Tuesday, 24 December 2013

A BEAUTIFUL DAY // A BEAUTIFUL FRIEND.

I went for tea and cake (and mulled wine, of course!) this afternoon at the 'borrowed' house of one of my oldest friends today. I had a really lovely time talking to everyone there, and of course, catching up with my friend. We met when I was 5 and she was 4 at the local beach where I live, and although she lives in the big city, and I don't, we always see each other as regularly as possible. I love catching up for old time's sake, and we both always have so much to talk about, and considering we both adore fashion and makeup, it's not hard for us to get into a deep conversation.
I wish I'd taken a snap of the fabulous naughty treats that were on offer, such as gold topped brownie bites, and millionaire shortbread, (being partly Scottish, this girl loves her shortbread!) so that was a magnificent treat!
I also got a new video filmed, edited, and uploaded today, so if you haven't checked it out, go check it out! I admit my editing went a little wonky in one place, so my apologies, as I said, I'm still learning, so it isn't 100% perfect yet. Still making myself check if things are in focus can also be my slip up!
But anyway, a beautiful ending, to a quiet, peaceful Christmas eve. Tomorrow is going to be filled with wonder.



Love,

Samantha.
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Sunday, 15 December 2013

PRIM & PROPER // CHRISTMAS TIME STYLE.

What better time to go all dressy than at Christmas? I've been going MAD in the shops with Christmas outfits (dresses to be honest!) So I'm in a hurry as we have some guests coming over soon to have lunch with us, so this is a quick flick through of two dresses I've been adoring!
 
 
 
Dress: Primark
Shoes: Office.
 
Dress: Primark
So, just a quick OOTD post, I'm currently looking like the final image I posted, since I just got a quick snap!
 
Have a wonderful Sunday!
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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

WONDERFUL WINTER // CHRISTMAS IS COMING.


I have to admit, I absolutely adore this time of year. Not more than summer, no, but I do love the things that winter brings. It brings the opportunity to have lit open fires, and with that, roasting chestnuts or marshmallows. Another thing I love is the uncertainty of snow, just the thought of it can fill me with excitement. There was one year, I believe 2011 in January when it snowed on my birthday! It was thrilling and exciting, because I was able to spend my birthday tobogganing behind my school on an unused field with friends.

Of course, the greatest experience Winter brings is Christmas. It's the festive thrill that is almost contagious, and spreads from person to person. And the fact that it's the one time of year that you can have entire pamper days, and not feel even remotely guilty, whereas in summer, you feel you should be doing something outside, and taking full advantage of the good weather, since it is so unusual in Great Britain.

Photo from Tumblr.
 
Another thrill is the opening of advent calendars, the giving and exchanging of gifts. I've already done my Christmas shopping for my mum, and I have my 'me to you bear' advent calendar on the go (who says an eighteen year old girl can't have an advent calendar? Although I do believe that once you reach this age, you should upgrade to a slightly more grownup version, such as the Benefit 'Count Down To love' Calendar!!)
 
And of course, there is the coming of a new year. Does anyone else feel like this year has literally flown by? That brings about new years resolutions and the actual calculation of what one has achieved this year. That'll come later.


Oh, and of course, there's the right to wear silly christmas jumpers, just because you can, and no-one can tell you it's silly, because it is the time of year when you can get away with it.
 
Photo from Tumblr.
 
 
I'm just thrilled to be able to have some time away from college, and to be able to relax, focus on myself, my health and of course have some time on my hands to make more videos, edit, process and upload them. And of course, that ocassional pamper day in between!
 
So a Very Merry Christmas to all who read this.
 

 
 



 
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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

25 FACTS ABOUT ME // 100 SUBSCRIBERS EDITION.


Hey guys.


So today I decided that to celebrate gaining 106 subscribers, I would do something a little bit different. Something that means you can all get to know me a bit better, and at more of a personal level. Let’s get started!


1) I love cats. (You already knew this didn’t you?) I am not the hugest dog fan, but I do like some breeds of dog. I do get a little nervous around them though.

2) My favourite colour is blue. I like really beautiful turquoise blues, nothing too dark like navy, but nothing too pale so that it’s almost white! Powder blue is my preference!

3) I love cooking. Baking in particular, I’m wheat intolerant, so I make all my products wheat free so that I can eat them!

4) I have a slight addiction to homemade wheat free pizza. Mozzarella and parma ham topped is my favourite.

5) I’m afraid of the dark.

6) I can play one instrument: the piano. I had lessons from the age of eleven to fourteen. I achieved a grade three, and then I gave it up. I do almost regret giving it up, but I don’t have the greatest attention span.

7) I don’t eat seafood. Of any sort. Not even cod. I cannot stand it.

8) I wear glasses for short sightedness. I have to wear them every day, otherwise I can’t see anything, but I tend to wear contact lenses. Bring on laser surgery!

9) I’ve only ever had one job; I did waitressing for a summer, and after that, I swore I’d never waitress again. It gave me the motivation I required to push myself harder in college, because I was not compatible with waitressing. It didn’t suit me or my personality at all.

10)      I’d rather be very early for something, rather than very late. As a result of this, I always arrive to events with time to spare, I’d rather be prepared to wait for something than arrive and find I’ve missed an opportunity.

11)      When I am not writing my blog, making, editing and processing YouTube videos, I like to watch shows such as Lewis, Midsomer Murders, Antiques Roadtrip and Bargain Hunt. The reason for this is down to my grandma, whom I lost in 2011. We used to watch all these programmes together, and I’ve carried on the tradition ever since. I just can’t get enough of them.

12)      I’m not the best athlete. I used to swim competitively, and I still can swim a good race here and there, but not like I used to. As I said, I’m just not that good at sports. I also enjoy tennis, and volleyball, so if forced to play a sport, it would have to be volleyball, where I can become quite competitive.

13)      I’ve never had an ‘actual’ boyfriend. I guess I’ve just not met him yet, either that, or the person I did ‘like’ for a very long time was always taken, so no surprises I didn’t do anything about that then!

14)      I’m very traditional when it comes to relationships, and always believe the most romantic ‘asking out’ should be done by the man, but in modern times, it’s equally males to females that ask each other out, although I’d always prefer to be asked by the man.

15)      I adore candles and fairy lights, I find that they can brighten up any room and make me feel positive at any time!

16)      My birthday is the 10th of January. I will be 19, and I’m quite excited.

17)      I love traditional retro sweets! I’m talking Milky Way Magic Stars, Millions (Bubblegum or cola flavoured, of course!), and sherbet lemons.

18)      I occasionally like to eat junk food, but it is on rare occasions, I’d rather eat something like homemade pizza, where I know exactly what I’ve put into my food!

19)      My favourite subject at college is a mixture of Environmental studies and Geography.

20)      I can’t wait to leave college, I feel like school days should be over!

21)      I have one pet; a tabby cat called Gü.

22)      I love winter for the reason that you can have a lit fire, and can roast chesnuts on it, and of course, there’s Christmas! Other than that, I much prefer the summer, but I don’t tend to sit in the sunshine for long, I just can’t take being still in the heat!

23)      I love swimming in swimming pools, but I never swim in the sea. I used to, but as I got older, I began to feel the cold more, and living in the UK, the sea temperature is always very low, so I don’t tend to go in the sea.

24)      My hair is naturally poofy and slightly wavy. I wish I had straight hair all the time, all the straightening is so damaging to it!

25)      I am 5 foot 4 and 1/2! I’m quite small, but curvy, so I try to utilise this the best ways that I can!



So that was my 25 facts about me! I hope it helps you all to get to know me a little better!


Photo from Tumblr to get you feeling all Wintery!


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Sunday, 24 November 2013

LIFETIME IDOLS // CHRISTMAS SOCKS.

So today has been exceptional, I met my number one idol, Antiques Expert Tim Wonnacott! I don't know if many of you know him, but he presents Bargain Hunt and narrates Antiques Road Trip. He is such an incredible man, so kind and friendly to talk to!

I also ended up doing something I shouldn't have, again....... I went into Primark. Seriously, I need to restrain myself better, bad Sam! Oh we'll, I guess it will make for part III of the Winter Primark Haul that will be going up onto YouTube. Unfortunately for me, my original part I footage was horrendously out of focus, and after re-filming it, the footage was accidentally deleted from my SD card, so I have no available footage to upload, so I do promise, that after my mock A Levels this week, I will refilm and of course, upload right away, so I do apologise again for the delays! But anyway, the footage should be better this time, and I am excited for it to be completed. 

So, much love!

 
Ultimate Idol!
 
 
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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

NEW VIDEO // OOTD ON YOUTUBE.

Well, it's all uploaded, and I hope you guys like it, it's a very loved outfit of mine!
 
Preview:
 

Hope you've all been having a grand start to your week!
Much Love!
 
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Saturday, 2 November 2013

WHAT'S IN THE WORKS // NEW VIDEO & PHOTOS COMING SOON.

I uploaded a YouTube video only yesterday, but already I've filmed another, which I cannot wait to upload!
 
The urge to go shopping is insane, but this month I've probably spent way more than I should of.
 
At least one piece of good news is that I am finally satisfied with my ever changing hair, it has faded from purple dip dye to blue, which I am loving right now, and it shows no sign of fading (still going strong 3 and 1/2 weeks later, woo!)
 
Also, wanted to say a late 'Happy Halloween everyone!', I won't lie, I'm not the biggest Halloween fan, and once I've celebrated it one way or another, I usually just put it behind me, Halloween has never carried pleasant memories for me from an early age, as the first ever Halloween party I went to was where a friend of mine's parents broke up very loudly and aggressively, so yeah, it was a truly sad night for everyone, and we were only what, three years old, maybe four?
 
So that's why I don't really celebrate Halloween, that and the fact that I only enjoy dressing up as non scary and non gory things, like, witch's cats for example!
 
I'm off out the door in a tick, so just wanted to quickly update everyone, and to say, I'm more of an active YouTuber at the moment, so if you're looking for more regular excitement, you can check me out there (see a few posts before this one for a link!)
 
So, yeah, it's been a good October, and now we've stepped into November, I can really start imagining Christmas!
 
Have a great day all, and imagine me cooped up in a car learning to drive and slugging along!
 
Ciao!
 
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Sunday, 20 October 2013

FASHION & BEAUTY // THE 2013 WISHLIST UPDATE.

Wantlist 2013 - A Girl Can Dream!




Sweater
$265 - village-verve.com





Jeffrey Campbell black boots
$260 - allsole.com



River Island tote bag
$245 - riverisland.com



River Island handbag
$8.10 - riverisland.com





Benefit cosmetic
sephora.com



Benefit cosmetic
sephora.com



Benefit mascara
sephora.com





Benefit peony perfume
bloomingdales.com



Nars cosmetic
$49 - liberty.co.uk



Topshop matte nail polish
$9.71 - johnlewis.com



Models Own nail polish
$8.10 - motelrocks.com



Topshop matte nail polish
$8.10 - johnlewis.com



Topshop nail polish
$8.10 - johnlewis.com


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Friday, 4 October 2013

OOTD // ONE PAIR OF LEGGINGS // FASHION FORWARD.

I got my newest parcel! And guess what was in it?
 


Leggings!
 

These photos were taken by my friend Vivianne, some are admittedly out of focus, but you get the point of the post anyway!

 
These leggings are quite literally the love of my life. So, meet BlackMilk's Purple Galaxy Leggings!
As well as my second parcel: BLACK SPIKE JEFFERY CAMPBELL LITAS. OMG.
 


Top: Primark
Top (Seen As Skirt): Marks & Spencer
Cardigan: Primark
Rings: H&M
Leggings: BlackMilk
Boots: Jeffery Campbell Black Leather Spiked Lita
Nails: Model's Own 'Blueberry Muffin' Scented Pastels Range.



Bag: River Island
Stag Head Necklace: River Island (Old)
 
 
  
 
 
So yeah, now you've seen my new leggings, and hopefully, I'll be posting my weekly OOTD video this weekend, showing off what I've been wearing this week!
What's this weekend's plans?
1) Keeping my blog up-to-date, and finishing off my vlogs.
2) Driving lessons - CRINGE!
3) Hopefully doing something with my hair, it needs some sort of treatment, I can't stand how messy it constantly is!
4) Going to Zumba - What? I need to keep fit!
 
Well, thanks for reading, Ciao!
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

TOTO, I DON'T THINK WE'RE IN KANSAS ANYMORE // SATC ADMIRATION.

Well, yesterday was a truly rubbish day, but I won't get into it. Lets just say I shouldn't go on eBay and browse for new things when I'm in a awful mood! I end up spending more than I should! What's done is done now, and I do not regret my purchase, even if it was on the expensive side :P 
I managed to cheer myself up with:
1. Retail therapy
2. Funny Scottish Fold Cat YouTube Videos ('cause which cat lover doesn't find funny Scottish fold videos a triumph for mankind? And cat kind alike! I particularly loved watching Namiko and her friend Mango on their YouTube videos, if you haven't already, definitely check the pair of them out! Such beautiful little ladies!)
3. Nanny McPhee 2 - The Big Bang. Yes, admittedly it hasn't got the quality that we experienced from the first one, and is so unrealistic in many scenes that it leaves you rolling with laughter, but it is touching, and we can all relate to that, even at the best of times.

These three things changed me from livid to relaxed, laughing and smiling. These are just a few of the things that help me destress and relax. I just wish my parcels would arrive, I'm so nervousexcited for them to get here. Especially since my budget for shopping has been totally blown this month. First time I have ever spent more than £20 on nail polish in one spend! Haha, at least I got an epic haul from it! 
And since there aren't enough photos today, have some Carrie love, saying exactly what I am thinking.



Well, have a wonderful day to all, and I apologise for being a bad photo blogger, I guess I don't get as much time as I'd like to show off outfits, but I promise that this weekend will be devoted to getting at least one VLOG done, and at least one photo, if not more taken!

Ciao!


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Sunday, 29 September 2013

VIDEO NUMBER ONE // YOUTUBE'S NEW MEMBER: THEGIRLCRIEDFASHION.

So, the first ever video has been uploaded! Please check it out, I know it cuts out part way through and then I come back in with 'grey day' so I apologize, it took over an hour just to upload, not even including the edit time of getting it all together, so yes, choppy and imperfect, but hey, I have time to improve, please check it out!
 
 
Ciao!
 
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MY DOUGHNUT FRENCH TOAST // A LOVE AFFAIR TO BE REMEMBERED.

This morning is misty in the valley, so I decided after hanging out the washing that I needed a little comfort food for breakfast. So along came Doughnut French Toast, A La Nigella Lawson, from Nigella Express. So yes, I can't take the credit for it, but hey, they taste delicious.

I also decided to paint my nails *again, fourth time this week, #ithinkiamaddicted, and this time, it's directly related to video#1, which is being saved, and ready to be published as I type.
Here's a photo of today's nails:
 

Nail Polish: Model's Own, Pearly Queen.
Moonstone & Silver Ring: Car Boot, £2.
 

 
So that's the extent of my day thus far, I'm hoping that this rain holds off long enough for me to get some photos taken of an outfit I'm enjoying putting together, as well as possibly letting you see the tidiness of the shoe section of my wardrobe, very proud day, since I spent over 3 and a half hours sorting my entire room to make room for bags, clutches, heels and some other shoes I have.
Still have to get my VLOG sorted, but I really ought to be getting on with my theory revision towards my driving test, since I'm quite a nervous driver at the moment!
 
Anyway, so that's the updates on my world, hopefully more photos will be posted later.
 
Addio!


 
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Friday, 27 September 2013

FREEDOM IS BLISS // ADMIRATION OF MR.BIG.

....And oh god, blogger my darling, how I have missed you!
College week over, it's chill time! Bring on the weekend, bring on the good food, and good times! Tonight was a fish & chips jobbie due to being in the hairdressers til late.


Either way, I wanted to also give a preview of my first video. It might take awhile, since editing is new to me, so bear with me, but hopefully it'll be up soon, and I'll link you to it.
Nail Polish: Model's Own Banana Split (From The Pastels Scented Collection).
Oh, and finally, because I'm lusting after even more clothes that I shouldn't be buying, share some love, share some Big!
Have a beautiful weekend gang, hopefully I'll be posting an exciting post soon!
Ciao!
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Thursday, 26 September 2013

WHY I HAVE THINGS TO BE EXCITED ABOUT // AND WHY YOU SHOULD TOO.

....Well, why do I, I bet you're wondering! Well, I have some amazing mail on the way, including several of my wishlist items, (check my polyvore if you want to know the wishlist!) and I'm very excited. Hopefully, with the arrival of the post will come the VLOG#1, so who knows where that could go! Nail biting moment.
Anyway, for a piece of inspiration, suck on this beauty from tumblr:

 
Told you there'd be more Carrie to come.
You can't say I didn't warn you. Anyway, as Carrie feels in this episode, she's done caring what others think of her, and it's this moment when Carrie's character grows. And right now, I've gotten to that moment. It's our lives, and we all have to find a slot. I've happily found mine, and until that nasty little horror called change comes along, I'm going to be swinging my bag and clicking my heels with the thrill of the ride. It's going to be a good weekend.
 
 
Ciao!

 
 
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