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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

Meilily.com - 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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Sephora + Pantone Color IQ: Foundation Matching Made Easier

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 | Beauty and Science, Collaborations, Hot Happenings, Makeup | Comments Off

Meilily: Sephora + Pantone Color IQ Foundation Match SF
Meilily Beauty & Technology: Sephora + Pantone Color IQ Foundation Matching System Tested

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

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Product Testing: RapidLash – Thicker Lashes & Brows? TBD

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 | Beauty and Science, Product Testing | 6 Comments

Meilily: RapidLash Eyelash Renewal Serum

Meilily: RapidLash Eyelash Renewal Serum

Meilily Product Testing: Will using RapidLash result in thicker lashes?

With all the fuss and controversy over prescription and non-prescription lash growth serums and their potential side-effects, it is often difficult to tell truth from fiction, good products from bad products. Meilily is here to get you the real scoop on the popular non-prescription lash growth serum, RapidLash, by testing it out over the next several weeks to see if it really works.

The controversy over lash growth products started with the possible iris-discoloring side effects of the first FDA-approved eyelash growth product, prescription-only Latisse. Latisse contains the same active ingredient level of lash-growing prostaglandin as a drug that was used to treat glaucoma but which left some glaucoma patients with permanent iris darkening. Apparently Latisse helped patients in a clinical study grow their lashes about 25 percent longer and about twice the fullness! Would you trade lush lashes for stained irises? › Continue reading

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Anti-aging Cream in the News Again: Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense – Scientifically Tested, Proven to Increase Demand

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 | Beauty and Science, Photos, Skincare | 10 Comments

Beauty & Science News! from Meilily

Scientifically tested, and proven to…  increase demand?

Boots No 7 skincare is in the news again!   New research apparently confirms the efficacy of yet another Boots No 7 anti-aging product, and reminds us of what happened the last time Boots skincare was in the news…

Boots is the UK beauty product manufacturer that fueled the desire of women everywhere two years ago when their extremely popular Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Beauty Serum (a.k.a Restore & Renew in the US) was shown to increase the youthful appearance of skin. [Remember how that very same Boots anti-aging serum sold out everywhere immediately following a BBC television show announcing its positive anti-aging results?]

This time it won’t be Boots’ Protect & Perfect serum flying off the shelves. Instead, the mass-market product at the center of the latest scientific study is the Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum.

Results from a new year-long scientific double-blind study funded by Boots and published online today in the British Journal of Dermatology showed the anti-aging efficacy of the Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum, demonstrating “for the first time, that a commercially available over-the-counter ‘anti-ageing’ product improves the appearance of facial wrinkles when used in the long term.”

The same research team has apparently found that both the original Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Beauty Serum and the Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum can stimulate production of a protein that promotes skin elasticity called fibrillin-1. The latest study links the improvement of facial wrinkles in photo-aged skin to the serum’s ability to restore this fibrillin-1 protein, but does not specifically breakdown the particular contribution of key ingredients to this effect.

Meilily’s Thoughts on the Study Results and  Product Comparisons

Meilily posits that the new scientific results may be part of an extremely smart marketing strategy for Boots…  › Continue reading

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