods. 
Aw, this really evokes the kawaii atmosphere of the box :) The card is so bright and colourful, and it is shaped so cute. I feel like they really went out of their way in terms of customer service, to make us ultimately enjoy the kawaii experience.
And here are the contents of the box! It is absolutely stuffed with all sorts of little knick-knacks, like keyrings, candy, accessories, stickers etc. I think that although these kinds of things might not be the most useful, they definitely are great to have as little aspects that brighten up your life and leave smiling for the rest of the day :)
Firstly, there's a Rilakkuma pillow keyring, which is blue and yellow. It's soft, very sleek looking/feeling and it's perfect for hanging on your backpack. The quality feels very good and it's overall aesthetic is super kawaii.
Next, I'm not sure what this is...? It's like a card, but it legit has no use. I don't even know what to do with it, except put it in my wallet, but I suppose I could use it to decorate something or other. Wasn't too sure about this one. I thought it might have been a sticker but the back doesn't peel off.
Yay, another keyring! This is one big Hello Kitty and it is so adorable. The plush comes in really good condition, it's super squishy and soft. Also, I really like what the Hello Kitty is wearing because it's quite oriental and positively patterned :)
Here's one of the classic bread keyrings. The decorations on top of it were a bit disintegrated, but I love the look of the hundreds and thousands because they seem so real! Also, the bread smells really nice, like one of those asian bakery's! MMmm ;) And if you feel stressed, this is perfect because it's squishyness is like a stress ball.
This is one of the weird but wonderful items in the box. It's a face towel, in the shape of a sushi! Perfect for travelling and it reflects the culture of Japan and kawaii really well. I also like that they gave me some pins to hold it together, as well as real wasabi and soy sauce in the fish bottle (except i think they're past their best before date :S) Anyway, this is perfect for travel and I think I would use it quite often.
Mmm, this has got to be my favourite thing in the box. Every Kawaii Box is guaranteed to have some form of Candy or snack and what's better than Japanese candy? This one is a chewy, that tastes like sparkling lemonade. It's very delicious and reminds me of Zappo's, except with a better flavour.
Another cute and useful product. These little icecream hair ties are super cute and I'd love to wear them on the weekends to add that touch of kawaii to my outfits. I especially love the little bite out of them that reveals a chocolatey inside ~~
This is a My Melody laneyard. I think it'll be perfect to hang my car keys off, when I get my own car. It is bright and easily identifiable, so there's no possibility that I'd be losing my car keys too often!
A pack of cartoon bandaids. Though I don't use bandaids very often, these are so cute they make me want to fall over just so I can use them. They are bright blue (my favourite colour!) and each have a unique design.
This stationary set will be useful for my studies this year. There are two pencils and an array of different erasers which you can stick on the ends of the pencils, effectively allowing you to customise them however you want. I've tried the erasers and they work very well, which is a plus. (I hate when erasers make the page dirtier than you had originally!)
They've also added quite a few sticker items. This is a deco set of pearls which I can use for my phone/laptop/hard drive/etc etc. It adds that little bit of bling to each of your items, to make them look extra special.
And finally, they've sent a sheet of computer key stickers. I used to be obsessed with these, and buy a set every term to stick on the keys of my school laptops. But nowadays, I prefer to keep my keyboard very clean and simple - so I'll probably give these to a friend. But the pictures on these are very cute and they are also easy to take off without leaving sticky residue.
So that's a short summary on each of the items inside the Kawaii Box of May! I really liked carefully taking out each item and discovering what it was. I'm happy with the contents of the box, especially the candy and keyrings and would love to THANK Kawaii Box for sending me this piece of kawaii in the mail.
What's even more generous of them is that they've agreed to sponsor a Giveaway for you guys to win next month's Kawaii Box!! How awesome is that? You can have the same experience I've had with some mysterious kawaii products. The giveaway will be INTERNATIONAL and will be open for the next two weeks. It will end on the 15th June at 11:58pm. There's not really too much you have to do to enter - it's too simple! Just scroll down to the Rafflecopter app below and choose which entries you will undertake, to be in the running to win the June Kawaii Box!

Good luck! 
Edit: KawaiiBox has requested that you guys enter now on this new Kawaii Box rafflecopter app. Don't worry old entrants, I'm going to ultimately export all the entries to Excel then randomly pick a winner from there, so your entries all still count! :) 

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Don't use this one --> (it's the old one)
a Rafflecopter giveaway

xx Heylinni

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76 comments:

  1. Awesome giveaway~ I just completed my entry!
    Thanks for sharing, Rachel <3

    xoxo Payton of K-Party With Payton

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  2. Aaah I love this box! Everything is so adorable. *__* I really hope I'm lucky enough to win this giveaway! If not, I might just buy one of these boxes myself! ~ Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway!
    x
    Elina
    http://cupcake-kissesxo.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww good luck! Hope you get many entries in x

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  3. Adorable items doll. Keep in toucn
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

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  5. Ahhh, everything here is so cute! <3 I need new keyboard decals too! ////
    I hope I win, thanks for hosting the giveaway! 8D

    www.pandagin.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aww good luck girl! Did you receive the lenses? They told me that they sent it again

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  6. omg amazing stuff! love those cute keyboard stickers <3

    Letters To Juliet

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  7. ah sooo cute! :)
    Check out my May Favourites at www.lovefromsimmie.com
    Kisses XOXO

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  8. Awwww sweetie!! Thank you so much for visit and comment my blog!!
    Of course! I'd love to follow each other, I really like your blog!!
    I'm following you now ^^.

    Wow! This is a great kawaii giveaway! I'll participate *O*!

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    1. thank you so much :) i love your hair!

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  9. Hello, honey!
    What do you think about follow each other via bloglovin?
    If you want this, then follow me there and let me know this. I'll be glad to follow your great blog!

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3947784

    http://anna-alina.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, that sounds great :) i will x

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  10. Love everything! xx
    Thanks for visiting my blog love!

    Following you via GFC&Bloglovin, hope you'll do the same.
    Have a great Monday,
    http://devil-wears-gabbana.blogspot.com

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  11. Ahh~ These monthly boxes just get better and better! The Kawaii box is SO cuteeee~ Love everything in it~ Thanks for the post and the giveaway!

    Love, Aimee
    My Blog | Recent Blog Post - Life Update

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  12. Wow they packed so much into the boxes!! So much cute stuff! A shame that little card thing isn't a sticker, I always use things like that for my travel/oyster cards haha. Awwww I've wanted a keyboard decal for the longest time, might just have to straight up buy one!
    I'm always worried with like glossyboxes or beauty boxes and things that I might receive stuff I don't like, which is why I never subscribe to them ><
    But looks like you're really lucky!
    Thanks for sharing this with us!!

    edge-e.blogspot.co.uk

    Loves.
    X

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    1. yeah they really did! i think half the excitement is not knowing what you'll get :)

      Thanks for reading!

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  13. You're so right that subscription boxes are becoming so popular these days-- and after seeing this amazing box, I can totally see why! Oh my goodness, this box is just an overload of cuteness!! Are some of those candies? I, like many girls, am obsessed with Hello Kitty and the like, also loving that adorable sushi toy!

    Your blog is adorable, I would love to follow each other too! Just followed you on GFC and Bloglovin, hope you can follow back soon lovely :)

    xx Debbie

    www.whatdoffydoes.com

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    1. thank you for reading ! :D yea , they always include candies in every box!

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  14. Great subscription box! And amazing giveaway! Very cool!
    XO
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.blogspot.fr

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  15. thank you for the lovely comments sweetheart! i have now followed you :) The Silver Doll x

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  16. かわいい!!Sushi towel is super cute too :) xo akiko
    Style Imported

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  17. hihi Rachel!!
    omg the gifts in the box are soo cute nkawai!!!!
    I love the hello kitty doll and the keyboard stickers the best~
    I'm inviting you to join my first blog giveaway~ I hope you will join!

    http://charrmyn.blogspot.com/2014/06/charrmyn-1st-blog-anniversary-giveaway.html
    
- Charmaine

    Charrmyn || Hyosung GoodNight Kiss Makeup Tutorial || Join My Giveaway

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  18. Hi Rachel! Thank you so much for visiting my blog :]
    I've followed you via GFC and Bloglovin <3 I agree that us bloggers should support each other.

    I didn't know about Kawaii Box before! It's really cute :3 and cheaper than the other boxes I think.
    A lot of the stuff is just cute to look at, but the keyboard stickers and keychains are so sweet <3


    ChocoKittieHK holidays
    xoxoxo, Cindy⭐︎☽

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    1. no problem! i'm following you now :)

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  19. what a cute stuff dear :D

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  20. Such cute stuff!
    I've always wanted to subscribe to one of these!<3

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    1. definitely consider it ! It's a lot of fun

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    1. hahah yes, we all need more cute in our lives :)

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  22. Wow so cute products (>w<)
    I'm in love with this Hello Kitty haha

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  23. Thank you for this great giveaway!
    I m new on your blog and very happy to follow you!
    Email:[email protected]
    Have you got the newsletters?
    Crossed fingers!

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    1. thank you! I haven't but i prob should get one :)

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  24. Everything is so cute! (^^)

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  25. Thank you for this cool giveaway. Hope I'll win :)

    EMAIL: [email protected]
    FB: Naama Shalom

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  26. love everything inside the box :) so kawaii!

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  27. Wow this stuff is cute overload, haha. I LOVE those Japanese candies, they're so addictive!

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  28. Cute~ I really like the keyboard stickers :P need some <3

    anna, indeed

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  29. cuteness overload! gaaahhh i've never wanted anything so badlyyyy :((( i hope i win

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