The item I opened with was this Melie Bianco Molly Braided Flap Over Bag. I like to open with a purse that I really love, that way I know I'm at least getting something I want that I would pay $60 for. I originally picked the black one to start with, but I traded between the black, taupe, and tan quite a bit before settling on the taupe. I'm going to be that girl and say "It doesn't match the color on the website at all!" But it really doesn't. On the site it appears to be much lighter, and it's really a dark blue/gray.
- Carol Dauplaise Peacock Owl Ring - I love this ring! I'm usually not the type to wear statement jewelry but when they introduced this to the gallery I really wanted it. I love birds, and even though I know owls are a trend right now I've just always liked them. It has a stretch band and it seems much nicer than it's $18 price tag.
- Dream Mullick Silver Peacock Charm Necklace - I kept trying to trade up for this necklace but didn't have much luck in the beginning, but then on my second-to-last day of trading someone finally accepted my offer. I was really happy because this necklace is totally my style. It's retail value is $34.
- All The Rage Wood Collar Necklace - I do not like this necklace in the least. I accepted it while trying to trade up, but unfortunately I ran out of time and got stuck with it. I think I might like it if it was more well-made (is that grammatically correct?), but it is really light and just feels cheap. I highly doubt anyone would buy this for $28 if they saw it in stores. It's also really scratched up, I have up-close photos further down in the post. I am going to return this for an exchange credit.
- That Gal Primer - I like primers and The Porefessional is one of my favorites, so I figured I'd give That Gal a try. I don't really care for it; I think that The Porefessional is much better. That Gal feels more like a lotion, whereas TP really gives that silky primer feel. But including Benefit samples was definitely a fun extra and I hope that LBB includes cosmetics bonuses in the future!
Bottom Line: September's bag gets an 8/10. I'm a little disappointed with the bag, but I will still definitely use it. The Wood Collar necklace is a bust, but I knew I was going to return it before I even got it. I love the other two jewelry items I got, so overall I'm happy (and can't wait to open my next bag!).
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*Disclaimer: I purchased this bag with my own money and was not asked to review it. I was not compensated for this review in any way and the honest opinions are entirely my own.