Elevation Polish – Limestone

Happy Bank Holiday to my UK readers!!! I have a polish I’ve been lusting over for a while to share with you today – perfect for sunny days and crisp manicures.  This is the gorgeous Limestone from Elevation Polish.

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As you can see, Limestone is an off white shade with flecks of copper running through it.  Its blinking gorgeous.  What you see here is two coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 and topped off with Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat.  Formula is very good, good consistency and easy to work with.

Gosh, I love this,  the copper detail is just perfect, its really unusual and unlike anything else I have in the stash.

Limestone is still available from Elevation, costing $8.50 and she does provide international shipping so no reason way you can’t treat yourself!

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Elevation Polish – Yetis Healing Vibes 

I have a great Elevation Polish to share with you today.  This one was created as a charity polish, to raise funds for Nepal.  I’d been eying it up for a while and also bought a couple of others…….

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The description on Elevation Polish describes it better than I could ‘a jade crelly with a blend of Ultra chrome flakes in 2 colors, gunmetal flake shimmer, White/Silver flake shimmer and aqua micro shimmer. Decorated with a ❤ Nepal sticker on the back.’ What you see above it two coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 and topped off with Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat.  Formula was good and really easy to work with.

Gosh – isn’t this pretty?!  And I get to help out a good cause, what more could a polish loving person ask for? I love the mix of glitter and flakes in the green base, just stunning!

This polish is still available directly from the Elevation Polish website for $12 with $5 going to charity.  And they do ship internationally!  YAY!

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Elevation Polish – Plumeria

The final Elevation polish from my recent purchase to share with you today.  This one is from one of the recent collections, Heights of Hawaii, released this January.

Its circle glitter central, in pinks, purples, white, yellow, green and red.  Circles are different sizes too which is nice.

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I wore mine over Essie Mojito Madness, a lovely bright grass green.  Application was a bit tricky as there is so much glitter in the bottle.  The recommended application is to get lots on the brush, swipe the brush onto the inside of the bottle neck and then grab the glitters.  I put mine on doing this and using the dab and spread it about approach.  It worked quite well, although if you work too fast you end up yanking them all off again!

There are several places you can find out more about Elevation polish, first up the blog here and then the actual store (with international shipping).  Polishes do very in price depending on the finish, but usually they are around $8.50, glitter toppers are sometimes more.  Elevation restocks on set dates, more info on the blog and its clear which colours are going to be available or retired.  The website also lists some of the other stockists that sell Elevation.

What do you think?  Too much circle glitter, too many colours?  Let me know in the comments.

Elevation Polish – Quartz Monzonite

Quick post today -where are the weeks going???  Another Elevation Polish beauty for you today.  This is Quartz Monzonite, a glitter top coat.

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On the Elevation Shop, its described as a Glitter topper featuring Black, Grey, Wine colored hexes, squares & Circles with sparse neon yellow micro hexes and red shimmer all in a clear base.  Can’t argue with that, I think that is spot on. And who doesn’t love circle glitter!  It is from the ‘Stones Throw’ collection (from which I wish I had also bought Limestone!).  Love this, I do need to try it with some other colours as undies – this one is Wet N Wild Megalast in On a Trip, a vibrant purple.

There are several places you can find out more about Elevation polish, first up the blog here and then the actual store (with international shipping).  Polishes do very in price depending on the finish, but usually they are around $8.50, glitter toppers are sometimes more.  Elevation restocks on set dates, more info on the blog and its clear which colours are going to be available or retired.  The website also lists some of the other stockists that sell Elevation.

What do you think?  Let me know in the comments and I’d love to hear your suggestions of undies!

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Elevation Polish – Sarychev

Hello everyone, good weekend? Seems they go by so quickly these days, but they certainly are fun!  I have a series of polishes today and over this coming week to share with you.  I have a few that often get used because I am a sucker for Lulu’s creations containing lovely circle glitter.

This one was sent to me from my lovely Polish Picking Princess, knowing that I am a sucker for a gorgeous orange.  Let me introduce you to Sarychev.

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This is the most brilliant orange, a good bright neon leaning orange.  Love it.  What you see above it three thin coats over a base of G&G Stuck on Blu! and then topped with G&G HK Girl to seal it all in and make it shine!  Formula is great, self levelling and good drying time.  I’m going to love this hard – I can tell!

There are several places you can find out more about Elevation polish, first up the blog here and then the actual store (with international shipping).  Polishes do very in price depending on the finish, but usually they are around $8.50, glitter toppers are sometimes more.  Elevation restocks on set dates, more info on the blog and its clear which colours are going to be available or retired.  The website also lists some of the other stockists that sell Elevation.

Do you have any Elevation polishes?  Let me know your faves in the comments!

Zoya – Natty

I have a polish to show you today that I wanted simply for its name, its a nickname that I called my son when he was a baby, so I had to have it.

Zoya is a US based polish that us nail fanatics love, they have some great colours and they are vegan friendly, plus they are Big 5 Free. However, getting them in the UK is a bit of a pain, you either have a polish pal or have to spend a bit of cash. But wow, they are worth it.  Natty is from the Fall 2012 Designer series. Here come the pictures!

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Natty is a deep blue creme with a dusky hint to it.  It applied like a dream, smooth, creamy and manageable.  Drying time was average and the colour is very pigmented.  I used two coats here, you could do three thin coats too and get the nice depth of colour you see here.  I used my Essie all-in-one base coat and Seche for a topcoat.  I did experience a bit of tip shrinkage but I did expect it.

Then I decided the following day to paint over Natty with the lovely Ama Dablam from Elevation Polish, stunning combo and one I wore for a couple of days.  Below I have a bottle comparison for you, on the left is Khloe Had a Little Lam Lam, in the middle is Blue Rebel from the Chanel Les Jeans collection, with Natty on the right.  In terms of a dupe, Blue Rebel is probably the closest as there is only a shade or two in it.

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Zoya can be purchased from Amazon (UK) and several other resellers, if you have a hot tip, please share it in the comments below.  I’m hoping to get some more to add to the few I have when I go to the US shortly.  Wish me luck!