Elevation Polish – Wyoming the Wild Collection!

Hi y’all! It seems like forever since I’ve had a shiny new Elevation Polish collection to show off! This one definitely doesn’t disappoint, and the wait has been worth it!

 

Up first is Woah Jackson Hole, a greige/taupe holographic polish with a subtle thermal color change. To be completely honest, I forgot that this one was a thermal until long after I finished doing my swatches, so I don’t have a photo to show the subtle difference between the colors. If it ever stops pouring down rain, I will update this with some more photos. All of that aside, I love this color! It reminds me of one of the first polishes I ever fell in love with color-wise, Essie Chinchilly, only with some shimmer and holo goodness. The photos below are 2 coats + top coat.
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Next I have Thunder Basin, a dark brown creme. It’s a gorgeous, vampy brown! I’m not generally drawn to brown polishes, but I like how deep of a brown this one is. The photos below are 2 coats + top coat.
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Grand Teton Sunset is a gooooooorgeous vibrant purple creme, and it is a new formula for Elevation as it has a built in top coat. That also means that the formula does not go well with regular top coat and can cause the polish to streak, so make sure to keep that in mind if you get this one! I will admit that I had a bit of trouble with my first go at this one, I think the combination of it being super humid the day I was swatching + I did rather thick coats of this initially caused it to bubble. I re-swatched it at the end of the day and did three thin coats instead of two thick ones, and it turned out perfect! This is also one of those purples that looks a bit different on every skin tone, for some it might lean a bit more blue, and it can be a pain to photograph. It’s alllll worth it though, the color is truly a stunner. The photos below are 3 thin coats, no top coat:
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Next is Cloud Peak, a blue polish with black and multicolored flakes and a bit of a holographic sparkle. I love all things that involve those multicolored flakes, so naturally I love this one! All of the multicolored flakes add so much color and that little something extra to this polish. The photos below are 2 coats + top coat.
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Iceberg Lake is probably my favorite of the collection, it is just the perfect shade of turquoise. PERFECT. SHADE. To give you an idea of how much I like this color, when I was doing my swatches I accidentally sat this bottle on top of clothes on my dresser. At that point I thought I lost it because it not only matched the shorts I had laid it on, but also the color of the actual dresser, and it was completely camouflaged. The photos below are 3 coats + top coat.
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Fireflies in a Dark Meadow is a black crelly with lots of gold and multicolor flake shimmer. It was recently an SBP and, due to it being so often requested, it was made into a core polish! The formula has been changed slightly between SBP to now, this version is more opaque and has a bit more of that golden shimmer. The photos below are 3 coats + top coat.
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The last polish I have to show you guys is a special top coat, Hidden Falls. It is a 23k gold nugget topper, and it will have a higher price tag($25) than other Elevations due to the time it takes to make and the amount of gold used. I didn’t have any issues getting the gold pieces out, though I did use more of a glitter blobbing method than just swiping the brush over the nail. The photos below are 1 coat Hidden Falls over Iceberg Lake + top coat.
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You can buy Elevation Polish from the Elevation Polish Bigcartel site or Llarowe! New collections restock on Bigcartel 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*

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Pahlish – Beyond the Wall Trio!

Hi guys! Today I have some swatches of the latest Pahlish release, a Game of Thrones themed trio of black, white, and grey polishes! I really love this trio, and I have nail art plans for it! I fiiiiiinally bought a new round of nail art brushes, and provided I have enough free time tonight I think I’m gonna attempt to bang out some Game of Thrones themed goodness to go along with these polishes. Anywho, on with the swatches!

 

Up first is The Three Eyed Raven, it is a soft black creme with gunmetal micro flakes throughout. I love the flakie bits in this one! It would make an amazing background for some galaxy nails I bet. The photo below is 2 coats + top coat(no sun shots for these swatches, every dang time I tried to get my swatches done the sky decided to cloud over)
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Next up is The Frostfangs, a grey creme with a mixture of gunmetal and silver micro flakes. This one is another stunner! I am a sucker for grey polishes, and this one is no exception. The photo below is 2 coats + top coat.
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Last we have The White Tree. It’s a white creme with gunmetal and black micro flakes. This miiiiight be my favorite of the collection, I love the look that the micro flakes give this polish. The photo below is 3 coats + top coat.
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If you want to purchase any Pahlish polishes, check out the Pahlish bigcartel site. You can also purchase Pahlish from various international e-tailers listed here. To keep up with the latest colors/news/restocks/etc, make sure to follow Pahlish on Facebook, Instagram or check out the official blog!