Today I twaddled on down to Nails Inc in Debenhams Oxford Street to get my nails MINXED. Minx If you don't know (where have you been?) is a type of manicure that doesn't use nail polish. It is actually a coating on the nails that has no odour and no drying time. You can shove you hands right in you bag, pull out your camera & take a picture of their prettiness (just like I did :P) straight afterwards without fear of a nick or a smudge.
These are like heaven to me I love the look of nail polish but I pretty much hate everything else about it. I'am far too impatient to wait for polish to dry and always end up making a huge mess. With these I don't have to worry, But that isn't even the best part these coatings come in thousands of designs and have effects that you could never achieve with old fashioned nail polish (Pfff! who uses that stuff anymore?).
Nails Inc however only carries 3 designs, Gold lightning (which I got), Silver Lightning and Gold Leopard. I wasn't to fussed about this as I wanted to try the gold anyway but I will mention I had to put up a fight to get it.
The nail technician at Nails Inc Debehams claimed to "not have much gold left" but I wasn't going to settle for anything less and it turns out she had more than enough. Also the service I received was less than adequate, I asked several probing questions like how long should they last (which from what I've read online they should last up to 2 weeks) but I was told "Oh they only last 3 days".
I got the feeling the nail technician didn't want to do my nails because she would have to trim all the larger gold nail sheets (all they had left) down to fit.
I was also told that I wasn't supposed to wear them in the bath because they would peel off but according to www.minxnails.com that is also incorrect.
It appears the staff at Nails Inc are not properly trained on Minx.
But before I rant on forever, I'am happy with the out come but would maybe not recommend getting them done at Nails Inc.
Other places offer a larger selection of designs and a better service.
With all that said and done I have to say I'm in love with how these babies look have you ever seen a gold metallic nail polish that looks like this? I didnt think so.
A Minx manicure is £30 from Nails Inc and a pedicure is £35, I think that is pretty reasonable.
but I will update you on how well they last.