Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Birchbox: October 2015 Review

Birchbox: October 2015 Power Pose Box Review

Hey, friends! It's been awhile. Since we last spoke, I started a new job and got a weird stomach bug. But enough about my life. I've missed you guys! Today I'll be squeezing in a review of my Birchbox this month just before October is up!

Birchbox: October 2015 Power Pose Box Review

Birchbox? What's that?

Birchbox is a monthly beauty and lifestyle subscription service. It sends 4-5 deluxe samples that are curated to your beauty profile. It is $10 a month, and has a wonderful rewards program, in which you can earn points for reviewing products and making purchases in the Birchbox Shop. You can then redeem those points for full-sized products! It's probably the best rewards program out there, in my opinion, which was one of the big draws in me signing up. They're always adding new products to the shop. In the past, they have sampled products from Amika, Juice Beauty, Shiseido, as well as pages of others! Some products are even exclusive to Birchbox, like Cynthia Rowley's new makeup line and the cult-favorite Beauty Protector brand. If you're interested in subscribing to Birchbox, I would love it if you used my referral link! Thank you!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Review: StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner

Review: StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner

Hi, friends! Wow, it's been awhile since I've done an in-depth skincare review, huh? Well, look no further! Today I'll be reviewing a product I've been testing out for the past couple of weeks: the new StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner. This is the first product from StriVectin that I've tried, but the brand seems to know what they're doing so I have high hopes. 

I received this product complimentary in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Fall Favorites [Tag]

Hi, friends! I'm here today to share with you my Fall Favorites! I was tagged to do this by the lovely Carolyn at The Diary of a Tall Girl. Check out her answers to the questions here, and let's get on with the show!

Monday, October 12, 2015

College Fashion Week 2015: New York Roundup

College Fashion Week: New York Roundup

Hi, friends! Today I wanted to talk to you about College Fashion Week (CFW). If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know I was invited as a VIP to the New York show this last weekend. I had a great time, checking out all of the booths, performances, and of course, the fashion. I wanted to give you a quick overview of what went down, because the CFW Tour isn't over yet! They're going to be in Washington D.C. next Saturday, and Atlanta, GA the weekend after next. So if you like what you see here, you can get your tickets before it's too late! Or, if you're based in Boston or NY, you can figure out if you'd want to go next year. 

But enough about that. Let's get to the good stuff~ 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Trend Report: Fall 2015 Wishlist

Hello, friends! We're going to be taking a break from the Greek Goddess Makeup Challenge today to talk fall trends. Beauty blogs and makeup magazines have us talking about red lips and bold brows, and I'm so into it right now. It was really hard to pare my list down to just these few, so grab your Pumpkin Spice Latte and your cozy sweater and let's talk makeup! 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sammi's Mani: Nails Inc. Gel Effect in Porchester Square

Sammi's Mani: Nails Inc. Gel Effect in Porchester Square

Hey, friends! It's been FOR-E-VER since I did a Nail of the Day post, but I painted my nails recently and really liked how they came out, so I thought I would share. Today's nail polish is one by Nails Inc. in the color "Porchester Square." 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

My Favorite Things: September 2015

My Favorite Things: September 2015 - Monthly Favorites on Sammi the Beauty Buff

It's been a few months since I did a monthly favorites post, so we have a lot to catch up on! In order to make this post not a mile long, I really had to ween down the best of the best. These are the products that I used all summer and will continue to love into the fall. If it's here, it means I enjoyed using it so much that I'd personally recommend all of my friends to get it, too.