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New Fig + Yarrow for Target Skincare Line: Details, Photos & Reviews

Friday, August 19th, 2016 | Collaborations, Hot Happenings, Photos, Product Launches, Product Testing, Skincare | 1 Comment

Meilily: Fig + Yarrow for Target - Clay Mask, Palmarosa Cleanser, Complexion Water

Meilily Launch Details: Fig & Yarrow for Target Skincare Line Details, Photos & Reviews!

The new Fig + Yarrow skincare collaboration with Target is here, folks! We’ve been eagerly anticipating this launch by Colorado-based natural skincare brand Fig + Yarrow, and have some more photos, details, and reviews for you!

First of all, let it be known that the packaging for this Target collaboration is pretty amazing: frosted glass, simple and clean black and ivory labels – very Fig + Yarrow!

Fig + Yarrow @ Target Launch List:

Be sure to check out our thoughts on pricing for the Fig + Yarrow line at Target here (read: these are a good deal), and keep on reading for more details. › 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

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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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Product Pick: Rehydrating Neroli Water by Kerstin Florian

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 | Photos, Product Picks, Skincare | Comments Off

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Meilily Product Pick: Best Facial Mist – Kerstin Florian Rehydrating Neroli Water!

Forever on the hunt for amazingly refreshing facial mist products, I thought I had found my favorite (Sue Devitt Microquatic Luminous Finishing Mist).  That was before I came across a small unassuming bottle of aromatic hydrating goodness, Kerstin Florian’s Rehydrating Neroli Water, during a special getaway to Big Sur’s Ventana Inn & Spa.

Though I hadn’t heard of Kerstin Florian products before, once I tried of spritz of the Rehydrating Neroli Water, I was instantly smitten.  I had found The One – the Best Facial Mist Ever!

Unassuming packaging aside, Kerstin Florian’s Rehydrating Neroli Water, feels › Continue reading

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The Water Secret Gift Bag from Murad: Buy a Book, Get $200 Free Skincare?

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 | Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Photos, Skincare | Comments Off

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When I came across this special offer where you buy Dr. Howard Murad’s new book, The Water Secret, and then get up to $200 in Murad skincare products in the mail, I was honestly pretty skeptical. Given that the Murad Sleep Reform Serum I was eying cost $97, this offer just sounded too good to be true.

Since I heard about this offer through trusted friends at The Beauty Grapevine (formerly eMakeMeUp Grapevine), I went for it! I bought a copy of The Water Secret (about $10.70 on Amazon), emailed my receipt to Murad by November 2, and then held my breath and waited.

Here is what I got in my Water Secret Gift Bag… › Continue reading

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L’Occitane Limited Edition Peony Makeup Collection Photos

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 | Makeup, Photos, Product Launches, Product Picks | Comments Off

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Meilily Product Photos: L’Occitane Limited Edition Peony Makeup Collection!

Exciting news! L’Occitane’s limited edition makeup collection is here! In select L’Occitane stores only, this rare garden-inspired Peony Makeup Collection is a must-see.

While wandering through a L’Occitane shop, I was drawn to a display of what appeared to be colorful flower seed packets. Imagine my surprise when I realized that L’Occitane, best known as a bath and skincare brand, has a new makeup collection out, and a pretty one at that. Each limited edition makeup shade is named after a particular peony.

Meilily’s top picks from the L’Occitane Peony Makeup Collection:
- Liquid Shine Lip Colour in 01 Marie Riviere (a flattering medium-pigmented gloss inspired by a “delicate salmon-pink peony,” according to L’Occitane)
- Facecolour Powder in 02 Valse de Vienne (a pretty “glossy pale pink” blush/eyeshadow)
- Lipstick in 03 Mme Louis Henry (a very sheer warm-pink shimmer lipstick inspired by “a pink peony with old-gold patina reflections”)

Check out these photos of items from the L’Occitane Peony Makeup Collection› Continue reading

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For a Cause: Kiehl’s Limited Edition Celebrity-Designed Acai Toning Mists Benefit the Rainforest Alliance

Saturday, April 17th, 2010 | Beauty and Awareness, Photos, Product Launches, Skincare | Comments Off

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Meilily Product Photos: Kiehl’s Celebrity-Designed Acai Toning Mists!

What do recording artist Pharrell Williams, actress Julianne Moore, artist Jeff Koons, and model Malia Jones have in common? They have all designed limited edition labels for Kiehl’s Acai Damage-Protecting Toning Mist, with up to $200,000 of net profits from the sale of the celebrity Toning Mists going to the Rainforest Alliance.

These 100% organic Limited Edition Acai Toning Mists are available in Kiehl’s stores now for $26 for a 6 fl. oz. spray bottle (same price as the regular bottles). These lavender-scented toning face mists are are my current “hot product” picks for Spring and Summer. The limited editions may also be slight reformulations of the regular Acai Toning Mist, which also contains “100% natural origin ingredients” but do not say they are “100% organic.”

My favorite designs? › Continue reading

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Free Clarins Wrinkle Correction Cream from Sephora and Lucky Magazine

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 | Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Photos, Skincare | Comments Off

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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

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Get a Free 10-Day Supply of NEW Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair!

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 | Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Makeup, Product Launches, Skincare | Comments Off

Meilily Free Stuff and Hot Happening Alert!

For one night only (in store) – Thursday, July 23, 2009 (5pm to 9pm) – you can get a free 10-day supply of Estee Lauder’s New Advanced Night Repair from any participating Estee Lauder counter!*


This is your chance to try this new version of their popular Advanced Night Repair, which, covered by 20 patents, is supposed to help skin better repair itself.

Or… find out how to get it free online if you can’t make it in to a store… › Continue reading

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What to Actually Bring on a Summer Beach Vacation: Beauty & Skincare Necessities

Monday, July 6th, 2009 | Beauty Tips, General, Photos, Product Picks, Skincare | 2 Comments

While Meilily is on vacation in Kauai, here are some beauty and skincare product tips on what to bring on your next summer beach vacation… Check out this comparison of what Meilily brought, and what Meilily actually ended up using (and not using) while on vacation!

Beauty & Skincare Products for a Summer Beach Vacation

Meilily Summer Beach Vacation Products

Meilily Summer Beach Vacation Products

Must-haves…

  • Mineral Sunscreen -Lavera Sun Block SPF 40 Neutral Sunscreen (thick, mineral sun protection, whitening, but actually waterproof- perfect for hiking, snorkeling, and even beach-sitting!)
  • Insect Repellent – Skin So Soft BUG GUARD Plus Picaridin Insect Repellent Towelettes (easy to apply in the right amount and smells pretty good)
  • Natural Deodorant – Tom’s of Maine Natural Long-lasting Care Deodorant in Apricot (great, but perhaps not enough for a day-long trek through a swamp apparently)
  • Hair Conditioner sample packets – DHC has some generous hair care samples (4 Free DHC Samples with Every Order.)
  • A basic razor – I brought a disposable razor (shame on me), but non-disposable works too
  • A wide brim fold-able sun hat – found one at Nordstrom on sale (so useful in hot sun!)
  • Large sunglasses (really helps keep the delicate eye area protected from sun)

Good-to-haves… › Continue reading

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Sale Alert: Bliss Blowout Sale On Now!

Friday, June 12th, 2009 | Hot Happenings, Makeup, Sales, Skincare, Stores | Comments Off

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Meilily Sale Alert!
I highly recommend checking out the Bliss Blowout Sale going on now at BlissWorld.com -You can get up to 50% off hard-to-find beauty products, including those from Rodial, YonKa, Bliss, Chantecaille, MBT, and even Wolford! I’ve personally picked up lots of amazing deals on cosmetics and skincare products during previous Bliss sales. I love a good Bliss sale!

Meilily suggests checking out these sale items…

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Chantecaille Bengali Palette (Was: $117 – On Sale: $58.50)

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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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