Another Polish Pickup is just around the corner and the theme for this month is Ancient History. Cynthia chose coconut as her inspiration. The oldest reference to the coconut is from 5th century AD Egyptian traveler Cosmas who wrote about the “Nut of India” after visiting India and Ceylon.
Alter Ego 5th Century Indian Nut is an off white base with dark brown microglitter. The soap is just coconut oil enriched with 70,000IU Vitamin E Oil and comes in a massage bar format. Both have the same name again this month. Shop March 6th through 9th for these goodies.
Alter Ego 5th Century Indian Nut Swatches (Polish Pickup March 2020)
As you can see, there are flecks of bronze in the glitter along with the dark brown (almost black) microglitter. Three coats was needed for full opacity on the crelly like base. Since the base is a creamy off white, it is a lot more wearable than many white polishes. It is pretty opaque on the first coat but a crelly needs depth of glitter and I prefer thinner coats.
Alter Ego 5th Century Indian Nut nail polish does have a bit of texture so a thicker top coat helps smooth it over. A little scrubbing needed to remove it. Not anything more than you would expect from a microglitter but it did leave some glitter after the first swipe of acetone.
Alter Ego 5th Century Indian Nut (Polish Pickup March 2020) Overview
- Coats required: 3 coats just because crelly goodness but it is pretty opaque in one coat, especially for a white – no streaks!
- Dry time: Good
- Wear time: Good, worn for a week before removal
- Issues: Nothing major but needed a little scrubbing on removal
- Colour: creamy off white base with dark brown microglitter (try it with matte top coat, it is beautiful)
- Buy It: Limited edition for Polish Pickup. $9 US / full size only – no cap
While this polish is exclusive to Polish Pickup, you can save 20% on other polishes bought direct with coupon code TEANAILPOLISH. Maker’s Dozen polishes including my favourite red, Worst Prom Ever, are available at 50% off right now so grab them while you can.
Alter Ego 5th Century Indian Nut Soap Peview (Indie Pickup March 2020)
Cynthia also made a soap for March Indie Pickup. You can grab it with the polish, one shipping cost covers polish and other items. Alter Ego 5th Century Indian Nut soap is made with coconut oil and enriched with Vitamin E Oil. Just the two ingredients so great if you have sensitive skin as it is unscented too.
It is a fairly large massage bar style soap at 3.7oz and lathers well with the nubs wearing down fairly evenly. The coconut and Vitamin E oil leave your skin both clean and soft after use with no tight skin.
Alter Ego 5th Century Indian Nut (Indie Pickup March 2020) Overview
- Description: Coconut oil massage bar style soap (approx 3.7oz)
- Issues: None
- Scent: Unscented
- Buy It: March Indie Pickup. $4 US / no cap