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: 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: 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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