Skincare

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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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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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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Anti-aging Cream in the News Again: Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense – Scientifically Tested, Proven to Increase Demand

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 | Beauty and Science, Photos, Skincare | 10 Comments

Beauty & Science News! from Meilily

Scientifically tested, and proven to…  increase demand?

Boots No 7 skincare is in the news again!   New research apparently confirms the efficacy of yet another Boots No 7 anti-aging product, and reminds us of what happened the last time Boots skincare was in the news…

Boots is the UK beauty product manufacturer that fueled the desire of women everywhere two years ago when their extremely popular Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Beauty Serum (a.k.a Restore & Renew in the US) was shown to increase the youthful appearance of skin. [Remember how that very same Boots anti-aging serum sold out everywhere immediately following a BBC television show announcing its positive anti-aging results?]

This time it won’t be Boots’ Protect & Perfect serum flying off the shelves. Instead, the mass-market product at the center of the latest scientific study is the Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum.

Results from a new year-long scientific double-blind study funded by Boots and published online today in the British Journal of Dermatology showed the anti-aging efficacy of the Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum, demonstrating “for the first time, that a commercially available over-the-counter ‘anti-ageing’ product improves the appearance of facial wrinkles when used in the long term.”

The same research team has apparently found that both the original Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Beauty Serum and the Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum can stimulate production of a protein that promotes skin elasticity called fibrillin-1. The latest study links the improvement of facial wrinkles in photo-aged skin to the serum’s ability to restore this fibrillin-1 protein, but does not specifically breakdown the particular contribution of key ingredients to this effect.

Meilily’s Thoughts on the Study Results and  Product Comparisons

Meilily posits that the new scientific results may be part of an extremely smart marketing strategy for Boots…  › Continue reading

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Beauty Tips: How to Look as Fantastic as Cindy Crawford at 43 in the Latest Allure Photo Spread!

Monday, March 30th, 2009 | Beauty Tips, Skincare | 8 Comments

The April 2009 issue of Allure Magazine includes a surprise spread featuring none other than legendary supermodel Cindy Crawford looking fantastic and fit.  Not only does 40+ Cindy Crawford look youthful in the Allure photos, but she also looks healthy, in a supermodel-esque way.

Healthy Beauty: Cindy Crawford in Allure April 2009

Healthy Beauty: Cindy Crawford in Allure April 2009

This latest photo spread in Allure Magazine is an excellent example of how healthy beauty is currently “in.” It looks like the days of fast food replacing home-cooked meals or of the waif-ish stick silouette replacing the hourglass figure may truly be gone. We could even start finding ourselves looking for new icons of beauty – beauty in health and beauty in strength.  The striking Allure photograph of Cindy Crawford ripping apart a loaf of bread wearing a bikini definitely illustrates such iconic beauty in health and in strength, featuring toned muscles, glowing smooth skin, and… rustic organic whole grain bread.

How to achieve such a youthful, healthy look?

Meilily’s Tips for Looking Healthy, Strong, and Beautiful:

Meilily Tip 1. Keep your body well-rested – Who’s going to care that your friends stayed up all night partying 2 days in a row (while you stayed in and got your beauty sleep) when you show up at the next event looking amazing? Meilily thinks sleeping in is the best beauty treatment ever!

Meilily Tip 2. Take a chill pill and give your head a break – Why stress out over little things that don’t matter? Research has shown that the body responds better to allergens when it has less stress and more rest. Plus, red, itchy skin is never attractive! › Continue reading

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Bliss Giveaway: Free Coffee & Free Best of Skintentions Sample in Select Cities!

Monday, March 16th, 2009 | Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Skincare | Comments Off on Bliss Giveaway: Free Coffee & Free Best of Skintentions Sample in Select Cities!

Bliss World, LLC

The beauty gurus at Bliss have done it again! To celebrate those daily essentials – coffee and sun protection – Bliss will be giving away a free cup of coffee and a free Bliss sample of Best of Skintentions on March 18, 2009 at a limited number of coffee shops throughout the US.

Event: Bliss Free Coffee & Free Sample Giveaway
When: March 18, 2009
Where: Select local coffee shops in four US cities (Sweet Joanna’s in San Francisco, Bistro 320 in New York, Caffe Baci in Chicago, and Elysse Cafe in Los Angeles)
For more details and giveaway locations check out the Free Coffee flyer from Bliss.

I actually found out about this special Bliss giveaway event pretty randomly; I was sitting in my local coffee shop › Continue reading

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Great Lancome Gift a La Carte at Bloomingdale’s: Choose Your 7 Beauty Products and Cosmetics Bag

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 | Free Stuff, Hot Happenings, Makeup, Skincare, Stores | Comments Off on Great Lancome Gift a La Carte at Bloomingdale’s: Choose Your 7 Beauty Products and Cosmetics Bag

Meilily:  Bloomingdales Lancome Gift a La Carte

Meilily: Bloomingdales Lancome Gift a La Carte

Right now at Bloomingdale’s you can get a really nice Lancome a La Carte gift with $35 purchase that you can customize by choosing 7 Lancome beauty items (out of 11 choices) and selecting either a white or black cosmetics bag.  This Bloomingdale’s Lancome gift with purchase might even be better than the amazing Nordstrom Estee Lauder gift with purchase from last year.

How to get the Bloomingdale’s Lancome a La Carte Gift

Just go to Bloomingdales.com and add $35 worth of Lancome products to your cart, and the Lancome a La Carte gift options will automatically appear in the cart details page.  From there, you will see 8 individual gift items in your cart, with a drop-down menu for you to choose your items.

Keep reading for a list of the Lancome gift with purchase products and more details… › Continue reading

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Free Full Size Bliss “Love Handler” Firming Gel and Free Shipping at Bliss!

Thursday, February 26th, 2009 | Free Stuff, Makeup, Sales, Skincare, Stores | Comments Off on Free Full Size Bliss “Love Handler” Firming Gel and Free Shipping at Bliss!

Meilily Deal Alert! Through the month of February Blissworld.com is giving away a free full-size Bliss The Love Handler firming gel with any purchase (no code needed).  This full-size Bliss gift with purchase has a $36 value and is caffeinated to target and tone “love handles.”  It’s a pretty nice freebie!

Also in February, use code 019908 to get 15% off all Bliss and Laboratory Remede products at Blissworld.comFree shipping and tote with your order of $50 or more at Bliss!

Remember the Bliss Employee Sale I mentioned?  Well, there are still sale items on the Bliss site that are steeply discounted, including cosmetics from Sue Devitt and Napoleon Perdis.  Search Blissworld.com for the word “sale” and find some fantastic deals!

Happy Shopping & Happy Saving! from Meilily

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Check out the new Special Offers & Deals section on Meilily.com

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 | General, Sales, Stores | Comments Off on Check out the new Special Offers & Deals section on Meilily.com

Meilily is pleased to announce that we have just partnered with some great sites to bring you tons more great deals and special offers. This should help us find you more of the best and the brightest new products too. Check out the new MeililySpecial Offers & Deals” section on our site for the latest deals from Origins.com, DHC USAicon, Benefit Cosmeticsicon, The Body Shop, Blissworld.com, Bare Necessities lingerie, and more! Very exciting!

Meilily says: Save Beautifully!

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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 BeautyHabit.com discount code:  Use code BHCANDY for 25% off at BeautyHabit.com. 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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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 blissworld.com:

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 Emakemeup.com)

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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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