Happy Friday! I am so excited for the weekend to start and I am also excited to introduce you to May’s feature of my #BloggersSpotlight series; Samantha’s Beauty Loves. I first met Sam at Scarlett London’s Bloggers Festival, which was the first ever blogging event that I attended. Sam always looks so flawless with her amazing makeup skills and technique. Her beauty and makeup collection is to die for and her photographs are seriously on point. Be sure to keep reading to find out more about the blogger behind the blog.  

1. Introduce us to Samantha's Beauty Loves, what can we expect to find there?

My blog mainly focuses on beauty products, especially makeup and it’s a big passion of mine. I mix up my posts between hauls, routines and tips and tricks. I also throw in occasional lifestyle posts and recently I am adding in some fashion and travel posts. When people read my blog I want them to feel as passionate about makeup as I do and love the products as much as I do if they buy them.

2. Why did you decide to set up a beauty and makeup blog? 

Makeup had been a passion of mine for a while and I always read blogs and watched makeup tutorials on YouTube so I thought what a better way to talk more about it than a blog?!

3. Where do you get your beauty and makeup inspiration from?

I think a lot of it came from my family, my Mum, Grandma and Auntie have always worn makeup and I think growing up I would watch them use lots of products and take tips from them. Although, I think now I’m in to makeup as much as I am, they take inspiration from me and are always asking for tips. I also take inspiration from tutorials on YouTube and I’m constantly trying to recreates looks from my favourites.

4. You're pictures are always so flawless, do you have any photography tips and tricks?

I’m a big fan of bright and white photos so I always take them during the day when it’s nice and bright outside, I do have artificial lighting but I’m not always keen on using that. I’ll then brighten on my laptop, I just use the photos feature on my MacBook but there are great websites such as Pic Monkey and Fotor if you don't have a Mac. For the pictures themselves I always use my trusty marble background, which is just sticky back plastic on a board. I try to add props also to add something a little different to the picture and you can pick some great ones up from Primark, B&M etc.

5. What are the top few beauty products you couldn't live without and why?

My number one products I probably couldn’t without is highlighter. I’m such an addict I probably own way over 30, but my favourites are the ABH Glow Kits, theBalm Mary Lou-Manizer and Becca Champagne Pop. Another favourite of mine is the ABH DipBrow Pomade and its the only product I really use on my brows, you really cant go wrong with their brow products. A more recent favourite of mine is the new Nars Soft Matte concealer as its one of the only things that truly covers my dark circles and doesn't crease of wear off throughout the day.

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