Skincare

Cosmetics Settlement Distribution Has Begun: Get Your Free Product!

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 | Beauty and the Law, Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Makeup, Skincare | 2 Comments

How Meilily got a free cosmetics product courtesy of In re Cosmetics Cases

Now that the In re Cosmetics Cases settlement distribution date is upon us, here is what it was like getting a free settlement product this morning…

I stopped by my local Nordstrom when it opened today at 10 am to pick up the free product owed to me under the cosmetics settlement (ok, maybe”owed” is not the right word). What can I say, I was very excited to see how the settlement products would actually be distributed, and I wanted to be there early!

When I arrived, Nordstrom already had tables set up at the mall entrance near the cosmetics department, and a small line had already started forming along a roped path.  If I didn’t know better I would have thought there was a fancy special event happening there.  (Luckily the line seemed to die down quickly after the initial 10 am crowd.) › Continue reading

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Meilily Sale Alert: Banana Republic 20% Off Winter Discount

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 | General, Sales, Skincare, Stores | 1 Comment

Meilily Sale Alert:  Banana Republic Winter Discount 20% Off

Meilily Sale Alert: Banana Republic Winter Discount 20% Off

Meilily Sale Alert!  Banana Republic stores are offering 20% off purchases of $100 or more during their in-store Winter Sale.  You can combine this discount with other in-store discounts, including an extra 20% off already-reduced items, for really great deals!  Currently the selection is still pretty decent, including lace camisoles, men’s dress pants and shirts, and even coats.

What:  Banana Republic In-Store 20% off $100 or more (cashiers have coupons).

When:  January 12 -22, 2009

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Elephant Pharm Drugstore Sale: 25% Off Herbs, Body Care & Cosmetics, and More!

Monday, January 12th, 2009 | Fragrance, Makeup, Sales, Skincare, Stores | 2 Comments

Meilily Sale Alert: Elephant Pharm Sale

Meilily Sale Alert: Elephant Pharm Sale

What: Elephant Pharm Drugstore Sale
Discounts: 25% off Body Care & Cosmetics (35% off select brands), 25% off Bulk Herbs, 20% off Kleen Kanteen Water Bottles, 20% off Gaiam Fitness Gear, and more!
When: January 8-28, 2009

While recently exploring Berkeley, CA, I came upon this amazingly good drugstore, Elephant Pharm (kind of like a cross between Whole Foods and Walgreens), and › Continue reading

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BeautyHabit.com Clearance Sale + Free Shipping Code!

Thursday, January 8th, 2009 | Fragrance, Free Stuff, Makeup, Sales, Skincare, Stores | Comments Off

BeautyHabit.com just announced their clearance sale and also another free shipping code for orders over $40. Trust me, this is a good thing! BeautyHabit.com has a great selection of higher-end candles and beauty products, and rarely offers discount codes (free shipping usually starts at orders of $100). The sale includes products by Sundari, The Art of Shaving, Comptoir Sud Pacifique, Lollia, and more. Note: Sales of clearance items are final, so do choose wisely!

BeautyHabit.com Free Shipping Code: FRESHSTART (for orders of $40 or more)

When: January 8-16, 2009

Meilily recommends checking out the BURN candles on clearance – These candles (developed by the founder of Studio at Fred Segal) are supposed to be fantastic!

*Btw, don’t forget the free shipping / free samples BeautyHabit code I posted about previously for orders of only $35 or more!

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BeautyHabit Code: Free Shipping + 2 Free Fragrance Samples

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 | Fragrance, Free Stuff, Makeup, Sales, Skincare, Stores | 1 Comment

BeautyHabit.com is currently offering free standard shipping on orders of only $35 or more plus 2 free fragrance samples (from Reminiscence Paris).

BeautyHabit Code:  BHTRANSPORT

Expires:  January 15, 2009 or while supplies last

BeautyHabit has a gorgeous website with a carefully selected variety of very nice things.  I recommend checking out their specials and nice selection of candles and perfumes.

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Sephora Sale: Up to 75% off!

Saturday, December 27th, 2008 | Fragrance, Sales, Skincare, Stores | Comments Off

Sephora is discounting a bunch of items up to 75% off! Check it out:

http://www.sephora.com/browse/section.jhtml?categoryId=C10214

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Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Friends & Family 20% Off Sale Extended!

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 | General, Makeup, Sales, Skincare, Stores | Comments Off

Good news!  The Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Friends & Family sale I posted about has just been extended for 1 more day!  (I know – Why extend it for just one day when you could extend it for a week?)

The Bobbi Brown Friends & Family code BFF08A is now good until midnight ET on December 4, 2008.

It’s good for 20% off any online order of Bobbi Brown products, with free shipping and free samples.

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More Friends & Family Sales: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics 20% Off with Free Shipping

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 | Free Stuff, Makeup, Sales, Skincare, Stores | 2 Comments

I am please to report that Ms. Bobbi Brown has relented, and she is following the trend among beauty retailers and having a (brief) first-ever Friends & Family sale at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics!

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Friends & Family Code: BFF08A

Discount20% off any order + free shipping + free samples

WhenDecember 2 & 3, 2008  [Extended to December 4]

This may be a good time to try one (or two) of the Bobbi Brown makeup palettes, such as the Limited Edition Mauve Palette or Lip & Eye Palette.

Happy Shopping from Meilily!

[Thanks to the ladies at emakemeup.com for posting]

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Limited Time Only: Invitation Codes to Member-Only Online Designer Sales with Bonus Credits!

Friday, November 28th, 2008 | General, Lingerie, Sales, Skincare, Stores | 1 Comment

The latest development in online shopping is member-only websites selling designer products at large discounts. These member-only shopping sites, such as Gilt.com and Hautelook.com, notify their members of the online sales on a per-designer basis, but there’s a catch: each online sale only lasts for a limited time before “closing.”

These member-only sites work largely on the basis of generating urgency and feelings of exclusivity, and certain products sell out quite quickly. Unfortunately, sites such as HauteLook.com often do not ship products until well after the end of the sales period, so shoppers may have to give up some shipping speed in exchange for prices that are usually 50-70% off retail.

Here are some limited time only invitation codes provided by InStyle Magazine:
- Hautelook.com code: “instyle” (membership plus $20 off first purchase) until December 1, 2008.
- Gilt Groupe invite: go to http://www.gilt.com/whatsnow (membership plus $10 off first order) until November 31, 2008.

[While these offers have ended, you can still use this Gilt Groupe invitation link from Meilily to join Gilt and start shopping designer sales!)

So, in the name of research, I used these invitation codes from the November 2008 issue of InStyle magazine and signed up › Continue reading

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Special Sale at Bliss!

Sunday, November 16th, 2008 | Fragrance, Lingerie, Makeup, Sales, Skincare, Stores | 3 Comments

Meilily Sale Alert:  Bliss

Meilily Sale Alert: Bliss

Just wanted to let you know about a very special Bliss sale going on at blissworld.com:

The Bliss Employee Sale is going on right now for a limited time, and there have been a bunch of really nice, high-end cosmetics, skincare, and general beauty products on sale at huge discounts (up to 70% off).  Products have been selling out rather quickly during this sale, but there have been great deals on products ranging from Laura Mercier and Sue Devitt makeup to MBT shoes and Wolford lingerie.  Recently, Bliss even added more products to their Employee Sale online.

This is a great time to buy high-end products you normally covet but cannot afford.  [Just remember, the Bliss return policy does not seem to allow returns on sale items.]

(Courtesy of the lovely ladies at Emakemeup.com)

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Product Pick: L’Oreal Skin Genesis Serum Concentrate

Saturday, November 15th, 2008 | Product Picks, Sales, Skincare | 1 Comment

Product Pick:  LOreal Skin Genesis Serum Concentrate

Product Pick: LOreal Skin Genesis Serum Concentrate

If you want high quality skincare that contains the latest advanced ingredients at an affordable price, you may tire yourself out looking for such a thing.  Fortunately, I found L’Oreal’s Skin Genesis line of products, the Skin Genesis Serum Concentrate in particular.  I discovered that this particular drugstore skincare product can compete with skincare products that cost many times more.

Not to name names, but… after trying an expensive hyaluronic acid product by Cellex-C (ie. Cellex-C Hydra 5B Complex) that costs $73 for a 30 ml bottle, I felt that I got similar skin benefits after using L’Oreal’s Skin Genesis Serum Concentrate, which also contains hyaluronic acid.

Out of all the Skin Genesis products, the Serum Concentrate is the best!  Comparing the ingredient lists of all the Skin Genesis products, I always find myself much more attracted to the ingredients in the Serum Concentrate product than in any other.  It is my daily go-to product, and I like it enough to bother stuffing it into a jam-packed 1 quart plastic bag and taking it with me on the plane when I travel.  The twist-lock pump packaging is an extra bonus, as it really helps keep the product sanitary and makes it really easy to use.

L’Oreal Skin Genesis Serum Concentrate is truly one of my all-time favorite products, and it usually retails for about $19.99 in drugstores.  Keep reading to find out how you can consistently get this product for much less.  › Continue reading

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Product Pick: Crabtree & Evelyn Naturals Travel Essentials Set – Great Gift Idea!

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 | Photos, Product Picks, Skincare | 1 Comment

Meilily Product Pick:  Crabtree & Evelyn Naturals Travel Essentials

Meilily Product Pick: Crabtree & Evelyn Naturals Travel Essentials

If you’re looking for gift ideas, Crabtree & Evelyn’s Naturals line has some great gift sets, particularly the Crabtree & Evelyn Naturals Travel Essentials set in “Revitalising.”

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