Guy polish

Monday, 10 December 2012

Guy polishFirst guyliner. Then guylashes. And now nail polish for guys. But will you date a guy who wears nail polish?

Oh, hell no. That’s what I thought when I recently stumbled on a how-to video for men about how, and why, to wear nail polish. We’ve all seen guys who lacquer up on occasion, for reasons that probably have more to do with youthful rebellion than wanting to look their best. But according to this promotional clip for a nail polish line called Alpha Nail, coloring your nails is also a good way to pick up women.

I do give the brand props for putting the polish in click-pen dispensers – I’m thinking big man hands aren’t the most dexterous with little brushes and goopy lacquers. But I can’t forgive them for altering the polish names to sound more masculine. Even if you call it Nail Armor and describe the colours as Concrete, Smoke, or Gasoline, it’s still nail polish.

It’s all way over-the-top for my taste. Women are attracted to guys who take care of themselves, but using a beauty product like this catapults a man into high-maintenance territory. If I have to wait for his polish to dry before we go to dinner, I’m out of there.

Are you attracted to men that wear nail polish?

Originally written by Renee Trilivas, this article appeared on Allure.com.

Written by

Megan Kakora has helped launch the websites of, and been the online editor for, some of South Africa’s biggest glossy magazines. She believes in less-is-more, except when it comes to her collection of nail polish colours.
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  1. Debbie

    No ways…I would never let my husband wear nail varnish

    5 years ago •

  1. Nuuh

    I am all for well groomed man but guy nail polish is taking it to another level lol

    5 years ago •

  1. foreverGLAM

    A big NO! Maybe clear nail polish if the buff&shine trick isn’t working for their nails

    5 years ago •

  1. Glamorous Glitter

    Hey, some clear polish on a perfectly manicured nail is sexy, but coloured nail polish?! WTF? NOOOOOOOO!!!

    5 years ago •

  1. Azraa

    Definitely not! Taking care of yourself is one thing, but wearing makeup and nail polish is too much for me!

    5 years ago •

  1. Cat

    If the guy is in a rock band, a successful band of course then it is alright…but then it can only be black. But then again, I think I would have accepted it more when I was younger and it was cooler

    5 years ago •

  1. Cass1231

    This is a BIG no NO!!!! Looking after your skin and being hygenic is super but nail polish for guys is ridiculous! haha

    5 years ago •

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