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Monday, 30 May 2016

Alter Ego - Reformulated Shades and Shea Butter Cream - Swatches and Review

Press Sample/Review

Hi everyone! Today I have a swatch and review post for you featuring some colours from Alter Ego Body Care Products as well as a Shea Butter cream! 

Alter Ego - reformulated polishes and shea butter cream

Cynthia, the lady behind Alter Ego, has recently revamped her brand with a new formula (new base) as well as new bottles and logo! She has also branched out into hand and body care products including the Shea Butter cream I will be reviewing for you in this post. 

So let's get started with the polishes! First up is Secret Lover, a gorgeous sparkle-filled orange-toned red jelly. I used 2 coats and a coat of She Shines topcoat also by Alter Ego. The formula was fantastic and the polish applied really easily. I love the squishy finish! 

Alter Ego - Secret Lover

Next up is Vintner, a predominantly purple glitter topper in a clear base. I can also see green and blue glitters in here. It is a lovely mix of colours and sizes. I used 1 coat of Vintner over OPI Planks a Lot with a coat of She Shines topcoat. I'm afraid I lost the sun mid-swatching and it didn't come back out so sorry about that!

Alter Ego - Vintner
Alter Ego - Vintner

Finally, this is Jewelry Box Ballerina. This is a pale pink glass fleck polish. I wasn't too sure of this shade in the bottle as I thought it might be too frosty for me, but I was pleasantly surprised by the dense glass flecks which sparkle and the opacity! I used 2 coats and a coat of She Shines topcoat. I think this is pretty alone but it might also look good layered. This polish is a mini size but at 8.5ml I think it is a good size! I'm not usually a fan of minis but I liked this one! It doesn't feel like a classic mini and the brush and bottle are really just the same as the big ones but sized down a little. No change to quality and just as great to use.

Alter Ego - Jewelry Box Ballerina

And now for the Shea Butter cream! The cream comes in a good sized pot with a convenient spatula for application which I like because I hate sticking my nails into cream! I chose to review the patchouli-scented one but other scents and unscented are also available. I love the scent and it is not overpowering at all. The cream is quite dense when you scoop it out but melts quickly onto the skin and is very moisturising. Cynthia did let me know that because of the nature of Shea Butter, it can sometimes feel grainy but my cream is completely smooth. I have had more textured shea butter products in the past though and this doesn't bother me anyway.
I'd recommend this if you are a fan of essential oils or are looking for a good moisturiser! It can be used on the face or body but I have been using it on my hands and feet! 

I hope you enjoyed this post. Alter Ego has generously shared a discount code for The Mani Café readers. You can enter the code The Mani Café to get 20% off your order!

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The products in this post were provided for my honest review.


  1. Some very nice colors for the season and nice review on the shea butter cream too.

  2. Thank you so much for your detailed review! Your photos and manis are outstanding :) I am deeply appreciative and grateful for your hard work!