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Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Alter Ego Fire and Ice - Polish Pickup and Indie Pickup February 2019 (Duos and Pairs)

Press Sample/Review

Hi everyone! I have the Alter Ego February PPU and IPU offerings to show you today!

The Polish Pick Up and Indie Pick Up theme for February is 'Duos and Pairs'. Cynthia's two products make a 'pair' of Fire and Ice. 

The polish for PPU, Fight Fire With Fire, is the polish half of the duo. This is a rusty burnt orange shade with loads of copper shimmer. I used 3 thin coats. It's a tad on the sheer side but nothing shocking and with the sparkle, you don't notice too much visible nail line. 

The ice part of the duo is Cynthia's beard oil. This is a peppermint scented oil made with men's beards in mind but it also works nicely as a cuticle oil. The scent is nice and it soaks in well, similar to other oils I use. I asked my husband to test out the oil on his beard and he found that it smoothed it out somewhat, left a shine and the fresh minty scent.

Fight Fire With Fire and the Beard Oil will be available from February 1st to February 4th. The polish will retail for $8.50. The Beard Oil will be $7.50. There is no cap on either product.

Polish Pickup and Indie Pickup:
US Pickup Site

UK Pickup Site
Polish Pickup Facebook

Indie Pickup Facebook 

Alter Ego:

The products in this post were provided for my honest review

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Negative Space Stamping (A England/OPI)

Hi everyone! Today I have another negative space nail art to share with you! 

I fancied something a bit geometric/graphic and decided to go for this design from my Moyou Holy Shapes 03 plate. I started out with basecoat and one coat of Essie BBF Best Boyfriend. 

I then did some reverse stamping with the design from the Moyou plate. I picked up the image onto my clear stamper using Konad black stamping polish and added OPI Yank My Doodle (burnt orange creme) and Designer De Better (metallic with copper flecks). I then transferred the image to my nail, filled in the empty space at the tips of my nails with A England Camelot and finished with topcoat. I painted my other nails using Camelot.

I like the mix of the black and negative space. Hope you like it too! 

Where to Buy:
OPI and Essie - various retailers
A England (UK shipping only) and various retailers (see list here)

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