Alter Ego Nail Enamel Taupiarist and Savors Strawberrys Swatch and Review

by Lisa Heath

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I have 2 new polishes from Alter Ego Nail Enamel to show you all tonight!  This is actually my first time using Alter Ego (I do have a third polish from a swap I did with the creator that I still need to wear!) and I waited patiently for my package while I saw ladies like Adventures In Acetone post AMAZING swatches of other new colors by Cynthia!

My package arrived and I jumped right in!

Savor’s Strawberrys

Savor's Strawberrys

Before anyone says it – she IS aware that it should be ‘Strawberries’ but she couldn’t fit it on the label unless she made the font smaller, but then it was so small it was unreadable.  So moving on (because I know someone was going to point it out) Savor’s Strawberrys is a orange leaning red matte base with small black glitters throughout.  Exactly like a strawberry!  I used 2 coats for this photo!

With Top Coat

Savor's Strawberrys Top Coat

I REALLY love this one with top coat.  It’s so pretty!  Nick even took notice of it and said he liked it.



This is my favorite of the two!  Taupiarist is a light taupe matte base with a VERY fine silver holographic shimmer throughout.  The holo is so subtle in this polish which makes it a perfect for all occasions type polish!  In normal lighting you see the shimmer…

Artificial Lighting

Taupiarist artificial

But in brighter lighting you see the holo come out.  It isn’t a loud, in-your-face holographic.  But it’s there and it’s really pretty!  I used 3 coats for this photo.

With Top Coat

Taupiarist top coat

I think I like Taupiarist better in it’s matte state… but its pretty top coated too.  Such a toss up!

With Top Coat in Artificial Lighting

Taupiarist top coat artificial

See how pretty!  If you want an office safe polish, but still get that holo flash… this is perfect!

For my first experience with Alter Ego… I’m happy!  Both polishes are unique to my collection, applied well, dried fast and look great with and without top coat!

Where To Find: Alter Ego Nail Enamel Etsy Shop

Price: $8.50 Each

Make sure you check out Alter Ego Nail Enamel on Facebook for more gorgeous swatches and reviews of her creations!  The creator, Cynthia, takes a lot of pride in her work and has excellent customer service!

So what do you think?  Will you be trying Alter Ego Nail Enamel?


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Kelly R August 26, 2013 - 6:36 pm

I love Taupiarist. But I think I like it better with a top coat. Gorgeous swatches!

Doria August 26, 2013 - 6:38 pm

These are so pretty! Savor’s Strawberrys looks JUST like a strawberry!

Jen Sky Walker August 26, 2013 - 6:40 pm

These are both gorgeous! I really like Taupiarist the most though. I hope you share a swatch photo of the other one when you can find the time :)

Jess Scull August 26, 2013 - 6:48 pm

must have savor’s strawberrys!

cynthia decker August 27, 2013 - 2:22 am

Thank you so very much for your thorough review! I really appreciatethat you pointed out the differences, people need to be aware to make a informed choice :) Your photos are spectacular & your application is perfect!

Emily Lacquerologist August 27, 2013 - 4:17 am

Wow! The first one really DOES look like strawberries!

Leslie August 27, 2013 - 4:25 am

I must have Taupiarist!

Shipra August 27, 2013 - 4:45 am

Love the Savor’s Strawberrys! So pretty! And just like one! :)

erin August 27, 2013 - 5:45 am

These are great swatches! I love them both.

Briana @ Nail A College Drop Out August 27, 2013 - 5:14 pm

i love savor’s strawberrys! incorrect grammar and all!


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