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im getting my toenails minxed! has anyone else had it done?

(45 Posts)
pickyvic Wed 01-Jul-09 23:17:43

went for a facial today and got my toenails painted when my beauty therapist suggested i get my toes minxed!

they are so cool! ive booked and appt before i got on hols.

she did some yesterday on a girl and she came back to tell her 3 people in tesco had asked where she got her toenails done!

i dont have much in my life to excited about! can you tell!

MangoJuggler Wed 01-Jul-09 23:19:12

what on earth is minxing vic?

llareggub Wed 01-Jul-09 23:21:01

I have no idea what you are talking about. Is it code for something else?

MangoJuggler Wed 01-Jul-09 23:27:19

awww vic I want to go to bed


Fimbo Wed 01-Jul-09 23:28:31

Never heard of it.

AmyGroovy3 Wed 01-Jul-09 23:29:12

Get Your Nails Minxed … Beyonce Does!
by Jennergy on Apr 21st, 2009

I know what you’re thinking, “What the heck is ’minx’?” I’ll let you in on a super new trend in nail art that has been seen on the likes of Beyonce and between the pages of VOGUE. Its called Minx and its not nail polish but rather design decals that are heated and applied to toenails or fingernails. I learned about the trend from a friend who caught it on a TV news segment. According to the report, the process takes just as long as your usual mani/pedi and there are many pros to getting Minx nails as opposed to using regular polish.

RambleOn Wed 01-Jul-09 23:30:51

love the mirrored ones

pickyvic Wed 01-Jul-09 23:34:05

o sorry folks....

its like a sticker - they sort of melt it onto your nails under a UN lamp but some of the designs are fab!!!

you can get plain ones or really great patterns - like leopard print, or tartan. they look fab!

MangoJuggler Wed 01-Jul-09 23:35:11

Vic I know you are new but by god you have settled in well here


pickyvic Wed 01-Jul-09 23:35:34

than should say UV heard of a UN lamp....god its time for bed.

pickyvic Wed 01-Jul-09 23:37:00

oh mango thats a nice thing to say! thanks! (i can go to bed happy now! i was a bit worried i wasn't fitting in!)

but my DH would agree i can talk for England!

hatesponge Wed 01-Jul-09 23:41:31

I saw a girl with the mirrored ones the other day...have been wondering ever since what nail polish she was wearing...hadn't heard of this minxing!

however think I could definitely be converted, the leopard print are superb! grin

notgettingmuchdone Wed 01-Jul-09 23:44:04

I'm on my second set - I totally love them!! The first ones I had were the chrome ones, everyone needed to know where they were done. Lasted about 5 weeks including a beach holiday. I hate the way nail varnish feels on but these are so light you don't notice them at all. This time I went for tiny circles, v pleased with them and all the girls at DS's nursery are having them done soon!

Be excited, it's a nice thing to do for yourself and it's so new in this country that people really will stop you and ask about it, which is v marvellous for self esteem!

And have a great holiday grin

Bonneville Wed 01-Jul-09 23:45:57

I like this! Can someone tell me how much it costs please?

pickyvic Wed 01-Jul-09 23:49:33

its not bad....with a full pedicure its a tenner more so for me thats £23.50.

for just the minx doing without the pedi its usually £16 but they have to do all the cuticle work first....its on offer at my salon for £12 atm....

im quite looking forward to being minxed!

might even try it on the fingernails.

shhhh Thu 02-Jul-09 10:10:47

sounds similar to what a salon I used to go to were doing about years ago..
BUT they used a machine to project and seal the image onto your nail. Could have designs or pictures etc.

Not my cup of tea.I have gel nails done and must admit im boring and prefer the french look grin

TrinityRhino Thu 02-Jul-09 10:15:52

oooh I love the idea of this
I would suffer having my feet touched to have mirrored nails

is it so new that nowhere near my little scottish town will have it?

whoisasking Thu 02-Jul-09 10:22:21

Can I ask a quick question please?

Does this damage your nails at all?

tinseltot Thu 02-Jul-09 14:05:52

Sorry to dampen the excitment but saw an article in a glossy the other day with a doctor warning against using uv lamps for nail treatments. Apparently it is dangerous for same reason sunbeds are, as increases risk of skin cancer. It did state not to exceed x no. of sesssions per year but can't remember what the figure was sorry.

pickyvic Thu 02-Jul-09 18:58:23

ill make sure i ask that when i go for mine doing, ill ask about the UV, and if it damages the nail - but as far as i could understand its just like having your nails painted. its not something im planning on doing all the time. just thought it would be nice through the summer and for hols.

trinity im in a proper little backwater town so if we have it here then you can probably get it anywhere by now!

PurlyQueen Thu 02-Jul-09 19:31:07

I need silver toenails! They look fabulous!

Rexy Thu 02-Jul-09 19:57:02

Any one know of anywhere in Cardiff pls?


pixiemoon Sat 04-Jul-09 07:53:20

Or Wirral (Liverpool/Chester)???

They look fab

Gingerly Sat 04-Jul-09 13:37:40

i want it done
wilts hants dorset

ThePhantomPlopper Sat 04-Jul-09 15:28:01

They don't do it down here and I want it done, would be great for my holiday.

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