Pictured over pata on the back, by itself then over black
Color Base: Elevation Polish Pata Puffer
Base Coat: Butter London Foundation Base Coat
Top Coat: No top coat
Notes: This color was a last minute addition to the 180 degrees south collection. I had been working on it for a later release but I thought it fit so well with the other colors of this collection. This is totally one of those colors I would use as what I call a “mani save” You know those days where you nick your mani right away or those times where your on day 3 of a mani and want to change but you don’t have time. I normally add glitter on top of my mani. A quick way to cover things up or just a quick change. I always think “oh the bling will distract them from a flawed mani” and it usually works. This glitter is a little on the simple side but it gives BIG impact. It’s got a rusty red very sheer base, holographic fuchsia hexes and holographic fuchsia glitter. It does require a base color. Fuchsia & red base colors give the glitter a little less impact. (it’s pictured above over pata on the back and black on my thumb) Black base or dark navy base give this glitter the most impact and shows off the bling amazingly. This glitter is a little on the thick side so only one coat is necessary to get the coverage shown above. I also showed it without top coat. It’s got good shine to it but for those who hate texture I would advise using your favorite top coat.
Color Inspiration: This polishes comes with a funny story. There are several things I’m known for when it comes to climbing. One of them being that I’m a stickler for having my nails done before I camp & hike. I always wear french tips so I can make sure I can see that my oxygen levels are alright. The other thing I’m known for is not leaving home without my Patagonia brand fuchsia colored nano puffer jacket. It’s like my little piece of home and also works wonders as a pillow. Several of my climbing friends gives me so much flack about my love for this puffer jacket that they joke that I needed to make a polishes to match it. Well here it is! Pata Puffer an ode to my favorite jacket.
For those of you who have never actually seen a picture of me. Here I am. Last July on Maroon Bells (11,500ft) in my favorite pata puffer wearing Zoya Cola french tips. I’m puffy as all heck because of the altitude.
Picture of the 180 degrees south collection as a whole:
(L-R): Pata Puffer, Pata on the back, Last two pitches, Rapa Nui, Torres del Paine, El Cap, Stay behind catch a wave
Availability: This color will be available starting June 7th on my website and July 7th on etsy. This color is limited edition and will only be available for 2 restocks then it goes back into the polish vault.