Collection: Zany New Zealand

Zany New Zealand  launching November 7th at 9PM, Central MN time, with additional restock on November 22nd at 9AM, Central MN time on Elevation Polish.


Fox Glacier- Root Beer brown, pink shift to red medium sized shimmer, medium density holographic with a smooth 2 coat formula.


Goodnight Lupins- Inky purple creme/jelly base, gold shift to red flake shimmer, purple medium sized shimmer, sparse blue shimmer, medium/low density holographic. 2 coats for full coverage.


Heaphy Track- Blue/Concrete grey creme with green shift to blue shimmer, very very sparse holographic shimmer for added twinkle. Thicker style formula, 2 coats for full coverage.


Lake Tekapo- Fuchsia, iridescent blue micro shimmer, red/gold/purple ultra chrome flake shimmer, medium/low density holographic. First coat will go on thin and sheer, second coat evens out the color and adds depth.


Mount Cook- Bright sky blue, silver micro shimmer, medium density holographic. 2-3 coats for full coverage. smooth thinner style formula.


Watiomo Caves- Dark Green, red/pink shifting shimmer, medium density holographic, smooth 2 coat formula. Waitomo Caves is also known as glow worm caves.

INSPIRATION:
The inspiration for this month’s collection is Zany New Zealand!

New Zealand is one of the most remote places on earth, surrounded by so much water that it is considered the center of the water hemisphere! This remoteness has resulted in spectacularly unique species of plants and animals. The geography of the islands is equally unique and spectacular with a plethora of mountains, glaciers, forests, volcanoes, and beaches.

We were inspired by these stunning contrasts between seas and mountain tops, volcanoes and glaciers all mixing to create this wonderfully diverse country! We hope you enjoy the collection!

-Team Elevation

Collection: @ Night

@ Night Collection launching October 7th at 9PM, Central MN time, with additional restock on October 22nd at 9AM, Central MN time on Elevation Polish.


Denali @ Night- Purple (red leaning) base with loads of shifting medium particle size shimmer. Shifts from violet, red, pink. 2-3 coats for full coverage.


Firefalls @ Night- Cherry red, violet micro shimmer, medium density holographic


Haleakala @ Night- Dark Berry, on tone shimmer, medium density holographic.


Miho Beach @ Night- Black with silver, gunmetal shimmer, low/medium density holographic.


Moonlit Mangroves- Olive green, green shimmer, low/medium density holographic


Night Sky @ Ubsunur- Blue jelly like base, blue, aqua, navy medium sized shimmer. 3 coats for full coverage.

INSPIRATION:
The inspiration for this month’s collection is @ NIght!

Night time in the mountains can be magical. Clear skies free from the lights and pollutions of civilization offer incredible views of the stars, the galaxy, and if you’re lucky, perhaps even a meteor shower or an auroral display!

So we started with revisiting a few old favorites and made them a little darker, a little more moody, and more sparkly. Then we created a few more colors that we hope capture the mood of a clear night on the far edge of civilization. We hope you enjoy the collection!

-Team Elevation

Collection: Bodacious Baja

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


Baja Sur- Green with a slight blue under tone/shift, Metallic, low/medium holographic, Easy 2 coat formula.


Cerro de la Encantada- Sandy Taupe, low/medium holographic, slight gold and silver micro shimmer. Easy 2 coat formula.


Saguaro- Shamrock (or Cactus) Green, sparse green on tone micro shimmer, medium/low holographic, Butter like formula, 1 to 2 coats for full coverage.


Sierra de la Giganta- Dark Pink slight dark coral, red micro shimmer, low/medium holographic. Butter like formula, 1-2 coats for full coverage.


Sierra de la Laguna- Off White, slight dove grey lean, medium density holographic, silver micro shimmer, butter like formula, 2 easy coats for full coverage.


Valle de Guadalupe- Deep Purple grape, slight purple/violet shimmer (sparse), Medium density holographic. 2 easy coats for full coverage.

INSPIRATION:
The inspiration for this month’s collection is Bodacious Baja California! It started with a childhood recollection of a family road trip down the Cali coast dragging an Airstream trailer. Vague memories of the streets of Tijuana, the deserts and mountains, and finally a pristine white sand beach with emerald waters. So when we saw the book Bend to Baja by Jeff Johnson, we had to pick it up! Their recount of their biofuel powered surfing and climbing road trip is nothing but inspirational and helped us relive youthful adventures. Mountains, desert, surf, all combined together to create this nature fueled collection. We hope you enjoy!

-Team Elevation

Collection: Sonoran Cacti

Sonoran Cacti Collection/strong> launching July 7th at 9PM, Central MN time, with additional restock on July 22nd at 9AM, Central MN time on Elevation Polish.


Barrel Cactus- Dusty blood orange red, holographic shimmer, dries to a semi matte finish, 2-3 easy coats for full coverage.

The Barrel Cactus is an active little guy. It falls over to avoid sunburn and the needles turn a bright red when water is poured over them.


Buckhorn Cholla- Bright Coral, medium sized goldish flake shimmer, easy 2 coat formula.

This woody cactus looks like a scraggly mess but when in bloom, it holds lots of beautiful coral and yellow colored flowers.


Hedgehog Cactus- Pinky Red medium density holographic with an easy 2 coat formula.

Another low growing plant, this unassuming cactus grows vibrant pink/red flowers that close at night and re-open in the morning.


Jumping Cholla- Mint with medium size gold flake shimmer, sparse micro gold shimmer. 2 coats for full coverage

Special care is needed around this cactus, if you happen to brush against it, instead of getting a needle or two in you, the whole stem will detach, leaving you covered in balls of cacti needles.


Queen of the Night Cactus- Mysteriously dark green, shifting violet/red/orange micro shimmer

Blooming for one night only, the Queen of the Night Cactus grows fragrant blooms up to 1 foot long, only to lose the flowers at first light.


Santa Rita Prickly Pear- Blue leaning purple holographic

This multi-colored cactus is popular in landscaping due to its stunning colors and large flowers. The edible fruits it grows are also highly attractive to birds, making it a beautiful object of interest in any garden.

INSPIRATION:
The inspiration for this month’s collection is Sonoran Cacti! Last year when we released the Desert Desserts Collection we were bummed we couldn’t make room for the Sonoran Desert and swore we would revisit it. The Sonoran Desert teems with life found nowhere else and we were especially enthralled by all the varieties of cacti and all their different forms, big and small. We hope you enjoy the collection!

-Team Elevation

Collection: Thailand the Vivid

Thailand the Vivid/strong> launching June 7th at 9PM, Central MN time, with additional restock on June 22nd at 9AM, Central MN time on Elevation Polish.


Doi Inthanon- Cornflower saturated blue, shifting violet to blue medium sized shimmer. 2 coats for full coverage.

The tallest peak in Thailand, it is named after King Inthawichayanon, whose concern over the forests of Northern Thailand led to early conservation efforts, he ordered that his remains be buried on the peak.


Mangosteen Madness- Saturated deep periwinkle, silver shimmer, medium density holographic. 2 coats for full coverage.

The queen of fruits has a purple shell and sweet, juicy, tangy flesh. Since they won’t ripen after harvest, this fruit is best picked and enjoyed fresh from the trees.


Phraya Nakhan Cave- Blackened teal, shifting blue to violet shimmer, medium density holographic. 2 easy coats for full coverage.

A spectacular sight, this cave has a hole in the ceiling that allows light to cascade through and illuminates a wooded pavilion, situated perfectly under the shining light.


Powderpuff Combretum- Cherry red medium/high density holographic. 2 coats for full coverage.

This ornamental vine will grow and grow, taking the form of a small tree as it matures, the bright red petals and long stamens give the plant a distinctive and striking appearance.


Red Lotus Sea- Magenta jelly base, platinum silver medium sized flake shimmer, shifting blue to violet shimmer, aqua shimmer. 2-3 coats for full coverage. 3 is optimal. Dries to a semi matte finish.

Yep, despite its name, its pink. Float out to the middle of the Red Lotus Sea and you’ll find yourself surrounded by pink lotus flowers, giving the water a beautiful and surreal magenta hue.


Wat Palad- Foliage green medium/high density holographic. Thinner style formula. 3 coats for full coverage.

An ancient temple situated in the depths of the jungle, it is surrounded by dragons and elephants, the beauty of the carvings and temple are second only to the jungle and waterfall surrounding this Buddhist site.

INSPIRATION:
The inspiration for this month’s collection is Thailand the Vivid! Thailand is a must visit destination for so many reasons, the food, the culture, the ruins, the palaces, the tropical climate and the amazing beaches. Regardless of where you are in Thailand though, the colors surrounding you are bright, bold, and Vivid. Here are a few of our favorite inspirations from Thailand, we hope you enjoy the collection!

-Team Elevation

Collection: Going to California

Going to California Collection launching May 7th at 9PM, Central MN time, with additional restock on May 22nd at 9AM, Central MN time on Elevation Polish.


Big Sur- Ocean blue/teal, rose small flake shimmer, gold shimmer, gold flake shimmer, gold micro shimmer, medium thickness formula, 2 easy coats for full coverage.

Mountains rise from the sea, in this isolated stretch of California Coast. Protected from over-development, this coastline remains rugged and beautiful. Teal ocean waters smash against rock outcroppings and rush up the sandy beaches.


Bumpass Hell- Berry/Beet smooth, medium thickness creme. 2 coats for full coverage.

Bumpass Hell is part of an ancient caldera of boiling hot springs and mud pots, as the dry season progresses, the springs turn to mud pits, and the mud pits to steamy fumaroles. All the evaporating water leaves mineral rings of striking colors on the rocks and pool edges. A boardwalk lets you explore closely and keeps you out of danger.


Goat Canyon Trestle- Classic neutral, Dusty desert mauve with shifting shimmers (red to gold to pink), medium thickness formula, 2 coats for full coverage.

This wooden trestle bridge is the worlds largest. Set in the rugged and boulder filled foothills above San Diego, Goat Canyon Trestle is the crowning achievement of the “impossible railroad.” Whether taking the trails less traveled or the illegal rails route, this treacherous hike amazes with tunnels, bridges, canyons, gorges, and intense desert heat.


Meysan Lakes- Periwinkle with subtle pink/violet micro shimmer, thicker style formula. Similar to an older polish “El Cap” with a smoother formula.

Being next door to the tallest peak in California keeps these lakes and the trails surrounding it quiet and serene. While crowds flock to neighboring Mt Whitney and permits are scarce, these peaceful lakes and trails are desolate and unpopulated. After hiking up Meysan Creek, the lakes sit under towering peaks, creating a great sense of isolation.


Moro Rock Trail- Purple (red leaning) with pink subtle shift to red small sized flake shimmer, pink/violet micro shimmer, thicker style formula, 1-2 coats for full coverage.

This trail was one that we have been infatuated with since our I’ll Take the Stairs Collection. The trail leads up the dome shaped monolith of Moro Rock. A 800 foot stair way uses natural surfaces as much as possible and winds up the rock as it utilizes the crevices, cracks, and ledges of the granite trail.


LE: Yeti Kissing Tiny Flowers- Red leaning purple, iridescent violet/pink micro shimmer, medium density holographic.

Limited Edition for the Month of May.

INSPIRATION:
The inspiration for this month’s collection is Going to California! Big waves, big climbs, big deserts, and big trees abound in this big state. Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Sonoma, Malibu, Lake Tahoe are a few of the famous ones but California is filled with so many bucket list destinations that it was very hard for us to narrow down this collection. So we tried to focus on what amazes and drives exploration and found some inspirations that make us want to hit the road. Pack up the polishes, we are “Going to California”!

We hope you enjoy the collection!

-Team Elevation

Collection: The Stans Collection

The Stans Collection launching April 7th at 9PM, Central MN time, with additional restock on April 22nd at 9AM, Central MN time on Elevation Polish.


Aral Sea- Dusty Coral, silver micro shimmer, holographic. Buttery style formula, 2 coats for full coverage.

Once one of the biggest lakes in the world, years of irrigation diversion has left most of the lake empty. The deep blue waters have been replaced with the pinks and tans of salt and sand. An environmental disaster of awe inspiring proportions, it also possesses a tragic beauty, the vibrant activity of the lake now replaced with the eerie calmness of the desert.


The Deosai Plains- Dusty Sage green, medium sized shifting red/gold shimmer, sparse violet shimmer, medium density holographic. Thicker style formula, 2 coats for full coverage.

Although not located in one of the 5 “true” Stans, the Deosai plains of Pakistan are a wondrous place in the spring. Butterflies swarm and wildflowers and grasses thrive on a vast plateau over 13,000′ high.


Fergana Valley- Dusty Denim Light Purple, Pink/Violet micro shimmer, Hint of silver micro shimmer, medium/low density holographic, 2-3 coats for full coverage.

This Fergana Valley has an ancient history of agriculture. In an area that is otherwise dry and inhospitable, the fertile and moist lands of the valley have long attracted immigrants and invaders. The prosperity of the valley led to the meetings of many civilizations and eventually became an important stop on the Silk Road.


Pamir Mountains- Delicate light blue, violet micro shimmer, pink micro shimmer, medium/low density holographic, 2-3 coats for full coverage

Known as the Roof of the World, the Pamir Mountains have very active glaciers due to the considerable snowfall the area receives. Mudflows, dust storms, extreme temps and frequent severe storms combine with 2,500 earthquakes a year to make the area treacherous and the terrain ever changing.


Seven Bulls- Cornflower blue, sparse blue shimmer, sparse, sparse silver micro shimmer, medium/low density holographic, butter style formula 2 easy coats for full coverage.

Expansive high plains and impressive red rock formations give the skies over Jeti-Ögüz a surreal shade of cornflower blue.


Yangykala Canyons- Medium mushroom taupe, violet sometimes blue micro shimmer, low density holographic. Thinner style formula, 2-3 coats for full coverage. Similar in color to Elevation Polish Khongoryn Els

High plateaus give way to deep canyons from ancient oceans. Remote and inhospitable, millions of years of wind and rain eroded the land, leaving behind a banded canyon of epic proportions and beauty.

INSPIRATION:
Spring has officially sprung! Yayyy!!! After a mainly snow-less winter in Minnesota, we are ready to get on to warmer weather activities. The snow gear is put away and our camping gear is starting to sprawl again! In honor of spring we thought it good timing to introduce our “The Stans” Collection. Sandwiched between some of the highest mountains, the countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan contain vast tracks of deserts and steppe grasslands. When spring arrives, the land begins to change from dry and drab, and as the earth soaks up the heat and moisture it slowly starts to green and bloom. The dusty tones of rocks and desert persist though and the subdued landscapes contrast greatly with the big open skies. We hope you enjoy the collection!

-Team Elevation