The Fan Faves Collection from Alter Ego

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Hey Yous! The lovely Cynthia from Alter Ego Body Care Products sent me this collection to review, and wow they are pretty!  This is also my very first time doing actual swatches!  It is a lot more work than it looks!  To those bloggers, (like our very own Anita) who do hundreds of these, wow.  Hats off to you, seriously!
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Left to Right: She's a Brick House, Summer Sunset, Spring Rain, Petal Perfect, Silver Lining and Morning Glory

This collection was voted on by the Alter Ego fan group over on Facebook, for both the colours and the names.  Let me just say, they did a great job!  I like the variety of colours and finishes!  There are quite a few here I can see me reaching for a lot this spring.  

*Any descriptions I offer here are from what I see in the polish with my own eyes, I do not know exactly what she put in each polish, and I am far from an expert.  

Let's dive in and let these pretties do the stunning for me! 


First up is She's A Brick House, a burgundy metallic polish with a hint of gold shimmer, that you can really see in the macro of the bottle.  I have always loved the look of a metallic polish with a matte top coat.  Gives the polish almost a velvet look.  This applied in two smooth coats for complete opacity.
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Alter Ego: She's A Brick House shown with glossy and matte topcoat.

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Bottle Macro 

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Glossy Macro

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Matte Macro


Summer Sunset is a sheer coral pink with what looks like red/pink micro shards that shimmer gold.  After three coats I could still see some nail line, but it does build up nicely in thin coats.  I also love shimmer polishes topped with matte topcoat. 
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Alter Ego: Summer Sunset, Glossy and Matte topcoats

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 Bottle Macro 

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Macro photo (unsure if glossy or matte as the other photo disappeared?)


Next up is one of my instant favourites, Spring Rain.  I am a sucker for a pretty blue!  Spring Rain is a bright sky blue with blue shimmer and silver holo micro glitter.  Opaque in two coats, it dries slightly textured but was completely smooth with one coat of topcoat.  
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Alter Ego: Spring Rain, Glossy and Matte Topcoats

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Bottle Macro

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Glossy Macro

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Matte Macro


This next one is aptly named, Petal Perfect.  I instantly thought of tiny delicate flowers when I saw this lavender polish with its strong aqua shimmer.  Two coats to make this beauty opaque and I can already see some nail art in my mind where this colour will be just perfect! 
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Alter Ego: Petal Perfect, Glossy and Matte Topcoats

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Bottle Macro

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Glossy Macro

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Matte Macro



The fifth is another instant favourite, even though usually I am not impressed with silver polishes.  I do have a big thing for greys, so once I used the matte topcoat I was in love!  Silver Lining is a slightly textured silver polish with charcoal micro flakes that is completely opaque in two coats, although I could have almost gotten away with just one!   It does dry a little dull, so if you like a shinier finish you will need a glossy topcoat. 
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Alter Ego: Silver Lining, Glossy and Matte topcoats


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Bottle Macro

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Glossy Macro

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Matte Macro


Finally we have Morning Glory, a gorgeous lilac with a pearl finish.  Opaque in two coats, I liked it both glossy and matte but did have some difficulty with visible brush strokes as I have very ridged nails even when I use a good ridge filling base coat.   And I'm unsure if the purple flecks that you can see are intentional or not.  Either way, here's another one I love with a matte topcoat! 
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Alter Ego: Morning Glory Glossy and Matte

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Bottle Macro

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Glossy Macro

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Matte Macro

Cynthia's pretty polishes sell for $4.75 US for the 8.5 ml mini size, and $9.50 US for the 17 ml full size bottles. They will be available soon at the Alter Ego online shop and if you want to stay up to date on this and other exciting collections come join the Facebook Fan Group

I hope you all enjoyed my first foray into the world of swatching, and I am definitely open to suggestions on how I can improve or what kind of swatches help you decide on your own must have polish buys! 

Happy polishing! ~Kelly

2 comments:

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

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  2. I wanted to report back that I believe I have fixed the speck problem in Morning Glory :)

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