Sunday, April 8th, 2012 | Makeup, Photos, Product Launches, Product Picks | Comments Off
Meilily Product Photos & Details: Paul & Joe Beaute Cat Blusher Stick 10th Anniversary Limited Edition!
Parisian beauty brand, Paul & Joe Beaute, started the feline makeup trend last Fall with their adorable cat-shaped lipsticks, and now they’re back with a new Limited Edition Kitten Collection for Spring 2012. This year’s stand-out cat-shaped makeup product is the Paul & Joe Cat Blusher Stick, shown here in shade 002 Minou, a shimmering coral pink.
The fruity-floral scented Paul & Joe Beaute Blusher Sticks come in three shades, › Continue reading
Saturday, December 10th, 2011 | Makeup, Photos, Product Launches, Product Picks | Comments Off
The Nars Danmari Palette is a gorgeous limited edition set of six NARS Cosmetics blushes and bronzers. This kabuki-inspired cheek palette is just in time for the holidays and currently exclusive to Sephora. Great gift!
Why buy just one Nars blush (for $27) when you can get all six of these beautiful blushes (and bronzers) for only $65?!
Nars Danmari Blush & Bronzer Palette Shades:
- Orgasm Blush: Peach pink with gold shimmer – A cult favorite!
- Super Orgasm Blush: Peach pink with gold glitter – Party girl glam!
- Desire Blush: Bright pink – Don’t be scared!
- Sin Blush: Muted deep berry with golden shimmer – Nicely neutral and deep!
- Casino Bronzer: Medium-dark brown with slight golden shimmer – Coffee with your cream?
- Hungry Heart (1) Highlighter: Golden ivory with gold shimmer – Not your mother’s ivory!
The Nars Danmari Palette is a great gift idea for anyone who loves makeup!!! Overall, this is a well-curated blush and bronzer set- perfect for the single gal… or any gal in fact.
More Details & Descriptions: Nars Danmari All About Cheeks Palette… › Continue reading
Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 | Makeup, Photos, Product Launches, Swatches | Comments Off
Bite Beauty is a new Sephora-exclusive product line that immediately turned my head, in part because of the elegant simplicity of the textured grey packaging with glossy red lettering, but also because of the alluring range of shades and textures – all just for lips. Also, the fact that Bite Beauty lip products contain food-grade ingredients and the resveratrol equivalent of five glasses of red wine is kinda cool too.
To try out the Bite Beauty line, I picked up a Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil in Honey Berry, because it looked gorgeously mauve-nude swiped on my hand and because it reminded me of my beloved Nars Velvet Matte Pencil formula. How did it stack up?
More on Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil, Photos & Swatches… › Continue reading
Monday, April 11th, 2011 | Photos, Product Launches, Product Picks, Skincare, Swatches | 1 Comment
Started out a doubter, but now I’m a lover…
When I received a few products from the new Benefit Cosmetics b.Right! skincare line in my mailbox, I didn’t actually expect to be that impressed, since makeup, in my opinion, has always been Benefit’s strongest suit.
Well, I was wrong to doubt Benefit’s ability to bring it with b.Right! I am absolutely loving the two Benefit b.Right! cleansers that I’ve tried, the Refined Finish Facial Polish and the Foamingly Clean Facial Wash. They make me feel more girly and more… clean.
The thing I love the most about the new Benefit b.Right! Radiant Skincare line is the fragrance: a fresh, pretty, and well-groomed bright floral that has just enough sparkle to make it interesting and modern. I want to say the scent is “perky,” › Continue reading
Friday, December 17th, 2010 | Beauty and Awareness, Makeup, Photos, Product Launches | 1 Comment
Meilily Product Photos & Details: Alima Pure Mineral Makeup Holiday 2010 Fairy Tale Collection Sets!
Even if you don’t believe in fairy tales anymore, you will want to check out mineral cosmetics brand Alima Pure and their Limited Edition Holiday Fairy Tale Collection sets. I tried the Limited Edition “Once Upon a Time” (shown above) and “Happily Ever After” mineral makeup sets from the Fairy Tale Collection, and am now enchanted with Alima Pure’s high-quality additive-free mineral cosmetics.
Not only does Alima Pure know how to make high quality mineral makeup, but they also really know how to package it. You’ll easily fall in love with Alima Pure’s beautiful pigments and also their whimsical motifs. (Apparently Alicia Silverstone is a fan too)! Best of all, Alima Pure products are fragrance-free and formulated without irritants like bismuth oxychloride or preservatives. (Btw, they’ve even received a Certified Natural Cosmetics seal under strict European standards!)
The Alima Pure Holiday 2010 Fairy Tale Collection includes › Continue reading
Thursday, September 16th, 2010 | Fashion, Free Stuff, Photos, Product Launches | 2 CommentsMeilily 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…
Side view: Size 27 models, each with a different derriere shape…… wow!
Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 | Makeup, Photos, Product Launches, Stores | 6 Comments
I recently attended a fun Benefit Cosmetics preview party in San Francisco, and I got to try out and take home new Fall makeup from Benefit. I even got my brows done during the event and loved it! Benefit sure throws a mean party – cupcakes, cocktails, and all!
Now, I’m actually kinda excited about these new Benefit Fall products, because they’re quite fun, and would probably work with a variety of skintones!
Here are the Fall launch details and photos… › Continue reading
Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 | Makeup, Photos, Product Launches, Product Picks | Comments Off
Meilily Product Photos: L’Occitane Limited Edition Peony Makeup Collection!
Exciting news! L’Occitane’s limited edition makeup collection is here! In select L’Occitane stores only, this rare garden-inspired Peony Makeup Collection is a must-see.
While wandering through a L’Occitane shop, I was drawn to a display of what appeared to be colorful flower seed packets. Imagine my surprise when I realized that L’Occitane, best known as a bath and skincare brand, has a new makeup collection out, and a pretty one at that. Each limited edition makeup shade is named after a particular peony.
Meilily’s top picks from the L’Occitane Peony Makeup Collection:
- Liquid Shine Lip Colour in 01 Marie Riviere (a flattering medium-pigmented gloss inspired by a “delicate salmon-pink peony,” according to L’Occitane)
- Facecolour Powder in 02 Valse de Vienne (a pretty “glossy pale pink” blush/eyeshadow)
- Lipstick in 03 Mme Louis Henry (a very sheer warm-pink shimmer lipstick inspired by “a pink peony with old-gold patina reflections”)
Check out these photos of items from the L’Occitane Peony Makeup Collection… › Continue reading
For a Cause: Kiehl’s Limited Edition Celebrity-Designed Acai Toning Mists Benefit the Rainforest Alliance
Saturday, April 17th, 2010 | Beauty and Awareness, Photos, Product Launches, Skincare | Comments Off
Meilily Product Photos: Kiehl’s Celebrity-Designed Acai Toning Mists!
What do recording artist Pharrell Williams, actress Julianne Moore, artist Jeff Koons, and model Malia Jones have in common? They have all designed limited edition labels for Kiehl’s Acai Damage-Protecting Toning Mist, with up to $200,000 of net profits from the sale of the celebrity Toning Mists going to the Rainforest Alliance.
These 100% organic Limited Edition Acai Toning Mists are available in Kiehl’s stores now for $26 for a 6 fl. oz. spray bottle (same price as the regular bottles). These lavender-scented toning face mists are are my current “hot product” picks for Spring and Summer. The limited editions may also be slight reformulations of the regular Acai Toning Mist, which also contains “100% natural origin ingredients” but do not say they are “100% organic.”
My favorite designs? › Continue reading
Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 | Nail Polish, Photos, Product Launches, Product Picks | Comments Off
Sula Paint & Peel nail colors are fun and safe non-toxic nail polish alternatives that come in modern and fun shades. Now, Canadian company Sula has come out with fantastic new mini sets that allow you to try three different shades of peel-off Paint & Peel nail colors for little more than the price of one.
I highly recommend these cute new Sula Paint & Peel mini sets, especially if you are new to these non-toxic peel-off nail paints. You get to try three Sula minis for $12.50 (instead of $9 for one full size)! I’d also suggest getting one of the two available top coats ($9) to extend the wear longer than a few hours.
More Details and Photos of Sula Paint & Peel sets… › Continue reading
Monday, November 2nd, 2009 | Fashion, Product Launches, Shoes, Stores, Style Picks | Comments Off
Attention Lady Dragon lovers: The new Spring 2010 Melissa + Vivienne Westwood Anglomania shoe collection is available now in the US, and looks really exciting!
These exciting Lady Dragon heels from the new Spring collection are as fun and amazing as the original slingbacks, and they’re now available in four new colors, or with a new shiny orb or a crown stamp! (Lady Dragon Stamp Black and Heart Gold shown)
These new Lady Dragons are currently only available in the US exclusively from Meilily’s favorite Melissa shoe provider, Epaulet in New York! (Be sure to check out the rest of the fantastic assortment of Melissa shoes at Epaulet.)
Brazilian shoe company, Melissa, the maker of sustainable and attractive rubber shoes, has yet again collaborated with famous British designer Vivienne Westwood to produce this amazing collection of Lady Dragon heels for Spring…. Yes, they’re still made from scented rubber!
New Spring 2010 Melissa + Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragon Styles: ($149)
- Lady Dragon Heart Gold (red heart) – Would really flatter tan legs!
- Lady Dragon Heart Lilac (black heart) – Loving this color combo!
- Lady Dragon Heart Ice (blue heart) – Very “icy!”
- Lady Dragon Heart Fuschia (red heart) – Plays tricks with my eyes!
- Lady Dragon Stamp Black (matte with rose stamp) – This one’s calling my name!
- Lady Dragon Orb Smoke (shiny metallic ball) – The mirrored ball sounds fun, but be sure to wear clean underwear!
Read on for More Photos of the new Spring 2010 Lady Dragons & Details… › Continue reading
Friday, October 9th, 2009 | Fashion, Hot Happenings, Product Launches, Stores, Style Picks | 2 Comments
Meilily Hot Happenings! Glamour “Fashion Gives Back” Designer Totes for Charity!
Right now, as part of Glamour Magazine’s Fashion Gives Back program, you can pick up special designer canvas tote bags exclusively at Bloomingdales NY (or Bloomingdales.com) for $35 each, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Dress for Success!
Glamour got six talented young designers to each design a Fashion Gives Back tote to benefit out-of-work women who need a boost. Tote bag designers include Jason Wu, the young Taiwanese designer who’s dresses have graced First Lady Michelle Obama on her first Vogue cover (and at President Obama’s inauguration), and also Brian Reyes, design duo Bensoni, jewelry designer Pamela Love, Gossip Girl designer Abigail Lorick, and shoe designer Alejandro Ingelmo.
Meilily’s two favorite Fashion Gives Back totes this year are from Jason Wu (his black gradient design is both elegant and exciting) and Brian Reyes (his red and black floral tote looks at once exotic yet strangely familiar).
Which designer tote do you like best?
**Stay tuned for more totebag photos, and Meilily just might be giving away one of these designer totes soon!
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