21 May 2014

Renaissance Custom Lacquer: Wunderkammer Collection Swatches

Hi all, today I have a review for you that I am very excited about - the new collection from Renaissance Custom Lacquer, called the Wunderkammer Collection. As soon as I saw these beauties, I really fell in love. I think the true magic of these polishes can be seen in the macros, so this post is going to be a little photo heavy!

This collection consists of five polishes, three of which are glitter toppers. They all offer something completely unique and I don't think I have any polishes like them in my collection. Bear in mind that I am posing with mini bottles, but the polishes are only available in full size (15mL) bottles. I started taking my photos holding top coat, but I just had to show off the polishes with the bottles, even though they were mini bottles (which I find difficult to hold), so please excuse the slightly different photos today ;)

Let's start with a surprise favorite of mine, Emerald Envy. It is a full coverage green glitter polish packed with gold and scattered holographic shimmer, as well as some holographic microglitters. When I first saw photos of this polish, I figured it was just like any other green. But this one definitely came alive on the nail! It reminds me of grass in the spring on a sunny day. Shown above is two coats and top coat.

Here is a closeup in the bottle and on the nail. I'm telling you, these polishes just look magical up close!

Gilded Pleasure is a glitter topper featuring gold, copper, and rose microglitters in a gold shimmer base. It also has sparse light blue satin square glitters. This polish is truly elegant! I decided to pair it with a nude base to show off the colors of the glitter, but I think it would also look stunning with a dark base color. Shown above is one coat over Essie Spin The Bottle.

Here is the macro shot in the bottle and a close up of the nail. Doesn't this color just look so classy? I decided to skip the top coat because I loved the slightly matte finish, but if you want a glossier look, feel free to add top coat.

Curio/Curiousity is a glitter topper packed with satin black and white glitters in various shapes and sizes, and full of holographic shimmer. I know I am gushing over this collection, but I really loved this one. Black and white glitters are always popular, but this one has a gorgeous holographic rainbow shimmer to really pack a punch. And, I didn't have any trouble getting the larger glitters onto the nail (but then again, I was working with a mini bottle, so there was really no sinking at all.) Shown above is one coat over KBShimmer My Life's Porpoise, and top coat.

Here is a close up in the bottle and on the nail. You can also get a glimpse of the iridescent shards in the polish!

Porcelain Dream is a delicate glitter topper featuring satin white glitters in various shapes and sizes, as well as holographic gold glitters and tiny iridescent flakes. This polish was stunning in the bottle, and I think it translated beautifully on the nails. It reminds me of weddings! Shown above is one coat over KBShimmer A Touch of Glass, and top coat.

Here is a close up in the bottle and on the nail. I could wear this one every day!

And finally, we have Enamoured, a dark purple full coverage shimmer polish packed with a scattered holographic shimmer and iridescent flakes. For any purple lover, this polish is a must! Since it features the iridescent shards, it did require top coat for smoothing out, but I just love the depth that the glossy finish gives! Shown above is two coats with top coat.

Here is a close up in the bottle and on the nail. For some reason, this one looked a bit lighter in the bottle, but I love the color on my nails.

Overall, I think it's pretty obvious that I'm in love with this collection. I think Renaissance has been nailing it with stunning and unique color combinations lately. My top picks are Emerald Envy and Porcelain Dream.

These polishes are available on the Renaissance Custom Lacquer online shop for $9.50 USD each (for a full sized 15mL bottle.) The lovely creator of these polishes, Meghan, has generously offered a discount code for my readers! Use the code "nailpolishchallenge15" at checkout for 15% off your entire order! This discount can be used once per person and it expires at midnight on June 4th.

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These polishes were provided for my honest review.


  1. Enamoured is so lovely ! Thank you for the review !

  2. What a gorgeous collection! I like it a lot.

  3. Awesome swatches! I've been debating which ones to pick up, but I think your swatches have me convinced that I need Enamored and Gilded Pleasure! :)

  4. Gorgeous swatches! There are some really stunning polishes here :)

  5. Gorgeous swatches! There are some really stunning polishes here :)

  6. Thank you so much for the gorgeous swatches. I also enjoyed hearing your thoughts about the collection! <3

  7. Oh my gosh. Gorgeous! I really love that emerald one!

  8. You are showing off these shades so well ♥! Beautiful swatches. I especially love Gilded Pleasure and Porcelain Dream :).


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