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Kimmie Kyees applies Minx to a client.

Kimmie Kyees applies Minx to a client.

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Singer Rihanna

11:30 a.m.

Britney Spears Music Video

We are shooting at a studio in West Hollywood. I arrive on the set and do what’s called a “drive on,” which means I unload all of my equipment on the lot near the set and then park offsite. I’m really lucky because a production assistant takes my car, so I just unload and I’m ready for action.
I speak to the stylist and video director, and Britney’s stylist wants her to wear Minx on her nails. I bring out my Minx deigns and they pick out the styles that they like best. It’s so cool to have people ask for Minx! Just last year, I had to convince people to look at these really cool new nail coatings. Then after a few months, people began to ask, “Do you do those gold and silver shiny nail things?” They were also commonly referred to as “Beyoncé” nails. Now one year later, people say, “I want Minx!”

12:30 p.m.

On Set with Britney

I’m still at the set, but it turns out that Britney doesn’t want her nails done at all. The stylist is disappointed, so I put a set of Minx on a set of artificial nails; they’re silver lightning Minx with black fishnet. The stylist wants to pop them on later in the day, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen. I suggest that next time, it’ll be less hectic if I prep Britney’s nails the day before a shoot and just come on set to do minor repairs.

A Day in the Life of Kimmie Kyees: My Diary (page 2)