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Best of Lei Chic 2009: You've Got Nail



As we get set to ring in 2010, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2009. Enjoy and see you next year!


Originally published April 13, 2009

Lots of good things last just a few days. The post-facial glow. The box of Girl Scout cookies. Your paycheck.

And, sadly, your manicure.

But pro surfer Emilia Perry is an expert in making short-lived fun – like riding waves – last longer. She also knows how to make a perfect manicure last for weeks – at the North Shore’s Atlantis Salon, Perry is the only manicurist on the island who does Minx Nails, a new polish alternative that heat bonds a super-thin film of color to your nails.

It comes in the standard reds, pinks and mauves, but you can get a Minx coat in all kinds of patterns, from fishnet and cheetah to hibiscus aloha print. There’s a chrome silver and a true metallic gold too.

Unlike polish, Minx doesn’t chip or peel, ever. And its dries instantly. Which means your salon visit won’t last more than a half hour.

And you’ll have nothing but time on your hands.

Emilia Perry does Minx manicures at Salon Atlantis, 66-145 Kamehameha Hwy, #5A, Hale‘iwa, 808.637.2511. Minx Nails are also available at North Shore Nails, 66-560 Kamehameha Hwy, Hale‘iwa. 808.699.6128. Check out all the colors and patterns at  www.minxnails.com

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