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Friday, January 27, 2012

Hits Posiedon swatched over different polishes

Ohhhhh!  Lookee here!  If this is holo, then I AM IN!!    Welcome, ladies and gentleman, to holo heaven!  This is called Hits No Olimpo Collection-Poseidon.  It's described as a "Robin's egg blue linear holographic nail polish" on Llarowe's website.  And that "robin's egg" description is exactly why I bought it!  The Hits polishes hail from Brazil and they are very affordable at $10 per bottle!
I was fortunate enough to have SUN when I shot these photos, and you can see the dizzying rainbow of color that this demure robin's egg blue gives off when the light hits it.
Poseidon is much more subtle in the shade as you can see here, but is still beautiful.
  The rainbows of red, orange, yellow, green, and blue are ridiculous!  It almost seems like a trick of the eye-but it's not.

Poseidon went on easily, but needed three coats and was still not quite opaque around the edges.  For this reason I decided to use different base coats on my left hand.
On my middle and pinkie fingers is Pure Ice A-List.  On my ring and index finger is Essie Smooth Sailing.  On my thumb I used WnW Black Creme.                                                           
I used two coats of Hits Poseidon on each finger of this hand.  I found that Pure Ice A-List was an exact match for the base color of Poseidon.  It gave me the opacity that I was aiming for without changing the color of Poseidon.  Essie Smooth Sailing is a more dusty, darker blue and it brought out the holo more.
The black base really brought the holo out, but I didn't like the dark edge around the nail bed.  Of course, that could be the fault of the user! :o)
So tell me what you thought!  Do you own this? Did I convince you to go buy it?
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Presh Polish said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I don't know if its possible for me to love the Hits No Olimpo more than I already do :D

Megan @ Let There Be Lacquer said...

I seriously love this polish! I hope to own this collection soon!

Colorsplashnails said...

Gorgeous pics!!! I don't own any of these yet, but I plan to get some soon. They look absolutely amazing! =)

illustratedlady said...

This is my first Hits! But I noticed that it was only $10 $14+ for the other brands! I can't wait until their in stock again, because that is a brand I can afford more of! The other brand that was cheaper was Mari Moon! I want those too!

Kim said...

Thanks so much for the swatch, shows up the colouring much better than the image Leah has on her shop. For a while I thought it was yet another silver polish which really confused me.

illustratedlady said...

Well, thank you, Kim! It's hard to capture a holo on camera. I have been struggling with it more so than any other type of polish. Glad to know the hard work is paying off!