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A muted orchid pink with copper, green and gold microglitter and black, copper and purple flecks.

  • 15 ml: $10.00

  • 5 ml mini: $4.50

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Compitalia is a muted orchid pink with copper, green and gold microglitter and black, copper and purple flecks. Two to three coats are recommended. Each bottle contains one or two stainless steel BBs for mixing.

The Romans believed that every place had its own guardian spirits, called Lares. During Compitalia, at the beginning of January, each Roman neighborhood honored its own Lares, whose shrines were located at major crossroads (compita). A pig was sacrificed at the shrine, and each family in the neighborhood offered the gods a honey-cake. The Lares were associated with the underworld, and during Compitalia people also hung woolen figurines on their doors as offerings to any malevolent spirits.

Compitalia was a working-class holiday. It was mainly funded and celebrated by plebeians, the lowest class of citizen, and the officials in charge of the religious rites to the Lares were actually freedmen and slaves. We can imagine Compitalia as a big block party for the whole neighborhood, where people had some opportunity for free speech and dissent. When Augustus became the first emperor, he reformed the festival to worship the Lares of his own household.
Always start with a base coat to extend the life of your manicure and reduce the risk of staining. Apply the recommended number of thin coats, waiting for a few minutes in between. Paint over the tips of your nails to form a seal. Finish with a quick-dry topcoat such as Out the Door or Seche Vite. For bumpy glitter polishes, you may need more than one coat of topcoat for a smooth finish.

To keep your nails and cuticles healthy, we recommend a cuticle balm such as Indigo Bananas!

Three-/four-/five-free polishes may settle over time (a layer of clear liquid will form at the top of the bottle). A good shake should redistribute the pigments completely.

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Compitalia July 10, 2015
Reviewer: Anne from CA United States  
a slightly pinkier purple than I expected, but still an excellent polish. Love the color with the copper glitters

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