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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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

 

INSPIRATION

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

Collection: Lost Collection March 2016

Launching March 7th at 9PM, Central MN time, with additional restock on March 22nd at 9AM, Central MN time on Elevation Polish.

Dark Territory
Dark teal creme, slight purple cast in certain lights, holographic. 2 easy coats for full coverage.

Plum Zingers & New Nicknames
Deep purple, holographic, slight gold hidden micro shimmer, 2 easy coats for full coverage.

108
Light pink, platinum micro flake shimmer, hint of holographic. First coat will go on patchy, 2nd and 3rd coat even out the color and provide full coverage.

Polar Bear on Roller Skates with a Mango
Mango/orange sorbet creme, red shifting ultra chrome flake shimmer (somewhat hidden by the base color), hint of platinum micro flake shimmer. May need 2 coats of top coat to smooth out the ultra chrome flake shimmers. 2-3 coats for full coverage. Photo shown is a bit washed out in color.

Empty Beach Yurts
Milk chocolate, blue ultra chrome flake shimmer, bronze and copper micro flake shimmer, subtle low density holographic. 2 easy coats for full coverage.

The Ruins
Light/ near white purple, charcoal/navy flake shimmer. thinner style formula. 2-3 coats for full coverage.

Collection Inspiration
We thought we would have a little fun this month and draw our inspiration from a fantastical location! What’s not to love about a tropical island that has mysterious polar bears, dark evil floating clouds, random interesting buildings and hatches and let’s not forget about a pirate ship stuck near the center. What makes the show Lost (our inspiration) so lovable is not just the island but the cast of characters who seem to not be able to hold back their curiosity. Resulting in a series of misfortunes, unusual and surprising plot twists and turns. It was hard to pick our favorite moments and in the case of James. It was hard to pick our favorite one liners. He had so many great ones.

We hope you enjoy the collection. If you haven’t seen the show Lost or are feeling the urge to re-watch. All the seasons are currently available via Netflix.

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