Sale Alert: Edun, Beauty.com, Beautyhabit, Tarte & More

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 | Contests, Free Stuff, Sales, Stores | Comments Off on Sale Alert: Edun, Beauty.com, Beautyhabit, Tarte & More

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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Is Fair Trade the New Face of Luxury? LVMH Buys a Stake in Bono’s Ethical Clothing Company, Edun

Monday, May 18th, 2009 | Hot Happenings, Sales, Stores | 2 Comments


[Edun Grass Collar – Ainsley V – Neck Dress]

Meilily Beauty & Style News!
Luxury goods giant LVMH recently purchased a minority stake in Edun, the relatively small fair trade clothing company started by U2 frontman Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson. This is a good move by LVMH, which already owns a stake in many established fashion, beauty, and luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, De Beers, Sephora, Givenchy, and Guerlain.

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Beauty Around the Web: Total Beauty Web Tour Week of May 11, 2009

Sunday, May 17th, 2009 | General | Comments Off on Beauty Around the Web: Total Beauty Web Tour Week of May 11, 2009

Meilily presents Beauty Around the Web to recap beauty-related reads and contests this week from the Total Beauty community. Enjoy!

P.S. Meilily just signed up on Twitter (@meilily), so feel free to say hi and introduce yourself! Have a good weekend!

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The Informed Makeup Maven talks new products to try this month, reviews Benefit’s Dr Feelgood, Clinique’s High Impact Curling Mascara, The Bodyshop’s Eye, Lip and Cheek Palette, invites you to join the Informed Makeup Maven Facebook group to share and socialise all things beauty, and hosts the Makeup Confessions giveaway (2 double packs of Softlips Raspberry and Strawberry lip balm).

Meredith at Daily Dose of Coffee is looking for ways to economize. Check out her tips for getting a salon-quality hair glossing treatment at home.

Beauty Anonymous reviews Shiseido’s Tiss Deep Off Oil.

This week, The Beauty Couch asks (and answers!) the question: Can wearing sunscreen lead to Vitamin D deficiency?

Check in with Amber at Beauty Junkies Unite as she completes her first month on NutriSystem and is giving away an entire month of the NutriSystem plan and food to one very lucky reader!

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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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Product Photos: Spring Bridal Makeup from Benefit Cosmetics

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 | Contests, Makeup, Photos | 2 Comments

Meilily Product Photos! Benefit Cosmetics Spring Bridal Makeup
Check out these exclusive Benefit Cosmetics product photos, and don’t forget to enter our May giveaway to win these three products from Meilily!

Benefit Creaseless Cream ShadowLiner in Marry Up…

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Setoso Eye Balm – Instantly Cooling Moisture Stick

Monday, May 11th, 2009 | Skincare | Comments Off on Setoso Eye Balm – Instantly Cooling Moisture Stick

Meilily: Setoso Eye Balm

Meilily: Setoso Eye Balm

Meilily Featured Product!

I know it’s not quite summer here yet, but seeing as all the catalogs have been featuring swimsuits lately, I thought I’d mention a product I’ve tried that would be perfect for warm weather.

I had the opportunity to try out a new skincare line called Setoso Skincare, and found that their Eye Balm product was surprisingly cooling and perfect for warm summer (or spring) days.

Almost like a large lip balm stick, Setoso Eye Balm comes in an attractive and easy-to-use sage green twist-up tube, and feels instantly cooling and non-greasy when applied to the skin. Though it is called “Eye Balm” I am tempted to use this on my lips, on my cheeks, at my temples, or even at pulse points for a cooling touch of light moisture.

More Details on Setoso Eye Balm & Ingredients  —› › Continue reading

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Beauty Quiz: Find Out Which Lip Color Matches You!

Friday, May 8th, 2009 | Quizzes | 2 Comments

Meilily took this fun beauty quiz and scored: Ms. Understood (violet-pink) – Part fashion junkie, part socialite, you love doing your own thing… Hmmm… What’s your score?

TotalBeauty.com
What’s Your Ideal Glam Lip Color?

Take this quiz to find out which lipstick shade reflects your personal taste

Soft on the inside yet bold on the outside, highly pigmented lip colors can speak volumes about your personality — before you’ve uttered a word. Find out which shade of the beauty editor- and consumer-favorite MAX Factor Vivid Impact Lipcolor you should be wearing.

Take the quiz

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Beauty Around the Web: Total Beauty Web Tour Week of May 4, 2009

Friday, May 8th, 2009 | Contests, General, Makeup, Skincare | Comments Off on Beauty Around the Web: Total Beauty Web Tour Week of May 4, 2009

Happy Mother’s Day Weekend! Treat yourself to Meilily’s Beauty Around the Web,  bringing you the latest online happenings from Total Beauty contributors.

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The Informed Makeup Maven raves about Stila’s #5 brush, Covergirl Smoothers Pressed Powder and Bobbi Brown’s Custom Palettes.

Visit The Beauty Couch to enter the Softlips PURE Giveaway for a chance to win one of four Softlips PURE organic lip balms. Contest expires May 12th at 12am EST.

Beauty Anonymous takes a look at Lavshuca’s new Lip Gloss.

Meilily reviews and swatches Gabriel Cosmetics Lipstick with 100% natural ingredients.

Monique at Beauty Girl Musings is giving away 15 (yes, fifteen) Beautyfix 2 kits! Click here to enter!

Hurry on over to The Makeup Divas blog and enter to win Barielle Sugar Rush Nail Polish Collection.

Fabulous Over Forty talks with dermatologist Dr. Doris Day about what we really need for skincare.

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New Tarte Cosmetics Summer 2009 Product Launch: Enhance Lashes, Get Toned and Tan

Thursday, May 7th, 2009 | Makeup, Product Launches, Skincare | 1 Comment

Meilily Product Launch News!
This month, tarte cosmetics is launching three new products as part of the tarte summer 09 collection and some new shades. The new tarte summer 09 collection looks to be more of an innovative departure from their previous color-based collections and includes a natural lash enhancer and an anti-cellulite self-tanner!  I’m really curious to try the new products and see how they work, especially since I’ve had really good luck with tarte products so far.

multiplEYE natural lash enhancer ($65)
Contains a clinically-proven peptide that gives the appearance of longer, thicker lashes. Apparently 90% of clinical subjects reported an “increase in lash thickness,” while all subjects reported an “increase in overall lash length.” Sounds impressive. Best of all, this lash enhancer is cruelty-free and free of parabens, petro-chemicals, dyes, and other questionable ingredients.

celluFIGHT natural anti-cellulite self-tanner ($40)
A double-duty skin-toning skincare product and self-tanner in one!  I don’t normally self-tan because I’m too lazy for that, but this sounds intriguing.  Ingredients include natural plant-derived DHA self-tanner, caffeine, algae extract, and natural green tea fragrance that is 70% organic.

eyeQuatic waterproof summer essentials set ($35)
This makeup set includes three new lock & roll eyeshadows (turquoise, citrine, tanzanite), a deluxe lights, camera, splashes! waterproof mascara, and an aquatic-mod headscarf.

tarte summer 2009 launches May 2009 and is available at tarte.com, sephora.com, beauty.com, Henri Bendel, and other boutiques.

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Meilily Spring Wishlist 2009 – Vibrant, Cheeky, Colorful

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 | Nail Polish, Product Picks, Wishlist | Comments Off on Meilily Spring Wishlist 2009 – Vibrant, Cheeky, Colorful

Meilily Spring Wishlist 2009: Vibrant, Cheeky, Colorful

Meilily Spring Wishlist 2009: Vibrant, Cheeky, Colorful

Meilily’s Spring Wishlist May 2009
These are a few of Meilily’s favorite things right now…

(Shown from left to right)
Fossil – Rainbow Drops necklace 23″ $75

Anna Sui – Wilcox Dress (at Anthropologie) silk $289.95 (originally $568)

Banana Republic – Orchid Hairclip $12

Sula – Paint and Peel Trend Collection peel-off nail polish $9 each

What’s on your wishlist?

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Gabriel Cosmetics Lipstick – 100% Natural Ingredients

Monday, May 4th, 2009 | Makeup, Product Picks, Swatches | 7 Comments

Meilily Featured Product!  Gabriel Cosmetics Lipstick

Meilily: Gabriel Cosmetics Lipstick Raisin Maple Shimmer

Meilily: Gabriel Cosmetics Lipstick Raisin Maple Shimmer

Attention Whole Foods Shoppers! Check out Gabriel Cosmetics Lipstick in the beauty aisle for a natural lip treat!

I recently sought out Gabriel Cosmetics products because I had heard good things about their lead-free lipstick, and because I liked their no-animal-testing and natural ingredient philosophy.  Hey, we could all use a good natural lipstick these days!

The founder of Gabriel Cosmetics, Gabriel DeSantino, developed the line of natural animal-friendly beauty products based on homeopathic family traditions that incorporated marine-derived botanicals.  The products are made from 100% natural ingredients, and according to Gabriel Cosmetics, “No synthetic chemicals or animal by-products are utilized and no testing is ever done on animals.”

Details on Gabriel Cosmetics Lipstick, Another Photo, & Swatches

The first thing I noticed when I tried my first Gabriel Cosmetics Lipstick was that the texture was extremely smooth and the color (Raisin) was —› › Continue reading

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Beauty Around the Web: Total Beauty Web Tour Week of April 27, 2009

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 | Contests, General, Makeup, Skincare | Comments Off on Beauty Around the Web: Total Beauty Web Tour Week of April 27, 2009

Meilily wishes everyone a beautiful month of May! Enjoy these beauty-related headlines from around the web.

The Informed Makeup Maven covers the beauty show in New York.  Hot exclusives!

Beauty411 is loving the new Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection. Check it out here!

Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog review the No. 1 best fitting jeans in America.

Read all about the new Sebastian collaboration with designer Charlotte Ronson at eye4style!

Fabulous Over Forty takes advantage of Recessionista Tuesday at Ted Gibson Salon.

Monique at Beauty Girl Musings is head over heels for this new drugstore foundation!

It’s a Mother’s Day Giveaway! Enter to Win at Lipgloss Break!

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