Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Alter Ego Jewlery Box Ballerina

Good afternoon polish friends!  I have a lovely Alter Ego polish to share with you and I think you're going to love it.  Alter Ego is a unique polish brand amongst all the indies!  Cynthia, the creator, uses a different base than other brands and therefore has a matte-satin finish to all her polishes.  It's a pretty finish alone, but once you top coat it wow-wee!  I reviewed Top Tweeter from Alter Ego Nail Enamel recently and you can see that post HERE.  Alter Ego just opened up shop on Etsy and to celebrate Cynthia is offering a 20% discount off your entire purchase!  Use the code ALTEREGOGRANDOPENING until 07/02/2013!  No better time to try a new brand then during a sale!  Also Cynthia is hosting a giveaway right now.  You can enter the giveaway HERE.  Be sure to follow Alter Ego on Facebook while you are there. 

This pretty polish is Jewelry Box Ballerina.  Don't you just get the image of those old jewelry boxes you had as a little girl?  The ones where you opened the lid a little ballerina popped up and spun around to music?  I used to have one....and I plan on giving one to my daughter when she's old enough to not break it immediately.  JBB is a delicate and dainty light pink with silvery shimmer.  It's very girly, feminine and pretty.  Using a special base does cause the polish to be a tad thicker, so I added a couple drops of thinner.  After that JBB applied wonderfully.  I used 3 thin coats and the formula was smooth and easy flowing.  JBB dries to the signature Alter Ego matte-satin finish, but for the pictures I used  layer of topcoat.  



*this polish was provided for my honest opinion and review

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  1. Thank you for your wonderful review! I really appreciate that you pointed out the base is different from all others, people do need to be informed :) Your photographs are outstanding and your mani is flawless! I very much appreciate your hard work!

  2. Is this a texture polish like it looks, or "just" a glitter-shimmer-fleck with a matte-satin finish? Either way it's a perfect representation of that tiny figure that most girls loved as a child.

    1. Leah it's a glitter fleck polish with matte-satin finish. It was a hard one to capture in pictures but it's very sparkly in real life. And shiny with topcoat.

  3. great nails !
    greetings from Poland ! :)