Friday 20 September 2019

Can we please talk about Brad Pitt's shiny new manicure?

Hollywood's golden couple: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Katy Young

American actor and producer Brad Pitt isn't known for his keen beauty regime - in fact, the guy doesn't even use soap.

So what's with his pretty new nails? Was it a political message, a new beauty Chanel contract or a sign of the shape of men's nail trends to come?

None of the above. In fact, we suspect that Pitt's recent brush with beauty - as illustrated on his colourful digits at the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival last weekend - has a lot more to do with his six-strong brood of young children with wife Angelina Jolie than any brave new wave of grooming. After all, his kids have previous with a mani and pedi (remember when the eldest two boys, Maddox and Pax, were spotted taking time out at a nail salon last year?) so a little DIY doodling from his clan isn't surprising.

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Brad Pitt's manicure
Brad Pitt's manicure

Red, electric blue and plum with metallic silver stripes, Pitt's nail art looked just like the handy work of a Jolie-Pitt junior while the short, nail-bitten shape looked like the gnarly work of smelly Pitt - otherwise known as 'Stinky Daddy' to his dearest, and unfornate nearest.

Not one for a toxin-heavy beauty regime, Pitt last year revealed to the Enquirer that "he read up on the toxins of soap - especially the antibacterial ones - and feels that using them and antiperspirants is not only bad for the planet, but also speeds up the ageing process in humans."

Hollywood's golden couple: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Hollywood's golden couple: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

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So he doesn't, choosing instead a heady, homemade concoction of lemons, water and apple cider vinegar - stinky indeed. Then, a few months later, Pitt decided to go make-up free (less toxins you see) for Vanity Fair, as shown below.

It's surprising then, that the 51-year-old advocate of chemical-free anti-ageing products has turned to nail polish, traditionally complete with those toxins he speaks of, as part of his 2015 grooming resolutions. Still, there's no doubt that a rainbow manicure is one way to knock off the years.

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