Hi everyone! I have the April Polish Pick Up Exclusive from Alter Ego for you today!
The Polish Pick Up theme for this month is 'Across the Universe'. Cynthia from Alter Ego has made a polish inspired by her starsign, Cancer. I don't have an inspiration photo to show you but a quick search online shows many images featuring different shades of orange, just like this polish!
Altarf aka Beta Cancri is a bright yellow leaning orange full of orange shimmer and copper/orange flakes. I used 2 coats and topcoat. The formula was great!
I absolutely love how this polish just glows. I am not generally a fan of orange but I really loved wearing this and can't wait to wear it again with some nail art. The shimmer is gorgeous, especially in sunlight. Even in the shade, it looks super vibrant! My post is photo-heavy but I had such a hard time choosing photos! LOVE!
I also decided to add some matte topcoat to see how it looked and I love it matte too! You might know that given the option between matte and shiny, I'll almost always choose shiny but I really do like how this one looks matte. The glow sort of stays and the polish is still bright. Even though the shimmer is a bit less prominent with matte topcoat, the end result is far from 'dull'.
I was dying to do some nail art with this polish and decided to pair it with some stamping using Girly Bits Another Brick in the Fall. The terracotta creme looks great against this bright base and highlights the flakies well I think! The floral image is from Lina Nail Art Supplies Let's Doodle 01 plate. I also posted a pic of this mani on IG here and you can get a good idea of how bright and amazing this colour is even in the shade and early morning light!
Altarf aka Beta Cancri will be available from April 6th at 11am EST until April 9th at 11:59pm EST along with polishes from other brands with the 'Across the Universe - Planets ! Galaxies' theme!
The products in this post were provided for my honest review