Japanese Stationery Shop Review – Rainbowholic Shop

This review contains a bit of cross-posting with the article that I made with Marceline for Super Cute Kawaii. I have only made one order at the Rainbowholic shop so far and really wanted to include it in this series of Japanese stationery shop reviews. I’ll go a bit more in depth about the ordering, service and the assortment of the shop.

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At the beginning of this year I noticed that Kaila was holding a fund-raising campaign for her dad who is undergoing radiation treatment for cancer. It’s a subject close to my heart, as both of my parents have had cancer. Also Kaila is such a great role-model for the kawaii community, with her love for Japan and her positive attitude, that I really wanted to support her #RainbowsForMyDad campaign by making a purchase.

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The package arrived within a week after shipping and it was adorned with lots of kawaii washi tape and stickers! I received some extra cherry blossom stickers in my package, because Kaila had noticed that we are both a fan of sakura. She also included a ‘keep believing in yourself’ booklet in the package. It is handmade and comes with great positive advice to achieve your dreams. To be honest I was having major PMS when the package arrived so this made my day (and it made me tear up big time, haha).

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I had been eyeing the Bande Sakura Washi and Sakura Petals Washi Tape for a while. And this washi tape did live up to my expectations. Basically the tape consists of small washi stickers in various shapes that you can peel off. I’ve used both tapes for my Bullet Journal April set-up, that I will share with you soon. It was so nice to work with these Bande tapes, I can really recommend them.

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This cute Pokemon Dessert Plate sticker sack -with pastel colors and golden details- has got the cutest illustrations. I’m planning on using these stickers in my Bullet Journal, probably to decorate a Pokemon Go page. This set is sold out, but you can find a couple of other Pokemon items at the Rainbowholic shop.

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The shop carries a nice selection of character stationery, often sold in sets and/or as Rainbow Mail. My Melody is an old favorite Sanrio character of mine, so I ordered this cute set with clear stickers, tape and post-it notes. These are all official Sanrio items of a good quality. Heart

Rainbowholic Shop from Japan Review Summary

Cute stationery in this shop

Washi tape, stickers, stamps, pens, markers, pencil cases, memo pads and journals are all available in the stationery section. Rainbowholic Shop is also the place to look for creative books and the special Rainbow Mail. Also if you are visiting Japan, you can book Kaila for a Kawaii Tokyo Stationery Tour, which sounds like so much fun Smile

Packing and shipping

★★★★★

Kaila emailed a picture of the package and the tracking number, so I could keep an eye on it. My order arrived within a week in a sturdy envelope, decorated with lots of kawaii washi tape.

Product and shipping prices

★★★★☆

The product prices are very reasonable, but a little higher compared to other shops, hence 4 stars ^_^ For instance a set of 5 Mildliners is about $8.90 at the Rainbowholic Shop compared to $7.00 at Cute Things from Japan.
Most Rainbow Care Packages come with a flat rate shipping of about $4.50. Other items will be shipped by the somewhat expensive EMS method. But I emailed Kaila to work out Airmail shipping with tracking, which was only $8,80 for my package.

Customer service

★★★★★

Despite the fact that Kaila is working another job and blog/vlogs quite often, she responded very quickly to emails. She was super helpful and absolutely deserves these 5 stars!

Shopping at the Rainbowholic Shop has been a positive experience for me. If you are looking for Japanese stationery with kawaii and cheerful designs, you should really check out this shop. And if you’d like to receive a more personal package, you might enjoy Kaila’s Rainbow Mail.

Squishy Kiosk Review and Giveaway

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Last week I received a box filled with kawaii Squishies from Squishy Kiosk. The squishy selection of Blippo.com had grown so much, that they decided to open a dedicated store just for squishies. You can find a good selection of animals, food and generally cute themed squishies in the Kiosk. Below you can find my opinion on the squishies and do read (or scroll) on for a giveaway!

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The package came with a cute handwritten ‘thank you’ card and business card of the person who had packed the squishies. So let’s see what was inside!

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The first squishy to greet me was a Crazy Poo from Creamii Candy. I received the Yummiibear version, with cute sprinkles on top. It’s scented, but luckily it smells like melon instead of a actual poop. The scent is quite strong, so do take notice of this is you are allergic (it made me sneeze quite a bit). This squishy is of really good quality, it popped right back in shape after a good squeeze.

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The Crazy Poo comes with an optional hanger featuring a kawaii Yummiibear charm and phone plug.

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Next up is this pretty Fantasy Galaxy Unicorn squishy. It’s from an unknown Chinese brand called Magic Squishy with a package covered in My Little Pony pictures and Engrish. My favourite phrase is; ‘Gaution, this product is nammable please keep away from fire’.

The unicorn actually looks like a mix of Sanrio and Tokidoki, with pretty pastel coloured manes. I think that the seam has got a somewhat strange position, going through the body and head. But this squishy does score high points on being cute and stress relieving. The Unicorn and the Crazy Poo squishy are both slow rising, which means it takes a while for them to regain their original shape. That is so relaxing to watch ^_^

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I also received 2 different food themed squishies.
This Soft Summer Cake Squishy looks very sweet. But I do have to say that the sharp yellow sprinkles make it hard to give the cake a satisfying squeeze. It would be nice as a bag charm though.

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The Squishy Heart Donut is right up my alley. It resembles a donut quite well and I really like this style. This squishy is very affordable for just $ 1.60, especially given the fact that Squishy Kiosk offers free shipping.

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Squishy Kiosk Giveaway

Now on to the giveaway! Would you like to bring some squishies home? You can use the entry widget below before May 21 for a chance to win a cute squishy price. The winner will be chosen at random and will be notified by email. Good luck!

Kao-ani Squishy Kiosk Giveaway

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