This is just as gorgeous in person, as it is in the catalog listing. The outside is a bit scratchy, as with all glittery products, but the inside is very soft with a nice cream colored lining. The space is much more than I was anticipating, and since I use it as a pencil pouch for my school, instead of a makeup bag (what can I say, I'm a nerd!) I can say that the space was much more than a regular pencil pouch. I love all things sparkly, so I am very satisfied with this purchase. I get compliments everywhere I take it.