Hits No Olimpo Collection – Afrodite (swatches/review)
Today I’ve got yet another new brand provided by Llarowe to share with you! I’ll be showing you a polish by Hits, which is also another Brazilian brand that’s completely new to me. ^_^ This one is Afrodite from the Hits No Olimpo collection.
I used SH Nail Quencher Base Coat for all swatches shown today. Clicking on any of the images will enlarge them to the original size for you.
Hits No Olimpo – Afrodite
Afrodite is a bubblegum pink linear holographic polish, though this is not the strongest holographic finish that I’ve come across. It’s actually pretty weak honestly, you have to strain a bit to see the linear pattern. It seems stronger in the bottle than it is on the nail. These first two photos are in direct sunlight.
Afrodite was pretty tricky to apply. The brush is SUPER wide, like even wider than the OPI Pro-Wide brush. It’s so wide that it almost doesn’t fit back into the bottle and it makes a bit of a mess around the bottle opening. I meant to snap a picture of it but I totally forgot. Just take my word for it. WIDE. I thought the wide brush would spell problems for polish control but I managed to paint my nails without getting too much excess polish on my fingers or cuticles.
Here’s a picture of Afrodite with camera flash. The holo is a little stronger under flash than it is in direct sunlight.
I had some issues with thickness during application. It’s got a pretty goopy formula that can lead to some streaking if you’re not careful. I let the polish dry a few minutes between coats and I had no streaking. This is 2 coats. What I do like about Afrodite is the high gloss finish. All photos today are with no top coat!
Here’s a photo of Afrodite in indirect light. It takes on a more salmon pink color in low lighting. And again, look how glossy it is!
And some macro shots for you all. ♥
Though it’s not as strong of a holo as I was expecting, Afrodite is still a really great color. I don’t have a lot of pinks in my collection so it’s still a welcome addition. And for as thick as it was it did dry very quickly, it was dry to the touch within a few minutes. I still want to try other Hits No Olimpo polishes in the future to see if the non-holo-ness of Afrodite is just a fluke to the collection.
I do want to warn people that this is NOT a 3-Free polish. It contains Formaldehyde Resin and Toluene, and it has a pretty strong scent to match.
Afrodite and other Hits No Olimpo polishes can be purchased through their US stockist, Llarowe. She offers worldwide shipping (although Italy is currently excluded). They retail at $10.00/ea per 6ml bottle of polish.
*The product(s) in this post was/were sent to me for reviewing purposes.