I'm not a nail polish kind of girl. I don't even do manicures. Back home, I used to put polish on my toes every now and then, but since our move here, where nail services cost an arm and a leg, my nail maintenance routine has been practically non-existent, save for cutting my nails. So when I saw the feature on Minx Nails in the April 2008 issue of Vogue US, I surprised myself by being intrigued by the "manicure of the moment", which is akin to "dipping your fingertips in mercury" as the write-up declared!
When I was little, I used to break thermometers on purpose because I loved playing with the mercury inside, to my mom's annoyance. Heeheehee! So I guess that mercury bit was the trigger.
I would love to have toe nails that shine like this...
For my finger nails, uhmmm, I'm not entirely sure yet, I guess it would have to depend on the outfit. If was wearing something super edgy with a dash of futurama maybe, like leather or latex, with black Nicholas Kirkwood heels?
Minx Nails are actually sticker-type films that are applied with heat (no use of chemicals here, however futuristic these nails may seem). So any design can actually be Minxed. Not only does it come in metallics like silver and gold, it comes in prints (animal, paisley, stripes, polka dots, etc) and with different textures (alligator skin, brocade, etc) too! But let's not go there, because just between you and me, in the wrong people, it toes the line to Tackyville.
Minx nails are a favorite of celebrities like Blake, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and Vicky B. (Beckham not Belo, heehee). But from what I've learned, it seems they are the only ones who can afford it, with an application costing between $55 to $80. This considering, they don't last that long. Maybe just long enough for your fingers and toes to look nice for an event or a show, and definitely not for every day use.
(Article scan from Vogue US, Photos from Silver Point Productions, David Scott Salon and Celeb Beauty Buzz)