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.

Love,

Sam

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Christmas Gift Guide 2014

This is my first attempt at a Christmas Gift Guide – I love watching these types of video on YouTube and wanted to get involved. I love buying for other people so Christmas is the perfect excuse to spoil the ones I love.

What’s on your Christmas wish list? I would really love a GoPro so that I can film underwater. That would be so cool.

Wishing you a really lovely and special Christmas this year as well as a fantastic 2015!

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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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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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Palette Love- Clinique Neutral Territory 2 Palette

Clinique Neutral Territory 2 Palette

Clinique Neutral Territory 2 SAM LOVES

All I can say is WOW about Clinique’s All About Shadow 8-Pan Palette in Neautral Territory 2.

This is an 8 shadow universally flattering compact palette which is perfect if you are on the go. There are 3 neutral shades which are great for a subtle everyday look. What I love about this palette – are the 5 warm shades, especially the red tinged browns which is something you don’t see very often in palettes. Instead of creating a traditional brown smoky eye, I am really enjoying using the rich plummy brown tones to mix it up and create a smoky eye with a twist.  

The shadows look matte in the pan but they are all shimmery and reflect the light beautifully. The buttery consistency of the eyeshadows means they blend effortlessly.

The eyeshadows are long wearing and nicely pigmented. The palette is incredibly compact (12cm x 5cm) and light (11.6g) so it’s perfect to carry in your handbag/clutch. The mirrored casing looks plush but soon gets lots of fingerprinty marks on it. I’m also impressed with the applicator – a foam sponge on one end to pack on the colour and a nice soft fluffy brush to blend out. The mirror is also a good size for when you’re in dash. Even though it’s a compact, I’d say that the eyeshadows are pretty much full size.

The formula is allergy-tested, 100% fragrance free, and ophthalmologist-tested.

It’s a Limited Edition so snap it up before it sells out.  Available to purchase for £32 at Sephora, Boots, Clinique.

Verdict

A very sophisticated compact. Sam LOVES!

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Clinique Neutral Territory 2 SAM LOVES
[L-R] Sugar Cane, Light Shade of Diamond and Pearls Duo, Light Shade of Neutral Territory Duo, Light Shade of Day into Date Duo, Brown Shade of Polar Blue Quad, Hazy, Black Honey, Dark Brown

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Clinique Neutral Territory 2 Palette

Clinique Neutral Territory 2 Palette
[L-R] Sugar Cane, Light Shade of Diamond and Pearls Duo, Light Shade of Neutral Territory Duo, Light Shade of Day into Date Duo, Brown Shade of Polar Blue Quad, Hazy, Black Honey, Dark Brown
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Lush Blush -MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Blush

Sam Loves MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Blush

Sam Loves MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize BlushMAC’s  Spring Launch – The Fantasy of Flowers Collection is released today and oh my, it’s gorgeous. The collection is full of soft and bold colours to inspire us for Spring and it also sees the re-release of the famous Stereo Rose Mineralize Blush which we haven’t seen since 2012.

I eagerly approached my local MAC counter today and the very first thing that caught my eye was the super gorgeous Stereo Rose blush. The MUA swiped a little over my cheek bone and it gave me beautiful flush of colour and glow. It makes me look so healthy and I was sold instantly. I hope you can see why in the photos below.

It is a warm-toned coral with a shimmery metallic sheen and copper veining running through it. I think it’s perfect as a blush for light to medium skin tones, for deeper skins it will look good as a highlighter. It reminds me of my well loved MAC Warm Soul Mineralize Blush but a coral version of it. If you like shimmer in your blush, you will love this as it will give you a sun kissed look. I must say that I love MAC Mineralize blushes because I find that they really enhance cheekbones with a luminous pearlized shimmer and give me a really healthy glow and sculpted finish. 

You also get a whopping 9g for £22 compared to the other mineralize blushes which retail for £20 for 3.5g. Bargain!

I can guarantee this limited edition blush will sell out fast so if you can’t get it online do try your local MAC counter.

It will be worth the hunt!

Sam LOVES! 

 

Sam Loves MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Blush

Sam Loves MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Blush

Sam Loves MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Blush

Sam Loves MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Blush

Sam Loves MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Blush
Left – Heavily Swatched
Right – Lightly Swatched
Sam Loves MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Blush
Before and After

Sam Loves MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Blush

Sam Loves MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Blush

Sam Loves MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Blush

 

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