Monday, July 30, 2012

Must Haves for Travelling Mom Entrepreneurs -- The Hold Me Bag (Review)

Cherry B -- Click to zoom

A unique makeup organizer with a wrap-around self-tie. Made of Knew Suede, a high performance man-made fabric that is sleek and soft to the touch. It is easy-care as even the most stubborn makeup spills and smudges are quickly wiped away.

Choices include patterned versions that feature interior highlights made from fun, all-cotton prints that have been overlaid with a smooth washable surface, and an all-black version with entire Knew Suede interior. A zippered center compartment, "The Heart" of the bag, has a removable, reversible, thin bottom liner, 6.5" W x 9.5" H, which may be used to separate palettes or for use outside the bag. Exterior fabric of bag: black. Interior and exterior of bag have contrast stitching.

The Hold Me Bag measures a compact 10" H x 7" W x 2" D closed; it extends to 22" W fully opened.

Original patented design. Hand Made in the USA.

My Thoughts:

The end of summer has become a busy travel season for me both business and blogger wise.  In a few days I will be heading to NYC for BlogHer '12 conference, and just got back from the Toy Fair in NYC a couple of weeks ago.  As you can imagine with two young children at home, I don't have much time to pack for these events.  So, I have found from trial and error, that it is best to have a small bag packed and ready to go.  That way, if the girls are not cooperating and I find myself pressed for time, I don't have to stress out over packing.  In the past, when I was rushing, I would forget half of my makeup supplies.  Not fun, when you want to look your best for cocktail parties, dinner engagements, etc. where photos will be taken.  I know other mom entrepreneurs like myself take pride in our appearance and know that when dealing with business meetings, tradeshows, etc. you need to be on your game, including taking time to do your makeup and hair. The Hold Me Bag will help you stay organized when it comes to packing and traveling with your makeup supplies.

So, when I heard about the Hold Me Bag, I felt like they created it just for me. Before receiving this makeup bag for review, I had a few plastic zip totes under the bathroom sink that would contain my makeup and brushes.  I think this is why I would forget my stuff half the time I was packing , as I would only grab one of the bags.  The concept of the Hold Me Bag is easy --  it was created to help women save time each day by keeping their cosmetics and brushes safely stored and organized. The Hold Me Bag is handmade in the USA from an eco-friendly company, and will provide many years of use. So, go ahead and throw away your cheap, plastic makeup bags, Ziploc bags, or other bags you have been using to store your makeup and graduate to the Hold Me Bag.  You will be glad you did!  It makes traveling and accessing your mkeup and brushes so much easier.  And, the bag itself looks stylish and chic, so you will not feel embarrassed when you have to pull it out at the airport checkpoints or leave on the counter in your hotel room.

I was sent the Cherry Blossom style and absolutely love it.  After transferring my two older (ripped and worn) makeup bags to this new makeup storage bag, I couldn't believe how much stuff it held, including palettes, which my other bags couldn't accommodate well.  And, when it folded up, it didn't bulge and items stayed in place -- making it great for travel.

I know many of my blogger friends will be joining for in NYC for the upcoming BlogHer '12 conference, as well as have other blogger conferences slated to attended in the fall.  Why not treat yourself to a Hold Me Bag before you head out on your trips.  Not only will it make storing and traveling with your makeup so much easier, but you will love showing it off to friends. :-)  I can't wait to travel with my Hold Me Bag and show off to friends (who like I have in the past) need to run out to the local pharmacy to pick up makeup must haves they forgot to pack.  Take the worry and stress out of packing your makeup with the help of this versatile and oh so functional Hold Me Bag. You will be glad you did!


Classic Black -- Click to zoom
Click here to visit the Hold Me online store -- -- to order a Hold Me Bag for yourself.  You can choose from a variety of styles, including their popular classic black bag.  Prices vary depending on style chosen, but range from $65.00 to $95.00. 

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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