May 16, 2016

Shop Wrenn Polish [Swatch] & [Review]

Hey guys! How was your weekend? I can't believe another week has already begun!

Today I've got three beautiful polishes from Shop Wrenn to share with you!

(If you're looking for more bottle shots or photos of this ^ lovely ring from Wrenn Jewelry, those can be found in the mail-time post here.)

Ready to get started?

First, I'll show you Wrenn- Passionfruit Pink:

Passionfruit Pink is a dusty rose-mauve base filled with copper shimmer. There's a really beautiful interplay between the the base and shimmer colors- I love this combination so much!

Artificial light, two coats:

I managed to wear this color as a full manicure, and found it very flattering and lovely!

I'm also going to show the Wrenn Jewelry Addison Ring in Rainbow Druzy with each polish! It's very versatile, and goes with each polish effortlessly. Here it is with Passionfruit Pink:

Formula: It's creamy and pigmented with a medium-thick viscosity. Easy to control, and actually very nice coverage on the first coat. I used two easy coats for swatches! A+!

Next, here is Wrenn- A Pirate's Life:

A Pirate's Life is a jewel-toned blue base filled with green-aqua shimmer. The base color blue almost seems a bit dusty and is cooler-toned, while the shimmer warms the overall look up a lot.

Artificial light, two coats:

This is so pretty, and I think it's especially flattering to my cool skin tone. Not that it won't look great on everyone, but I loved seeing my hands in this! 

Some shots with the lovely Addison Rainbow Druzy ring:

Formula: It has a medium viscosity that feels thicker during the second coat since it clings so nicely to the first. Overall, very similar to Passionfruit Pink in texture and performance. Two easy coats for opacity- very nice!

Finally, here is Wrenn- Green with Wrennvy:

Green with Wrennvy (love the name!) is a super saturated blue-toned green with brighter aqua shimmer. Or maybe it could be considered a green-leaning teal? Either way, it's simply stunning!

Artificial light, two coats:

I love love love jewel tones, so this was an obvious pick for me! I actually wore this on both hands as a full mani for my birthday, and enjoyed it so much! It's a very "me" color, I think!

Of course, here are some shots to show how it looks with the Rainbow Druzy Addison Ring:

Formula: It's maybe slightly of a thinner consistency than the previous two, although still solidly in medium territory, and applies very easily. It's pigmented and non-streky on the first coat like the others. Opaque in two coats!

Wrenn Top Coat:  This is a nice top coat with a lovely viscosity that spreads over the nail easily. It's really quite shiny in person, and I love a glossy top coat!

  • Dry time: After about 4 minutes the surface of the polish was set enough for me to touch lightly, but not really drag any pressure across. After about 15 minutes I was comfortable enough to go on about my day (carefully), although I'm pretty sure it didn't set through all the layers in a rock-solid fashion at that point. So, I don't think this is necessarily the best quick-dry out there (it's not advertised as such), and is certainly not as fast as Seche Vite, HK Girl, Poshe, or even INM Out the Door, but it's not slow either. It's a top coat I might use before going to bed, especially if I was after a bit of extra shine. 
  • Wear: With all the polish changing going on around here lately, I only managed to test this out for about 48 hours on my non-swatching hand. During that time, it wore super well! No chips or tipwear to be had. I think the glossiness subsided somewhat, but that is really par for the course with every top coat after a few days- at least in my experience.

Overall, I'm actually so impressed with these shades! The formulas exceeded my expectations by a lot, and the jewel-toned colors were saturated and just so pretty in person! With all the fancy holo/flakies/glitterbomb action happening in the indie polish world, these shimmer shades are a breath of fresh air. Yet, they aren't ordinary! I don't think I have dupes for any of them, actually.

The top coat is nice too. I normally prefer quick-drys, but it's great that this is 5-free, and it is pretty glossy. There will definitely be times I'll reach for this instead of HK Girl.

Wrenn Polish | $12

What do you think?
Which is your favorite shade?

*Disclosure: polishes in this post were provided to me as press samples for honest review, and all opinions are my own.

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