5 Tips for a Calmer Happier Holiday Shopping Season and Beyond

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 | General, Jewelry, Lifestyle Tips | Comments Off

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Meilily Lifestyle: 5 Tips for a Calmer Happier Holiday Shopping Season: Habits, resources, and ideas to help us keep our cool.

It’s that time of year to re-visit our goals and inspirations (and our closets) to see what has been working and what hasn’t, and to find new ways to improve each day.

Let’s start with an easy yet powerful tip…

5. Make Your Bed - One of the easiest morning habits of many of the world’s most successful people is simply making the bed, according to bestelling author Tim Ferriss (“The 4-Hour Body”, Tim’s podcast episode on 5 Morning Rituals). This only takes 5-10 seconds to do, and creates a fresh space first thing in the morning. Also, developing small habits can help increase willpower, which will come in handy trying to resist shoes we don’t need.

4. Keep Calm and Step Away from Facebook - When you get the urge to check Facebook (link intentionally removed), instead, › Continue reading

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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

Meilily: Vaute Couture Audrey Coat
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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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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Product Photos: Aveda 3-Piece Smooth Infusion Haircare Sample Set

Friday, July 24th, 2009 | Free Stuff, Photos | 2 Comments

Meilily Product Photos: Aveda Smooth Infusion Hair Care Sampler

Meilily Product Photos: Aveda Smooth Infusion Hair Care Sampler

Meilily Product Photos: Aveda Smooth Infusion Hair Care Sample Pack

I’ve seen a lot of interest in the free Aveda 3-piece “Smooth Infusion” hair care sample pack that I announced here on Meilily earlier. In case you haven’t yet printed out an Aveda free sample coupon and picked up your free 3-piece Smooth Infusion sampler, here are some exclusive product photos to entice you…

More Details and Exclusive Photos of the Aveda Hair Care Sampler

This Aveda hair care sample box is slightly bigger than my palm, but it is definitely a great 3-piece sample set, perfect for travel. › Continue reading

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Free True Love Cheekstain from Tarte Cosmetics!

Friday, January 30th, 2009 | Free Stuff, Makeup | Comments Off

Meilily Free Gift with Purchase Alert!

In time for Valentine’s Day, Tarte Cosmetics is giving out a Free Cheekstain in True Love with each online purchase from  See Tarte offer details for limitations.
Code:  LOVE09
Expires:  February 17, 2009

*Don’t forget about the Tarte recycling program – Send in your empty Tarte packaging and get Tarte discounts!

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Meilily Product Pick: Nantaka Joy Nature-Inspired Notebooks and File Folders

Thursday, January 15th, 2009 | Photos, Product Picks, Stores | Comments Off

Love the clean design and nature-inspired beauty of these notebooks and limited edition file folders from the Nantaka Joy “Nature Story” Collection of paper goods available at

Meilily Product Pick:  Nantaka Joy Nature-Inspired Notebooks and Folders

Meilily Product Pick: Nantaka Joy Nature-Inspired Notebooks and Folders

Nature Exploration Agate Notebook (left and center), 4.5″ x 6.5″, 72 pg, recycled and acid-free cover stock, $13.50.  These notebooks have even appeared in Lucky Magazine!

Woodcut Floral File Folders (right), set of 8, Limited Edition, recycled stock, $20.

Also, check out the Oh Joy! blog by the designer of Nantaka Joy products – It’s beautiful.

Meilily loves!

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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

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

What’s on your wishlist?

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Get Discounts for Recycling Empty Tarte Cosmetics Packaging!

Friday, November 7th, 2008 | General, Makeup, Sales, Stores | 3 Comments

Tarte Customer Recycling Incentive Discount

Meilily Deal Tip: Tarte Customer Recycling Incentive Discount

Recycling + Shopping Discounts = Good!

Tarte Cosmetics has begun offering their customers incentives to recycle their empty Tarte product packaging.  Tarte’s customer recycling incentive program offers various discounts off of future purchases when customers send back their empty bottles, tubes, or tins of Tarte products.

Currently the Tarte recycling incentive applies only to returns of packaging from certain products, but that is understandable as only certain material is recyclable.  Though the recycling discounts are currently limited to future purchases from Tarte of a similar product type, the discounts will definitely help motivate me to send in my tube of Tarte Smooth Operator SPF 20 Foundation once it is empty.  Since Smooth Operator is one of my favorite foundations (in Incognito), and since I already plan on repurchasing more of it, the Tarte recycling discount is like the cherry on the cupcake.  I just have to remember to do it!

How the Tarte Recycling Incentive Program Works: › Continue reading

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