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 onĀ 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.

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

Sneak “Peak” Streets of Japan Collection + Nepal Relief Info

YAY!!! After being postponed twice by several months. It’s finally time. The Streets of Japan Collection. My bravest and boldest collection. Filled with a variety of colors, textures, finishes. The backdrop was supposed to be tokyo. This collection ended up including places throughout japan and the colors evolved along with it. Japan is one of the most inspiring places. It was hard to narrow down what to be inspired by. EEEP! I imagine that this won’t be the last time I do a japan collection.

Let’s take a “peak” at this collection.

Shinjuku Golden Gai- blood orange, slight duo chrome. It’s not a traditional look of blood orange but more of the blood orange that a cartoon would be. It’s sort of orange, sort of pink, a little hot coral but the intense shimmer shifts from blue to violet/pink. Inspired by a sign in the alley of golden gai a bursting cartoon blood orange with little tears on it. Oh I wish I had a physical picture, instead it is inspired by a memory.

Icho Namiki- neon yellow (crelly), glow in the dark, UV reactive, gold micro shimmer with charcoal shift to blue flake shimmer. The shimmer may appear green because of the way it floats within the neon yellow. Gingko leaves golden in colors marked by the tree trunks that help the leaves look like they are floating. The senses are peaked by it’s glowing yellow goodness.

Hama Rikyu Gardens- Concrete grey with silver pearl shimmer, holographic pigment in a matte finish. The matte finish when top coated will show the holographic pigment more. When left matte the holographic pigment will look like strong silver shimmer. Meant to share the beauty of the concrete buildings that surround the park. It’s like a firm oasis from the overwhelming.

Hitsujiyama Park- Violet leaning soft pale pink with on tone shimmer light pink shimmer and sparse holographic pigment. Hitsujiyama park was the most pink in one place i’ve ever seen in my life. The flowers are so delicate and beautiful. Soft pink petals lit from within.

Evening walk in the cherry blossoms- This polish is the most special of the collection. This isn’t an elevation polish at all. I was granted permission from a frankener friend of mine to produce & release this polish as part of the streets of japan collection. Glitter Sheep has a unique eye for color, balance and brings an awesome glitter vision that I’ve always been in love with. I don’t know how she does it! This polish brings inspiration from a walk in the cherry blossoms at night. The polish has a slightly tinted blue base (very sheer), blend of small sized holographic blue, purple glitters, iridescent glitters in multiple sizes and shifts, sparse tiny fuchsia holo stars and sparse fucshia holographic daisy glitter. YAY! DAISY GLITTER!!!! The additional glitters of the fuchsia stars and daisies are meant to be sparse and not on every nail. This polish comes with special labels and will be available as long as we have the ingredients. We anticipate the run will last about 3 months. *special polish labels aren’t ready so no pictures are yet available*

Baby Yeti- Oh boy this polish has it all. I mean all!!! 70+ ingredients blended to mimic a baby yeti throwing the temper tantrum of all temper tantrums. It’s chaos at it’s best. Grey Crelly base, Silver Shimmer, Holographic pigment, Thermal Pigment, Glitters in multiple sizes and shapes and colors way to many to name…. but to name a few.. iridescent glitters (10 different sizes and colors), Pink, fuchsia, purple, watermelon pink, cabernet, black, white, gunmetal. There are different shapes ranging from hex, circle and even sparse (very sparse) white bar glitter. The thermal is subtle is goes from light grey to a medium grey.

Non-Collection Polish, Bring it back color

YAY! Stay behind catch a wave is back by popular demand. Released in June 2012. S For a long time these glitters where no longer available to me but via a stroke of good luck I’m once again able to purchase them and share this polish with you all. Featuring Blue and Teal circle glitters in two sizes, multiple green to gold shifting iridescent glitters and white iridescent circle glitter. The base is clear but over time the glitters will leach a little bit of color into the base with the glitters maintaining their color.

In other news:
We here at elevation polish have had to send lots of yeti hugs to our friends in Nepal. We were so saddened to hear the news of lost friends, family, homes and businesses. We are trying our best to act as fast as we can to have a relief polish labelled and ready to go. More details will be coming soon. Just to pull it all together it might have to be released mid-month (may). We will make an announcement here and on our Facebook page when it all comes together. For now we are sending good vibes and making personal donations where ever possible.

If you would like to make a donation now please visit InterAction to make sure your money goes to a non-profit that is already on the ground there in Nepal. With a crisis like this acting fast is key.


Streets of Japan Collection will be launching May 7th at 9PM, central time with a restock of the collection on the 22nd of may at 9AM, central on Elevation Polish Bigcartel Shop

Nepal Relief polish will be possibly launching May 10th/12th more details to come in a separate post and links on Facebook.

Many Many Hearts,