Samantha Parsons Samantha Parsons is a contributing writer for Real Simple whose work has been published in The Spruce, The/Thirty, and The Quality Edit. Experience Samantha has seven years of experience in the beauty industry and has been educating consumers on innovative launches and game-changing brands for two of them. Samantha has a pulse on the zeitgeist and a knack for knowing the perfect beauty product for every need. Her work can be seen in publications like The Spruce, The/Thirty, and The Quality Edit. Education Samantha earned her BA in Liberal Studies, focused on Media/Communications and Psychology, in 2019. About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.