Athena & Aphrodite Misc. Swatches & Review

October 21, 2016

Hey everyone! I hope you have come prepared to look at a buttload of pics of many different finishes of polishes! Athena & Aphrodite sent me NINE polishes to share with you guys, and the variety is astounding! Lots of pics after the jump!

Elpis' Thistle
Inspiration: Elpis is the persona of hope in Greek mythology.  But with hope there are both beauties and thorns.  With this Elips' likes to keep thistle around. It reminds her to have hope that once you get past the thorns you'll receive some beauty.
Description: An elegant dusty rose with an iridescent blue shimmer
Application & Formula: Formula is perfect, goes on thin at first. Builds up nicely and the shimmer payoff is worth it!
Opacity: 3 coats
Price: $10
Helen's Statice
Inspiration: Imagine looking through a window in Greece onto a field of static flowers out on the horizon.
Description: Purple base filled with iridescent blue flakes to represent the sky.
Application & Formula: Fantastic formula, easy and smooth application. Goes on thin but builds up nicely.
Opacity: 3 coats
Price: $10
Mercury's Blue (H)
Description: A light pale holographic
Application & Formula: Fantastic formula, easy and smooth application. Polish is thick but not a "bad" thick where it's not easily workable.
Opacity: 2 coats
Price: $13
Mercury's Pink (H)
Description: A light pink holographic
Application & Formula: Fantastic formula, easy and smooth application. Polish is thick but not a "bad" thick where it's not easily workable. Can be pulled off in one coat, but 2 if you prefer thinner coats.
Opacity: 1 coat
Price: $13
Moneta's Jewel
Inspiration: As the goddess of money, Moneta loved few things more then gold but being the goddess of money goes beyond gold.
Description: A blue base filled with subtle hints of purple flakes
Application & Formula: Good formula, easy and smooth application. No issues.
Opacity: 2 coats
Price: $10
Moneta's Passion
Inspiration: As the goddess of money, Moneta loved few things more then gold. The way it shimmered and shined reminded her of the joy that people got when she passed on her riches to them.  
Description: A rosy red shimmer. My pics don't do color justice, it's definitely more "rosy" than the pics show.
Application & Formula: Good formula, easy and smooth application. No issues. Could possibly be a stainer as I had a bit of staining on my cuticles.
Opacity: 2 coats
Price: $10
Moneta's Pearls
Inspiration: Jewels, and even gold were not enough for this fair goddess!  She turned to the sea and noticed the beautiful luster of the pearls that the clams hid.  
Description: A shimmering silver that has a slight amount of iridescent blue.
Application & Formula: Good formula, easy and smooth application. Overworking it will cause brush strokes.
Opacity: 2 coats
Price: $10
Moneta's Secret (H)
Inspiration: Moneta loved all decadent things!  Her deepest secret was her love of raspberries.  She loved them almost as much as her money-but she couldn't ever tell or the decadent fruit would cause too many rifts among men.  
Description: A raspberry pink holographic
Application & Formula: Fantastic formula, easy and smooth application. Could be pulled off in 1 coat but I chose to do 2 for levelness.
Opacity: 2 coats
Price: $10
Rosa's Galaxy
Inspiration: Rosa loved more than one planet could hold.  This often caused her to gaze towards the heavens.  
Description: Here in Rosa's Galaxy you get to enjoy the view of all the planets with the shifts from blue to purple to gold to maroon. 
Application & Formula: Fantastic formula, easy and smooth application. No issues. The shift in this one is amazing!
Opacity: 2 coats
Price: $10

Overall, a nice set of polishes with great formulas and interesting finishes. No major issues to report at all. They all applied smoothly and evenly, just be sure to not overwork a couple of them or you will be left with brush strokes.

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