Just call me Polar Bear – get ready with me

In this week’s episode of the weekend vlog, I introduce you to the real Sam aka Polar Bear. This weekend was so busy with birthday parties on Saturday and Sunday. I hope you liked the intro – I tried to make it a little bit arty at the beginning and am quite pleased with it. It kinda turned into a get ready with me …



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Weekend Vlog – Let’s try this!

Good afternoon!

So I’ve made my first attempt at vlogging my weekend – thought it might be fun to share what I get up to during the weekends so you can see a more day in the life of, in addition to the more formal hauls and beauty videos. I really hope you like this – it was so much fun taking you around with me and also documenting what we get up to in the vlog journal that is YouTube. I decided to film my weekend as to be honest my week days are pretty mundane – going to work and the gym lol. If you’d like to see more stuff during the week, I’d be happy to perhaps include my snapchat stories during the week on here. Let me know- it’s good to get your feedback.

Thanks for being such supportive and encouraging viewers.



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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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Our Wedding and Honeymoon Videos

I’m so happy to share our wedding and honeymoon videos with you. We celebrated our wedding at a local church and held the wedding reception at Westerham Golf Club in Surrey. It was the most special and precious day and it was so fun putting the photos together for this video


Our honeymoon was such an adventure as it was a multi- destination honeymoon – I like to call it a USA West Coast extravaganza as we visited San Francisco, Hawaii – Maui and then Las Vegas. It was beyond our wildest dreams and we got to experience the paradise of Maui along with the bright lights of Vegas and the city bustle of San Fran.

Here’s a rundown of our honeymoon hotels:

❤ San Francisco – 2 nights at the Handlery Hotel http://fave.co/29Lc82g

❤ We flew to San Francisco first from Gatwick and stayed at the Handlery hotel for 2 nights. It’s right next to Union Square and was a really convenient central location to go sight seeing around the city. I did struggle a bit walking up those steep hilly streets so I’d defo recommend taking comfy walking shoes.

❤ Mauii Hawaii – 7 nights at the Andaz

❤ We then flew to Maui via LA and stayed in Maui for a week. Maui is PARADISE! We stayed at the Andaz and I can’t recommend it highly enough. The hotel overlooks the sea and we watched the sunset every evening. It’s the most perfect hotel – boutique style. If you visit Hawaii I recommend going from November onwards as the whales migrate back to the Hawaiian islands so you have a good chance of spotting these magical beasts.

❤ Las Vegas – 4 nights – The Cosmopolitan Hotel

❤ We then flew to Las Vegas and lived it up in the city that never sleeps for 4 nights. I never appreciated how long it takes to walk from one hotel to another – an average of 10 minutes! We ended doing a massive hotel crawl and visited nearly every hotel on the strip. We stayed at the Cosmopolitan Hotel which had phenomenal views of the Bellagio fountains. I did a lot of beauty shopping at MAC and Sephora and there are lot of shows to see and places to visit.

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New videos on Sam Loves!


There has been lots of new content over on my YouTube channel so if you fancy a catchup binge, grab a cuppa and I’ll list the videos down below. As always thanks for checking out my blog. At the moment I’ve decided more on making videos rather than blogging as I’ve found it difficult doing both – what with having a full time job as well.

Thanks for popping by.

Love Sam x


September Faves and Fails!


Fun Boohoo Try on Haul!


Primark Haul & Try on

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Long Lasting Sweat Proof Makeup


One of my friends asked me to make a video about the makeup I would wear on a hot summer’s day -something that could withstand the heat. As we are experiencing a mini heat wave in London I thought that was a fab video idea! So here’s me slapping on my most trusty makeup that are both long lasting and sweat proof. A lot of the makeup is the same that I chose to wear for my wedding day.

Lots of love,


Una Brenan Rose Hydrate Cream

Clinique City Block 40SPF

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation (I use shade 30)

Sigma Flat Kabuki Brush F80

Maybelline Anti Age Eraser Concealer

Zoeva 142 Concealer and Buffer Brush – mine comes from this rose gold set

Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder

Real Techniques Setting Brush

Soap and Glory Brow Archery I use shade Dark Chocolate

L’Oreal Brow Artist Plumper

Nars Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

No 7 Stay Perfect Shade and Define Pencils in Cool Mink and Coffee Bean

Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream

MAC Give me Sun Mineralize Skinfinish

Rimmel Sculpting Palette Kate Moss

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick 04 Peach Club

Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

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New Video! Car boot and Sale Haul

I must say that I love a car boot sale and I’ve been to 2 this month. I managed to pick up some really gorgeous skirts and necklaces, oh and I went a little overboard at the sales too! Woops!

Take a peek at my haul in my new video!


Suede Biker Jacket http://fave.co/21iRcDc
Office Gold Zip Boots http://fave.co/1WggXRa
Leopard Print Sunglasses http://fave.co/1PYGNMe
Dunelm Boot Shaper http://fave.co/21iQLsp

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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 samloves.com x


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