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Fig + Yarrow for Target – Palmarosa Charcoal Cleanser: A Very Different Way to Cleanse Your Face!

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 | Collaborations, Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Jewelry, Product Launches, Product Picks, Skincare, Swatches | 1 Comment

Meilily: Fig + Yarrow Palmarosa Charcoal Cleanser Droplets Meilily Product Review & Photos: Fig & Yarrow for Target – Palmarosa Charcoal Cleanser!

Meilily is all aflutter these days over the new Fig + Yarrow for Target skincare collaboration, one of our favorite Target collaborations ever! The Fig + Yarrow Palmarosa Cleanser is the brand’s favorite from their Target collaboration, so we’ve been eagerly waiting to try it.

Read on for a full review of this standout product from the Target skincare collaboration, the Palmarosa Cleanser!

Review : Fig + Yarrow Palmarosa Charcoal Cleanser (4 oz., $19.99)

Our first question: “What the heck is palmarosa?

Palmarosa is a grass (Cymbopogon Martini) from the lemongrass family that is used for the antiviral, antibacterial properties of its anti-aging essential oil. › Continue reading

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Hot Collaboration Alert: Target & Fig + Yarrow Skincare Launch!

Monday, July 18th, 2016 | Beauty Tips, Collaborations, Hot Happenings, Product Launches, Skincare | Comments Off

Meilily: Target & Fig + Yarrow Collaboration Launch Screenshot

Meilily Hot Happenings: Target & Fig + Yarrow Skincare Collaboration Alert!

When we think of hip trendy skincare, we don’t typically think of Target, but all that is about to change with the new Fig + Yarrow collaboration with Target, hitting shelves any day now!

Current Status: Supposed to launch mid July, the Fig + Yarrow for Target skincare line is technically up on the Target.com site now, and… as of July 27, all products except for the Facial Serum are currently available!

For now, here is a sneak peak at the Fig + Yarrow products at Target and our thoughts on prices. › Continue reading

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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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Product Photos & Swatches: tarte eyeQuatic Waterproof Summer Essentials Set

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

Meilily: tarte eyeQuatic summer makeup set

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

(Keep reading for more of Meilily’s photos and swatches…)  › Continue reading

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Product Pick: Pacifica Avalon Juniper Perfume

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 | Fragrance, Photos, Product Picks, Stores | 3 Comments

Meilily Product Pick:  Pacifica Avalon Juniper Perfume

Meilily Product Pick: Pacifica Avalon Juniper Perfume

What do books and natural perfumes have in common? Well, not much, I thought, until I discovered that Borders Bookstores now carry products by Pacifica, a surf-inspired brand of natural fragrances, candles, and body care.

Pacifica has artfully placed their perfumes in the limelight recently, their products garnering a spot near the front of Borders bookstores (and in Sephora stores), no longer sitting meekly on the shelves of small locals-only grocery stores.  Keep reading for more on Pacifica’s latest fragrance, Avalon Juniper.

Meilily Product Review & Photos: Pacifica Avalon Juniper Perfume

I thought I had found my favorite Pacifica fragrance › 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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