It is Polish Pickup time and that means a new limited edition Alter Ego polish. Nothing Good Happens After Midnight is a teal toned blue that gets to a midnight blue at full opacity. It has a jelly like formula but is quite opaque for a jelly. I love the name of this one as my mum used to say that to us (and changed it to 2am as we got older). It is a budget buy at $9US for a full size bottle and since it ships with other indies through Polish Pickup, a great way to try new brands.
1 coat of Alter Ego Nothing Good Happens After Midnight
As you can see, it is quite opaque for a jelly but it is difficult to get an even coat if you want to do a sheer coat. I have a very visible nail line and it is completely covered in three coats which is pretty good for a jelly. I wouldn’t usually share a picture of one coat of polish, but jellies can be so finicky or sheer.
Alter Ego Nothing Good Happens After Midnight Swatches
2 coats on stamped fingers, 3 coats on others
Jelly polishes just scream for jelly sandwich stamping but Alter Ego Nothing Good Happens After Midnight is pretty opaque so I thought I would show it stamped first – just in case it didn’t work out. This is a second thin coat plus silver stamping on the middle fingers and a generous third coat on the other fingers. There is no top coat on these but as you can see, the third coat is pretty shiny without it.
Shown here with three coats and stamping, it is at full opacity and appears more of the midnight blue promised in the name of the polish. I am still rocking shorties because hand sanitizer has been horrible to my nails and cuticles.
Alter Ego Nothing Good Happens After Midnight Jelly Sandwich Swatch
You only get two fingers here because I top coated it and then promptly smacked my hand against my desk but a close up helps show the colour. Perhaps my skin tone but it does lean more teal on me than some of the other swatchers. You can see that more over the silver stamping on my ring finger.
Alter Ego Nothing Good Happens After Midnight is available September 4th through 7th exclusively at Polish Pickup. If you are shopping for other polishes directly from Alter Ego, be sure to enter TEANAILPOLISH for a 20% discount on your order.