Best for: Manicure extroverts
Duration: Around 30 minutes for a manicure and no drying time!
Sessions required: Manicures last up to seven days; pedicures can last up to 10.
Price: Dhs200 for nails, Dhs175 for toes
Do it at: Pastels, Jumeirah, 04 394 7393, firstname.lastname@example.org; The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, 04 399 5016, email@example.com
You’ve seen the celebs waving their intricately patterned talons about recently? Well, now you can dress up your nails to the max too. Minx manicures have arrived in the UAE and that means there’s an entire new range of looks that far outstrip the usual enamel shades on offer at the local nail bar. From dogtooth checks and solid metallic mirror-finishes to candy stripes with anchors and floral prints, the choices are staggering. In fact it took me almost as long as the manicure lasted to decide on a pattern. Eventually I opted for pink leopard print.
The individual transfers (pre-patterned nail-shaped stickers), where wrapped over my nails, tucked into position with a birchwood stick and then filed to remove the overhang. Voila: perfect manicure in minutes.
Watch my video to see how quickly and easily Minx manicures are applied.
It lasted less than a week, but oh what a week it was; before the transfers started to peel off every time I caught a glimpse of my nails I was secretly thrilled. Why can’t every day be pink leopard print manicure day? I guess if your name’s Beyonce then it probably is...