Monday, June 25, 2012

Monkey See Monkey Do Monday--Polished Men!!!

Hi Readers!  Today's Monkey See Monkey Do post is all about the guys!  My friend Jim is a guy who loves to wear nail polish.  No he's not a gay men or a girlie man he's a really cool manly man who likes nail polish.  Personally I think his choice in a favorite football team sucks BUT not the fact that he wears nail polish!  Jim has struggled with being accepted for wanting to paint his toes and fingers and I believe it's wrong for society to be judgmental and non accepting of something as small and trivial as nail polish and who should or should not wear it.  BUT I don't want to stand on my soap box and complain about it either  (too late though hey???) so on to the polish portion of today's blog lol!  
Here I am recreating Jim's Man On Fire mani which you can see here
I feel like these would look better taken outside in the sun BUT we had no sun for pics lols!
Jim used a Layla to stamp with but I don't have any so I hauled out my OPI DS Original to stamp my flames
Who knew OPI DS Original would stamp so well?  I used the lovely and my new favorite black, Essence Hunt Me If You Can for my base--it's just so lovely!
I used Mash-48 for the flames and again I can't stress how much I love the latest MASH set.  


Here's the comparison pics.  Jim's mani is on top and mine on the bottom




I really love that Jim is wanting to branch out from just wearing polish to stamping.  While it's true a lot of stamping images out there seem very female driven, there are a lot I think are male gender friendly and the flames are one of them.  I think it's great he's looking at more and more designs to amp up his mani just like we gals do!  You guys all know I can't just wear polish so why then should it be any different for Jim?  I think once you stamp you get addicted to it--sort of like eating cherry turnovers with the big sugar crunchy tops.  Once you start you just can't stop!


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13 comments:

  1. Looks great Miss Laurie! I say polish for all the little boys and girls! :D

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  2. looks soooo cool! I would totally rock this!

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    1. You gotta love that DS Original for so many reasons lol!

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  3. I love the manicure, and I love that you took a stand for male polish rights! Do you remember a while back when some celebrity took a picture while painting her young son's toes and people flipped out? Come on people, there are more important things in life to get upset about. Polish all da nailz, I say!!!!

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    1. Laurie, Mishka - THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! One of the COOLEST things for me about nail color has been discovering this incredible group of friendly, supportive, AWESOME people!!!

      And M, the "controversy" you're referring to is the April 2011 J-Crew advertisement with Jenna Lyons and her son Beckett. The best commentary I found on it was from Jon Stewart - google "Toemageddon" to watch his segment on it.

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  4. Just wanted to say I love your attitude about men wearing nail polish and totally agree. Unless it means he would take my favorite polish then it is "back away from my holo collection, dude" ;)

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    1. CB... REAL Men buy their own holos! And yeah... you can look at my four 2009 "My Private Jets", but if you break the glass, an alarm will sound... :)

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