I have a confession. Beauty is not my first love. This seems like a real faux pas seeing as this is primarily a beauty blog, but as someone who barely wore make up until I was 18, there was something before, jewellery. Among my favourite jewellery brands, Tatty Devine has to be high up on the list. So when a few weeks back Tatty Devine had their annual Sample Sale & released the lucky dip boxes online, I was sold & made a little order.
So, I debated ordering a couple of lucky dips, but decided to order a necklace I'd been lusting after for a while.
I ordered the dog on wheels necklace, this was originally a collaboration piece with Sebastien & Belle, but it only came as a brooch, and as much as I loved it I always wanted it as a necklace. So when it came out a mainline piece as a necklace I was sold!
The dog itself is made of wood, with plastic wheels & a plastic bone, but it also has adjustable ears, so you can make it a surprised doggie if you wanted too! As with all Tatty Devine, its not cheap, so this necklace comes in at £30, and I know that's a fair bit for a necklace but I do love it, and as someone who rarely spends much on clothes... It's a weak justification I know but I just loved it!
If you follow me on instagram (jetley is my user name if you fancy) you might of seen I wore it last week, and I just adore it!
But the main reason I made an order was to get a lucky dip box. These boxes came in two sizes, a small box for £15 which would have 2 to 3 items in, and a large box for £35 which would have around 4 to 5 items in. It wasn't just a couple of previous collections you could receive, it could of been anything from any collection from the last 15 years. As I prefer the smaller bits from Tatty Devine I decided to go for the smaller £15 box, as I thought it was less likely I'd get a large piece. But, I've never been very lucky when it comes to things like this...
So, my reasoning was very wrong! I received a massive film reel necklace, a doily ring & some little bow earrings. I was just a little bit gutted, so I was going to put it all on eBay but I saw on the Tatty Devine Facebook page that every weekend after the sample sale & lucky dip weekend they open up a swap shop forum, so if you didn't get something you liked you could swap it, which was a fantastic idea! I took my bits on the forum & managed to set up some swaps, so here's what I swapped for.
First up, I swapped the doily ring for this dandelion seed necklace. Its a cluster pendant necklace with two charms and two little beads. I like this necklace but it's a bit of an odd length so I'm not sure if I will keep this, but I might try giving it a wear and seeing if I like more with the right clothes.
Now this swap I was so unbelievably chuffed with. I swapped my film reel necklace for this amazing party popper brooch! This brooch actually started my love for Tatty Devine! I saw it on a girls bag years a go & love it so I went home and googled it, and up popped Tatty Devine! So I am so pleased to finally own this!
I ended up keeping the little bows, nothing something I would of picked for myself but I think they will get at least some wear.
So, after a a bit of faff the lucky dip worked out really nicely! Did any of you get a lucky dip box? Were you pleased with what you got?