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Meilily Giveaway: Win Spring Bridal Makeup from Benefit Cosmetics!

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 | Contests, Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Makeup | 82 Comments

[Update May 27, 2009: The winner of this giveaway is Kathy! Congrats!]

Meilily Spring Bridal Makeup Giveaway! To celebrate spring wedding season, Meilily.com is giving away bridal-themed makeup from Benefit Cosmetics starting May 12, 2009!  This is the first Meilily Giveaway ever, so don’t forget to tell your friends! Check back to see who wins!

Win 3 full-size Benefit Cosmetics items from Meilily: [One entry per person please]
– Benefit Creaseless Cream ShadowLiner in Marry Up ($19 value)
– Benefit Silky Powder Eye Shadow in Blushing Bride (doubles as blush) ($18 value)
– Benefit Silky Powder Eye Shadow in Guess Again ($18 value)
Check out these photos of each Benefit product we are giving away!

To enter, simply do the following:
– Subscribe to the Meilily RSS feed.
– Post a comment below telling Meilily why you want to win!

All complete entries must be received by May 26, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST.   Giveaway open to US Residents only. (Sorry international readers!  Meilily hopes to include you soon.)  Void where prohibited by law.  A winner will be chosen randomly and notified by email.  Please check out our Privacy Policy before entering.

Good Luck!  from Meilily * Live Beautifully

 Benefit Cosmetics LLCP.S. Even if you don’t win this time, you can always score these and other Benefit cosmetics on sale at the Benefit “Buh-Buys” Sale Sectionicon!

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Celebrate Earth Day Beautifully with Programs from Amazon, Origins, Tarte & More

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 | Beauty and Awareness, Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Makeup, Sales | 1 Comment

Happy Earth Day! from Meilily – Though Earth Day is now relatively mainstream and commercialized, Earth Day, celebrated on April 22 each year, started back in 1970 as a protest movement to bring environmental issues to light. Nowadays, it’s exciting that we have more and more ways to celebrate Earth Day every day!

Meilily’s Suggestions for Celebrating Earth Day Beautifully:

Origins Online (ELC)Recycle your beauty product packaging through Origins with their Return to Origins Recycling Program. Origins is the first to accept beauty product packaging from any brand!

Get discounts for recycling Tarte Cosmetics packaging through Tarte’s Customer Recycling Incentive Program, as featured here on Meilily.com! Also, celebrate Earth Month with free shipping on all Tarte orders all month!

Check out eco-friendly clothing from Edun – ethical fashion created by Ali Hewson and Bono. African EDUN LIVE tees are all 50% off for Earth Month!

Save 15% on Julie Hewett cosmetics online orders during the Earth Day sale with code PEP15 until May 31, 2009.

Check out Josie Maran Cosmetics‘ special Earth Day kit called Green-on-the-go ($48).

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Tax Day Deals: Sephora, BeautyHabit, Origins, Saks Friends & Family!

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 | Free Stuff, Makeup, Sales, Skincare | Comments Off on Tax Day Deals: Sephora, BeautyHabit, Origins, Saks Friends & Family!

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

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Peacekeeper Cause-metics 6th Year Anniversary Sale: 20% Off

Monday, April 13th, 2009 | Beauty and Awareness, Free Stuff, Makeup, Nail Polish, Sales | Comments Off on Peacekeeper Cause-metics 6th Year Anniversary Sale: 20% Off

Meilily Sale Alert!

Peacekeeper Cause-metics is celebrating their 6th Anniversary with a one week sale ending soon!

From April 7 – 14, 2009, get 20% off Peacekeeper makeup from www.iamapeacekeeper.com, always with free shipping!

I’m a big fan of the Peacekeeper Cause-metics philosophy of producing safer cosmetics while promoting women’s rights.  Did you know Peacekeeper donates all after-tax profits to women’s health and human rights concerns?

I discovered Peacekeeper a while back when looking for a nail polish with not-so-toxic ingredients and also vegan-friendly products.  Now, one of my favorite Peacekeeper products is the Nail Paint, a nail polish (Big 3-Free) that wears like iron, yet removes easily.

Meilily Shopping Tip: Consider ordering a custom gift set (including nail polish, lip gloss, and lipstick) if you’re interested in trying several Peacekeeper products, since you can save a little money that way.

Do check back for Peacekeeper products photos and reviews! from Meilily

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Latest Beauty Deals: Becca 25% Off, Free Tarte Lash Curler, Rodial Bum Lift Offer & More!

Friday, March 27th, 2009 | Free Stuff, Makeup, Sales, Skincare, Stores | Comments Off on Latest Beauty Deals: Becca 25% Off, Free Tarte Lash Curler, Rodial Bum Lift Offer & More!

Meilily Deals Alert! Just wanted to let you know about these beauty deals (there are a bunch)!

Becca Cosmetics is having a rare site-wide 25% off sale until March 29, 2009 with code SPRINGFLING09. If you miss this sale, the latest Becca products can also be found at shops like Makeup.com and NeimanMarcus.com.

Tarte Cosmetics is offering a free Tarte Eyelash Curler with the purchase of select Tarte lash products online, using code CURLER. This $15 value gift offer expires March 31, 2009.

Skinstore.com exclusive Rodial special: “Pre-order Rodial Bum Lift today and get FREE Glam Balm Wipes ($19 Value).” Ok, so wouldn’t you like to look like this product image? Click image for more offer details:

Rodial Bum Lift Offer at Skinstore.com

Beautyhabit has a rare free shipping code for orders over $40. Use code SPRINGCLEAN until April 10, 2009, and don’t forget to check out their Clearance Sale.

Bliss offer extended: Receive a free full sized blood orange+white pepper body butter ($35.00 value) with your order of $75 or more at BlissWorld.com! Offer ends 4.30.09. Or get 15% off and free shipping on any Bliss or Laboratoire Remede purchase of $50 with code 039908 until March 29, 2009.

MAC Cosmetics free shipping deal: “Purchase any product featured in M·A·C SS09 and receive free shipping… No offer code necessary. This offer is valid through … May 4, 2009.”

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

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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Bliss Giveaway: Free Coffee & Free Best of Skintentions Sample in Select Cities!

Monday, March 16th, 2009 | Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Skincare | Comments Off on Bliss Giveaway: Free Coffee & Free Best of Skintentions Sample in Select Cities!

Bliss World, LLC

The beauty gurus at Bliss have done it again! To celebrate those daily essentials – coffee and sun protection – Bliss will be giving away a free cup of coffee and a free Bliss sample of Best of Skintentions on March 18, 2009 at a limited number of coffee shops throughout the US.

Event: Bliss Free Coffee & Free Sample Giveaway
When: March 18, 2009
Where: Select local coffee shops in four US cities (Sweet Joanna’s in San Francisco, Bistro 320 in New York, Caffe Baci in Chicago, and Elysse Cafe in Los Angeles)
For more details and giveaway locations check out the Free Coffee flyer from Bliss.

I actually found out about this special Bliss giveaway event pretty randomly; I was sitting in my local coffee shop › Continue reading

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Win Essie Nail Polish & Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Glamour Magazine

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 | Contests, Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Nail Polish, Product Picks | Comments Off on Win Essie Nail Polish & Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Glamour Magazine

Essie Mademoiselle

Meilily Free Stuff & Deal Alert! The first 5,000 people to enter the Essie Glamour Magazine Sweepstakes online will win a mini bottle of Essie “Glamour Do” pink polish, in celebration of Glamour Magazine’s 70th Anniversary!  If you like Essie Mademoiselle nail polish (one of my favorites and an InStyle 2009 Best Beauty Buys winner), you’ll probably also like Glamour Do, a light pink shade.

Even if you don’t win Essie polish, Glamour currently has a great Anniversary subscription special:  You can get 12 issues of Glamour Magazine for only $1.50 (the price in 1939)!  Now that’s amazing!

Essie Glamour Sweepstakes starts today, March 10, 2009.

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Great Lancome Gift a La Carte at Bloomingdale’s: Choose Your 7 Beauty Products and Cosmetics Bag

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 | Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Makeup, Skincare, Stores | Comments Off on Great Lancome Gift a La Carte at Bloomingdale’s: Choose Your 7 Beauty Products and Cosmetics Bag

Meilily:  Bloomingdales Lancome Gift a La Carte

Meilily: Bloomingdales Lancome Gift a La Carte

Right now at Bloomingdale’s you can get a really nice Lancome a La Carte gift with $35 purchase that you can customize by choosing 7 Lancome beauty items (out of 11 choices) and selecting either a white or black cosmetics bag.  This Bloomingdale’s Lancome gift with purchase might even be better than the amazing Nordstrom Estee Lauder gift with purchase from last year.

How to get the Bloomingdale’s Lancome a La Carte Gift

Just go to Bloomingdales.com and add $35 worth of Lancome products to your cart, and the Lancome a La Carte gift options will automatically appear in the cart details page.  From there, you will see 8 individual gift items in your cart, with a drop-down menu for you to choose your items.

Keep reading for a list of the Lancome gift with purchase products and more details… › Continue reading

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Free Full Size Bliss “Love Handler” Firming Gel and Free Shipping at Bliss!

Thursday, February 26th, 2009 | Free Stuff, Makeup, Sales, Skincare, Stores | Comments Off on Free Full Size Bliss “Love Handler” Firming Gel and Free Shipping at Bliss!

Meilily Deal Alert! Through the month of February Blissworld.com is giving away a free full-size Bliss The Love Handler firming gel with any purchase (no code needed).  This full-size Bliss gift with purchase has a $36 value and is caffeinated to target and tone “love handles.”  It’s a pretty nice freebie!

Also in February, use code 019908 to get 15% off all Bliss and Laboratory Remede products at Blissworld.comFree shipping and tote with your order of $50 or more at Bliss!

Remember the Bliss Employee Sale I mentioned?  Well, there are still sale items on the Bliss site that are steeply discounted, including cosmetics from Sue Devitt and Napoleon Perdis.  Search Blissworld.com for the word “sale” and find some fantastic deals!

Happy Shopping & Happy Saving! from Meilily

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Product Pick: MAC Brow Set – Photos & Free Shipping

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 | Free Stuff, Makeup, Photos, Product Picks | Comments Off on Product Pick: MAC Brow Set – Photos & Free Shipping

Meilily Product Pick, Product Photos & Free Shipping Alert!

Meilily:  MAC Brow Set (in Showoff)

Meilily: MAC Brow Set (in Showoff)

By now you may have heard the buzz about the new MAC Cosmetics Collection, “Brunette Blonde Redhead” (BBR), featuring makeup that is “formulated to be coiffure-complimentary.”

While all the hubbub has been about the Limited Edition BBR Mineralize Skinfinishes, I have discovered a quietly brilliant standout product from the collection – MAC Brow Set in Showoff for brunettes.

MAC Brow Set in Showoff is a unique tinted brow gel that grooms and sets brows (or other facial hair) in place while adding some shine and subtle color.  The formula lasts a long time with no flaking, and really holds brows in place.

*Oh, before I forget, MAC is offering free shipping on any order from February 24-March 1, 2009! No code needed.*

Showoff is a dark brown shade with subtle coppery-bronze shimmer, and on the brows it is much darker than it appears in the tube and in the photos.  Don’t be afraid of the color!

MAC Brow Set is the first brow product that has truly worked for my thick dark brows, and it comes in several flattering shades.

Check out more of Meilily’s photos of MAC Brow Set in Showoff… › Continue reading

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50% off Sue Devitt Beauty: Big Friends & Family Sale!

Monday, February 23rd, 2009 | Free Stuff, General, Makeup, Product Picks, Sales, Skincare | Comments Off on 50% off Sue Devitt Beauty: Big Friends & Family Sale!

Meilily Sue Devitt

Meilily Sue Devitt

Meilily Sale Alert! Sue Devitt Beauty is currently having a really fantastic Friends & Family Sale – everything is a whopping 50% off!  As far as sales go, this one is truly great, especially since Sue Devitt makes some really unique high-quality beauty products.  The last time I saw Sue Devitt Beauty prices this low was during the Bliss Employee Sale.

Sale:  Sue Devitt Friends & Family Sale
Discount:  50% off through Sue Devitt (must call 1-888-870-1150 to order)
When:  February 17 – 27, 2009 (phone orders available M-F 9am-6pm EST)

Some of my Sue Devitt favorites are the Sue Devitt Luminous Finishing Mist from the Microquatic Line and the Sue Devitt E-Z Eye Rollerball shimmer eyeshadow in Bambari.

Happy Shopping! from Meilily

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