24 January 2014

Introducing the Renaissance Custom Lacquer Love...Everyday Collection

Hi everyone! Sorry I've been MIA lately. I have no excuse besides laziness and spending a bit too much time with Netflix...that thing is totally addicting.

I have the new Valentine's Day collection from my indie brand, Renaissance Cosmetics. These polishes will go on sale tomorrow, Friday January 24th, at 12pm (noon) EST at Renaissance Cosmetics. At the same time we'll be restocking the popular L'Hiver! So if you missed out the first time, now is your chance to get it!

Renaissance Custom Lacquer Love...Everyday Collection

Check out the rest of this post for more about the collection, as well as a bunch of swatches!



Many years ago I asked a friend if she was celebrating Valentine's Day with her husband. She responded with a simple statement, "Everyday should be Valentine's Day". I don't know why, but that stuck in my head. So the premise of this collection is that love is something that you should show year-round, not just one day a year. All shades can be worn throughout the year, at least we like to think so.

Black Heart, Don't Care is the anti-Valentine's Day polish of the collection. It's a white milky crelly with red shimmer. The shimmer is much more apparent in person and totally gorgeous. It also has tiny silver and pink glitter, silver square glitter, matte pink shards and black hearts.

Renaissance Custom Lacquer Black Heart, Don't Care

Renaissance Custom Lacquer Black Heart, Don't Care

You can wear it on it's own, but if you want the glitter to stand out more, you can layer one coat over white. There is some fishing required for the hearts, but it's totally worth it. I also recommend setting this upside down for 15 minutes before applying. This was three coats on it's own.

Renaissance Custom Lacquer Black Heart, Don't Care


Love...Everyday is a baby pink creme with subtle gold shimmer. It also has a subtle mix of tiny gold and purple glitter. This was designed to be the baby sister of L'Hiver, if it looks familiar. It goes on smooth and is opaque in 2-3 coats. I used three coats for these swatches.

Renaissance Custom Lacquer Love...Everyday

Renaissance Custom Lacquer Love...Everyday

Renaissance Custom Lacquer Love...Everyday


Rosie-Osie is a deep red jelly with intense red shimmer and tiny silver and gold glitter that looks incredible when suspended in the red base. It truly does have that lit-from-within look. Application was really smooth and even, and the consistency is just right - not too thin or thick. This was two coats. I did use a coat of Gelous followed by top coat, to give it more of a glassy look, but this is completely optional.

Renaissance Custom Lacquer Rosie-Osie

Renaissance Custom Lacquer Rosie-Osie

Laura and I made this polish for our mom. She requested something that was red and shimmery. Rosie-Osie is her silly family nickname, her real name is Rosemarie. No one will really get the reference, but this polish is for our mom, so the name seemed fitting!

Renaissance Custom Lacquer Rosie-Osie


Taffeta Gown is a rose-coral with gold shimmer and subtle linear holo effect. This polish is so stunning and I love the effect of the holo plus gold shimmer - depending on the light you might see one or the other, or both! Application was really smooth, and it has a great consistency. I used two coats here.

Renaissance Custom Lacquer Taffeta Gown

Renaissance Custom Lacquer Taffeta Gown

Renaissance Custom Lacquer Taffeta Gown


As mentioned this collection will be available starting Friday January 24th, at 12pm (noon) EST at Renaissance Cosmetics. They are $9 each or there is a very limited amount of full collections at a discounted price of $32.

What do you think of these? Do you have a favourite?

12 comments:

  1. Another great collection :) My favorites are definitely Rosie - Osie (I love that you made it for your mother!) and Taffeta Gown :)

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  2. Lovely Valentine's Collection! Love all the shades in it, its definitely perfect for the occasion :)

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  3. I definitely have a fave - Rosie-Osie. It looks stunning on your nails.

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  4. Lovely swatches!!!Amazing shades<3
    I just want to let you know I've replied to your email!!!Hope it wasn't late:))))

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  5. rosie is definitely my favourite!

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  6. Wow, what a pretty collection!! Love them all! :)

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  7. those are so beautiful! great photos!

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  8. Love... Everyday is absolutely breathtaking. I am so in love with it!

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  9. All stunning! Black Heart, Don't Care is my favorite! :)

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