...And now for something completely different.
Lately you may have noticed that there are some nail blogs written by men. Not to be outdone, Rebecca Likes Nails will be featuring a man today. Today you are visiting Dan Likes Nails.
Truthfully I cannot remember how this collaboration was decided upon, but it was with lots of laughs and excitement and the idea that my friend Dan just wants to appear here on my blog because he is jealous of my internet stardom.
Dan has an unhealthy obsession with reading my blog and I think he secretly reads it just to make fun of me but he assures me that he is truly interested. (And when he does make fun of my nail polish collection, I remind him of the money he spends on video games and video game related items and we call it a truce.)
At first I tried to convince him to paint his own nails because I'm sure we would all like to see that mess but in the end we agreed that I would paint his nails however he desired.
He went for leopard print. (Which is clearly why we are soulmates.)
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, Dan Likes Nails.
Dan needed very little coaching to get the hand position correct because he studies my photos so intently.
When Dan sat across from me at my manicure table the first thing he said was "I don't know how to do this."
I told him that essentially he just had to hold my hand for a few minutes while I was painting and then he had to try not to smudge his nails when we were done. Simple. Who wouldn't want to hold my hand, right?
We started with a base coat of China Glaze - Sun-Kissed from the Summer Neons collection because this was his favorite from my post of all the swatches.
On his accent nail we started with OPI - Did It On 'Em because he remembered liking the colors from the Nicki Minaj collection. (I'm not kidding here, he remembered this from months ago when I posted them.)
When I painted his accent nail we discussed how the two colors were not very different. This is when he repeated the quote from this photo I reposted from Like A Candy Shop:
It was around this time in the manicure where I had to stop what I was doing and remind him of how much I love him. Boys talking about nail polish. It's too much.
He wanted blue inside his leopard spots so we used OPI - Fly to keep with the Nicki Minaj love.
The black was done with Essence - Black is Back and a dotting tool. Dan was fascinated with how I put polish on paper and dipped the tool into that to then paint onto his nails. He thinks I am a genius and I will let him continue to think that.
His accent nail also features OPI - Shatter The Scales because that is from the Spiderman collection and boys like Spiderman, so it must be appropriate for him to wear. Right?
Of course we also did a bottle-holding-shot. He likes that neon yellow.
Dan declined my suggestion that he could write the post as well but he did want to mention that he doesn't really like the shatter polish but he can "see why other people would like it." And perhaps he would like it better if it wasn't a "sparkly" shatter.
Now, be honest girls, are you impressed with his man-cuticles? I was.
A lot of people think it is "wrong" for guys to wear nail polish but hey, it ain't no thang. Spread the polish love.
Maybe Dan will fall in love with nail art and continue to have me paint his nails. (I doubt it.)
Perhaps he would like it if I painted his thumbs glittery so they will sparkle while he is playing Mortal Kombat. (Also doubtful.)
Either way - this was a fun adventure and it has brought me many laughs. I hope you guys liked it too!