Fig + Yarrow for Target – Palmarosa Charcoal Cleanser: A Very Different Way to Cleanse Your Face!

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 | Collaborations, Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Jewelry, Product Launches, Product Picks, Skincare, Swatches | No Comments

Meilily: Fig + Yarrow Palmarosa Charcoal Cleanser Droplets Meilily Product Review & Photos: Fig & Yarrow for Target – Palmarosa Charcoal Cleanser!

Meilily is all aflutter these days over the new Fig + Yarrow for Target skincare collaboration, one of our favorite Target collaborations ever! The Fig + Yarrow Palmarosa Cleanser is the brand’s favorite from their Target collaboration, so we’ve been eagerly waiting to try it.

Read on for a full review of this standout product from the Target skincare collaboration, the Palmarosa Cleanser!

Review : Fig + Yarrow Palmarosa Charcoal Cleanser (4 oz., $19.99)

Our first question: “What the heck is palmarosa?

Palmarosa is a grass (Cymbopogon Martini) from the lemongrass family that is used for the antiviral, antibacterial properties of its anti-aging essential oil. —› › Continue reading

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Links à la Mode: IFB Weekly Style Roundup featuring Meilily!

Friday, September 2nd, 2016 | Collaborations, Fashion, General | Comments Off

Meilily: Collaboration Geometric Abstract

Meilily Collaboration: Meilily has been been featured by Independent Fashion Bloggers for their weekly link lineup!

Check out our featured post on the new Fig + Yarrow skincare line for Target!

Enjoy this week’s Links à la Mode, courtesy of IFB, featuring Meilily on beauty, as well as other bloggers discussing inspired wardrobes, menswear, well-being, and  style trends.

Links à la Mode, September 1st

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New Fig + Yarrow for Target Skincare Line: Details, Photos & Reviews

Friday, August 19th, 2016 | Collaborations, Hot Happenings, Photos, Product Launches, Product Testing, Skincare | 1 Comment

Meilily: Fig + Yarrow for Target - Clay Mask, Palmarosa Cleanser, Complexion Water

Meilily Launch Details: Fig & Yarrow for Target Skincare Line Details, Photos & Reviews!

The new Fig + Yarrow skincare collaboration with Target is here, folks! We’ve been eagerly anticipating this launch by Colorado-based natural skincare brand Fig + Yarrow, and have some more photos, details, and reviews for you!

First of all, let it be known that the packaging for this Target collaboration is pretty amazing: frosted glass, simple and clean black and ivory labels – very Fig + Yarrow!

Fig + Yarrow @ Target Launch List:

Be sure to check out our thoughts on pricing for the Fig + Yarrow line at Target here (read: these are a good deal), and keep on reading for more details. —› › Continue reading

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Hot Collaboration Alert: Target & Fig + Yarrow Skincare Launch!

Monday, July 18th, 2016 | Beauty Tips, Collaborations, Hot Happenings, Product Launches, Skincare | Comments Off

Meilily: Target & Fig + Yarrow Collaboration Launch Screenshot

Meilily Hot Happenings: Target & Fig + Yarrow Skincare Collaboration Alert!

When we think of hip trendy skincare, we don’t typically think of Target, but all that is about to change with the new Fig + Yarrow collaboration with Target, hitting shelves any day now!

Current Status: Supposed to launch mid July, the Fig + Yarrow for Target skincare line is technically up on the site now, and… as of July 27, all products except for the Facial Serum are currently available!

For now, here is a sneak peak at the Fig + Yarrow products at Target and our thoughts on prices. —› › Continue reading

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Visit Credo Beauty Boutique for Truly Natural Beauty & Skincare

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 | Beauty and Awareness, Featured Shops, Makeup, Skincare, Stores | Comments Off

Meilily: Credo Beauty SF storefront - Flirt More Harm Less

I recently stumbled upon one of my favorite spots in San Francisco, Credo Beauty, a natural beauty boutique and mini Tata Harper spa in the Fillmore district of SF. Credo Beauty carries a wonderful assortment of natural and organic beauty and skincare brands, all of which are held to strict natural ingredient requirements.

Credo Beauty SF is my kind of store: It carries a variety of harder-to-find natural beauty and skincare brands, has beautiful displays in a small clean store, and best of all, it is located near another favorite spot, the International Orange spa. —› › Continue reading

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5 Tips for a Calmer Happier Holiday Shopping Season and Beyond

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 | General, Jewelry, Lifestyle Tips | Comments Off

Meilily: Bird Vine Jewelry Stand

Meilily Lifestyle: 5 Tips for a Calmer Happier Holiday Shopping Season: Habits, resources, and ideas to help us keep our cool.

It’s that time of year to re-visit our goals and inspirations (and our closets) to see what has been working and what hasn’t, and to find new ways to improve each day.

Let’s start with an easy yet powerful tip…

5. Make Your Bed - One of the easiest morning habits of many of the world’s most successful people is simply making the bed, according to bestelling author Tim Ferriss (“The 4-Hour Body”, Tim’s podcast episode on 5 Morning Rituals). This only takes 5-10 seconds to do, and creates a fresh space first thing in the morning. Also, developing small habits can help increase willpower, which will come in handy trying to resist shoes we don’t need.

4. Keep Calm and Step Away from Facebook - When you get the urge to check Facebook (link intentionally removed), instead, —› › Continue reading

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Julep Glow in the Dark Nail Polish in Nicola. Looking for a little Glow?

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 | Beauty and Science, Nail Polish, Photos, Product Launches, Swatches | Comments Off - Julep Glow in the Dark Nail Polish in NicolaMeilily Product Review: Julep Glow in the Dark Nail Polish – Nicola! Does it really glow?

Whether it’s that time of year when the sky glows orange, leaves fall, and we plan elaborate costumes, or whether it’s just time for a fun club night, nothing catches our attention like stuff that glows in the dark.  Glow sticks, glow paint, and now glow in the dark nail polish!

Meilily tested out a hot new glow-in-the-dark nail polish by Julep, a beauty company that specializes in delighting subscribers, or Mavens, with monthly 5-free and vegan nail treats.

Check out these photos and swatches for the lo-down on Julep’s Nicola glow in the dark nail polish!

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Product Pick: Rehydrating Neroli Water by Kerstin Florian

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 | Photos, Product Picks, Skincare | Comments Off

Meilily Product Pick: Kerstin Florian Rehydrating Neroli Water Chalkboard
Meilily Product Pick: Best Facial Mist – Kerstin Florian Rehydrating Neroli Water!

Forever on the hunt for amazingly refreshing facial mist products, I thought I had found my favorite (Sue Devitt Microquatic Luminous Finishing Mist).  That was before I came across a small unassuming bottle of aromatic hydrating goodness, Kerstin Florian’s Rehydrating Neroli Water, during a special getaway to Big Sur’s Ventana Inn & Spa.

Though I hadn’t heard of Kerstin Florian products before, once I tried of spritz of the Rehydrating Neroli Water, I was instantly smitten.  I had found The One – the Best Facial Mist Ever!

Unassuming packaging aside, Kerstin Florian’s Rehydrating Neroli Water, feels —› › Continue reading

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Sephora Holiday 2014 Sampler Gift Sets: Free Beauty Insider Gifts

Sunday, December 7th, 2014 | Fragrance, Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Photos | Comments Off

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Meilily Free Stuff Alert: Sephora Holiday 2014 Sampler Sets – Free for Beauty Insiders!

For the holidays, Sephora has some pretty cool sample-size gift sets this year, and they can be yours free if you are a Sephora Beauty Insider member. (It’s super-easy to sign up if you haven’t already!)

The current gift set, Party-Pack Ready, comes with one of three makeup bags selected by Sephora’s top customers.  Use promo code PARTYPACK and get your 12 samples and makeup bag, free to Beauty Insiders with $25 purchase.

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Pilcro and the Letterpress: Star Print Convertible Slingback Flats at Anthropologie

Sunday, July 13th, 2014 | Fashion, Photos, Sales, Shoes, Style Picks | 1 Comment

Meilily: Pilcro and the Letterpress Pointy Flats - Patent White Star Ankle-Strap Slingbacks

Meilily Photos: Pilcro Star Print Convertible Slingback Flats on sale at Anthropologie!

Nothing inspires a new post like a “20% off the sale” sale, let alone such a sale at Anthropologie.  Meilily’s lucky sale find: White star print Melilla patent slingback-to-ankle-strap flats by Pilcro and the Letterpress, exclusive to Anthropologie, on sale for only $24 (originally $118)!

These super-feminine pointy-toe flats are not only cute, whimsical, and stylish, but they also convert between easy slingback flats and on-trend ankle strap flats.

More photos of these lovely Pilcro pointy-toe convertible flats…
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Handwritten Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips in Love Letter

Saturday, June 29th, 2013 | Nail Polish, Product Picks, Swatches | 2 Comments

Meilily: Nail Polish Strips - Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Love Letter
Meilily Photos & Swatches: Sally Hansen Nail Polish Strips in Love Letter

Nail polish is the new lipstick, and if you haven’t been under a rock in the last year you know that creative nail polish art has gone mainstream. Nail product giant Sally Hansen has kept up with the nail art trend and has updated their fun-and-easy nail polish strips line, Salon Effects, to include more patterns like this handwritten love letter polish.

Reminiscent of the cool DIY newsprint nail polish look, these handwritten polish strips combine a DIY modern feel with a hint of old-school paper and ink, but without all the extra steps, paper cuts or consumption.

More swatches of Sally Hansen handwritten Love Letter nail polish strips… —› › Continue reading

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Sheswai Nail Lacquer in Stoned – Sustainable Wood & Swatches

Saturday, May 25th, 2013 | Nail Polish, Product Picks, Swatches | Comments Off

Meilily Photo & Swatch: Sheswai Lacquer in Stoned
Meilily Photos & Swatches: Sheswai Nail Lacquer in Stoned!  3 Free & So Pretty!

To celebrate my first time wearing nail polish after a long hiatus, I thought I’d start off with a new polish I’ve been dying to try by Sheswai Lacquer.  What makes Sheswai Lacquer stand out is their gorgeous bottles with custom sustainably harvested wood caps and their beautiful 3 Free color selection. Not only are Sheswai nail polishes free of formaldehyde, DBP and toluene, —› › Continue reading

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