This post is so old, it probably has grey whiskers. Roman Holiday nail duo was Mecca Cosmetica’s seasonal nail duo for winter ’10, which means this has been at the bottom of my ‘new make-up: MUST TEST’ bag for, um, six months now. Oops.
For the sake of being a completionist – and also because a lot of the stores still have one or two of these packs on the shelves – here it is anyway.
Roman is a rich red that dries to a slightly darker brickish tone on the nail. This was a one coat wonder – it applied smoothly, with no bubbles or bald spots. The downside is that it isn’t particularly unique or memorable. It’s a perfectly cromulent colour, but it isn’t going to make anyone squeal in delight and demand to know what your nail polish is.
Holiday is a delight of a colour, an excellent balance of beige and pink without being too yellow or too rosy. There’s quite a bit of white in the polish so I added a drop or two of polish thinner to get a really good working texture. Without thinning it was just on the ‘slightly annoying’ side of thick, and a little prone to getting blobby.
Thinned or not, this is a (barely) two coater – one gave great coverage, but two coats gave a nicer edge of the polish.
These polishes are now listed as out of stock on the Mecca Cosmetica website, but as of last weekend a few stores in Sydney still had them in stock. They’ve since been replaced with the Spring colour collection, so go take a peek!