cosmetics

Benefit Cosmetics Fall Launch Party: Pearls, Prrrowl, & Pretty!

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 | Makeup, Photos, Product Launches, Stores | 6 Comments

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Meilily Hot Happenings & Product Launch Details: Benefit Cosmetics Fall 2010!

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

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Featured Look: Benefit Cosmetics SF Blogger Party Outfit by Polyvore

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 | Fashion, Featured Looks, Hot Happenings, Makeup | 1 Comment

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Check out Meilily’s look from last night’s Benefit Cosmetics blogger party at the San Francisco Benefit Boutique!

I attended the Benefit blogger event to preview their three new Fall 2010 products, and had a great time! What’s not to love about meeting and chatting with Benefit’s awesome Global Trend Artist, Annie Ford Danielson (daughter of one of Benefit’s founding sisters), and also trying out hot new beauty products while sipping mini cocktails with cupcakes and grilled cheese from the new American Cupcake shop?! So glad I went!

Polyvore was there too, and they recreated my outfit as an online Polyvore set (see above). This works the same as creating a look on Shopstyle, and it’s fun to do!

I actually wore a gray knit dress by Iisli, Carmen short boots by Frye, and a gray scarf from Target, but you get the picture. Check out the end result up on Polyvore!

Hope you enjoyed this look! from Meilily

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Friends & Family, Black Friday Sales & Deals!

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 | Sales, Stores | Comments Off

Meilily Sale Alert! 2009 is shaping up to be a good year for Friends & Family Sales! Finally companies realize that consumers need lower prices and more sales! To get you saving and shopping (probably in your PJ’s) … here is a list of worthy 2009 Friends & Family and Black Friday after-Thanksgiving sales, many shared by my friends over at eMakeMeUp.com. (Updated as more details come in!)

- Aveda – free shipping any order – code HOLIDAY9
- Athleta – free shipping on $50 until Dec. 15 – no code needed
- Benefit Cosmetics – FREE US shipping with any $25 Benefit Cosmetics order. Code SHIP2009 valid 11.27.09–11.30.09. Not valid with other offers. Excludes sale items & sharpeners. Offer valid one time per customer.
- Beautyhabit (one code per order)
~ free deluxe Get Well products sampler to Dec. 8 – code GETWELL
~ free 10-piece sampler to Dec. 7 – code MYGOODIES
~ free shipping on $50 – code CATALOG
~ free full size LipFusion Lip Pencil for orders of $65+ to Dec. 1 – code PUCKERUP

- Bliss
~ Up to 50% off site wide at blissworld.com 11.27.09 – 12.01.09!
~ Get a full size super slough scrub (a $32 value) with every purchase at blissworld.com! Offer valid 11.30.09 only!
- Giorgio Armani Cosmetics – 20% off until Nov. 30 – code FAMILY **
- The Perfumed Court
~ Thanksgiving 10% off entire site to Nov. 30 – code Thanks10
~ 25% or 40% off select fragrance decants like Armani Prive, Melissa Flagg, Lush and more- codes November25 or Fab40
- Kiehl’s – 20% off and free shipping on $30 from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 – code FAMILY **
- Julie Hewett – 15% off until Nov. 29 – code NOV15
- Shu Uemura
~ 20% off and free shipping over $50 Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 – code WISH09
~ 20% off, free shipping, and 7 deluxe samples over $125 – code WISHDELUXE09
- Beaute Cosmetics- 20% off (Canadian pricing) until Nov. 30 thanks to awesome swatch site TNBTTGSY – code KARLASUGAR › Continue reading

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New Tarte Cosmetics Fall 2009 Launch: For Eyes

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

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Sale Alert: Bliss Blowout Sale On Now!

Friday, June 12th, 2009 | Hot Happenings, Makeup, Sales, Skincare, Stores | Comments Off

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Meilily Sale Alert!
I highly recommend checking out the Bliss Blowout Sale going on now at BlissWorld.com -You can get up to 50% off hard-to-find beauty products, including those from Rodial, YonKa, Bliss, Chantecaille, MBT, and even Wolford! I’ve personally picked up lots of amazing deals on cosmetics and skincare products during previous Bliss sales. I love a good Bliss sale!

Meilily suggests checking out these sale items…

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Chantecaille Bengali Palette (Was: $117 – On Sale: $58.50)

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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

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Celebrate Earth Day Beautifully with Programs from Amazon, Origins, Tarte & More

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 | Beauty and Awareness, Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Makeup, Sales | 1 Comment

Happy Earth Day! from Meilily – Though Earth Day is now relatively mainstream and commercialized, Earth Day, celebrated on April 22 each year, started back in 1970 as a protest movement to bring environmental issues to light. Nowadays, it’s exciting that we have more and more ways to celebrate Earth Day every day!

Meilily’s Suggestions for Celebrating Earth Day Beautifully:

Origins Online (ELC)Recycle your beauty product packaging through Origins with their Return to Origins Recycling Program. Origins is the first to accept beauty product packaging from any brand!

Get discounts for recycling Tarte Cosmetics packaging through Tarte’s Customer Recycling Incentive Program, as featured here on Meilily.com! Also, celebrate Earth Month with free shipping on all Tarte orders all month!

Check out eco-friendly clothing from Edun – ethical fashion created by Ali Hewson and Bono. African EDUN LIVE tees are all 50% off for Earth Month!

Save 15% on Julie Hewett cosmetics online orders during the Earth Day sale with code PEP15 until May 31, 2009.

Check out Josie Maran Cosmetics‘ special Earth Day kit called Green-on-the-go ($48).

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Free Full Size Bliss “Love Handler” Firming Gel and Free Shipping at Bliss!

Thursday, February 26th, 2009 | Free Stuff, Makeup, Sales, Skincare, Stores | Comments Off

Meilily Deal Alert! Through the month of February Blissworld.com is giving away a free full-size Bliss The Love Handler firming gel with any purchase (no code needed).  This full-size Bliss gift with purchase has a $36 value and is caffeinated to target and tone “love handles.”  It’s a pretty nice freebie!

Also in February, use code 019908 to get 15% off all Bliss and Laboratory Remede products at Blissworld.comFree shipping and tote with your order of $50 or more at Bliss!

Remember the Bliss Employee Sale I mentioned?  Well, there are still sale items on the Bliss site that are steeply discounted, including cosmetics from Sue Devitt and Napoleon Perdis.  Search Blissworld.com for the word “sale” and find some fantastic deals!

Happy Shopping & Happy Saving! from Meilily

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50% off Sue Devitt Beauty: Big Friends & Family Sale!

Monday, February 23rd, 2009 | Free Stuff, General, Makeup, Product Picks, Sales, Skincare | Comments Off

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Meilily Sale Alert! Sue Devitt Beauty is currently having a really fantastic Friends & Family Sale – everything is a whopping 50% off!  As far as sales go, this one is truly great, especially since Sue Devitt makes some really unique high-quality beauty products.  The last time I saw Sue Devitt Beauty prices this low was during the Bliss Employee Sale.

Sale:  Sue Devitt Friends & Family Sale
Discount:  50% off through Sue Devitt (must call 1-888-870-1150 to order)
When:  February 17 – 27, 2009 (phone orders available M-F 9am-6pm EST)

Some of my Sue Devitt favorites are the Sue Devitt Luminous Finishing Mist from the Microquatic Line and the Sue Devitt E-Z Eye Rollerball shimmer eyeshadow in Bambari.

Happy Shopping! from Meilily

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Check out the new Special Offers & Deals section on Meilily.com

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 | General, Sales, Stores | Comments Off

Meilily is pleased to announce that we have just partnered with some great sites to bring you tons more great deals and special offers. This should help us find you more of the best and the brightest new products too. Check out the new MeililySpecial Offers & Deals” section on our site for the latest deals from Origins.com, DHC USAicon, Benefit Cosmeticsicon, The Body Shop, Blissworld.com, Bare Necessities lingerie, and more! Very exciting!

Meilily says: Save Beautifully!

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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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Beauty and the Law: Class Action Cosmetic Cases Settlement – Consumers Get One Free Product

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 | Beauty and the Law, Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Makeup, Stores | 3 Comments

A while back there was a class action lawsuit brought against several large cosmetics companies and department stores by their customers, claiming conspiracy to fix the price of cosmetics (a.k.a. agreeing to never let cosmetics go on sale) between 1994 and 2003.  Come to think of it, I always thought it was strange that department stores only offered gift with purchases for cosmetics rather than, say, just a 25% off sale in the beauty department.

Anyway, the class action lawsuit has apparently settled, and as part of that settlement, the cosmetics companies and department stores involved, including Estee Lauder, L’Oreal, Nordstrom, and Macy’s, will be offering relevant consumers…one free product of their choice starting January 20, 2009.  See the settlement website, http://www.cosmeticssettlement.com, for details, or keep reading for more information, a list of participating retailers, and a list of available products› Continue reading

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