China Glaze’s Mommy Kissing Santa

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  • Manufacturer: China Glaze
  • Availability: originally released in October 2010 as part of China Glaze's Tis The Season collection
  • Color Range: metallic holiday-red shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: USD$6 for 14 ml / .5 fl oz
  • Would you purchase again: yes

NOTE 03/25/2013: I will no longer be purchasing or reviewing any new China Glaze products, aside from the two that I have in the publishing queue. All previously-published posts will remain up. Info & links of interest

China Glaze’s Mommy Kissing Santa

A gorgeous bright holiday-red metallic polish. This isn't a cranberry red - it's more like the red on a can of Coca Cola, with a bit more blue. My bottle arrived with a bit of a leak inside the cap, so the formula was a bit thick - don't know if that's because the formula's thicker, or because it dried out a little while I was cleaning off the bottle-neck and the inside of the cap. At any rate, I anticipate that this will make an excellent nail stamping polish, as well as a lovely regular polish. With one coat, the color was bright and semisheer. A second coat deepened the red and evened out the coverage a bit. The other polishes I got from this collection had excellent spreadability (they didn't clump or show brushstrokes), so maybe my bottle just dried out a little? I'll have to find a way to thin this out…but only a tiny little bit.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

Close-up photo of the middle three fingernails of the left hand, showing the nail color applied. Nail Files: China Glaze's Mommy Kissing Santa

This metallic is a bit more durable than other recent China Glaze metallics, including the <a href=”/such/obsessive/addictions/china_glazes_romantique_collection/”>Romantiques</a> and the <a href=”/such/obsessive/addictions/china_glazes_khrome_collection/”>Khromes</a>. I love the color, too - a “holiday-ribbon” red rather than a brighter, more orange red. I think that cool-toned or neutral-toned people might have better luck with this, though if your coloring is warm-neutral, it may look great on you as well. If you need a warmer-toned red, try Ruby Deer from this same collection. If you want a deeper, cooler red, check out Phat Santa.

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