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Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Alter Ego Moonlit Waves - Black Hearted Beauties Group Custom March 2019

Press Sample/Review

Hi everyone! Today I have another group exclusive from Alter Ego to show you! Moonlit Waves is the Black Hearted Beauties group custom for March. This is the inspiration pic! 


This is a black base full of blue/turquoise and purple shimmers/mica/microglitter. I used two coats, no topcoat. This one does dry slightly less than smooth so you'll probably want to use topcoat for a smooth finish. And just because well topcoating is best anyway ha! The shimmer in this makes me think of galaxy nails! Great if you want that look without any effort or it would be a great base for some galaxy inspired nail art!



Moonlit Waves will be available from March 1st to 7th only in 2 sizes and for Cynthia's regular prices 8.5ml for $5.00 and 17ml for $10.00. Don't forget to join the Black Hearted Beauties group to be able to purchase!

You can use code The Mani Cafe for 20% off!!
 

Where to Buy:
Alter Ego Body Care Products (20% off with code The Mani Cafe)

Alter Ego on Social Media:
Facebook
Instagram


The products in this post were provided for my honest review

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Alter Ego Mother of Pearl - Lacquered in White Group Custom March 2019

Press Sample/Review

Hi everyone! Today I have another group exclusive from Alter Ego to show you! Mother of Pearl is the Lacquered in White group custom for March.

This is a delicate shimmery white polish that you could either wear alone or layered over other colours as a topper. I swatched it alone in 2 coats, no topcoat. I really like this one. The formula was nice and it has a pretty sparkle to it and flashes of colours (which don't really show in the photos so you'll have to believe me unfortunately).



Mother of Pearl will be available from March 1st to 7th only in 2 sizes and for Cynthia's regular prices 8.5ml for $5.00 and 17ml for $10.00. Don't forget to join the Lacquered in White group to be able to purchase!



You can use code The Mani Cafe for 20% off!!
 

Where to Buy:
Alter Ego Body Care Products (20% off with code The Mani Cafe)

Alter Ego on Social Media:
Facebook
Instagram


The products in this post were provided for my honest review

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Alter Ego 4 Leaf Clover - Fan Group Exclusive March 2019

Press Sample/Review

Hi everyone! Today I have the Alter Ego March Facebook group exclusive to show you!


4 Leaf Clover is a clover green creme with a touch of holo. I used 2 coats, no topcoat. The formula was a little on the thicker side but nothing unmanageable. This is the perfect St Patrick's Day colour


4 Leaf Clover is available for the month of March in 2 sizes and for Cynthia's regular prices 8.5ml for $4.75 and 17ml for $9.50. Don't forget to join the Alter Ego Facebook group to be able to purchase.

You can use code The Mani Cafe for 20% off!!
Where to Buy:
Alter Ego Body Care Products (20% off with code The Mani Cafe)

Alter Ego on Social Media:
Facebook
Instagram


The products in this post were provided for my honest review

Monday, 18 February 2019

Alter Ego In A Godda Da Diva - Polish Pickup and Little Green Apple Melt - Indie Pickup March 2019 (Album Covers)

Press Sample/Review

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

The Polish Pick Up and Indie Pick Up theme for March is 'Album Covers'.

The polish for PPU, In A Godda Da Diva is a silvery grey which pulls a bit mauve with coppery and greenish shimmer. Cynthia was inspired by this album cover (I'm sharing Cynthia's photos of her actual copies of the albums).


I used 2 coats, no topcoat. The formula was good, nothing in particular to report. I like the shiftiness of this one. It is quite complex in colour and unique in my collection.



Cynthia's IPU offering is the Little Green Apple wax melt inspired by a song from this album. 


As you can guess, this is an apple scented soy wax melt. It melts well with a nice fresh, fruity green apple scent. The plastic packaging is really practical and I like how you can break up the product into small squares. This may be standard practice but I don't buy a lot of wax melts and usually tartlets when I do...They fit perfectly into a mini silicone mould if you like to use those in your melter like me. This wax has a good throw, the scent is definitely noticeable throughout the room when you melt it without being overpowering. I like how this is a straight up apple scent. It makes a change from the apple cinnamon and things.



In A Godda Da Diva and the Little Green Apple wax melt will be available from March 1st to March  4th. The polish will retail for $8.50. The wax melt will be $5. There is no cap on either product.

Polish Pickup and Indie Pickup:
US Pickup Site

UK Pickup Site
Polish Pickup Facebook

Indie Pickup Facebook 
Instagram

Alter Ego:
Store
Facebook 
Instagram

 
The products in this post were provided for my honest review

Sunday, 10 February 2019

OPI Tinker, Thinker, Winker? (Nutcracker and the Four Realms Collection)

Hi everyone! Today I have a pretty silver holo to show you. This is Tinker, Thinker, Winker? from the Holiday 2018 Nutcracker and the Four Realms collection by OPI. 


My brother and sis-in-law gifted me a set of minis from this collection. I'm actually loving trying out the minis, I get to try polishes I otherwise wouldn't have bought and this one is really pretty. Sorry for the awkward mini bottle pics but I still prefer to show you guys the actual bottle rather than hold a different one for photos. 


I read from some posts online that this was better over a silver base and it did seem a little on the more transparent side by looking at the bottle and brush. So I decided to wear this one over A England Encore Margot for extra opacity and to be able to see the beautiful holo from the bottle. 


I used one coat of Tinker, Thinker, Winker? over 2 of Encore Margot. The holo is really pretty, dispersed but strong, moreso in sunlight. It reminds me of the hype over the old school holos like NfuOh etc. It was fun to go back to something like this and it's made me want to wear all my holos again (I'll wait for more sunny weather though to enjoy them...). I finished with a coat of topcoat as always and, thankfully, it didn't dull the holo at all. I'm not sure if OPI meant this as a holo polish on it's own or as a holo topcoat but I'm sure it's quite nice either way. But I'd recommend a silver base if you want opacity and strong holo. 

Where to Buy:
OPI - various retailers

OPI on Social Media: Facebook - Instagram - Twitter

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Alter Ego Beating Heart - Fan Group Exclusive February 2019

Press Sample/Review

Hi everyone! Today I have the Alter Ego February Facebook group exclusive to show you!


Beating Heart is a neon orange/red creme. I used 2 coats, no topcoat. The formula was great and it dries fast. This is a nice change for the season and I think it'll be perfect for summer as well. Especially as a pedi colour! It kind of freaked my camera out so the colour is a bit brighter IRL than what you see here.


Beating Heart is available for the month of February in 2 sizes and for Cynthia's regular prices 8.5ml for $4.75 and 17ml for $9.50. Don't forget to join the Alter Ego Facebook group to be able to purchase.

You can use code The Mani Cafe for 20% off!!
Where to Buy:
Alter Ego Body Care Products (20% off with code The Mani Cafe)

Alter Ego on Social Media:
Facebook
Instagram


The products in this post were provided for my honest review