Sam’s Christmas Wishlist 2016

With Christmas round the corner I thought I’d put my Christmas 2016 wishlist together. I’ve never done one before but have often got stuck when people ask me what I’d like – so this is just an aid to give you an idea if someone asks you!

Makeup and Skincare wishlist:

Filmstar Bronze and Glow -Medium to Dark – Charlotte Tilbury £49

I’d absolutely love to get this for Christmas – I love Charlotte tilbury makeup and I love a contour and a beautiful peach blush. The compact is just beautiful in Charlotte’s trademark rose gold packaging. Ooooh la la – you’d see my cheekbones from space with this palette!


Rest & Recharge Gift Set £35 Origins

I’m a faithful origins customer. I’ve been using the plantscription range for the past 2 years and I’m converted. Now that I’ve tried and tested this range, I’d like to try other creams from Origins. The Christmas gift sets are the best value for money and last year I may have picked up 4 gift sets which lasted me the entire year. So this time around I’d really like to try this set:

origins rest and recharge set sam loves

Merry and Bright Chritmas Cracker – Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel SpaceNK £18.50

This is a much hyped and beauty blogger fave so I’d really like to try this out and see what all the fuss is about. Plus, how cute is the cracker packaging?!

Renaissance Cleansing Gel christmas cracker sam loves


Elf Studio Bronzer £4.56 Amazon

I’ve been wanting to try the American brand Elf for ages and I really like the look of this bronzing palette as the brown shades look quite ashy and light. This is ideal for me as I tend to be heavy handed with my makeup so I’d be interested to try this out. I see this as a soft sculpting palette that’s easy on the wallet.

elf bronzing palette sam loves


elf bronzing palette sam loves




Clothes glorious clothes:

Mango Pussy Bow Blouse £35.99 ASOS

I need this – my love of tie neck blouses knows no bounds. Granted it’s a bit Austin Powers, but I’m sure I can pull it off!

asos pussy bow tie neck blouse sam loves


asos pussy bow tie neck blouse sam loves


Mango Lace Shirt £29.99 ASOS

This is equally gorgeous – a lovely blend of black lace and tie neck. Tres sexy!



Joanie Printed Roll Sleeve Shirt £18.00 Boohoo

I love this – the red and floral pattern means that you can either dress this up with a skirt or down with jeans. It’s lovely.

joanie roll up sleeve shirt boohoo sam loves

joanie shirt boohoo sam loves


Sculpting Legging Set £25 Marks and Spencer

So if you watch my weekend vlogs and follow me on instagram you’ll know that I recently joined a gym and have been going to a few mid week classes. Unfortunately I don’t think that my primark ‘camel toe’ gym leggings are quite going to cut it as they have been slipping down my waist the more energetic (and toned – I wish!) the exercises become. So, I could really do with some new gym leggings – these are great as they are quick dry.



Long Crossover Coat £119 Zara

I don’t own a smart black coat so when I was in Zara and tried this on in a Medium I instantly wanted to buy it. I love the gold buttons – I think this makes the coat look more expensive and I love the double breasted design. Very chic and looks great with skinny jeans and boots. I’d love this for Christmas.

zara long crossover coat with gold buttons

zara long crossover coat with gold buttons


Kimberly Purse in Rose Gold £15 Dune via ASOS

I’ve been looking for a small wallet since my last one fell apart. I really like the compartments in this purse, plus it’s rose gold – what’s not to like. I also like small sized wallets as I tend to carry smaller bags at the weekend. This is so pretty!

kimberly dune purse sam loves

kimberly dune purse sam lvoes

kimberley purse sam loves dune


Food for the mind:

Letters to My Fanny £5.59 Amazon
I used to watched Cherry Healey when she presented thought provoking and often controversial lifestyle documentaries on the BBC. She is smart, quirky and intelligent. For me, she’s a strong woman and I like her.  If the title is anything to go by, her book is going to be a real hoot and I really want to read this.

letters to my fanny sam loves christmas wish list gift ideas


Lisa Eldridge Face Paint: The Story of Makeup £12.91 Amazon

I love Lisa Eldrige’s style, the way she applies makeup and her general love of makeup as an art and creative form. I’ve wanted this book for absolute ages – I imagine that it’s a page turning book filled with informative historical narrative and beautiful imagery which documents the makeup of previous decades and ages. The beauty geek in me would love this.

face paint sam loves lisa eldridge gift wishlist


The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*&k: How to stop spending time you don’t have doing things you don’t want to do with people you don’t like £9.09 Amazon

Do I really need to say anymore?

life changing magic of not giving a fuck sam loves


#GirlBoss £6.99 Amazon 

I like the title and vibes of this book. It always bugs me when women are described as ‘bossy’ when in fact they just get things done. I think the writer is extremely successful and I too want to be a girl boss and be proud of it.



Techy Present Ideas

San Disk Ultra 64gb Class 10 up to 80Mbps £18.09 Amazon

Now that I’m uploading regularly and doing weekend vlogs, you can never have enough memory cards. You won’t believe that I only have 1 memory card and it’s 32G. I desperately need another to make my vlogging life just a little bit easier.

64GB is perfect as it will fit up to 320 mins of HD Video.

The higher the Mbps the faster it will write to your pc so it will be quicker to download the video footage onto your computer.



Instant Polaroid Camera -Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Intant Camera £64.95 Amazon

I’ve been wanting a polaroid camera in ages and I know that the refill film can be pricey, but I still want it. I’d use it when friends and family visit and pop the photos on our fridge to create a memory wall. I don’t really print out my photos anymore – they are all stored on my laptop and I really miss the feel and look of actual prints. It’s nice to have a physical photo opposed to something on my laptop.















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What’s in my Bag? ‘YSL’ Black croc with silver chain

One of my very lovely viewers spotted that I had recently acquired a new bag and requested that I filmed a video about my new YSL Black croc silver chain bag. First of all, how beautiful is the bag? It’s totally me and I’ve been wearing it non stop. I love the black croc and silver hardware and the bag itself is really well made. As I explain in my video, I picked it up in a London Market stall – it’s not an exact replica but it’s pretty close. I hope you enjoy taking a peek at what goodies I like to cram in my bag.

 sam loves ysl black croc silver chain bag




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New in – Office Lucky Charm Studded Boots in Black Leather and Gold Hardwear Review

I’ve been lusting over the Chloe Savannah boots for a couple of years and I’ve finally found an affordable dupe from Office. Their Lucky Charm Studded Boots are SO edgy, biker and well, totally me. I must say that the photos on the website weren’t all that helpful as the studs appeared really cheap and in your face but I’m so glad I ordered these, as in real life they are less ‘obvious’.

They come in gold or silver hard wear and leather and nubuck finishes.

If you’re on the market for some new boots for winter then check these bad boys out. OOOh I should say that they are SO comfortable and the heel height is perfect for someone who does a lot of walking around the city. I find the soles thick and well made- this is a boot that’s going to last for ages.


office lucky charm stud boots dupe similar chloe savannah boot


office stud boots black chloe savannah sam loves


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New In!


I’ve been a bit busy and have bought some new shoes and clothes recently. I love filming try on hauls and hope you enjoying the pieces I have picked up. My faves are my office boots and red top from H&M. I’ve also decided to film up in my bedroom as it’s a little more cosy and personal – I hope you like the new background and be sure to check back for more videos.


Sam x


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What I’m loving right now

I love buying based on friends and youtube recommendations so I thought I’d share all the things that I have been loving with you. These are items that I couldn’t live without and that are staples for me. Let me know what things you’re loving at the moment – share the love!

I’ve got a few makeup posts in the pipeline so keep checking back in on x


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Wedding Lookbook – Dresses under £100

I recently got married and thought it would be fun to make a wedding themed video starting with affordable wedding dresses under £100. You don’t need to spend a fortune to look good and this video is for brides on a budget looking for alternative wedding dresses available online or on the high street. I hope you find it useful and huge congratulations if you’ve just got engaged or are planning your wedding! This is such an exciting time for you!

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Best of the Sales

best of the sales sam loves

I have been feasting my eyes on so many bargains – here’s my quick roundup of the Best of the Sales. What have you / are you planning to splash out on?

Paperdolls Bodycon Dress with Contrast Panelling £54 now £34. This is a stunning and sexy dress and will be perfect for that glitzy night out – did someone say NYE? Available from Asos

best of the sales


Dune Torz Tan Boots. £159 now £79. I love the gold zip running up the back of the boot and the fact that they are leather means they will last a good few years. Love that I can wear them over the knee or fold the top over and have them on the knee. I have just bought these classic boots from Dune!



Yves Saint Laurent Radiant Makeup Christmas Gift Set £49.50 now £33 – For the beauty lovers out there- check out this gorgeous set from YSL . I can’t take my eyes off the black and gold makeup bag! I need to repurchase the YSL Le Touche Eclat and have been wanting to try the Youth Liberator Serum for ages so this is the perfect opportunity! Available from Debenhams 



Sophie Hulme Envelope Mini Leather Shoulder Bag £295 now £206.50. I’m imagining this will look fab for summer 2015 – for holidays and especially with those light summer dresses. Bag it from net-a-porter

SOPHIE HULME Envelope mini leather shoulder bag




Origins Mini Superstars Gift Set £35 now £23.45 It’s always tricky recommending skincare products but I must confess that I have been seriously impressed with the Origins moisturisers –  thick, creamy and intensely hydrating so now’s the perfect time to pick up their all star line up and try them out. Available from John Lewis.

best of the sales



Lucinda Feather Trim Shift Dress £35 to £25. Love this – both glam and classy. The feather trim will make you stand out from the rest. Available in Cream and Black from Boohoo

best of the sales boohoo lucinda feather trim dress


Zara Soft Blazer with Zips £69.99 now £49.99. I have no words except I LOVE THIS and it will go with EVERYTHING in my wardrobe. Available from Zara

zara soft blazer with zips

zara soft blazer with zips



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Primark Haul and 1 Year Anniversary Giveaway!

SAM LOVESOh yes, now is a very good time to go and visit Primark. They have got some really nice unique pieces and I came away with a bag full of goodies. I’m also having a giveaway on my channel to celebrate Sam Loves YouTube channel turning 1 years old. (Woohooo!)

My first ever YouTube video was  a Primark Haul  and to celebrate this anniversary I picked up a few extra things to giveaway in my latest Primark Haul. Check it out!


In order to enter this giveaway:

1. SUBSCRIBE to this channel
2. Like Sam Loves on Facebook
3. Comment below telling me your favourite cartoon character when you were younger

– You can enter to win one set of Bambi Makeup bags
– Giveaway Closes Friday 31st October, Midnight GMT
– Winners will be chosen at random.
-Winners will be announced on and the Facebook page on Saturday 1st November

GOOD LUCK! xxxxx

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Sale Success!

Sam Loves

Sam Loves

Sale shopping really is one of my favourite things to do and I get a real buzz knowing that I’m getting a bargain! I bought lots of really nice pieces for my wardrobe and hope you enjoy my sale haul!

As always, thanks for watching! xx p.s yes, I like eating rice krispies when it gets hot at night lol x


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