A fun way to celebrate Halloween with London Soho New York’s Evil Queens

          

WEEKENDER           ROUND TOP             ORGANIZER          ROUND TOP            TRAIN CASE           ROUND TOP

8.75 X 4 X 6               7 X 2 X 5              8 X 3.75 X 5.25         7 X 2 X 5              8 X 3.75 X 5.25           7 X 2 X 5

Which Evil Queen will be your companion? Are you interested in Malificent? Or would you rather be with the Evil Queen from Snow White? There’s always The Little Mermaid’s Ursula if those two aren’t your style. Whichever you choose, LONDON SOHO NEW YORK has a traveling companion for you and you won’t want to miss her (or them). These are the perfect items for you or your “too old to go trick or treating” daughter. They’d also be great to stash away for Christmas since they won’t be around by then.

London Soho New York Cosmetic bags

London Soho New York Cosmetic bags

Sitting on my vanity are The Evil Queen and Malificent ready for filling. These cosmetic bags (press samples) are deceiving in size. Snow White comes in two size bags – an organizer and a round top; Malificent’s two bags are a Weekender and a round top; while Ursula travels with a Train Case and an organizer. Where can you find these lovelies for yourself? At Walgreens!!

London Soho New York Malificent

London Soho New York Malificent

Malificent is my pal even if she’s not a beauty queen. I have her in the Weekender and she amazes me with her size and quality. I am able to fit so much into this bag. It is 8.75″ X 4″ X 6″ and opens widely. The quality is superb and belies its $11.99 price. It’s silky and well finished.

Malificent in all her glory

Malificent in all her glory

The handles on it make it easy to carry. The Weekender fits in your gym bag, your backpack or in my case my suitcase. And look at the great interior. Who expects dragons and monsters inside their cosmetic bag?

London Soho New York Malificent creatures

London Soho New York Malificent creatures

If you need something a little smaller but just as fascinating go for the Evil Queen (before she goes for you).

London Soho New York Evil Queen Organizer

London Soho New York Evil Queen Organizer

The artwork on these bags is just terrific. For $9.99 you can buy this  8 X 3.75 X 5.25 organizer.

The Evil Queen's interior (don't get too close!)

The Evil Queen’s interior (don’t get too close!)

What impresses me about these bags is that each one has unique artwork, unique interiors, and amazing quality. These are sturdy and striking at the same time. You’ll love the silky feel but you’ll love how they perform even better. Therefore get yourself to your favorite Walgreens store and find 1 you love or maybe all 6!  — Marcia

*send for consideration

London SOHO New York Disney Princess Beauty Bags and Brushes

SOHO London Disney Collection

SOHO London Disney Collection

I don’t care how old you are, the new London SOHO New York Disney beauty bags and makeup brushes are going to make you smile. Pick your princess:  Jasmine, Belle, Elsa, Ariel…or if you aren’t really a princess, pick your poison with the Good vs. Evil products featuring both Snow White and the evil witch! These enchanted bags and brushes are available exclusively at Walgreens, and we were sent a few magical items to review.

SOHO London Disney Collection

SOHO London Disney Collection

SOHO London Beauty and the Beast Collection Cosmetics Bag

SOHO London Beauty and the Beast Collection Cosmetics Bag

The London SOHO New York Belle Organizer is just $9.99.  I am really impressed with the quality of this bag! I thought that with the princess theme, the items would be the same quality as typical kids stuff…but my daughters are going to have to arm wrestle me for this. The top has a wide zip-top design and the bag is much larger than it initially appears. The outside fabric is a smooth satin and the inside is an easy to clean liner with a silhouette design of Belle and the Beast dancing. It is beyond cute and totally functional.

SOHO London Belle Enchanted Eyes Brush Set

SOHO London Belle Enchanted Eyes Brush Set

The makeup brushes remind me of my Real Techniques brushes, which are some of my favorite brushes of all time. The Belle Enchanted Eyes Brush Set ($12.99) includes three eyeshadow brushes:

  • Medium Fluff Brush – Short round shape creates depth and detail.
  • Large Fluff Brush – Soft, fluffy bristles allow shadow to glide across eyelids with ease.
  • Flat Angled Liner Brush – Angled shape creates flawless lines and can be used with powder, gel or cream liner.

They all have nylon bristles so they work with everything from powder to cream  I love the flower detail on the handles…these brushes will make you look and feel like royalty.

SOHO London Little Mermaid Brush Set

SOHO London Little Mermaid Brush Set

For you Ariel fans, the Magical Illusion Brush Set ($14.99) has two brushes (including one dual-sided brush) for foundation, concealer, and highlighter. The set includes:

  • Complexion Perfecting Brush – Large end blends away imperfections while the smaller end banishes dark circles under eyes.
  • Beauty Highlighting Brush – Wide, short base highlights cheekbones, bridge of nose and anywhere else you want to sparkle.

Both have nylon bristles so they work with powder and liquid products. The quality of these brushes is excellent, the color and design is beautiful, and the price is right!!

I am SOLD on the London SOHO New York Disney princess products and plan to pick up some of the other items at Walgreens. I need the Jasmine Exotic Eyes Brush Set to complete my brush collection, and I want the Aurora Fairy Sponges and all of the Good vs. Evil items. Which Disney princess products are you lusting after??  – Lisa

*received for editorial consideration

Hold Me! Could it be the perfect makeup bag?? Side by Side

hold me

 

If you are anything like us at the BIZ, you probably have about 10 different makeup bags. They all have good points and bad points, but none of them is ‘perfect’. We all fantasize about the perfect makeup bag, the one you can have packed and ready to go at a moment’s notice, the one you can store in a bathroom drawer easily, the one that looks classy and always fits exactly what you need. And how about one constructed from fabric that is easily cleaned and is crush-proof? Read on, friends, because Hold Me sent the BIZ two sizes of their makeup bags to be put to the test – are they, in fact, the PERFECT makeup bag??  Let’s see what Lisa and Marcia think.

Lisa’s Side: 

HOLD ME BABY BAG

I tested the Hold Me Baby Bag ($55). No, it’s not a bag for babies – but it’s much smaller than the version Marcia has to tell you about.

Hold Me Baby Bag

Hold Me Baby Bag

This is a perfect bag for weekend travel or for those of you who don’t have an entire room dedicated to cosmetics (not mentioning any names….Marcia….ahem!).  I was amazed at how much I could fit into this baby…I packed makeup for a five-day trip and had room  left over.  The Baby Bag measures 7″H x 5″W x 2″D closed; and it extends to 16.5″ fully opened.

open

Hold Me Baby Bag open

The material is Knew Suede, which is easy to clean and crush-proof. All the Hold Me bags have the black exterior with contrasting stitching, but there are 12 different design options for the inside of the bag. Our bags have the Little DeDe pattern, Endochine kitten dolls on a  Tiffany blue background.  

open

the washable flap covers the brush storage area

The covered brush area has six different sleeves, and I could fit several brushes in one sleeve. The largest size brush it holds is 6″.  The cover keeps your brushes safe and in perfect shape.   

open

close up of the brush storage area

I really appreciate that the center compartment is zippered, plus it comes with a separate liner that you can take out to lay your cosmetics on while using them.

zippered side

the zippered compartment side

liner

Isn’t the liner just too cute??

The colorful liners are made from laminated cotton print and they wipe down perfectly.

zippered open

zippered compartment open, the extra liner is on the bottom

The center section expands and holds quite a bit. When I went on my trip, I had two foundations, one concealer, a loose powder, two cream blushes, two powder blushes, three eyeliners, brow powder, and my small Z Palette.

love the pockets

love the pockets

The Baby Bag is perfect for so many things – you can fill it with your essentials and keep it in your vanity or bathroom drawer. It’s a perfect size for keeping at your desk at work for daytime touch-ups. It’s even small enough to fit into a medium size purse. And of course it’s fantastic for travel.  Do you need this bag?  YES.

Marcia’s Side:

THE HOLD ME BAG ORIGINAL

Once upon a time there was a Makeup Wars about traveling. In that Makeup Wars Pammy Blogs Beauty showed us what she had to hold her cosmetics and personal items when she traveled. The swoons started and all the Makeup Warrior Women were entranced. Imagine my surprise when Hold Me offered to send these bags to Beauty Info Zone. While I like my Clinique PWP bag since it holds a lot, it isn’t something to be proud of plus I had to supplement it with lots of other items. Well, Hold Me has come to the rescue with the Original ($85) size of their bag.

Hold Me bag center

Hold Me bag center

Hold Me bag brush section

Hold Me bag brush section

 

The Hold Me Bags come in 2 sizes (original and baby) and lots of great patterns inside. It brings a smile just to open this bag. This particular size measures 10″H x 7″W x 2″D closed and extends to 22″ fully opened. It has room for 15 brushes (though you can get even more in if you have some super skinny ones). The big pocket area holds an amazing amount of cosmetics. My picture shows just a fraction of what I could take.

Hold Me center barely filled yet holding 6 palettes

Hold Me center barely filled yet holding 6 palettes

Hold Me bag brush section

Hold Me bag brush section

What makes this so versatile is that the bag is closed with a wrap around self tie which Hold Me patterned after a vintage schoolgirl’s book-bag. The center section (aka the heart of the bag) can be filled as much as you want. You tie it afterwards so you are in charge of the depth. There’s even a removable liner that you can use to separate items or to take out to lay products on when you reach your destination.

Hold Me bag tie

Hold Me bag tie

If we haven’t convinced you by now that these are the perfect makeup bags then let me add that the fabric “Knew Suede” is vegan, is easy to clean, holds its shape no matter how much you cram in there plus you can pick from those all of those great wipe-clean laminated cotton print interiors. These are bags that are going to last and last. Now do you see why we were drooling during Makeup Wars? And we didn’t even ruin Pammy’s bag with the drool!

*sent for review purposes