Elevation Polish – The Adventures of Marco Polo Collection!

*polishes in this post were provided for unbiased review*

 

Hi guys! Today I have the newest Elevation Polish collection to show you all. It is such a great collection, full of rich, vibrant colors that are perfect for fall if you ask me! I haven’t seen the Netflix show that this collection is based on, but it is on my list and I am sure it is amazing, hahaha.

 

Up first is Khan of Khans, a burnished olive gold with a metallic finish. It is such a rich color! I don’t own anything quite like it, which is rare for me. I’m not a stamper, but I think it would probably make a great stamping polish. The photos below show 2 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite.

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Next we have Munkh Khukh Tengri, a dusty denim blue full of ultra chrome flake shimmer in blue, green and gold. Another stunner! I love this deep, dusty shade of blue, it works so well with the flake shimmer. The photos below are 2 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite.
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Le Città invisibili is another one that has some ultra chrome flake shimmer in it, the base color is a purple leaning taupe. I love taupe-y shades like this, I think Essie Chinchilly was the first taupe/greige polish I ever bought and it created a never-ending love for these kinds of colors. Love love love. The photos below are 2 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite.
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The next polish is The Latin of 4 languages, a copper metallic that leans orange/red. This one is SO INTENSE Y’ALL. This orange is another one that would possibly make for good stamping, it’s so vibrant. The photos below show 2 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite.
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Saif al Jabbar is one of my favorites of the collection, it’s a holo with a blackened base and a red to gold color-shifting shimmer. A+. Five stars. Such a great, vampy color! Photos below show 2 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite.
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This next polish, Zhenjin, ties for my favorite of the collection. It is a true burnished gold metallic holo, and it leans more gold than holo. IT IS SO GOLD. When I was wearing it, I kept looking down at my hands because it was just like BAM. LOOK AT THIS GOLD GOODNESS. The photos below show 2 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite.
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This is the other polish that tied as favorite, Empress Chabi. It is a berry style red with blue and red shift shimmer, which may appear more violet. It is the perrrrrrrrrfect fall polish! Deep, vampy, and a killer shimmer to top it off! This is the one I’ve already gone back to and worn a few more times from this collection after I finished my swatches. The photos below show 2 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite.
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You can buy Elevation Polish from the Elevation Polish Bigcartel site! 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. Since I am dumb and thought today was the 7th when it is actually the 8th, these polishes are already available! As of the time of my writing this blog post, the only one currently out of stock is Empress Chabi, but it will be restocked on the 22nd, so no worries!

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Elevation Polish – Woke Up in China Collection + Yeti the Stone Warrior!

*polishes in this post were provided for unbiased review*

 

Hi y’all! Today I’ve got some swatches of the super gorgeous Woke Up in China collection from Elevation Polish. I genuinely think this might be one of my favorite collections, I love every polish in it and all of these colors are right up my alley.

 
Up first we have Mount Wutai, a spring-y jade creme. I love this shade of green! The formula on this, and all of the polishes in the collection, was great. They were all a tad thinner than previous EvP polishes, and so most of them required 3 coats instead of 2 for full coverage. The photos below show 3 thin coats + 1 coat Seche Vite.

 
Up next we have Kawagebo, a light blue crelly with a subtle shimmer. If you’re curious as to how it compares with the other Elevation Polish light blue, Walk a Little Farther, Ida has a great comparison of the two on her blog Ida Nails It! The shimmer in this one is so gorgeous. Overall, this polish reminds me of Cinderella and whenever I wear it, I have a sudden urge to watch some version of a Cinderella movie, hahaha. The photos below are 3 thin coats + 1 coat Seche Vite.

 

Yungang Grottoes is a coral creme with a gold flake shimmer and micro shimmer. I’m not entirely sure when I became such a fan of coral shades, but I went from hating them to now having a solid chunk of my wardrobe being made up of them, haha. This polish is no exception, I love it! This one feels the most ‘summery’ to me, it makes me want to throw on my bathing suit and head down to the beach! The formula on this one was also a tiny bit thicker, and so for the photos below I only used 2 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite.

 

Camels in the Snow is a glitter topper full of  a blend of iridescent hexes/squares, white hexes/squares/circles, and taupe circles, and some stars! It’s a great topper, and I imagine it will look good over a variety of colors as it is pretty neutral with just the white and taupe bits in it. The photos below show 1 coat over Yungang Grottoes + 1 coat Seche Vite.

 

The last polish I have to show y’all today is Yeti the Stone Warrior. It’s a LE for the month of July, and it’s a stunning blend of micro platinum flakes and holo pigment. It’s a great topper, I imagine it would work well over most colors and it’s just SUPER SPARKLY AND GREAT. The photos below show 1 coat over Kawagebo + 1 coat Seche Vite.

 
You can buy Elevation Polish from the Elevation Polish Bigcartel site! 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.

Girly Bits and Elevation Polish Bamboozled Duo!

*polishes in this post were provided for unbiased review*

 

Hi guys! Today I have this super gorgeous collab duo from Girly Bits Cosmetics and Elevation Polish, it’s called Bamboozled. Both of these polishes were inspired by bamboo!

 

The Girly Bits polish is named BamBoom!, and it’s a soft neon green holo with a bit of green holo micro glitter in it as well! I love the color of this polish, and the micro glitter gives it even more of a sparkle, it’s gorgeous! It definitely reminds me of live bamboo, and it makes me want to watch that bamboo forest fight scene in House of Flying Daggers.  I had no issues with the formula, and in the photos below I used 2 coats + 1 coat of Seche Vite.

 

The Elevation Polish in this duo, Arashiyama, is a sandy nude holo with a charcoal flake shimmer. Another stunner! This polish does a great a job representing what bamboo looks like once it’s dried. Didn’t have any issues with this formula either, it was great! The photos below show 2 coats + 1 coat of Seche Vite.

 

This duo launches on July 7th at 9PM(with a restock on July 22nd at 9AM) CST(that’s 10PM/AM EST),  exclusively through Elevation Polish.

To keep up to date on any new releases from both brands, make sure to follow them on social media:

Girly Bits Cosmetics Facebook
Girly Bits Cosmetics Instagram

Elevation Polish Facebook
Elevation Polish Instagram

 

 

Elevation Polish – Street Graffiti Collection + When the Cherry Met the Spoon!

*polishes in this post were provided for unbiased review*

 

 

Hiiiiii guys! I am so incredibly late with this post, the collection already launched! Whoops. I fiiiinally had a chance to sit down and swatch the collection so, without further ado, here we go!
Up first is the non-collection polish, When the Cherry Met the Spoon. It is a berry red with sparse holographic pigment, ultra chrome flakes, and charcoal flake shimmer. It is super gorgeous! I had no issues with the application on this one(or any of the polishes in this post), and it took 2 coats for it to be opaque. The photos below show 2 coats + top coat.

NYC is a black matte/rubber finished creme with a slight silver micro shimmer. This is suuuch a fantastic black! I love the shimmer in it, it isn’t super in your face but it’s just enough to set it apart from my plethora of other black cremes. The photos below show 2 coats + top coat.

East London is a flakie topper blend of the ultra chrome flake shimmer bits and holographic pigment in a clear base. I really liked how this one popped when I used it over NYC. Photos below show 1 coat East London over NYC + top coat.

Paris is a deep purple/plum medium density holo. A great darker color, and a nice change from the overload of neon things I’ve had lately! Don’t get me wrong, I will love neon everything until the day I die, but I also enjoy a good vampy color in the summer, all the bright sunlight really gives it a chance to shine! You could possibly get away with just 1 coat of this one if you do a thicker coat, but I went with 2 thin coats. Photos below show 2 thin coats + top coat.

 

Melbourne was one of my favorites of this collection, it’s a medium blue with gold, green, blue, silver micro shimmer, and a slight holographic finish. It really looks spectacular in the sunlight! The photos below show 2 coats + top coat.

The last polish in the collection is LA, a white crelly/jelly with a soft silver pearl shimmer. Like most white polishes, this one takes a bit more of a careful application, but is by no means a difficult polish to work with! I actually found it much easier to use than my typical go to American Apparel white polish. It took 3 fairly thick coats of polish for this one to be opaque for me. Depending on your application, you might be able to get away with 3 coats or you might need 4. The photos below show 3 thick-ish coats + top coat. This one is also fantastic for a nail art base(yes, I actually did some nail art again! what is this craziness! I’ll post it later I promiseeeeee)

 

You can buy Elevation Polish from the Elevation Polish Bigcartel site! 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. This collection already restocked since it is after the 7th at the time of me getting this post done, but I just checked and they’re all still in stock on bigcartel! Also, don’t forget that the Yeti’s Healing Vibes charity polish is still for sale and will be throughout the month of June!

Elevation Polish – Yeti’s Healing Vibes

Hi guys! One new Elevation Polish to show y’all today, it is a special Yeti polish that was made in light of the terrible situation in Nepal.

During the month of May, $10 from the purchase of this polish will be donated to the American Himalayan Foundation, and then from June on, $5 from the purchase of this polish will be donated to the same foundation. This polish restocks today in less than an hour(May 22nd, 9AM CST)!! For more information about the polish, you can check out the Elevation Polish blog post about it here.
Now for the swatches! This polish has a great formula, I had zero issues at all with it, and got full coverage in 2 coats. This polish is a jade crelly with a mix of 2 types of ultra chrome flakes, gunmetal flake shimmer, white/silver flake shimmer and an aqua micro shimmer. In short, it’s a stunner! The photos below are 2 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite.


This polish, along with the Streets of Japan, restocks today, May 22nd, at 9AM CST. You can buy Elevation Polish from the Elevation Polish Bigcartel site! 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.

Elevation Polish – Streets of Japan collection!

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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You can buy Elevation Polish from the Elevation Polish Bigcartel site! 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*

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*

Elevation Polish – Minneapolish Collection!

Hi you guys! Today I have the February Elevation Polish release to show you guys, the Minneapolish Collection! It has 5 polishes as well as a special LE Yeti polish that will only be available during the month of February.

 

The Walker is a bright purple with a strong holographic finish. I love this shade of purple! The photos below are 2 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite.
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Lake of the Isles is a bright blue ‘gelly’. It goes on streaky with the first coat, but the second one evened it out for me, and it dries with a high shine like gel polishes do. This color is another favorite, it’s perfect for spring! The photos below are 2 coats, no top coat.
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Mill City Ruins is a new type of finish for an Elevation Polish. It’s a thermal polish! When warm, it is a light-ish khaki kind of green, and when it gets cold, it turns a darker olive color. It also has a gorgeous gold flake shimmer that works perfectly with both the warm and cold color of the polish. The photos below are 3 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite.  I dipped my middle two fingers in ice water for the photo to show the thermal effect.
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St. Anthony Falls is a white crelly packed full with a mixture of iridescent and gunmetal silver glitter. This one reminds me of the old Elevation SBP/Special polish from way back when, Opal. Opal has been on my WANT THIS POLISH list for a looooooong time, so I was ridiculously happy to see a polish that is similar in this collection. The photos below are 3 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite.
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Theo Wirth Parkway is a jewel toned green with lots of multicolored shimmer bits. I. Love. This. Color. It is probably going to become one of my regularly used polishes. The photos below are 2 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite.
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The last polish I have to show you is the LE, Yeti Hides in the Mini Apple. It is a bright cherry red holo with a slight silver shimmer. This is the PERFECT red! It was the last polish I swatched of this collection because I knew I wouldn’t want to take it off, and I was right! The photos below are 2 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite.
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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*

Elevation Polish – Rose Cardamom Chocolate Truffles

Today I have swatches of the Elevation Polish that will be in the February A Box, Indied! The theme for the box is “A Box, Candied” and will include polishes from these brands as well: Crows Toes, Hare Polish, Serum No. 5, and Black Cat Lacquer.

 

Rose Cardamom Chocolate Truffles is a deep chocolate brown with a pink flake shimmer as well as a bit of a holographic shimmer. I really really love shades of brown that are dark like this, they are my faves in the brown family. The formula on this was great as well, you could probably get away with just 1 coat if you applied it a bit thick, but I did 2 regular/thin coats + 1 coat of Seche Vite for these swatches. The ONLY downside I can come up with in relation to this polish is that every damn time I see/hear/think about the name, I want chocolate truffles like crazy!

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A Box, Indied can be purchased exclusively from Llarowe on January 26th, and you can follow the Llarowe facebook page and the A Box, Indied page for any updates and information about availability! You can also follow Elevation Polish via bloginstagram, or facebook for news, sneak peeks, and information on upcoming releases.

 

 

 

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

Sunset Through the Trees Nail Art!

What is this? Me, regularly posting again? I hope I can keep it up, hahaha. I’m off to a good start so far in the new year!

It has been quite a while since I’ve felt like doing some nail art, my mojo has just not been around as much, but it decided to come back with a vengeance late last night! As a result, I stayed up entirely too late to paint this, but I love how it turned out, sleep be damned.

 
Polishes used: Elevation Polish – Walk a Little Farther, Elevation Polish – Pa’ako(those two were the blue to pale pink gradient for the sky), the rest of the stuff(clouds, sunset bright bit, trees, etc) was all done using acrylic paints.

 

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