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Getting Minx’d by Celebrity Manicurist Lisa Logan at America’s Beauty Show 2011

By on March 17, 2011
in Minx Nails

One of the best parts of attending a trade show like America’s Beauty Show is all the great people you meet. Like at the Minx booth, I had the pleasure of meeting Minx Master’s Naja Green and Lisa Logan. Naja is a LA-based Celebrity Manicurist and co-host of Nail Talk Radio whose clients include Lady Gaga and Lisa is a NYC-based Celebrity Manicurist who has an amazing roster of clients and editorial work including tending to the digits of Ms. Beyonce Knowles.

Lisa recently launched her own line of uniques designs for Minx including a pattern called Daybreak that is intended to be worn with the UV gel polishes that are so hot right now.  When I initially stopped by the booth I was disappointed that I wouldn’t be able to try any of the patterns without covering up my Shellac so I was thrilled to learn that Lisa created Daybreak for that very reason.  The Minx appliqué starts off clear at the base with holographic dots that get closer together near the free edge of the nail.

See Lisa apply Daybreak to my nails and check out the final look in the short video below.

Minx are a professional product. To locate a salon near you offering Minx, visit Prices vary by location and pattern so call first to verify the cost and design availability.

Thoughts on my Daybreak Minx nails? How many of you have tried Minx? Which type of nail appliqués do you prefer? Minx or drugstore versions (Sally Hansen, Incoco, Nail Fraud, etc)?

Disclosure: Minx nail appliqués were applied gratis by Lisa Logan for Minx. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.

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  1. Love it !
    Very cool :D!

  2. Kyra says:

    These are the first minx nails that I’ve liked. Very nice.

  3. Ofelia says:

    Minxlooks amazing. too bad its not available where I live.

  4. ach167 says:

    Thanks for the video! I never quite understood minx but knew I loved the finished looks, this gave me the insight I needed. Now I want to test this out for my next special occasion. The dots design looks amazing over your shellac.

  5. Grace says:

    I could not be happier with the Sally Hansen nail appliques. I have no interest in spending 3x as much for Minx, especially since I prefer to do my own nails. The only issue I ran into was that they do dry out after you open the package, so it is necessary to use them right away (I tried a pedi first, and meant to use the rest of them for a mani later on, but found they had dried out and were unusable).

  6. Alexis says:

    I love Minx. I have even tried Minx on my toes. I’m tempted to try the drugstore brands because they are a lot cheaper. Your Minx is very nice.

  7. Jenny says:

    Off topic, but I LOVE your ring. So pretty!!!

  8. Lucy says:

    Ooh! I live minx nails! They are kind of like they Sally Hansen ones, which I adore. And do you know how long they would typically last for on your nails? Thanks.

  9. Lucy says:

    LOVE this, Minx is my favourite – particularly the metallics.

  10. Cincly says:

    Very pretty! Also love the shellac shade underneath :)

  11. Jamie says:

    Design is awesome!
    Cost however not in my budget
    I love Sally’s I wish they’d come out with a few more patterns though.

    Thank you for the video
    That is a great ring BTW where did you get it??

  12. Drea says:

    wooooowwwww…love the combination!!

  13. Stephanie says:

    I bought some Sally Hansen nail appliques based on your review, but haven’t had a chance to use them yet. My nail beds are small, so I need two boxes of appliques to fit all my fingers. I’m excited to use them. Minx are cute, but seem kinda pricey for the look.

  14. Lisa always does susch a beautiful job!!!!!

  15. Gorgeous. Now, with those two things together, the Shellac and the Minx, how long would that last? It seems like you’d get at least a full week plus out of it, maybe more.

  16. Also: Its nice to see what you actually look like. You are lovely!

  17. Sheila says:

    Wow look great, I want that nails, but unfortunately in my country I don’t find Minx:((

  18. Bronwyn says:

    I haven’t been fortunate enough to have tried minx, but I have tried the Sally Hansen and Broadway Nails press-on appliques and I actually like them quite a bit. I’m not really great with nail art, and polish always seems to peel on me, so I love that sometimes when I want to splurge I can have an amazing looking mani that won’t look cruddy before 24 hours is up.

  19. Wow, that looks awesome! I don’t think I could justify the cost of Minx personally because I get bored after about 24 hours of the same nail design, but I can definitely appreciate it on other people!

  20. Tina G says:

    Brilliant! Love it!

  21. Millie says:

    LOVE love love the Daybreak, it adds just the right bling to a gel mani! How great to be Minxed by the master herself Lisa! And such a sweetheart Love her! and the Naja too!!

  22. chrome-arty says:

    GORGEOUS! the colors work really well together. and damn but lisa makes the application look so effortless!

  23. Cinnamon says:

    The product looks really interesting,I have only heard of one tech in my town doing Minx. I am not sure my clients would be into it, but wouldn’t mind checking it out to expand to another demographic. I live in a college town, and I think the younger girls would love it! I also like how they have created patterns that can be combined with a gel service, that would be a great add-on service. Anyone know what the initial cost is to get certified?

  24. Liz says:

    Obsessed and LOVE what she did on your nails! Any idea if her nails are minxed?! must know whats on her thumbs!! Thanks! xoxox love the post!

  25. Rosemary says:

    I much prefer Incoco nail appliques over the Sally Hansen ones. Same price but more difficult to find in stores (can be ordered online). Incoco appliques are thinner and more stretchy–much more Minx-like actually. You end up with a much better final result. The French tip ones are great.

  26. Mc Huggs says:

    Wow Michelle: Love that Minx! looks super on your nails and how long did it take from start to finish? Looks like she really applied the Minx very quickly and very beautifully. Looks lovely on your hand.


    Mc Huggs :)