We all love a good aul bargain. Especially when it's a beauty bargain.
Like, with a customised facial costing up to €150 at a Dublin spa, and a vampire facial costing €450 in some places, it's expensive trying to keep our skin nice and supple.
To combat this and inject some everyday luxury into beauty routines, Dealz has today launched its own skincare range, #6.
"Everyone wants to look good for less, and we spent a long time ironing out the wrinkles to develop a fantastic skincare range to fit all budgets," Holly Mobley, Dealz Head of Glamour, said.
"We set out to challenge expectations, we want customers to feel like they are buying a bit of luxury without breaking the bank and are confident #6 hits the mark for beauty addicts and skincare novices alike."
Described as the perfect number for your skin and tipped to rival household name beauty brands, #6 is a complete six-piece skincare range.
The range features "premium quality products in luxurious packaging that will take pride of place in beauty collections for a fraction of the price".
From anti-ageing day cream to collagen filler, the products contain ingredients such as ceramide, vitamins A & E, sweet almond oil and algae extract, with gentle formulations suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin.
The full #6 range is available in Dealz stores nationwide from today, with all products in the range for just €1.50.
So when she's not posing for the cover of Forbes or GQ with her boyf Travis Scott, she's busying herself with her make-up collection.
So to mark her big 21st birthday, she's releasing a new Kylie kit to celebrate the occasion.
This isn't her first foray into bday/make-up collabs as she brought her first kit out in line with her 19th birthday.
She explained in her Instagram stories, "my birthday collections are super special to me because the first collection I ever did was for my 19th birthday. My birthdays are what set off [makeup] collections for me."
Megan revealed that she has had a huge amount of procedures done in her life so far: "I got a boob job at 19, and had another one when I got older and had more money to upgrade the surgeon! And I had my nose done and my lips filled. And the teeth.”
The Love Island contestant said she has nothing to be ashamed of. She got those procedures done simply to boost her confidence: “I've done what I’ve done because it made me me feel confident and comfortable.”
Megan argued that society has no problem with women going to the hairdressers, nail salon or beauticians to boost their confidence, so what is wrong with her getting a procedure that makes her feel good about herself.
“I get my lips done because I feel better, it doesn’t have to be a massive deal,” she shared.
Megan came in fourth place in the Love Island finale on Monday night.
It's a gorgeous deep red and never fails to boost my confidence.
I'm not a huge makeup fan and prefer a natural look, but when I want to feel more glamorous I pop that on and I'm good to go.
Mary Byrne, MagicMum Editor
My go-to is a Rimmel lippie in a pinky shade.
Unfortunately, I've used it so often that the colour code has worn off and I'm not 100% sure what it's called.
I'm not really a lipstick type of person tbh, and I opt for the same one whether I'm heading to a gig or a wedding – why fix what's not broken?!
I love this one is because it also works really well as a blusher – it's got a lovely creamy, matte texture and blends in really well.
Jen McShane, MummyPages Editor
As I have so little time in the mornings, I want a lipstick that won't have vanished by the time I arrive at the office.
So I tend to favour a lip crayon – specifically Chanel's Le Rouge Crayon Del Couleur (€35).
It's really a two-in-one; a retractable twist that doubles as a liner and a lipstick.
The thin nib means you can outline your lips expertly and fill them in, on-the-go, in a hurry, wherever you are. It has a satin, yet ultra long-lasting, intense colour finish and despite the price tag, I have it in multiple shades – that's how good it is.
Shayna Sappington, Editorial Intern
I love Mac's lipstick Twig.
It's a nice neutral colour you can wear everyday and looks different on everyone.
Their lipstick doesn't dry out my lips and always smells like vanilla.
Aoife Loughnane, Editorial Intern
Like Mary, I'm not a huge lipstick person mainly because anytime I've attempted to wear it in the past, I look like I've devoured a pot of strawberry jam.
However, I do love the Kate Moss Rimmel range – but I espesh love the Rimmel only 1 Matte Lipstick in nude.
It's also fantastic as a blush on the cheekbones – just a little dab last hours and it actually looks good.
There’s a brand new addition coming to the Arnotts Beauty Hall and we are beyond excited about it. It’s safe to say this brand will be welcomed with open arms when it arrives at Arnotts on July 26, 2018.
IT Cosmetics is set to launch their first store in Dublin this month and we’ll certainly be stocking up on their game-changing products.
IT Cosmetics products are bound to make a positive impact on your skin. Their clinically proven, innovative, problem-solving products harness cutting-edge anti-ageing technologies and skin-loving ingredients to truly give you the power to be Your Most Beautiful You.
You can wave goodbye to bad skin days from here on out because IT Cosmetics are bound to give you that healthy glow you’ve wanted for so long.
The company’s mission is to help women feel more beautiful in their own skin. There is so much pressure on women to look flawless, and sometimes that pressure can really take its toll on you.
Luckily, products like their Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ are here to save the day. Not only will this colour correcting cream leave your skin glowing, but it will also protect it from sun damage. It’s a win-win!
If your skin is looking a bit dull and tired then you must treat yourself to a tub of Confidence in a Cream. This cream will transform your skin and leave it feeling rejuvenated and looking plump.
IT Cosmetics are creating products that will boost your confidence. They vow to help women feel better about their appearance: “We exist to inspire every woman to celebrate her own beauty and to feel confident, important, loved and beautiful. Even if it’s for the first time, or for the first time in a long time.”
Shellac Luxe and the incredible people at CND have let me in on a new technique they have developed called the Wiggle.
The Wiggle gets those nails looking sharp and keeps them on point for two weeks.
It is a new way to paint nails and caps the nail properly to avoid chipping and breaks.
Samantha Sweet of Sweet Squaredspoke to SHEmazing about how the Wiggle was conceived with Shellac Luxe, which removes in just sixty seconds.
"Team CND obviously do a lot of training on application…rather than paint a nail traditionally from the cuticle up, they do this wiggle technique, where they are almost going backward on the tip of the nail first, it’s almost like you’re sealing the edge," she explained.
"The brush in this product is so awesome, that when you actually apply this wiggle technique, it just does this beautiful sweep, then they apply [the polish] normally."
After speaking to the nail goddess that is Marian Newman, she told me all about the way the Wiggle is changing the industry as we know it.
Marian has worked in every aspect of the nail industry, which includes over 50 British Vogue covers to her name and years of working on fashion shows for London and Paris Fashion Weeks – so she knows a thing or two about nails.
"I think the Wiggle technique is amazing," she said.
"With any nail coating, you do have to cap the free edge because the layers end there, so that is where they get the most damage, that's where water can seep and make the layers blow apart, so you do have to cap the free edge," she said.
"And a lot of people cap the free edge but they get polish underneath and if you get any underneath, traditional or gel polish you end up picking it out and then you have broken the seal.
"Everyone knows this is such a fine product [Shellac Luxe] – when I say fine, I mean sophisticated, it’s superior.
Marian went on to explain that with the Wiggle technique and using Luxe, you cap the tip of the nail without getting anything underneath, so you don't break the seal.
Marian also added that it's crucial for nail techs to get the wiggle technique down properly, so you get the best results.
"[Shellac Luxe] is thin and you don’t get the bulbous piece at the end, it's just an easy way for every nail professional to remember, what to do and get the best possible results because this is very technique sensitive.
"If you don’t put it on right, then you’re not going to get the best out of it."
"We are in the beauty industry, we are not here to trash natural nails. The integrity of a natural nail should be the first priority of a nail technician, keeping those nails beautiful," explained Samantha.
"Now with traditional Shellac and Luxe, you don’t need to use an abrasive or a file on the natural nail, so already you haven't done anything to the nail to thin it or anything like that."
"If nail techs stop doing those type of things, and then you've got a product that comes off so easily, so the nail underneath shouldn't be harmed in any way, then you've got a better experience for the customers."
"Clients should not be going to a salon to get their nails trashed, and yet there are so many people that still do that."
She told Complex magazine at the time that, ''it has been an insecurity of mine all my life. I felt like no one wanted to kiss me.”
Explaining why she had originally lied about the cosmetic work, she explained that she had panicked.
''What are all those moms going to think about me? These kids, my fans, they’re going to think I’m crazy. I didn't’ want to be a bad influence. I didn't’t want people to think you had to get your lips done to feel good about yourself.''
However, it seems that she has had a change of heart.
In the past, she admitted that she might have gotten carried away with the injections.
“When you first get them done, you’re like, ‘Oh, it could be a little bit bigger on that side.’ I’d go back and be like, ‘They went down’ and think they could be bigger. But I went too far.”
While people were purely speculating about the Insta snaps at first, Kylie then confirmed her different look by saying, ''I got rid of all my filler'' followed by worried emojis.
Kyle recently spoke about how her baby Stormi had not inherited her lips, but has big beautiful eyes.
She told friend Jordyn Woods during a YouTube Q&A that, ''she has the biggest eyes ever. The one thing I was insecure about, she has. She has the most perfect lips in the whole entire world. She ain't get those from me. Thank her dad for those.''