Behold! My latest Minx manicure.
Here’s a close-up.
Normally, I go for metallic Minx but Janice the Minx lady sent me this design to try out.* It would be perfect for celebrating the Day of the Dead, wouldn’t it?
Of course, today’s holiday is St. Patrick’s Day, which totally slipped my mind when I went to get a pedicure. I tried to pick a polish to complement one of the colors in my Minx.
People have been noticing the green all day and asking me if I’m Irish. I feel like saying, “No, just my toes.”
If you do try Minx, please remove it with care. You can’t yank it off whenever the urge strikes you, as it once did me during the two-minute walk from the nearest drugstore to my house. I can testify that such behavior will, as a friend put it, “trash [your] nails.” Use a hair dryer to heat the Minx one by one and peel them off in a side-to-side motion. I’ve done that with no damage whatsoever. That’s the Minx-approved removal technique. But Janice recently told me that Lisa Logan, the manicurist who has been doing Beyonce’s nails, says traditional nail polish remover works too, so I will try that and report back.
*Minx sent me three designs to try but I still paid full price for the manicure at Fifi Nail Salon, the same way you pay when you bring your own polish to a manicure. It’s hard to believe considering the number of posts I’ve done on Minx, but I’m not employed by the company. I just like the way the product looks and the fact that it doesn’t chip in a day like regular polish. For a description of how Minx works, read my first post on it.
UPDATED TO ADD: Hot damn! I forgot St. Coco’s Day AGAIN!
Annie Spandex says
OMFG your nails!!! I love that print! I once wrote a post pulling different nail polish colors using that print as inspiration… but to actually /have/ the print on one’s nails is just boss as hell! I love it! Enjoy those 🙂 I thought they were floral until the close-up, which would be cool too, but not quite as cool. Your amazing rings are the perfect accompaniments!
i really want to try a minx manicure. i hate painting my nails because i don’t like chipped polish.
I miss Day of the Dead celebrations….the sugar skulls. California, I long for you at these times.
I love the green toes. Such fun!
I want the jade, it’s a gorgeous color.
Wow..your Nails look amazing!
Great Blog..i am gonna follow you 😉 🙂
belle de ville says
Happy St Pat’s Day!
I like my daughter’s new green polish “leaf him at the alter” by Sephora.
deja pseu says
Love the Dia de los Muertos designs! And the green toes too.
I adore this nail art, it’s so so pretty 🙂
Oh my goodness, I love your nails. What a perfect mix of cute and slightly morbid!
I really want to Minx it up now, after seeing this manicure! It’s great!
uuuuuuuuuuugh I really need to get one of these! They are so awesome!
I also found that having a thin layer of acrylic over your natural nails makes nailpolish stay longer. But they tear up your nails sooo bad
They look amazing, I adore the little skulls. My nails are so boring.
Fab colour for any nationality. Not sure if we have Minx in the UK?
sharon rose says
Hi there-what a lovely minx makeover, you look adorable and these are so stylish and unique!!
Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels says
Your Minx manicure is super fun! And yet I can’t take my eyes off that gorgeous shade on your toes. I wish I could find the new OPI colors in Switzerland! This calls for a Sephora order delivered to my friend’s house (so she can bring it to me when she visits.)
belated Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Your Minx nails keep getting better everytime! I agree with you 100% about the polish chipping off. That’s why I don’t even bother with polishing my nails.
I love Coco.
Don’t know why. My personal style is so much closer to vintage Diane Keaton, but Coco’s joyous and unabashed bootyliciousness seems so pure and true.
Tor (fabfrocks) says
I must find somewhere in London that can Minx my nails – you’re giving me finger envy!!
OMG. That is by FAR my favorite.
The Maiden Metallurgist says
I can’t believe I missed St. Coco’s day!
Queen Michelle says
I’m desperate for the silver one you got a while ago as it was incredible. And I’ve found a manicurist in Glasgow that does Minx so I might treat myself!
Beauty and the Bitch says
Absolutely perfect. Loving the print and the short, chic nail shape. Definitely suffering from finger envy.
I LOVE your Minx manicures. Must be a Jersey thing.
Miss Janey says
Miss J LOVES the Day of the Dead nails…
Seriously, how are you not yet on the Minx payroll? If it helps you case, tell them I’m DYING to try their products because of your posts, and to open up a salon in Minneapolis IMMEDIATELY please.
I’d love to see you wear your skull rings with this Minx mani!
pretty face says
I am pretty sure I say this every time, but it’s always true. This is my favourite of your manicures. x
love, love, love the nails! this minx thing is fantastical!
your nails are so wild! you are an adventurous woman! my last pedicure involved getting a bright hooker pink shake for my toes.
ahhh Minx. The latest of the ever growing list of my “Must Do’s Because They Did It on Real Housewives of ATL.” Next up is commissioning a wallpaper-esque naked portrait of myself.
Homegirl, you are hysterical. I just gave you props on my blog.
Make Do Style says
you are the queen of minx and now with Irish toe – to be sure xx
i heart those skull nails Wendy! the green toe nails are super too! i laughed like crazy when i read your comment on my brow post.
OMG, I love your rings so much!
Girl Japan says
That is so wild, I’ve never seen anything like it, LOVE IT! It’s so creative.
ummm that manicure is out of this world amazing! Wow I am going to scroll back up so I can stare at it more.
Ten times cool!
I seriously need some skulls on my fingertips.
I love that print and the color on your toes is awesome too! 🙂
Kinda neeeeeeeed the skull mani. Perfect for a Tampanian!
The latest of the ever growing list of my “Must Do’s Because They Did It on Real Housewives of ATL.” Next up is commissioning a wallpaper-esque naked portrait of myself.
OMG love ur jade nail polish! Its sooo chic 🙂