TikTok mum’s pink eyelash vending machine that’s come to the centre of Preston

The new vending machine can be used today

Meggi lashes has launched in Preston (Meggi Lashes/Facebook)

A TikTok mum who set up her own lashes and cosmetics company is expanding her range once more in a Preston shopping centre.

Meggi Lashes was founded by Meggi Morgan in 2020 when the young businesswoman went on her own hunt for affordable lashes. With only a £300 investment Meggi is now a popular brand known nationwide and expands year on year.

The soon-to-be mum-of-two has taken a unique approach to her business model by offering her products on the road and in vending machines. Meggi’s business has rapidly grown in that last 2 years and she has since more than doubled her initial 11 beauty vending machines across the UK.

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Preston has become one of the latest cities to be given a bright pink vending machine stocked up with false lashes, beauty tools and cosmetics. Shoppers in St George’s Centre can find the vending machine located on the third floor.

The machine is hard to miss but has been station by the entrance to the shopping centre’s car park. CoventryLive says the 22-year-old’s lashes start from £2.99 and there are around 100 lash styles available as well as other products such as lip-glosses and beauty blenders.

Meggi hasn’t stopped at vending machine and has thought of a quirky way to get her business accessible to all around the country. As well as the shopping centre locations, Meggi also has a pink customised van- a shop-on-wheels – which she drives around the country visiting different cities and event locations.

The business has a huge TikTok following of 834.5K follower and 114.1 million likes. Meggi posted a video of the Preston machine as she stocked up the bright pink cabinet. The video alone has amassed 18.3K views and over 2000 comment with many clearly excited for the new arrival in Preston. One person commented: “it best not all run out before i get there.”

Another wrote: “CANT WAIT”. This person added: “IM COMING TO PRESTON ITS ONLY 10 MINUTES.”

The video was posted yesterday (January 5) showing Meggi in the shopping centre, stocking up the machine. She posted an image of the final product on Instagram as she stood smiling besides the fully stocked machine.

She stood with a hand on her growing bump as she added how she hoped to launch as many machines as possible before she is due to give birth.

Meggi’s Instagram post raked in over 3,200 likes as she offered a few details of what people can expect from the exciting new machine at top of the shopping centre’s escalators. Meggi captioned the post and wrote: “Eyelash vending machine location 23!! This one is in St George’s, Preston! Top floor by the pay stations for the car park

“Pushing as many out as possible before I push this one out. If your thinking about visiting this location we have lashes from £3, lipglosses, mascara & more! Thank you guys, hope everyone is having a good first week of 2023.”

The machine is reportedly available to use from today (January 6) and is located at the top of the second set of escalators in St George’s shopping centre in Preston.

  • 05:40, 7 JAN 2023

 

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