Sample Sale Tips

Sample Sale launching December 7th at 9PM, Central (MN) time on Elevation Polish.

Hello all! We just wanted to share a few quick updates on our sample sale process. Our shopping cart provider (big cartel) recently made a few changes to the way their shopping carts work.

The good news is no more over selling!! When paypal had slowdowns in the past, overselling and inventory control were big problems, the new system eliminates these issues.

The bad news is there are no longer any cart holds. Bigcartel determined that not having cart holds was the best and most fair way to handle the inventory control issues for limited inventory items.

What this means: Any items in your cart are not reserved until you complete checkout. Also it seems that you will need to enter shipping and contact info to proceed to checkout.

We have looked at some other options but at this time big cartel is still our favorite store front and shopping cart provider, despite some of their limitations. They do say that some improvements will continue to be made and we hope that is resolves some of the issues.

A few checkout tips: We have played around with the checkout and have determined a few hacks and tips for the fastest checkout. You don’t have to do it this way, but it is FAST when it is time to checkout and can help you to score the sample you want!

A few minutes before the sample sale go to elevationpolish.com and add a polish to your cart, any polish, you can remove this polish later. Next hit checkout and enter your contact info, hit next, enter your shipping address, hit next. Then scroll up to the top and hit the elevation polish logo, this will redirect you back to the store. When the samples you are interested in are released, add them to the cart (you can use multiple tabs), when you have all the polishes you want in your shopping cart, remove the random polish you added earlier and your contact and shipping info should be saved in the checkout page. Scroll to bottom and hit continue to paypal, if you have enabled paypal onetouch this step is even quicker!

We are sorry for the cumbersome nature of this and we are still looking for ways to optimize the process but we hope that the tips will ease the customer experience and help you get the polishes you want. We will be happy to combine any shipping and if any errant polishes make there way into your order just let us know and we will be happy to help!

-Team Elevation

Collection: Jewels of the Nile

Jewels of the Nile launching December 7th at 9PM, Central MN time, with additional restock on December 22nd at 9AM, Central MN time on Elevation Polish.


Blue Nile Falls- True Blue holographic (medium density) with a slight violet micro shimmer cast. 2-3 easy coats for full coverage.


Jinja- Dusty Light blue/purple/periwinkle, on tone shimmers including blue, violet, pink, purple, light holographic.


Kingdom of Kush- Deep Violet, Copper, Bronze, Gold shifting shimmer, low density holographic. Thicker style formula. 2 easy coats for full coverage.


Mountains of the Moon- Light Blue, Blue flake shimmer, blue micro shimmer, opalescent shimmer, low density holographic. Easy 2 coat formula.


Nabajjuzi- Red/Cranberry Metallic Holographic. Red base shifts into a copper, red, gold metallic shimmer with a low density holographic shimmer. 2-3 coats for full coverage.


The Sudd- Lime Green medium density holographic, hints of on tone green shimmer. 2 easy coats for full coverage.

INSPIRATION:
The inspiration for this month’s collection is Jewels of the Nile!

The Nile River is one of the longest rivers in the world and a cradle of life for the people and wildlife it touches. Stretching from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean Sea, it provides life and color to otherwise hot and arid land. The Nile is home to ancient wetlands so dense they stopped Roman armies, ancient civilizations of impressive wealth, waterfalls of immense size, and fabled mountains once thought to be the source of the headwaters.

We started with the blues and greens of the river and deltas and expanded to the purples, periwinkles, and reds of land and civilizations that it touches. We hope you enjoy the collection!

-Team Elevation

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