Renee Trilivas, Allure magazine
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.
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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 colors as Concrete, Smoke, or Gasoline, it's still nail polish.
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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.
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