I first saw Ilf on Samariums Swatches and TraceFacePhiles in 2011, the seafoam matte polish with shimmer fell into my most desired polish almost immediately. I looked online and found that - at that time - the Manglaze polishes were not shipped to the UK. I even emailed them to ask if there was anyway I could purchase this polish and was told not. I forgot about it and gave up hope of finding it, so imagine my delight when I saw the Facebook update by Sally Magpies saying that Manglaze were coming.... I missed them going live but about an hour later I managed to get Ilf, even hubby knew what Ilf was as I had been going on about it so much!
Onto the swatches... I love the bottle label so tried to get it from all angles!
Ilf applied like a dream, coverage was good in one coat but was perfect in two coats and self levelled. I didnt get any photos of this with top coat as I was too in love with it matte! It was touch dry fairly quickly, but I did damage the left hand a little as I only gave it about 20 mins before digging in the freezer thinking it was dry. It wore well on the undamaged fingers, but the ones I dented did then start to peel: I blame me for this more than the polish!
Manglaze polishes retail for £9.99 at Sally Magpies, Ilf is currently out of stock so it would look as though I wasn't alone in lemming this polish! I have also picked up several other Manglaze's which will be coming soon!