Soooooooo, thanks to Klout, I received a perk towards my first bag at Little Black Bag... How can I turn down a perk, it would be ungracious... If you haven't heard of Little Black Bag, here's a quick run down: It's a $49.95 monthly subscription service (or $59.95 for one-time) in which you pick a bag, then you pay for it and receive a few additional items. That doesn't exactly sound fun but once you see what you're going to receive, you can trade out your items for other things you want. That is where it gets fun (and kinda addicting). You can trade for bags, jewelry, and even cosmetics! The companies that are participating are Steve Madden, Cargo Cosmetics, BCBG, Betsey Johnson and the list goes on. The shipping was super quick, I received my bag in less than a week! I came to work last week and was suprised by the lovely box above.
My bags were packaged up nicely. The dimensions of the bags are listed on the site so there's no guessing game played.
Here is the first bag I picked: R&Em Penny Crossbody which retails for $58, so right there my purchase was worth it. I have a few big bags so I was really looking for a small purse I can use in the summer. It's made from faux leather, but it doesn't look or feel fake.
I also got this pretty necklace: 'ZAD Bright Bead Fringe Necklace (retail $20). I tend to gravitate towards earrings so I want to push myself out of my comfort zone and go with a statement necklace.
Here I have michael marcus Cranberry Nail Polish (retail $15). I had come across michael marcus at both IMATS NYC and The Makeup Show. I thought the shape of the bottle were pretty, now I'll see if the formula is good as well.
Here is a close up of Cranberry, looks at all that silvery shimmer!
Finally here is the last item : Nila Anthony Studded Crossbody ( retail $68). I love anything with studs so this bag is right up my alley. It's also made from faux leather, but again you can't tell from the quality of the material.
Had I paid retail price for everything, it would've come out to $161, so paying $60 ( I went with a one-time box) was definitely worth it! The only original item in my bag was the first bag, everything else I had traded for. At the moment, I'm not really able to do the monthly subscription but if you're into accessories, go for it!
Have you used Little Black Bag yet? Would you?
In other news, I'm teaching a Blowjobs and Beyond workshop tomorrow in the West Village. If you're based out of NYC, Id love to see you there! Otherwise you can either follow the live-tweet at my twitter account @ahhhdri or my job @PleasureChestNY
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