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 MinxNails.com. 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.
Thanks to Fanatic Nicole, I have a fab offer to share with you. Lifebooker, the online resource for all your health and beauty appointment needs, has an offshoot site Lifebooker Loot that is a lot like Groupon. They offer exclusive deals for a short period of time on beauty and health services.
Today’s Lifebooker Loot is for a Minx Manicure at Vada Spa in the West Village for only $28 (including tax). The deal ends February 10th at Midnight EST so if you’ve been dying to try Minx, here’s your chance.
ps. Boo to whoever stole my Minx pic and Katy Perry’s to promote the deal!
Happy Friday Fanatics! I know things have been a bit quite here on ALU but it’s been a crazeballs week for me. Thanks for your emails to check in on me! You are all so sweet! Since I’m getting ready for my trip to NYC for New York Fashion Week I’ve been running errands and doing a lot of behind the scenes type work this week. Plus, my nails were looking pretty beat so a little nail R&R was in order.
However, I’ve received quite a few emails and tweets about Rihanna’s nails at the Grammys. Someone wondered if she was wearing some crazy CalGel design, traditional nail art or Minx. Those of you who guessed Minx were dead on the money (no pun intended) and thanks to the people at Minx and Celebrity Manicurists like Kimmie Kyees, I’ve got the scoop! Rihanna, Beyonce and Keri Hilson all rocked Minx on the Grammy red carpet, check out the detailed pics after the jump! Click here to view more pictures and read the rest of this story.
Well this certainly is a surprise. I always check out the Chanel runway shows with the hopes of catching a glimpse of their next big nail color. Don’t get me wrong, I love to gawk at the clothes as well but I beeline for the up close shots of the nails.
Today’s Spring/Summer Couture runway was no different. And what do I see? Silver chrome, mirror-finish manicures to compliment the heavy metallic accessories, shoes and garment details. I love the look but it seems so NOT Chanel to use products other than their own. So what does this mean?
A. Chanel has given into the Minx trend and gone foil on us.
B. They had extra bottles of Kaleidoscope on hand for the show (Remember, lighting changes how polish looks so it could be Kaleidoscope).
C. We’ll be seeing a new super metallic silver from Chanel Le Vernis come Fall.
What do you think? Nail polish or foil? In your Chanel metallic dream world would you rather see Kaleidoscope come back or a brand new foil-like Chanel silver polish?
ALU Fanatic Angelica shared (via Facebook) this post from Perez Hilton about Katy Perry‘s latest tattoo. Of course us nail girls will immediately notice her colorful, frisky tips.
Katy posted that image on Twitter via TwitPic where she originally shared a snap of her mani a little over a week ago (below). See, that’s the fun of Twitter folks. If you haven’t embraced it, get on board. If for no other reason than to win some polish from yours truly.
A quick search of the Minx website confirmed that Katy is indeed wearing the popular nail stickers. As you may recall, I tried out Minx last December and while I enjoyed the look, I had issues with lifting not long after. But if you inspect Katy’s pic from today (above), her nails have grown out some yet the Minx are intact. Makes me wonder if they’ve improved the product since then or if it was just a bad application by my nail tech.
What do you think Fanatics? Are you over Minx? Loving Minx? How are we feeling about Katy’s nails? Has anyone had great success wearing Minx on their fingers? I’ve heard raves about them on toes. Sound off!