How To Make Your Home Smell Like Paradise

12 September 2016

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of scents, and incorporating them into my space is an element of interiors that I feel really turns a house into a home. It's such a joy to discover a new fragrance that you fall totally in love with, and that's exactly what happened with the Molton Brown Coco & Sandalwood collection. Coconut is the ultimate holiday scent for me and I think that's the reason why I find this particular blend so gorgeously relaxing; even if the skies are grey and rain is lashing at the window in classic British fashion I need only close my eyes and breathe in to feel like I'm on a private island looking up at palm trees, surrounded by turquoise waters with a piƱa colada in hand. It really is that good!

I can't sum it up quite as beautifully as Molton Brown can, so here's their description: "Fresh top notes of creamy Filipino coconut, milk and spicy-sweet cinnamon melt flawlessly into a heart of honeyed jasmine, cedarwood and copahu; comforting sandalwood, guaiac wood and vetiver blend for rounded, subtle depth". Believe me, it smells just as good as it sounds and having my home this beautifully scented is just dreamy. 

My favourite item of the collection so far is the Coco & Sandalwood Aroma Reeds - I find reed diffusers are so efficient in their ability to fragrance an entire floor of your home without being overpowering, and you get the added bonus of not having to worry about whether you definitely blew that candle on your dressing table out. Let's face it though, we all know I love a good candle and there are two stunningly packaged ones in this range; Single Wick and Three Wick. I also adore the Home & Linen Mist as I can't express how much I love this fragrance, and having my sheets infused with it makes me one happy lady!

Next on my list are the body products, notably the Body Wash and the Nourishing Body Lotion so I can make myself smell like paradise - and I can imagine getting a lot of use out of the Replenishing Hand Cream whether it be on my bedside table or in my handbag. These three items also come in a Gift Set if you fancied treating a loved one to a pamper.

Now, I think I'm gonna go and light the candle so I can pretend I've been whisked away to a white sandy beach on an idyllic island, rather than being sat in Primark pyjama bottoms and about to tackle the big pile of washing up...

Duty-Free Shopping Heaven!

10 September 2016

One of my favourite parts about going on holiday has always been duty-free shopping - it's there when you've arrived ridiculously early to the airport and you need something to do for a few hours, and it's there to greet you when you've returned home and are possibly experiencing some post-holiday blues. I love the sparkly floors, the way everything gleams, the rows of perfectly lined-up shiny products, the incredible exclusives and discounts... yep, it pretty much turns me into Rebecca Bloomwood and I'm perfectly okay with that.

With that being said, when World Duty Free got in touch to see if I wanted to come along to their #JetSetTour at Heathrow Airport to celebrate their new beauty hall, I was of course totally game and couldn't wait for the big day. I have to say, walking into an airport and going through security (shoes off and all!) when you're not actually going on holiday felt slightly peculiar, but it also felt like an adventure and I was so excited to chat with the various brands and discover some new products.

It was such a fun day of girly chats, travel-themed cupcakes, fragrance consultations and much, much more - I truly loved it and it completely made up for the fact that I didn't actually buy anything on my last holiday to Italy, both in the airport on the way there and back or on the trip itself! My lovely friend Harry from Harry Makes It Up was also there doing makeovers and I fell head over heels in love with the blue liner she did on me using MAC Fluidline Gel Liner in 'Siahi' - it was conveniently included in our goodie bags and is a look I'll definitely be trying out myself. Thank you to World Duty Free for having us, we were truly spoilt and I kinda wanna book a trip just so I can come back!

To see everything else that was very kindly included in our goodie bags as well as the items I picked up myself, there's a High End Beauty Haul over on my channel now.

The Prettiest Satin Pyjamas That'll Keep You Cool In Summer

27 August 2016

I'm a pyjamas person. Not a birthday or a Christmas goes by when I don't receive pyjamas as a gift, my favourite thing about getting home is immediately rushing upstairs to "change into my comfies" and even when I'm filming YouTube videos with a full face of makeup and a pretty blouse, out of shot I'm almost definitely sporting pyjama bottoms and slippers.

With the winter months all sorted - the thickest, softest button-up flannel pyjamas I can find and a pair of cosy fluffy socks to boot, fyi -  I'm sometimes at a loss when I want to wear pyjamas at this time of year but I know that everything in my drawer is only going to make me feel uncomfortably warm. Being the pyjama lover that I am, however, I've found two gorgeous satin sets that'll see you through summer whilst keeping cool - and feeling infinitely more glam than you do come winter when you're in your oversized dressing gown with the hood up and you've tucked your pyjama bottoms into your socks!

The first pair are these gorgeous ASOS Moss Satin Piped Pyjamas which I've been wearing around the house and to sleep in whenever the weather is overcast as they're long, but the material is extremely lightweight so you feel cosy yet cool at the same time. I have these in silver although the Duck Egg Blue shade would've been my ideal choice - they're half-price at the moment for £20 so snap 'em up! - and they also come in Frosted Lilac, Blush and Pink Stripe, which definitely have a Victoria's Secret vibe going on and are top of my wishlist. These are some of the most comfortable pyjamas I've ever owned, and I love how effortlessly chic they are!

Then we come to the perfect pair of pyjamas when your room has turned into an unbearably hot and humid conservatory, you no longer care about creepy crawlies coming in if you leave the window open and you're frantically hunting in the loft for a desk fan; meet the ASOS Satin Cami & Short Set. Again these come in tons of seriously pretty colours - Blush, Frosted Lilac, Yellow, Pink, Coral, Blue Floral - but I opted for the silver and adore them, especially with the little chiffon inserts down the sides of the cami and the shorts. I can't tell you how brilliant they are for making it feel like you're wearing nothing when you're wearing something, which is a lifesaver on sweltering summer nights!

Excuse me whilst I continue living my life as a pyjama fanatic, immediately heading for the 'Nightwear' section of every website whilst continuously reminding myself that I should be spending money on clothing that I can actually wear outside of the house...

Win A Rose Gold iPhone!

17 August 2016

One of the main things I couldn't live without is my phone. It's the first thing I reach for every morning, the item I check I've got in my handbag before I leave the house and the gadget that's always my by side. Recently I went on holiday to Italy with my boyfriend and our friends (the vlog is here if you'd like to see what we got up to!) and I accidentally left my phone in the car. I won't lie, I felt slightly lost. Although I decided to find the silver lining and realise that it's probably a good thing for me to 'unplug' every so often and stop scrolling for once, I was definitely a bit gutted about not being able to update you guys on Snapchat or take lots of pretty Instagram photos. My phone is my job, my way of staying in touch with friends, my treasure trove of memories... I love it, so when Three contacted me about hosting a giveaway with them it was a total no-brainer. Getting the opportunity to give someone a phone is a huge deal, plus it's the rose gold version which is so pretty!

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1. These terms and conditions are the rules which apply to this competition. By submitting their entry, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by the following terms and conditions.
2. This competition is run by Meg Says in conjunction with Hutchison 3G UK Limited, operating as Three, Star House, 20 Grenfell Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1EH.
3. To enter the competition entrants must complete the requirements before 12am on 08/09/2016.
4. Entrants must be aged 18 or over, or with parent/guardian permission if under 18.
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8. The prize on offer is a 16GB iPhone SE (rose gold) and a Three Sim card loaded with £10 of credit.
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