Our Day at Ascot with Appletiser & GLAMOUR Magazine

31 July 2015

Last Saturday my older brother and I attended King George Day - here - at Ascot Racecourse courtesy of Appletiser - the official soft drink of Ascot - and GLAMOUR magazine, and it was such a wonderful day that I couldn't wait to share it with you all!

We vlogged our entire weekend and it's one of my favourite videos, so if you'd like to join us you can find the video on my YouTube channel here.

Our tickets were for the Winner's Enclosure which was absolutely stunning - it was our first time at Ascot and you expect it to be grand, but it really is another level of class and sophistication. Everything is immaculate from top to tail - you'd find it difficult not to be wowed by the decadence of it all - and we began enjoying our day from the second we stepped through the gates.

One of my favourite parts of Ascot, as I'm sure a lot of people also find, is the 'dressing up' aspect. As someone who loves donning a nice dress and a good pair of heels, there was plenty for me to appreciate and I spent a large proportion of the day complimenting others on their outfits! It's a lovely chance to sport something special and be surrounded by others who've also made an effort by strutting their stuff in suits and fascinators, which really adds to the experience of it all. I was originally after this dress from ASOS, but they didn't have my size and instead I chose a pale blue pencil dress with a floral print that I ended up absolutely loving. It felt very 'Ascot appropriate' and I loved the look of it, especially when paired with a matching pashmina, white heeled sandals, an embellished silver clutch and my new cooler, ashier blonde hair.

Bag: my mum's
Pashmina: my auntie's!

After making a detour to get my hair done (you might've noticed that it looks different in these photos, I'll show you properly in a video soon!) we started our road trip to the Stirrups Country House Hotel, which was lovely. The staff were all very helpful and we had a really comfortable stay in our room plus a tasty full English on the morning of Ascot that set us up for the day perfectly. On our way to the hotel on Friday night we passed a restaurant called Cinnamon Tree, and as we hadn't eaten on the road we decided to drop our bags in our room then head back for a meal which we really enjoyed - Indian cuisine is one of our favourites and was a welcome treat after the long drive!

I loved my makeup on the day and can do a 'Get Ready With Me'-style video if anyone would like to see how I did it and which products I used? Let me know!

If you're thinking of going to Ascot we'd highly recommend it, the whole day is enjoyable from start to finish - even if you don't win a penny! - and it's a really special outing whether you go as a pair, like my brother and I did, or as a group. We'd like to say a special thank you to Appletiser and GLAMOUR magazine for taking us, as we thoroughly loved the experience and were so happy and grateful to spend some quality sibling time together.

Have you ever been to Ascot? Be sure to check out our vlog here!

#MegSays10k Urban Decay & Zoella Beauty Giveaway!

21 July 2015

First things first, I'm the luckiest. Lucky to have such wonderful people supporting me, and lucky to be enjoying something so wholeheartedly. When I uploaded my first video - here if you missed it! - I honestly didn't think that even one hundred people would care enough to subscribe to my channel. Now there's over ten thousand of you who care enough, which gives me ALL of the warm fuzzies! Back in December I was simply 'giving YouTube a go' as I'd so wanted to for years and years, and I didn't expect the amount of support and kindness that I've received over the past seven months. Although we are celebrating a milestone together right now, it really is all about the fact that there's 10,000 individuals rather than the number as a whole and it always will be. I won't waffle on too much as I've got a giveaway to explain, but I want to express my gratitude and say how truly appreciative I am 10,000 times over! Thank you to every single one of you.

To say thank you, I'm holding a giveaway - there will be one main prize and two runner-up prizes, so three winners in total. Here are all the details/T&Cs!

The entire giveaway (main prize and runner-up prizes) are open internationally - you can enter wherever you are in the world. You're welcome to enter all three giveaways if you wish. The giveaway starts on Wednesday 22nd July 2015 and ends at 12am on Wednesday 12th August 2015. The three winners will be announced and contacted on Thursday 13th August 2015. If you are under 16 years of age, please ask a parent/guardian for permission before entering. Good luck!

Main Prize -
1 Urban Decay Naked Palette of your choice & a selection of products from the new Zoella Beauty Tutti Fruity range, with a thank you card from me

How to enter to win the Main Prize:
You must use the Rafflecopter form below - simply log in and follow the instructions!

As shown on the Rafflecopter form below, there are two mandatory steps to enter:
1. Be subscribed to my YouTube channel
2. Follow my blog on BlogLovin'
Use the Rafflecopter form to complete or confirm these two mandatory steps.

The rest of the steps are optional, and allow you to enter yourself into the giveaway multiple times. Please use the Rafflecopter form to complete these steps if you wish!
1. Follow me on Twitter
2. Tweet the pre-written message (this can be done once a day)
3. Follow me on Instagram
4. Follow my second Instagram
5. Visit and 'like' my Facebook page
Again, use the Rafflecopter form to complete or confirm these five optional steps.

A winner will be chosen from the Rafflecopter entries and I will then contact the winner via email on Thursday 13th August 2015. Please be aware of fake accounts - I will only contact you from my megsaysemailme@gmail.com account.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
- Runner-Up Prize (x2) -
A selection of products from the new Zoella Beauty Tutti Fruity range, with a thank you card from me

How to enter to win a Runner-Up Prize:
There will be two runner-up prizes; one on Twitter, one on Instagram.

Twitter Giveaway:
1. Follow me on Twitter (@megsaystweet)
2. Retweet this tweet: click here

A winner will be chosen from the retweets and I will then contact the winner via Twitter Direct Message on Thursday 13th August 2015. Please be aware of fake accounts - I will only contact you from my @megsaystweet account.

Instagram Giveaway:
1. Follow me on both of my Instagram accounts (@megsays_ and @megsayseat)
2. Repost the photo from my feed entitled '10k Giveaway', ensuring that you tag @megsays_ and #megsays10k in the caption

A winner will be chosen from the hashtag and I will then contact the winner via Instagram Direct Message on Thursday 13th August 2015. Please be aware of fake accounts - I will only contact you from my @megsays_ account.

All three winners will be given an equal, reasonable amount of time to respond. Please keep an eye on your emails/social media inboxes on Thursday 13th August 2015 as another winner will be chosen in your place if I can't get in touch.

And that's everything! I also made a video about this giveaway on my YouTube channel here. If you have any questions please leave them below and I'll do my very best to get back to you. Finally, thank you so much again and good luck!


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