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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I haven’t gotten a Minx manicure since May (Minx is a film that’s applied with heat to the nails for a completely opaque look). The last Minx manicure that appeared on this blog was #6 in April. I did have a manicure in May that was technically #7 but it wasn’t suitable for a photograph because it started peeling the day I got it. The person who applied it did a bad job. I asked the Minx peeps what was up and it turned out the place I was going to refused to be trained by the Minx experts.  I got turned off for a while because of the bad application. But I had a big event this week, so I was determined to get Minxed again. I contacted the Minx peeps for a referral and they sent me to the awesome Tracylee Percival.

I picked the new matte gold Minx because most of my jewelry designs are in matte 18K gold. I’m calling this Minx manicure #7 — let us never speak of the bad May manicure again.

I'm wearing my 18K gold and black diamond Gravity ring. Click to shop!

Tracylee applied the Minx perfectly. There were no rough edges when she was done. She also took super good care of my cuticles. I usually insist that manicurists just push my cuticles back, but sometimes I agree to get a hangnail cut and they use that as an excuse to go wild. If someone attacks my cuticles, the skin on my fingers peels within a couple of days. It’s quite disgusting. Tracylee explained that there are two layers to the cuticle and only the bottom layer should be removed. It was totally painless when she did it and it looked great. Her instruments and workspace were immaculate too. Tracylee occasionally works out of a studio in New York, where I was lucky enough to catch up with her. If you see her there, you can get a Minx for $60. (You can also get any other kind of manicure and/or pedicure.) She also does local house calls, which are more expensive. You can get in touch with her by emailing tracypercival at gmail dot com. Tell her I sent you!

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19 Responses to “Minx Manicure #7, Sorta: Matte Gold”

  1. Wow it looks amazing with your ring xx

  2. Eli says:

    gosh I hate bad apple experiences too

    but glad to see you’re doing these manicures again! this one is awesome!

  3. I have the same thing when it comes to my cuticles! never cut them. They’re tiny enough to just be pushed back a little anyway.

    Love this minx! I’m usually not a fan of matte finish when it comes to nail polishes, but minx looks good! Different from your usual polish.

  4. Perfect for your matt gold rings and yes lets not speak of the bad experience again! xx

  5. ohhhhh. I need to stop cutting my cuticles. My nails are horrible!

  6. Marian says:

    i heart Minx nails, it matches your ring!

  7. These nails are fab…. My posing around Paris does often attract attention, but I actually like this kind of “positive attention” from folks. I also feel like I’m showing people how we all can live up to the fullest the beautiful city we are in!

  8. You know I love me a good manicure. The gold looks fabulous. You just can’t get that look with gold polish. Can you FedEx Tracylee to me?

  9. I love your mani! Been wanting to try Minx myself. There’s no other way to get truly metallic looking nails otherwise.

    I recently tried Axxium, and was duly impressed. It looks the same as the first day, even on the 21st day!

    ♥ V
    twitter: @gritandglamour

  10. Looks great! Very complimentary.

  11. Must see her next time I am in NYC. I loved my Minx that I got with you even though it didn’t last long.

  12. stacy says:

    This is my favorite!

  13. lisa says:

    It’s crazy how well this Minx mani matches your ring!

  14. Dear Wendy, your nails look FABULOUS! A friend recently had a similar gold that I admired but she couldn’t remember the make xx

  15. Kristin says:

    Super cool mani…but not quite as cool as the ring!

  16. Winnie says:

    Woah they are a perfect match! Loving it. Also…I’ve never ever had a manicure in my life!

  17. Oh minx manicures, how I love thee. The new matte ones are fabulous, though I did see some festive and Christmassy foils that are so ridiculous it’d be a shame not to get them!

  18. That new manicure looks beautiful with your ring.

  19. Alicia says:

    I lurve the matte gold. Perfect pairing with your jew-elles. =D