Monday, 31 August 2015

Handbag Beauty Heroes

When it comes to my handbag, I'm one of those people that carries way more than they'll ever need, and has everything including the kitchen sink packed. Everyone always tells me that my bag weighs a tonne, but hey I have to be ready for every situation, hand wipe anyone? I've got 3 different types to chose from.

Today I wanted to share a look into the beauty products that I like to keep on me. Of course my makeup bag changes and some products are added, but these are the ones that I always seem to carry with me... my handbag beauty heroes! 

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

MAC & Space NK Haul

If you follow me on social media, you'd probably have seen that yesterday I went into London for a hospital appointment, and ended up having a rather disastrous day! On the way home I started feeling really ill, and then passed out. I have autonomic dysfunction so passing out is regular for me, but on a train when I need to get off - not ideal! My mum, brother and sister were with me and looked after me but I just kept passing in an out of consciousness the whole 50 minute train journey home. We ended up missing our stop because I was unconscious and although mum had warned the ticket guy, we ended up about an hour away from our house. It was a stressful time for my poor family, but once I had come around they got me off the train and my dad came to pick us up. Let's just say it was so good to finally be home, even if it was hours after we should have been!

Before all that happened I did do a little bit of shopping. I wasn't going to do a haul, but after sharing a picture of it all on Instagram and getting a good response, I thought why the hell not blog about it!

Monday, 17 August 2015

YSL Rouge Pur Couture #7 Le Fuchsia

I came across these photos in a draft post, which I'd totally forgot to write up and publish- typical Samm! I thought I'd get this post up now as this lipstick deserves it's own post. As this post goes live, I (should be) on a train into London. I've got an appointment with the neurologists to talk about the results of tests and if I can get started on medication. It's the day I've been dreading, because I'm either going to be over the moon or burst into tears. URGH the nerves! Anyway onto a more happy subject... lipstick!!

YSL easily win the award of being my favourite luxury brand, and I have a severe weakness to their beautiful lipsticks. I don't know if it's that beautiful gold packaging, the amazing colour selection- or just the fact I obsess over pretty much every lipstick. Understandably with the hefty price tag these come with, it's not exactly an often treat, or at least not for me! My sister kindly gifted me this for my birthday back in February.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

L'Oreal Infallible 24H Matte Foundation Review

It's been a while since I've tried and fallen in love with a drugstore foundation. I sort of gave up trying them and ended up sticking with the high end ones I know and get on with, like the Estee Lauder Double Wear or YSL Touche Eclat Foundation. As much as I liked them both, they're not exactly the most purse friendly - every time I had to repurchase them I felt like I was handing over my life savings! 

When I saw the L'Oreal Infallible 24H Matte Foundation something really drew me in... the price, the packaging, the fact it contains 35ml, the fact it's matte, all the boxes were ticked so I caved in and bought it - typical Samm! I've been using this foundation for just over a month so I feel it's time to review it.

Friday, 14 August 2015

"You Don't Look Ill" | My Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Story

Today I wanted to sit down and share a more personal post with you all. It's one I've had sat in my drafts for a while now so I thought it was finally time to actually share it. I've lived with diagnosed Ehlers Danlos Syndrome for the past 8 years. It's a rare condition that very few people, including doctors, have heard of. I thought that by sharing my story it will give you a more personal look into my life, a look behind the makeup and happy Instagram photos, as well as helping to raise more awareness of Ehlers Danlos. So let's start this story back from the beginning...

Monday, 10 August 2015

My Must-Have Eye Brushes

With so many makeup brushes available from various different brands, it can be a bit of a daunting challange to find the right ones. Over the years I've grown quite an extensive makeup brush collection, and today I wanted to share my favourite eye brushes with you all. Hopefully you'll find this helpful if you're in the market for new brushes! 

For eye brushes, I tend to stick to the brands I know and love. My eye brush collection is 95% Zoeva, a super affordable yet high quality brush brand. They do various different brush sets, depending on what you're looking for and how much you want to spend. I've got my eyes on the beautiful Rose Gold Complete Eye Set Vol. 2, every time I see it I'm that one step closer to ordering it... resist the temptation Samm!

Monday, 3 August 2015

My Top 10 Beauty Tips

Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share some of my top beauty related tips with you all. These are some handy tips I've picked up over the years, and you may find helpful! I find these kind of posts interesting to read myself, and a great way to pick up new tips and tricks you may not already know.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Monthly Favourites | July 2015

Another month, another monthly favourites! July was a great month for me. The highlight has to be the IMATS, I had such a great day and obviously went a bit makeup crazy! If you follow me on Instagram, you would have also seen that I got my hair dyed pastel pink/peach a few days ago. If you've been a reader of my blog for a while, you'll probably remember my "dye my hair every single colour" stage a few years ago. For the past couple of months I've just been blonde, but I decided I wanted to go a  bit more adventurous for a while. I'm so happy with how it is!

It was actually really hard to cut it down to the products I've been loving this month, as there was so many! I think I managed to cut it down so the post doesn't drag on for too long! 
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