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Happy Finger


Lately it seems like there’s an argument to be made for a combination of cute and crass (Azealia Banks, we’re looking at you). Today, we were minding our own business, taking a break from running around Fashion Week and surfing the internet when we spotted Lyle Lodwick (‘model’) on The Cut’s New York Fashion Week Street Style diary. So cool, in that Kurt Cobain, not trying-trying way. There's so much good stuff going on in this pic—yellow bleached tips, a REAL safety-pin earring, etc—but that happy-face middle finger? It stopped us dead in our tracks.

So, Nick set about trying it out, with the help of our multitalented assistant/in-house nail wiz Elizabeth, plus [pic 3; L to R]: Jin Soon Power Coat, Duane Reade’s Prevail Nail Lacquer in Taxi! Taxi! (not near a DR? Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Lightening will work), Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in Black, and Essie's aptly titled Man-e-cure matte top coat for...men.

The results? Judge for yourself, but we think that’s one badass man-finger.

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  • Moni

    hmmm but promoting smoking sorry a no no in my book!

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  • VotreAmie

    I dig that middle digit in a major way!

  • http://starlightsworld.blogspot.de/ Andrea

    love this!

  • http://profiles.google.com/kozet85 Cosette Zammit
  • http://theaceofheartsa.blogspot.com/ Alice

    Smile and the world smiles with you!
    But what I want to know is what happens if you're flipping someone off with that happy-face finger? Does the gesture cancel out the smile factor? Or does the smile factor prevail?
    Questions questions questions...

    Whatever the case may be, I love the idea of a little smiley face on one finger!
    I'm not quite sure how I feel about it on a guy (I think it depends on who the guy is) but I'm sure it would be pretty cool on a girl! :)
    I'll have to add this to my ever growing list of cool nail art ideas to try!!

    Have a great weekend everyone! <3

    The Ace of Hearts

    P.S. Like Moni, smoking is definitely a no no in my book! Lung cancer is baaaaaaad!

  • Herodotus

    These are the nails from the Degen s/s 2013 presentation, which Lyle was in. All the guys got happy fingers! The girls too, but it wasn't as much of a surprise.

  • http://www.EatStylePlay.com/ Eat.Style.Play

    I'm not here to judge about him smoking, to each it's own, and I would hardly say that you all are promoting smoking like it's cook, that's his business, but i like the middle finger, my friend gets yellow nails and her middle finger is always a smiley with it's tongue sticking out.