Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 | Beauty and Awareness, Featured Shops, Makeup, Skincare, Stores | Comments Off
I recently stumbled upon one of my favorite spots in San Francisco, Credo Beauty, a natural beauty boutique and mini Tata Harper spa in the Fillmore district of SF. Credo Beauty carries a wonderful assortment of natural and organic beauty and skincare brands, all of which are held to strict natural ingredient requirements.
Credo Beauty SF is my kind of store: It carries a variety of harder-to-find natural beauty and skincare brands, has beautiful displays in a small clean store, and best of all, it is located near another favorite spot, the International Orange spa. › Continue reading
Thursday, September 1st, 2011 | Sales | Comments Off
- Neil George – Volumizing Spray ($12 orig. $24)
- Neil George – Everyday Moisture Conditioner ($11 orig $22)
- Tocca – SPF 30 Towelettes in Stella ($14 orig. $28)
- Space.NK – Shower Gel in Champaca ($11 orig $22)
- Space.NK – Shower Gel in Tuberoli ($11 orig $22)
- Space.NK – Shower Gel in Santalrosa ($11 orig $22)
Total Cost = › 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
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 | Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Photos, Skincare | Comments Off
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
Monday, September 14th, 2009 | Fragrance, Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Makeup, Photos, Sales, Skincare, Stores | 2 Comments
The Neiman Marcus Beauty Event is going on now, and you can get multiple gifts with purchase with qualifying beauty orders.* With a little planning, you can get a beauty gift just for making a minimum beauty purchase at Neiman Marcus, in addition to any brand-specific gifts with purchase that you qualify for.
What: The Beauty Event at Neiman Marcus (Gift with Purchase Event)
When: September 10 – 21 online, and also in store until September 20, 2009
*Full gift with purchase details available online at NeimanMarcus.com. Minimum purchase required.
Neiman Marcus Beauty Event Gift: (see photos, details, and tips below…) › 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
Monday, June 22nd, 2009 | Hot Happenings, Makeup, Photos, Sales | 3 Comments
Meilily traveled to Los Angeles for IMATS, the International Makeup Artists Trade Show, and was there for Day 2 of the makeup trade show. There were tons of great brands and supply stores touting their wares, including MAC Pro, Make Up For Ever, Bobbi Brown, Obsessive Compulsive Makeup, and Mehron, as well as Royal Langnickel Brushes, Namies, Nigel Beauty Emporium, and tons of others.
Here are some highlights from IMATS Day 2:
It was fantastic to see all the body painting and special effects makeovers going on!
Keep reading for more photos from IMATS… › Continue reading
Anti-aging Cream in the News Again: Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense – Scientifically Tested, Proven to Increase Demand
Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 | Beauty and Science, Photos, Skincare | 10 Comments
Beauty & Science News! from Meilily
Scientifically tested, and proven to… increase demand?
Boots No 7 skincare is in the news again! New research apparently confirms the efficacy of yet another Boots No 7 anti-aging product, and reminds us of what happened the last time Boots skincare was in the news…
Boots is the UK beauty product manufacturer that fueled the desire of women everywhere two years ago when their extremely popular Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Beauty Serum (a.k.a Restore & Renew in the US) was shown to increase the youthful appearance of skin. [Remember how that very same Boots anti-aging serum sold out everywhere immediately following a BBC television show announcing its positive anti-aging results?]
This time it won’t be Boots’ Protect & Perfect serum flying off the shelves. Instead, the mass-market product at the center of the latest scientific study is the Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum.
Results from a new year-long scientific double-blind study funded by Boots and published online today in the British Journal of Dermatology showed the anti-aging efficacy of the Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum, demonstrating “for the first time, that a commercially available over-the-counter ‘anti-ageing’ product improves the appearance of facial wrinkles when used in the long term.”
The same research team has apparently found that both the original Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Beauty Serum and the Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum can stimulate production of a protein that promotes skin elasticity called fibrillin-1. The latest study links the improvement of facial wrinkles in photo-aged skin to the serum’s ability to restore this fibrillin-1 protein, but does not specifically breakdown the particular contribution of key ingredients to this effect.
Meilily’s Thoughts on the Study Results and Product Comparisons
Meilily posits that the new scientific results may be part of an extremely smart marketing strategy for Boots… › Continue reading
Monday, March 30th, 2009 | Beauty Tips, Skincare | 8 Comments
The April 2009 issue of Allure Magazine includes a surprise spread featuring none other than legendary supermodel Cindy Crawford looking fantastic and fit. Not only does 40+ Cindy Crawford look youthful in the Allure photos, but she also looks healthy, in a supermodel-esque way.
This latest photo spread in Allure Magazine is an excellent example of how healthy beauty is currently “in.” It looks like the days of fast food replacing home-cooked meals or of the waif-ish stick silouette replacing the hourglass figure may truly be gone. We could even start finding ourselves looking for new icons of beauty – beauty in health and beauty in strength. The striking Allure photograph of Cindy Crawford ripping apart a loaf of bread wearing a bikini definitely illustrates such iconic beauty in health and in strength, featuring toned muscles, glowing smooth skin, and… rustic organic whole grain bread.
How to achieve such a youthful, healthy look?
Meilily’s Tips for Looking Healthy, Strong, and Beautiful:
Meilily Tip 1. Keep your body well-rested - Who’s going to care that your friends stayed up all night partying 2 days in a row (while you stayed in and got your beauty sleep) when you show up at the next event looking amazing? Meilily thinks sleeping in is the best beauty treatment ever!
Meilily Tip 2. Take a chill pill and give your head a break - Why stress out over little things that don’t matter? Research has shown that the body responds better to allergens when it has less stress and more rest. Plus, red, itchy skin is never attractive! › Continue reading
Friday, March 27th, 2009 | Free Stuff, Makeup, Sales, Skincare, Stores | Comments Off
Meilily Deals Alert! Just wanted to let you know about these beauty deals (there are a bunch)!
Becca Cosmetics is having a rare site-wide 25% off sale until March 29, 2009 with code SPRINGFLING09. If you miss this sale, the latest Becca products can also be found at shops like Makeup.com and NeimanMarcus.com.
Tarte Cosmetics is offering a free Tarte Eyelash Curler with the purchase of select Tarte lash products online, using code CURLER. This $15 value gift offer expires March 31, 2009.
Skinstore.com exclusive Rodial special: “Pre-order Rodial Bum Lift today and get FREE Glam Balm Wipes ($19 Value).” Ok, so wouldn’t you like to look like this product image? Click image for more offer details:
Bliss offer extended: Receive a free full sized blood orange+white pepper body butter ($35.00 value) with your order of $75 or more at BlissWorld.com! Offer ends 4.30.09. Or get 15% off and free shipping on any Bliss or Laboratoire Remede purchase of $50 with code 039908 until March 29, 2009.
MAC Cosmetics free shipping deal: “Purchase any product featured in M·A·C SS09 and receive free shipping… No offer code necessary. This offer is valid through … May 4, 2009.”
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 | Free Stuff, Product Launches, Skincare, Stores | Comments Off
Meilily Free Stuff Alert!
While the name “Victoria’s Secret” and the term “natural beauty” may not be totally synonymous, lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret may now be trying to change that with the launch of their new natural beauty line called Naturally Victoria’s Secret.
The Naturally line, available now in stores and online starting April 1, is supposed to feature products with natural ingredients in five light scents, though as yet it is still unclear to me what else they might be bringing to the table when it comes to natural beauty products. (I guess I will just have to check out the line in person and post here later!)
So, to kick off the launch of Naturally, Victoria’s Secret is giving customers free stuff when they purchase Naturally Victoria’s Secret products in stores. (The gift with purchase is valued at $38.)
What: Free Tote & Deluxe Samples with $25 Naturally Victoria’s Secret Purchase
When: March 24 – April 4, 2009
Where: At Victoria’s Secret Stores Only (not online)
Victoria’s Secret has been selling beauty products made by other brands alongside their own beauty products for a while now, but the launch of the Victoria’s Secret Naturally line may be an indication that Victoria’s Secret is › Continue reading
Monday, March 16th, 2009 | Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Skincare | Comments Off
The beauty gurus at Bliss have done it again! To celebrate those daily essentials – coffee and sun protection – Bliss will be giving away a free cup of coffee and a free Bliss sample of Best of Skintentions on March 18, 2009 at a limited number of coffee shops throughout the US.
Event: Bliss Free Coffee & Free Sample Giveaway
When: March 18, 2009
Where: Select local coffee shops in four US cities (Sweet Joanna’s in San Francisco, Bistro 320 in New York, Caffe Baci in Chicago, and Elysse Cafe in Los Angeles)
For more details and giveaway locations check out the Free Coffee flyer from Bliss.
I actually found out about this special Bliss giveaway event pretty randomly; I was sitting in my local coffee shop › Continue reading
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