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.
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!*
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….
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 about – cute 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 set. I’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.
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…
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?