Samantha Rose-acea Smith

Whilst my middle name is infact Rose I find it annoyingly humourous that my middle name is not only synonymous for flushed cheeks but I can actually make a pun with it.

It’s common for people to develop rosacea in their thirties (and since I’m 21 I’m obviously ahead of my time). Rosacea occurs through frequent flushing (anything can make me blush) and that causes the capillaries in your face to enlarge. Anything that makes my face warm can cause me to break out. Therefore sunshine, exercise, hot food, tea and coffee can make me breakout. Thus no fun allowed.

So on friday my mum waited around for an hour for me and I apologised and thanked her profusely, and I kid you not she said “Sam, don’t worry, it’s our genetic gift that gave you rosacea, gigantic tits and depression”. Instantly I felt better because rosacea and depression are like any health condition; they’re treatable. With a little bit of work and medication it’ll all be bearable and possibly cured.

For a little pick me up I went out with my parents to our go to cafe; By Blackbird and the deliciously Italian grocery shop next door.

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As you can see I picked up a few things.

From By Blackbird I picked up a mug with a print of my favourite art work; The Kiss (lovers) and the kind owner chucked in a free treat with it :).

From the Italian shop next door these groovy leaf tipped teabags caught my eyes and they are an organic brand with a whole range of flavours. The flavour my mum pointed out to me was cherry and marzipan (devine!) and it must be my luck but it’s also made for corrective properties with skin. It’s delicious and good for you!

So that’s my little update. Now that I know what the hell is going on with my face (for the longest time I had no clue and it was killing me) hopefully I can work on taking care of it and also finding new cool brands that make makeup to help cover and heal rosacea. Of course if you have rosacea you don’t have to cover it up, it’s all personal preference. I do however highly recommend going to a dermatologist, it may be expensive but it is honestly worth it.

Til Next Time,

The rosacea faced, gigantic titted, depressed (but not currently due to taking care of myself :)) Sama

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SamaTalks Beauty | Vampy Look

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Sometimes in life I think it’s good to let your bad side show through a little. Even though it’s summer I much prefer to rock a deep and bold lip look. I think confidence comes from your state of mind and how you feel in what you’re wearing. I’m sure it’s different for everyone but for me, poppin’ on a little bit of lippie certainly makes me feel like I can conquer most things. vamp silly

One of my favourite quotes comes from Elizabeth Tyler. She frankly said “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together”. Of course you should take this advice (like any piece of advice) with a pinch of salt; I don’t want to see drunken clowns walking around.

Products used

Face

Clinique All About Eyes

Sorbolene Cream

EOS Strawberry Sorbet Lip Balm

Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream

Maybelline Better Skin Foundation

SAX Brow Kit

MUG Peach Smoothie

Eyes

Essence Eyebrow Designer

Essence Gel Mascara 

Essence eye shadow Fox in the box

MUG Peach Smoohie

MUG Shimma Shimma

IMBI eyeliner

Lips

Baolishi eyebrow pencil

Cyber Lipstick

Sama xx

It’s that time of year! | Get in the Christmas Moo-d

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It’s two days til Christmas and many are panicking, running around and looking for gifts for loved ones or even those hard to buy for acquaintances. Wouldn’t it be easier if you could just buy something thoughtful in the name of your loved ones?

This year get in to the spirit of giving with Send a Cow. Send a Cow is a charity that was set up 25 years ago by West Country Farmers. Send a Cow works directly with families in 7 African countries. The organisation helps families avoid and escape poverty through providing training, livestock, seeds and support. Through all this training and help the families are able to grow stronger, healthier and hunger free.

This year Send a Cow started an adorable and amoosing campaign with Gloria, a Jersey pure-bred from Devon – doesn’t she look so adorable? She didn’t even bat a lid when she got dressed in the Velcro strapped jumper (which was based off of her existing coats).

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Gloria’s jumper is udderly adorable with the twist on the traditional jumpers and she is one fashion forward cow.

Everyone is into jumpers this year including yours truly and celebs like Jimmy Fallon. This beautifully crafted jumper even has a video about it! Check it out.

So now that you know all about this amazing charity why wouldn’t you want to buy someone a better life?

Send a Cow’s Christmas catalogue contains gifts that make a difference to poverty-stricken families in seven African countries. Gifts range from ‘Local Cow’ (£205), which provides a farming family with milk and manure; ‘Little Donkey’ (£9) which helps families take good care of their four-legged friends who transport farm produce to market; and ‘Tip Tap’ (£10), a bestseller which improves hygiene levels in areas where soap and water are luxuries.

Simon Barnes, CEO of Send a Cow said; “This year we’ve taken the idea of the quirky Christmas jumper one step further, to encourage people to think differently about the gifts they buy this Christmas. Instead of buying chocolate for a friend, why not buy something unusual – for as little as £5 you will greatly improve the lives of poverty-stricken families in Africa. This is our 13th year of the Christmas catalogue and over the years we’ve raised over eight million pounds to help poor families. We really hope that you will support us this year by buying a gift, to help us change even more lives this Christmas and beyond.”

Send a Cow’s Christmas catalogue is available in print and online – for more information go to www.sendacowgifts.org.uk or call 01225 874222.

I am very fond of buying these types of gifts because it is thoughtful and truly giving. If someone were to buy this in my name I would be so touched and I know that when I have bought these types of gifts for others they have felt so touched too.

So get into the spirit of giving this year and Send a Cow :)

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,

Love Sama

Cool Cafe in Adelaide | New Stuff | My Face

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Hey everyone welcome to my blog and my face, my face in my bed…my bed face if you will. Yes this is how I’m starting this post – get over it.

I decided to get my mauve on today and dolled up for coffee with a friend at Adelaide’s very own Howling Owl Gin Den. I have been going there for about a year now (don’t quote me on that I’m not even sure what years are sometimes) and I absolutely love it! Last time I checked it had over 40 different types of gin (Sip Smith being my favourite). If you don’t feel like sipping on a delectable range of alcoholic beverages you can stick to the good ol’ coffee, juices and other less mind buzzing refreshments. They have vegan friendly and non vegan food, I recommend the vegan brownie – it’s the best brownie I have ever tried.

Sadly I will not be going there again for a while because (not so sadly) I will be going home for a holiday! You know what that means? Yes, travel blogs! Yes oh yes bring on the countless photos and fun facts about New Zealand’s best sites…or…photos of my grandma…

On to my face which is featured in today’s post…I will be doing a video about it and speaking of videos I will be starting an exciting new project which involves blogging and doing more tutes! YAY

I hope you liked that lil update.

Question of the day: what is the longest amount of travel you have ever had to do? Comment here or on Facebook :)

Adiós amigos,

Sama x

Confusion | OOTD | My superhero knee

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Confused? You should be. That was the theme of today’s outfit, not intentionally of course. I just woke up at 7am and had to wear something, anything, because going nude is apparently frowned upon. Or illegal. Whatever.

Today it was supposed to be cold and it was…until that friggin’ Australian sun came out. Don’t get me wrong I love sunny days, but my brain can’t work that early in the morning.

So I threw on a sweater and a blazer:

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Which I think makes me look like I could be working in an office instead of doing a media degree.

So right now I’m ready for the cold but it’d be over kill if I wore jeans so I put these on….

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Uh huh. Classy right? I swear on my cat’s life that the holes, whilst they look as wide as Julia Roberts’ smile, they were minuscule this morning. So keep that in mind kids…don’t ever move…ever.

Separately I have a formal top and a ‘ready to go to the Lamb of God concert’ (how metal tho) bottom. Together it might look a bit awkward….

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But I think they work in a ‘I could do your taxes while beating the crap out of some punks’ kind of way. Plus my knee looks like wolverine and if that isn’t an awesome appendage…I don’t know what is.

So now that I’ve procrastinated most of my day away I’m going to go write some essays. Just remember: do what you love but don’t let your ‘need to do list’ get too lengthy otherwise you’ll be stressed as fuck. Like me. YAY.

Til next time,

Sama x

OOTD | Inspired by Nature | I’m a goof-ball

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Today I tried and failed to make a daisy crown. Yes, I failed at doing something all girls have been doing for generations.

The daisies pictured in the feature photo made me feel calm and like getting pretty. They also reminded me of a conversation I had with a dear friend yesterday about earthing, meditation and spirituality. All things I want to invest more time into.

So I put on my tartan skirt with a super sexy slit, my black crop top and a whole bunch of silver jewellery (no earrings though…my ears hate everything).

I attempted to take the photos seriously, but after posing just once I proceeded to act like a total goof-ball. I may be a person of substance, but I am not a serious person, I like to laugh at myself and well these photos are the results:

If Angelina Jolie and a Praying Mantis had a baby, that'd be me.
If Angelina Jolie and a Praying Mantis had a baby, that’d be me.
Yes I am a basket case.
Yes I am a basket case.
No words.
No words.
This is a pretty good shot.
This is a pretty good shot.
Not so good shot.
Not so good shot.
The jewellery
The jewellery

Outfit details:

Black crop top: Supre

Tartan skirt: uhmm…dunno. It was on sale in some surf shop.

Shoes: Passed down from my mother, who bought them in Malaysia 7ish years ago.

Necklace: Got given as a gift

Ring: Another gift from a small shop in Te Awamutu

Midi rings: Top Shop

Makeup Details:

Fountation: Maybelline Better Skin in Ivory

Finishing powder: Nude by Nature Natural Mineral Cover in Light

Eyes: Makeup Geek in Peach Smoothie

Highlight: Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Shima Shima

Blush: Makeup Geek Shadow in Cupcake

Bronzing + Contouring powder: a eye brow kit with brown powders (I forgot the name sorry!)

Mascara: Benefit They’re Real

Eyeliner: Master Precise Liner in Blackest Black

Lips: Australis Velourlips Matte Cream in HON-O-LOO-LOO

So that’s my not so serious OOTD. I hope you enjoyed and maybe I’ll do another tomorrow, who knows?

I don’t.

Til next time,

Sama x