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Visit Credo Beauty Boutique for Truly Natural Beauty & Skincare

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 | Beauty and Awareness, Featured Shops, Makeup, Skincare, Stores | Comments Off

Meilily: Credo Beauty SF storefront - Flirt More Harm Less

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

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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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New Tarte Cosmetics Fall 2009 Launch: For Face & Lips + Friends & Family Sale!

Friday, August 21st, 2009 | General, Makeup, Product Launches, Tools and Brushes | Comments Off

Meilily Product Launch News! tarte Fall 2009
This Fall, tarte cosmetics is launching some exciting new products, and Meilily has already shown you some of the new tarte products for eyes. Now, in this installment… new tarte products for face and lips!

*Note: tarte is currently having their Friends & Family Sale from August 17 – 24, 2009, with 40% off everything! Use code FF09, and don’t forget you get free shipping on orders of $60 or more. It’s a great time to pick up some new Fall goodies! Now, on to the new tarte stuff…

New tarte cosmetics Fall 2009 Products (for face & lips)
- natural beauty complexion collection a Sephora exclusive set ($54 US/$70 CDN)
- green siren natural wax cheek stain in golden apricot ($28 US/$47 CDN)
- reduce: 24/7 natural lip sheer with SPF 15 in golden coral ($14 US, $23 CDN)

More Fall 2009 Details & Official Product Images… › 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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Product Photos & Swatches: La Bella Donna Vision of Mineral Lights Compact

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 | Makeup, Photos, Product Picks, Swatches | Comments Off

Meilily Product Photos & Swatches: La Bella Donna Mineral Makeup Compact
While in Kauai, I made sure to get swatch and product photos at the beach, so with some help, here are some amazing product photos and swatches of a La Bella Donna product…

La Bella Donna Vision of Mineral Lights Compact Colour Quad – Photos & Swatches

Vision of Mineral Lights is one of several La Bella Donna Compact Colour quad products, and comes in several shades that can be used as bronzer, eye shadow, blush, and highlighter. › Continue reading

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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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Gabriel Cosmetics Lipstick – 100% Natural Ingredients

Monday, May 4th, 2009 | Makeup, Product Picks, Swatches | 7 Comments

Meilily Featured Product!  Gabriel Cosmetics Lipstick

Meilily: Gabriel Cosmetics Lipstick Raisin Maple Shimmer

Meilily: Gabriel Cosmetics Lipstick Raisin Maple Shimmer

Attention Whole Foods Shoppers! Check out Gabriel Cosmetics Lipstick in the beauty aisle for a natural lip treat!

I recently sought out Gabriel Cosmetics products because I had heard good things about their lead-free lipstick, and because I liked their no-animal-testing and natural ingredient philosophy.  Hey, we could all use a good natural lipstick these days!

The founder of Gabriel Cosmetics, Gabriel DeSantino, developed the line of natural animal-friendly beauty products based on homeopathic family traditions that incorporated marine-derived botanicals.  The products are made from 100% natural ingredients, and according to Gabriel Cosmetics, “No synthetic chemicals or animal by-products are utilized and no testing is ever done on animals.”

Details on Gabriel Cosmetics Lipstick, Another Photo, & Swatches

The first thing I noticed when I tried my first Gabriel Cosmetics Lipstick was that the texture was extremely smooth and the color (Raisin) was › Continue reading

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Victoria’s Secret Goes Au Natural: Introducing Naturally Victoria’s Secret + Free Tote Offers

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 | Free Stuff, Product Launches, Skincare, Stores | Comments Off

Introducing Naturally Victoria's Secret

Introducing Naturally Victoria

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

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