Collection: Up North

Up North Collection launching October 7th at 9PM, Central(Minnesota) time, with additional restock on October 22nd at 9AM Central(MN) time on Elevation Polish.

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Apostle Ice Caves– Grey holographic, shifting blue purple micro flake shimmer, teal micro shimmer, 2 coats may have visible nail line, 3 coats for full coverage. 

After a long walk on the clear lake ice, shimmering caves, icicles, and icy chandeliers are truly a sight to behold. at least when the lake ice is strong enough to get you there.

 

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Canadian Shield– Clay Grey Creme, thinner style formula, 3 coats for even full coverage. First coat will look patchy, 2nd coat evens out the color. 

This ancient bedrock is one of the largest and oldest geologic features (2.5 – 4 Billion years) and lies under much of Minnesota. Up North it has been exposed by glaciers and the ice smoothed hills and valleys now make up much of the Boundry Waters.

 

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Mount Katahdin–  Dark Wine Red, Red Micro shimmer which gives this polish a semi-metallic finish. Thinner style formula. 3 coats for full coverage. 

This nearly mile high mountain is the highest point in Maine and is the ultimate goal of those going NoBo on the Appalachian Trail.

 

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North Shore Drives– Copper/Bronze/Red Bronze, micro shimmer, shimmer and flake shimmer topper. Adds a nice coppery twinkle to your favorite polishes. If worn over pastels or white you may notice a slight coppery haze to the base. 

Heading up North in the autumn and driving along Lake Superior is a Minnesota tradition.  The changing colors of the leaves seem even more magnificent on this scenic lake shore route.

 

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Siskiyou Wilderness–  Dark Grape Purple, Blueberry Micro shimmer which gives this polish a hazy blue glow. Thinner style formula. 3 coats for full coverage. 

OK, maybe not truly north but located in Northern California, this area is as wild and remote as California can get.  It is home to dense brush, lilies, lilies, and more lilies, old growth forests, wolverines, and maybe Bigfoot?   Well maybe not but it is home to a portion of the Bigfoot Trail.

 

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LE: Yeti’s Ghostly Adventures– Deep Ghostly Dark/Blackened Teal, Blue shimmer, scattered holographic, Thicker style formula.

Inspiration:

The inspiration for this month’s collection is Up North!  Regardless of season, going up North is one our favorite activities, but in the autumn Up North is Magical!!!  Crisp cool air, frosty coatings lingering on foggy fall mornings, and the changing of the leaves makes for memorable getaways.  There were lots of northern destinations to chose from but we hope you enjoy a few of our favorite Up Norths!

-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

Elevation Polish: Ama Dablam August Pre-Orders (CLOSED)

(THIS PRE-ORDER IS NOW CLOSED)

Confirmation Emails will be going out later this evening

Ama Dablam Pre-order Information:

Hi all-

Welcome again to this last and final round of Ama Dablam pre-orders. This time I will be selling Ama Dablam with 25% of the proceeds going to charity. This means it is not for profit. These are very expensive to make so the rest of the 75% will cover the cost of supplies only (It doesn’t include my time, packaging materials, etc.)

I want to say a special thank you to all that threw in a little extra with your order(s). Thank you so much. ♥  After this round of pre-orders I will be making a lump sum donation from the last pre-order, this pre-order, all of your generous donations plus my personal donation to round it all out. If this pre-order goes as planned. I will be making the $1,000 donation on the 22nd of August. This is super exciting!!! I’ll post a screen shot of the donation once it has been made.

Here are the specs: (Please read all this information carefully)

  1. Pre-orders will be held from today (August 16)- August 17th (midnight) or until I’ve reached a certain number of polishes. (edit: I did reach that certain # of polishes which is why the pre-order is now closed)
  2. I’m expecting I will reach the maximum amount of orders for this polish before the end of the 17th. I may have to close up pre-orders before the end of the 17th. Please get your pre-order request in as soon as possible.
  3. Pre-Orders are open to everyone. No need to be a member, if you previously purchased an Ama you are welcome to order more.
  4. Invoicing will begin right away on the 17th of August.
  5. Shipping will begin on the 20th of August.
  6. No orders will be shipped early or expedited.
  7. There is a cap of 2 polishes per paypal email address.
  8. I will not be dividing up orders to ship to multiple address.
  9. Cost will be $11.00 USD per polish, price includes shipping.
  10. Cost for international will be $12.00 USD per polish, price includes shipping.
  11. No other colors can be tacked on to the order.
  12. The Bottle/Label combo you will receive will be the full sized square bottles with the white caps, Black ink on a transparent sticker. (as seen in my most current collection line up)

▲Ama Dablam will not be available again. This is the last pre-order for this polish.

How to order:

  • Email:     orders.elevationpolish@gmail.com
  • Please only use this email address for pre-orders and pre-order questions only. If you have questions about other orders, general comments, etc please use my other email address (see the tab at the top of my blog or use big cartel contact button)
  • Email Subject title: Ama Dablam
  • Please include the following information:
  • Name
  • Your paypal email address to receive the invoice
  • Quantity (cap of 2)
  • Which country these are being shipped to: (USA, Australia, Russia, Japan, UK, etc.) At this time I am no longer shipping to UAE, Egypt & Armenia.

If you do not receive an email confirmation for your order within 36 hours. Please resubmit with subject line: Ama Dablam resubmit.

Please note that the invoice will come from my paypal address which may differ from the addresses above. The invoice will be adequately labelled so you know it’s Elevation Polish.

Now on to the good part!

Color Base: Boots No7 Speed Dry Grey Skies

Color Top: Elevation Polish Ama Dablam

Base Coat: Butter London Foundation Base Coat

Top Coat: No Top Coat

About Ama Dablam the place:
Ama Dablam means “Mother’s necklace”; It is the name of a mountain in the Himalaya range of eastern Nepal. with long ridges on each side that look like the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women. Ama Dablam hugs the eastern sky for anyone trekking to Mount Everest basecamp.

Here is a link to one of my favorite pictures of Ama Dablam

About Ama Dablam the color:
Clear based nail polish with TONS of glitter. Some would call this a “Glitter Bomb.” You will need to add a top coat to this one. It has a slightly rough texture. I pictured it without top coat so you can see the natural texture.

  • Micro multi colored glitter
  • Micro Copper colored glitter
  • Green Teal Square glitter
  • Blue Teal Holographic Hex glitter
  • Copper colored Round Glitter (they look like little pennies)

About the Charity:
Nepalese Children’s Education Fund (NCEF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop the potential of disadvantaged Nepalese children through education. NCEF identifies children unable to pursue education because of economic situation of their families. Students are provided with tuition, textbooks and supplies to enroll in school. Our dedicated network of volunteers in Nepal meet regularly with the children and their parents to monitor the progress of the student through school. They have no office expenses, no salaries, all done by volunteers.

Bottle Shot:

Online Swatches:

The Gore Princess (click to take a peek at her blog and gorgeous swatches)

Adventures in Acetone (Beautiful Elevation Owen, Ama Dablam Gradient)

Not your Nanna’s Nails Tumbler (Amazing over Beige/Nudes)

Somethin’ Bout A Polish (Nudes and Glitters…. Caramel Nude with Ama)

Ashley is PolishAddicted (Moody & Dramatic China Glaze Wagon Trail & Ama)

Cheers to fabulously glittered nails,

♥ Lulu

Elevation Polish: Inside Look at Ama Dablam (Polish for charity)

Color Base: Boots No7 Speed Dry Grey Skies

Color Top: Elevation Polish Ama Dablam

Base Coat: Butter London Foundation Base Coat

Top Coat: No Top Coat

Notes: I thought I would give a little sneak peek at Ama Dablam. 100% of the proceeds of this polish are going to NCEF (Nepalese children’s eduction fund) Shipping is free. I’m covering the cost of shipping this polish even if this is the only polish you purchase. It was a little dark today so the picture isn’t as vivid as it could be. This is a limited edition color. Once it’s gone it will not be back. It is very costly to make.

Price: $12.00 per bottle which all $12.00 will be going to charity. Remember shipping on this is on me.

Availability: May 7th Restock, Limited edition & Quantities are limited.

About Ama Dablam the place:
Ama Dablam means “Mother’s necklace”; the long ridges on each side like the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women. Ama Dablam hugs the eastern sky for anyone trekking to Mount Everest basecamp.

About Ama Dablam the color:
Clear based nail polish with TONS of glitter. Some would call this a “Glitter Bomb.” You will need to add a top coat to this one. It has a slightly rough texture. I pictured it without top coat so you can see it without top coat.

  • Micro multi colored glitter
  • Micro Copper colored glitter
  • Green Teal Square glitter
  • Blue Teal Holographic Hex glitter
  • Copper colored Round Glitter (they look like little pennies)

About the Charity:
Nepalese Children’s Education Fund (NCEF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop the potential of disadvantaged Nepalese children through education. NCEF identifies children unable to pursue education because of economic situation of their families. Students are provided with tuition, textbooks and supplies to enroll in school. Our dedicated network of volunteers in Nepal meet regularly with the children and their parents to monitor the progress of the student through school. They have no office expenses, no salaries, all done by volunteers.

Links:
NCEF’s website
Elevation polish website Ama Dablam product page

Other Colors: Diego Dalla Palma #68 Moka + Rainbow Honey Koi Pond

Color Base: Diego Dalla Palma #68 Moka

Color Top: Rainbow Honey Koi Pond

Base Coat: Butter London Foundation Base Coat

Top Coat: Seche Vite Quick Dry top coat

Notes: Rainbow honey does it again. I’m normally not a glitter person although you won’t know that from all my blog posts. LOL Rainbow honey brings out the glitter lover in me. I got this one based on the name alone without even looking at what color it actually was. It showed up at my door in awesome rainbow honey super fast shipping style. I opened that box like there was candy inside. Love at first sight. It really does look like a koi pond. If you stare at it just right and blur the glitter you can almost see black, gold & copper orange koi swimming in a pond of blue, green, teal & silver waters. This glitter combo is amazing. I popped this on my current mani but I did some swatches over OPI dating a royal, Dior Nirvana & Deborah Lippmann Fade to black. They all looked gorgeous. There are so many different layering combos you could do with this color.

Link:
Rainbow Honey’s Etsy Page