Today I have all 5 of the 2True Metallica collection polishes all swatched and ready to show you!
2True Metallica Collection
The green is called Arete, the teal is Aglaia, the purple is called Artemis, Athena is the blue, and the pink is called Aphrodite! I have to say that I’m really liking the names of these polishes 😀
I’m going to be using these as stamping polishes but I thought I should give them a quick swatch just to see how they look. The collection all have a pretty satin finish, so if you want a glossy polish these probably won’t be for you! I really like the slightly matte-ness of these polishes, But then I’m really liking matte at the moment!
2True Athena Metallica Collection .
Athena is the Ancient Greek goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill.
This polish is a really nice cool powdery silver blue, I applied two coats over base coat. I really like how frosty this polish looks.
I did find that there was some dragging and bunching on the second coat, this was the same with all the colours. I found that applying the second coat quite thickly minimized the bunching!
2true Artemis Metallica Collection
Artemis, the goddess of the hunt, wild animals, Wilderness, Childbirth and protector of young girls, she often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows.
I have already posted about how amazing this polish is for stamping if you would like to have a look you can find that right here.
Artemis is such a pretty lilac colour! I used two coats over base coat!
I found the brush strokes impossible to get rid of! But applying an extra coat with a sponge will get rid of them! I Thought about doing this for all of the polishes but I realized that would be a bit like cheating as I want you to see the polishes as they are!
2True Arete Metallica Collection
Arete The Ancient greek Goddess of Virtue, Wisdom and Excellence.
It’s green, it’s green and I like it… I normally don’t like green polishes at all but this one seems to be an exception oO. Arete is a pretty pearly spring green, I like this because the metallic silvery tones make this green not overly yellow.
I again used two coats over base coat for this swatch, these polishes do have quite a strong chemical smell, but it doesn’t hang around as long as some other polishes.
I noticed that all of these polishes show up every little ridge and dimple on my nails I use a ridge filling basecoat (it’s a really cheap one) so maybe an extra layer of basecoat would help? or more buffing!
2True Aphrodite Metallica Collection
Aphrodite is the ancient Greek goddess of Love, beauty, pleasure and procreation.
Aphrodite is a pretty rosey pink, in the bottle it has a slightly coral hue but that doesn’t show up when it’s on, this really isn’t a colour that I would usually choose, but I’m glad that I did get it because it’s really rather pretty.
I used two coats over basecoat with the thicker second coat to avoid the dreaded bunching.
I’m really interested to see how this pink polish looks stamped over black!
This rather lovely pale teal is called Aglaia.
2True Aglaia Metallica Collection
Aglaea was the goddess of beauty, splendor, glory, magnificence and adornment.
I think this is a really stunning colour! I would wear this on it’s own. I really like the paleness of this shade I think if the colour was more intense it would detract from the metallic sheen.
I used two coats over base coat
To sum up these polishes, the bad bits first, they show up imperfections on your nails, they are a bit stinky, and they tend to bunch up and drag during application.
And the good stuff. The colours are all really pretty, the lovely satin finish, they dry very fast and you only need two coats (or one if you are careful) Oh yeah, and they are amazing for stamping! 😀
When I get a bit of time I’ll show you these polishes stamped over black and white polish! 🙂