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!

If you'd like to enter to win a 16GB rose gold iPhone SE with a Three Mobile sim card + credit, please follow the three simple steps below and read the T&Cs. Thank you, good luck!

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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.
5. This promotion is open to residents of the UK, except for Three employees, their families or anyone else associated with this competition.
6. No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are lost or delayed, or which are not received for any reason.
7. Winners agree to participate in publicity as Meg Says and Three may require.
8. The prize on offer is a 16GB iPhone SE (rose gold) and a Three Sim card loaded with £10 of credit.
9. The prize is only as stipulated and cannot be transferred and/or exchanged for cash.
10. Confirmation of the prize will be made by email to the winner by 08/09/2016.
11.  Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner. If the winner cannot be contacted, or is unable to comply with these terms and conditions, Meg Says and Three reserve the right to offer the prize to another eligible entrant. Failure to respond and/or provide an address, or failure to meet the eligibility requirements may result in forfeiture of the prize.
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Two Cute AND Comfortable £20 Pairs Of Tan Sandals

15 August 2016

Finding a comfortable pair of shoes is something that doesn't seem to come naturally to me. The evidence for this lies in the numerous amount of times that I've hobbled in agony from A to B, past caring whether it's socially acceptable to remove your footwear in public and with various painful blisters and cuts that I still have scars from years later.

What I think are sensible shoes with a barely-there heel and no 'tear your ankle to shreds with every step' back in sight still manage to wound my poor tootsies, so it's a happy day in my world when I find shoes that I can freely stroll around in without having to make an emergency Boots stop for more Compeed plasters. It doesn't hurt when they're super pretty and purse-friendly, also...

Enter two pairs of extremely cute sandals that I feel I've thoroughly tried and tested (e.g. stomped around London in during a heatwave on more than ten occasions) and been pleasantly surprised. I didn't have to stuff tissues between any straps, and there's something about tan sandals in summer that I just think looks so fresh and gorgeous.

The first pair are from River Island and are the Tan Block Heel Sandals. I originally bought these in black and wore them so much that I couldn't not snap them up in this stunning burnt orange shade also. Everything from the lace-up front to the gold stud detailing floats my boat and I seriously cannot stress how comfy there - plus, they're currently half price in the sale at £20. If you can't find your size, I've found some really similar pairs from BoohooNew Look, Oasis, Park Lane and Eeight

Another £20 pair of tan heels that I've been loving are the New Look Open Toe Faux Suede Sandals as I've been looking for something like this for such a long time; well-made mule-style slingbacks with a sturdy heel and a peep toe that are perfect for everyday wear, especially when paired with blue ankle-grazer jeans. They're true to size (I went down a size with the River Island pair for the perfect fit) and the simple design is a total winner.

I'm not sure I could be happier with these two purchases if I'm honest. They don't break the bank (or pinch your little toes!) and they're beautiful. Get 'em in your life pronto!

The Moisturiser 'Wardrobe' For Every Skin Type

14 July 2016





The Caudalie Vinosource range rocks my world. Four out of eight products are moisturisers, all designed specifically to hydrate, which makes it incredibly easy to choose which is best suited to you... or if you're like me and you've got combination skin or skin that changes throughout the course of the seasons (and you're just a total beauty addict, let's face it) you can have all four knocking around in your bathroom cabinet ready to be whipped out depending on your skin's current needs.

Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet £23
Is it just me, or does the word 'sorbet' make your mouth water slightly? I immediately conjure up visions of eating a delicious fruity sorbet whilst draped over a pool lounger somewhere hot... I digress, but just as an icy bowl of sorbet is refreshing when the weather is warm, this product is thirst-quenching when your skin needs a good drink. Calling all dehydrated and combination skin types, here's your match! It's hard to believe how nourishing this is when you consider how light and cool the gel-cream formula feels on the skin, and it has the most gorgeously 'green' and fresh grape scent. I've been using this as my go-to day moisturiser because of how smooth and bouncy my skin looks and feels after applying it, and it sits beautifully under foundation.

Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Mattifying Fluid £23
This has a lighter, more fluid-like texture than the sorbet and would be the perfect moisturiser for someone with oily skin thanks to its "instant mattifying effect and long-lasting oil-control action." As I have combination skin that leans on the dry side but with a shiny t-zone, I apply this before I do my makeup and think it's such a lovely lightweight base. Non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic (and with that same grape scent) it restores the skin's balance and I always feel like my moisture levels have been replenished without overloading my face with weighty creams. In the warmer months especially I really dislike feeling like my skin is 'clogged' by heat and products, and this has answered my 'which moisturiser is best for summer?' prayers.

Caudalie Vinosource Moisture Recovery Cream £23
Moving onto dry skin's best friend now, this moisturiser is designed to "restore the hydrolipidic layer and strengthen the skin's barrier function" and has a richer formula whilst still feeling lightweight and non-sticky. The scent is still the same 'green' fragrance, albeit slightly less fresh and slightly more soft. The way I'd describe this is 'comforting', as you immediately lose any tightness due to dryness and you're left with comfortably soft and supple skin. I'd use this as a daycream during the winter, and around this time of year I find it perfect for nighttime.

Caudalie Vinosource Intense Moisture Cream £23
As the name would suggest, this is the most intensely moisturising of the bunch and I'd say this is best for very dry skin, which I do sometimes get along with small patches of eczema. I can wave goodbye to those skin ailments with the help of this little tube of glory however, as it envelops skin in such a hydrating, nourishing hug and does the world of good for my skin when it's feeling sore, tight, irritated and uncomfortably dry. It's incredibly soothing but again doesn't feel heavy and I love that I can wake up, touch my skin and still feel the benefits from the application the night before.

A moisturiser 'wardrobe' for every skin type, change and need? Tick!
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