On first glance, I was struck by how sophisticated yet naughty these feminine cuffs were. The usual flat band is edged with a ruffle of the same faux-leather. Instead of being lacy and overly cute, the stiffer material makes the ruffle more subtle and edgy. They are aesthetically pleasing, and definitely fit the name of "Good Girl Bad Girl" that Booty Parlor has given them.
The GGBG cuffs are easily adjustable. Not only are there three snaps, but the narrow connector strip also adjusts like a belt, with three holes and a toggle. The result is a cuff that will fit from a 9 inch wrist almost all the way down to a 6 inch wrist. The wide straps won't overlap for larger wrists, but the design is such that they look good even when the wide ends don't meet.
Hidden under the toggle buckle on each cuff is a D ring where the chain can be attached. This chain is almost purely decorative. A doubled length of antiqued silver-tone chain, it is pretty and coordinates well with the cuffs. However, they won't hold up to any serious struggling, nor will the cuffs as the D rings are attached to a rather thin piece of faux-leather. While hiding it there does make them less obtrusive for wearing out for a night on the town, it sacrifices some functionality to do so. The visual result of the whole is so nice that much can be forgiven of these cuffs.
The polyethylene faux-leather is a great alternative for vegans and others who do not wish to use leather products. It also allows these cuffs to be in a price bracket that makes them accessible to beginners unsure if they enjoy this kind of play. Unlike many leather substitutes, it looks like nice leather, it feels much closer to leather, and it moves like leather. No, it doesn't smell like leather - in fact, it doesn't smell like much of anything at all. The material feels good against the skin, though it can begin to stick if the weather is hot or you really get to sweating.
The workmanship of these cuffs is much higher than is usually seen in mass produced cuffs. The stitching is tight and even, with no skips or tails hanging out. There are a few places at the connector belt where the pieces didn't line up exactly, but it isn't noticeable unless you're holding the piece up to your nose, hunting for flaws.
Overall, they are well-made and comfortable, with a well thought out and generally well executed design. Treated well, they will last for quite a while. It should be noted that they conform to the wrist much better, and are a bit more comfortable after a short breaking in.
It should be emphasized that these are not heavy-duty cuffs for hard bondage play, nor are they even intermediate cuffs that you can throw some of your weight against as you struggle. They are beginner's cuffs, and to be honest, most beginners would be intimidated by cuffs that strong and inescapable.
They are however, a step above purely decorative bondage. Connect the cuffs with the little chain, and they are a lovely reminder of who is in control. Remove the chain and clip them to other attachment points, and they show a bit more backbone. You can lean into them, and even fight back a bit without any worry of damaging them, or of being damaged by them. For many users, this is as much as they want in the bondage arena.
In use, they performed well. The snaps never showed any signs of opening, and the connector strap didn't show any signs of strain. When pulled on, the little strap stretched a bit, but that's simply a characteristic of the material. They never chafed or became uncomfortable, even after extended bound foreplay. They do, however, start to stick in hot weather, which is slightly unpleasant.
To clean, wipe the cuffs down with soapy water, wipe clean, then pat dry. Once they are completely dry, they can be stored just about anywhere, flat or rolled or hung. The box works well for storage.
The GGBG cuffs come in a pretty black and pink box reminiscent of those found in boutique lingerie stores. It's not a discrete box, but it's very classy. On the bottom is a description of the cuffs, with a picture of the cuffs that does them much better justice than many of the stock photos. Pulling on a little ribbon tab in the front reveals a pink drawer that pulls out of the main box for the cuffs. The box is definitely nice enough for gifting, and is a good way to store the cuffs, if you have the room for it.