Saturday, November 13, 2010

I've Been Minxed



"And you don’t do it for the man, men never notice" - Drake


 I'm not sure what grabs me the most... the way light reflects off of their shiny surface or the fact that they're low maintenance and have a long life expectancy. Either way, Minx nails are great addition to the nail art culture. 

What are they? A solid film with adhesive on the back that's heat activated. Just imagine really shiny stickers. 
How Does it Work? Just like any other visit to the nail salon, you start off with a manicure. After making sure your nails are perfectly shaped the film is applied. There's no top coat or drying time. After the excess film is cut to match your nail shape you're all set to go. The process probably takes 35 minutes or less, which is about the same amount of time I'd wait for a regular manicure.  

How Long Do They Last? Manicure's are supposed to last a week, while pedicures should last up to five weeks. I was advised to firmly press the edges of my nails whenever I got a chance and to stay away from greasy substances in order to keep them looking fresh.  I only noticed a little bit of wear on the edge of my nails after the fifth day. 

Are They Worth it? Of course! My nails have never received so many compliments. Minx are literally conversation starters!


22 comments:

ilsteviewonder said...

aww so pretty! love it :)

♥ StylisHedForeVer said...

I'm loving this nail polish colour, its unexpecting and i'm totally crushing on it right now.
Thanks a ton for visiting my blog and i hope you come back :)
Stay gorgeous!
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A Lot Like Fashion said...

Oh WOW! Those nails are traffic stoppers :) Love 'em!
XX

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Confessions of A Confused City Girl said...

I love MINX i've done once, it was the leopard one. The silver one is cute

~Sherine
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taylor said...

Those look amazing! I have a friend who swears by those, I want to try them now. Love the last picture.

Eden said...

absolutely loving your nails! I def have to buy a golden nail polish! it's a must have for this winter!:)))

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

can i get these outside of a salon? they are super cool. i love the way they reflect.

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Chic Therapy said...

loves it!!

Monroe Steele said...

i love the minx nails...havent tried it yet since i always work with my hands my nails chip super quick but its so edgy! thanks for your sweet comments on my blog to and visit again soon!

xoxo Monroe

Fashion Steele NYC

ABIGAIL NY said...

I'm loving the color of your nails!
Officially on the search for that nailpolish and also I'm your new follower! Hope you can follow if you like it!

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The Bazaar Collection said...

thanks ladies! and yes you can definitely get them outside of the salon. Sephora carries a line by them. Here's a link to their holiday collection http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P273907&categoryId=B70

Zarna said...

that polish is INCREDIBLE!

stayfabulous,
zarna
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Dee O. said...

It looks so nice! I don't know about how minx nails would look on me, but they look GREAT on you :)

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pancakeSTACKER said...

Thanks for stopping by! The nails really do look great. I'll have to try that one day!


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Nnenna said...

fabulous nails!!

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Fashion Rehab said...

Omg, I am loving these nails. they are crazy. I have been looking for a color like that. :), lovely!

Abbie said...

Your nails look FAB! www.msmadeulook.blogspot.com

Pervesely Perfect said...

Love the nailsss

Emma//

oomph. said...

love the color. been wanting to try these!

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Ms. Royal Reigns said...

I've never tried minx nails before but YOUR nails look nice! Great pic with the candy wrapper.

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