“Because Sparkle is NEVER Optional!”™ – Honey

I am addicted to glitter and sparkle.  Don’t get me wrong, I am the biggest tomboy you would have ever encountered, but there is something about a sprinkle of glitter that makes you feel like you can conquer the World.  I know you agree, lol.  Glitter flows through my veins and you can find it in a variety of things through out my beauty arsenal – including my nail polish stash.  Today I bring to you gorgeous nail polishes by Alter Ego Nail Polish, an Indie brand.

Alter Ego Nail Polishes

Alter Ego offers glittery and sparkly nail polishes for any taste.  Ranging in shades and affordable for your pocket book, these gorgeous goodies are favorites of celebrity manicurists and nail junkies because they only require one coat for complete coverage and dry to a semi-matte finish.  These polishes are long lasting and I love that they give my nails a stronger feel.  The shades are formaldehyde, toluene and DBP free, Vegan and never tested on animals.  This cruelty free brand has certainly stolen my nail polish lovin’ heart.

Alter Ego Plumber
Alter Ego Plumber, two coats – no top coat
Alter Ego Plumber
Alter Ego Plumber with Top Coat. Accent Nail is Alter Ego Vintner

Plumber is a gorgeous blue hued lavender with fuchsia and purple glitter.  Vintner is a gorgeous glitter with a blend of hex and circle glitters.  Colors include purple, green, pink and a soft purple hued mixture.

Alter Ego - Rows Her Boat
Alter Ego – Rows Her Boat with 2 coats, no top coat.
Alter Ego - Rows Her Boat
Alter Ego’s Row Her Boat in two coats with top coat

Row Her Boat is probably my favorite out of the four.  We all know I love Purple and Teal and this one has gold in it… hello, major crush.  This gorgeous shade has little gold sparkle in it that gives it a really nice effect whether with or without top coat.

Alter Ego Well Read
Alter Ego Well Read, two coats – no top coat.
Alter Ego Well Read
Alter Ego Well Read, two coats with top coat

Well Read is a pink toned red with micro silver shimmer.  While this is not a shade I would gravitate to on my own, I really enjoyed using this shade and thought it was gorgeous.  I definitely think this shade looks better with a top coat, but to each his own.

These gorgeous polishes can be found on Gloss48 and are sold in duos for $14.00 (currently on sale – retail $17.00).  Pick the colors you want and have some fun with the finish of each one or add your top coat to give it that polished off look.  I will admit that I never used a polish with this type of finish or texture before, but I really like how strong my nails felt with the lacquer on.  My nails felt like I had a layer of gel coat and they were quite strong.  I have my eyes on a few more shades and can’t wait to order them.

Have you tried or heard of Alter Ego Nail Enamels before?  What is your favorite Indie Nail polish brand?

Signature Honey

Products mentioned in this post were sent to me for consideration and review.  I was not paid to provide this post and all opinions are my own.


Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger. Mother of 3 and proud Wife. I love Food, whether it be eating it or cooking it and love to learn about new types of food from different cultures. I love making YouTube videos and meeting new friends and I have had a passion and love for photography since I was a little girl.


  1. erikatheicyone Reply

    These are pretty and to get an opaque finish in one coat. Nice! I haven’t tried these, I’ll have to keep them in mind. 🙂

    • thank you 🙂 I do not swatch nail polish much and couldn’t get any good photos to capture it right… I finally had to take these with my phone in hopes it would work for me. 😉 coming from you – that is a great compliment. xo

  2. Lola Seicento Reply

    LOL- you are a woman after my own heart, Honey! I’m a total Tom-Boy too, but I love my pretty shiny things! My husband can’t figure it out! LOL! These are gorgeous polishes!

    • is tom-boy or tomboy? I swear I can never figure it out. lol Girl… my husband says that that is why he thinks I was meant to be with him… seriously I can hang with the guys talk shop and cars and guns and so much more and then I can do the chick-a-dee stuff. lol 😉

      • Lola Seicento Reply

        I think you are right in the spelling– I’m not quite sure why I added the hyphen- LOL! know exactly what you mean– same here! 😀

  3. I’d never heard of this brand but I recently got a gorgeous burnished gold scattered holo by them… I’m excited to use it, especially after seeing these! They’re all so pretty <3

  4. Betzy Carmona Reply

    I have never ever tried an indie nail polish brand, but have my eyes on kb shimmer.

  5. Cynthia Decker Reply

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

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