How to Clean Vintage Louis Vuitton Mini Montsouris

I am so happy when I got my first Mini Montsouris (PM), I bought it last month as a birthday gift for my self and I’m beyond so lucky to purchased it in a really good price. Since this version of the bag is already discontinued and no longer sold in stores, you will most likely be buying it in a pre-loved market or any consignment store online (where I got mine) like Thebrownpaperbag, Fashionphile, Vestiairecollective and the RealReal. But if you are looking for the very best bargain I’d actually recommend you checking out some Facebook resale groups like  LV Addicted–Buy Sell & Chat but you can always send photos to a third party authentication service to be sure if your bag is real. Aside of that you can also find tons of vintage bags selling on ebay, but like I said it’s up to you to take the risk buying pre-love bags online.

Scoring a deal on a pre-owned Louis Vuitton Bag is really a great feeling, but let admit it that sometimes the affordable price tag comes with a little wear and tear unless you get super lucky to find one that is in pristine condition and nowadays the price of this bag range around 500 up to a thousand USD ( and the price depends on the condition of the bag). As for me, my bag is made in the year 1999 and it is 20 yrs old now. When I received the bag it was not in great shape but not that bad at I cannot use it. The canvass on the top of this bag is a little bit scrubbed but all in all it only needs a little reconditioning and cleaning (the vachetta is little bit dry and it has this musty smell on it that I really don’t like). 

Personally, I really love the vintage look of this bag and I’m not too concern of having a dark patina on the straps and handle, what I am aiming for in this bag is to get rid the musty smell, conditioning it and make the hardware look shiny again. Please note that it is only my experience I am sharing and not a professional advice (do your research). Also I am not an expert on cleaning leather goods (this is just what I have done and also what I saw others doing; and it works!). If you choose to follow or use the products that I mentioned here : advice at your own discretion/risk.



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CALENDULA ORANGE SOAP | MY SECOND BATCH OF SOAP

[WATCHinHD] Hello Superfriends! I’m back sa balakubak! This video is not a tutorial. I just only want to share my first experience in making a handmade soap. I’m soo freaking proud of myself! Woot woot! I cannot believe that I am making my second batch of soap now 🛀. I already made my first batch which is the lavender bastille soap and if you want to check it here is my link:

lavender bastille soap

I always wanted to try making my own bar of soap and watching tons of soap making videos help me to pursue doing it. So here I am sharing you all guys the result of my second batch of soap and I will call it Calendula Orange Soap, what a fulfilling feeling when you saw your soap looking perfect when you removed it out from the mold.

Calendula Orange Soap

By the way in this recipe, I followed Organicmaker’s recipe w/c is classic bastille soap with lavender. But instead using Lavender essential oils and buds, I will be using orange essential oils and marigolds flower. It is all natural  soap with coconut and pure olive oil 👌 and it smells amazzing! . I will used Olive oil that is a common base oil used in soap making and it makes a nice hard bar of soap, it is also very mild, and in combination with other oils will give you a nice dense lather. On the other way around, the coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer for both skin and hair. The properties of the coconut oil also help remove dead skin cells and dirt away from the body, that is why they are both perfect combo for your soap.

Bili na kayo Chos!!! LOL So lets start making this soap!

INGREDIENTS:
149 g Water
64 g Lut NaOH, Sodium Hydroxide
OILS / FATS:
135 g Coconut Oil
315 g Extra Virgin Olive Oil
8 g essential orange oil
barely 1/2 tsp Radical Orange mica
about 2 tbsp (5 g) Calendula flowers

RECIPE DETAILS:
Total amount of oils / fats: 450 g
Of which:
Olive oil: 70%
Coconut oil: 30%

Overfat 5%
Lye concentration 30%
Water: Lut ratio: 2.333: 1
Additives: about 15 g
Total weight soaped: about 678 g

👌 You can check the recipe here:

Kallrörd tvĂ„l – BastilletvĂ„l med lavendel

Organic Makers – Gör din egen ekologiska hudvĂ„rd





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