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IMATS Haul: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever, Cruelty-Free Brushes & More!

Thursday, June 25th, 2009 | Makeup, Photos, Tools and Brushes | 1 Comment

Meilily IMATS Haularama!
Just wanted to share my haul from IMATS 2009, the International Makeup Artists Trade Show held in Los Angeles. I was there on Day 2 and picked up a satisfying budget-friendly haul. It’s a small haul by any means, but, I didn’t want to go overboard, given the economy right now! You should be proud!

Meilily: IMATS Makeup Haul

Meilily: IMATS Makeup Haul

Make Up For Ever (MUFE) offered 40% off at the show, and most exhibitors offered at least 20-30% off! So here’s what I picked up:

  • MUFE Diamond Cream in shade 4 Flesh
  • MUFE Empty 3 Pan Palette
  • MUFE Diamond Eye Shadow in 308 Diamond Night Blue
  • MUFE Eye Shadow in 167 True Blue
  • MUFE Eye Shadow in 144 Periwinkle Blue
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Loose Colour in Glisten (“pale peach/coral shimmer”)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Loose Colour in Burning(“bright coral with subtle violet shimmer”)
  • Mehron Cheek Cream in Bronze (~50% off!)
  • Royal & Langnickel Tri-color Nylon Kabuki Brush – Small Dome (50% off!)
  • Royal & Langnickel Tri-color Nylon Kabuki Brush -Medium Angle (60% off!)

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Product Pick Recap: Gifts for Valentine’s Day and Beyond

Friday, February 13th, 2009 | Photos, Product Picks, Shoes, Skincare, Tools and Brushes | Comments Off on Product Pick Recap: Gifts for Valentine’s Day and Beyond

Meilily Recaps the Latest Product Picks and Gift Ideas!

Meilily Product Pick Recap:  Gift Idea Collage

Meilily Product Pick Recap: Gift Idea Collage

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and if your significant other expects a gift but you haven’t gotten anything yet, you may be in trouble, especially if flowers from Safeway just won’t cut it.

In case you’re still looking for a gift that says “It took me forever, but I got you something really cool,” check out the links below to some of Meilily’s past Product Picks and Gift Ideas that are sure to please.  Products shown clockwise from top-left:

Melissa & Vivienne Westwood – Lady Dragon Slingback Heels
Crabtree & Evelyn – Naturals Revitalizing Travel Essentials Set
L’Occitane – Men’s Cade Shaving Soap & Bowl Set
Stript Makeup – Cruelty-free Vegan Kabuki Brush

Happy Valentine’s Day! from Meilily

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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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