Dear Cornflower First, I am very sorry I tried to send you to another home the week I got you. I admit, I'm conditional, I'm fickle, and although I always loved you I kept thinking about what could come along next. I should have been able to see past your veininess to the true color you had underneath. I will try to do better from now on. Love, TTucker p.s. Maybe we can get you a little ink or black classique to play with soon So to try to make up my initial rejection of the pretty Bbag, I whipped out the Lubriderm last night (...hmm, the way I put that sounds sort of sketchy.... anyway....) and read Roo's and other posts really thoroughly. I kept thinking that maybe it was just the veininess of the bag that kept me from truly appreciating it. (This is my first Bbag, so I had nothing to compare to.) I went step by step and am SOOOO happy with the results. The leather is much nicer now, and I love the color!!! It reminds me of Indigo. I still need to break it in some, but the lotion alone made a huge difference. I have decided that I am going to keep this bag for awhile and ENJOY it-- at least for awhile Here's before (the first two pictures) and after, then the last one is of the inside pocket that wasn't Lubridermed to contrast with the outer leather that was.