How to Fake a Minx Manicure With Drugstore Finds
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Some gals turn up their noses at knockoffs, but for the rest of us cheapos who can't afford to fork over lots of dough to look good, we welcome them with open arms. Gracias to Forever 21 for all the designer wannabe looks, Steve Madden for mimicking Charles Louboutin and now in the nail world- the copy cats who are giving us fake Minx manicures on a budget.
Remember Minx from last year? Those self-adhesive nail polish stickers with wild designs. Yeah, I was one of the gals who doled out a whopping $60 after seeing celebs like Rihanna and Katy Perry rocking them. As soon as I saw the nail technician peel them off and start pasting them on me, I was like "que"? These are stickers? I was expecting the designs to be meticulously painted on for that much money, but that wasn't the cuento here. Can you say " tremendo rip off."
Now a year later, Miami gals have an alternative to fake a Minx mani for as cheap as $6. Brands like Sally Hansen, Broadway Nails, Incoco and Sephora by O.P.I have come out with their own version of Minx imitations and they look like the real thing. In fact, the first one I spotted on a girl resembled the flora number I originally got. While all labels claim to last about two weeks, the quality, price and style of the sticker strips vary.
Here's what I found out:
Incoco averages at $8.99 and they just collaborated with Cynthia Rowley to launch her own custom-made version of nail strips. Online Incoco's Minx versions look somewhat the same as the other labels too. Although they do have some-stand out designs with hearts and lattice.There's 30 options and packages come with a file, polish-remover cloth and cuticle stick. The downside you have to pay shipping. Otherwise, Incoco is sold in a kiosk at Aventura Mall.
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