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im getting my toenails minxed! has anyone else had it done?
Get Your Nails Minxed Beyonce Does! by Jennergy on Apr 21st, 2009
I know what youre thinking, What the heck is minx? Ill 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.
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!
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.
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!