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Would You Date A Guy With A “Man-icure”?

If a bloke turned up at your door, ready to whisk you away for a hot date, would you bat an eyelid if he was sporting the new OPI colour collection?

I’ve long thought that the state of a man’s hands tell you much about him, such as whether he’s getting intimate lady time. I’m thinking grubby, filthy, half-chewed fingernails are a dead giveaway of no play.

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Good news ladies, erm I think: male nail art, or “man-icures” are big business right now – at least, according to Amazon. The shopping giant recently credited a “male varnish effect” for the fact that its nail products were selling like hot cakes.

Amazon says it has recorded a whopping 90 per cent rise in sales of nail gem decoration and a 98 per cent increase in UV nail polish, nail stripers and nail strengtheners.

Of course, it we look to Hollywood, male nail art is nothing new – check out these pics of the perennially-cool Johnny Depp rocking blue nail polish; suave singer/songwriter Seal (pictured below) showing off his bright yellow “man-icure”; and, of course, the hilarious and uber-talented Brit stand-up comedian, actor and writer Eddie Izzard (pictured below), who’s long been a fan of a pretty mani. The latter is committed to running for London Mayor in 2020, so male nail art may yet get a lot more cred in conservative arenas.

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Long loved by 80s hair bands, male nail art is also embraced by the very manly guitar god Dave Navarro; the hottest ginger on the planet, Prince Harry, and the super-sexy soccer star David Beckham. But do you have to be an A-list male celebrity to pull this look off?

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Now, while I’m not sure if you have to worry too much just yet about your average red-blooded Aussie male raiding your nail polishes, the internet is rife with blogs (pictured below) by seemingly normal guys who like nail art (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

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And local bloke folk who have been known to sport a nice manly polish in public include comedian, TV host and writer Wil Anderson and Daniel Johns of Silverchair fame.

So, is male nail art to be shunned or applauded? I say let’s embrace it – it’s a sign of the metrosexual times in which we live, and a big positive surely, if men are spending more time on their self-care and appearance?

Maybe the blokes should just keep their mitts off our beloved Chanel and OPI though, and instead stick to male nail polish brands like Alphanail and Evolutionman! Some things should not be shared.

What do you think?

Johnny Depp image via duri.com.ua; Seal image via www.fashionavecpassion.com; Eddie Izzard image via www.theguardian.com and foot image via polished-men.blogspot.com.

October 28, 2014

Heidi Klum And Seal Call It Quits

Despite having one of the strongest marriages in Hollywood, Heidi Klum has announced she is getting a divorce from husband Seal.

“While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate,” Klum said in an exclusive statement to People. “We have had the deepest respect for one another throughout our relationship and continue to love each other very much, but we have grown apart. This is an amicable process and protecting the well-being of our children remains our top priority, especially during this time of transition. “We thank our family, friends, and fans for their kind words of support. And for our children’s sake, we appreciate you respecting our privacy.” While neither Klum nor Seal have indicated why they are separating, TMZ is reporting that she could no longer handle her husband’s “volcanic temper.” The model, 38, and British singer, 48, married in 2005 after one of Hollywood’s most elaborate wedding proposals: Seal popped the question with a 10-carat yellow diamond ring in a specially-built igloo on top of a glacier in Whistler, Canada. Klum described it as “a once-in-a-lifetime event.” The couple have famously renewed their vows every year, including a white trash wedding when Klum was pregnant with their youngest child, Lou, 2. They are also parents to Leni, 7, Henry, 6 and Johan, 5. In 2009 the Project Runway host took her husband’s last name, Samuels. What do you think of this latest celebrity divorce? Do celebrities call it quits too easily?

January 24, 2012