Try It On Tuesday: Zeus Reformulated

Hi, everybody!  It’s time again for another installment of SassyPaintsTry It On Tuesday (TIOT).

Today, I’m showing you Zeus Reformulated, from Brazilian polishmaker, HITS.  This version is a new take on the line’s original (and very popular) deep charcoal grey holographic lacquer of the same name.

Zeus Reformulated by HITS

Teensy back story: Some months ago, I borrowed the original Zeus from my co-blogger (and daughter), Liz’s Buffalo-based stash, for a swatch and review post.  T’was a great polish, but it wasn’t 3-Free. End of back story.

Zeus Reformulated?

It’s 3-Free!

The original Zeus (left) is a dark-grey prismatic holographic polish.

It flashes all manner of gold, green and blue holo goodness.

The reformulated version is close, indeed very close to the original.

And I suspect most thinking people wouldn’t quibble about the difference.

But I’m not like most thinking people.  I’m a lacquerholic, and these babies are in no way twins.

The reformulated version is significantly bluer than the original.  But being the blue-believer I am, this doesn’t present a problem.  In fact, the new and improved version is….well, frankly, it’s right up my alley… 

FYI, Zeus Reformulated is self-leveling, meaning that it applies easily and dries smooth.  That’s something I love in a polish.  But the linear holographic effect?  Not the strongest I’ve seen.   Still, it’s a holo and a pretty one at that.

What else…?

Well, before we head out the door, let’s see it stamped up with a random selection of subtle stamping, using Kismet, a gold Color Club holographic beauty.  A layer of HK Girl Top Coat sealed the stamped impression….

A little too subtle for my taste, but it’s certainly good enough to wear, until the next paint job.

Zeus Reformulated is available from Llarowe for $8US per bottle.  It’s also to be had at Ninja Polish, and I suspect at lots of other fabulous places throughout the Internet galaxies.

But enough about me and my nails…

What are you wearing on your fingertips, right now?  I’m dying to know…

  12 comments for “Try It On Tuesday: Zeus Reformulated

  1. Criminal Nails
    August 6, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Well, to be honest I prefer it to be subtle and 3-free 🙂 Maybe because I’m no real holo hoarder… It looks very good now, and it sure looks good on you!

  2. erikatheicyone
    August 6, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Right now, the tips are sporting clear base coat, awaiting their next paint job. Which they will get once I decide what I want to do. It’s one of those so many polishes, can’t make u my mind, kind of days. 😛

  3. Amber
    August 6, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Love this color! It looks like such a smooth formula too! I have on Gelish Gossip Girl, which is my go-to bright pink. I’m already plotting what’s next! 🙂

  4. marciaf
    August 6, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    I love blue polish and this looks like a winner.

  5. August 7, 2013 at 3:24 am

    Lisa this is gorgeous!! I’m so jealous of the indies you post. Your indie stash must put my collection to shame!! I’d love to raid your stash!! Lol

  6. Lisa Chakan
    August 7, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Thank you, Gini! I’d love to raid YOUR stash! 🙂 Damn fine reason to visit St. Louis, I say. LOLOL.

  7. Lisa Chakan
    August 7, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Thank you, Marcia! 🙂

  8. Lisa Chakan
    August 7, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    It IS smooth. Haven’t tried Gelish, but have now added it to my To Do List (which is getting monumentally long, but equally exciting…LOL)

  9. Lisa Chakan
    August 7, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Thanks, M! Hey, darlin’…gotta get your address ’cause I’ve a small care package I want to send you. 🙂

  10. August 7, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Woot, I can definitely see it’s bluer than the original one! But less holo? That’s a shame. Anyway, same as you: I’m a polishaholic, I need the new one, too!

  11. August 8, 2013 at 11:51 am

    I love this shade, every time I think I have enough polishes heheh

  12. August 11, 2013 at 4:40 am

    It’s great when brands reformulate and improve on their polish!

    I really like the stamping, especially how subtle and pretty it is 🙂

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