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Acrylic Nails are Dead

Throw out your nail polish remover.  Trash your nail dryer.  Spring’s hottest new beauty fad, if not budding long-term trend, is Minx.  These vinyl, stickerlike sheets have all but replaced nail polish and have stirred up a large appeal ranging from Rihanna, Beyonce, Pink, and Fergie to ordinary housewives with fashion maven tendencies. minx1

Making economic sense, pedicures can survive longer than a month and manicures, depending on the user’s lifestyle, range from five days to two weeks.  With many style options and colors to choose from, the long lasting wears also make the $70 manicures and $105 pedicure that Amp Salon (at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas) charges seem more palatable. 

The other benefit:  There’s no drying time.  Minx clients can dig into their purses for keys and cell phones with destroying their nails or their day. 

The application consists of a heating process, during which the vinyl sheet sticks to the nail.  From there the excess is filed off and the clients are good to go.  With the manicure included, the entire appointment process requires about a half-hour of time.

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Champagne, Caviar Facials and Diamond Pedicures

Escape the woes of our zany world and pamper yourself a bit – or longer – by stepping into something really spa-tacular.  Experience…the Calgon take on human growth hormones:  ElevenSpa spa

This very luxurious off-the-scale 20,000-square-foot spa is opening on Wednesday, February 11, at Town Square in Las Vegas.    It’s so massive that corporate spa events are being planned. 

Originating in Delray Beach, Fla., the unique spa has a new Las Vegas home- and size isn’t all that matters.  It features many amenities not commonly found in spa-ing including six foot tall white patent leather chairs that are wrapped in down (yes, down); mobile pedicure stations; and through all the torture their clients are encouraged to dip their dainty tippy toes into gorgeous glass woks instead of commonplace jet tubs.  

And for the discriminating audiophile spagoer, a DJ booth hovers above the spa with plug-and-play ability so you can control your own beats- if you dare. 

And don’t even think about ordering the ol’ green tea and ice water.  C’mon, you’re in Vegas, baby!  Champagne is always an arm reach away – served on butlers’ trays.  

Bottomless champagne, complementary “after” makeup applications, welcome gifts, and a lounge and relaxation room, resplendent with artificial grass, all tug visitors’ robes to stay longer than planned.  And if all this is not enough, a curved wall projects classic films onto it as you luxuriate your day away.  

For further info, 702-967-1100

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