It seemed like the right thing to do.
Yesterday afternoon I watched Roman Holiday (for, oh, I dunno, the ninth or tenth time) while painting my nails with NARS Roman Holiday Nail Polish from the new $49 Modern Future set.
I was also wearing Roman Holiday Blush and Roman Holiday Lipstick (also from the same set) on my cheeks and lips.
It just made sense. I mean, I could have watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Sabrina instead, but that would have been totally weird… Watching Roman Holiday seemed like the right thing to do. 🙂
Which reminds me, please, PLEASE tell me you’ve seen this movie. Breakfast at Tiffany’s seems to get more love, but Roman Holiday gets my vote for best Audrey Hepburn movie, ever. She even earned a Best Actress Academy Award for it.
If you haven’t seen it, do it! Audrey plays a princess who goes rogue by taking an unsanctioned, impromptu vacation from her life as a royal public figure. During her adventure she hangs out with an American newspaper reporter, played by Gregory Peck. The sets, the clothes, the dialogue, the ending — SO GOOD. Just watch it already!
And if you can, watch it while you’re wearing NARS Roman Holiday Blush, Lipstick and Nail Polish. It’s, like, extra poetic that way.
Roman Holiday is a cool pastel pink with slight purple undertones…but don’t let that description scare you! — because it’s actually really pretty and wearable.
Originally, the color only came as a lipstick, but NARS turned it into a blush and a nail polish for this LE holiday set.
Roman Holiday Lipstick
When I’m in the mood for a smooth, easy-to-wear cool-toned pink that doesn’t shimmer and isn’t too shiny, Roman Holiday Lipstick’s sheer pink wash rules. I can literally (well…) throw it on without having to use a mirror. I also like that it’s a build-able sheer, so you can intensify it by adding another layer. I also think it looks super pretty with NARS Angelika or Easy Lover Lipgloss on top.
The set includes a full-size 0.12-oz. tube.
Roman Holiday Blush
Cute like a tiny newborn kitten, the Roman Holiday Blush that comes with the set is small. The pan contains 0.12 ounces, so it’s kitten-sized compared to a full-size NARS blush pan, which houses 0.16 ounces.
It’s so cute! I want to put it in the crook of my arm and sing lullabies to it until it falls asleep…
This highly pigmented pink matte sheers out beautifully, without creating any drama or looking patchy. I usually apply a single layer with ye olde blush brush.
Roman Holiday Nail Polish
NARS decided to spice things up a bit with the nail polish, giving it secret silver shimmer (a very Chanel-esque move) that really reveals itself when you see your nails in full sunlight.
The formula is on the thicker side, so you might want to remove any excess polish from the brush before applying each layer; otherwise, things get goopy fast.
I sure love the color, though. The faint purple keeps it from being a basic Barbie pink. The bottle in the set is full size (0.5 ounces).
Considering that a full-size tube of NARS Lipstick costs $26 and a full-size bottle of NARS Nail Polish costs $20, you get a pretty good deal with this set, since it also comes with the blush and a reusable tray…which I’m going to repurpose as a cat treat holder, obvs. 🙂
I’m not over the moon about the triangular gift box it comes with, though. Points for uniqueness, but really, how the heck are you supposed to wrap it? But other than that one geometric quibble, I love this set.
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition, and available now at NARS boutiques and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
More movie fun!
We watched a great one on iTunes last night called Chef. It stars Sofia Vergara, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Jon Favreau, who plays a celebrity chef at a turning point in his career after a not-so-great review from a famous food blogger.
It’s not just a movie about food, either, although there is a lot of that. It’s also about the relationship between a father and his son, and the unexpected twists and turns that happen during the in-between times when life can get kinda messy — which I can totally relate to.
There’s also an a epic grilled cheese sandwich sequence which will haunt my dreams until the end of time… You’ve been officially warned! Don’t watch this movie on an empty stomach! 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,