The last giveaway on Kao-ani has already been two months ago and the winner (Laura) has probably received her kawaii box by now. Thank you all very much for participating and a special thank you to the kind commenters, it’s much appreciated!
If you weren’t a winner, you might want to read on and join this new giveaway (^_^).
Suprise Kawaii Mix Bag Review
Blippo -the maker of the kawaii box- has released a new item: a Suprise Kawaii Mixed Bag. It’s based on the Fukubukuro lucky bags from Japan. Merchants fill grab bags with unknown contents and sell them at a great discount on New Year’s Day. They are also known as lucky bags, because you might find a highly sought-after item inside. Or in the unlucky case that you’ve got a utsubukuro (“depressing bag”), you’ll discover nothing but unwanted items. Well, I can tell you that there was nothing depressing about the Blippo surprise bag!
The lucky bag itself is very cute and -at about 25cm large- it can hold a good amount of items. The bag is made out of a sturdy fabric with a pink drawstring, so you can easily reuse it. Blippo promises to include a random assortment of at least 15 cute and practical items. Let’s check to see what’s inside!
The chunky pastel shell bracelet and fruity hairclips go along well with a cute summer outfit. The bracelet was a tad too large for my (small) wrist, but it can easily be fixed by tightening the elastic band.
To be honest I’ve been eyeing this pair of ribbon eye glass frames for a while, so I was happy to find it included! They fit surprisingly well, given the fact that most glasses look too big on me. I wonder if it’s possible to get a pair of (prescription) lenses fitted inside the frame.
Next up are a couple of items that I wouldn’t mind bringing along. The animal spray bottle is perfect as a small water mister, especially for those hotter-than-hot summer days. We’ve had a few too many of those days lately in the Netherlands :(.
The pink chocolate bar holds a mirror and a comb, making it great for quick touch up.
Okay, who let the cat out of the bag? This soft small Nemuneko plush fits right into my crazy cat lady collection.
The surprise bag contained a couple of cute purses. I’ve received a watermelon purse in a kawaii box before. This new version is sewn differently, making it less symmetrical, although the seed pattern is nicer now. Still it’s very soft and comes in handy to hold tiny items. The Pikachu coin purse has got a lovely embroidered face, but I think that his head could have been a bit rounder. I’m using it to hold my Pokemon Go accessories (small charger & plus bracelet).
The tiny animal face purse is just perfect, very sturdy and lined with a soft fabric.
The included Oreo and crepe charms aren’t really my taste. I’m not a big fan of the soft spongy materials and greyish colours.
The Alpaca cardholder is very well made. You can use it for quick acces to a buss card or identity card and hang it from your bag. Personally I prefer a window case, as you can easily swipe it, but this one does look super cute. The jewelry stickers are always nice to have at hand for decorating.
This kiwi juice fan will be a nice refreshment during hot days. The illustrations are so sweet! Blippo sells this fan in multiple colours at a very decent price.
The bag contained a macaron travel tag, which was also included in the Kawaii Box from March. It came in another colour though and I can always put this to good use.
Is the surprise kawaii bag worth it?
I really enjoyed unpacking the bag. It felt a bit like unpacking birthday presents, and I liked it how all the items seemed to fit into a fruity, summer theme. This mix bag would also make a nice gift to a kawaii-loving friend or relative.
The Surprise Mix Bag is only €13.60 / $15.20 including shipping if you use the coupon code kawaiilove. The value of all the items in my bag added up to just over €36,- / $40.- (many of the included items are currently on sale), so that’s over 50% discount!
If you aren’t really interested in Japanse candy, you might prefer the Surprise Mix Bag over the Kawaii Box. Please keep in mind that other bags won’t have the same exact content as mine did, since that wouldn’t be much of a surprise ;)
Blippo also sells other Lucky bags with a different theme, such as stationery and candy.
Suprise Kawaii Mix Bag Giveaway ☆
Would you like to unpack a surprise bag as well? Feel free to enter the gadget below! You can fill as many entries as you wish. The more entries you get, the better your chances of winning are. The raffle will end on July 29 and the winner -who is chosen at random- will receive a free Suprise Kawaii Mix Bag from Blippo. Good luck to everyone!