I couldn’t leave well enough alone and made a few more tweaks to my layout…what do you guys think? I’m really loving the lighter colors. I’ll also be moving to wordpress soon, so things may be down for a bit or look strange for the next week or two so don’t be concerned if something looks super funky.
If you’ve followed my blog for awhile, you already know that Aliquid Lacquer recently began a monthly polish series called When In Rome, with polishes released based on Roman Holidays. Today I have March’s release for you- Matronalia.
Aliquid Lacquer Matronalia is described as a light periwinkle with blue, purple and pink speckles and a sprinkling of blue glass flecks. I used two coats for the below photos along with Out The Door top coat. The formula was perfect consistency, not too thick or thin and went on incredibly smoothly. As with most periwinkles (and teals and blurples), my camera is a jerk about color accuracy. This is more purple in person.
From the maker:
March 1, the first day of the year in the old Roman calendar, was Matronalia, or Roman Mother’s Day. It celebrated Juno Lucina, the goddess of childbirth and motherhood. (Juno was the mother of Mars, after whom the month of March is named.) The rituals of Matronalia were conducted by women, and although we don’t have all the details, we know they kept their hair loose and were forbidden from wearing any belts or knots. At home, women received gifts and prayers from their husbands and daughters, and then cooked a meal for the household slaves.
Overall, I was so blown away by how beautiful this color is. Aliquid Lacquer always nails those subtle details and makes every polish so special. If you want to pick this up for yourself (and I HIGHLY recommend that you do), it’s available now in her shop.
What do you think of this shade? Have you picked up any of the other polishes from the When In Rome collection? Let me know in the comments!
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