Monday, November 23, 2009
I’m wearing a very special dress for a very special occasion tomorrow. While I was combing out my faux-ny tail late last night (it’s not a party without a faux-ny tail!), I realized I urgently needed a metallic Minx manicure to complete the look. Minx is not a polish; it’s a film that’s applied with heat to the nails. It gives you a completely opaque look. Luckily, even at midnight, I was able to make a Minx appointment via Bliss Spa‘s website.
I’m very satisfied with the results.
Unluckily, I was unprepared to have numerous women run after me on the street, yelling, “Miss! Miss! Where did you get your nails done?” If I had known this was a side effect, I would have postponed my manicure to a day when I wasn’t feeling extremely grumpy. Consider yourself warned.
Minx can last a week or longer if applied and cared for properly, according to the company, leading a few magazines and blogs to write about the product as if it’s an iron-clad guarantee of the ultimate long-lasting manicure. I’m going to be realistic. My nails are weak and bend easily, I type all day, and I frequently use my nails to open necklace clasps and poison rings. That combination means traditional nail polish usually chips within a day or two. I won’t be surprised if I manage to damage the Minx sooner than I would hope. To me, the point of getting it was the look, not a long-term commitment, though I would love for it to last forever.
When I do something, I go all out, so I got a Minx pedicure too. If you’re easily disgusted by feet, stop reading now.
Are the anti-foot people gone?
Is it safe to proceed?
Oh, screw them. I’m not in the mood to deal with anyone’s anatomical phobia. That said, I don’t think this photo of my foot with a Sonia Rykiel purse is going to launch my foot-modeling career.
I didn’t deliberately match my toes to my bag. It was a happy accident!