Friday, November 25, 2016

Alter Ego Body Care Products: Swatches and Review of Three Nail Polish Shades

Press Sample

Happy Friday, dear readers! For those of you that celebrated the holiday, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday! I actually took the day off and did NOTHING that involved the blog....well, other than a share on social media or so. Even on days that I don't post, I'm usually swatching, creating nail art, editing, or writing up posts, so it was a big deal that I didn't do any of it for a change. Instead, I spent the day with my husband and boys and made a rather sizable meal for it only being us. Hey, if that means meals are taken care of for the next several days, so be it! If my posts start to gobble, then you know I might have hit my breaking point with the turkey leftover, haha! I also got a few Christmas decorations up in the front yard. It was so difficult holding back the past few weeks, so the fact I made it to Thanksgiving is quite impressive. Now on to today's blog post!

I had the pleasure of swatching a few shades from Alter Ego Body Care Products/Alter Ego Nail Enamels. These aren't new shades in the brand lineup; however, the formulas have been changed, and they are now being re-released with their new and improved formulas. Let's check them out!

Curses! Foiled Again
Three coats plus top coat

This poor gal-she tries so hard to think ahead and plan appropriately but seems to get blocked at every turn.  The phrase 1 step forward and 2 steps back is her lot in life but with good humor she spends a lot of time saying Curses!  Foiled Again  :)  A simple metallic-like silver.

Just in time for the holidays is the re-release of this gorgeous foiled silver shade. I don't wear silvers much during the year, but I love them for the holidays! Curses! Foiled Again is a little on the sheerer side so you will need three coats for opacity, but the colour payout with ZERO brush strokes make it well worth it! This applied beautifully for me, and I couldn't be happier with this stunning metallic shade.

Cuts Thistles in May

Three coats plus top coat

When I went looking for something to name this gorgeous purple after a photo of a thistle popped up :)  According to my screen the color was a perfect match & then I saw this ez sing-song for the little ones that says: Cuts thistles in May, They'll grow in a day.  Cut them in June, That is too soon,  Cut them in July, Then they will die.   Perfect rhyme to teach children about growing flowers & to have patience!  Purple tinted  base with fine purple glitter.

I feel like one of the only polish people that isn't overly fond of purples, but Cuts Thistles in May is still pretty. It is definitely on the sheer side, and I was a little worried it might need a fourth coat, but it reached opacity nicely with only three coats. This isn't the type of colour I'm likely to wear on its own, but because it is sheer, it would look phenomenal layered over your favorite mauve, purple, or gray to add a gorgeous sheen plus a pop of sparkle. Whether you choose to wear it layered or on it's own, the formula is perfection and applies easily to the nails!

Penny Pincher
Two coats plus top coat

This Penny Pincher knows how to make every cent count!  Lightest of sparkle, a brilliant copper. 

I'm sure it comes as no surprise to any of you that my favorite of these three shades is Penny Pincher. I know, I know, my love of orange makes me so predictable, but seriously, how could you not fall in love with this glowing copper shade! This was the most densely pigmented of the three shades in this post, and I only needed two coats for opacity. The formula was on point and I will definitely be grabbing this baby again. I'm already thinking festive nail art with this shade and Curses! Foiled Again....oh yes! It'll be fabulous!

These three shades can be picked up from the Alter Ego Body Care Products site located here. Alter Ego offers a large variety of body care products in addition to polish so it's a great place to pick up a few gifts for your favorite people, yourself included. ;) Now is actually a great time to pick up your favorites because Alter Ego is offering a whopping 40% off purchases made through Cyber Monday with discount code SHOPINDIE. Alter Ego products are always a great deal to begin with, and I am floored that the discount is so generous! I'm off to go get a few things ordered myself!

Have you tried any of the polishes or body care products from Alter Ego Body Care Products? If so, what are your favorites? I'd love to hear from you!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!


  1. Thank you so much for your thorough and detailed review! Your manis and photos are amazing!

  2. I wonder is Penny Pincher will be a good stamper?

  3. I like Penny Pincher a lot more than I thought I would!

  4. Gorgeous swatches and metallics. Penny Pincher is my favorite!

  5. Penny Pincher would be my pick too! Lovely swatches, as always!

  6. Penny Pincher is such a rich (pun) color! I love it. They're all pretty though! The description for Curses really speaks to me; it sums up my Thanksgiving pretty accurately.


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