After seeing Katy Perry’s metallic animal print nails last year I couldn’t wait to copy her style and booked myself a Minx nails appointment at the Daniel Gavin salon in time for my holiday.
I arrived late for my appointment at the salon, the only place in London to stock Minx, and was worried I would be turned away. Fortunately after explaining my troublesome journey I was welcomed into the salon and taken down an impressive open staircase to the ground floor by nail technician Carole Warburton.
Carole took me through the vast collection of Minx designs and after witling the selection down to two I finally chose the same design made famous by Ms Perry.
Before applying the transfers Carole began by preparing my nails, shaping and buffing them and removing any old nail varnish, then she carefully measured the transfers against my nail, choosing the right size transfer for each nail. The next step was to apply the transfers by removing them from their packet and placing each on my own nails. Once they were firmly stuck, using a mini hairdryer, the excess of the transfer was removed using an emery board. And after half an hour the Minx manicure was complete and I had nails that would make any celeb proud.
I was reassured that I could do everything as normal and my nails would last around seven days, what was even better was that I didn’t have to wait for them to dry and unlike acrylics they wouldn’t damage my nails but strengthen them.
Fourteen days later and my nails still looked amazing and I continued to receive compliments. However I had had to file the tops of the transfers off after five days when they started to look a bit tatty, and re-stick the nails using a normal hairdryer when the corners began to peel.
Just for the attention I received with the Minx nails I would definitely consider getting them done again, and with over 30 designs they would always look different, but at nearly £40 it would only be for a special occasion