Today I treated my Inky to a special beauty treatment, because she was looking a little dry and thirsty. I ordered the Balenciaga care kit from LMB and gave everything a try! First I used the cleaner, which smells nice and lemony. Even though Inky didn't seem particularly dirty, it did lift some dirt! It also made her really soft and matte. Then I tried the "Pre-Treatment", which is a protectant sort of thing, which sort of smoothed everything out. I put "For Handles Only" on the handles, which is supposed to clean them and block oils. Finally, I applied the Shine Restore, which really did make her shiny again! I sort of liked the matte finish, but I thought I'd give this a try...at least I know how to make her matte again if I want to. I did leave the underside of the strap matte though, to try to keep it from slipping off my shoulder. Inky is now softer and shinier than she was, she smells nice, and her leather somehow feels a little thicker. The surface scratches she had are now gone, as are a lot of her wrinkles. It did deepen the color a little tiny bit, but I think it is more a restoration of her original color than anything else. The whole process took a little over an hour. Now for the photos: before, after the cleaner and pre-treatment, after the shine restore, and after with flash.