Now here’s a review I’m really excited for! Well, it’s always great to check out something new, but I’ve been especially eager to try Yume Twins ever since the new kawaii subscription box service was launched earlier this year by the folks behind Tokyo Treat. So far, I’ve only tried one kawaii subscription service, Doki Doki Crate, and I was left rather disappointed by the number of low quality bootleg items it contained (though I hear they have improved greatly since). I got my Yume Twins order in just in time for the September box, which had the theme “new lifestyle.” Let’s see what’s inside!
Oh my, is it really the end of September already?! Wait, winter, come back! (or summer, if you’re a friend in the Northern Hemisphere) Today I’m going to relive August through this very overdue OyatsuBox review, which includes not one, but two cool summer drinks! Even though they probably planned that for customers who were in the height of summer in August, cool drinks are perfect for me now here in Brisbane, where things are just starting to heat up. But regardless of what season it is, I’m always up for some tasty snacks!
If you’re a long-time Chic Pixel reader, you know I’m a big fan of subscription boxes. When the folks at the nerdy subscriptions service Loot Crate mentioned that they were looking to see what dream subscription box themes people could come up with, I knew I had to answer the call. Besides, there’s even a chance they’ll be selecting one lucky blogger’s crate theme to make into a future month’s crate! I have no shortage of fun ideas I’d like to see in a subscription box, but I managed to narrow it down to one core theme: otome (乙女).
The term otome is most often used among English speakers in relation to “otome games,” but it literally means “maiden,” so it can refer to anything that might appeal to someone with maiden-like sensibilities! But since this is me, all of my otome items have a decidedly nerdy twist. Basically, this dream loot crate consists of everything I love, be it cute lifestyle items, otome game merchandise, or shojo anime figurines!
Dagashi, or cheap Japanese snacks, are often passed over by international Japanese snack fans in favor for more famous snack products like Pocky, Pretz, and Japanese Kit Kats, but Japan has a long history of fun, colorful snacks and the mom-and-pop stores that carry them. Thanks to anime like Dagashi Kashi, more people are getting interested in these classic Japanese snacks, and to help spread the dagashi love, OyatsuBox has packed their July subscription box full of all things dagashi!
Japan Funbox is the latest Japanese snack subscription box on the scene, and when they approached me to review their Mini box for Chic Pixel, I couldn’t resist the chance to see how they stacked up to the other boxes on the market! Hereby let it be known that I will never pass up a chance to eat Japanese food.
The Mini Japan Funbox offers 5 to 7 Japanese snacks and candy for $15 including shipping worldwide. Compared to the OyatsuBox Jr., which offers 3 to 4 treats and one gachapon for $12 but does not ship to all countries (including Australia), it’s a very comparable price. Read on to see a full rundown of what was included in my box!
Long time no OyatsuBox! Unfortunately due to a postal mixup I didn’t receive May’s box, but I’m back for my regular monthly OyatsuBox reviews! July may be nearly over, but today I’m going to be reviewing June’s awesome box, which included OyatsuBox’s first ever drink. Read on to see what kinds of Japanese snacks, candy, and other goodies await for monthly OyatsuBox subscribers!
[Update 8/12/16] – I have gotten a number of messages regarding the Fujobox campaign, and I would like to clarify that I am in no way affiliated with the creators, nor did I personally back this campaign. It seems they relaunched the a “part 2” after the first fundraiser was unsuccessful, and were due to send out the first Fujobox in November 2016. However, backers have heard nothing from the creators since the campaign was funded on September 6th, 2016. I would exercise extreme caution before donating money to anything related to Fujobox. This post will be updated in the future if any developments occur.
I’ve sampled many a Japanese subscription service over the years, with themes ranging from candy to cute and nerdy merchandise. One demographic distinctly lacking in a subscription box that caters to them, however, is fujoshi, or boys love/yaoi fans. Until now! The FUJOBOX (short for “fujoshi box”) recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to set up a subscription service for fujoshi and fudanshi (male BL/yaoi fans), and are looking to bring all kinds of awesome merchandise from series ranging from Free! to Super Lovers to fans worldwide.