Essie Color Boutique
Essie Color Boutique

My first experience of a vending machine for anything other than Diet Coke and/or chocolate was in the St Martin’s Lane Hotel where they had a very cool machine – my lovely friend Becky bought me an afternoon tea at the Sanderson Hotel from it! Well, not the actual tea, but a paid gift card for said tea. I think full afternoon tea is a bit much to expect from a vending machine.

Essie Vending Machines are popping up everywhere in the US right now – airport terminals and shopping centres mainly (there’s one at JFK) stocking 48 Essie colours and seasonal updates as they arrive.

There’s absolutely no doubt that eventually we will get them here but I’ve no idea when – we always follow the US eventually. I guess the benefits of vending your mani is no queue, making impulse purchases scarily easy. I can see myself pumping ££££££££££s into this!

What do you think? Would you buy your beauty from a vending machine or would you always rather have the personal approach?

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