Thank you for visiting Talonted Lex! First things first, introductions… Hi I’m Lex *awkward wave*. I’m passionate about sensitive skincare (and rosacea in particular), skin positivity, as well as make up and beauty in all its forms.
I started blogging in 2011 when I was made redundant and needed something to keep me sane on the internet. I have always loved nail art and have a (slightly ridiculous) nail varnish collection, so my blog was initially a nail blog – hence the name Talonted Lex. However, I soon started incorporating other aspects of beauty into my blog, most commonly skincare. I talk a lot about caring for sensitive and atypical skin as I have rosacea and have spent the last 15 years learning how to manage and care for my temperamental skin. 15 years of constantly testing skincare, trying out make up and trialling diet and lifestyle changes in order to control my rosacea means that I am able to offer advice and support for those of you dealing with similar issues. Together we can kick rosacea’s butt!
In 2020, in the midst of lockdown, I set up a new business: Real Skin Club. This had been a ‘maybe one day’ idea for a while and I’m so excited it’s finally out there. If you are all about skin positivity, this will be right up your street. Visit the site HERE.
Now that you know a little about my work, here’s a little summary of me as a person:
I have an unhealthy obsession with badgers. I’ve lived in London for nearly 10 years but am still completely baffled by the tube. Matte lipstick can cure all ills. The first make up item I ever bought was a black pencil eyeliner: I applied it (poorly) to my water line, with no other make up, and I looked like Robert Smith if his eyes were shrunk to the size of a shrew’s. Northerners think I sound too southern; southerners think I sound really northern. Gin and ginger ale is my drink of choice – just try it, you can thank me later. I’m married to Aaron who is a comedy writer and author. I like to read books about the end of the world. I was the actual Crying Wife that went viral: yes, I really do cry at everything including pictures of piglets. I am obsessed with pretty much every social media platform so come talk to me on any of them: you can find all my links in the top right *gestures up there*.
If you’re new to Talonted Lex, here are some popular blog posts that give you an idea of who I am and what I write about:
So now that we’re pretty much best friends, don’t forget to follow me on social media (you can find the links at the top of the page on the right) and subscribe so you never miss a post. There’s an RSS feed link amongst the social links and there’s also an email subscription box in the menu on the right so you can get handy emails to let you know when I’ve posted (don’t worry, I won’t flood your inbox!)
I hope you enjoy reading my blog!
P.S. Here’s a photo of me cry-laughing at a puppy. I feel it sums me up very well.