I Love This Drugstore 2-Step Manicure

This Essie Gel Couture review first appeared on the blog when the 2-step manicure system launched back in the summer of 2016. I rediscovered it at the end of last year, and I wanted to revive this post from the archives! Here’s the gist: I. love. it. Essie Gel Couture is…

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These are a few of my favorite summer things: my longtime favorite leather flip flops in tomato red; the super-soft denim shorts I throw on every morning to walk the dog; and a beauty multitasker that gets it all done — hydrates, evens tone with buildable tint, and protects with SPF 40.

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