Well, I don't condone such standards, so when I have the chance to do something less stereotypical genderwise, I do it. My significant other is the same way, so every now and then, he's in on the polish fun. But only when he's doing a gig- because he knows it will piss of his bandmates.
Last time I did his nails in ManGlaze's The Death Tar. I was impressed with the wear. Not only did it last relatively well through the guitar shredding, but it also lasted incredibly well as he went back to work the next week. What does he do for a living? He is a bricklayer. A stone mason. He is throwing around bricks all day, building walls... Yes, he is a construction worker. And the ManGlaze polishes last through these kind of activities. Not flawlessly, of course, but compared to other mattes available, it's like night and day!
This time, he got to wear Fuggen Ugly. His only requirement for allowing me to do his nails was that I'd blog about it. And of course I gladly agreed on that.
Purrty huh? I'm sorry, I guess I meant to say "freakin' cool".
Now, what do you suppose an hour of shredding does to this polish?
Apart from a similar damage on the thumb nail, this is it. Really.
If my man wasn't on vacation away from work right now, I would be able to show you how this one lasts through a day of construction work. But instead, if you're as curious as I am, I promise to take another few shots before he'll make me take it all off- and tell you how many days of wear he got out of it. Please let me know in the comments section!
Anyway, I'll have to conclude this post by telling you that the ManGlaze polishes are my favourite mattes. The wear, the finish, the colors, the names, the bottle artwork... And the owner, Marc, is among the nicest polish company "officials" there is. Don't ever say the personalty of a brand doesn't matter!
Swedish word of the day:
byggjobbare -noun construction worker
Because if any, they can put these polishes up to the test!