Friday, 29 November 2013

Holts Beauty Bag 2013

Happy weekend, everyone! Today's post features a recent indulgence, a lovely selection of mini-sized goodies known as the Holts Beauty Bag. Every holiday season Holt Renfrew releases their Beauty Bag, which features a hand-picked array of luxury samples housed in a sleek makeup case. This year's offering had a few extra tempting treats inside, so I was lured into picking it up!

Here's a shot of it:


For $35, I got this generously-sized black shimmery cosmetics case, with a mini matching makeup bag inside.The case was filled with 8 samples of Holts' best-selling beauty products, as well as a $10 beauty voucher to redeem anytime before the end of January!

The offerings in the 2013 Beauty Bag were:

ReVive Glycolic Renewal Peel
Darphin Predermine Anti-Wrinkle & Firming Serum
Estee Lauder Perfectionist CP+R Wrinkle Lifting/Firming Serum
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer
Tory Burch Eau de Parfum Spray
Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara in Black
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion +
Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask


Here are some close-up shots:




And if you notice, there's a furry little bum in this shot:


My kitty Sadie likes to take part in my blog photo shoots, and gets quite grumpy when I have to move her out of the way ;)


Anyways, I'm quite excited to give all of these goodies a try! My first crack at the bag was the ultra luxurious Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask, which I'd been dying to try for ages (the scary price tag has been the only thing deterring me!). It's aimed at deep moisturization and brightening, which is something my skin so badly needs in this cold weather. I've used it only once so far, but was highly impressed! Will likely be writing a review soon. I'm also keen to try the new Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion +. I've sampled the original on several occasions (they come with every gift with purchase!), but have always been disappointed. Here's hoping the new version is something special!

Is this a gift bag that would catch your attention? Have you used or loved any of the products featured inside? 

Thanks for reading! xo


44 comments:

  1. My cat is the exact same way, too cute! :)
    That Sisley mask looks amazing!

    AddictedtoOPI

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    1. Heehee, cats love being on camera! The mask really is lovely- perfect for winter time :)

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  2. That's a lovely goodie bag! My cats love to walk all over my products when I try to take photos or block the light. Your cat has beautiful coat markings.
    xxx Kat

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    1. Thanks! Cats can't help but be curious, even with makeup :)

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  4. Nice :)

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    xoxo

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  5. She's so cute!! But she really does look grumpy, it's like she can see it in your eyes (or in your camera) that you're gonna move her from the spot that she just warmed up for herself.:D

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    1. Heehee, yup she did not want to be moved! :)

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  6. Beautiful kitty! I hope you give us your thoughts on the new Clinique moisturizer.

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    1. Aww, thanks! Will give a review of the Clinique for sure :)

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  7. you have a great beauty blog. Will you like to follow eachother?
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    New giveaway: Fashion Talks

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    1. Thanks! Will stop by your blog soon :)

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  8. These products seem really great!!! I hope you enjoy them...
    I would like to invite you to have a look on my blog as well and follow me if you like it...Let me know so that I can follow back...
    Have a nice day
    Chadlen
    http://chezmoibychadlen.blogspot.gr/

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    1. Thanks! Will drop by your site soon :)

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  9. Ohoho, there are quite some thing here that I'd LOVE to try out! For instance the Laura Mercier primer, that glycolic peel, Sisley mask....<3

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yes, I was definitely drawn to most of the goodies inside! The Sisley mask is super lovely :)

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  10. Such a great way to try some products before splurging! Love this!

    xo,
    Kate

    kateberlinsays.blogspot.com

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    1. Definitely! Thanks for stopping by, Kate :)

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  11. Looks like a much more upmarket version of BirchBox- definitely has my attention! x

    www.carefulfeet.me

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    1. Definitely! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  12. great post! and your cat looks so cute!
    happy sunday!

    <3
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    1. Thanks so much! Happy Sunday to you too :)

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    te espero..
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  14. can't wait to hear your thoughts on the Sisley Mask.
    Amazing post annnd your cat looks adorable
    !TarteTanya

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    1. Thanks, Tanya! Will be doing a review soon :)

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  15. cute bag!
    www.supongoestilo.blogspot.nl

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  16. I love clinique ! :)

    saralookbook.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah- can't wait to give the moisturizer a go! xo

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  17. Very nice very cool,Christmas is coming, the latest Michael Kors to see here
    http://www.ebagstore.com/

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    1. Thanks, Amy! Will stop by your blog soon :)

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