I was never into leather items or branded items for that matter. I know that statement would raise a few eyebrows from my colleagues at work who found me carrying a few leather bags to work. Hear me out.
Eversince I can remember, I would normally prefer buying non-branded bags as long as it can fit all my stuff (which is a lot) and it looks aesthetically pleasing. Though I have to admit, I would replace my cheap bags every so often because it gets worn out easily much to my husband’s annoyance.
I tell you that working abroad is not for the lighthearted and yes, it can be stressful most often than not. My husband knows how hard I work and proposed that I should buy something for myself, perhaps a nice leather bag, to reward me of my hardwork. So I thought about and I did. I was never into brands but Singapore allowed me a closer view and an easy access to different handbag brands that uses genuine leathercraft.
So one day together with my husband, I entered the shining Mulberry boutique and got myself an Oak Bayswater Mulberry Satchel Bag. It was a symbol of my blood, sweat & tears for working abroad. It was tok pricey for my cheapstakes soul. But I didn’t know purchasing it is akin to having a high maintenance girlfriend. I have to be careful where I store it and where I placed it when going out. It must be covered, conditioned and padded when stored. I have to make sure my rings, my bracelets or any sharp things won’t scratch the sensitive leather surface. I would panic when it rains because it can leave a mark so I would often use an umbrella to cover it, leaving me soaking from the rain instead.
But somehow even after purchasing my first-ever high-maintenance leather bag, it has created a compulsion to acquire a few more leather handbags from other brands. Until I realized that I should stop having too much bags due to the lack of storage plus I now I had a realization why women living abroad tend to accumulate too much designer bags. (But that is another blog post story.)
So I purposedly stopped at my last Michael Kors Saffiano Leather Satchel Bag. I ligated my desire to acquire leather bags, decided to be happy with what I have with a minimalistic attitude and just take better care of all of them so I can see them in good shape even in my old age like a proud mommy. (In case, you are wondering how many designer bags I have, I have 4. Not a lot but that is a lot for my standards.) I researched on the best products to take care of my leather items so they would last and look sparkling new.
I found The ShoeTree Project. The ShoeTree Pro is a startup reinventing the shoe and leather care industry. Most of the leather care products found in boutiques can be quite pricey and I was happy to know that The ShoeTree Project products are affordable. With their online platform, they bring high quality products and deliver right to the doorsteps of their customers.
I got to try their two of our popular product, the Saphir Renovateur Leather Cleaner & Conditioner ($28.00) and their 100% Horse Hair Brush ($21.90). I can use it for my leather handbags. It can also be used for sofas, couches, leather wallets and shoes. It was timely that my hubby need to replace his shoes for work . He got this nice brown leather shoes. The Saphir Renovateur Leather Cleaner a d Conditioner was a great Father’s Day gift for him to help him maintain the quality of his new shoes.
The Saphir Renovateur Leather Cleaner & Conditioner keeps the leather moisturizes with its component of lanolin, beeswax and natural mink oil. It creates a soft, matte finish. It also works as a cleaner and waterproof your leather items.
The 100% Horse Hair Brush works well as a bag cleaner by brushing it lightly on its surface. It works well with delicate leather and does not easily break. I didnt see any messy stray hairs coming off the brush. It creates a nice shine on my bag.
I am glad I found The ShoeTree Project to keep my leather products in tiptop shape. They ship internationally and good news for those orders within Singapore, the shipping is free.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with The ShoeTree Project. We received the products for free. All opinions are my own. Regardless, I only recommend products which I personally believe will be good for my readers.