Thursday, May 17, 2012

LBB #2!

I am so excited to be posting my second Little Black Bag review! I actually won Morgan's (smorgs87) 100 subscriber give-away! Please check out Morgan's channel here! And guys, I seriously NEVER win anything. This was such a pleasant surprise and I'm even more excited about making my first YouTube/blog friend. Morgan is awesome, go subscribe. And as I type this, she's almost at 200, so clearly other people think she's cool, too :)

On to the bag! I was definitely more pleased with LBB's gallery selection this time around. I decided almost immediately, however, that this Melie Bianco purse was what my choice would be. And behold, it is even MORE gorgeous than the pictures online give it credit for:

(Like my impromptu backdrop/beach towel? Yeah, pretty high-tech over here).

I had a little trepidation over getting this bag for two reasons- it's a lot smaller than my regular bags, and it's not real leather, and normally I'm a huge stickler about real leather bags. But I checked it out on Melie Blanco's website, and it was featured on Heart of Dixie! I have never seen that show, but still, it was on tv and stuff!

Here's the bag compared to my Mac palette-- as you can see, it is quite small:

However, the small size of the bag forces me to stay organized- my purses have tendencies to turn into black holes of gum wrappers, receipts, a million different lip balms, and just general disorganization. There is literally no room for that nonsense in this bag. The fake leather doesn't bother me as much as I thought it would. It isn't a pleathery, shiny hot mess like some fake leather bags tend to be. I love that this is a structured, classic bag- very different from the slouchy, hobo-esque totes I tend to lug around. 

I also love the fun little details. It has FEET! I've always wanted a purse with the little nubs at the bottom- so classic looking. Also, the lock actually unlocks with the key, so I'm constantly playing with it.

Love the interior! My iPhone fits perfectly in the larger open pocket.

Overall, I'm really enjoying this bag. I've already gotten a ton of compliments on it which is fun. It's a great size for going out at night, too.

Next up- these AWESOME Lydell earrings:

I first heard about these from Michele1218's video, and again in Morgan's! They are just as beautiful as I was hoping.

(Backs of the earrings)

And here they are on. I see myself wearing these a ton!

Lastly, a Michael Marcus nail polish in "Nude":

To be honest, I'd never heard of this brand before, but I am SO impressed with this polish! It's a jelly nude that reminds me of a peachier version of OPI Coney Island Cotton Candy. It stayed on my nails a full three days which is nearly impossible for me. I'd definitely be interested in seeing what else this brand has to offer.

 (4 coats, gross cuticles)

I continue to be impressed by the quality and service of Little Black Bag. I can't wait to try it again.

Thank you, Morgan, for this awesome give-away! I love ALL my pieces!

Disclaimer: I received a Little Black Bag credit as part of a YouTube giveaway. I am not receiving any compensation for this post. This post contains no affiliate links. All opinions are my own. 


  1. Meg,

    I am so happy that you won! Thank you for entering.

    Loving that bag! Ohmygosh. That must've popped up after I had closed my May bag, haha. The inside is so adorable. I also love the earrings, but that's a given. I even wore mine today. They work with so many different outfits! And I actually really like the nail polish color, too. Did you find the consistency to be ok? I noticed that it says that took 4 coats. Do you think that was a yay or a nay?

    Also, thank you for the kind words. I really appreciate it. You are too sweet. :)

    1. Thanks again Morgan for this generous give-away :) I am loving this bag! It's quickly becoming my everyday bag that I take to work.

      The nail polish needing 4 coats doesn't bother me since each coat dries really fast. I would definitely love to try more from this line.

  2. So happy to see you were the winner of Morgan's contest! We loved your post and happy to see the Melie Bianco bag in the wild. It looks great! Also love your Michael Marcus shade - perfect for summer! Thank you for your wonderful feedback about our customer service! If you have any other comments or questions email us at marketing[at]littleblackbag[dot]com! Have a wonderful day!

    1. Thank you Chathri! I always love browsing the LBB gallery and finding great new brands to try :)LOVE THIS SERVICE!

  3. Yay! I didn't know how had a blog! I'm your first (official) follower!