You all know that I’m a huge Essie fan but this collection… be still my beating heart! As soon as I heard that the Essie Fall Collection 2016 had taken Tokyo as its inspiration I was already over the moon, but then I saw the pictures. And I’m happy to tell you that this is – by far – my favourite collection from them.

Essie Fall Collection 2016 Tokyo Review - Talonted Lex

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I was going to call this post ‘Boring Beauty Bits’ because firstly – let’s be honest – these products aren’t the sexiest, but secondly because I really like alliteration. I’m pretty cool like that. But I think calling these items boring would do them a disservice. They are the products I rely on almost every day and come back to over and over again. So let’s dive in to my beauty staples that don’t get enough love…

Beauty Staples That Don't Get Enough Love

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Subscription boxes have been everywhere for the past few years and it’s not hard to see why. Firstly, everyone loves getting post. Secondly, the idea of someone choosing a few beauty bits and curating them for you is so appealing. Let’s have a peek at the Meebox nail subscription box!*

Meebox Nail Subscription Box Rio

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If you’re a fan of the new hybrid gel nail varnishes then my blog this week will be right up your street – I’ve got another review for you. And this one is a very affordable option. Let’s take a look at the Collection 2 Step Solar Shine Gels!

Collection 2 Step Solar Shine Gels

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I have been very vocal in my love for essie polishes. The brushes, the formula, the colours, the longevity – all absolutely wonderful. So the news that essie were bringing out their version of ‘gels’ I was intrigued to try them. Have a nosey at my Essie Gel Couture review below (plus there’s a VERY exciting new launch at the bottom of this post so keep your eyes out for that as well!)

Essie Gel Couture Review

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Whoever invented gel polish is a genius. The shine, the longevity, the ease – gel nail varnish is absolutely amazing. However, as someone who has a collection of hundreds (…and hundreds and hundreds…) of regular nail varnishes, I am always slightly put off gel nails as it feels like I’m spending a lot of money to duplicate my whole nail polish collection. When I buy a new dress or a pair of shoes I already know that I can look through my nail varnish drawers and find a match – I don’t want to have to go out and buy the exact shade in a gel format, even if it has a better finish and will last a lot longer. Then I was sent the *trumpets blare* Sensationail Polish to Gel Kit.

Sensationail Polish To Gel Kit

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I wear nail polish for 99.99% of my life. I can think of a handful of occasions where my nails were naked in the past year and one of those was for surgery! My nails are strong and healthy and I don’t go in for this ‘you need to give your nails a break’ rubbish, but hearing about a nail varnish range that hydrates and nourishes your nails definitely made my ears prick up. I hope you enjoy my Barry M Coconut Infusion review!*

Barry M Coconut Infusion Review

Barry M Coconut Infusion Review

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