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Ever since her engagement to Prince Harry was confirmed by Kensington Palace, Meghan Markle has embraced her new life as a member of the British Royal Family. 

From social media bans and fashion guidelines to a strict 'no shellfish' policy (em?), the new Duchess has a long list of rules to get used to. 

However, there is one royal tradition we can ALL get on board with. 

Members of the Royal Family are forbidden to wear dark nail colours in public as they are considers 'vulgar' by Queen Elizabeth, who instead favours a more natural look. 

Keen to please her new grandmother-in-law, Meghan opted to wear the Queen's favourite shade on her wedding day – and it's surprisingly affordable. 

Essie's 'Ballet Slippers' is the perfect shade of princess pink and sells for a mere €9.99

According to Beauty Crew, in 1989 the Queen's hairdresser wrote to Essie requesting a bottle of the classic pink shade for her royal client and ever since then her majesty has favoured the neutral shade ever. 

Kate Middleton opted for a similar colour on her wedding day, choosing Essie's pale pink 'Allure'. 

We ran a competition over on the @shemazingie Instagram, where five lucky followers could win a bottle of this sold out shade.

Did you enter? If so, head over to our Instagram page right now to see if you're one of them, as the competition is now CLOSED. 



If you thought the unicorn beauty trend was going to be left behind in 2016, you are sorely mistaken.

From unicorn horn handled makeup brushes to unicorn inspired glitter eye shadows, we're not quite ready to give up on the mythical makeup quite yeat.

While most of the unicorn themed pieces we've spotted have been from independent online boutiques, a major player in the fashion and beauty world has just stepped up and revealed yeat another unicorn beauty buy. 


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Christian Louboutin have just launched their Loubichrome set of stiletto nail varnishes, but with the iridescent sheen on the spike heel, it looks more like a unicorn horn than anything else.

The gorgeous spike nail varnish bottles are beautiful enough in themseleves, but the colours within are just as amazing. 

The shades include a vibrant violet, summery yellow, and blood orange. 


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The colours also have a seriously on trend chrome finish.

The limited edition collection isn't available yet, but should retail for around €30 like the rest of the designer nail colours.

While thirty quid is a bit of a splurge for a nail varnish, that unicorn horn handle kind of doubles up as a dressing table decoration, right? 



If your make-up bag has been looking a bit dull lately, and you feel like it could do with a pop of colour (on a budget, of course), then these great products form the Wet n’ Wild range could be just what you’re looking for.

They’ve only been in Ireland since January, but they seem to be a big hit already, which is why we’ll definitely be giving their limited edition nail varnishes a go. The creative naming of the different shades have us sold already – how could you resist a good pun like ‘I red a good book’, or something as sweet as ‘Candy-licious’?!

Their ‘Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio’ range are good value too as you get three different colours at a great price – but they’re limited edition so don’t hang around if you want to give them a try!

Their prices range from €3.99 to €4.49, which means you’ll be able to afford a little treat on almost any budget if you pop into Dunnes Stores or selected Penneys all over Ireland.

We’ll definitely be giving them a go!



Our beauty expert Odette is on hand to show you how to achieve these quirky ladybird nails. You won’t believe how easy they are to do!



We’re giving you the chance to win a great collection of Sally Hansen products, so you can give yourself a manicure from the comfort of your own couch!

If you want top notch nails, Sally Hansen is the obvious choice. The nail experts have a wide range of colours and polishes, as well as tonnes of nail care products to ensure you have the healthiest, prettiest nails around.

Along with a selection of nail varnishes, the hamper also includes Cuticle Rehab, Nail Rehab and Insta Dri Anti Chip Top Coat.

To win, just pop over to our Facebook page – it’s that simple!

And make sure to check out our How to Apply Lasting Nail Polish beauty tutorial using covetable Sally Hansen products – perfection.