Collection: Zany New Zealand

Zany New Zealand  launching November 7th at 9PM, Central MN time, with additional restock on November 22nd at 9AM, Central MN time on Elevation Polish.


Fox Glacier- Root Beer brown, pink shift to red medium sized shimmer, medium density holographic with a smooth 2 coat formula.


Goodnight Lupins- Inky purple creme/jelly base, gold shift to red flake shimmer, purple medium sized shimmer, sparse blue shimmer, medium/low density holographic. 2 coats for full coverage.


Heaphy Track- Blue/Concrete grey creme with green shift to blue shimmer, very very sparse holographic shimmer for added twinkle. Thicker style formula, 2 coats for full coverage.


Lake Tekapo- Fuchsia, iridescent blue micro shimmer, red/gold/purple ultra chrome flake shimmer, medium/low density holographic. First coat will go on thin and sheer, second coat evens out the color and adds depth.


Mount Cook- Bright sky blue, silver micro shimmer, medium density holographic. 2-3 coats for full coverage. smooth thinner style formula.


Watiomo Caves- Dark Green, red/pink shifting shimmer, medium density holographic, smooth 2 coat formula. Waitomo Caves is also known as glow worm caves.

INSPIRATION:
The inspiration for this month’s collection is Zany New Zealand!

New Zealand is one of the most remote places on earth, surrounded by so much water that it is considered the center of the water hemisphere! This remoteness has resulted in spectacularly unique species of plants and animals. The geography of the islands is equally unique and spectacular with a plethora of mountains, glaciers, forests, volcanoes, and beaches.

We were inspired by these stunning contrasts between seas and mountain tops, volcanoes and glaciers all mixing to create this wonderfully diverse country! We hope you enjoy the collection!

-Team Elevation

Collection: @ Night

@ Night Collection launching October 7th at 9PM, Central MN time, with additional restock on October 22nd at 9AM, Central MN time on Elevation Polish.


Denali @ Night- Purple (red leaning) base with loads of shifting medium particle size shimmer. Shifts from violet, red, pink. 2-3 coats for full coverage.


Firefalls @ Night- Cherry red, violet micro shimmer, medium density holographic


Haleakala @ Night- Dark Berry, on tone shimmer, medium density holographic.


Miho Beach @ Night- Black with silver, gunmetal shimmer, low/medium density holographic.


Moonlit Mangroves- Olive green, green shimmer, low/medium density holographic


Night Sky @ Ubsunur- Blue jelly like base, blue, aqua, navy medium sized shimmer. 3 coats for full coverage.

INSPIRATION:
The inspiration for this month’s collection is @ NIght!

Night time in the mountains can be magical. Clear skies free from the lights and pollutions of civilization offer incredible views of the stars, the galaxy, and if you’re lucky, perhaps even a meteor shower or an auroral display!

So we started with revisiting a few old favorites and made them a little darker, a little more moody, and more sparkly. Then we created a few more colors that we hope capture the mood of a clear night on the far edge of civilization. We hope you enjoy the collection!

-Team Elevation

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.

INSPIRATION:
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

Collection: Going to California

Going to California Collection launching May 7th at 9PM, Central MN time, with additional restock on May 22nd at 9AM, Central MN time on Elevation Polish.


Big Sur- Ocean blue/teal, rose small flake shimmer, gold shimmer, gold flake shimmer, gold micro shimmer, medium thickness formula, 2 easy coats for full coverage.

Mountains rise from the sea, in this isolated stretch of California Coast. Protected from over-development, this coastline remains rugged and beautiful. Teal ocean waters smash against rock outcroppings and rush up the sandy beaches.


Bumpass Hell- Berry/Beet smooth, medium thickness creme. 2 coats for full coverage.

Bumpass Hell is part of an ancient caldera of boiling hot springs and mud pots, as the dry season progresses, the springs turn to mud pits, and the mud pits to steamy fumaroles. All the evaporating water leaves mineral rings of striking colors on the rocks and pool edges. A boardwalk lets you explore closely and keeps you out of danger.


Goat Canyon Trestle- Classic neutral, Dusty desert mauve with shifting shimmers (red to gold to pink), medium thickness formula, 2 coats for full coverage.

This wooden trestle bridge is the worlds largest. Set in the rugged and boulder filled foothills above San Diego, Goat Canyon Trestle is the crowning achievement of the “impossible railroad.” Whether taking the trails less traveled or the illegal rails route, this treacherous hike amazes with tunnels, bridges, canyons, gorges, and intense desert heat.


Meysan Lakes- Periwinkle with subtle pink/violet micro shimmer, thicker style formula. Similar to an older polish “El Cap” with a smoother formula.

Being next door to the tallest peak in California keeps these lakes and the trails surrounding it quiet and serene. While crowds flock to neighboring Mt Whitney and permits are scarce, these peaceful lakes and trails are desolate and unpopulated. After hiking up Meysan Creek, the lakes sit under towering peaks, creating a great sense of isolation.


Moro Rock Trail- Purple (red leaning) with pink subtle shift to red small sized flake shimmer, pink/violet micro shimmer, thicker style formula, 1-2 coats for full coverage.

This trail was one that we have been infatuated with since our I’ll Take the Stairs Collection. The trail leads up the dome shaped monolith of Moro Rock. A 800 foot stair way uses natural surfaces as much as possible and winds up the rock as it utilizes the crevices, cracks, and ledges of the granite trail.


LE: Yeti Kissing Tiny Flowers- Red leaning purple, iridescent violet/pink micro shimmer, medium density holographic.

Limited Edition for the Month of May.

INSPIRATION:
The inspiration for this month’s collection is Going to California! Big waves, big climbs, big deserts, and big trees abound in this big state. Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Sonoma, Malibu, Lake Tahoe are a few of the famous ones but California is filled with so many bucket list destinations that it was very hard for us to narrow down this collection. So we tried to focus on what amazes and drives exploration and found some inspirations that make us want to hit the road. Pack up the polishes, we are “Going to California”!

We hope you enjoy the 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: I’ll Take the Stairs

I’ll Take the Stairs launching January 7th at 9PM, Central MN time, with additional restock on January 22nd at 9AM, Central MN time on Elevation Polish.


Sanssouci- Bright shimmering sunny yellow linear holographic, 2-3 coats for full coverage.

Climbing these Prussian steps brings you up sun-soaked terraces and delivers you to the “carefree” gardens and palace of Sanssouci.


Wayna Picchu- Slate grey, bronze micro shimmer, medium/low density holographic, 2 coats for full coverage.

An ancient Inca track leads up to a peak 1000′ above Machu Picchu. Not a set of stairs for the light-hearted, these stairs wind their way up the mountain to a terraced peak once home to high priests.


Chand Baori- Saturated teal with on tone shifting shimmer (violet to green to blue), 1-2 coats for full coverage. Like all teals please remember to wear base coat to prevent staining.

Like an inverted pyramid, symmetrical steps lead down to a 1000 year old drinking well. The stepwell held more than water, it also held cool air that both royals and the community would enjoy as they escaped the arid heat of Northern India.


Rue Foyatier- Metallic pink, platinum micro flake shimmer, platinum flake shimmer, medium/low density holographic. 3 coats for full effect.

Over 200 steps lead up this iconic Parisian street, but don’t worry, French sophistication means there is also a railway that leads up this steep road.


The Incline- Black holographic near linear. 2 coats for full coverage. It’s a nice blend to get that rich black color without the grey effect holographic pigment can have.

The Ultimate stair-master! 2700 steps lead you 2000′ up towards Pikes Peak. The hardest mile we have walked, it is a good reminder that every journey is accomplished step by step.


San Juan de Gaztelugatxe- Dark dusty jade green with on tone shifting micro shimmer (green to blue), near linear holographic, 2 coats for full coverage.

After crossing a stone arched bridge, steps lead up the island of Gaztelugatxe and bring you to a hermitage offering splendid views of the rugged Basque coast.

INSPIRATION:

We hope that everyone had a great 2016 and that the New Year brings good tidings and joy to each of you! We always look forward to New Years Day as it is a time for fresh starts and new experiences. Starting something new can be daunting but it always starts with a single step, so we thought it fitting that we would bring in 2017 with the “I’ll Take the Stairs” collection! The inspirations for this month are stairs from locations around the world. Some modern, some ancient, some wild, some civilized, each of these stairs are places that inspire us to keep taking the next step!

-Team Elevation

Collection: Chillin’ in Chile December 2016

Chillin’ in Chile launching December 7th at 9PM, Central MN time, with additional restock on December 22nd at 9AM, Central MN time on Elevation Polish.


Valle de la luna- Saturated Periwinkle Holographic (medium density)

Known for otherworldly salt formations and striking sunsets that turn the whole valley pink and purple tones. It’s strange and dry landscape seems Lunar and has even been used as a testing grounds for a Mars rover.


Volcán el palomo- Dusty Denim Blue, Silver Platinum micro flake shimmer, low density holograpic, thinner style formula.

Enormous jagged granite needles and vast ice flows combine to create impressive and unique views. Glaciers in this are some of the most expansive in Chile.


Maunga Terevaka Dusty saturated green leaning sea glass, silver platinum micro flake shimmer, low density holographic, Thinner style formula.

Rapa Nui’s tallest peak, the trail starts at the base of Ahu Akivi home to seven identical moai and winds up the green slopes to the top of the island.


Caichinque- Red leaning taupe (near mauve) creme with a light formula. 3 thin coats for full coverage.

Nestled between snow-capped peaks and salt flats, the lava flow of Caichinque is an arid environment that is as barren as it is desolate, yet full of wonder and simple beauty.


Cerros de Incahuasi- Tan (Mushroom Taupe) with copper, pink, orange, violet micro shimmer. Thinner style formula to allow the shimmers to shine through. 3 coats for full coverage.

A multi-summit peak, it is often very dry, which makes water procurement difficult, but also gives the mountain a very desert-y vibe. Incahuasi means Inca House and the mountain has one of the highest concentrations of discovered high-altitude archaeological sites in the world.


Douglas’s Love- Deep Magenta with subtle shifting micro shimmer (red to gold). Thin style formula that dries to a matte finish. Apply thin coats to prevent pooling around the cuticle line, allowing extra time between coats.

You can’t mention the mountains of Chile and Patagonia without acknowledging the conservation efforts of the late Douglas Tomkins. His efforts helped create some of the largest nature reserves and national parks in the world.

INSPIRATION:

Chile!!! A bucket list destination for sure! We are infatuated with the beauty and unique nature of this striking country. We know we have mentioned it before (we even named a collection for it), but watch the movie 180 Degrees South! It is one of our all time favorites and helps provide inspiration and motivation to get out and enjoy the beauty of the natural world. A long, dry, and mountainous country, Chile has a lot of wildness and wonders to explore and a rich and long cultural history. We tried to capture the calm and subdued beauty of Chile in this collection. We hope you enjoy!

-Team Elevation