Let's first look at handbags. Treated well, a leather handbag can last forever. Most higher-end leather bags are not treated. This allows the bags to age gracefully with the character expected from an expensive bag, making them distinct and unique. So, here are a few tips to help you care for your special handbag.
1.Look after your bag and store it in its dust bag cover or use a natural fiber soft pillow cover. Never use a plastic bag.
2. Stuff your seasonal bags with your soft-knit scarves or gloves, but make sure to not overstuff the bag. 3.
If the weather is really bad and raining, consider using a less special handbag. 4. Keep your cosmetic products and pens in pouches inside the bag to avoid any staining. 5. Handle your bag with clean hands. 6.
Avoid handling the designer bag after applying beauty products, face foundations or hand creams. 7. Apply a good quality leather protector spray to clean dry leather. This can keep the leather from drying out and cracking over time.
It will also reduce the tendency of the leather to stain. 8. Clean your bag if it gets dirty by simply wiping it with a soft, damp cloth. 9.
Avoid using a leather cleaner that contains oils to clean natural leather (leather that is dyed rather that painted), as cleaning oils can trap moisture and dirt, and stain the leather. Ink marks, grease and oil stains are unfortunately not removable and should be left alone. 10. If the bag is stained, take it to a professional leather cleaner who will have the expertise to remove the stain. Now on to fashion jewelry.
Fine quality fashion jewelry pieces can remain with you for a long time. Jewelry of all kind, fine or fashion, should be treated gently and stored properly. Especially pearl or glass jewelry items should be stored separately to avoid scratches to its surface. I also recommend that you protect your fashion jewelry pieces from contact with hairspray, make-up and household cleaning products. Substances in these products attack the surface of your fashion jewelry. I always accessorize with fashion jewelry after applying make-up, perfume or hairspray.
Also, always remember to remove your jewelry before taking a shower/bath, swimming, exercising or sleeping. With the frequent wear of your fashion jewelry and contact with your skin, your jewelry's surface will change over time. I recommend that you carefully rub your pieces with a soft cloth to remove any build-up. Please do not use any cleansers. Copyright (c) 2007 MMC Lifestyles, LLC, dba MMC Style.
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