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.

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

Fan Month Giveaway #1 (CLOSED)

YAY! Time for a giveaway…..

I’m going to set this one up with a bit of backstory…..

Flashback to winter 2009/2010 in my little polish area. Working on a franken polish for a friend to give her as a stealthy little gift. The color I had in mind for her and secretly for myself… actually got reworked, tested, tweaked, made from scratch instead of frankened and is currently offered in the line up….

NAME THIS COLOR (wild guesses are totally appropriate for this)

First two people to name this color will receive 2 SBPs of my choosing from my archives.

To enter: Leave a comment on this post with 1 color you think it might be. Please only enter once. Those who name more than 1 polish will have their entry not count.

EDIT (Monday, Dec 9th, 2:53PM, Central)
As of yet, no one has guessed the polish. Keep guessing. 🙂

EDIT (Tuesday, Dec 10th, 12:00, Central)
One person got it right, to keep the giveaways going. I’m going to announce her the winner and save the other items for one of the next giveaways.

Originally designed as a franken polish. Its franken formula comprised of 2 Dior polishes, 1 sally hansen, and a touch of zoya snow white. Ave Secretan got broken down to it’s base elements/ingredients, reworked the formula so that it was made from scratch (and not pre-existing polishes) and was released into the collection. As some would say sometimes you just need a good pink, even me.. someone who doesn’t wear pink often.

Congrats Erin P-S. I’ll be emailing you in a few moments.

❤ Lulu

P.S. Stay tuned as more Fan Month giveaways will be going on right here on my blog this month.