Collection: The Stans Collection

The Stans Collection launching April 7th at 9PM, Central MN time, with additional restock on April 22nd at 9AM, Central MN time on Elevation Polish.


Aral Sea- Dusty Coral, silver micro shimmer, holographic. Buttery style formula, 2 coats for full coverage.

Once one of the biggest lakes in the world, years of irrigation diversion has left most of the lake empty. The deep blue waters have been replaced with the pinks and tans of salt and sand. An environmental disaster of awe inspiring proportions, it also possesses a tragic beauty, the vibrant activity of the lake now replaced with the eerie calmness of the desert.


The Deosai Plains- Dusty Sage green, medium sized shifting red/gold shimmer, sparse violet shimmer, medium density holographic. Thicker style formula, 2 coats for full coverage.

Although not located in one of the 5 “true” Stans, the Deosai plains of Pakistan are a wondrous place in the spring. Butterflies swarm and wildflowers and grasses thrive on a vast plateau over 13,000′ high.


Fergana Valley- Dusty Denim Light Purple, Pink/Violet micro shimmer, Hint of silver micro shimmer, medium/low density holographic, 2-3 coats for full coverage.

This Fergana Valley has an ancient history of agriculture. In an area that is otherwise dry and inhospitable, the fertile and moist lands of the valley have long attracted immigrants and invaders. The prosperity of the valley led to the meetings of many civilizations and eventually became an important stop on the Silk Road.


Pamir Mountains- Delicate light blue, violet micro shimmer, pink micro shimmer, medium/low density holographic, 2-3 coats for full coverage

Known as the Roof of the World, the Pamir Mountains have very active glaciers due to the considerable snowfall the area receives. Mudflows, dust storms, extreme temps and frequent severe storms combine with 2,500 earthquakes a year to make the area treacherous and the terrain ever changing.


Seven Bulls- Cornflower blue, sparse blue shimmer, sparse, sparse silver micro shimmer, medium/low density holographic, butter style formula 2 easy coats for full coverage.

Expansive high plains and impressive red rock formations give the skies over Jeti-Ögüz a surreal shade of cornflower blue.


Yangykala Canyons- Medium mushroom taupe, violet sometimes blue micro shimmer, low density holographic. Thinner style formula, 2-3 coats for full coverage. Similar in color to Elevation Polish Khongoryn Els

High plateaus give way to deep canyons from ancient oceans. Remote and inhospitable, millions of years of wind and rain eroded the land, leaving behind a banded canyon of epic proportions and beauty.

INSPIRATION:
Spring has officially sprung! Yayyy!!! After a mainly snow-less winter in Minnesota, we are ready to get on to warmer weather activities. The snow gear is put away and our camping gear is starting to sprawl again! In honor of spring we thought it good timing to introduce our “The Stans” Collection. Sandwiched between some of the highest mountains, the countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan contain vast tracks of deserts and steppe grasslands. When spring arrives, the land begins to change from dry and drab, and as the earth soaks up the heat and moisture it slowly starts to green and bloom. The dusty tones of rocks and desert persist though and the subdued landscapes contrast greatly with the big open skies. We hope you enjoy the collection!

-Team Elevation

Collection: South America Collection

South America Collection launching March 7th at 9PM, Central MN time, with additional restock on March 22nd at 9AM, Central MN time on Elevation Polish.


Going Bananas in Suriname- Reddish berry holographic with a slight shift

Red bananas!?! Purple bananas!?! Whats going on? The bananas are going bananas in Suriname!


Salinas de las Cumaraguas- Berry pink with sparkly on tone shimmer

This little known destination has surreal salty waters that sparkle pink with tannin, setting the scene for epic sunsets and picturesque days.


Iguazu Falls- Blackened green, green shimmer, medium density holographic

This water fall is located on the border of Brazil and Argentina. The dark waters crash from all sides on to the black rocks below, while lush green plants thrive in the mist.


River of Five Colors- Neutral grey base with intense red medium sized shimmer

It looks man-made but it is nature that provides all the colors to this river. Algae, water, plants, sand and rocks combine to turn this river five different colors.


Kaieteur Falls- Amazonian green leaning brown, sparse ultra chrome flake shimmer, medium/low density holographic.

Located in Guyana, Kaieteur falls is one of the worlds tallest and largest waterfalls. The powerful muddy river divides the amazon before plummeting 800′ the browns and greens sparkle with surprising beauty.


Salar de Uyuni- Deep grape holographic with hidden purple shimmer

The worlds largest salt flat offer spectacular views of the stars at night as the salt flat turn purple with the twilight. Plus Flamingos!!!

INSPIRATION:
The inspiration for this month’s collection is South America. Not the peaks or the elevations but the flats, the falls, the forests, and the beaches. Greys, greens and browns delight with unexpected sparkles and cheeriness. Bright pinks and purples, surprise and show up not in flowers but in the water, the ground, and even the bananas. We hope you enjoy our “South America” collection!

-Team Elevation

Collection: Love from Japan

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


Kochia Hill- Bright Red with a slight blue cast, medium density holographic. 2 coats for full coverage.

The bright and cheery reds of the Kochia bush fill the fields of Hitachi Seaside Park, accented by cosmos they turn 153 hectacres of park into a red wonderland every autumn.


Kenrokuen- Dark Black cherry metallic medium density holographic, thicker style formula. 2 coats for full coverage.

One of the three greatest gardens in Japan, Kenrokuen contains the six ideal aspects of a Japanese garden: spaciousness, serenity, venerability, scenic views, subtle design, and coolness.


Kawachi Fuji Garden- Deep grape purple, array of multicolored (blue, violet, pink, purple) small size flake shimmer. Base has a jelly style formula. 3 coats for full coverage.

This wisteria garden features tunnels, trellises, domes, and ancient trees. Purple wisteria flowers flow and drape over the paths as you walk the park and are immersed in the fragrance.


Thousands of Pink Blooms- Medium saturated pink, medium to low density holographic, butter style formula.

A true modern day love story, Thousand of Pink Blooms is an homage to a dairy farmer. When his wife of 30 years lost her eyesight due to disease, she went into a cycle of increasing depression and reclusion. To help counter the isolation, the husband decided to create a garden so beautiful and so full of pink blooms that it would attract visitors to keep her company. It is such a success that over 7000 people visit their gardens each year, both to see the blooms and to catch a glimpse of the love that inspired it.


Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion- Golden metallic, gold flake shimmer, gold micro flake shimmer, gold shimmer, gold micro shimmer, gold to bronze shifting micro shimmer (no visible shift really), medium density holographic.

This gold leafed Zen temple was built to illustrate the harmony between heaven and earth. The golden roofed pavilion reflects off of the pond that surrounds it, while each level represents a different architectural style, shodden, samurai, and zen.

INSPIRATION:
This months collection is all about love and blooms from Japan. Pinks and reds, purples and golds, the flowers, blooms, trees, and landscapes of these Japanese gardens and parks inspire love and are perfect destinations for a romantic stroll. We hope you enjoy “Love from Japan”.

-Team Elevation

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: 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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