Machine Gun Kelly Is Proudly Porting His Emo Phase Into Adulthood With New Nail Polish Line
It was yet another move that helped further the effort of skewing the gender binary further away from the norm - and today, MGK is taking that effort one step further with the release of his new nail polish line, Un/Dn.
The debut collection in the line, Un/Dn Laqr, is available today on UNDNLAQR.com. It contains ten shades of polish and five top coats, and they're all vegan and cruelty free. You can buy them individually, or in boxed sets, which come with specialized nail art brushes for those who like to try fun designs or patterns.
When asked what inspired him to create the line, MGK said:
"Middle school was the classic emo phase for me, which was just using a Sharpie to paint my nails black. Actual gels and cool designs on my nails came within the past three years, as I was searching for a way to incorporate a more Zen 20 minutes into my day-or I should say two hours, really, with some of the nails that I do.
"What I love about Un/Dn is that it encourages us to pay attention to small details in getting ready, which is something that men learn from women. For sure women are the biggest inspiration for the nail line, and not just because painting your nails is generally considered to be a feminine activity. Women pay attention. I'll ask my daughter: "Why are you putting on makeup today? We're not going anywhere." And she'll say, "This is just how I want to look. This is for me." And there's a really stunning lesson in that because men almost never do things to be seen."
He credited his relationship with Fox for his newfound joy in taking care of himself, saying that she helped teach him to pay attention to how he was feeling and take time for himself in more ways than making music - he now uses his time painting his nails to meditate, and suggests that others might start doing the same.
"[Men] don't do things that put us in a position to be comfortable with ourselves. This line is like, "Hey, take this 30 minutes for yourself to just add to your vibe, whatever that is today."