YumeTwins | October 2016 | Unboxing, First Impressions and Review

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Every time I feel as if I am finally getting on top of my blog commitments, something else pops up.  It’s almost like a game, except Whack-A-Blog-Commitment isn’t as fun as the name suggests…  One of the things on my list to show you is the October YumeTwins box.

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YumeTwins October 2016

Unboxing, First Impressions and Review

“YumeTwins is a monthly care package of everything kawaii and cute from TokyoTreat.  It centers around the “yume kawaii” culture which is a new kawaii movement recently emerged in Japan.  Yume kawaii isn’t just the old school kawaii – it’s a mixture of cuteness, fairytales and, importantly, a touch of darkness (yami)!”

“Each YumeTwins box is a surprise of 8-10 items ranging from adorable plushies and squishies, collectible keychains and figures, stationary and accessories.  All items are fully licenced merchandise from Japanese brands you LOVE!*

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When I found out that the theme of the October YumeTwins box was “Must-Have Kawaii goodies”, I was rather excited.  My brain went into overload imagining all the “must have” kawaii goodies that were sure to be coming my way…

So, what did I receive this month? Let’s have a look….

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I remember having the cutest Hello Kitty toothbrush, and I also remember that it took me AGES to pluck up the courage to use it (and thus spoil it).  I just know it’s going to be the same situation with the Standing Cat Toothbrush.  It is exquisite; how could I justify defiling it?  I will save it for a special occasion, such as my upcoming holiday. *counts down the days*

The YumeTwins Halloween Sticker is the first original sticker to be included in a YumeTwins box.  It is meant to be a representation of what YumeTwins is all aboutcute with a touch of darkness!  It’s large and of good quality, so I might put this on a lunchbox or a folder… Thoughts?

I am sure I have had the My Collage Decorative Sticky Notes (or something similar) in previous subscription boxes… but hey, sticky notes always come in handy.  I should write “WRITE A BLOODY BLOG POST TODAY” on them and stick them all over my house. That might help me get on top of my blog commitments…

If I say “cat cafe”, I would imagine the majority of people would think of Japan.  Re-Ment is paying homage to cat cafes with the Hello Kitty Re-Ment setI’ve included a closer look below!

I’ll be honest, I am quite disappointed to see a Snoopy item in the box this month.  No offence to Snoopy, but to me it is not a “kawaii” brand, like say Hello Kitty or even Gudetama.  I received a set of Snoopy Riceball Shapers, but the included YumeTwins magazine suggests that they could also be used as cookie cutters.

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A closer look at the Hello Kitty Cat Cafe Re-Ment set…

From what I can gather, I received the “Welcome”set, featuring a small Hello Kitty with items such as a bed, mug and… a petting stick?  *shrugs*  I have a feeling this set will end up lost somewhere in my room, and it makes me wish I had a small dollhouse to put this in.  Then again, if I did have a dollhouse, I would then want to fill it rooms with the other sets!  You see, I know myself too well…

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My favourite items in this month’s box were…

Ok, how cute, yet ugly is the Shinada Koishi-tai Plushie?   It looks a bit like me – ha!  These plushies are said to bring luck to you in your romantic life, although I would like to think that my romantic life was doing ok before this alien cupid came along?   I will keep it nearby, just in case!

I love sheet masks, and I am always happy to receive one where ever I can.  I have high expectations for the PureSmile Masquerade Facial Pack; I have tried PureSmile face masks before so I can’t wait to pop this one on and give my boyfriend a good chuckle at the masquerade design.

Saving the best for last, my favourite item in the box was the Yokai Watch Komasan Fluffy Pouch.  I hope some of you remember my brief spell of Yokai Watch obessession earlier this year, so that you can imagine my delight when I saw this.  It’s the perfect size for my new Nintendo 3DS – I needed a case as well!  My only complaint is that the small wisp that was attached to the zip came off after I was zipping the case shut, but other than that,  I love it and I am going to get a lot of use of it!

I am very happy with my October YumeTwins box.  The majority of the items were kawaii and were high quality, licensed/branded items.   I’m not sure what the “must have kawaii goodies” were but I am happy with what I received.  The only let down for me was the Snoopy bento set but hey, I am sure I can make it work somehow.    I have started to look forward to receiving my YumeTwins box, but will the good boxes continue? *serious face*

Yume Twins is a subscription box service brought to you by the TokyoTreat team.  Every month, you will receive 8-10 licensed items, such as plushies, stationery and accessories from Japanese brands.  Prices start at $29.99 per month including shipping, but keep an eye on YumeTwins’ social media as they often do discount codes or free gift offers that can sweeten the deal.   There are also 3 month, 6 month and 12 month prepaid subscription deals if you can commit to a subscription that long.  The boxes are shipped from Japan and take about two weeks to arrive.  They ship worldwide, and as a customer in the UK I have not had any custom charges to pay so far.  You can also “skip” a month if you do not like the theme of the upcoming box.

Would you subscribe to Yume Twins?

Dannie x

November 26, 2016
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  • Reply Chelsea

    I’m trying to get my hands on a YoKai Watch watch for Dylan so he would have lost his mind over that little pouch! xx

    November 28, 2016 at 10:53 pm
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