Nail Lacquers & Body/Face Cream by Alter Ego

28 Apr

Press Sample

Good afternoon everyone!  I hope you are all having a lovely day!  Today I have some lovely lacquers and cream from Alter Ego to share with you guys.  Alter Ego has recently reformulated their base for better suspension, coverage, and application so today I have three of those reformulated lacquers.

First up is First Love.  This is a beautiful purple to pink to blue shimmer jelly.  It is a bit on the sheer side so you will have to layer for full coverage or you could wear over an accent base.  In my photos I am wearing three coats of First Love.

First Love 1 First Love 2 First Love 3 First Love 4 First Love 5

Next up is Secret Lover, one of my favorites.  This is a bright red jelly filled with gold holographic micro glitter.  The glitter spread very evenly and left very little texture.  Again this is a bit sheer so you will need to layer or wear over a coordinating base.  In my photos I am wearing three coats of Secret Lover.

Secret Lover 1 Secret Lover 2 Secret Lover 3 Secret Lover 4 Secret Lover 5

Lastly for the lacquers we have Family Friend Forever.  This is a lovely blue shimmer jelly with a hint of purple shimmer.  Application and formula were both great.  In my photos I am wearing three coats of Family Friend Forever.

Family Friend Forever 1 Family Friend Forever 2 Family Friend Forever 3 Family Friend Forever 4 Family Friend Forever 5

Now for the Alter Ego Double Agent Body and Face Cream.  I have been using the Double Agent cream twice a day on my face for a week now and I am loving it!  The oils absorber fairly quickly and don’t leave me greasy all day.  Double Agent is a made up of babassu oil, kokum butter, unrefined undeodorized shea butter, vitamin E, polysorbate 80, optphen, essential oils, stearic acid, and hydrolyzed silk powder.  Since this product is made with unrefined shea butter, it has a bit of a woody play dough scent.  I personally liked the scent but some people tend to not care for the woody scents so I thought I should note this.  Alter Ego also wanted me to note that sometimes the cream can have a bit of sandy texture due to the heating and cooling process but this will not effect the application or effectiveness of the product.  I personally have not experienced that in mine but do want to make people aware.  Overall, I love this stuff and it has replaced my higher end facial moisturizers.  One other thing I want to say….THANK YOU Cynthia for giving the hand scooper!!!!!!  As a lady with long nails, you are the best!!! There is nothing worse then digging products out of a pot and getting it stuck under your nail!!!

Body-Face Cream Body-Face Cream 2

So what do you guys of the lovely products from Alter Ego?  Overall I am pretty pleased.  The lacquers were a bit sheer but I like the idea of versatility between wearing alone or over other colors.  I also love their mini bottles!  The brushes are just as good as a full size bottle.  The cream is the best thing ever for my face so I give a huge yes!  The cream is not yet available from Alter Ego but be sure to give them a follow on Facebook and Instagram so you know the minute it is.  As an added bonus, Alter Ego is offer a 20% discount to readers.  Just use code Model City Polish for 20% off your order.  Thank you so much for stopping by today and I will see you all again tomorrow.

Products were provided for review but that does not influence my opinions.

18 Responses to “Nail Lacquers & Body/Face Cream by Alter Ego”

  1. cynthia decker April 28, 2016 at 6:44 PM #

    Thank you for your thorough and detailed review! Your manis & photos are wonderful, I very much appreciate your hard work <3

    • Nina April 30, 2016 at 8:42 AM #

      Thank you so much for the opportunity to share!!! <3

  2. Nikki April 28, 2016 at 7:12 PM #

    Love the colors! Great swatches!

    • Nina April 30, 2016 at 8:43 AM #

      Thanks! <3

  3. Melissa April 29, 2016 at 9:13 AM #

    The polishes are a little sheerer than I like but the colours are amazing!

    • Nina April 30, 2016 at 8:43 AM #

      They are a bit sheer but do build nicely. I really want to try them out with other base colors. 🙂

  4. Emily Draher April 29, 2016 at 10:16 AM #

    I can’t believe how First Love GLOWS! Wow! I have this Body & Face Cream to review…can’t wait to dive in 🙂

    • Nina April 30, 2016 at 8:49 AM #

      It really does glow and has the perfect squishy look! I am overall very pleased with the cream. 🙂

  5. Ann April 29, 2016 at 10:09 PM #

    Such pretty colors! This is making me want to pull out the one colors from them that I haven’t worn

    • Nina April 30, 2016 at 8:49 AM #

      Ooooooo, you should!!!! 🙂

  6. Christina April 30, 2016 at 1:20 PM #

    I am SO excited with her reformulated polish!!!! The family friend I *think* is my favorite because I LOVE blues!! And they all look great on your beautiful nails!! The body/face cream I’m also been using and LOVE it. I got the patchouli but I love ALL things patchouli!! Great review and Cynthia’s polish looks great on you!!!

    • Nina April 30, 2016 at 4:59 PM #

      The reformulation is pretty awesome!!!! I really digging it! 🙂

  7. Nichole C May 2, 2016 at 11:56 AM #

    I want lipstick in that purple!

    • Nina May 3, 2016 at 10:11 PM #

      That would be amazing!!!!

  8. Mary Dixon May 2, 2016 at 4:07 PM #

    Nice colors today!

    • Nina May 3, 2016 at 10:11 PM #

      Thanks! <3

  9. Jenne May 3, 2016 at 12:02 AM #

    She did such an amazing job on her reformulations, I love them so much!

    • Nina May 3, 2016 at 10:12 PM #

      I honestly liked her old formulas too, it’s just nice these don’t have the same settling so they are quick to use now. <3

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