Hey there! Today I have four polishes from an exciting new collection, the Renaissance Cosmetics Anniversary collection, to share with you lovely folks. On the off chance that you haven't heard of this brand, it was started by Meghan, the author of one of my all-time favourite nail blogs, Will Paint Nails For Food. As I'm sure you know, her nail art is amazing and she has expanded her artistic talent into her own brand of indie polish.
Before now, I hadn't tried this brand even though it's already its anniversary and, honestly, I'm kicking myself. These polishes are absolutely stunning. The beauty of them is so complex that I was just showing my co-workers my macro shots to show them all the subtle perfections that Meghan has put into them. She's definitely an artist. I'm also including a little bonus of some Christmas nail art I wore yesterday using one of these polishes as the base.
Of the polishes I was sent, two are microglitters (Blushing and Rapture) and two are crelly/glitter mixes (Ennui and Reverie). I was really pleased with the formulas of both types. The microglitters had great coverage and the crellies applied flawlessly without any concerns for glitter payoff. In other words, I really loved how these applied. Because they do all contain glitter, they did dry a bit gritty but nothing that a layer of top coat couldn't remedy. All swatches are shown with a coat of HK Girl top coat. In the descriptions below, the parts in quotation marks come directly from the Renaissance Cosmetics website.
"Blushing (v): to become rosy.
"Ennui (n): a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom.
"Rapture (n.): ecstatic joy or delight; joyful ecstasy.
"Reverie (n): a state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing.
Finally, another shot of my bonus holiday nail art. Here I used two coats of Ennui again since it looked like the perfect representation of a winter sky to me. And since Ennui means listlessness I thought I'd try to cheer it up again with some Christmas light stamping using Messy Mansion MM01. I've seen others do this look before so I bought these little rhinestones specifically to try this one day. And now that I found the perfect base color, here's my Christmas light nails.
The Anniversary collection is currently available as a preorder from Renaissance Cosmetics meaning it will take approximately 8-10 days for your order to be completed. You can also follow them on social media to get updates.
'Til next time...