Hello friends! I have another new-to-me brand to share with you all today. Athena & Aphrodite have been on the indie scene for about a year I think. I have never had an opportunity to try them, and I haven’t seen many swatches around either so this review is definitely my first impression.
Athena & Aphrodite Helen’s Statice
Imagine looking through a window in Greece onto a field of static flowers out on the horizon. This gorgeous picture is put into polish with the purple base and iridescent blue flakes to represent the sky.
I quite liked this polish. I thought it was going to be a bit brush stroke-y at first but it really wasn’t. This applied in 2 easy coats for full opacity followed by a glossy top coat.
Athena & Aphrodite Mercury’s Blue
Linear holographic rainbows and light pale blue make this color something that even Mercury would stop from his rush to admire!
Let me start by saying I love this blue! I have no other holo’s quite like it in my collection. Again 2 smooth coats for opacity followed by glossy top coat. No shortage on the holo either!
Athena & Aphrodite Moneta’s Passion
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. In this polish there’s the representation of sharing her passion in the memory of the people’s smiles. A rosy red with a linear holographic rainbow.
Moneta’s Passion is definitely one of my favorites. It’s described as a rosy red, but on me it’s more of a coral red. This color really suits me, and even gave me an insta-tan! Two coats with glossy top coat.
Athena & Aphrodite Helen’s Heart
Helen was regarded as the most beautiful woman in the world. Men fought after her. Why should the color that holds her heart be any different? This linear holographic light purple polish can surely make your heart swoon too!
Helen’s Heart is the only one I found that needed 3 coats for opacity. That could be related to the mini bottle and mini brush though. But this beauty is easily worth 2 or 3 coats. Sealed with glossy top coat. Check out that holo!
Athena & Aphrodite Elpis’ Reward
Elpis is the persona of hope in Greek mythology. Hope isn’t always an easy thing to hold onto and as such needs to be rewarded. In this reward Amaranth red with iridescent purple flakes graces your finger tips.
Zeus is the head man himself in Greek mythology. Working hard to make sure everything goes well above as below. Here is the fruit of one of his many labors. Bronze a dark brown with a reflective golden gleam. Strong, bold, warming and beautiful of color.
Unfortunately Zeus’ Bronze is the brush stroke-y one of the bunch. It’s a very neat color, and has an easy formula, but the brush strokes will keep me from reaching for it very often.
My Thoughts: I really was not sure what to expect from this brand, but I found myself pleasantly surprised. All but one applied easily and covered fully in 2 simple coats. My only complaint would be the bottles. I, along with many other nail girls, just have a natural aversion to these bottles. I find them awkward to hold, and the cap didn’t feel secure in my hand as I applied the polish. But the stuff inside is beautiful with an equally nice formula!
All of these shades are currently available and can be found on the Athena & Aphrodite website below.
Until next time, stay polished!