What a week!

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Many of you know that I write a beauty blog and make beauty videos on YouTube but what some of you may not know that I also work for the only Charity in the UK solely dedicated to the worldwide reduction of facial injuries and diseases – Saving Faces. I’ve worked here for the past 4 years and I absolutely love my job and how we help improve the treatment of patients affected by disfiguring diseases like mouth cancer.

It’s been a incredibly manic week and I wanted to sit down and share what a week it’s been and here’s why:

Our facial appearance can lead to one of two polar opposites, acceptance or rejection. On Wednesday 26th November we launched the World’s First National Research Centre (NFORC) at the South Bank. It was a joyous and informative event and our Patrons Jon Snow, Alan Rickman and Tony Adams were present as well as whole host of world renowned surgeons and patients. The research centre will define the best treatment for patients suffering from facial injuries, diseases and disorders of the mouth. This has been the culmination of months of planning and hard work  and I am incredibly proud of everything we have achieved and the future ahead! Visit NFORC for more information.

Here’s a few photos from the Launch:

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nforc launch




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Top 5 Red Lipsticks

TOP 5 RED LIPSTICKSI love rocking a red lip and what better time than Christmas party season to show you my Top 5 Favourite Red Lipsticks. I honestly think that red isn’t just for parties but a really great colour to throw on to add something special to any everyday makeup look. Hope you enjoy x


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The Rock Star Pink – Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 20

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I bought this shade months ago after being inspired by this Kim Kardashian photo. The lipstick she is wearing is Nars Shiap but after I tried it on in Space NK, I found that it was quite drying on the lips. I resolved to hunt down a Nars Shiap dupe and found a near perfect colour match in Rimmel’s Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in Shade 20.

This is a high intensity cool pink fushia lipstick and the colour is insane.

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Does it emphasise your lips? Erm yes! and that means that all other makeup should be toned down in order to maximize the focus on the lips.

Would I recommend? Definitely – goes on easily, lasts well, affordable and most importantly -I feel like a rock star wearing this!

Available to purchase at Boots and FeelUnique.

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MAC Morange Lipstick – The Brightest Orange Lipstick I own!

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If you love orange lipsticks, then you’re going to fall in love with MAC’s Morange. Check out how bright it is! It is insane! On first appearance, it can look intimidating as it’s so orange and vibrant but I urge you to give it a go it you are a bold lipstick lover. You will love it!

I really like it on my olive skin tone and it goes on really smoothly as it’s a cream sheen finish. It’s highly pigmented and is definitely a summer lipstick shade. It can definitely try and compete with the rest of your makeup so I’d recommend dialing down the eyes and not going to heavy on your base. Finish off with a touch of peach blush to tie the whole look together.

I picked mine up here.


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Mini Brushes to Go – Japonesque Beautiful Eyes Touch Up Set

Japonesque Beautiful Eyes Touch Up Tube Set


This was a lovely birthday present given by my friend Ling. I’m one for carrying brushes in my makeup bag for retouches and for transforming from a day to night look. The compact tube is made from metal and keeps the dinky glass brushes clean.

The set includes

  • Angled Brow Brush
  • Flat Eyeliner Brush
  • Shadow Fluff Brush
  • Eye Smudger Brush

I really like the shadow fluff brush and eye smudger brush as they are very soft and blend eyeshadows nicely. I’ve found the bristles on the angled brow brush and flat eyeliner brush a little rough and haven’t used these as much.

I really like the idea of compact brushes to go rather than packing full length brushes into my daily makeup bag – less to carry around!

Available for £12 at Amazon and Ulta.

 Japonesque Beautiful Eyes Touch Up Tube Set

Japonesque Beautiful Eyes Touch Up Tube Set

Japonesque Beautiful Eyes Touch Up Tube Set

Japonesque Beautiful Eyes Touch Up Tube Set

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October Favourites

SAM LOVES OCTOBER FAVOURITESI am a bad YouTuber. I have just realised that the last monthly favourites I did was back in January – yes #youtubefail! I am duly chastised so here is my October Favourites. Hope you enjoy x

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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 http://www.facebook.com/samlovesfacebk
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 samloves.com and the Facebook page on Saturday 1st November

GOOD LUCK! xxxxx

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MALTA – The Best Bits

sam loves (2)I recently got back from exploring the absolutely Malta. We visited 5000 year old temples which pre date the Egyptian pyramids, went swimming in the Blue Lagoon and cave diving.

I would definitely recommend visiting Malta if you haven’t already!


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