Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Vivid Lacquer Don't Forget the Rum + Paint Me Patriotic Swatches + Review

Good morning everyone! Today I've got a longgggg overdue post of some gorgeous polishes from Anni at Vivid Lacquer. I got these a few months back right before I was about to move so they got thrown into a box, original bubble wrap and all. Lo and behold, I went to grab for that box yesterday (the only one I hadn't unpacked and there they were (along with some other untrieds)!!

The two polishes I have for you today are Don't Forget the Rum and Paint Me Patriotic.

First up, we've got Don't Forget the Rum, a STUNNING translucent grey jelly jam packed with pink, black and white hexes, as well as white square and bar glitter.

This is 3 coats on all fingers except on my ring finger which has 2 coats just to show that it is buildable!  There is a slight VNL so I went ahead and added a third coat after I took the pics.

Next up we've got Paint Me Patriotic, a PHENOMENAL patriotic polish that is perfect for the end of the recent election and it was the perfect mani for Veteran's Day this weekend.

Paint Me Patriotic is a red, white and blue glitter top coat with holographic (!!!!) stars in a clear base. There's small red squares & microglitter, blue hexes, and smaller white hexes. I think my favorite part about this polish out of ALL of the patriotic polishes I've seen is that it doesn't have ANY bar glitter. And honestly, I hate bars.

The glitter laid perfectly and there wasn't any patching. I did have a little difficulty getting the stars out of the bottle, but it's most likely only because it is a mini bottle. When I did get them out though, it was like the icing on the cake for the perfect Veteran's Day mani!

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*The products in this post were sent for review. All opinions are 100% my own.*


  1. I love Don't Forget the Rum. Very nice combo!

  2. They are both wonderful!!

  3. Awesome swatches, Kim! <3

  4. Amber @ My Nail GraffitiNovember 13, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    love them both!