Samantha Faiers is one busy pregnant lady! While most women might be indulging in a rest to prepare for the birth of a new baby in January, Sam’s been busy launching not one but two new beauty products. What’s even more impressive is that she looks as glam as ever.
In this picture, Sam’s at the Radio Rooftop bar at the ME London hotel for a party to mark the launch of her products.
I was lucky enough to attend the party for some delicious bubbly and canapes (including truffle fries) and to meet the lady herself.
The first product that caught my eye was Sam’s new perfume, Pure. Her first perfume Bella won Best Celebrity Fragrance in The Fragrance Shop’s awards. To put this into context, it outsold One Direction’s fragrance!
I loved Bella’s sensual vanilla smell, and I wasn’t sure if she could improve on it, but Pure is feminine in a different way. It’s very floral with jasmine, orange blossom and ylang ylang, and there’s a lasting hint of musk. The bottle is diamond cut and would look gorgeous on anyone’s dressing table.
Sam’s second product, self-tan, also has striking packaging. You can tell a lot of effort has gone into the product when even the packaging detail’s been thought about. It contains moisturiser and anti-oxidants to hydrate the skin so your tan lasts for longer, plus there’s a special ingredient to ensure it doesn’t smell too artificial.
And then it was time to steal Sam away from her supportive boyfriend Paul Knightley for a chat…
QS: How long does it take you to come up with these products?
SAM: A long time! I’m passionate about beauty so it’s important for me to make a product I would like to use. I’m involved in every detail of a product, from the smell, to the texture to the packaging. I could never put my name to something I didn’t like.
QS: Was making the perfume hard as has your sense of smell changed now that your pregnant?
SAM: No, I’ve been very lucky. I’ve had hardly any symptoms – no sickness, no change of smell. My sister Billie had a similar pregnancy with Nellie, so maybe it runs in the family and we’re both lucky. I just hope my baby is as well behaved as Nelly.
QS: Do you know if you’re having a boy or a girl?
SAM: No, and I won’t find out until the birth. It will be a nice surprise. I’m concentrating on the pregnancy right now and enjoying it. I’m glad I’ve got a little bump now. Its nice to show it off in tight dresses. I don’t feel the need to hide it in a big smock. I’m proud of it.
QS: Will a baby inspire you to work on some baby products?
SAM: Maybe. It depends if I have time!
I have to say, I think if Sam wants to find time, she’ll make time. What she’s done since leaving The Only Way is Essex is remarkable and she also recvelaed to me that she won’t slow down until December – just a month before the due date of her baby.
And with that, I tore myself away from the beautiful views in the bar and left with some perfume. It’s a gorgeous scent – I couldn’t stop smelling my wrists all night!
Pure the new fragrance is avaliable from The Fragrance Shop and Glow will be avaliable at selected retail outlets from October
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