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Nosy Beauty Vol. 13: Sam


For this week’s Nosy Beauty, we have Sam of Samandro. She is currently studying in London, and her blog is one of my favorites to read. 🙂 You can read her posts on beauty and her experiences as a foreign student over there. Without further ado, Sam!

Makeup Bag
“I could pretend that I have a really classy makeup bag, but, 90 percent of the time, my makeup is stuffed into a either a really cheap zipper bag or a plastic baggie. I spend too much money on makeup to invest in a proper bag. Whoops.”




“I am a big fan of white eyeliner. I have been using the Rimmel London Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil for about five months now, and I don’t know how I ever lived without it. It’s such an easy fix to brighten up the eye area, but the trick is to blend it out.

I also like to use a white shadow from my Wet n’ Wild palette in the corners of my eyes and on my brow bone, for an extra boost of light – again, blend like your life depends on it. The Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer also works wonders for under eye circles.


I tend to favor neutral shades for eyeshadows, and I reach for my Urban Decay Naked palette a lot. As a college student, I am not exactly rolling in the dough, but the Naked palette was a particularly good investment for me. The shades I use the most are Sin, Sidecar, Half Baked, Buck, and Toasted.

Face Base


Anyone who has read my blog knows, I am a diehard bareMinerals fan. I’ve used the bareMinerals Multi-Tasking Concealer since I was in high school, but I just started using their Matte Powder Foundation earlier this year. They are both pretty much amazing.

In terms of brushes, I have a set of e.l.f. brushes that I like quite a lot, but when I bought my first Real Techniques brushes, I was hooked. These brushes are truly amazing. I have four of them at the moment, and I get excited to use them every day!

In the end though, mascara is always my number one staple. I can’t point to one specific mascara and declare it my “favorite,” but I am almost at the end of my Rimmel London Volume Flash The Max Bold Curves mascara, and I thought it was a pretty solid mascara for the price.


“I see makeup as a way to enhance beauty and boost confidence. I’ve worn makeup since I was in high school, and at first, I used it solely as a means of covering up my “flaws”. It wasn’t until I got to my junior year of college that I realized that makeup should be something that makes you feel good about yourself not just a means of covering up the supposed “bad parts”.


Now, I use makeup to accentuate the features that I love. I also make an effort to go out without makeup sometimes, just to remind myself that it’s okay to not be made up all the time. No one is perfect.”

Yay, thank you Sam for today’s installment of Nosy Beauty! 🙂 Remember, for more Sam, go on over to Samandro! Next week, we have this to look forward to:


Can you guess whose it is? 🙂

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Indoorsman. I design things for a living and I teach on Saturdays.


    • Right? I think it’s pretty awesome that the looks she favors seem to be as bright as personality!

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