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Thursday, 22 February 2018

Alter Ego - Midsummer Night's Dream (Polish Pickup March 2018 - Books) & Respite Bath Crumbs

Press Sample/Review

Hi everyone! I have the March Polish Pick Up Exclusive from Alter Ego for you today as well as a new product from the brand, Bath Crumbs! Keep reading for more info on those!

The Polish Pick Up theme for March is 'Books'. Cynthia from Alter Ego has made a polish inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream for her contribution. I don't have an inspiration photo to show you as Cynthia explained that she went with her gut on this one and felt this fitted the book well. 

Midsummer Night's dream is a shimmery gunmetal grey metallic. I used 3 thin coats and topcoat. 2 coats probably would have been fine. The formula was a little on the thicker side but easy enough to work with. I will note that I found that this one did have an odor to it. Cynthia explained that this may be the blue pigment used but that she hadn't noticed. I am quite sensitive to smells so it may just be me but I prefer to mention it. I could use the polish without any problem though, unlike things such as Seche Vite which give me a migraine. So don't worry it's nowhere near that! 

This is a great 'basic' polish in my opinion. It will match pretty much any outfit and I like this finish a lot. There's a hint of sparkle that catches the light. 

I also tested out some new Bath Crumbs from the brand. I got the Sweet Orange scent to try out. The Bath Crumbs can be used, as their name suggests, in a bath but also as an effervescent soak for hands or feet. I tried them out on my hands before doing a new mani. I love pampering treatments like this for my hands, especially with this cold weather we're having here right now! My hands are so dry! I added some of the crumbs to a bowl of warm water and soaked my hands for about 8-10 minutes. I was surprised by the amount of thick and luxurious foam the crumbs made! There was more than I'm used to with products I've tried like this but it is lovely. Just be sure not to overfill your container like I did otherwise it will foam over the top!! The Sweet Orange scent was very pleasant and very importantly for me, not too overwhelming or artificial smelling. My hands felt soft and moisturised when I was done. A (soft and silky) thumbs up from me!

Midsummer Night's Dream &  will be available from March 2nd at 11am EST until March 5th at 11:59pm EST along with polishes from other brands with the 'Books' theme! 

The Bath Crumbs are a permanent item at Alter Ego and are not exclusive to Polish Pickup.

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The products in this post were provided for my honest review