Vincent Longo Makeup 30% Off at Sephora!

Monday, December 8th, 2008 | General, Makeup, Sales, Stores | Comments Off on Vincent Longo Makeup 30% Off at Sephora!

I remember back when Sephora started phasing out one of my favorite cosmetics brands, Becca.  Sephora placed Becca products on sale at a great discount until they all sold out and disappeared forever from Sephora shelves.

Now, Sephora is similarly phasing out the Vincent Longo makeup line, and Vincent Longo products are currently on sale for 30% off, both in-store and online at

Vincent Longo products range from innovative creme-to-powder products with patented technology (Water Canvas line) to gel-stain lip and cheek tints.  The line even includes some sparkly (Wet Diamond) eye shadows for evenings out.

Even at 30% off, Vincent Longo products may not be cheap by any standards, but some products are starting to sell out already.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

(By the way, if Sephora doesn’t have what you’re looking for, is offering 25% off orders over $75 until Dec. 24, 2008)

Happy Shopping! from Meilily

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Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Friends & Family 20% Off Sale Extended!

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 | General, Makeup, Sales, Skincare, Stores | Comments Off on Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Friends & Family 20% Off Sale Extended!

Good news!  The Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Friends & Family sale I posted about has just been extended for 1 more day!  (I know – Why extend it for just one day when you could extend it for a week?)

The Bobbi Brown Friends & Family code BFF08A is now good until midnight ET on December 4, 2008.

It’s good for 20% off any online order of Bobbi Brown products, with free shipping and free samples.

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More Friends & Family Sales: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics 20% Off with Free Shipping

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 | Free Stuff, Makeup, Sales, Skincare, Stores | 2 Comments

I am please to report that Ms. Bobbi Brown has relented, and she is following the trend among beauty retailers and having a (brief) first-ever Friends & Family sale at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics!

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Friends & Family Code: BFF08A

Discount20% off any order + free shipping + free samples

WhenDecember 2 & 3, 2008  [Extended to December 4]

This may be a good time to try one (or two) of the Bobbi Brown makeup palettes, such as the Limited Edition Mauve Palette or Lip & Eye Palette.

Happy Shopping from Meilily!

[Thanks to the ladies at for posting]

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Cyber Monday Beauty Discounts: Tarte Cosmetics

Monday, December 1st, 2008 | Free Stuff, Makeup, Sales, Stores | Comments Off on Cyber Monday Beauty Discounts: Tarte Cosmetics

Happy Cyber Monday!

There are a lot of one-day only sales going on today, including 50% off select beauty products on the Tarte Cosmetics website, with free shipping over $25, and a free gift with purchase (a Tarte Pandora’s Box set). Also, Tarte is offering free samples for December online orders.

Code: cybermonday  (expires 12.2.2008)

Meilily says: Save Beautifully!

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Limited Time Only: Invitation Codes to Member-Only Online Designer Sales with Bonus Credits!

Friday, November 28th, 2008 | General, Lingerie, Sales, Skincare, Stores | 1 Comment

The latest development in online shopping is member-only websites selling designer products at large discounts. These member-only shopping sites, such as and, notify their members of the online sales on a per-designer basis, but there’s a catch: each online sale only lasts for a limited time before “closing.”

These member-only sites work largely on the basis of generating urgency and feelings of exclusivity, and certain products sell out quite quickly. Unfortunately, sites such as often do not ship products until well after the end of the sales period, so shoppers may have to give up some shipping speed in exchange for prices that are usually 50-70% off retail.

Here are some limited time only invitation codes provided by InStyle Magazine: code: “instyle” (membership plus $20 off first purchase) until December 1, 2008.
Gilt Groupe invite: go to (membership plus $10 off first order) until November 31, 2008.

[While these offers have ended, you can still use this Gilt Groupe invitation link from Meilily to join Gilt and start shopping designer sales!)

So, in the name of research, I used these invitation codes from the November 2008 issue of InStyle magazine and signed up —› › Continue reading

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25% off Beauty, Skincare, and More at BeautyHabit!

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 | General | Comments Off on 25% off Beauty, Skincare, and More at BeautyHabit!

I am very excited about this latest discount code:  Use code BHCANDY for 25% off at This discount for Daily Candy readers goes until November 30, 2008.

BeautyHabit carries some harder-to-find brands like Paul & Joe [dying to try their products], Strange Invisible Perfumes, Komenuka Bijin, Tracie Martyn Skincare, and more. So, this is a good time to try these high-end brands, especially since beauty discount codes historically have only gone up to 20% off. Don’t forget to check the BeautyHabit site for their monthly specials too!

Paul & Joe Beaute is also available on BeautyHabit through ShopStyle –

[Thanks to Yummie Bitez for posting about the code and her Paul & Joe haul.]

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Teachers and Students Get 15% off J.Crew!

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 | General, Sales, Stores | 1 Comment

Know any fashionable teachers or students out there? Well, J.Crew is offering all teachers and college students a 15% discount off of any in-store purchase. This is a great ongoing, but little-known, discount for teachers (with a valid school ID) and students (with a valid student ID).

J.Crew currently does not seem to limit the use of the discount, except to purchases in-store with proper ID, so it is a great discount to combine with a J.Crew sale.

[I tried using the 15% student discount on top of a storewide 20% off sale, and it worked quite easily!]

Meilily says:  Save Beautifully!

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Special Sale at Bliss!

Sunday, November 16th, 2008 | Fragrance, Lingerie, Makeup, Sales, Skincare, Stores | 3 Comments

Meilily Sale Alert:  Bliss

Meilily Sale Alert: Bliss

Just wanted to let you know about a very special Bliss sale going on at

The Bliss Employee Sale is going on right now for a limited time, and there have been a bunch of really nice, high-end cosmetics, skincare, and general beauty products on sale at huge discounts (up to 70% off).  Products have been selling out rather quickly during this sale, but there have been great deals on products ranging from Laura Mercier and Sue Devitt makeup to MBT shoes and Wolford lingerie.  Recently, Bliss even added more products to their Employee Sale online.

This is a great time to buy high-end products you normally covet but cannot afford.  [Just remember, the Bliss return policy does not seem to allow returns on sale items.]

(Courtesy of the lovely ladies at

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Product Pick: L’Oreal Skin Genesis Serum Concentrate

Saturday, November 15th, 2008 | Product Picks, Sales, Skincare | 1 Comment

Product Pick:  LOreal Skin Genesis Serum Concentrate

Product Pick: LOreal Skin Genesis Serum Concentrate

If you want high quality skincare that contains the latest advanced ingredients at an affordable price, you may tire yourself out looking for such a thing.  Fortunately, I found L’Oreal’s Skin Genesis line of products, the Skin Genesis Serum Concentrate in particular.  I discovered that this particular drugstore skincare product can compete with skincare products that cost many times more.

Not to name names, but… after trying an expensive hyaluronic acid product by Cellex-C (ie. Cellex-C Hydra 5B Complex) that costs $73 for a 30 ml bottle, I felt that I got similar skin benefits after using L’Oreal’s Skin Genesis Serum Concentrate, which also contains hyaluronic acid.

Out of all the Skin Genesis products, the Serum Concentrate is the best!  Comparing the ingredient lists of all the Skin Genesis products, I always find myself much more attracted to the ingredients in the Serum Concentrate product than in any other.  It is my daily go-to product, and I like it enough to bother stuffing it into a jam-packed 1 quart plastic bag and taking it with me on the plane when I travel.  The twist-lock pump packaging is an extra bonus, as it really helps keep the product sanitary and makes it really easy to use.

L’Oreal Skin Genesis Serum Concentrate is truly one of my all-time favorite products, and it usually retails for about $19.99 in drugstores.  Keep reading to find out how you can consistently get this product for much less.  —› › Continue reading

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Product Pick: Crabtree & Evelyn Naturals Travel Essentials Set – Great Gift Idea!

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 | Photos, Product Picks, Skincare | 1 Comment

Meilily Product Pick:  Crabtree & Evelyn Naturals Travel Essentials

Meilily Product Pick: Crabtree & Evelyn Naturals Travel Essentials

If you’re looking for gift ideas, Crabtree & Evelyn’s Naturals line has some great gift sets, particularly the Crabtree & Evelyn Naturals Travel Essentials set in “Revitalising.”

—› › Continue reading

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Get Discounts for Recycling Empty Tarte Cosmetics Packaging!

Friday, November 7th, 2008 | General, Makeup, Sales, Stores | 3 Comments

Tarte Customer Recycling Incentive Discount

Meilily Deal Tip: Tarte Customer Recycling Incentive Discount

Recycling + Shopping Discounts = Good!

Tarte Cosmetics has begun offering their customers incentives to recycle their empty Tarte product packaging.  Tarte’s customer recycling incentive program offers various discounts off of future purchases when customers send back their empty bottles, tubes, or tins of Tarte products.

Currently the Tarte recycling incentive applies only to returns of packaging from certain products, but that is understandable as only certain material is recyclable.  Though the recycling discounts are currently limited to future purchases from Tarte of a similar product type, the discounts will definitely help motivate me to send in my tube of Tarte Smooth Operator SPF 20 Foundation once it is empty.  Since Smooth Operator is one of my favorite foundations (in Incognito), and since I already plan on repurchasing more of it, the Tarte recycling discount is like the cherry on the cupcake.  I just have to remember to do it!

How the Tarte Recycling Incentive Program Works: —› › Continue reading

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Election Day 2008! Get Beautiful and Vote!

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 | General | 1 Comment

Election Day 2008!  Put on that lipstick and vote beautifully!

Election Day 2008! Put on that lipstick and vote beautifully!

Paint your lips, paint your toes, paint your fingernails, and go vote!

Don’t forget!  Today is the day to cast your vote in one of our most important presidential elections ever! Exciting!

With my toes painted in OPI’s You Don’t Know Jacques grey nail polish, I went and voted early, last week.  While submitting my vote wasn’t going to enter me in a raffle to win some gigantic beauty basket overflowing with my favorite things from Sephora, it still felt good waiting my turn and casting my ballot.

Meilily says:  Vote beautifully!

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