Elevation Polish – Africa Collection!

Hiiiiii guys! Even though this blog has been a wasteland for most of the month, I’m still alive I promise! And now I am back with the upcoming Elevation Polish collection for October, the Africa collection. This collection has some great polishes for the fall season!


Up first is Wagagai, a vanilla creme with a multicolored shimmer. I could not get the shimmer to show up no matter what I did, but it’s there! (If you check out Pointless Cafe’s post of this collection, she has a macro shot up that shows the shimmer off really well!) I had to do 3 coats of this one for full coverage, but the formula gave me no issues! It’s a great base for some nail art as well, but I will post more on that tomorrow, hahaha. For the photos below, I did 3 coats as mentioned above + 1 coat Seche Vite.

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Next up is Table Mountain, a dusty rose/pink/lavender-ish holo. I really like how subtle this color is while still packing that holo punch! The photos below are 2 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite.





Mount Meru is a peach creme with a slight holo finish. I wasn’t sure I would like this polish on my skin tone, but once I got it on I was pleasantly surprised! No formula issues(though that’s pretty standard with Elevations from what I’ve seen, haha), the photos below are 2 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite.





Devil’s Cauldron is a brown/taupe polish packed with a warm, multicolored shimmer. This was one of my favorites of the collection, I just love the shade of brown combined with the shimmer, and it just screams fall to me. The photos below are 2 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite.





The last polish of the collection is Darkest Safari, a blackened green shimmery holo polish. Another fantastic fall color, and probably my favorite of the collection! The photos below are 2 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite.






You can buy Elevation Polish from the Elevation Polish Bigcartel site or Llarowe! Restocks on Bigcartel happen on the 7th of every month at 9PM CST and the 22nd at 9AM CST. For more information on restock times, make sure to check out the Colors + Restock Dates section on the bigcartel site. And as always, make sure to follow Elevation Polish via her bloginstagram, or facebook for information on new releases and news.




*products in this post were sent to me for unbiased review*



Illamasqua – Melange!

Hey guys! I promise I haven’t forgotten about you! I’ve been posting some NOTDs on my instagram, but I hope to get them all up on my blog sometime this week and get things caught back up!


Today I have an Illamasqua polish that I had a friend from the UK bring across the pond for me! As soon as I saw photos of this polish making the rounds on instagram, I knew I neeeeeeeeeeeded it, but the fact that Illamasqua isn’t sold at Sephora anymore and the Illa website shipping can get pricey for international delivery had me debating if I reeeeeally needed this polish. Luckily, a friend was making a trip to the States so I was able to have her pick it up for me in the UK and ship it to me once she got stateside. Anywho. Enough rambling, onto the good stuff!


Melange is what I would call a dusty green-leaning teal, and it is jam packed with tons of multicolor and golden shimmer flakie bits. The photos below are 2 coats + Seche Vite.