Thank You!

6 years ago, Lauren and I never would have imagined that Elevation Polish would become such a success and become such large part of our lives.  Since shipping our first orders back in 2012, we have created over 400 collection polishes, hundreds of small batches, thousands of sample polishes, and shipped out well over 10,000 orders!  Without our customers and our dedicated members, none of this would have been possible, so Thank You!!!

As this last year has progressed, Lauren and I have spent a lot of time looking for new inspirations for new collections and we realized that we were ready for a change.  Elevation has exposed us to so many great places and we are ready to go chase after some of them.

As we discussed what our last collection would be, it became clear that “Where the Yetis Roam” would be the perfect end.  So, with heavy hearts, but excited souls, we are announcing that May was the final EVP Collection.  Starting June 1, all polishes will be 70% off with the coupon code “THANKS”.  Enter the code at checkout and receive 70% off your entire order!

July 15, we will be closing the shop and heading to the mountains!  After years of switching back and forth on who gets to take vacation time and who stays back and runs the business, Lauren and I booked an extended trip to the mountains together!  Hopefully this will be the first of many this year, we certainly have a lot of ideas!  We are excited and uncertain about what the future holds, but we are also extremely thankful for everything and everyone that Elevation Polish has brought into our lives.

Thank you for all the support, caring, interest, and passion that everyone brought to EVP, it has been an exciting journey, but it is the people along the way that have made it so rewarding!  Without all of the awesome people that we have met over the last 6 years none of this would have been possible, so Thank You!!!

The mountains are calling and we must go!

Cheers to Great Polish,

Team Elevation

Collection: Where the Yetis Roam

Where the Yetis Roam Collex launching May 7th at 9PM, Central MN time, with additional restock on May 22nd at 9AM, Central MN time on Elevation Polish.


LE: Where the Yetis Roam- Milky white jelly base, blend of glitters. Navy hexes, blue hexes, teal small circles, gunmetal hexes, white circles in 3 sizes, periwinkle hexes, sparse blue micro shimmer. thinner style formula. 3 coats for full coverage, 1 coat if worn over white.


Biafo-Hispar Glacier Trek- Denim blue, Violet micro shimmer, twinkles of aqua and blue small sized flake shimmer, sparse holographic pigment. Thinner style formula. 2-3 coats for full coverage.


Gondogoro La- Bright Bold Hot pink! Hot pink with pink, violet and red micro shimmer. Pics look a bit washed out. Thinner style formula. 3 coats for full coverage, 2 coats for acrylic nails. Dries to a near matte finish.


Manaslu Circuit- Bright Bold Orange! Pictures are a bit faded looking. Violet medium sized flake shimmer, violet shimmer, red micro shimmer. Almost neon. Thinner style formula, you may notice some of the flake shimmer dragging if not enough polish is on the brush. 2-3 coats for full coverage.


Markha Valley Trek- Milky evergreen, slight red micro shimmer cast, sparse holographic shimmer, Sparse violet and blue shimmer. Butter like formula. 2 coats for full coverage.


The Snowman Trek- Updated formula to Toubkal style polish but a little more purple. Purple/Red, with gold micro shimmer, gold shimmer, light gold flake shimmer, gold flake shimmer, sparse gold shift to white shimmer, sparse pink flake shimmer. Butter style formula. 2 coats for full coverage.

INSPIRATION:

The inspiration for this month’s collection is Where the Yetis Roam! We have five polishes named after epic Himalayan mountain treks and one Limited Edition Yeti Polish. These long treks through the Himalayas take you up peaks and down valleys, these routes span rivers and countries, and traverse vast glaciers. Travel is first by Jeep, then by foot, by ice axe, and by Jhula. As you get further and further into the high remote mountains, you gain elevation, solitude, and perhaps a chance to travel Where the Yetis roam.

We hope you enjoy the collection!

-Team Elevation

Collection: East Africa

The East Africa Collex  launching March 7th at 9PM, Central MN time, with additional restock on March 22nd at 9AM, Central MN time on Elevation Polish.


Bwejuu- Light blue based purple, silvery metallic sheen, medium/low density holographic. 2 coats for full coverage.


iSimangaliso Wetland Park- Soft powder lilac, violet shift to soft red medium sized shimmer, white shimmer. Thinner style formula. 2-3 coats for full coverage. Please allow drying time between coats.


Mornings @ Lake Nabugabo- Magenta creme jelly hybrid. Color is a bit off in the pictures. More of a true magenta in real life. Jelly style application, 2 coats for full coverage, 3 coats for full depth of color and squishiness.


Ngoronoron Crater- Spring green with a hint shifting green blue shimmer. Thinner style formula. 2-3 coats for full coverage.


Purple Grenadier- denim periwinkle with copper shift to red/gold medium sized shimmer, slight red micro shimmer.


Sunrise Serengeti- Violet/Purple base, strong red shift to gold/green/blue shimmer (almost metallic looking), very slight holographic shimmer. Thinner style formula. 2-3 coats for full coverage

INSPIRATION:
The inspiration for this month’s collection is East Africa!

East Africa is a place of transitions, sea to sand, sand to wetlands, wetlands to grasslands, and grasslands to deserts. So this month we went a little less sparkly and a little more shimmery and shifty, focusing on transitions, the transitions of night to day, day to night, and from one biome to the next.

We hope you enjoy the collection!

-Team Elevation

Collection: The PCT

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


Campo, Mile 1- Bright coral with two sizes of silver metallic flake shimmer. Thinner style formula. 2-3 coats for full coverage.


Snoqualime Pass- Light blue based purple, silvery metallic sheen, medium/low density holographic. 2 coats for full coverage.


Tuolumne Meadows- Light orchid, slight silver shimmer, holographic shimmer, Slightly greyed out in color due to spectraflair alternative. Thinner style formula. First coat will be sheer, 2nd coat fills in the color.


Kennedy Meadows- Dark berry, low density holographic, blue shift to green micro shimmer (green portion hides). Thicker style formula 2-3 coats for full coverage.


Idyllwild- Dark sage, low density holographic, silver shimmer, silver medium sized flake shimmer. Thicker style formula, 1-2 coats for full coverage.


OR Section F- Grey with green lean, Medium sized shift red to gold shimmer. 2-3 coats for full coverage.

INSPIRATION:
The inspiration for this month’s collection is The Pacific Crest Trail!

It is considered one of the Triple Crowns of Hiking and is the thru-hike we most want to accomplish. The trail passes through Washington, Oregon, and California as it winds over 2600 miles from Canada to Mexico, with elevation changes of 420,000 feet! Backpacking trips to the North Cascade National Park was our first exposure to the trail and the book/movie Wild only further peaked our interest.

The polishes this month are inspired by and named after some of the trail sections and landmarks that we most look forward to experiencing and are some of the most wild places left in the West.

We hope you enjoy the collection!

-Team Elevation

Collection: The Great North

The Great North launching January 7th at 9PM, Central MN time, with additional restock on January 22nd at 9AM, Central MN time on Elevation Polish.


Cape Columbia- Blue leaning mint base, low density holographic. Over time may have dark green float at the top of the bottle that can easily be mixed back in. 2-3 coats for full coverage.


Cape Fligely- Ocean Teal jelly base, multicolored iridescent shifting glitter in multiple sizes, aqua micro shimmer, aqua shimmer, blue shimmer, very very sparse holographic pigment. 2 coats over your favorite blue/teal/green or 4 coats on its own.


Ichkeul Lake- Deep magenta creme/jelly hybrid, large gold flake shimmer, ultra chrome flake shimmer, sparse violet micro shimmer. 2-3 coats for full coverage.


Mussau Island Sunsets- Medium pink, medium density holographic, touch of on tone pearl. Thinner style formula. 2-3 coats for full coverage.


Punta Gallinas- Dusty Coral, Gold micro flake shimmer, gold shimmer, gold micro shimmer, gold flake shimmer, medium density holographic


Rossøya- Rossøya- Moody denim blue, black flake shimmer, gunmetal flake shimmer, gold micro flake shimmer, green micro flake shimmer, green shimmer, silver shimmer, sparse holographic pigment. 2 easy coats for full coverage. Dries to a darker finish than bottle suggests.

INSPIRATION:
Happy 2018!!! The inspiration for this month’s collection is The Great North!

As we slowly add more daylight back to our lives we thought it fitting that we explore the bright and cheery side of The Great North! Fire and Ice, warm and cool, each polish this month is inspired by the northern most point of the continents (minus Antarctica).

The warm colors of Punta Gallinas, Ichkeul, and Mussau Islands were inspired by the sandy beaches and warm climes of South America, Africa, and Australia. While Cape Columbia, Cape Fligely, and Rossøya were inspired by the bright, but frigid and stark beauty of the Arctic Circle.

We hope you enjoy the collection!

-Team Elevation

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