This year, we’ve witnessed the glossy rise of manicures on men, and now, new male nail grooming tips are slowly coming to light.
The Daily Mail reports that in a new print interview with Empire magazine promoting his memoir Greenlights, relaxation expert/influencer Matthew McConaughey bravely opens up about indulging in the humble nail trimming process. “I’m an extremely talented fingernail clipper,” he states, before mentioning his preferred method, which includes cutting-edge tools that go beyond than the singular clippers and nail file most have handy.
“I’ll get a headlamp on, glasses. Sit down with a cocktail and have a nice 45-minute session. It’s very relaxing to me for some reason.” The loud clicks of your overgrown finger-keratin flying into the air probably do sound more soothing when paired with a calming adult beverage. Also soothing: a pace that is so leisurely, it requires one to spend roughly 4.5 minutes (slightly longer than the entirety of Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long”) clipping a single fingernail before moving on to the next.
In the interview, the self-care icon also reveals that he found (and stole) the perfect (hotel) robe for pampering sessions. “This one place had this very thin terry-cloth robe. When I wore it, if it was chilly, I was warm. If it was hot, I didn’t get hotter,” he said. “It was the perfect thickness and the loops were way down low. I nicked that baby.” No word on if a replica will be added to the actor’s Just Keep Livin’ line of “Saturday clothes.”
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