Hot Happenings

SF Renegade Craft Fair Highlights

Friday, August 6th, 2010 | DIY, Fashion, Hot Happenings, Jewelry, Photos | 1 Comment

Meilily Hot Happenings Recap! Favorites from the Renegade Craft Fair!

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Had a great time at the Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco this past weekend! Did you go? Loved meeting tons of designers and supporting small/local businesses at the same time.

Nous Savons, Twinkie Chan Crochet, I Made You a Beard

Nous Savons, Twinkie Chan Crochet, I Made You a Beard

Some of my favorite designers from the 2010 SF Renegade Craft Fair:

Nous Savons: Not only were the lapel necklaces unique and fun, but creator Jocelyn Nguyen was really sweet and friendly.
Catia Chien: Illustrations – Delicate and beautiful. The children’s books she illustrated looked great! (Btw: Catia’s not listed on the Craft Fair artists page.)
Souldier: Loved their reclaimed seat belt camera straps when I saw them on Photojojo – So many cool colors! Picked up a forest green camera strap, and I’m still trying to imagine the car it came from! (Souldier also makes guitar straps.)
I Made You a Beard: Well-fitting well-made yarn beards. Need I say more?
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SF Renegade Craft Fair: DIY, Crafts, Etsy & More

Saturday, July 31st, 2010 | DIY, Hot Happenings | 1 Comment

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Meilily Hot Happenings: SF Renegade Craft Fair!
Looking for something fun and free to do in San Francisco? This weekend the Renegade Craft Fair will be in SF at Fort Mason Center for DIY crafting fun! Go to buy handmade goods or to learn how to make your own!

Where: Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
When: July 31 – August 1, 11am – 7pm

Also, Etsy is gonna be there, along with over 200 artist/designers. I can’t wait to see one of my fav jewelry designers, Erica Weiner, there!

See you at the Renegade Craft Fair! Meilily

Image courtesy of The Renegade Craft Fair

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L’Occitane Limited Edition Peony Makeup Collection Photos

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 | Makeup, Photos, Product Launches, Product Picks | Comments Off on L’Occitane Limited Edition Peony Makeup Collection Photos

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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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Beauty Gift at Nordstrom: Ruffled Makeup Bag & Deluxe Samples!

Monday, June 14th, 2010 | Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Makeup, Stores | Comments Off on Beauty Gift at Nordstrom: Ruffled Makeup Bag & Deluxe Samples!

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Meilily Free Stuff Alert! Nordstrom Beauty Gift & Ruffled Makeup Bag!

Just wanted to let you know about this great gift with purchase from the Nordstrom Beauty Department. Spend $100 and get a great ruffled magenta cosmetics bag and 13 deluxe samples from beauty brands like Bliss, Laura Mercier, Shiseido, and Chantecaille.

This is a good time to stock up on any number of beauty staples! I stocked up on Armani foundation, loose powder from Laura Mercier, brow gel, and a Dior highlighter. These gifts are going fast!

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Sale Alert: Bliss 4-Day Blowout Sale! Up to 70% Off Beauty, Skincare, Toning & Fitness!

Thursday, June 10th, 2010 | Hot Happenings, Makeup, Sales, Shoes, Skincare | Comments Off on Sale Alert: Bliss 4-Day Blowout Sale! Up to 70% Off Beauty, Skincare, Toning & Fitness!

Meilily Sale Alert: Bliss Blowout Sale – Up to 70% Off!

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It’s that time again… The Bliss Blowout Sale is here, and you can get some great beauty, skincare, toning and fitness products on sale from happening brands like MBT, Fitflop, Laura Mercier, MD Skincare, Hourglass, and more.

*Bonus: Get free shipping on all orders at blissworld.com!

I’ve been waiting for the big Bliss sale all year! Hopefully they will keep adding to the sale like they usually do.

More discount codes and suggested products to check out during the Bliss sale:

3 Custom Color: MOOD LIGHTING SHIMMER TRIO

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

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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.”

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Emporio Armani 40% Off Fall-Winter Sale: Zipper Booties & More!

Saturday, February 6th, 2010 | Fashion, Hot Happenings, Sales, Shoes | Comments Off on Emporio Armani 40% Off Fall-Winter Sale: Zipper Booties & More!

Meilily Sale Alert: Emporio Armani’s Fall-Winter 40% Off Sale – Ending Soon!

Meilily hasn’t had a Sale Alert in a while, but the Emporio Armani 40% Off Fall-Winter Sale is worth mentioning just for the great selection of sale shoes and accessories this time around! Don’t forget, the sale ends February 15.

Meilily’s Sale Pick:
Who doesn’t love a good high-heel black ankle boot, especially one decorated with zippers?! Emporio Armani’s Golden Zip Shoe is decorated with three gold zippers. (Was $780, now $468)

More Emporio Armani Sale Picks…
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Product Pick: Sula Paint & Peel Nail Color Mini Sets

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 | Nail Polish, Photos, Product Launches, Product Picks | Comments Off on Product Pick: Sula Paint & Peel Nail Color Mini Sets

meilily-sula-paint&peel-nail-set-pale-vintageMeilily Product Pick: Sula Paint & Peel Non-toxic Nail Colors!

Sula Paint & Peel nail colors are fun and safe non-toxic nail polish alternatives that come in modern and fun shades. Now, Canadian company Sula has come out with fantastic new mini sets that allow you to try three different shades of peel-off Paint & Peel nail colors for little more than the price of one.

I highly recommend these cute new Sula Paint & Peel mini sets, especially if you are new to these non-toxic peel-off nail paints. You get to try three Sula minis for $12.50 (instead of $9 for one full size)! I’d also suggest getting one of the two available top coats ($9) to extend the wear longer than a few hours.

More Details and Photos of Sula Paint & Peel sets… › Continue reading

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New Melissa + Vivienne Westwood Anglomania: Lady Dragon Heels for Spring 2010

Monday, November 2nd, 2009 | Fashion, Product Launches, Shoes, Stores, Style Picks | Comments Off on New Melissa + Vivienne Westwood Anglomania: Lady Dragon Heels for Spring 2010

lady_dragon_black_stampMeilily Hot Happenings! Exclusive US Launch – Melissa Lady Dragon Spring 2010 styles and colors!

Attention Lady Dragon lovers: The new Spring 2010 Melissa + Vivienne Westwood Anglomania shoe collection is available now in the US, and looks really exciting!

These exciting Lady Dragon heels from the new Spring collection are as fun and amazing as the original slingbacks, and they’re now available in four new colors, or with a new shiny orb or a crown stamp! (Lady Dragon Stamp Black and Heart Gold shown)
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These new Lady Dragons are currently only available in the US exclusively from Meilily’s favorite Melissa shoe provider, Epaulet in New York! (Be sure to check out the rest of the fantastic assortment of Melissa shoes at Epaulet.)

Brazilian shoe company, Melissa, the maker of sustainable and attractive rubber shoes, has yet again collaborated with famous British designer Vivienne Westwood to produce this amazing collection of Lady Dragon heels for Spring…. Yes, they’re still made from scented rubber!

New Spring 2010 Melissa + Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragon Styles: ($149)
Lady Dragon Heart Gold (red heart) – Would really flatter tan legs!
Lady Dragon Heart Lilac (black heart) – Loving this color combo!
Lady Dragon Heart Ice (blue heart) – Very “icy!”
Lady Dragon Heart Fuschia (red heart) – Plays tricks with my eyes!
Lady Dragon Stamp Black (matte with rose stamp) – This one’s calling my name!
Lady Dragon Orb Smoke (shiny metallic ball) – The mirrored ball sounds fun, but be sure to wear clean underwear!

Read on for More Photos of the new Spring 2010 Lady Dragons & Details… › Continue reading

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Meilily Giveaway: Win a “Fashion Gives Back” Designer Tote Bag

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 | Contests, Free Stuff, Hot Happenings | 10 Comments

meilily-designer-tote-by-brian-reyes-giveawayMeilily Designer Tote Giveaway!

[The winner is…. Fi Figueroa!  Congratulations!]

To celebrate Meilily’s one year online anniversary and to thank all of Meilily’s readers, Meilily.com is giving away a beautiful floral tote bag by designer Brian Reyes starting October 27, 2009. Proceeds from the tote bag (purchased from Bloomingdales.com) will be donated to the non-profit organization Dress for Success as part of Glamour Magazine’s “Fashion Gives Back” program, so it’s practically a double win! Enter between now and November 5, and then check back to discover the winner!

Win a Fashion Gives Back Designer Tote Bag by Brian Reyes ($35 value):
Check out the photos of the pretty floral Brian Reyes canvas tote that you could win right here!

prizeypickTO ENTER, simply do both the following: [One entry per person please]
Subscribe to the Meilily RSS feed.
Post a comment below telling Meilily why you want to win!

Ways to get additional entries: (entirely optional)
Follow @Meilily on Twitter AND post a comment below indicating you have done so. (1 extra entry)
Tweet about the contest (with a link to this giveaway) on Twitter AND post a comment below indicating you have done so. (1 extra entry; maximum 3)
Post a meaningful comment on a different Meilily post that you have read AND post a comment below indicating you have done so. (1 extra entry; maximum 1)

All complete entries must be received by November 5, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. Giveaway open to US Residents only. (Sorry international readers!) Void where prohibited. A winner will be chosen randomly and notified by email, and the winner must provide their mailing address. Please check out our Privacy Policy before entering.

Good Luck * Live Beautifully! from Meilily

P.S. Even if you don’t win this time, you can still purchase the Brian Reyes Fashion Gives Back tote bag from Bloomingdales.com while they last.

P.P.S. If your comment(s) don’t show up right away, don’t worry – Valid entries will show up as soon as busy Meilily gets to them!

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Glamour’s Fashion Gives Back – Designer Tote Bags by Jason Wu & More

Friday, October 9th, 2009 | Fashion, Hot Happenings, Product Launches, Stores, Style Picks | 2 Comments

Meilily Hot Happenings! Glamour “Fashion Gives Back” Designer Totes for Charity!

meilily-glamour-fashion-gives-back-totes-jason-wu-brian-reyesWhat do fashion designers, a women’s charity, and Glamour magazine have in common? Helping others through design!

Right now, as part of Glamour Magazine’s Fashion Gives Back program, you can pick up special designer canvas tote bags exclusively at Bloomingdales NY (or Bloomingdales.com) for $35 each, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Dress for Success!

Glamour got six talented young designers to each design a Fashion Gives Back tote to benefit out-of-work women who need a boost. Tote bag designers include Jason Wu, the young Taiwanese designer who’s dresses have graced First Lady Michelle Obama on her first Vogue cover (and at President Obama’s inauguration), and also Brian Reyes, design duo Bensoni, jewelry designer Pamela Love, Gossip Girl designer Abigail Lorick, and shoe designer Alejandro Ingelmo.

Meilily’s two favorite Fashion Gives Back totes this year are from Jason Wu (his black gradient design is both elegant and exciting) and Brian Reyes (his red and black floral tote looks at once exotic yet strangely familiar).

Which designer tote do you like best?

**Stay tuned for more totebag photos, and Meilily just might be giving away one of these designer totes soon!

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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 on Free Clarins Wrinkle Correction Cream from Sephora and Lucky Magazine

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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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