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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Collection: Highest Elevation… Space Collection

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

Galactic Cannibalism
Navy creme/jelly, holographic flake shimmer, platinum flake shimmer. 2-3 coats for full coverage.

Camelopardalis 
Light mushroom taupe creme base, ultra chrome flake shimmer, medium holographic. 2 easy coats for full coverage.

Space Raspberries & Rum 
Deep raspberry base, holographic flake shimmer, medium holographic, very subtle hint of gold micro shimmer. 2 easy coats for full coverage

The Dandelion Cluster 
Deep dark black/brown base, shifting micro shimmer (gold, bronze, green), shifting shimmer (orange, gold, bronze), medium/low density holographic in a thicker style formula. 2 coats for full coverage.

Lagoon Nebula
Bright teal/lagoon creme base, shifting shimmer (on tone blue to violet/red), medium density holographic, medium thick formula. 1-2 coats for full coverage.

Limited Edition: Ground Control to Major Yeti
Available only during the month of February. Thermal (cold) light grey shift to (hot/warm) deep charcoal. Blend of ultra chrome flake shimmer. Dries to a semi-matte finish. 2 easy coats for full coverage.

 

Collection Inspiration
“Space is interesting because it can never truly be completely explored, and everything about it is almost completely unknown to us, which sparks interest in us because humans are constantly yearning to know as much as possible and to discover all that there is.” -unknown author, yahoo answers

There is no where higher and more interesting. Space sparks so much curiosity and imagination. It’s truly out of the world. February is the perfect month for a space collection. Historically February is chocked full of space achievements.

  • February 1947, the first animals in space, fruit flies.
  • February 3rd 1966, the first soft landing on the moon!!!!
  • February 4th 1974 First photograph of Venus from Space.
  • February 7th, First untethered spacewalk, Bruce Mccandleuss II.
  • February 14th 1990, First photograph of the whole Solar System.
  • February 8th 1992, First polar orbit around the Sun.
  • February 12th 2001, First landing on an asteroid.

Want to know more about space!?!?! Here are some great resources
Space.com
Spaceref.com (also check out their twitter account)
Spacedaily.com
Nasa.gov
The Universe (television show)
Cosmos- a space odyssey (television show) Currently available on Netflix

 

We hope you enjoy our take on the inspiration, space!

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Collection: In the heart of vineyard country collection

In the heart of vineyard country collection

Launching January 7th 2015, 9PM Central MN time, with an additional restock of the collection on January 22nd, 9AM, Central on Elevation Polish

Vitis Vinifera
Red based purple, pink and red medium sized shimmer
2-3 easy coats for full opacity

 

Albariza
Dove gray, near white, very soft pearl shimmer, holographic shimmer
1st coat will be patchy, 3 coats for full opacity, allow drying time between coats

 

The Perron & The Calçotada
Deep purple, green micro shimmer/pearl
Thin style formula, 3 coats for full opacity, allow drying time between coats

 

Dentelles de Montmirail
Berry Pink, high/medium density holographic shimmer
2-3 easy coats for full opacity

 

North Coast
Grape blue/purple base, green/multi-colored ultra chrome flake shimmer
Top coat will be required to smooth the flake shimmer. Over time a small dark blue layer will float to the top. It easily mixes back in. The picture above looks more blue than in real life.

 

Columbia Plateau
Rust Red, red ultra chrome flake shimmer, low density holographic shimmer
2-3 easy coats for full opacity.

 

Collection Inspiration
Wine culture is a lot like the nail polish culture. It is full of passionate makers and equally passionate enthusiasts of their work. It is easy to be inspired by all aspects of wine. From the soil, the grapes, the wine itself, the beautiful surroundings in which grapes tend to grow, to the social nature of wine enjoyment. It’s such a beautiful process.

As we did research for this collection we were shocked at how much amazing information there is out there about viniculture. It’s easy to get lost in a string of information. One path leading to another and another. It’s fascinating.

We also found & watched a couple of interesting movies on netflix and amazon. So if you’d like to learn more about viniculture, or just like movies where the central focus is wine. Here are a couple of suggestions.

A Year in Burgundy (documentary)
Sideways (drama, semi-funny, not really about wine but still a great watch)
Bottle Shock (drama, funny)
John Cleese’s Wine for the Confused (documentary)
Merlove (documentary)
Blood into wine (documentary)
Somm (documentary about becoming a master sommelier)

We hope you enjoy the selections.

-Elevation Polish