Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 | Beauty and Science, Collaborations, Hot Happenings, Makeup | Comments Off
Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to a new era in foundation shopping! Finally recognizing the plight of the modern multicultural foundation shopper, Sephora & Pantone have developed an innovative new system of foundation matching.
The new Sephora + Pantone Color IQ system digitally scans the skin using a handheld imaging device, determines the Pantone color that most closely matches your skin color from a range of 110 skin tone shades, and searches an extensive product database to retrieve the best foundation shade matches.
The Color IQ handheld digital scanner is actually used to take images of the skin at three different areas – forehead, neck, and chest – to calculate the closest Pantone shade match. › Continue reading
Monday, June 11th, 2012 | Fragrance, Product Picks | Comments Off
The Tocca Love Yourself Fragrance Collection mini set is one of the best deluxe sample sets I’ve seen in a long time. If you’ve always wanted to try Tocca fragrances, the Love Yourself Fragrance Collection is a great way to try a variety of Tocca scents in perfectly sized mini spray vials. Give it or get it!
The Tocca Love Yourself Fragrance Collection set includes seven Tocca fragrances in 0.05 oz eau de parfum spray vials:
- Stella – blood orange, spicy lily, white freesia, orchid, musk, sandalwood notes
- Cleopatra – grapefruit, greens, jasmine, tuberose, patchouli, amber, vanilla notes
- Florence – bergamot, blue iris, blonde wood notes › Continue reading
Sunday, January 15th, 2012 | Collaborations, Free Stuff, Photos | 4 Comments
As one of their limited time offers, Sephora.com has been giving away gift with purchase bags with $25 orders, including a great little Hello Kitty Cosmetics Bag full of nice samples. From among three Sephora gift bag options, this clear Hello Kitty bag was my pick, because it’s Hello Kitty done right (and makes a great travel bag).
Unlike the traditional uber-pink Hello Kitty products that we girls used to adore as pre-adolescents, this Hello Kitty Sephora Originals bag seems designed for Hello Kitty girls who have grown up (and gotten jobs). Though this clear Hello Kitty cosmetics bag has a few touches of pale pink, it mostly features a subtle silver Hello Kitty print that will make you look twice.
More Details on the Hello Kitty Sephora Gift Bag… › Continue reading
Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 | Makeup, Photos, Product Launches, Swatches | Comments Off
Bite Beauty is a new Sephora-exclusive product line that immediately turned my head, in part because of the elegant simplicity of the textured grey packaging with glossy red lettering, but also because of the alluring range of shades and textures – all just for lips. Also, the fact that Bite Beauty lip products contain food-grade ingredients and the resveratrol equivalent of five glasses of red wine is kinda cool too.
To try out the Bite Beauty line, I picked up a Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil in Honey Berry, because it looked gorgeously mauve-nude swiped on my hand and because it reminded me of my beloved Nars Velvet Matte Pencil formula. How did it stack up?
More on Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil, Photos & Swatches… › Continue reading
Thursday, November 25th, 2010 | Hot Happenings, Sales, Stores | Comments Off
Meilily Sale Alert! 2010 Black Friday Sales are plentiful and Cyber Monday sales are here to stay! To get you saving and shopping (again in your PJ’s) … here is a list of worthy 2010 Black Friday and Cyber Monday after-Thanksgiving sales from around the web. (Updated as more details come in!)
- The Perfumed Court – Thanksgiving Day save 20% on perfume decants (noon to midnight EST) with code THANKYOU; Nov. 26-29 save 15% with code PUMPKINPIE
- Levi’s – Get 40% off and free shipping for 4 hours on Cyber Monday with code CYBER40 (12pm – 4pm EST); or get free shipping on all orders and 30% off $100 with code THANKS until Nov. 29
- Melissa Joy Manning Jewelry – Get 25% off entire site on Cyber Monday with code CYBER (final sale, ends Nov. 30 midnight PST)
- Goldyn – Get 35% off everything at the ShopGoldyn.com Black Friday Cyber Monday Sale with code FRIDAYMONDAY
- Sephora – Use the new Sephora Facebook Beauty Envy app starting Nov. 23 and get a code for a free Tokidoki beauty bag to redeem with any purchase
- Beautyhabit -Get a 6 piece fragrance sampler with $65 order with code WISHLIST until Dec. 3
- Bliss – Blowout sale: Save up to 50% from 11.26 through 11.29.
- Benefit Cosmetics – Get 20% off top rated pics from Annie & Maggie. Enter FORDPICS at check out on 11.29.10 only; Get free US standard shipping on any Benefit Cosmetics order. Enter GLAMSHIP at checkout. Offer valid 11.24.10–11.29.10.
- Bare Necessities – Get $10 OFF orders over $75! Exclusions Apply, offer valid 11.23.10 – 11.30.10
- Skinstore – Save 20% off storewide. Code SNOW20. Ends 12/20
- DHC Skincare – Get 15% off all DHC orders Nov 26-29.
- Ulta -Free shipping on orders $25+ with code 512213 and $10 off $60 with code 52748 (exclusions apply); Cyber Monday get a free 12-piece sample set with online orders of $35
Sales around San Francisco: For the locals
- Jeremy’s – Save an additional 60% off women’s apparel and 50% off everything else (shoes, handbags, accessories, home and men’s) from Nov. 26-28 – Amazing deals on designer goods! *Meilily’s top pick
Friday, October 22nd, 2010 | Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Makeup, Photos, Sales, Stores | Comments Off
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).
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
Thursday, October 1st, 2009 | Makeup, Photos, Product Picks | Comments Off
Sadly, under-appreciated makeup line, ck Calvin Klein beauty, which grew from the ashes of a previous Calvin Klein cosmetics line, actually has fantastic lucite packaging and wearable colors. At any rate, check out ck Calvin Klein makeup while you can!
ck Calvin Klein Intense Duo Eyeshadow (Velvet Morning) Details & Photos… › Continue reading
Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 | Makeup, Photos, Product Picks | 1 Comment
Finally, bold UK makeup brand, Illamasqua, has arrived in the States! If you haven’t yet heard, Illamasqua makes professional-quality makeup designed in London to embolden nighttime self-expression, with influences from theatrical drama and alternative lifestyles. If you’re looking for fun and daring evening makeup, Illamasqua is a must-try! (Plus, Illamasqua is now available at Sephora.com)
Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss Details
After Google-ing for Illamasqua swatches like these fom Krasey Beautiful, I knew I had to try Illamasqua’s Intense Lipgloss, specifically in a shade called “Move.” Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Move is described on the Sephora website as › Continue reading
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 | Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Photos, Skincare | Comments Off
Meilily Free Stuff Alert! Free Clarins Multi-Active Day Cream!
This is one of my favorite free offers yet- Free Clarins!
Right now get a free 15 ml deluxe sample of Clarins Multi-Active Day Early Wrinkle Correction Cream at Sephora, both in store and online! Here’s how…
- In Store: To pick up your perfectly free Clarins sample in store, just bring the tear-off coupon found inside the October 2009 issue of Lucky Magazine to a Sephora store. So easy! No purchase required! (Coupon should be near page 102 of Lucky mag.)
- Online: Use code CLARINS online at Sephora.com to get the free Clarins sample (Sephora order required).
Offer available from September 8 until October 31, 2009.
Wanna see a product photo of the Clarins Multi-Active Day cream freebie? Find out more about Clarins! › Continue reading
Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 | Free Stuff, Makeup, Sales, Skincare | Comments Off
In honor of Tax Day in the US, here are some current discounts and deals for saving on Tax Day!
- Saks Fifth Avenue Friends & Family Sale is here: Use code SFAFAM9 to get 15% off cosmetics and fragrance, 20% off jewelry, and 25% off everything else, from April 14-19, 2009 online (in-store from April 16-19, 2009). See site for more offer codes! [Thanks to the ladies at eMakeMeUp.com for the heads up!]
- BeautyHabit has a nice free shipping code, 40DEAL, on orders of $40 or more until April 30, 2009!
- Sephora is having a special 15% sale with code BD2T9CB5 until April 21, 2009. (Note: The Sephora site has been heavy hit during this sale, so you may need to be patient.)
- Origins has a one-day only special for Tax Day: April 15th only! Get a Free Full-Size Cleanser with any Origins.com order. Choose your favorite at checkout, while supplies last. Selection available may vary. Plus, receive Free Standard Shipping with your order of $50 or more.
- MAC still has free shipping on any order until April 20, 2009 with code DAZZLE9.
Happy Shopping! from Meilily
Monday, February 2nd, 2009 | Makeup, Product Picks, Sales, Tools and Brushes | Comments Off
Meilily Sale Alert and Product Pick!
Currently, Sephora.com has a beautiful face and eye makeup palette by Fresh on sale for 50% off! The Fresh Victoire Face Palette is now on sale for only $32.50 at Sephora, and it’s normally $65!
The mirrored Victoire Face Palette by Fresh has gotten great reviews on Sephora.com, and includes blush, face shimmer, 6 very pretty eyeshadows, and a makeup brush.
Happy Shopping from Meilily!
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