So after my fingers and toes looking like I’d been jogging in sandpaper while digging in glass for a week, I decided it was time for a mani/pedi STAT. After searching Yelp for a place that does gel manicures (more on that later), I found a place in West Hollywood called Extremedys 2012. Not only do they offer gels, they specialize in Minx. I wasn’t 100% sold on the whole “Minx” thing cause I’d heard some horror stories about it (shrinky dink ring a bell?), but upon arrival, I was swayed into trying it out. Winoneh let me know that Minx would stay on my toes for 5-8 weeks! The only reason to get them changed would be either boredom or natural growth. I asked about another 345,785 questions before picking a design out of the book for my toes. (Apparently leopard print is the most popular pattern).

Winoneh informed me that you must take a special training class in order to apply Minx properly and some of the foul ups with other friends’ nails might be due to poor technique. It didn’t take long before my toes looked like this:


One of the best parts of Minx is the lack of drying time. When they’re on, they’re on. These are apparently all the rage with celebs right now. Here are a few lovely ladies and their Minx:





I only opted for bling on my toes, but the possibilities of mixing and matching are endless. I was, yet again, overwhelmed. Make your own finger bling by visiting the ladies at Extremedys.

Extremedys 2012

8001 Santa Monica Boulevard

West Hollywood, CA 90046