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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Friday, August 21st, 2009 | General, Makeup, Product Launches, Tools and Brushes | Comments Off
Meilily Product Launch News! tarte Fall 2009
This Fall, tarte cosmetics is launching some exciting new products, and Meilily has already shown you some of the new tarte products for eyes. Now, in this installment… new tarte products for face and lips!
*Note: tarte is currently having their Friends & Family Sale from August 17 – 24, 2009, with 40% off everything! Use code FF09, and don’t forget you get free shipping on orders of $60 or more. It’s a great time to pick up some new Fall goodies! Now, on to the new tarte stuff…
New tarte cosmetics Fall 2009 Products (for face & lips)
- natural beauty complexion collection a Sephora exclusive set ($54 US/$70 CDN)
- green siren natural wax cheek stain in golden apricot ($28 US/$47 CDN)
- reduce: 24/7 natural lip sheer with SPF 15 in golden coral ($14 US, $23 CDN)
More Fall 2009 Details & Official Product Images… › Continue reading
Monday, August 17th, 2009 | Fashion, Fragrance, Free Stuff, General, Hot Happenings, Makeup, Product Launches, Product Picks, Skincare, Stores, Tools and Brushes | 11 Comments
Meilily Hot Happenings & Product Launch News! Christian Siriano Makeup
Piping hot new makeup line, Christian Siriano for VS Makeup, just launched this month, and many items from Siriano’s debut limited-edition collection are already on backorder. (As of now, the bronzer-highlighter and eyeshadows in Gilded Fierce and Sahara are already backordered at VictoriasSecret.com!)
Meilily currently has an eye on the glamorous Christian Siriano black ruffled makeup bag, eye shadows, bronzer-highlighter, and… well practically everything from the new collection!
Check it out for yourself…
More product images from the debut Christian Siriano makeup collection… › Continue reading
Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 | Hot Happenings, Product Launches, Sales, Stores | 1 Comment
Meilily Hot Happenings & Launch News! Gilt Fuse
Gilt Groupe describes their newly launched Gilt Fuse venture as “a great new way to mix and match today’s most-wanted labels with tomorrow’s hottest emerging brands at prices that are impossible to resist.”
As a concept, it’s great the Gilt Groupe can target that lower price point, but in execution the jury is still out on how clear the Gilt Fuse concept comes through. As of this moment, I am left wondering if Gilt Fuse is going to target a much younger female audience, or › Continue reading
Thursday, August 6th, 2009 | Makeup, Product Launches, Tools and Brushes | 3 Comments
Meilily Product Launch News! tarte Fall 2009
This Fall, tarte cosmetics is launching a bunch of exciting new products – can’t wait to try them! In this installment… new tarte products for eyes!
New tarte cosmetics Fall 2009 Products (for eyes)
- lifted™ natural eye primer with Firmitol™ ($20 US/$26CDN)
- femme fatale & femme naturale refillable natural eye palette sets ($44/each US, $57CDN)
- dark circle defense natural under eye corrector and brush ($32 US/$42 CDN)
More Fall 2009 Details & Official Product Images…
femme naturale (shown at top) – This reusable tarte palette is decorated with a cute fabric flower, and holds 10 eye shadows › Continue reading
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 | Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Makeup, Product Launches, Skincare | Comments Off
Meilily Free Stuff and Hot Happening Alert!
For one night only (in store) – Thursday, July 23, 2009 (5pm to 9pm) – you can get a free 10-day supply of Estee Lauder’s New Advanced Night Repair from any participating Estee Lauder counter!*
Or… find out how to get it free online if you can’t make it in to a store… › Continue reading
Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 | Product Launches, Tools and Brushes, Wishlist | 5 Comments
Can one have a crush on brushes? I don’t normally get excited about makeup brushes, other than synthetic kabuki’s, but Lancome’s new limited edition blue-black makeup brushes are immensely attractive, and this brush set is one of only a few new products that I predict will strike ahhhh in the hearts of consumers everywhere.
The limited edition “Declaring Indigo” set of Lancome’s new blue-black brushes will be available to ship from Nordstrom.com starting July 17, 2009 (pre-order now). This smolderingly beautiful new Lancome brush set is a $124 value, and comes with four blue and black bristle brushes and a pretty blue-black brush clutch for only $52.
The Nordstrom-exclusive Lancome brush set includes the following 4 brushes:
- Mineral Powder Foundation Brush
- Foundation Brush #2 (liquid foundation brush)
- Blender Brush #4 (face and eye blender)
- Dual-Ended Brush #18 (liner and shadow)
*To view a larger-size image of the brush set with bag, click here.
(Note: According to Lucky Magazine, the price of this brush set will go up a lot after August 2!)
[Update: I checked out these brushes in person, and most of them are synthetic, according to the salesperson. I think only the blender is not synthetic. Also, the bag is really cute!]
Meilily Wishlist Item: Lancome’s Limited Edition “Declaring Indigo” Brush Set!
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 | Hot Happenings, Product Launches, Shoes, Stores | 2 Comments
Meilily Hot Happenings & New Product Images!
The Fall ’09 Lady Dragon heels by Melissa & Vivienne Westwood Anglomania are now available, and Epaulet in New York just got an exclusive early delivery! They are apparently the only online retailer in the US to have these right now!!
If you’re familiar with Meilily’s love of the amazing Lady Dragon rubber heart heels by Melissa & Vivienne Westwood, you’ll know that Epaulet is Meilily’s go-to shop for getting these and other hard-to-find Melissa shoes here in the US. (Btw – Epaulet ships free and quickly within the US, and they also ship internationally!)
The New Fall ’09 Lady Dragon II Shoes
The new Fall ’09 Lady Dragon II slingback heels are still made with Melissa’s signature scented rubber material (and still run a bit large), but this time they feature a rubber bow in the front instead of a rubber heart. Also for Fall ’09, these new Lady Dragons come in darker colors, such as black and red. Oooh, who doesn’t like red shoes?!
And… if you prefer cute flats, Epaulet also just got a shipment of the new Melissa & Vivienne Westwood Fall ’09 Ultragirl flats with bow!
More Product Images of Melissa’s Ultragirl & Original Lady Dragon with Heart…
Thursday, May 7th, 2009 | Makeup, Product Launches, Skincare | 1 Comment
Meilily Product Launch News!
This month, tarte cosmetics is launching three new products as part of the tarte summer 09 collection and some new shades. The new tarte summer 09 collection looks to be more of an innovative departure from their previous color-based collections and includes a natural lash enhancer and an anti-cellulite self-tanner! I’m really curious to try the new products and see how they work, especially since I’ve had really good luck with tarte products so far.
multiplEYE natural lash enhancer ($65)
Contains a clinically-proven peptide that gives the appearance of longer, thicker lashes. Apparently 90% of clinical subjects reported an “increase in lash thickness,” while all subjects reported an “increase in overall lash length.” Sounds impressive. Best of all, this lash enhancer is cruelty-free and free of parabens, petro-chemicals, dyes, and other questionable ingredients.
celluFIGHT natural anti-cellulite self-tanner ($40)
A double-duty skin-toning skincare product and self-tanner in one! I don’t normally self-tan because I’m too lazy for that, but this sounds intriguing. Ingredients include natural plant-derived DHA self-tanner, caffeine, algae extract, and natural green tea fragrance that is 70% organic.
eyeQuatic waterproof summer essentials set ($35)
This makeup set includes three new lock & roll eyeshadows (turquoise, citrine, tanzanite), a deluxe lights, camera, splashes! waterproof mascara, and an aquatic-mod headscarf.
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