It’s that time again! New month, new Elevation collection, yaaay! And alsdjfhasdlf this collection is ON POINT. It has a neon yellow in it, and if y’all know anything about me, it is that I LOVE EVERYTHING NEON.
Up first we have Shinjuku Golden Gai, a blood orange with a slight duochrome finish. This probably isn’t what you would think of when you hear the words blood orange, but it is still a stunner! With my skin tone, it came off a tad more pink than it looked in the bottle by itself, and the blue shimmer is so pretty! The photos below are 2 coats + top coat.
Next up is Hama Rikyu Gardens, a concrete grey with a silver pearl shimmer, some holo goodness, and a matte finish! I really really like how this polish looks matte, but it also looks great if you add some top coat! The first two photos below are 2 coats, and the last two show the polish topped with top coat.
Hitsujiyama Park is a soft, pale pink with some shimmer and a slight holo finish. This one is pretty neutral, it almost didn’t look *super* pink on me, which I liked! Photos below are 2 coats + top coat.
Icho Namiki is easily my favorite of the collection. I have been waiting for a neon main Elevation release ever since I was able to get my hands on the SBP Base of Huangshan ages ago! And let me tell you, this one does notttt disappoint! It is a neon yellow crelly that is both glow in the dark and UV reactive, and it’s got a gold micro shimmer as well as some charcoal flake shimmer bits. The photos below are 3 coats + top coat. The first two photos are in the sunlight and shade, the third is under my black light, and the last one is the glow in the dark shot with the lights off.
Stay Behind, Catch a Wave is a re-release of an original favorite! It first came out in 2012, but the glitter was not available for a while so it had to be retired. Luckily Team Elevation found it again and were able to bring this one back! It’s definitely a beauty, it’s packed with teal, blue, and iridescent glitter in various shapes and sizes. The photos below are 1 coat over Hama Rikyu Gardens.
Evening Walk in the Cherry Blossoms is a special polish, as it is technically not an Elevation! Made by a frankener friend of Team Elevation, Lulu was granted permission to produce and release this one as part of the Streets of Japan collection. It is a blend of small blue and purple glitters, iridescent glitter in various sizes and colors, and even some fuschia holo stars and daisy glitter pieces. This one really is a gorgeous topper, and I had no issue fishing out the bigger glitters to put on my nails! The photos below show 1 coat of Evening Walk in the Cherry Blossoms over Shinjuku Golden Gai.
To finish off the post we have Baby Yeti! This polish is a beast(in a good way!), let me tell you. With 70+ ingredients, it is hard to imagine that many components working out so well into a single polish, but boy it does. It’s a grey crelly base, and pretty much has everything and the kitchen sink in it glitter/pigment/shimmer wise. Definitely a stunning polish! The photos below are 3 coats + top coat.
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*products in this post were sent to me for unbiased review*