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Burgundy

Polished by Alexandra Mistletoe Kisses 1 

Polished by Alexandra Mistletoe Kisses is the second duochrome in the collection – a garnet red that shifts to a coppery gold.  This is vibrant, pigmented and glowy!  This is two easy coats.

I am loving this set, and I am happy to report that this collection is every bit as quality as Polished by Alexandra’s last set!  The crelly glitters are just fantastic…everyone needs polishes like that in their collections for this time of year!  The Holiday Traditions Collection is set to release TOMORROW!  You can purchase Polished by Alexandra polishes for $8.75 each or the entire set for $41!  Alexandra also makes soaps and handmade body products, so be sure to check those out when you visit her esty shop!  Also, follow on Twitter @PolishedbyAlex and on Instagram @PolishedbyAlexandra!

Glinda

20111112 essie toggle to the top

Essie Toggle to the Top is a rich, garnet red sparkler. The base is a deeper red jelly than Essie Leading Lady, but the glitter load is similar. It went on a little splotchy with the first coat, but evened out with three thin coats. It does dry gritty, so I used two generous topcoats for my swatch. It’s a stunner! I can picture it especially on short, neatly manicured nails.

For the future of mankind

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Iron Man-ia is a red jelly based polish that consists of both fine red and gold glitter and large holographic gold hex glitter. It needs three coats to become opaque, but there’s a decent amount of glitter, so if you were using it as a layering polish, one coat would probably do. Named for iron, the 26th element, and a little bit of comic book nerdiness as well :)