Monday, November 30, 2015

My Favorite Things: November 2015

My Favorite Things: November 2015 Monthly Beauty Favorites

Hi, friends! Did you have a nice Thanksgiving? I certainly did! I mean, I can't have anything against a holiday that makes it socially acceptable to stuff your face (or, if you're Italian like me, you do that on every holiday). Today I'd like to share with you a few of my favorite beauty products I've discovered or rediscovered in the past two months. I didn't have much to talk about favorites-wise last month, so now it's back with twice as many products worth mentioning!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Black Friday Picks 2015

Hello, friends! With Black Friday almost upon us again, I figured it was time for a little pre-sale window shopping (digitally, of course--who has time for the real thing nowadays?). If all of the deals seem overwhelming and you need a few beauty recommendations, let my wishlist be your guide! Whether you're looking to get some Christmas shopping done early, or just want to treat yourself, look no further. These are my top product picks for this year's Black Friday sales.

Sephora is bringing back their $10 Deals for this year's Black Friday both in store and on their website. If you want one of these, you're going to have to be quick on your feet! At $10 a pop, it's easy to get carried away, so the best advice I can give is to really think before you buy. They all look good, but there's a few in particular that look really good to me. Their stores won't be open on Thanksgiving (yay!), but the deals will be starting early on the 27th.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Birchbox: November 2015 Review

Here is my unboxing and review of my November 2015 Birchbox -- curated by Tati Westbrook of GlamLifeGuru.

Hello, friends! It's time for my monthly Birchbox unboxing! My box came surprisingly early this month--I received it on the 9th, and it usually ships on the 10th! Talk about prompt!

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. Right now you can get 50 points just for signing up with the code SUBSCRIBENOW50. If you're interested in subscribing to Birchbox, I would love it if you used my referral link! Thank you!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Treats Subscription Box: Review

Treats Japan Premium Pack Subscription Box Review

Hi, friends! Today I have something a little different for you today: a food subscription box! I've subscribed to monthly food services before, but I chose not to share them on this blog since they weren't beauty related. But I've been wanting to broaden my horizons for awhile now, so I figured that this would be a good start. And besides--a beauty buff's gotta eat! 

Treats Japan Premium Pack Subscription Box Review

Treats? What's that?

Treats is a monthly food subscription service for snacks around the world. They give out finger foods like chips, cookies, candy from a different country every month. You can either subscribe to the Standard Pack, which is $13 a month for 4-5 snacks, or the Premium Pack, which is $25 a month for 8-10 snacks. If you're interested in subscribing to Treats, you can use the code SAMMI for 15% off your first box!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Review: Jamberry Nail Wraps

Review: Jamberry Nail Wraps

Hi, friends! Today I'm going to be giving you the low-down on my Jamberry Nail Wrap experience. I talked about Jamberry nail wraps briefly in my Nicole By OPI Blue Lace NOTD (Nail of the Day), but this was my first time trying a full manicure by them. They've been getting a lot of buzz over the past year or two, which is saying something since they've only been around for four years! But enough about that, let's get into it~

Review: Jamberry Nail Wraps