when i first heard of a polish called "man glaze", i literally giggled. after i got over my immaturity, for that moment anyway, i took a look at their polish selection. many rock stars and guys do partake in their products, but women definitely love to sport their awesome varnishes. the first color i have to show you is matte is murder, an awesome matte black with multicolored speckley sparkles embedded in the polish. it dried quick like all mattes, reminding me of asphalt or blacktop on a playground basketball court, and you can see the beautiful sparkley goodness in the wet polish. i had some trouble applying it, but i usually do with mattes. i liken this formula to the opi suedes and maybe just a tad thicker. this is two coats.
i used matte-astrophe with china glaze stella in my previous post (actually after i wore this manicure, i go all out of order haha) and wanted to let you know what i thought about it. i do like the effect it had, but i do prefer my essie matte about you or china glaze matte magic top coats instead. i noticed that around the edges of my polish, the sides would feel like they were lifting and would get caught on stuff. this caused a few bits to rip off and would snag on my hair and stuff. i've had this happen with polish i've mattified before, but only when it's been on a chipped nail already--my nails were totally "perfect" when i put this on them. also, the matte-astrophe tended to leave little streaks of shiny parts where the strokes of the brush overlapped, like where i had painted. i thought it was just a spot i had missed with the product, but i went over it again and then it left a shiny streak in another place. i had to go over my nails a few times to get all the streaks off. so yeah, that was annoying.
anyway, phew, my stress load for the semester is over haha. even tho my midterms haven't even started, i'm not stressed anymore because all my presentations are over with. i'm sooo not a public speaker. i hope everyone is doing well and staying warm :) luv ya!
*the products in this post were provided to me by the company. this does not affect my opinions in any way. please see disclosure note for more information.*