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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 | 1 Comment

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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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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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Sephora Gift with Purchase: Hello Kitty Sephora Originals Bag & Samples

Sunday, January 15th, 2012 | Collaborations, Free Stuff, Photos | 4 Comments

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Meilily Free Stuff Alert & Photos: Hello Kitty Sephora Cosmetics Bag with Samples!

As one of their limited time offers, Sephora.com has been giving away gift with purchase bags with $25 orders, including a great little Hello Kitty Cosmetics Bag full of nice samples. From among three Sephora gift bag options, this clear Hello Kitty bag was my pick, because it’s Hello Kitty done right (and makes a great travel bag).

Unlike the traditional uber-pink Hello Kitty products that we girls used to adore as pre-adolescents, this Hello Kitty Sephora Originals bag seems designed for Hello Kitty girls who have grown up (and gotten jobs). Though this clear Hello Kitty cosmetics bag has a few touches of pale pink, it mostly features a subtle silver Hello Kitty print that will make you look twice.

More Details on the Hello Kitty Sephora Gift Bag… › Continue reading

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Meilily Giveaway: Spring Bronzing Essentials from Josie Maran & Clarins

Sunday, March 27th, 2011 | Contests, Free Stuff, Makeup, Photos, Skincare | 22 Comments

Meilily Giveaway: Spring Bronzing - Clarins Self Tanning Mousse & Josie Maran Cream Bronzer
Meilily Spring Bronzing Giveaway: Josie Maran & Clarins Beauty & Skincare!

[The winner is.... Kayleigh! Congratulations!]

To celebrate Spring and to thank our readers, Meilily is giving away a set of Spring Bronzing Essentials with products from Josie Maran & Clarins! Enter to win this week until April 1 – we’ll post the winner here!

Giveaway Product Details:
- One Josie Maran Cream Bronzer in Beach No. 1 (full size, mirrored compact).
- One Clarins Delectable Self Tanning Mousse SPF 15 (15 ml deluxe travel size tube)

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The Water Secret Gift Bag from Murad: Buy a Book, Get $200 Free Skincare?

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 | Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Photos, Skincare | Comments Off

meilily-murad-skincare-water-secret-book-gift-offerMeilily Free Stuff Alert and Details: The Water Secret Gift from Murad – What’s Inside!

When I came across this special offer where you buy Dr. Howard Murad’s new book, The Water Secret, and then get up to $200 in Murad skincare products in the mail, I was honestly pretty skeptical. Given that the Murad Sleep Reform Serum I was eying cost $97, this offer just sounded too good to be true.

Since I heard about this offer through trusted friends at The Beauty Grapevine (formerly eMakeMeUp Grapevine), I went for it! I bought a copy of The Water Secret (about $10.70 on Amazon), emailed my receipt to Murad by November 2, and then held my breath and waited.

Here is what I got in my Water Secret Gift Bag… › Continue reading

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Sephora Friends & Family Sale & Beauty Insider Birthday Gift!

Friday, October 22nd, 2010 | Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Makeup, Photos, Sales, Stores | Comments Off

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Meilily Sale & Free Stuff Alert! Sephora Friends & Family Sale 2010 + Free Birthday Gift!

The moment you’ve all been waiting for is here: the Sephora Friends & Family Sale is on now! Use code FF2010 for 20% off Sephora.com purchases (until November 3).

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On a somewhat related note, Sephora sent me a birthday gift this year, clearly not to be outdone by Anthropologie’s birthday gift! As a Sephora Beauty Insider (free membership) I received a coupon redeemable for a free birthday beauty gift set at Sephora.

The Sephora birthday gift includes a mini powder eyeshadow, mini eyeliner pencil, and a mini mascara. Check out more photos of the Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift Set› Continue reading

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What Anthropologie Got Me for My Birthday: Candle Necklace, Card & Coupon!

Monday, October 11th, 2010 | Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Jewelry, Photos | 4 Comments


Meilily Hot Happenings & Free Stuff Alert: Special Birthday Gift for Anthropologie Members!

During my birthday month, Anthroplogie personally sent me a lovely birthday card and birthday gift. So thoughtful of them to remember my birthday! I know how busy they must be coming up with the cutest clothing every season, but they somehow managed to remember!

Perhaps it helped that I am an Anthropologie “member.” I originally signed up because it’s free and I like to shop there – plus they give you a membership card, the Anthro Card, in a really cute fabric drawstring bag. Since then, I have discovered some nice perks to being an Anthro account holder, including free shipping and now a surprise birthday gift!

What Anthropologie Got Me for My Birthday

Inside a lovely envelope of thick paper, I found a white card with a cupcake motif attached to a cute candle necklace › Continue reading

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Levi’s Curve ID Jeans Launch: Free Jeans, Photos & Custom Fit Curves!

Thursday, September 16th, 2010 | Fashion, Free Stuff, Photos, Product Launches | 2 Comments

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Meilily Hot Happenings & Photos: Levi’s Curve ID Jeans Launch in SF with Free Jeans!

OK, what could be better than free jeans?! How about free Levi’s Curve ID Jeans, a new product from Levi’s specifically designed to fit more than just one type (er shape) of woman.

I recently attended a Levi’s Curve ID launch event in San Francisco at the Union Square Levi’s shop. I got to meet You Nguyen, SVP of Levi’s Women’s Merchandising and Design, who gave a demo that illustrated precisely why women traditionally have such a hard time finding jeans that fit based on size (but not shape). I even got to to try free Curve ID jeans!

*Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 Get a free pair of Levi’s Curve ID jeans at the San Francisco Levi’s store at 300 Post St. Just bring in an old pair of jeans to get free Curve ID jeans! First come first serve!

Photos and Details: How the New Curve ID Jeans Fit Different Women…
Levi’s developed Curve ID jeans after researching body shape variations in women and surveying real women. The new jeans are sized not just by waist size but by the ratio or difference between a woman’s natural waist, upper hip, and butt measurements- her real shape!

The Three Levi’s Curve ID (Lower) Body Shape Types:
- Slight Curve (straighter from waist to butt)
- Demi Curve (average proportion between waist and butt)
- Bold Curve (more difference or curve between waist and butt)

Photos from Meilily: Size 27 Models Wearing Different Curve ID Skinny Jeans
Models wearing, from left to right: Slight Curve, Demi Curve, Bold Curve.

Front view: Size 27 models, each with a different hip shape…

Meilily: Levi's Curve ID models, all size 27 - Front

Side view: Size 27 models, each with a different derriere shape…… wow!

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Beauty Gift at Nordstrom: Ruffled Makeup Bag & Deluxe Samples!

Monday, June 14th, 2010 | Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Makeup, Stores | Comments Off

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Meilily Free Stuff Alert! Nordstrom Beauty Gift & Ruffled Makeup Bag!

Just wanted to let you know about this great gift with purchase from the Nordstrom Beauty Department. Spend $100 and get a great ruffled magenta cosmetics bag and 13 deluxe samples from beauty brands like Bliss, Laura Mercier, Shiseido, and Chantecaille.

This is a good time to stock up on any number of beauty staples! I stocked up on Armani foundation, loose powder from Laura Mercier, brow gel, and a Dior highlighter. These gifts are going fast!

Gift with Purchase Details: › Continue reading

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Meilily Giveaway: Win a “Fashion Gives Back” Designer Tote Bag

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 | Contests, Free Stuff, Hot Happenings | 10 Comments

meilily-designer-tote-by-brian-reyes-giveawayMeilily Designer Tote Giveaway!

[The winner is.... Fi Figueroa!  Congratulations!]

To celebrate Meilily’s one year online anniversary and to thank all of Meilily’s readers, Meilily.com is giving away a beautiful floral tote bag by designer Brian Reyes starting October 27, 2009. Proceeds from the tote bag (purchased from Bloomingdales.com) will be donated to the non-profit organization Dress for Success as part of Glamour Magazine’s “Fashion Gives Back” program, so it’s practically a double win! Enter between now and November 5, and then check back to discover the winner!

Win a Fashion Gives Back Designer Tote Bag by Brian Reyes ($35 value):
Check out the photos of the pretty floral Brian Reyes canvas tote that you could win right here!

prizeypickTO ENTER, simply do both the following: [One entry per person please]
- Subscribe to the Meilily RSS feed.
- Post a comment below telling Meilily why you want to win!

Ways to get additional entries: (entirely optional)
- Follow @Meilily on Twitter AND post a comment below indicating you have done so. (1 extra entry)
- Tweet about the contest (with a link to this giveaway) on Twitter AND post a comment below indicating you have done so. (1 extra entry; maximum 3)
- Post a meaningful comment on a different Meilily post that you have read AND post a comment below indicating you have done so. (1 extra entry; maximum 1)

All complete entries must be received by November 5, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. Giveaway open to US Residents only. (Sorry international readers!) Void where prohibited. A winner will be chosen randomly and notified by email, and the winner must provide their mailing address. Please check out our Privacy Policy before entering.

Good Luck * Live Beautifully! from Meilily

P.S. Even if you don’t win this time, you can still purchase the Brian Reyes Fashion Gives Back tote bag from Bloomingdales.com while they last.

P.P.S. If your comment(s) don’t show up right away, don’t worry – Valid entries will show up as soon as busy Meilily gets to them!

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Free Clarins Wrinkle Correction Cream from Sephora and Lucky Magazine

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 | Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Photos, Skincare | Comments Off

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Meilily Free Stuff Alert! Free Clarins Multi-Active Day Cream!
This is one of my favorite free offers yet- Free Clarins!

Right now get a free 15 ml deluxe sample of Clarins Multi-Active Day Early Wrinkle Correction Cream at Sephora, both in store and online! Here’s how…

- In Store: To pick up your perfectly free Clarins sample in store, just bring the tear-off coupon found inside the October 2009 issue of Lucky Magazine to a Sephora store. So easy! No purchase required! (Coupon should be near page 102 of Lucky mag.)
- Online: Use code CLARINS online at Sephora.com to get the free Clarins sample (Sephora order required).
Offer available from September 8 until October 31, 2009.

Wanna see a product photo of the Clarins Multi-Active Day cream freebie? Find out more about Clarins! › Continue reading

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Giorgio Armani Beauty Event Gift from Neiman Marcus

Friday, September 18th, 2009 | Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Makeup, Photos, Skincare, Stores | 2 Comments

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Meilily Product Pick and Photos! Giorgio Armani Beauty Gift with Purchase!
As promised, here are more details and photos of the Giorgio Armani gift with purchase from The Beauty Event at Neiman Marcus.

During The Beauty Event at Neiman Marcus, get a Giorgio Armani makeup and skincare gift when you spend at least $100 $150* at the Giorgio Armani counter. (Combine this with other Neiman Marcus Beauty Event gift offers, and you could end up with multiple gifts with purchase!)

*Note: Neiman Marcus just changed the Giorgio Armani offer, raising the minimum purchase (from $100 to $150) and also changing the gift items. Apparently the original Armani beauty gift was too good to last!

The Original Giorgio Armani Gift with Purchase (Shown) Includes:
- Shine Lipstick (Shade 50, mauve rose) full size
- Eyes to Kill Mascara deluxe sample 0.06 fl. oz.
- Crema Nera Cream sample 1 gram. › Continue reading

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