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Friday, January 29th, 2010

New from ManGlaze: Matte is Murder, Hot Mess

New from Manglaze

Product: ManGlaze Matte Nail Polish and Top Coat

Retail Price: $6.66 - $13.13/ea
Steph's Rating: 3.8 Kisses
Buy it: Online at ManGlaze

Who was the first to revive this long lost trend? It was ManGlaze... As my first no-shine experience, they hold a very special place in my heart and I'm super excited to test drive three new products. In this review, I'll be covering two new polishes: Matte is Murder and Hot Mess. Stayed tuned for my post on Matte Astrophe.

ManGlaze has the "strong enough for a woman, but intended for a man" vibe goin' on.  But who's keeping tabs, really? The stuff is tuff and I love it. What's even better is the smooth application. The formula is opaque and all you need is two coats to get the job done.

Ready for some swatches?

Manglaze Matte is Murder Nail Polish

manglaze matte nail polish

Our revised Black Matte Nail Colour is now more Awful than the Original! Matte is Murder is an updated version of Death Tar. It's a deeper black with the same rainbow shimmer.

Manglaze Nail Polish

For my glossy lovers.

Manglaze Hot Mess Nail Polish 

Manglaze sliver glitter top coat

(AKA FishDicks) The glossy destroying power as Matte Astrophe. Hot Mess is the shizz in short... A  silver, glittery top coat that dries to a matte finish. You might not notice the matte finish at glance, just give it a touch... So smooth and non gritty! Love! 

Manglaze Black and Silver Glitter

Manglaze matte nail polish

Dress up your mani! Hot Mess really shines when layered over different nail colors. All you need is one coat, just enough for the base to show through. 

Manglaze fuggen ugly nail polish

Just for old times sake, Fuggen Ugly. A gorgeous gray with same rainbow shimmer as Death Tar.

Overall, Love! ManGlaze has the most creative bottle designs; each one is a work of art. The Formula is safe, Big 3 Free - which translates to safe for pregnant woman. Application is perfecto. My favorite from the bunch is Hot Mess. I can't wait to experiment with different base colors!

Oh, I forgot to mention that there's a limited supply (less than 1500/ea) of Hot Mess and Matte Astrophe.

What do you guys think? Have you picked up any ManGlaze? Have a wonderful weekend!

Disclosure: The following product(s) was provided to Steph's Closet by the manufacturer or PR company for consideration.

(3) Comments

lacquerholic said on Jan 30th, 2010 9:17 pm
Totally digging these. I wish I could get my nails on these!

Oceane said on Feb 2nd, 2010 4:22 am
I just want them for the bottles. They are so cool!

ocelot1 said on Feb 15th, 2010 4:18 am
manglaze is kidding them selves if they think they came out with matte polish first...maybelline and i believe orly did it years ago and now the trend just came back.

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