Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Shop Wrenn Swatches and Review


Alissa of @shopwrenn has these gorgeous 5 free and cruelty free polishes inspired by her handmade druzy jewelry and recently she contacted me to review a few of these pretties for you. I was kindly sent four lovely shades and two beautiful stacking ringsFrom left to right we have Uncorked, Passionfruit Pink, A Pirate's Life and Green with Wrennvy.


And we've got some of her gorgeous handmade jewelry, the Abbey Petite Ring in Plum Druzy and the Alexa Tiny Ring in Green Druzy. These little gems remind me of multi chrome nail polish, I know, I have a problem... Jewelry was my original addiction however, and I can't tell you how thrilled I am to add these to my collection. The amount of compliments I received when I wore them out was pretty staggering and you'll see how well they complement the polishes if you just keep scrolling.


I have to say the polishes definitely exceeded my expectations. The formula wasn't streaky or brush strokey and none of the colors stained my nails, not even Green with Wrennvy or Uncorked, which really suprised me. Everything went on in two easy coats, even though Green with Wrennvy had a slightly thinner formula. They all dried quickly with a smooth, glossy finish but I topcoated them anyway because it's what I do! The shimmery finishes are stunning with enough visual interest to hold their own but they also make for some lovely nail art which I will share with you as well. 

First up is Passionfruit Pink, a dusty rose shade loaded with gold shimmer that played so nicely with my skin tone as I think it would with most. The gold can make it look warm, but the cool tones in the pink make it quite the shifter. It pairs so nicely with the plum druzy that's equally shifty!




This next one is called A Pirate's Life. I would describe it as a vibrant turquoise with aqua shimmer. I really love this one too, it just screams summer and plays so nicely with the green druzy ring!




I love my teals so naturally Green with Wrennvy was also a win. It's a very green leaning, deep teal with a lighter green shimmer. I thought this shade went well with both of the druzy rings, so I stacked them up for these shots!




And the last swatch is this beautiful berry wine color fittingly called Uncorked! This one was tricky to photograph, but it's a berry colored jelly base with red and purple shimmer. Another shifter that wants to be a deep red and juicy purple at the same time! This one was clearly inspired by the plum druzy ring.




I was pretty excited to review these polishes, but you know me, I had to get my nail art on with them. Each shade having its own unique shimmer gave me plenty of inspiration, and who doesn't love berry and teal together? I did some simple half moons using Uncorked and Green with Wrennvy to show off the harmony of the polish and jewelry.




As usual I couldn't leave well enough alone, so here is some stamping over it using Hit the Bottle Spun Gold and the ÜberChic Beauty Paris mini plate. I thought the gold warmed everything up nicely!





For Passionfruit Pink I wanted to bring out the gold shimmer while keeping the design subtle and neutral like the shade itself. I used Hit the Bottle Spun Gold with ÜberChic Beauty Collection 2.




With A Pirate's Life I wanted to highlight the gorgeous aqua shimmer so I used Hit the Bottle I Wish I was a Mermaid and tied it in with the Alexa Tiny Ring by doing a stamped gradient with Spun Gold.





Can you tell I had an absolute blast with these polishes?! I can't say enough what a joy everything was to use and wear! If you would understandably like any of these beauties for yourself, don't waste any time heading over to @shopwrenn on Instagram or www.shopwrenn.com













9 comments:

  1. These are phenomenal, Justine! The half moon stamping blew me away! And they were all worn perfectly with the jewelry!

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    1. Thank you so much for coming to check it out, Kiz! I honestly had a lot of fun putting these together and am thoroughly enjoying my new rings.

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  2. Fantastic review, photos, art, everything!!! Your stamped half moons stop my heart!!

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    1. Oh, Kim you are too kind! I so very much appreciate you coming to check out my posts. I am so glad you liked the stamped half moons too, it was kind of an accident but I was so thrilled.

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  3. Omg hunnie..this is Danielle. These look lovely on u. The pink is my fav. The nail art is insanely gorgeous. The half moon was awesome, then u stamped like a pro over it and the blue one with the stamping is gorg as well. U are a masterrrrrr.

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    1. Hahaha, aw sweetie! That pink really is amazing and I am not even that into pink. So happy you like the nail art, I was trying to keep it simple enough to show off the polish but still be interesting! Can't thank you enough for always commenting and showing love. You are the best!

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  4. Omg hunnie..this is Danielle. These look lovely on u. The pink is my fav. The nail art is insanely gorgeous. The half moon was awesome, then u stamped like a pro over it and the blue one with the stamping is gorg as well. U are a masterrrrrr.

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  5. So beautiful, all of it! I don't have anything like Green with Wrennvy, that's such a gorgeous green. And I especially love the half-moon + stamping, I was already into the half-moons then I scroll down to see that it got even better!

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    1. Oh it really is a lovely shade. I love deep teals like that, especially with glowy shimmer...ooooh. I know you love a good half moon, happy you appreciated the stamping as well, it was an afterthought but I am so glad I had it.

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