Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 | Beauty and Awareness, Featured Shops, Makeup, Skincare, Stores | No Comments
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
Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 | General, Jewelry, Lifestyle Tips | Comments Off
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
Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 | Beauty and Science, Nail Polish, Photos, Product Launches, Swatches | Comments Off
Meilily 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!
Check out these photos and swatches for the lo-down on Julep’s Nicola glow in the dark nail polish!
Monday, February 23rd, 2015 | Photos, Product Picks, Skincare | Comments Off
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
Sunday, December 7th, 2014 | Fragrance, Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Photos | Comments Off
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.
Pictured here is —› › Continue reading
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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Saturday, June 29th, 2013 | Nail Polish, Product Picks, Swatches | 2 Comments
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
Saturday, May 25th, 2013 | Nail Polish, Product Picks, Swatches | Comments Off
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
Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 | Beauty and Science, Collaborations, Hot Happenings, Makeup | Comments Off
Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to a new era in foundation shopping! Finally recognizing the plight of the modern multicultural foundation shopper, Sephora & Pantone have developed an innovative new system of foundation matching.
The new Sephora + Pantone Color IQ system digitally scans the skin using a handheld imaging device, determines the Pantone color that most closely matches your skin color from a range of 110 skin tone shades, and searches an extensive product database to retrieve the best foundation shade matches.
The Color IQ handheld digital scanner is actually used to take images of the skin at three different areas – forehead, neck, and chest – to calculate the closest Pantone shade match. —› › Continue reading
Friday, October 5th, 2012 | Hot Happenings, Makeup, Photos | 1 Comment
Meilily Hot Happenings: PopSugar’s September 2012 Must Have Box is Here! Get the details!
If you haven’t already signed up for the monthly Must Have box from PopSugar, check out these goodies from the latest September box to see what you’re missing!
Each PopSugar Must Have Box comes with a variety of curated products every month selected by PopSugar editors from categories like beauty, fashion, food, and home. Unlike many other subscription boxes focused on just one category, there’s a good chance this monthly sampler will keep your interest and introduce new products. Try it for just one month ($35), or subscribe and save.
You won’t know what you’re getting until your Must Have Box arrives in the mail!
Spoiler alert… Photos and more details from the PopSugar September Box: —› › Continue reading
Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 | Fashion, Featured Looks, Stores, Style Picks | Comments Off
Meilily Featured ShopStyle Look: Paris-inspired Print Blouse & Full Skirt for Summer/Fall!
If you’ve ever been to Paris and found yourself gazing longingly at any of the gorgeously understated shop windows, you’ll understand the inspiration for this Featured Look.
On my first trip to Paris, I stumbled upon an amazing window display for Parisian label, Cotelac. So delightful! Such casual sophistication!
When I soon discovered that an outfit of such understated sophistication as seen in the Cotelac shop window was not to be had for less than US$1,000, I vowed to return home and recreate the look for less.
Here is an admittedly more American take on the print blouse & full skirt combo inspired by Cotelac:
The look centers on a sheer print top in an enchanting woodsy green shade like this Maggie Ward silk blouse or a DKNY chiffon blouse with animal print (if you like that sort of thing). Of course you’ll need a full neutral skirt like this Gun Print skirt by Porcelain (found at Modcloth) or —› › Continue reading
Sunday, July 15th, 2012 | Jewelry, Photos, Product Picks, Style Picks | Comments Off
Erica Weiner is still one of my favorite indie jewelry makers. From the ingenuity and whimsy of her best-selling handcuff lariat necklace, and now to the vintage sweetness of her letterpress lyrics heart necklaces, there’s something extra special about Erica Weiner’s pieces.
Earlier this year, during a sale, I picked up a couple Sweetheart Necklaces by Erica Weiner with custom stamped text on both sides. The one inch brass heart is like a larger and flatter sweetheart candy heart on a 16″ chain, and with custom, slightly imperfect, letterpress lettering it looks rather striking and feels one-of-a-kind.
I chose to customize the necklaces with lyrics —› › Continue reading
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