Collection: Chillin’ in Chile December 2016

Chillin’ in Chile launching December 7th at 9PM, Central MN time, with additional restock on December 22nd at 9AM, Central MN time on Elevation Polish.


Valle de la luna- Saturated Periwinkle Holographic (medium density)

Known for otherworldly salt formations and striking sunsets that turn the whole valley pink and purple tones. It’s strange and dry landscape seems Lunar and has even been used as a testing grounds for a Mars rover.


Volcán el palomo- Dusty Denim Blue, Silver Platinum micro flake shimmer, low density holograpic, thinner style formula.

Enormous jagged granite needles and vast ice flows combine to create impressive and unique views. Glaciers in this are some of the most expansive in Chile.


Maunga Terevaka Dusty saturated green leaning sea glass, silver platinum micro flake shimmer, low density holographic, Thinner style formula.

Rapa Nui’s tallest peak, the trail starts at the base of Ahu Akivi home to seven identical moai and winds up the green slopes to the top of the island.


Caichinque- Red leaning taupe (near mauve) creme with a light formula. 3 thin coats for full coverage.

Nestled between snow-capped peaks and salt flats, the lava flow of Caichinque is an arid environment that is as barren as it is desolate, yet full of wonder and simple beauty.


Cerros de Incahuasi- Tan (Mushroom Taupe) with copper, pink, orange, violet micro shimmer. Thinner style formula to allow the shimmers to shine through. 3 coats for full coverage.

A multi-summit peak, it is often very dry, which makes water procurement difficult, but also gives the mountain a very desert-y vibe. Incahuasi means Inca House and the mountain has one of the highest concentrations of discovered high-altitude archaeological sites in the world.


Douglas’s Love- Deep Magenta with subtle shifting micro shimmer (red to gold). Thin style formula that dries to a matte finish. Apply thin coats to prevent pooling around the cuticle line, allowing extra time between coats.

You can’t mention the mountains of Chile and Patagonia without acknowledging the conservation efforts of the late Douglas Tomkins. His efforts helped create some of the largest nature reserves and national parks in the world.

INSPIRATION:

Chile!!! A bucket list destination for sure! We are infatuated with the beauty and unique nature of this striking country. We know we have mentioned it before (we even named a collection for it), but watch the movie 180 Degrees South! It is one of our all time favorites and helps provide inspiration and motivation to get out and enjoy the beauty of the natural world. A long, dry, and mountainous country, Chile has a lot of wildness and wonders to explore and a rich and long cultural history. We tried to capture the calm and subdued beauty of Chile in this collection. We hope you enjoy!

-Team Elevation

Collection: Life is a Beach

Life is a Beach launching November 7th at 9PM, Central MN time, with additional restock on November 22nd at 9AM, Central MN time on Elevation Polish.


Ipanema Beach- Light milkshake nude scattered holographic.Thinner style formula. thinner coats suggested to prevent streaks.

This beach is hard sometimes hard to see under the colorfully (yet scantily) dressed masses of people that covers this beach on a crowded day

 


Gulpiyuri Beach- Darkened Taupe Brown, shifting violet micro shimmer, Thinner style formula, 2-3 coats for full coverage.

Walk through a meadow to find this inland beach, surrounded by rocks and shrubs and soil, it is one of the strangest beaches we have seen and is definitely a place we would like to visit.


Miho Beach- Black with Aqua and Sapphire shimmer, Thicker style formula, 2 coats for full coverage. May require a second layer of top coat to smooth depending on how thick your layers are.

Black sands and snow-capped mountains make the blue water seem dark and yet it still glistens and sparkles with depth.

 


Phra Nang Beach- Aqua, aqua, teal, blue shimmer, scattered holographic. 2-3 coats for full coverage. first coat may be patchy. 2nd and/or 3rd coat evens out the color.

Bright blue waters and white sands surround and invite, while the old monoliths loom over this beach.

 


Bay of Fires- Dusty lilac, shifiting red/pink to gold shimmer. Black looking shimmer may attach to the sides of the bottle. Thinner style formula. 2-3 coats for full coverage.

As the colors of the morning sunrise recede, one notices that the bright colors of the rocks remain and they provide striking contrast.


River No. 2 Beach- Blueberry medium density holographic. Thinner style formula 2 coats for full coverage. Like most saturated blues, base coat is suggested.

Green foothills and meandering sands deposited from the make the blue waters of this beach pop and sparkle with life.

INSPIRATION:
We once heard an old saying, we think it went, life is a beach, then you dye your hair! Or something like that. This month’s collection is inspired by beautiful beaches from across the world! A day at the beach is always relaxing and reinvigorating for us. The power of the waves and sun, the fluidity of the sand, and the unmoving stability and solidity of the rocks, calms us and reminds us of the cycles of nature. Every beach has its own character and there are so many different kinds of beaches, red sands, black sands, some young, some old, some secluded, some crowded. The diversity and beauty of the beaches around the world made it hard to choose, but we hope you enjoy a few of our favorites!

-Team Elevation

Collection: Up North

Up North Collection launching October 7th at 9PM, Central(Minnesota) time, with additional restock on October 22nd at 9AM Central(MN) time on Elevation Polish.

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Apostle Ice Caves– Grey holographic, shifting blue purple micro flake shimmer, teal micro shimmer, 2 coats may have visible nail line, 3 coats for full coverage. 

After a long walk on the clear lake ice, shimmering caves, icicles, and icy chandeliers are truly a sight to behold. at least when the lake ice is strong enough to get you there.

 

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Canadian Shield– Clay Grey Creme, thinner style formula, 3 coats for even full coverage. First coat will look patchy, 2nd coat evens out the color. 

This ancient bedrock is one of the largest and oldest geologic features (2.5 – 4 Billion years) and lies under much of Minnesota. Up North it has been exposed by glaciers and the ice smoothed hills and valleys now make up much of the Boundry Waters.

 

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Mount Katahdin–  Dark Wine Red, Red Micro shimmer which gives this polish a semi-metallic finish. Thinner style formula. 3 coats for full coverage. 

This nearly mile high mountain is the highest point in Maine and is the ultimate goal of those going NoBo on the Appalachian Trail.

 

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North Shore Drives– Copper/Bronze/Red Bronze, micro shimmer, shimmer and flake shimmer topper. Adds a nice coppery twinkle to your favorite polishes. If worn over pastels or white you may notice a slight coppery haze to the base. 

Heading up North in the autumn and driving along Lake Superior is a Minnesota tradition.  The changing colors of the leaves seem even more magnificent on this scenic lake shore route.

 

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Siskiyou Wilderness–  Dark Grape Purple, Blueberry Micro shimmer which gives this polish a hazy blue glow. Thinner style formula. 3 coats for full coverage. 

OK, maybe not truly north but located in Northern California, this area is as wild and remote as California can get.  It is home to dense brush, lilies, lilies, and more lilies, old growth forests, wolverines, and maybe Bigfoot?   Well maybe not but it is home to a portion of the Bigfoot Trail.

 

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LE: Yeti’s Ghostly Adventures– Deep Ghostly Dark/Blackened Teal, Blue shimmer, scattered holographic, Thicker style formula.

Inspiration:

The inspiration for this month’s collection is Up North!  Regardless of season, going up North is one our favorite activities, but in the autumn Up North is Magical!!!  Crisp cool air, frosty coatings lingering on foggy fall mornings, and the changing of the leaves makes for memorable getaways.  There were lots of northern destinations to chose from but we hope you enjoy a few of our favorite Up Norths!

-Team Elevation

Collection: Wonderful Washington

Wonderful Washington Collection launching September 7th at 9PM, Central MN time, with additional restock on September 22nd at 9AM, Central MN time on Elevation Polish.


Hall of Mosses- Metallic green gold holographic. Thinner style formula. Color deepens and darkens with added coats. 1 coat is very natural, 2 coats little more holographic, 3 coats and the green color comes out more.

Located within the Hoh River Valley this short hike is both accessible and a perfect example of what makes the area so awe inspiring.

 


Hoh River Valley- Swamp Olive green crème/jelly with Ultra chrome flake shimmer in gold, green, blue. 2-3 coats for full coverage.

Set in the midst of a temperate rain forest this area can receive 14 feet of precipitation in a year, helping make it one of the greenest places we have ever been and the perfect inspiration for one of our greenest greens.

Mount Rose- Natural Mauve, light dusty purple. Platinum micro flake shimmer with a slight touch of holographic pigment. 2-3 coats for full coverage.

Mount Rose is the destination of a short but demanding hike (3500′, 6mi) and is where the Whiskey Jack birds kept photobombing as we tried to take product shots (much to our delight)! Check out our Instagram post from a couple of months ago.

 


The Royal Shaft- Royal blue crème/jelly hybrid. Shifting micro shimmer. Mostly looks like violet micro shimmer. Thinner style formula. 3 coats for full coverage.

This rocky spire overlooks the Royal Lake Basin plus… it looks as hilarious as it sounds, lol!

 


Unicorn Horn- Bright and Vivid blue linear holographic. Thinner style formula. 2-3 coats for full coverage. Light coats seem to do best.

Lower than the parking lot but still a 2000′ climb. Unicorn Horn and unicorn peak is an intimidating, harder than it looks hike and climb that brings you to a neat rock outcropping and an awesome view of both Port Angeles and the mountains of Canada across the Straight of San Juan du Fuca

INSPIRATION:
Wonderful Washington is the inspiration for this month’s collection and we are especially excited about it! Washington state is one of our favorite places to visit and where many of our most memorable hikes, climbs, and adventures have been. However, as we started the process of color creation and making our final picks we realized that more than anything this collection was being inspired by the Olympic National Park/Forest and all the wonders that lie within. So with that in mind, we named all the polishes this month for places in the ONP and decided that we will have to save the rest of Washington for another time🙂

We hope that everyone has been enjoying their summer as we begin the transition into fall!

-Team Elevation

Collection: Barely Bali August 2016

Barely Bali Collection launching August 7th at 9PM, Central MN time, with additional restock on August 22nd at 9AM, Central MN time on Elevation Polish.


Sanur Beach- Beachy Peachy Sand, scattered holographic, smidge on tone shimmer, 2-3 coats for full coverage

 


Roadside Marigolds- Creamy orange coral, slight gold micro shimmer, scattered holographic, 2 coats for full coverage

 


Nusa Penida- Saturated Dark Blue Teal near linear holographic. 2 coats for full coverage. Important to wear a base coat with a such saturated teal color.

 


Mount Batur- Denim Blue/Grey, red shifting shimmer. Shimmer stays mostly red, 2-3 coats for full coverage

 


Melati Beach- Dusty light purple, blue and violet shimmer, 2 coats for full coverage, thicker style formula. May need a second layer of top coat to even out if applied heavy handed.

 


Bukit Teletubbies- Forest Olive creme with a thinner style formula. 2-3 coats for full coverage. 1st coat will be patchy, 2 coat evens out the color, 3 coat will deepen the color.

INSPIRATION:
What an amazing place to be inspired by… BALI!!! To start the collection we took colors from gorgeous Bali sunsets. (slightly subdued with a pop of color and a hint of sand) Once we got a tone or a feel of the collection. We narrowed down the colors based on locations. There were so many great choices of locations. We were overwhelmed by the amount of information and photos available on all the sights around Bali. Travel journals, blogs, tales of trips come and gone. Eat Pray Love optimism and love to the scary reality that can be Indonesia. It all comes together to make such a magical place. An eclectic paradise.

Read more about Bali on Wiki Travel

We hope you enjoy our take on Bali🙂

-Team Elevation

Collection: Colorful Colorado

Colorful Colorado Collection launching July 7th at 9PM, Central MN time, with additional restock on July 22nd at 9AM, Central MN time on Elevation Polish.


Alpine Mine: Dark Blood Red creme/jelly with a scattering of violet/pink micro flake shimmer, 2 coats for full coverage, 3 coats will deepen the color

 


Blackout Street Fox: Slate grey packed full of copper, gold and red shift to gold micro flake shimmer, 2 coats for full coverage

 


Bridge of Heaven: Deep Dark Chocolate brown low/medium density holographic with a thicker style formula. 2 coats full coverage

 


Electric Pass: Red based saturated pink, charcoal & gunmetal micro flake shimmer, red micro shimmer, hint of violet shimmer, 2 coats for full coverage

 


Teardrop Couloir: Saturated turquoise with a blend of aqua, white, silver shimmer, scattering of hidden violet shimmer. 2-3 coats for full coverage.

 


Willow Pass: Deep Rich Turquoise Creme, 2 coats for full coverage. Looks amazing with white stamping on top.


Limited Edition for the month of June: Yeti Sneaks in the Snow
White Creme/Jelly with white micro flake shimmer, pink, violet, seaglass shimmer. Slow and steady for best results, 3 coats for full coverage. 2 coats for soft VNL. Thicker style formula.

INSPIRATION:
Colorado is the official home away from home for elevation polish. We have spent lots of time exploring, wandering, hiking, skiing, and spending time with family in colorado. The collection is a reflection of the familiar (represented by turquoise), adventures yet to be had (represented by red/pink), Love, Happiness, Zen (represented by Grey/White/Brown)

Blackout Street Fox, the name seemingly doesn’t fit into the collection. However, this polish name comes with a story. I’ll keep it short. Wandering the streets of Breckenridge, Co the power went out in the whole city. As a friend and I continued to wander the city, the streets empty, quiet and dark, a lone fox wandered along the middle of the street. There was something so profound about watching this fox stroll down the middle of the main street there in breckenridge. Almost like he wanted to reclaim or announce that just beyond the tourist trap shop lined streets this area was his.

We hope you enjoy our homage to the amazing state of Colorado.🙂

-Team Elevation

COLLECTION: Road Less Traveled

Road Less Traveled Collection launching June 7th at 9PM, Central MN time, with additional restock on March 22nd at 9AM, Central MN time on Elevation Polish.

The Way to Fairy Meadows- Purple holographic with a violet/pink twinkle, Thinner style formula, 3 coats for full coverage.

Guoliang Tunnel Road- Honey/Ochre jelly, gold micro shimmer, 3+ coats for full coverage. Works great as a base for honeycomb stamped pond manicures. Less Bright in person.

North Yungas Road- Light and bright orchid pink scattered holographic, dries semi matte

Trans-Siberian Highway- Dark Plum holographic, 2 coats for full coverage.

Cotopaxi Volcano Road- Magenta creme with a thinner style formula. Dries slightly darker than the shade in the bottle.

Trollstigen- Saturated lilac medium purple scattered holographic, sparse hidden silver micro shimmer.

SBP: Rear View Mirror Reflections- Light bluer holographic with a touch of on tone blue shimmer, Rear View Mirror reflections is limited edition run, small batch. It was a concept that didn’t end up fitting in the collection. A limited number of bottles were produced. They will launched on the website on the 7th of June at 9PM, central time along with samples for the month.

COLLECTION INSPIRATION

Summer is the unofficial start to road tripping season and this month’s collection is inspired by the roads so epic that they are adventures and destinations all by themselves. Looking over our archive we noticed that our less traveled roads were pinks and purples. So in this collection we thought it only fitting we explore those colors and try to make the polishes as unique and adventurous as the roads that inspired them.

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