Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Manglaze Matte Nail Polish

This review has literally been a year in the making.  I have started typing it up several times, but felt like it needed more love than one I was giving it.  About a year ago, I contacted Manglaze, and they were very friendly and sent me a mini bottle of Mayonnaise to try out.  I love, love, love that nail polish, as it's the first matte white that hasn't been like white out on my nails.  So I've been stalking the site for a while, occasionally building a basket, but never committing.  Finally, I couldn't take it any longer, and it just so happened that they tipped me off on facebook that they were having a sale that weekend... I waited a few days and BAM!; more Manglaze was on it's way to me.  Well, to be fair, j0hn did pay for the order, so they're technically his.  So this post is sponsored by Manglaze, and my lovely boyfriend.

L to R: Mayonnaise, Matte Is Murder, Fuggin Ugly & Fatty's Got More Blood
This is my current meager collection of Manglaze.  I really, truly want all of them, so it was really hard to limit it down to what to order.  Since j0hn was paying, he had a lot of say in the matter, but he let me narrow it down first because he is honestly just a generous person like that.


So let's talk about the formula on these, because they're unlike anything I had previously seen, and still better than what I've found close to them.  I have had my mini bottle of Mayonnaise for about a year, and despite being a matte formula, it has not dried out from occasional use.  I don't know if this is just a problem in our house because of a certain boy who leaves caps off and makes messes (this is why he paid for this order, he destroys matte nail polishes), but I have serious issues with matte anything drying out.  Although I can see a little change in the overall formula after a year, it's certainly nothing I'm complaining about.  I'm honestly surprised I still have any left.  The formula is so easy to work with, it dries quickly, but not so quickly that it's difficult to apply, and it has this amazing silkiness to it that I've yet to find in other matte polishes.  I could be because of the unique finish that I've found only with Manglaze polishes.

Overview.  Fuggin Ugly, Matte Is Murder, Mayonnaise & Fatty's Got More Blood on the thumb.

Do you see the finish on that!? The only thing I've found close to it is the new Julep Suede collection, and I don't particularly care for it (I don't care for the brush in the bottle, or the way the polishes actually apply). The Illamasqua Rubber Varnishes could be close with a matte top coat, but they lack the unusual shimmer that these have.


I know, I'm awful at applying nail polish.  It's one of those things that I've never been great at, but I enjoy the end product so I do it anyways.  Please bear with me.  If you WILL bear with me, I will reward you with a giveaway at the end!





Now some of you may be saying, "Okay.. this is cool and all, but I don't wear matte polish."  Well, that's cool and all, but you can apply at regular top coat over these, and they are beautiful... it literally looks exactly like it does in the bottle when I apply a coat of Seche Vite over top.  Try to tell me that isn't one of the most beautiful black nail polishes you've ever seen.  Don't try to deny it, because I'm going to be beheaded for my blasphemous behavior of putting a glossy top coat over Manglaze polishes and I wouldn't risk it if I didn't think it'd prove a point!

Manglaze's awesome-ness doesn't stop there.  Meet Frankenjuggs' Franken-steins:



These brilliant little juggs make frankening your own polish at home a breeze.  They are an empty wide mouth jugg that come with little mixing balls.  You will need your own suspension base if you're going to mix up something other than just nail polishes, but the original idea of frankening came from people mixing together various bottles of nail polish to get a new, even better polish.  However, my little Jugg is destined to mix up some Madd Style Cosmetix pigment as soon as I get a hold of a base that I think will support it well.

Win your own bottle of Fuggin Ugly!  Totally on trend thanks to Michelle Obama's new gray nail polish craze!
Okay!  So, now on to the reason you guys are here, I'm sure; the giveaway!  It's not a big giveaway, but I definitely wanted to share a bottle of Manglaze with one of you guys, so enter below using the rafflecopter widget, and good luck!

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22 comments:

  1. F off & die is probably my favorite.The color & the label art!

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  2. I like ILF. It such a great color.

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  3. ILF is my favorite, I think. But they all look awesome

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  4. I gotta go with Santorum. It just cracks me up. Plus the colour is just plain ace.

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  5. Omg Fatty's Got More Blood is an amazing red! I've never tried Manglaze but its def worth looking into now!

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  6. I really like Fatty's Got More Blood.

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  7. I love that they've expanded beyond the basic colours everyone and their mother have done. I want all of them! The red and the pink are esp. tempting...

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  8. Wow I love the way these look. I soooo want to try them out now.

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  9. I have wanted to try Manglaze for forever. I would love to win these!!

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  10. I wanna get the Santorum color just for the name LOL

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  11. This brand looks wicked. ! Just placed my first order, actually! Would love to win one for my wonderful girlfriend. <3 Thanks!

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  12. ILF looks pretty great, and it's one of the ones I don't have. Their polish is incredible!

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  13. since i like anything that could be considered remotely vampiric, i love Fatty's Got More Blood. :)

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  14. My favorite color in the shop is Mink Mitten. It looks fkin amazing; I'm a sucker for most shades of purple =)

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  15. My favorite polish from Manglaze right now is Santorum.

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  16. I looked at their website and Mink Mitten looks gorgeous!

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  17. Im really digging that matte black *goes to check out site*

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  18. This is gorgeous!!!! And SUCH a good idea! I love this, I really am going to try this next time I paint my nails!! Will follow your blog as soon as google lets me!
    Matte nail polish

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