Meltonian: Spa-Time for Shoes and Bags!

After much research online, I’ve finally found the right products to protect my shoes and bags! I waited for more than a week for its delivery since it’s not available in Canada. With much enthusiasm, may I introduce the two star products,

MELTONIAN Water & Stain Protector and All-Purpose Cleaner & Conditioner

These are two great protectants that will help clean and prolong the longevity of your shoes. These products are tried and tested by hundreds of PFers and often used by Chanel’s factories when bags are brought back to the boutiques for maintenance, cleaning, or repair. The ingredients are very gentle making them suitable for expensive leathers and exotic skins.

Here are the descriptions for both:

MELTONIAN Water & Stain Protector
– Protects leathers and suede from water-based and oil-based stains. Allows surface to breathe and protects all colors. Helps prevent salt stains on boots and shoes. Also good for use on rainwear, hats, jackets, and other outdoor apparel.

MELTONIAN All-Purpose Cleaner & Conditioner
– Designed for cleaning and conditioning all types of leather grains including gloved, smooth, and distressed leathers. Using the same time-honored formula originated by Properts, this special wax free product is also ideal for caring for distressed leather, patent leather, imitation leather, and plastic surfaces. It may also be used to clean and condition all types of reptile skins including alligator, lizard, and snake. Helps promote the natural shine of leather while protecting against salt stains, water spotting, and cracking. Excellent for two-tned shoes. Not recommended for use on suede, nubuck, or napped leathers.

 

Now, let us witness the **magic** of Meltonian with my CHANEL Reissue:

The pic below shows the original, naked, state of my bag. Sorry, the pix aren’t great cuz my camera died and I’m using my cell, plus it just finished raining so the daylight is a bit dark…

 

Time 0 – My bag immediately after being sprayed with 1 coat

 

Time 30 mins – My bag sprayed again with 2nd coat

 

Time 60 mins – Another half hour later, I spray the final 3rd coat

As you see, Meltonian DOES NOT CHANGE THE COLOR of the leather! This is a much feared consequence of many other sprays and protectants out there. I’ve heard one or two PFers say that apparently Meltonian’s spray changed their shoe color, but after my experience here, I think that must be rare and happened only because there was an intrinsic difference in the leather. Also, Meltonian DOES NOT LEAVE ANY RESIDUE on the leather! Immediately after I sprayed my bag, I felt like it had a bit of sticky-tackiness but after it dried completely, I almost cannot feel any difference compared to its pre-spa experience lol. Maybe there’s slight film-feeling, but honestly, it’s no big deal.

Lastly, I also tried the Meltonian’s lotion on my CL Rolande Boucle just to clean up the inside leather which tends to get dirty and it did a great job cleaning the insole! Although the company recommends NOT to use it on suede, I tried a bit just at the back of the insole where there’s a patch of red suede behind the beige smooth leather. That part gets dirty fast too, but I thought it’s no big deal because it’s on the inside, plus I just want to test out how the lotion works on suede. Turns out that THE LOTION┬áREMOVES some of the color as seen on my white cloth!!! Thus proceed with caution if you want to try it on suede!

Lastly, I brushed the outside suede twice, both against and with the grain with an Ultrasoft Sensodyne toothbrush, and finally sprayed Meltonian twice over the entire shoe. Now the red geranium suede looks brand-new!!! The spray DOES NOT MAKE SUEDE “CRUNCHY”! I’m very pleased with the results ­čśÇ (Sorry, no pic)

I also sprayed my Rick Owen’s leather jacket and I plan on cleaning up all my shoes and bags – I just ordered another 2 spray cans!!! haha

Tiffany and Links of London Purchases

This weekend is Holt Renfrew’s 25% GC event and I went with a friend to go shopping. I didn’t really have anything in mind to purchase, but I did want to take a look at the Tiffany’s counter since this year the company is included in the promotional event, amongst the list of designer exclusions. I need some nice silver jewelry to go with my new convocation outfit (which I’ve CHANGED once again from the Catherine Malandrino dress which was giving me wayyyyy too much trouble in finding accessories to match with it) ­čśÇ

 

Tiffany’s Bead Bracelet 7.5 Inches in Sterling Silver

I don’t normally like Tiffany’s silver, but the bracelet is very shiny! lol I was originally looking at a necklace with a freshwater pearl wrapped through a silver heart by Elsa Peretti but my friend liked the bracelet more. On second thought, I didn’t really like the necklace’s flimsy-looking chain and I’d probably get more use out of the bracelet since I can dress it up or down. It’s a very simple design, but very versatile. You really need to see it in person to appreciate it!

 

Links of London

– Lucky Catch Shell Charm in Sterling Silver with Handset Freshwater Pearl on Facetted Ball Chain Sterling Silver Necklace

I really love this necklace! It’s so charming with a cute little clam, slightly opened to reveal a beautiful white pearl inside! I’ve never seen anything similar!┬áSince HR opened their new LoL counter last year, I’ve wanted to check it out but there was always too many people. I never looked at their online website before, so I asked the SA how their “system” works and you basically choose your own charms, pendants, and put them on a chain or bracelet. I was very surprised that their jewelry is relatively affordable. After I got home and did more research, I really like this brand! Their charms are very cute and I love some of their watches! Did I mention that I hate my Swarovski watch and that it’s the worst purchase I’ve ever made even though I wear it everyday? I will ask the SA next time I go to their counter if they can order a watch for me since I didn’t see any at the counter yesterday.

 

Lastly, another pic of me wearing both the Tiffany bracelet and LoL’s charm + necklace.