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.


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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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


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

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.

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.

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.


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.

Elevation Polish

COLLECTION: Desert Desserts Collection

Elevation Polish Desert Desserts Info

Release Date: May 7th at 9PM central MN time

Restock Date: May 22nd at 9AM central MN time


Taklamakan Desert- Copper/orange/golden metallic like holographic, 2 coats full coverage, can be used for stamping


Kyzylkum @ Night– Royal Blue purple, red shimmer with a slight shift, 2 coats full coverage


Penguins of the steppe– White based light mint, platinum micro flake shimmer, charcoal flake shimmer, hint of orange/gold flake shimmer, touch of holographic for added twinkle, 3 coats for full coverage


Atacama Desert Blooms (Thermal)- Pink to purple thermal, much like SBP star flower, thinner style formula, ultra chrome flake shimmer blend, purple flake shimmer, slight blue micro flake shimmer, 3 coats for full coverage


Sea meets sand (Namib)- Light sky blue with violet-y pink cast, copper micro flake shimmer, thinner style formula, 3 coats for full coverage


Tabernas Desert- Dirty spring green creme, thinner style formula, first coat will be patchy second coat evens it out, 2-3 coats for full coverage


LE: Yeti finds an oasis 2- Limited edition for the month of May only. blue sea glass holographic, slight gold micro shimmer to make the holographic pop, thinner style formula, 3 coats for full coverage. Thin coats recommended to prevent cuticle pooling, first coat will be patchy



We love browns, taupes and nudes colors here at elevation. It’s the first colors most of us think of when it comes to the desert landscape. We were researching deserts for the collection. It was a treat to our eyes and much a surprise that deserts are full of life and color.

Atacama Desert blooms is a great example. The driest place on earth usually isn’t full of bright colors. This past year October of 2015 something rare and beautiful happened. It rained. .96 inches in a day providing water to the usually dormant desert flowers. The desert bursted with pink and purple blooms. Some websites say this only happens every 5-7 years.

You can see pictures & read more about the Atacama Desert bloom here at National Geographic’s website

We hope you enjoy our take on deserts.

-Elevation Polish

EVP NEWS: SBP & Sample Sale, Discontinued Polishes

Hi Everyone.

Exciting things have been in the works here at elevation polish HQ. We’ve been busy doing a bunch of spring cleaning and spring hiking. There is no new collection this month so we decided it would be fun to have a SBP and Sample Sale. YAY!

So far we have 14 or 15 SBPs (small batch prototypes) pulled, and we are thinking of pulling a few more. We will have 20+ samples (one of kind polishes) along with a couple of few of a kind polishes (super small batch prototype 3-6 bottles per batch)

Sale starts April 7th at 9PM central with limited stock being held back for our April 22nd, 9AM restock.

On top of that excitement. We will be discontinuing a few polishes. They will be first come first served and will no longer be made. Once they are gone, they will be gone. For the month of April, all the polishes in the last call & discontinued polishes page will be marked down 15-20% off, starting April 7th at 9PM central. Got to make room for new additions!

Here is a list of the newest additions to the discontinued list
* Dusk @ Hovd
* North Coast
* Darkness of the Arctic
* Khajuraho
* Munkh Khukh Tengri
* Engilchek Glacier
* Whoa Jackson Hole
* Quarter Past Midnight
* Vitis Vinifera
* Taylor Glacier
* Sunset Among the palms
* Shilin Stone Forest

We hope you’ll join us!

-Team Elevation Polish