Free True Love Cheekstain from Tarte Cosmetics!

Friday, January 30th, 2009 | Free Stuff, Makeup | Comments Off on Free True Love Cheekstain from Tarte Cosmetics!

Meilily Free Gift with Purchase Alert!

In time for Valentine’s Day, Tarte Cosmetics is giving out a Free Cheekstain in True Love with each online purchase from TarteCosmetics.com.  See Tarte offer details for limitations.
Code:  LOVE09
Expires:  February 17, 2009

*Don’t forget about the Tarte recycling program – Send in your empty Tarte packaging and get Tarte discounts!

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Valentine’s Gift Ideas: Wear Your Heart on Your…Ears

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 | Product Picks, Sales | Comments Off on Valentine’s Gift Ideas: Wear Your Heart on Your…Ears

Meilily Product Pick:  Erica Anenberg Heart Earrings

Meilily Product Pick: Erica Anenberg Heart Earrings

Meilily Product Picks for Valentine’s Day

Now, Valentine’s Day is not a “holiday” that I celebrate, and I usually find that red and pink hearts just don’t do it for me.  So, as a reminder that beautiful things can still have a heart shape, I proclaim these heart-shaped earrings by Erica Anenberg to be acceptable – beautiful in a simple and clean way.

(left to right: Small Heart Hook Earrings by Erica Anenberg, 14k gold plated, *regular price $92; Big Heart Hook Earrings by Erica Anenberg, 14k gold plated, *regular price $104)

**These Erica Anenberg earrings are currently on sale for 50% off at HauteLook.com, a by-invitation shopping site.  These Erica Anenberg products are only on sale at HauteLook for the next 31 hours or so (~until the evening of January 29, 2009), and items sometimes sell out.  (If you are not currently a HauteLook member, feel free to contact me asap so that I can send you a HauteLook membership invitation so you can shop special sales!!  I’m at gmail for this:  meilily.meilily is the name!)

Meilily says:  Happy Valentine’s Shopping!

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30% off Envirosax Reusable Shopping Bags at Greenloop!

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 | Product Picks, Sales, Stores | Comments Off on 30% off Envirosax Reusable Shopping Bags at Greenloop!

Meilily Sale Alert and Product Pick!

Meilily Loves Envirosax Reusable Shopping Bags

Meilily Loves Envirosax Reusable Shopping Bags

Greenloop, a “green” online shop, is currently having a fantastic 30% off sale on Envirosax bags, the best reusable shopping bags ever!  If I were to make a list of products that have actually made my life way easier, I would put Envirosax Reusable Shopping Bags on the list.

What:  Greenloop 30% Off Envirosax Sale + Free Shipping Offer
Greenloop Free Shipping Code:  BYOB09
When:  Until February 2, 2009

Envirosax reusable bags are roomy, durable, attractive, and also very easy to store.  I can attest to stuffing these full of heavy groceries without any problem.  The Envirosax bags are made of lightweight polyester, printed using a non-fading process, and are supposed to be waterproof.  Another thing that sets the Envirosax shopping bags apart from other bags is their self-closing feature (you can’t see it in product photos)- Just roll up a bag and the snap closure loops attached to the bottom wrap easily around the bag for compact storage.   —› › Continue reading

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Great Nail Polish Swatches and Free Nail Polish!

Monday, January 26th, 2009 | Free Stuff, Nail Polish, Photos | Comments Off on Great Nail Polish Swatches and Free Nail Polish!

Recently, Meilily has become addicted to some really useful nail polish swatch sites with photos showing what various nail colors look like in real life.  Both sites have nice close-up photos and detailed product comparisons.  Checking out these swatch sites is an easy way to try before you buy!
Scrangie
The Polish Addict

Currently both sites feature the same special deal for a free bottle of Misa nail polish (through Misa Cosmetics) until the end of January.  (See the Scrangie free polish post and Polish Addict post for details.)

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Meilily Product Pick: Cruelty-free Kabuki Brush by Stript

Saturday, January 24th, 2009 | Photos, Product Picks, Tools and Brushes | 2 Comments

Meilily Product Pick:  Stript Kabuki Brush

Meilily Product Pick: Stript Kabuki Brush

Meilily has found the most amazing makeup brush ever, and you’re gonna love it!

The Kabuki Brush #181 by Stript Makeup is hands down  the best kabuki brush ever!  Not only is this brush super soft and extremely dense, but it is also made of vegan synthetic bristles that are cruelty-free.  You can’t beat a makeup brush that works well and is also cruelty-free!
The taklon bristles on the Stript Kabuki Brush are even crimped, unlike most synthetic bristles out there, and apparently crimped synthetic bristles are more similar to natural hairs and can hold makeup better than straight synthetic bristles.  When I heard that the Stript Kabuki Brush was crimped, I was sold!

The Stript Kabuki Brush retails for $38, and is well worth it.  Kabuki brushes can be used to apply mineral makeup, blush, and more.  To find out more about Stript Makeup and to find beauty stores where Stript products are sold, check out their website, StriptMakeup.com. The Stript Kabuki Brush is currently available on Amazon through Beauty Collection, where I got mine.

Meilily says:  Love the Stript Kabuki Brush!

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Sale Alert & Hot Happenings: Old Navy “Goga” Sale & Event + Win Yoga Pants, a Wii, or $10,000

Friday, January 23rd, 2009 | Contests, Hot Happenings, Sales, Stores | Comments Off on Sale Alert & Hot Happenings: Old Navy “Goga” Sale & Event + Win Yoga Pants, a Wii, or $10,000

Meilily Sale Alert:  Old Navy Goga Sale

Meilily Sale Alert: Old Navy Goga Sale

Meilily Sale Alert!

So I got this flyer from Old Navy that says they’re having a special in-store “Goga-Go” event from January 24-25.  You can get Old Navy women’s yoga pants on sale for $15 (until January 29), but, better yet, you can even get cute metal water bottles on sale for just $5 on January 24!  This Old Navy event seems to be related to the Ellen Degeneres Show… (read on below)

Hot Happening:  Old Navy In-Store “Goga-Go-Motion” Yoga Sale & Contest Event

When:  January 24-25, 2009 (*Note:  metal water bottles are only on sale January 24)

Keep reading to find out how to win a Wii or $10,000!

As part of the Old Navy “Goga-Go-Motion” event, there will be a random “game” happening at Old Navy stores, courtesy of the Ellen Degeneres Show—› › Continue reading

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Cosmetics Settlement Distribution Has Begun: Get Your Free Product!

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 | Beauty and the Law, Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Makeup, Skincare | 2 Comments

How Meilily got a free cosmetics product courtesy of In re Cosmetics Cases

Now that the In re Cosmetics Cases settlement distribution date is upon us, here is what it was like getting a free settlement product this morning…

I stopped by my local Nordstrom when it opened today at 10 am to pick up the free product owed to me under the cosmetics settlement (ok, maybe”owed” is not the right word). What can I say, I was very excited to see how the settlement products would actually be distributed, and I wanted to be there early!

When I arrived, Nordstrom already had tables set up at the mall entrance near the cosmetics department, and a small line had already started forming along a roped path.  If I didn’t know better I would have thought there was a fancy special event happening there.  (Luckily the line seemed to die down quickly after the initial 10 am crowd.) —› › Continue reading

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Maneater Threads: Store Closing Sale in San Francisco

Friday, January 16th, 2009 | Hot Happenings, Product Picks, Sales, Stores, Wishlist | Comments Off on Maneater Threads: Store Closing Sale in San Francisco

Meilily Wish-picks:  Maneater Threads

Meilily Wish-picks: Maneater Threads

With the economy as it is, San Francisco-based online store, Maneater Threads, is closing up shop this month.  The store has featured clothing from Project Runway designers and other up-and-comers. So far, two sales are planned for January at the Maneater Threads SF office.

Meilily recommends checking out Maneater Threads for the jackets by Mike and Chris, tops from Nu Collective, flower of the month necklaces by Kimberly Faith, and the one-shoulder dress by Les Prairies de Paris (shown left to right).

What:  Maneater Threads Closing Sale(s)
Where: Maneater Threads Office, 101 Townsend St., Suite 302, San Francisco, CA 94107
When:  January 16, 2009, 4-6:30pm; January 23, 4-6:30pm.
Discounts: 40% off purchases of $100 or more; or 50% off $150 or more.
RSVP:  customerservice@maneaterthreads.com;  415-77-1488 —› › Continue reading

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Meilily Product Pick: Nantaka Joy Nature-Inspired Notebooks and File Folders

Thursday, January 15th, 2009 | Photos, Product Picks, Stores | Comments Off on Meilily Product Pick: Nantaka Joy Nature-Inspired Notebooks and File Folders

Love the clean design and nature-inspired beauty of these notebooks and limited edition file folders from the Nantaka Joy “Nature Story” Collection of paper goods available at www.nantakajoy.com

Meilily Product Pick:  Nantaka Joy Nature-Inspired Notebooks and Folders

Meilily Product Pick: Nantaka Joy Nature-Inspired Notebooks and Folders

Nature Exploration Agate Notebook (left and center), 4.5″ x 6.5″, 72 pg, recycled and acid-free cover stock, $13.50.  These notebooks have even appeared in Lucky Magazine!

Woodcut Floral File Folders (right), set of 8, Limited Edition, recycled stock, $20.

Also, check out the Oh Joy! blog by the designer of Nantaka Joy products – It’s beautiful.

Meilily loves!

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Meilily Sale Alert: Banana Republic 20% Off Winter Discount

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 | General, Sales, Skincare, Stores | 1 Comment

Meilily Sale Alert:  Banana Republic Winter Discount 20% Off

Meilily Sale Alert: Banana Republic Winter Discount 20% Off

Meilily Sale Alert!  Banana Republic stores are offering 20% off purchases of $100 or more during their in-store Winter Sale.  You can combine this discount with other in-store discounts, including an extra 20% off already-reduced items, for really great deals!  Currently the selection is still pretty decent, including lace camisoles, men’s dress pants and shirts, and even coats.

What:  Banana Republic In-Store 20% off $100 or more (cashiers have coupons).

When:  January 12 -22, 2009

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Elephant Pharm Body Care & Cosmetics Sale: Product Photos

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 | Fragrance, Photos, Stores | Comments Off on Elephant Pharm Body Care & Cosmetics Sale: Product Photos

Here are some items I found on sale for at least 25% off during the current Body Care & Cosmetics Sale at Elephant Pharm, my new favorite drugstore:

Meilily Elephant Pharm Sale Haul

Meilily Elephant Pharm Sale Haul

(Clockwise from top-left:  Terranova Perfume Essence 8 ml Roll-on in Shea Blossom; Pre de Provence Cucumber Soap; River Soap Company 5 oz. Soap Sampler in Sandalwood, Rose Geranium, Lavender, Citrus, and Woodland; Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap in Citrus Orange; Aura Cacia Sweet Orange Essential Oil 15 ml.)

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Elephant Pharm Drugstore Sale: 25% Off Herbs, Body Care & Cosmetics, and More!

Monday, January 12th, 2009 | Fragrance, Makeup, Sales, Skincare, Stores | 2 Comments

Meilily Sale Alert: Elephant Pharm Sale

Meilily Sale Alert: Elephant Pharm Sale

What: Elephant Pharm Drugstore Sale
Discounts: 25% off Body Care & Cosmetics (35% off select brands), 25% off Bulk Herbs, 20% off Kleen Kanteen Water Bottles, 20% off Gaiam Fitness Gear, and more!
When: January 8-28, 2009

While recently exploring Berkeley, CA, I came upon this amazingly good drugstore, Elephant Pharm (kind of like a cross between Whole Foods and Walgreens), and —› › Continue reading

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