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Thursday, March 18, 2010

MINX NAILS! The Hottest Trend in Nail Fashion!

Tashia B.The MINX VIXEN”!!!

What's the hottest trend in nail fashion? MINX NAILS!!!

Made popular by celebs such as Beyonce, Katy Perry, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga, Minx Nails make a bold statement and stand out!

This new nail fetish is skyrocketing amongst the stars and trendsetters. In case you don't know, this new nail fetish is a flexible polymer applied to the nail with heat and pressure. Minx comes in more than 150 designs, including chrome metallic, solid colors, animal prints, etc., that can be applied to natural as well as enhanced (i.e., acrylics, gels) nails.

Now, since most people who do nails do not provide this service, I had to go to the best and bring her to you guys directly! So Yours Truly sat down with Miami, Florida's Tashia B. (who is currently skyrocketing with her Minx mobile business) to get the inside scoops on all things Minx! Catching up with this rising star was not easy as she's constantly on the go, but I had to get her on here. Why? Because she's the top and that's what you the readers deserve on the blog. So enjoy!

Here's our Q&A:

Q1: Tashia, I LOVE your work! How did you get started with Minx, and where did you come up with the name Minx vixen?

A1: I was one of the first on the block to offer mobile Minx service in Miami. I started Minx in October 2008, while doing nails at Infamous Kutz, Lauderhill, after seeing Minx at a summer wedding. I was given the nickname "MinxVixen" by a longtime client's husband who loved when his wife would get "grillz on her nails," referring to the chrome-y metallic Minx designs. The name stuck and I decided to use it as my Twitter handle.

Q2: Do you have any celebrity clients or celebrity people you have been working with? Magazines you've been featured in?

A2: I've worked with Miami rapper, Trina, marketing mogul Loren Ridinger, radio personalities, video vixens, athletes' wives and girlfriends, and many other fashion-forward stylists. My work has been featured in music videos such as Birdman's "Money to Blow" featuring Drake and Lil Wayne, and Trina's "That's My Attitude."

Q3: Can Minx be done on all nails or just a certain type?

A3: Minx can be applied to natural as well as enhanced (acrylics, gels) nails.

Q4: For those who may not yet be familiar, what exactly is Minx?

A4: Minx nails are currently the hottest trend in nail fashion. They have been made popular by celebs such as Beyonce, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and more. Minx is for the fashionista who loves to stand out from the crowd. Minx is a flexible polymer, applied to the nail with heat and pressure and available in more than 150 designs, including chrome metallics, solid colors, animal prints, stripes, flowers, etc., designed to bring out your inner Minx! MEOW!!!

Q5: What makes Minx so special?

A5: Minx is a "green" alternative to nail polish and is fume-free. Unlike polish, a Minx application requires no chemicals, no drying time, never smudges, and never chips. It provides a finish that cannot be achieved with polish.

Q6: So I have to ask! What is the oddest request you've received?

A6: My oddest Minx request to date was to Minx a client's poodle. They got matching Golden Lightning paws, BLINGtastic! My youngest client is a two year-old fashionista in the making (pictured).

There you have it! From me to you, the scoop you can't get anywhere else!

Tashia's shop is located in Miramar, Florida, but mobile service is provided and they are able to travel!They are available for Minx parties, photo/video shoots, soirees, networking events, fashion shows, yacht parties, etc.
Be sure to contact Tashia at 305-793-7484 or for information and appointments, and check her out at!

Don't forget to mention "Samelia" and receive a discount on Minx Mani or Pedi!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Products of the Week!

Hey Guys!
I've been away for a week CRAZY BUSY with work!!! But, after a week on set with Miranda Cosgrave, Fawni, etc., I have some GREAT info for you on some of the wonderful products I used. Here are my top five picks of the week of some amazing products I used on the stars. Check them out and try them!


Lancôme - Genifique Cream Serum
This product is on the list because it hydrates like crazy and you do not need a moisturizer.

M.A.C - Miracles Happen Viva Glam Kit
This product is a trio of neutral pink lip color shimmers.

Palmer’s - Cocoa Butter Bronze
This unique moisturizer sunless tanner and instant bronzer with sunscreen contain Palmer’s Cocoa Butter with Vitamin E. Provides immediate color and no need for sunscreen and dries quickly!

CHANEL - Stylo Yeux Waterproof
This product is an amazing smudge and waterproof eyeliner with a silicone formula for smooth lining.

Lancôme - Oscillation Powerfoundation
This is a micro-vibrating mineral foundation, has several shades, is talc- free and oil-free, and may be used on all types of skin including sensitive skin.

I had the incredible opportunity to be featured on HGTV's "Outdoor Room with Jamie Durie" and the episode is now airing on the network!

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Miranda Cosgrove

The other day I had the opportunity to spend time on the set of Miranda Cosgrove's new music video, "Kissing U." Cosgrove is the star of the hit Nickelodeon show, "ICarly" and I must say, she is one of the sweetest!

Alan Ferguson was at the helm and did a great job again! And once again, it was a great shoot with the behind the scenes dream team, including producer Adru Davie at Element Muse, Clyde Haygood on hair, Charley Altuna, Jany, Samy on wardrobe, and Coleen Campbell-Olwell along with yours truly on makeup.

Check out the entire behind the scenes from this great shoot.


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Colin Tilley

Hamilton Music Video

As you all know, I am one of those people who enjoys being around creative individuals and energy no matter what arena - fashion, beauty, art, commercial shoots, video

shoots, etc. The talent behind the camera is usually quite impressive and most recently, I had the opportunity to work with director Colin Tilley, producer Andrew Listermann, and the wonderful folks at Riveting Entertainment.

The project? The music video for the song “Sun”, with the artist Hamilton (I love the song). I must say it was a breath of fresh air to work with such an amazing crew of young creative people, hungry for the same goal of GREATNESS!

One of the reasons I enjoyed working on this video shoot was because the director and his incredible team believed in me as a makeup artist and gave me the freedom to ensure every visual effect from a makeup standpoint was exactly what it needed to be! That’s a freedom most people do not grant you
right away, especially in a new collaborating situation.
Needless to say, I made sure I did not disappoint! ;-)

I'll keep you posted on when the video comes out. In the meantime, checkout the awesome work with stylist Kenneth Lawrence and yours truly! Take a look at behind the scenes.

Great team work from the AD Jamaar Hawkins on model Emerald Morales

Tomorrow' s Shoot 6am. LET's GO!!!

"Thank you", to my lovely assistant for all your help! Job well done...