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Sephora Holiday 2014 Sampler Gift Sets: Free Beauty Insider Gifts

Sunday, December 7th, 2014 | Fragrance, Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Photos | Comments Off

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Meilily Free Stuff Alert: Sephora Holiday 2014 Sampler Sets – Free for Beauty Insiders!

For the holidays, Sephora has some pretty cool sample-size gift sets this year, and they can be yours free if you are a Sephora Beauty Insider member. (It’s super-easy to sign up if you haven’t already!)

The current gift set, Party-Pack Ready, comes with one of three makeup bags selected by Sephora’s top customers.  Use promo code PARTYPACK and get your 12 samples and makeup bag, free to Beauty Insiders with $25 purchase.

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Alima Pure Mineral Makeup: Rainforest Limited Edition Collection – Photos & Swatches

Thursday, March 10th, 2011 | Beauty and Awareness, Makeup, Photos, Swatches | Comments Off

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Meilily Product Photos & Swatches: Alima Pure Mineral Makeup Rainforest Collection!

If you’re looking to brighten up your color palette for Spring and you haven’t yet checked out mineral cosmetics brand Alima Pure, I am certain you will enjoy this peek at their new Limited Edition Rainforest Collection set. (For soft romantic shades, be sure to check out the Alima Pure Fairy Tale collection.)

The new Alima Pure Spring 2011 Rainforest Collection includes four finely milled mineral eye shadows inspired by the “jewels of the earth,” the rainforest. (Shown above clockwise from top left: Kapok, Macaw, Bromeliad, Jaguar).

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Alima Pure Mineral Makeup: Holiday Limited Edition Fairy Tale Collections

Friday, December 17th, 2010 | Beauty and Awareness, Makeup, Photos, Product Launches | 1 Comment

Meilily Product Photos & Details: Alima Pure Mineral Makeup Holiday 2010 Fairy Tale Collection Sets!

Even if you don’t believe in fairy tales anymore, you will want to check out mineral cosmetics brand Alima Pure and their Limited Edition Holiday Fairy Tale Collection sets.   I tried the Limited Edition “Once Upon a Time” (shown above) and “Happily Ever After” mineral makeup sets from the Fairy Tale Collection, and am now enchanted with Alima Pure’s high-quality additive-free mineral cosmetics

Not only does Alima Pure know how to make high quality mineral makeup, but they also really know how to package it.  You’ll easily fall in love with Alima Pure’s beautiful pigments and also their whimsical motifs.  (Apparently Alicia Silverstone is a fan too)! Best of all, Alima Pure products are fragrance-free and formulated without irritants like bismuth oxychloride or preservatives. (Btw, they’ve even received a Certified Natural Cosmetics seal under strict European standards!)

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Sephora Friends & Family Sale & Beauty Insider Birthday Gift!

Friday, October 22nd, 2010 | Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Makeup, Photos, Sales, Stores | Comments Off

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Meilily Sale & Free Stuff Alert! Sephora Friends & Family Sale 2010 + Free Birthday Gift!

The moment you’ve all been waiting for is here: the Sephora Friends & Family Sale is on now! Use code FF2010 for 20% off Sephora.com purchases (until November 3).

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On a somewhat related note, Sephora sent me a birthday gift this year, clearly not to be outdone by Anthropologie’s birthday gift! As a Sephora Beauty Insider (free membership) I received a coupon redeemable for a free birthday beauty gift set at Sephora.

The Sephora birthday gift includes a mini powder eyeshadow, mini eyeliner pencil, and a mini mascara. Check out more photos of the Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift Set› Continue reading

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Gift Pick & Photos: Tarte Crown Jewels Mini Lip Gloss Value Set

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 | Photos, Product Picks | Comments Off

Meilily: Tarte Crown Jewels Lip Gloss Gift Boxes

Meilily: Tarte Crown Jewels Lip Gloss Gift Boxes

Meilily Gift Pick & Photos! Tarte Cosmetics Crown Jewels Lip Gloss Set

When I saw that tarte cosmetics was offering a new lip gloss value set specifically for gifting, I was impressed. As a huge fan of tarte cosmetics and of value sets, I decided I had to get my hands on one of these sets!*

Each tarte Crown Jewels Lip Gloss Set comes with three individually packaged and “giftable” boxes, each containing five mini lip glosses. In total, the set comes with fifteen paraben-free lip glosses, which contain tarte’s customary natural ingredients and smell a little like warm sugar.

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Product Photos & Swatches: tarte eyeQuatic Waterproof Summer Essentials Set

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009 | Free Stuff, Makeup, Photos, Swatches | 3 Comments

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Meilily Product Photos & Swatches: tarte eyeQuatic
Check out these exclusive tarte eyeQuatic product photos! (Don’t forget to enter to win one of these summer makeup sets from tarte starting June 3 here at Meilily!)

tarte eyeQuatic Waterproof Summer Essentials Set Contains… Three lock & roll eyeshadows in turquoise, citrine, tanzanite; a deluxe travel-size lights, camera, splashes! waterproof mascara; and a full-size aquatic-mod head scarf.

Meilily’s tarte eyeQuatic Product Photos:

Meilily Product Photos: tarte lock & roll cream eyeshadow closeup

Meilily Product Photos: tarte lock & roll cream eyeshadow closeup

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Sale Alert: Edun, Beauty.com, Beautyhabit, Tarte & More

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 | Contests, Free Stuff, Sales, Stores | Comments Off

Meilily wants to let you know about these great sales and contests going on right now!

Edun’s 30% off sale ends today!
Learn more about Edun’s ethical fashion philosophy here at Meilily. (One of my favorite clothing brands – very high quality!) Save 30% at EDUN – now through May 20th with code BIRTHDAY!

Beautyhabit has free shipping and a ton of gwp offers!
Use code BEACHBABE for free shipping on orders of $50 until June 5. Or use code SUMMERBH until May 31 to get $15 off your next $75 purchase. Check the Beautyhabit site for more!

The Beauty.com Friends & Family sale starts today!
Access the 3-day Beauty.com 20% off sale here from May 20 – 22. They carry Nars, Kevyn Aucoin, MALIN+GOETZ, Crabtree & Evelyn, Butter London, and more. Or you can still get the Lela Rose gwp beauty set for purchases of $100, but not combined with the 20% off sale.

Ren has free shipping and a free Rose Weekend Kit gift with purchase!
Use code SWEET on Ren orders over $60 to get free shipping, a 50ml Ren Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash and a 50ml Damask Rose Body Cream. (Great deal!)

tarte & hayden harnett have a Beauty & the Beach giveaway!
Enter the tarte & hayden harnett contest to win one of two gift sets that include new tarte summer products, eyeQuatic and celluFIGHT, a hayden harnett tote, and much more. (Get a coupon just for entering!)

Gabriel Cosmetics Memorial Day Deal!
Get free shipping on orders of $50 at GabrielCosmeticsInc.com. Check out Meilily’s review, photos, and swatches of Gabriel Cosmetics lipstick.

Happy Saving & Shopping! from Meilily

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New Tarte Cosmetics Summer 2009 Product Launch: Enhance Lashes, Get Toned and Tan

Thursday, May 7th, 2009 | Makeup, Product Launches, Skincare | 1 Comment

Meilily Product Launch News!
This month, tarte cosmetics is launching three new products as part of the tarte summer 09 collection and some new shades. The new tarte summer 09 collection looks to be more of an innovative departure from their previous color-based collections and includes a natural lash enhancer and an anti-cellulite self-tanner!  I’m really curious to try the new products and see how they work, especially since I’ve had really good luck with tarte products so far.

multiplEYE natural lash enhancer ($65)
Contains a clinically-proven peptide that gives the appearance of longer, thicker lashes. Apparently 90% of clinical subjects reported an “increase in lash thickness,” while all subjects reported an “increase in overall lash length.” Sounds impressive. Best of all, this lash enhancer is cruelty-free and free of parabens, petro-chemicals, dyes, and other questionable ingredients.

celluFIGHT natural anti-cellulite self-tanner ($40)
A double-duty skin-toning skincare product and self-tanner in one!  I don’t normally self-tan because I’m too lazy for that, but this sounds intriguing.  Ingredients include natural plant-derived DHA self-tanner, caffeine, algae extract, and natural green tea fragrance that is 70% organic.

eyeQuatic waterproof summer essentials set ($35)
This makeup set includes three new lock & roll eyeshadows (turquoise, citrine, tanzanite), a deluxe lights, camera, splashes! waterproof mascara, and an aquatic-mod headscarf.

tarte summer 2009 launches May 2009 and is available at tarte.com, sephora.com, beauty.com, Henri Bendel, and other boutiques.

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Peacekeeper Cause-metics 6th Year Anniversary Sale: 20% Off

Monday, April 13th, 2009 | Beauty and Awareness, Free Stuff, Makeup, Nail Polish, Sales | Comments Off

Meilily Sale Alert!

Peacekeeper Cause-metics is celebrating their 6th Anniversary with a one week sale ending soon!

From April 7 – 14, 2009, get 20% off Peacekeeper makeup from www.iamapeacekeeper.com, always with free shipping!

I’m a big fan of the Peacekeeper Cause-metics philosophy of producing safer cosmetics while promoting women’s rights.  Did you know Peacekeeper donates all after-tax profits to women’s health and human rights concerns?

I discovered Peacekeeper a while back when looking for a nail polish with not-so-toxic ingredients and also vegan-friendly products.  Now, one of my favorite Peacekeeper products is the Nail Paint, a nail polish (Big 3-Free) that wears like iron, yet removes easily.

Meilily Shopping Tip: Consider ordering a custom gift set (including nail polish, lip gloss, and lipstick) if you’re interested in trying several Peacekeeper products, since you can save a little money that way.

Do check back for Peacekeeper products photos and reviews! from Meilily

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Product Pick Recap: Gifts for Valentine’s Day and Beyond

Friday, February 13th, 2009 | Photos, Product Picks, Shoes, Skincare, Tools and Brushes | Comments Off

Meilily Recaps the Latest Product Picks and Gift Ideas!

Meilily Product Pick Recap:  Gift Idea Collage

Meilily Product Pick Recap: Gift Idea Collage

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and if your significant other expects a gift but you haven’t gotten anything yet, you may be in trouble, especially if flowers from Safeway just won’t cut it.

In case you’re still looking for a gift that says “It took me forever, but I got you something really cool,” check out the links below to some of Meilily’s past Product Picks and Gift Ideas that are sure to please.  Products shown clockwise from top-left:

Melissa & Vivienne Westwood – Lady Dragon Slingback Heels
Crabtree & Evelyn – Naturals Revitalizing Travel Essentials Set
L’Occitane – Men’s Cade Shaving Soap & Bowl Set
Stript Makeup – Cruelty-free Vegan Kabuki Brush

Happy Valentine’s Day! from Meilily

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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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