Man Glaze Nail Polish

I was just reading the “Top 10 of 2011” over at Olivia’s most excellent The Unknown Beauty Blog where she was extolling the virtues of Man Glaze Nail Polish.

A coffee’s worth of further googling has got me very interested in these polishes indeed. And let’s face it, if Olivia recommends it, it has to be good!

Launched in 2007 in Japan, but based in Chicago, Man Glaze is a nail polish designed for men.

The polishes come in a matte shimmer finish, which I don’t think I’ve ever seen in another nail polish. Matte nail polishes have never appealed to me, but I find the matte/ shimmer look quite appealing.

It’s designed to be very hard wearing, dead easy to apply, and opaque in two coats. At between $6 and $13, they’re not too expensive either.


The names of the polishes have a similar feel to the visuals, with names like “F*ck off and Dye” (Vivid Pink), “Fuggen Ugly” (Grey), and “Hot Mess” (glitter top coat). They even sell empty nail polish jars (Franken Jugg’s Franken-Steins) for mixing your own custom colours. A quick google image search will quickly give you an idea of the colour range and finish of the polishes, and check out Olivia’s review of “F*ck off and Dye”‘ here.

The only downside is that they don’t ship to Australia at this time, so you’ll have to prevail on a US friend or package forwarding to get your hands on them. People in the UK can buy from NailBiz.



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13 Responses to Man Glaze Nail Polish

  1. ann says:

    i love matte shimmer finishes! i usually achieve this by using a glittery nail polish (such as chanel graphite) then putting a matte top coat on (the chanel one that came out a few months ago). looks just like this! but this is still pretty cool. takes out an extra step. and love the colors. (:

  2. Dempeaux says:

    @Ann Thanks for the tip! If I can’t get my hands on these, I might give it a go (or even if I can ;). I love the colours too! 🙂

  3. Nat says:

    I love the matte turquoise – amazing!

    Orly make some matte shimmers, I have a charcoal grey one that’s pretty good (Iron Butterfly I think it’s called).

  4. ki. says:

    Ooh! Where can I get these? I want!!!

  5. Olivia says:

    These are pure rock & roll polishes that have no excuse! Made for man hands to apply thus making them super easy for women who are well coordinated with make up application. They look good Konad but I never have the patience. Also, once they start chipping on the nails, gives them more personality!

  6. Dempeaux says:

    @Ki I think you could probably order them from the UK (you lucky thing!) xx

  7. Dempeaux says:

    @Nat I thought of you when I saw the turquoise! Thanks for the Orly rec too – I shall have to investigate!

  8. Dempeaux says:

    @Olivia I love the look of them! I also like the idea of chips giving the polishes more personality 😉

  9. Jos says:

    I think I saw a Rimmel matte top coat at Priceline. Will grab one tomorrow and try it with a shimmer shade 🙂

  10. Nat says:

    I am all about colour!!!

  11. Dempeaux says:

    @Jos Oh that’s great! Let me know how you go 🙂

  12. Man glaze? My goodness how fashion forward. I can think of a few friends who might try this out for me….

  13. Dempeaux says:

    @Style That’s a good way of putting it! Please post if any of your friends try it out 🙂

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