Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 | Jewelry, Photos, Product Picks | Comments Off
Meilily Product Pick & Photos: Nervous System Algal Bloom Necklace!
I first discovered Nervous System jewelry on Design Milk, when a white silicone rubber rodialaria necklace caught my eye, with its organic cells forming a sort of crystalline honeycomb blossom. I immediately picked up a large algal bloom necklace (shown here), a white rodialaria bracelet, and a small stainless steel rodialaria necklace. Love all of it!
Nervous System creates fascinating and unique modern jewelry based on natural geometries and system generated design. Their work is high quality, slightly geeky, and uber-gorgeous. Check out these photos!
This large Algal Bloom Necklace is one of my favorite pieces of jewelry from Nervous System, photographed here in gold. This necklace is gorgeous – I get compliments all the time. —› › Continue reading
Monday, June 14th, 2010 | Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Makeup, Stores | Comments Off
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.
Gift with Purchase Details: —› › Continue reading
Thursday, June 10th, 2010 | Hot Happenings, Makeup, Sales, Shoes, Skincare | Comments Off
Meilily Sale Alert: Bliss Blowout Sale – Up to 70% Off!
It’s that time again… The Bliss Blowout Sale is here, and you can get some great beauty, skincare, toning and fitness products on sale from happening brands like MBT, Fitflop, Laura Mercier, MD Skincare, Hourglass, and more.
I’ve been waiting for the big Bliss sale all year! Hopefully they will keep adding to the sale like they usually do.
More discount codes and suggested products to check out during the Bliss sale:
3 Custom Color: MOOD LIGHTING SHIMMER TRIO
Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 | Makeup, Photos, Swatches | 3 Comments
Meilily Product Photos & Swatches: Benefit Cosmetics Moon Beam Iridescent Complexion Enhancer!
Following on the success of their popular High Beam pink highlighting liquid, Benefit Cosmetics has created a new sister-product called Moon Beam. Moon Beam is a “golden apricot” illuminating liquid that is similar to High Beam but with pinkish iridescent shimmer instead of silver-pink iridescence.
Moon Beam comes in a glass bottle with a built-in nail polish brush cap. Since it is not a very runny formula, it is probably best blended with fingers or a sponge.
Check out these Benefit Moon Beam Swatches… —› › Continue reading
Monday, May 10th, 2010 | Organization, Photos, Tools and Brushes | Comments Off
Meilily Product Pick & Photos: Shu Uemura Limited Edition Mini Brush Set by Tsumori Chisato!
If you like cute cat designs like I do, you’ll love the Shu Uemura Limited Edition Holiday Collection, which includes this Mini Brush Set designed by Japanese fashion designer, Tsumori Chisato. Luckily, the Tsumori Chisato makeup brush set, complete with super-cute winking cat design, is currently still available online at the Shu Uemura website for a limited time. Unfortunately, this collection has been out for a while and Shu Uemura is pulling it’s US brick and mortar shops, so your best bet is getting these online.
[Btw: Shu currently has an anniversary website special from May 10 - 14 with code HAPPY for 20% off and free shipping on orders over $50]
Even the box that the Tsumori Chisato Mini Brush Set comes in is fantastically cute – with gold metallic stars and, again, that adorable winking black cat!
See More Photos of the Tsumori Chisato Limited Edition Mini Brush Set… —› › Continue reading
Monday, May 3rd, 2010 | General, Photos, Style Picks | Comments Off
Meilily Off-Beat Product Pick & Photos: Lucha Keys, Stretch Pants for Keys!
I have been on a Luchador kick lately, so I just couldn’t resist showing these luchador-inspired key jackets by Fred & Friends, though key jackets are a far cry from the beauty and style products typically featured on Meilily. To be fair, Lucha Keys are described as “stretch pants for keys,” so keys can be stylish too!
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
Saturday, April 10th, 2010 | Fragrance, Photos | 2 Comments
Meilily Product Photos: Sublime Balkiss Parfum by The Different Company!
I purchased a bottle of Sublime Balkiss by The Different Company on a whim during a trip to Barneys, likely feeling overwhelmed by their selection of fragrances and by the over-attentiveness of their staff. In the end, I am actually quite pleased with Sublime Balkiss: the subtle complexity and uniqueness of the perfume and the quality of The Different Company’s products and packaging.
The Different Company is a luxury fragrance brand that uses a high concentration of natural ingredients with the nose of perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena, who has created fragrances for brands like Hermes, Cartier, and Van Cleef & Arpels, along with his perfumer daughter Celine. Their fragrance creations are unconventionally unisex and each is designed to have a different desired overall “olfactory effect.” The Different Company has even been awarded a Green label by Greenpeace!
More photos and descriptions of Sublime Balkiss from The Different Company… —› › Continue reading
Meilily Sale Alert! Melissa Joy Manning Jewelry weekly sales!
One of my favorite jewelry makers, Melissa Joy Manning, is currently having weekly specials on exquisite jewelry made in their Oakland, California studio.
Today only, get 25% off handmade chains at Melissa Joy Manning! Use code CHAINS today, March 19, only.
Not to worry if you miss this special, as each week there is a new special offered at the Melissa Joy Manning (MJM) online shop. (Plus you can always find MJM jewelry at tons of other retailers, including Barney’s and Free People.)
*btw 10% of MJM sales go to the Red Cross for Haiti this month! Also MJM uses recycled gold!
Meilily Product Photos: Ineke Perfumes Sample Collection!
Nothing makes me happier than a good sampler set, and I was in heaven when I discovered that Ineke Perfumes has a fantastic and affordable sample collection of Ineke Eau de Parfum Sprays.
The Ineke Deluxe Sample Collection is extremely well done and packaged amazingly. You get six unique deluxe samples of fragrance (A-F), each mini spray bottle (1.5 ml) individually packaged in a little matchstick size box and then placed in a beautiful pull-out box decorated with lovely calligraphy.
More Photos of Ineke Deluxe Sample Collection… —› › Continue reading
Lipstick Queen’s Butterfly Ball collection of lipsticks has gotten some buzz, particularly since this collection is inspired by the famous quote from legendary boxer Mohammed Ali, “Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.”
These lipsticks seem to be an exercise in juxtaposition – like sweet and sour or butterfly wings and bee stings – with the “sting” coming from the turquoise blue-purple flash of shimmer in each lipstick.
More Product Photos of Butterfly Ball in Goodbye… —› › Continue reading
Meilily Makeover Report!
Remember the makeover I won in last October’s Thi Cosmetics Halloween Costume Contest? Well, I’m finally getting around to providing details on the makeover by one of my favorite makeup artists, Taylor Pham, founder of Thi Cosmetics!
Here’s a look at what the whole makeover entailed and the products used (at least what I can recall). Unfortunately, I was so busy enjoying getting made over by Taylor Pham, I forgot to check on many of the products she used on me…
- Taylor started by prepping my hair: dried it with a blow drier, curled it with a curling iron, and then placed it all in rollers (particularly big rollers up top). Then she let it set throughout the rest of the makeover.
- Next up: brow waxing and plucking. I could tell this was an important step in Taylor’s recommended beauty regimen, but I definitely had not been maintaining my brows! Tsk tsk!
- Taylor started —› › Continue reading
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