Friday, 19 August 2016

Jewellery Club Subscription Box

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Who can resist a subscription box? Not us anyway!
Jewellery Club is a newly relaunched subscription club by Berwick-upon-Tweed based designer Tessa Shearer of House of Wonderland, and we wanted first peek. Especially when we heard that this month's box was cactus- themed.

If you aren't familiar with subscription boxes.. um, where have you been? Like a lucky dip bag for grown ups, it's a box of surprise goodies delivered to your door. These days you can get them for anything, whether it's food and drink, geek boxes, pet products or what we love- jewellery.
The cute, colourful illustrations really fits our style, and if you aren't convinced by cactii (how dare you?), maybe you'll be won over by the troll dolls and ring pops of 90s nostalgia, or perhaps the Bourbon biscuit patches of earlier boxes. The jewellery was the stand out of the previous incarnation of the sub boxes, so we're glad to see that the focus is now primarily on this. Every single box will include and illustrated necklace and 2 pairs of illustrated earrings (so we hope you've got your lobes pierced!) along with bonus bits. We love that the main pieces are all limited edition and illustrated by Tess!

In our Cactus Takeover box was
- Cactus Nail Transfers by Rockin Claws
- Potted Stud Cactus Earrings
- Statement Cactus Tassel Earrings
- Long Chain Terranium Necklace
- Terranium Illustrated Brooch

The individual pieces are worth £39 RRP but the complete box costs just £12, which we think is pretty darn reasonable. UK postage is £3.50 but they also ship worldwide.
One of our favourite things was the way the package arrived, with all the pieces in these cute branded boxes. As well as ensuring their safe arrival, it definitely added to the 'unboxing' experience that people enjoy about subscriptions, and each one felt like a gift. To us from us!

If you aren't fond of a surprise though, you can still buy the Cactus Takeover box here to get one to match ours. Or sign up to a monthly Direct Debit here and you can get your hand's on each month's- shipping on 21st. We're already excited to see the Adventurer box!

If there are any negatives about this sub box, it's that the nail decals were pretty tricky to put on. While they were super cute, they did not want to come off their backing (and we're pretty familiar with nail decals). We recommend using tweezers, rather than trying to just slide them off onto the nail. The transfers are also quite large so if you have short nails they may be too big (see Kim's nails, above).

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Thanks so much to Jewellery Club for sharing their Cactus Takeover box with us. We'll be twinning in our cactii jewels very soon.

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