Detail in sun.
And the mandatory topcoated photo. Look at the massive bling! Even Marc "EZ" Paez, the brand proprietor, said upon seeing this photo that he didn't know Fuggen Ugly contain all these colors! And you know how I just love polishes that refracts all the colors of the rainbow... Pure love.
Next, the entirely new shade Mayonnaise:
In sun. Look at that shimmer!
In the shade.
Detail in sun.
And the topcoated version. Really shimmery, but not as dramatic a change as Fuggen Ugly (and the previously re-released version of Matte is Murder) undergoes with the extra gloss coating.
What can I say? I have already admitted to being a fan of the ManGlaze products. I have also admitted I'm a lover of gunmetal grey lacquers. Fuggen Ugly is right up my metal alley - despite the seeming lack of color, one just always look completely fab in grey polished tips. And that applies to both women and men. I believe I used two or three coats of Fuggen Ugly. It's not terribly opaque, but considering the shimmer particles you may reveal with a topcoat, I'd say that's a WIN situation. I'm not a fan of flat matte polishes, and this isn't one.
On to Mayonnaise. If you're part of the small group of people who actually read text content in polish blogs, you may have considered that lately I've been trying to venture into the land of whites. I like the idea of white polishes, and like in this case, a shimmery, non-flat looking one is appealing. However, I can't make it work out for me. I have little experience with handling pastel formulas, I find them annoying and I seldom have the patience to take the time to allow the thorough drying they seem to need in between each coat. Plus, they usually require plenty of coating to even out properly. For these photos, I used four coats of Mayonnaise, and still didn't manage to make it even - use the third photo for reference. As an OCD like perfectionist, this stings me.
That being said, I'm sure anyone who has more love and understanding for the typical pastel formula could make Mayonnaise work. The finish is beautiful, but for me to actually use it, it would require some formula improvement. That doesn't necessarily mean it's worse than other pastels out there, it's just not as good as the formula of the darker colors. And, for any impatient guy who'd be willing to try this out, I would rather recommend Fuggen Ugly than Mayonnaise.
The other day, Marc Paez revealed a new, coming, label design for Fuggen Ugly - check it out! It's neat. Metal chicks like me dig this kind of stuff. Even though I realize it's mostly supposed to have some kind of alluring effect on men, who currently place about 30 % of the orders of ManGlaze products, according to Marc.
And you know me, I definitely dig the fact that women are wearing more bold colors these days, and that men wear polish at all. Being slightly opposed the classic gender roles, it makes me happy to see how this can only lead us further on the path towards equality. How about you girls, are you accepting of your men wearing nail polish, makeup, or even skirts?
I mean, how can you not love a metal dude who wears skirts onstage, and persistently continues the quest to eliminate racism (and has a terribly thick French accent)?
Swedish word of the day:
kön -noun gender
Use your liberty to question it.