Thursday, October 23, 2014

Swatches: Alter Ego Gloss48 Exclusives!

Press Sample

Good morning, readers! I have a gorgeous duo from Alter Ego Nail Enamels to share with you today. It is exclusive to Gloss48 and will launch at a discounted price next Wednesday, October 29th at 11am EST. If you don't remember my many review posts in the past on Alter Ego Nail Enamels, all polishes dry to a satin matte finish due to the special base. I really love that, because it's like getting two polishes in one if you decide to add a glossy top coat. Let's take a look!

Are you familiar with Gloss48? If not, it's a site that launches new indie products daily. For the first seven days that the products are on the site, they offer a promotional discount - so you can try new products without breaking the bank. After the launch week, you can still shop an amazing collection of indie beauty at full price.

Alter Ego Rows Her Boat
She rows her boat down a sun dappled spring fed stream, enjoying and admiring the wildlife and foliage only seen from this position! Streams and rivers are not the bright blue like the ocean, they are more blue-green like the base color. Because of that, the sun reflects the gold flecks of color instead of the silver specks that are seen on the ocean.

I'm showing two coats below with and without top coat.
The base is a little thicker during application but it dries down flat quickly when it turns matte. If the polishes are thicker than you prefer, you can add a few drops of rubbing alcohol(and not polish thinner) to thin them. I love the base color with the gold flecks!


 (Above: with no top coat. Below: with 1 coat of Alter Ego She Shines top coat)


Look at how the flecks are glowing with the top coat added!


Alter Ego Sold On Gold
Nevermind silver and platinum, this woman is sold on gold! She loves the vivid brilliance of the eye catching shine whether it is shiny, brushed, or matte, and always carries a jewelers loupe to inspect a potential addition to her stash for the required stamp. This is a friendlier colorant than glitter, way easier to remove.

I'm showing three coats below with and without top coat. 
This was thinner than Rows Her Boat and less opaque, requiring one more coat. However, I really thought it was beautiful at one coat and think it would be a gorgeous topper over your favorite creme polish! And it complements Rows Her Boat so well!


 (Above: without top coat. Below: with one coat of Alter Ego She Shines Top Coat.)


Again with the glowing flecks with shiny top coat!

Here are my simple polka dots to show how well they go together:


What do you think of this duo from Alter Ego Nail Enamels? Don't forget that it is exclusive to Gloss48.com and launches next Wednesday, October 29th at 11am EST. For the promotional week, the duo will retail for $14. After the promo, it will go back to the regular $17. 

On Gloss48, new members get $10 off of their first order of $30+.

Thanks so much for reading!!

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*The polishes in this post were sent for me to review with my honest opinion.





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3 comments:

  1. Thank you from all over my heart for your thorough and detailed review! Your manis & photos are fantastic, and such a thrill to know artwork can be done with my Egos! I am very grateful for your hard work <3

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  2. These are gorgeous!!! I love them both with and without a topcoat. I really like Rows Her Boat with the beautiful gold flecks!

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  3. Alter Ego on sale NOW! http://gloss48.com/alter-ego-nail-enamel

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