On monday i did a training course to be qualifited in minx nails. I found it very interesting and im yet to decided whether i like the outcome of the look that minx give which is why i decided to do this post. I had heard of minx before but never looked into it or had it done on myself. For those who dont know minx is a solid film with an adhesive backing that is heat activated by an infared lamp.The heat gives the minx the conformability to fit over the compound curve of a nail and seals the film onto the bed. Minx comes in many different shades and patterns and is also very popular in America especially with the celebrities; Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Beyonce and Rihanna.
They are very quick to apply, you do a quick manicure including filing the nails into shape pushing back cuticles and then dehydrating the nail. Once thats done you heat up the hands under the infared lamp and heat up the minx sheet. Then selecting the correct size minx for the nail apply to the nail by aligning the curved end of the minx up close, but not touching the eponychium gently pull and fold the excess minx over the free edge and secure under the finger. Then you need to allow to fully cool. Once cooled take a nail file at a 45 degree angle to the free edge to remove excess minx.
However im not sure whether i like minx on the hands? It only lasts about 1 week on the hands where as the toes they grow out which is pretty good, after a day or two i have got used to it and do like it, but i love it on my toes more! What do you all think? Have you had minx before? xxx