I hadn't heard of the Liebster Award until a couple of days ago when I was nominated, however, it is such a lovely idea as it helps recognise blogs with less than 200 followers. So thanks to the four lovely girls who nominated me - Gina Marie, Geena, Full of Geek and Texas Poppy!

Here are the rules:

1) Thank the person that nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
2) Answer the 11 questions set by the person that nominated you.
3) Nominate 11 small blogs that you love to read, they must have under 200 followers (e.g. on Bloglovin' ) and then link their blog.
4) Set 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
5) Let the nominees know that they've been nominated for the award. (via comments or social media.

Here are the questions I was given...

...via Gina Marie

1. Why did you start blogging? I have always been a massive fan of beauty products and though this would be a great way to share some of my favourite beauty products with others.
2. What's one thing you can't live without? I would probably have to say my phone, I'm a little obsessed with social media and its a great way to keep in touch with people
3. Meaning behind your blog name? I wanted to keep it simple and my blog is all about my favourite beauty products so I thought 'Samantha's Beauty Loves' was quite good.
4. One thing that makes you happy? Good time with family, friends and my boyfriend
5. What's your favorite blog post you've ever written? Its really hard to choose as I enjoy writing all my posts but I loved my Mac Cinderella one as I was super excited to receive the make up
6. What are some hobbies you have? Shopping, going to the gym, travelling and of course blogging
7. Where would you want to travel right now? I have been wanting to go back to New York for ages and go to Thailand and luckily I'm off to New York in June and Thailand in August, so next is Australia for me.
8. What is your dream job? I would to be able to work in the beauty or fashion industry doing something like marketing.
9.  Early bird or night owl? I used to be a night owl at uni, but now since having a full time job, 8am is a lie in so.
10. What's your favorite snack? Crisps is my guilty pleasure but I try to snack on fruit the most

11. Who is your role model? I don't really have a role model, I did love Lauren Conrad when I was younger though

For my next questions I'm going to cut out ones I have already answered...

...via Geena

2. If you could be any animal, which one would you be and why? I would probably be my dog as I'd love to know what she is thinking
3. What was the craziest thing you have ever done? I must be so boring as I can't actually think of something really crazy
4. Do you have any hidden talents, which one? No
5. What would you do, If you were the other gender for one day? This is a good question, I would probably just hang out with other boys to see what they really talk about when us girls aren't there
6. What do you like most about yourself? I'd probably have to say that I think I'm quite easy to get on with
7. What is your biggest pet peeve? I get quite bad road rage so probably other bad drivers haha
8. What is/was your most hated subject at school and why? Science as it never something that interested me
9. If you had to change your name for some reason, how would you name yourself? I would change it to something more creative as I think Samantha is quite boring
10. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, which one would it be? Probably chicken
11. Something more serious at the end: If you had to choose when you're going to die, which age would you choose and why? As old as possible, doesn't everyone want to stay alive for as long as they can

...via Full of Geek

2. What do you enjoy most about blogging? I love letting other people know about all my favourite beauty products and connecting with other bloggers
3. Indoors or outdoors? I love to be indoors in winter and outdoors in summer so both I guess
4. Favorite animal? Dolphins and Monkeys
6. Favorite song at the moment? Michael Calfan - Treasured Soul
7. What do you like to do to relax? Staying at home and watching TV
8. Any pets? Dog
9. Favorite bloggers? In the frow, Couture Girl, Velvet Ghost are just some!
10. What inspires you the most? Being successful in life and being happy
11. Favorite time of year? Summer.

...via Texas Poppy

1. How many times have you moved in your lifetime? I've lived in 3 houses with my parents and two uni houses.
2. What was the last book you read? Did you enjoy it? It's really bad I can't remember
4. Do you prefer cats or dogs? Dogs
5. Who is your favorite YouTuber? Zoella or Velvet Ghost
6. What is your favorite memory from childhood? All the great family holidays I went on
8. What is your favorite makeup product to purchase? I love purchasing eye shadow palettes
9. What is a staple piece in your wardrobe? Cami tops as they are so easy to wear, I have so many different colours
10. What is your favorite app? Instagram

Here are my 11 questions:

1. Why did you start blogging?
2. Dream holiday?
3. What is your favourite make up brand?
4. Dream job?
5. What is your favourite TV show?
6. What can't you love without?
7. Who is you favourite blogger?
8. When are you happiest?
9. Whats your go to clothes shop?
10. Do you have any hidden talents?
11. What is your favourite app?

I nominate:





  1. Hi! Congrats on the nomination! :) it is nice when people recognize the beautiful work you put into your blog! Btw,I think your blog name is simple, clear and beautiful, wish I had made mine more like that LOL

    x Josune, Your Beauty Script ❤

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  2. Really enjoyed reading your answers samantha!! :D xx

    Geena |

  3. Thank you for the nomination! Such a great idea! X

  4. Thank you for your comment :) x