I really can't believe that yesterday marked two years of blogging of me, seriously where has those two years gone?! I remember starting out taking photos on my iPhone, with no proper set up and I'm so embarrassed now to look back at those photos. I'm so happy I took up blogging and it has definitely given me something to focus on outside of work/uni etc. and talk about my biggest passion in life - Beauty of course!


In the two years I have been doing this I've learnt a lot of blogging and myself. One of the main things I have learnt is to not compare yourself to others, although I do still do this and probably always will I don't half as much as I used to, and i've realised that everyone is different with different circumstances and so we aren't all going to achieve the same. Another is that numbers aren't everything, its taken me two years to grow the little following I have across my social media (see below for actuals) and I proud of that but it still doesn't compare to other 'big' bloggers. However, I don't blog to get thousands of followers and all the freebies but that just comes as an added bonus for me. A final thing is to just enjoy it, I love blogging and writing posts but if I ever began to dislike I would take a break and hopefully come back refreshed. I have noticed recently there is a lot of drama going on in the blogging world and I try not to get involved and I just wish everyone would get a long!

Twitter - 1,302
Instagram - 2,248
Bloglovin' - 1,724


With my blog there aren't necessarily number goals I want to achieve as it can be so hard to grow followers, especially Instagram lately (I seem to lose more followers than i'm gaining lately). Instead I want to just continue to work on my blog and post according to my schedule - in case you didn't know I post every other day! I also want to work more on my photography, I see so many other bloggers with such flawless photos I really feel like I want to up my game. However, with working a full time job and the dark nights I really struggle to find the time for photos 


Now onto the exciting part! when I hit 1000 follower on Bloglovin' and Twitter I said I would do a giveaway but never got round to it so I thought I would tie it in with my blogs second birthday. I have decided for my giveaway to select some of my favourite drugstore products as you really can't go wrong with a good drugstore products. I'll be running the giveaway from my Twitter (here) as i've never done it that way before and thought it would be something different. So here is what you could win:

  • Garnier Moisture Bomb Sheet Mask x 2
  • Models Own Nail Art Tools
  • Sephora Sheet Mask
  • Sephora Nose Strip
  • Collection Eyebrow Kit
  • Fleur de Force Lashes
  • Maybelline Clay Crush Lipstick
  • MUA Undressed Palette
  • Real Techniques Face Sponge
  • 7th Heaven Face Mask x 4
  • MUA Luxe Whipped Blush
  • Barry M Nail Polishes in Oasis & Island Fever
  • L'Oreal Infallible Lip Paint

I'll be running the giveaway for a month over on my Twitter and then will select a winner at random on the 9th March.

I hope you all like the giveaway and I can't wait to announce the winner!



  1. Wow Happy Anniversary Sam!!! 🎉🎉🎉I have only one question, is open international? 😍

  2. Congratulations on two years, your blog is amazing girl!xxx


  3. congrats on two years! Such a great giveaway

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  4. How exciting! I just reached my 1 year of blogging and I can't believe you've done 2 years, what a great achievement to be proud of girl :)
    Kathy x

  5. congrats on your two years!

    Courtney x | courtneyleighblogs.blogspot.co.uk