Monday, 15 April 2013

Man... I feel like a Woman!

Source - Weheartit.com
 Do you remember a time when men were rugged, unshaven - a general manly mess of stubble? Think you're seeing less of that? Well you're not imagining it! It's true that metrosexual men are ruling the roost and this is only likely to continue. Imagine a time when your man spends longer in the bathroom than you do... claims 60 instead of 40% of your wardrobe. Wondering where your shoes will go? Eeek, me too!

My boyfriend admits to plucking away any sign of a monobrow and enjoying his wax hair products but I think it's going a bit far when guys are getting their brows done or heaven forbid their legs. There are so many men getting injuries through grooming that I can't help but wish they'd put down the styling tools and leave the beautifying to us ladies.

When doing research on this topic, I came across a survey that First 4 Lawyers undertook which states that 14% of men suffer for their vanity. Everything from tanning to hair dying poses a risk to the opposite sex. These are scary times.

I can understand grooming to a certain extent. Everyone likes to be presentable and healthy. Therefore I can understand certain campaigns like Gillette's trimmers and gadgets for the modern man as talked about on the Daily Mail. I can even understand guys wanting to buy Men's Health for tips and trick on how to stay in shape. But why do guys feel the need to turn up looking like they've been tangoed and preened to within an inch of their existence? Is it media pressure? Are we as girls putting emphasis on our other half to look like Ryan Reynolds? I can't say I'd grumble if I rolled over in the morning and saw him in my bed, but I guarantee he's no match to my boyfriend.

Eddie enjoyed having his Glossybox when the men's version was around but that never inspired him to head to the salon for a manicure. I for one like my guy to be the guy in our relationship. As soon as I start to feel remotely more manly than him, I know alarm bells will ring.

Do you have a metrosexual boyfriend/husband/brother? What do you think of the new trend? Let me know in the comments below :)


6 comments:

  1. My husband uses my products, has some of his own from upmarket brands which I'm fine with. He also plucks his eyebrows in the middle otherwise he'd look like a Gallagher Brother!

    Beyond that he is all man, he only trims his beard once a week and he's covered in fur. That is the way I like him. I couldn't be with a man who was hairless and smooth, if I wanted that I'd be with a woman!

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    1. Definitely! The only reason I could understand a guy shaving his legs would be for swimming at the Olympics! Huge nono to boys tanning and huge nono to them spending longer in the bathroom than I do! lol xxo

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  2. This is so disgustingly sexist.....

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    1. I'm sorry that you feel that way. It was just intended to be a fun post.

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  3. My brother waxes his legs but he's an elite triathlete so it really helps for the swim/cycle. And he lets me do them for him which is great fun! My boyfriend, on the other hand, does well if he remembers to shave and use deodorant - which is why I love him :)
    Great post, made me smile :)

    Jesss xo

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    1. Wow that's awesome. Haha, i'm sure it would be :) Aww bless. It's the cute little quirks isn't it :) Glad it made you smile sweetie xxo

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