Thursday, February 9, 2012

Nostalgic Lacquer Rio

Nostalgic Lacquer has really been picking up a lot of speed lately in the indie polish market. Erin has been making some really intriguing polishes and they have been flying off of her shop's shelves!

Rio, part of her Truly Outrageous Collection, is a lovely mix of medium and small blue and purple glitter with a bit of grey. Here is the description from Erin herself:
Ladies love Rio, and it's easy to see why. He's a mix of blue and purple glitters with a touch of holographic grey thrown in to represent the charming effect he has on all of the girls. 
For this look, I layered two coats of Rio over Zoya Robyn.

One of the things that I really appreciate is the effort that Nostalgic Lacquer puts into its packaging. Look at this cool frosted label and the cute font! I love it!

Rio applied nicely and quite evenly. It was notably un-fussy for a glitter polish!

Some of the glitter pieces in these photos look black, but there is no black glitter in this polish. Rio does tend to look dark in person until it catches the light, which I actually really enjoy a lot.

I also like the balance between the two glitter sizes.

All in all, you'll be hearing no complaints from me about this polish! I think Erin really "gets it," you know? I hope to be able to purchase some of the other polish from the Truly Outrageous Collection soon! (I'm looking at you, Riot!)

You can purchase Rio and the rest of the Nostalgic Lacquers from the Nostalgic Lacquer Etsy shop. The polish sells out fast though once they are restocked, so keep an eye out and have your PayPal ready! ;)

DISCLOSURE: This product was sent to me for review.


  1. I think it looks awesome as a glitter with black pieces....that it looks black til it catches the light........amazzzzzing!

  2. Sarah, I just have to say that I read EVERY SINGLE one of your posts (from my Google Reader). I hardly comment... but EVERY nail polish design and swatch AND art inspires me. You are so incredibly talented with your polishing AND photography. I really love your stuff, girlfriend!

    1. Aw thank you so much Annelise! That's really sweet of you <3

  3. Looks great--I've not heard of this line before!

  4. love it... gorgeous swatches!!

  5. Gahhh, I love this! Adding this to my wishlist! Thanks!

  6. I went to Nostalgic Laquer's Etsy right after seeing this with the intention to buy some of her polishes...only to see that she was in a car accident today! How dreadful :(

  7. This was a great combo you did here! Love the base colour and love the glitter ;)

  8. I've had my eye on Rio, it's gorgeous and I love the color combination you've chosen. I think I'm going to have to pick it up one of these days!

  9. That's gorgeous and I need it. Unfortunately, every single time I hear of a great indie polish maker on Etsy and go see their polishes, the maker is on vacation or the coolest polishes are sold out or both. Or like this time, she has an accident (hope she's okay!). Mneh! I wanna have some too!

  10. Really nice combo I would love to wear something like this

  11. Wow that's so cute!


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