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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

How to Paint Your Toes or Fingers, Tips for Guys

Hey guys, thinking about painting your nails, but the last time you tried, it looked more like a massacre, or lipstick on a pig?  Fear not, I've got some tips for you.

And I applogize for not posting in a long time.  My life has been hectic.  My wife had knee surgery, we moved, I suffered from severe vertigo from a viral infection.  Then that did 40% damage to the nerves in one inner ear giving me permanent vertigo for 9 months.  I've lost 60% of my income, and so I've been rebuilding my life, and focusing on making money on my youtube channel where I teach home improvement projects like drywall repairs.  And if you click on links in this article, that can help a little too, so thanks.  If you want to see me do my barefoot youtube videos there at

First tip, if you can afford it, go get a professional pedicure.  And watch, and learn.  You don't have to do all the tiny things they do, but you can get some pointers.  AND, they will do a much better job than you can ever do without a lot of experience.  If you get the deluxe pedi, or mani, you'll love it.  Your feet will feel so soft as they'll buff away the calouses, and trim off the little bits of skin, soften your skin, file and trim your nails to a good shape, push back the cuticles, and give you a nice 5-10 minute calf and foot massage.  If you want color, just be brave.  It was nerve racking for me the first time, but I found out no one really cared.  Salons are now used to men coming in and many advertise for men.  Just take your own color, (or you can pick one of theirs out, but that can be more nerve wracking), then hand it to them when they seat you so they know you want color.  When you see them reach for the polish, make sure they gave you a clear basecoat first, as some won't and the polish will chip faster.  Then after they're done, take time to let it dry for 5 minutes before trying to walk, or use the foot nail dryer.  

Here's some pics of me getting a pedicure in a salong with about 10 other women, AND 2 men I never met, one of which was getting a sparkly purple color.

See how nice they look, even without color?

Waiting on the polish to dry

If you want to do your own, here's my advice.  
I'll list some supplies below.

  1. Start with a long shower or bath to soften the skin and get lots of moisture in your skin.  
  2. Get out and buff off the callouses, (start with the buffer below, it works Wonders, even on tough dry skin). Then use a sanding type buffer like the next one below as that will smooth out the skin more than the aggressive buffer above.  
  3. Next trim your nails to length.  They often say to cut straight across, but I've cut in a curve all my life with no problems.  But if you have ingrown nails often, more straight is supposed to be better for that.
  4. Then file your nails to shape and to smooth out the rough edges.  Start with a medium to coarse file, then finish with a finer grit.  It's best to go in one direction as it leaves the nails smoother with less rough edges. 
  5. Push back your cuticles with an orange stick or cuticle pusher like the one below.
  6. Clean under your nails
  7. Buff your nails with a buffing pad (shown below) to smooth out some of the ridges, and give the polish something to hold onto as super smooth nails will peel and flake quickly.
  8.  Moisturize well with a good lotion.
  9. clean your nails with some alcohol or nail polish remover to remove the lotion.
  10. Apply a solid coat of clear basecoat.  Don't go too heavy or too light.  It should be medium thick, but not trying to drip.  Get it on as quickly as you can in as few strokes as you can.  Usually, it can take 15-30 seconds per nail.  
  11. After that dries a few minutes, apply the first coat of color.  Same as in the step above. Try to keep it off your skin.  If you get it on your skin, you can use your finger nail to scrape it off by running it around the edges tightly.  Then clean your fingers later.  Or use the cuticle pusher dipped in nail polish remover.  Also, don't keep working it and working it.  Dip the brush in, tap it lightly inside the bottle to remove the big drip, then apply quickly as you can.  If you overwork it, it won't flow out smooth and will look bad.
  12. Let that dry a bit, then apply a 2nd coat.  The first coat may look a bit unever, and this is normal. The 2nd coat should even it all out.
  13. I like to wait awhile before this step as my nails take forever to dry and I'll mess up the polish, but you can put your clear coat on now, or anything you want to later, including the next day.

 Ok, as you can see, it's a bit of work to do this, but it sure looks good.  You'll want to keep checking out the color all the time for days, lol.

Here's the supply list-

 Aggressive foot rasp for rough callous removal-


Final buffer for your skin, to use after the rasp above-

Nail clippers.  There's many to choose from.  Click the image for one example, or browse for more.

Cuticle Pusher & trimmer.  Use the trimmer for the tiny loose skin bits, or torn cuticles sticking up.  For healthy looking nails, you need this-


Nail buffer.  Here's an example, but click the image and choose one to fit you.

There's many more items you can use, so if you click the image below, you'll see a bunch more items that may interest you.


And don't forget the nail polish and basecoat-

I hope that helped you out.  Feel free to ask questions below.  I may be slow in answering, but someone else might help you out first.  

Also, I plan on putting out a video showing how I do it, but you can search youtube for videos that will help you with this for now.

Thanks, and good luck.


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Monday, October 2, 2017

We had an 18" long nail polish spill, and survived

Ok, if you've been painted your nails for long, you've probably done it.  Spilled nail polish on carpet looks really bad.  How are you possibly going to get that all out?  Well, we spilled some, and we spilled it badly.  At least an 18" long swath, but we got it out, 100%.

Watch the video below, and be prepared for the next time you have an accident like this.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

How to contribute to our videos and blog

Hello, and thank you to all my amazing fans!  I just got an inquiry this morning on how to go about contributing to our channel with tips and support.  We previously had something called Fan Funding on YouTube, but they took that away, so we now have a link that allows you to contribute any amount, via paypal.  I hope this helps, and thanks for all your support!

You can tip us by clicking the link below.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

My Christmas pedicure & my badly cracked heels.

Haven't posted in awhile, because, well, I've been super busy mostly.  We are trying to build our construction business to be much more successful so that we can build our dream home.  And on that subject, working barefoot like I do, has played havoc on my heels.  I do drywall work, and the dust had dried my heels out so bad that they are badly cracked and very sore. 

So yesterday, I finally went in for a pedicure, and decided to go for a Christmas'y color and chose a nice glittery red.  But I really need to go in for more of these to get my feet back in nice shape again.  They look fine from above, but I have a couple of bad cracks that my wife has glued back together with super glue.  I go through this a lot so we know how to get rid of it, but if you all have any suggestions, for me, and others, feel free to post them in the comments.

Mostly what I do is use several products, often, such as Okeefs heel cream, Healtastic and olive oil.  I think the key is to keep them moisturized so your body can do the healing it needs too, and honestly, closed toed shoes would help, but I just can't stand to wear them, even in the winter.

So here's the picture of how it came out.  Hope you like it, and go get one yourself, if you haven't already.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Video of my male painted toes while I'm walking

Here's another video of my painted toes, walking with my toe rings on, and my anklet.  I thought it would be nice to see my feet in action instead of just still pics, so here you go.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

I made a YouTube video of a lot of my pictures

I decided to post a slideshow of a lot of my painted toe pics, my feet in cute sandals, etc, and it's actually getting a lot of views already.  Just thought I'd share this with everyone.  This is one way to see a lot of my pics quickly.

If you want to see more like this, I'll ask you to do 3 things. 
  1. SUBSCRIBE to my channel by clicking the subscribe button just below the video
  2. Leave a positive comment
  3. Share this video on your social media, etc
Here's the video and hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Exciting News! We will be producing videos soon

Hey everyone we have some exciting news! 

We have just launched a video production company to produce mostly how-to videos, but also informational and fun videos. Part of our plans are to produce videos showing that it's okay for guys to paint their nails and show them in public. We shot some using or phone a few years ago (like THIS example of Carla Painting my toes on our back porch) and this video has had well over 36,000 views to date.  We've always wanted to do some much better videos, which we now can.

We already have a studio set up as shown above and have 3 Nikon cameras, Wireless microphone, Studio

lighting, etc.  We want to produce only high quality videos instead of the ones you often see with lousy lighting, poor sound, etc. (like the one we did on our phone, which was not so great)

 We hope to shoot videos showing guys getting pedicures,  videos of guys showing off their manicures and pedicures, interviews with guys who do this, videos simply showing guys with nice feet and hands, and much more.

Here's an example of a higher quality video, simply showing me posing and showing off my fresh pedicure.

Also,  if you have any ideas for some good videos related to this blog, let me know in the comments.

Thanks everyone, and we look forward to your support.

Guy Purcella

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Mens Fashion Freedom

Hey everyone, I wanted to share a FB group I started with all of you open minded people on here.  It's called Mens Fashion Freedom and can be found at: 

As many of you know, I not only paint my toes but am also very freethinking about many things, and one of those is the silliness of putting gender labels on clothing.  

Why do we need them?  Ok, for a few items like bras or jock straps they can be gender specific do to fitting our different anatomies.  But for things like shirts, socks, underwear, pants, shoes, etc, there really is no need for it.  Women already wear most everything men do, so they certainly don't pay attention to gender labels.  Heck, women can wear mens underwear, shirts, shoes, suits and ties, or just about anything, and we think nothing of it.  But if a man wears an article of clothing, even as simple as a pair of socks they bought in the women's dept, people start freaking out.

But to me, clothes are clothes and we should just all go into the same section and buy what appeals to us, without a gender label.  Sizes could be standardized to be simply xs, small, etc, and it would be much simpler, and would break down a lot of the stereotyping that goes on in society.  And womens sizes make absolutely no sense.  My wife has tried to explain it to me and sometimes a woman will wear a size 16, another time a size 22, etc.  So it would greatly simplify womens sizing, lol.

Guy Purcella in a grey wool skirt with painted toesAnd who are we to judge others choice of clothing or shoes they wear?  I mean, what does it hurt if a guy wears a skirt for example, even if with pretty flowers on them, or a swishy pleated style?  I do, and they feel much more comfortable than pants and shorts.  Mostly I wear kilts, which are basically
a skirt made for men, which is a silly game of semantics to me.  But occasionally I wear a skirt in public, although they are mostly simple styles like the grey wool skirt shown in this picture.  Here I'm also wearing a shirt we bought in the women's dept, but it is very similar to some of the mens shirts I have, so I say, "So What if it came from the women's dept?"  I'm not doing it to try and look like a woman, but if someone does, again, so what?  We are so judgmental and we really shouldn't be.

And I also like cool and pretty shoes.  I sometimes wear some in public, although I mostly go barefoot these days, but most often, if I'm wearing shoes it's some of my nicer mens sandals like my Birkenstocks, or Chaco sandals.

But those are mostly boring browns, blues or blacks, and sometimes I feel like color, so I also have some colorful versions like the ones shown here. 

Why not?  I like they way they look and they make me happy, so I wear them.  I know some will judge me because of something as simple as this,
but really, I don't care.  To me, that is your narrow minded problem, and not mind.  I believe in accepting my fellow man and choosing my friends based on their personality and what's in their heart, not the clothes they do, or don't wear.

I have even combined the look below, which is a very masculine pair of camo pants with these 'womens' shoes, and I think they look great, and they are very comfortable.  But to many, I'm weird.  Oh well, I failed to please everyone in the world, I guess I should consider myself a failure, lol.  I think life is to short to worry about what the world thinks about our style, and we should just try to do what makes us happy instead.  I am, and I'm liking myself more and more everyday.

Let me know your thoughts, and be sure to join our FB group if you feel the same way I do.  This group is open to men or supportive women.  The group address again is: 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Going Barefoot with Painted Toes in Public

Hey everyone, in the last year and 1/2 I've been going barefoot as often as possible, usually with painted toes.  I actually go barefoot about 80% of the time even in public or on construction jobs.  I go everywhere I can, and do everything I can such as shopping, eating out, working construction indoors, etc.  And I'm convinced that it is MUCH healthier than wearing shoes.  We are convinced to wear shoes because of the protection it affords us, but most of the time, we can go barefoot just as safely.  AND, it feels GREAT. 

Why am I posting this?  Because I think it's so much healthier than shoes, and won't deform your toes like shoes do.  Maybe you already have bent toes and just assume it's the way you were born.  But if you look at a babies feet, they are almost always shaped perfectly and stay that way for at least several years.  Then we start stuffing our kids feet into shoes that are often not shaped the way our feet are, and to snug side to side.  And so eventually it deforms our feet.  But, you can stop any further progression and even undo a lot of that. Since I've started going barefoot my feet have gotten a little wider, so it can be undone.

Shopping in a Napa Auto Parts store barefoot with no hassles

Barefoot in Lowes, in a kilt

Some of the benefits of going barefoot are:
  • It's healthier.  Shoes are an incubator of sorts for nail fungus, athletes foot, etc.  They can not grow without a moist and warm environment, which doesn't happen when you're barefoot.
  • It feels much better
  • It's cooler
  • Your feet and toes don't get deformed
  • It strengthens your feet and ankles, always good for balance and posture
  • It saves on the cost of shoes
  • It shows off your nail polish better
  • Can eliminate the need for orthotics and such for many people
  • Gets rid of your High Heels, if you wear those, which are Very hard on your feet
  • You get to feel the earth and all the textures you walk across, which is pretty cool
  • It is not against the law to go barefoot into any kind of establishment including restaurants.
  • It is also not against any health department regulation in any of the US States.
  • It is not against the law to drive barefoot.
For those times when you do need to wear shoes, consider some of the new barefoot styles like these at

Here's an example of barefoot shoes that look cool.  I love the pink, but they have a lot of color choices.

 Once in awhile I need shoes, for a job, etc, but most of the time if I have to wear shoes into a restaurant, etc, I prefer sandals.  My current favorites are these.  They are super durable, don't crush and change shape, and fit great.

If you enjoy going barefoot, or to learn more, join the facebook group at:  This is a Very active group and only for those who support barefooting in public.  So if that's not for you, this won't be a group for you.  If you only want to barefoot at home for example, and have no desire to be barefoot in public, then this won't be a group for you.  But if you would like to go barefoot in public, then please join them. 

Or, visit one of the following webpages for more information: