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Saturday, July 21, 2012

NotTooPolished: RiverRun

I'm going to see some post 4th of July fireworks this weekend and thinking of fireworks made me want something sparkly and patriotic on my mails. So I was very excited that I received NotTooPolished RiverRun this past week because it had everything I was looking for in a lacquer. 

Riverrun is part of the Great Houses of Westeros collection. I had no idea what that was and the internets informed me that it's a Game of Thrones reference, which I've been told I need to watch but don't have HBO. So I guess I'll stick with lacquers for now. There are red squares and blue and silver holographic hexes, mixed with very micro silver holo shimmer glitter that adds a fun finish to the lacquer.
I layered River Run over a shimmering gray and this is the gorgeous result, like fireworks on the nails!

All photos were taken in natural light, without flash. I used one one of Misa Grey Matters (drives me insane that they spell gray with an e, but I'll manage) as a base, added two thin coats of River Run, and topped everything off with one coat of Poshe fast dry topcoat. 

Here is Misa Grey Matters, a shimmering gray creme:
And here are a few more swatches of my finished manicure.

I absolutely loved RiverRun and I think that Grey Matters was the perfect color to layer underneath it. Application was great, the glitter dispersed evenly, and I like the slight holographic shimmer in RiverRun. It's really awesome to review lacquers that are as great as the ones I've received from NotTooPolished and will definitely be making purchases once I take myself off of my self-instituted no buy.

NotTooPolished lacquers can be purchased on Etsy. And while you're perusing the internet, make sure to check out the Not Too Polished blog and Facebook page. Like the page to show some love!

Note: The product featured in this post was sent to me for my honest review. All opinions are mine.


  1. Awesome color! I really like it because it's the perfect patriotic glitter!

    Have fun at the fireworks! :)

  2. absolutely stunning! this mani is gorgeous!

    1. Thanks I was really happy with how it turned out.