Ginger Liz Ivy LeagueForget painting on Jaded Love and Lemonade Stand by Your Man nail color. And don't even think about wearing Jizz nail paint by the makers of Dick Weed. Ewww. Hell no! How about some empowerment, ladies!
Just because we find it nice to put some lovely color on our nails from time to time doesn't mean we have to patronize our strong and happy womanhood with offensive nail polish names like I'm Not Really a w----. Just stop it.
Become a nail color feminist today. That's right. Give the finger (painted in a pretty pro-woman color) to misogynistic nail color names.
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To get you started, we've picked out 19 empowering nail polish color names.
19 Empowering Nail Polish Color Names
- Who Needs a Prince? by OPI
- I Pink I Can by Sally Hansen
- Brave by POP Beauty
- No More Alimony by Dashing Diva
- Mad Men devotees can wear Joan or Betty from Zoya (I need some Peggy!)
- Orgasm by NARS
- Shifting Power by essie
- Steel by RGB
- Solitude by SpaRitual
- Call Your Mother from Sephora by OPI
- Left Him Cuffed to the Bed by Naughty Nailz
- Muse by Illamasqua
- Bangin by Rescue
- Dragon by Chanel
- Aristotle in a Bottle by Glamorous
- Endless Possibilities by Revlon
- No Shrinking Violet, also by Revlon
- Ivy League by Ginger + Liz
- No More Drama by Deborah Lippman (with Mary J. Blige)
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Think no one has to know when you buy a nail color name that puts you down? Well, you know, and isn't that all that matters? We're strong, we're bright, we're powerful. Why can't our nail polish names be?
Be good to yourselves, women friends. Right on down to your fingertips.
What empowering color name would you like to give a nail polish?
Written by Sheri Reed for CafeMom's blog, The Stir.
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Image via Ginger + Liz