Tag Archives: nail polish

Nail Polish isn’t just for women, but Alphanail is NOT what I had in mind

I think nail polish is fabulous. Seriously, I love it. Black, bright colors, jewel tones — I think it’s great. I’ve posted before arguing that nail polish should be socially acceptable for everyone, not just for (feminine cis) women. However, when I say that nail polish is for everyone, I don’t mean Alphanail. Alphanail rather horrifies me, actually. Bitch Media posted a good response to it here. Continue reading

Pretty In Pink: Yay For Jenna Lyons and Her Son

An ad from J.Crew

I just found a really cute ad — a mom painting her adorable young son’s toenails bright pink. The caption reads: “Lucky for me I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink. Toenail painting is way more fun in neon.” The mom is Jenna Lyons, the president and creative director of J.Crew, and, predictably, a number of people have decided to freak out over it.  Continue reading

Taking Back the Colors

Let’s take back nail polish and eye shadow! There’s such a strong societal association between makeup and femininity, girly girls, femmes — a certain kind of woman. Why should that be? I say, people of all kinds and genders should be able to wear makeup and nail polish without shame. Continue reading