I know I havent done any swatches yet, those are coming soon I promise.
I have been intrigued by nail polish pretty much as long as I can remember. I have always thought that nail polish makes women's feet look great. However, since nail polish was for girls I could never use it. I was always afraid it would make me look gay or what others would think about me for wearing nail polish. I realized a few weeks ago that was the dumbest thing ever.
Nail polish does NOT make you gay. Nail polish is just that polish, paint, lacquer.... Nothing more.
I figured I would share my experience for other guys that are on the fence.
1. I decided it was time to stop biting my fingernails. I spent my whole life chewing my nails, and figured that they would look like crap painted. This was a hard habit to break. I bought a nail product to help me. Hoof Hands Stop the Bite. It is a clear "polish" that once it dries and you bite it, tastes like SHIT. I only needed this for a couple of days. My nails started growing and taste made me stop.
2. RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH.....
I searched men wearing polish on google and read hundreds of posts. I saw that many many many men did this and that many women think its pretty cool that a guy takes care of his hands or feet and wears polish. Just think if you have a girlfriend or wife that really like nail polish, I bet she will enjoy that you like it and have something in common. I could be wrong, but from what I've read this seems pretty valid.
I then started looking for nail salons near me that catered to men. I figured if they cater to men, then I wouldn't have to feel awkward about going in. Guess what I found.... ALL salons cater to men. I found a nice one near me and went. Yeah, I was nervous but I made this decision, the worst part is taking the first step.
3. Baby steps...
I didn't want go to far to fast. I started with a pedicure. Which I must say is the best thing every!!! its so relaxing. I asked the nail tech to paint my nails, and without a second look she asked me what I wanted. I got a shiny silver color that matched my truck. A few women at the salon gave me kudos for doing it. This was a hug confidence boost.
After my pedicure I went a couple of places and no one said a thing. I knew I would be getting to the point where I would also be painting my finger nails and that means people would see. So I started hinting about this obsession in different places. I started telling a few friends and didn't get negative comments. A few were encouraging. One loaned me a polish for my fingernails and another joined me at the salon for my second pedicure and first manicure so I could paint my fingernails. This has been a great few weeks.
Guys, if you want to ear nail polish. DO IT! Don't be scared, and don't worry what others may think. In the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter any. Well, it matters when they are positive. :)
Lastly, I suggest immersing yourself into this. It is awesome. Visit the blog links I follow, I will be adding more of those. Join my blog, follow on twitter. I have met some amazing women and a few guys and this is the best thing I have done in a while.
My next post will have swatches. I promise. I would love to hear from you please leave comments.