Monday, April 8, 2013

NEW: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Man-go Team!

I got this polish in exchange for returning S-teal a Base last week. I have been OBSESSED with this color lately -- that is, if you count carrying a similarly-colored moleskine ~cahier~ around Staples for half an hour as being "obsessed" -- but it's just so goshdarn bright and cheerful. I also missed out on Dior Mango, and have been searching for a reasonable facsimile ever since I realized I wanted it (so, two weeks ago). Enter Man-go Team!, which is as close as I'm going to get, right down to its name ... and its mop brush.




Three coats with SV.






These last two photos had to be enhanced juuuuuuuust a pinch to get the color right. This is more of a very yellow orange in some light -- it darkens a little bit after top coat.





I think the color is pretty close to some mango varieties, although the mangos aren't exactly THAT orange. Anyway, I promise this is NOT a mac-and-cheese orange/yellow. It's not quite neon, even though it dries matte. --Again, I don't know how close this is to Dior Mango, but I really think you could content yourself with this one.

I DID wonder if the formula on the Dior might be a little smoother. This was a little thick, and I don't think the long paddle Insta-Dri brush helped. Maybe if the bottle and brush stem weren't so tall, it would be easier to work with. Take your time in between coats because that brush stem is a PITA, but that's par for the course with the Insta-Dri line. I wore this for four days with minor tip wear and a chip on one of my peelie-prone fingers.

Man-go Team! (MUST! HAVE! EXCLAMATION POINT!!!1!) is a limited edition Insta-Dri for spring. I found it at my local CVS, but I'm guessing it would be at other drugstores, plus Target, maybe Bed Bath and Beyond, as well as your Kroger or Wegmans or whatever. You know, all the usual places.

Sooooooo, what do you think? I love this color. Add some thinner to my bottle, and I'd wear this again. Definitely a better buy than S-teal a Base, in my book! (But let it be known that I will pounce on Dior Mango if it miraculously becomes available in the future.)

Also, you know what's hilarious about mangoes? Teaching your white friends how to cut them. Oh my God. I've been doing it a certain way since I was little and I'd never given it a second thought until college, when one of my friends asked me if her grocery store mangoes were ripe and if they were, how would she cut them? I think I cackled and said something to the effect of, "OH SURE, ask the Asian girl," but PC or not, jokes like that are how I say hello. I know, I'm a terrible person.

But seriously, do it like this. The middle part is the seed, and you really don't want that.




TOTAL. GAME CHANGER. Amirite?

10 comments:

  1. Do people really not know that's how to eat mango??? How else would you eat a mango?

    I like this color. I like it A LOT.

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    1. I guess not. I was surprised.

      I think this color will like you back. :)

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  2. The middle part is the seed, and it's worth the hives around my mouth to get the meat off of the seed, too! :P But seriously. Mango. I mean, you can slice thin slices from it to dip in bagoong, but they have to be harder and less ripe. I LOVE IT ALL GIVE ME MANGO OR GIVE ME DEATH

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    1. OMG. Hives? Bagoong? Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh noooooooooooooooooooo


      <3 youuuuuuuuu



      ALTHOUGH. We do let my aunt's dog lick the seed. He really likes that.

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  3. SO GOOD! Must buy.

    FURREAL. It's like when people don't know how to cut an avocado.

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    1. I actually donut know how to cut an avocado, but I don't like them, so it doesn't matter. LOL.

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  4. I think I'm going to check this one out for myself! I don't have many orange polishes in my collection and I like this one. It's pretty.

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    1. You should! I love how different this is from every orange I have seen in the past four years. :)

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  5. You're so silly! It's sad there are any people out there who don't know how to cut a mango. So sad. I was obsessed with this color a yellow awhile ago. Bought a bunch! I hate this Sally bottle the stem is a pain to use and is too long and get back in the bottle!

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    1. I'm not silly, they are. ;) And yeah, the stem is not a fun time but that's what makes this polish even more special to me.

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