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Vegan Eco-Friendly Coats from Vaute Couture: Featuring the Audrey Coat in Camel

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 | Fashion, Photos, Sales, Style Picks | Comments Off

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Meilily Style Pick & Photos: Vaute Couture’s Stylish, Vegan & Eco-Friendly Coats!

When Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart graduated from business school and founded her own company, we all got pretty lucky, because the company she started was Vaute Couture, bringing us drool-worthy vegan coats made from eco-friendly recycled materials. Vaute Couture is now starting to push the concept of vegan clothing to the forefront of fashion consciousness.

Vaute Couture first caught my attention last Fall when I saw their stylish weather-resistant coats online during a pre-sale.  When I found out that I could help finance their new production of Fall coats just by purchasing one in advance at the discounted pre-sale price, I was sold!

*Right now you can get 25% off new Vaute Couture coats with code LOVEYOU2 in celebration of their being named Company of the Year in the 2010 Veggie Awards.

Vaute Couture Audrey coat in Luxe Camel shown above in warm light with flocked Melissa booties.

More Details & Photos of the Vaute Couture Fall 2010 Audrey Coat in Luxe Camel › Continue reading

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Paul & Joe Cat Lipstick: Fall Limited Edition Photos & Details

Thursday, September 9th, 2010 | Makeup, Photos | 8 Comments


Meilily Product Pick for Cat-Lovers with Photos: Paul & Joe Cat-Shaped Lipstick!

The latest trend in Fall makeup collections is toward the feline (think MAC Fabulous Felines). So, have you seen the daringly cat-shaped lipstick by Paul & Joe Beaute yet?! It’s THE hot product that seems to have started this latest round of kitty-inspired makeup.

The limited edition cat-shaped Paul & Joe Beaute Lipstick C for Fall 2010 comes in three sheer shades: Claire de Lune (66), Over the Moon (67), and Moon Shadow (68). Shown below, left to right.

Each Paul & Joe Fall Collection Limited Edition Lipstick C is made in Japan and comes in an eco-friendly paper tube, printed with a different design for each shade.

Best part? The lipstick tip is carved into the shape of a cat’s head, perky ears and all! (Sometimes the cat looks to me like it has mustache, but it is a fun product nonetheless.)

More Photos of Paul & Joe Cat Lipstick in Over the Moon… (with a real cat!) › Continue reading

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L’Occitane Limited Edition Peony Makeup Collection Photos

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 | Makeup, Photos, Product Launches, Product Picks | Comments Off

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Meilily Product Photos: L’Occitane Limited Edition Peony Makeup Collection!

Exciting news! L’Occitane’s limited edition makeup collection is here! In select L’Occitane stores only, this rare garden-inspired Peony Makeup Collection is a must-see.

While wandering through a L’Occitane shop, I was drawn to a display of what appeared to be colorful flower seed packets. Imagine my surprise when I realized that L’Occitane, best known as a bath and skincare brand, has a new makeup collection out, and a pretty one at that. Each limited edition makeup shade is named after a particular peony.

Meilily’s top picks from the L’Occitane Peony Makeup Collection:
- Liquid Shine Lip Colour in 01 Marie Riviere (a flattering medium-pigmented gloss inspired by a “delicate salmon-pink peony,” according to L’Occitane)
- Facecolour Powder in 02 Valse de Vienne (a pretty “glossy pale pink” blush/eyeshadow)
- Lipstick in 03 Mme Louis Henry (a very sheer warm-pink shimmer lipstick inspired by “a pink peony with old-gold patina reflections”)

Check out these photos of items from the L’Occitane Peony Makeup Collection› Continue reading

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Best Nail Polish Remover Ever? Priti Soy Polish Remover

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 | Nail Polish, Product Picks | 3 Comments

Meilily: Priti Soy Polish Remover

Meilily: Priti Soy Polish Remover

Meilily Product Pick: Priti Soy Polish Remover!

Move over acetone! Hello, soy! Start out the new year with a resolution to avoid harsh chemicals in your beauty routine. One of the easiest ways to get a healthier beauty routine is to change your nail polish remover.

These days there are a growing number of plant-based better-for-you nail polish removers, and the hands down best polish remover I have tried so far is the Soy Polish Remover by Priti….

Not only does Priti’s Soy Polish Remover smell great (like sweet herb flowers), but it also contains biodegradable ingredients and essential oils, without yucky chemicals like acetone. This polish remover just melts away nail polish but doesn’t strip the nails of moisture! Instead, it feels slightly oily and seems to help prevent nails from looking dry and brittle after removing polish.

Personally, I think Priti Soy Polish Remover is the absolute best thing out there for removing nail polish in a not-so-toxic way! › Continue reading

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Free Stuff & Sale Alert: Free Zoya Nail Polish, Goldyn Sample Sale, Envi Eco-Fashion Sale & More!

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 | Fashion, Free Stuff, Sales, Stores | 1 Comment

Meilily Sale & Free Stuff Alert!
Meilily brings you the scoop on some of the best deals around, from fantastic sales on eco-fashion to free nail polish and skincare! Enjoy!

- Get 3 free bottles of Zoya Nail Polish! Last Day! Zoya met its goal of 5,000 Twitter followers, so promo code TW5000 will get you 3 free bottles of Zoya nail polish at Zoya.com (until August 5, midnight PST)! Use the handy Zoya Color Finder to pick your 3 shades and get the $18 credit in your cart! (Meilily likes Zoya’s neutral pinky-nude shades.)

Houndstooth Skirt- Coming Soon: Goldyn’s BI-ANNUAL SAMPLE SALE! Get up to 90% OFF! Will keep you posted, but this great sale starts mid August. In the meantime… browse Goldyn’s goods, cuz new customers at ShopGoldyn.com get 30% off with code “GOLDYN30″!

Isn’t this Houndstooth Skirt cute?!
It’s by H Fredriksson and is available at Goldyn!>>>

- Get 50% off Storewide at Envi – 3 Days Only! Use code HEATWV (until August 7, 2009; not valid on final sale). If you haven’t shopped Envi yet, you should definitely check out their selection of eco-clothing, especially the sale section! Envi sale markdowns can be pretty great on brands such as Stewart + Brown, EcoSkin, and Prairie Underground. (Love the Stewart+Brown cross over petal dress in blue – only $55.30 with sale code, originally $158!)

- Get a free 2-week supply of Origins brightening skincare! Choose a FREE 2-week supply of your perfect brightening prep-step (Modern Friction™ or Never A Dull Moment®) and receive Free Standard Shipping with any Origins.com skincare order. Offer valid through 8.09.09 while supplies last.

- Beautyhabit Coupon Codes! I always love ordering from Beautyhabit, so here are a couple codes to get you salivating too: › Continue reading

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Featured Shopstyle Look: Sunny Spring-to-Summer by Meilily

Sunday, April 26th, 2009 | Featured Looks, Fragrance, Makeup, Shoes, Wishlist | Comments Off

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I was inspired by warmer weather, spring sunshine, golden yellow fields of hay and flowers, and the upcoming wedding season to create this Sunny Spring-to-Summer look.

This look includes the following fashion, beauty and jewelry items:
J.Crew – Augusta Peep-toe Pump (Perfect pumps for bridesmaids and wedding guests!)
Le Labo – Neroli 36 Fragrance (Fantastic watery neroli fragrance!)
Cargo PlantLove – Green Goddess Palette (Eco-friendly beauty!)
Zac Posen – Flounce Dress (Isn’t this dress amazing?)
Anna Ruth Henriques – Leaf Cuff (Meilily loves Barneys New York jewelry designers!)
Ten Thousand Things – Sunstone Waterfall Necklace
Fossil – Isabella Embossed Clutch
Miu Miu – Shoulder Bowling Bag

Enjoy! from Meilily

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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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Product Pick & Photos: Vivienne Westwood & Melissa Shoes – Lady Dragon Slingback Heels

Thursday, February 5th, 2009 | Photos, Product Picks, Shoes | 9 Comments

Meilily Product Pick & Product Photos!
Are you ready for the most amazing high heels ever? For Spring 2009, Brazilian shoe company, Melissa, collaborated with British fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood, to design the hottest high heel shoe of the season as part of Westwood’s Anglomania Collection.

Meilily Product Pick:  Melissa & Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragon Heels in Pearl

Meilily Product Pick: Melissa & Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragon Heels in Pearl

The Lady Dragon slingback heel by Melissa and Vivienne Westwood is made from sustainable natural rubber, and features a sweet plastic heart on the front of each shoe.

These aren’t your ordinary heels! The Melissa Lady Dragon currently comes in several fun and unique colors: Blue (fantastic baby blue with red heart), Pearl (soft white pearl with red heart), Salmon (peachy salmon with black heart), and Yellow (butter yellow with black heart).

Meilily has exclusive photos of the Lady Dragon in Pearl for your viewing pleasure!
More info and photos of the Lady Dragon heels… › Continue reading

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30% off Envirosax Reusable Shopping Bags at Greenloop!

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 | Product Picks, Sales, Stores | Comments Off

Meilily Sale Alert and Product Pick!

Meilily Loves Envirosax Reusable Shopping Bags

Meilily Loves Envirosax Reusable Shopping Bags

Greenloop, a “green” online shop, is currently having a fantastic 30% off sale on Envirosax bags, the best reusable shopping bags ever!  If I were to make a list of products that have actually made my life way easier, I would put Envirosax Reusable Shopping Bags on the list.

What:  Greenloop 30% Off Envirosax Sale + Free Shipping Offer
Greenloop Free Shipping Code:  BYOB09
When:  Until February 2, 2009

Envirosax reusable bags are roomy, durable, attractive, and also very easy to store.  I can attest to stuffing these full of heavy groceries without any problem.  The Envirosax bags are made of lightweight polyester, printed using a non-fading process, and are supposed to be waterproof.  Another thing that sets the Envirosax shopping bags apart from other bags is their self-closing feature (you can’t see it in product photos)- Just roll up a bag and the snap closure loops attached to the bottom wrap easily around the bag for compact storage.   › Continue reading

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Meilily Winter Wishlist 2009 – Fragrant, Cozy, Eco-friendly

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 | Fragrance, Makeup, Wishlist | Comments Off

Meilily Winter Wishlist 2009:  Fragrant, Cozy, Eco-friendly

Meilily Winter Wishlist 2009: Fragrant, Cozy, Eco-friendly

Meilily’s Winter Wishlist January 2008

These are a few of my favorite things right now…

(Images from left to right)

Lollia – Always Grapefruit and Bee Balm Honey Eau de Parfum 2.0 oz. $42

Undrest – Tea-and-Toast Robe Pima Cotton $128 (available at Anthropologie)

Fossil – Forest Eco Tote Organic Cotton Canvas $20 ( Eco Tote at fossil.com)

Tarte – Lash Hugger Eco-friendly Natural Mascara Recycled Aluminum Tube $18 (Lash Hugger Mascara at tartecosmetics.com)

What’s on your wishlist?

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