Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Elevation Polish A Journey Told Through Music Collection, Part 2

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today, I have Elevation Polish's A Journey Told Through Music Collection, Part 2 to share with you! This collection has a bunch of gorgeous shades including cremes, holos, flakies, and shimmers that are perfect for fall. I also included a swatch of a newer core polish that is only available for a limited time now due to availability of some of the ingredients. Check out Ida Nails It's post for the song inspirations behind all of these polishes because she did an excellent job of summarizing those. Lulu has a very varied and interesting taste in music and I'm too boring to even get most of the song references (sad, I know!). I apologize for my tardy post, but these are launching TONIGHT at 9 PM CST, so be sure to check them out!

Dirt Up Off My Psyche is a deep red creme with purpley-brown undertones. Formula was very nice to work with and I got full coverage in 2 regular coats, but I feel like if you use thin coats you might need 3 coats because it's slightly crelly-ish. This is a wonderful fall color that I feel like it is a rich color, but also in the neutral zone so you could wear it with most anything.

Uniformish Pantsuit Sort of Thing is a cool toned taupe creme. Formula was very nice to work with and I got full coverage in 2 easy coats. This is effortlessly chic and the perfect neutral "work" polish. I found the slightly purplish undertones to work very nicely with my skintone as well.

Dancing in This Rain is a indigo/blurple creme with ultra-chrome flake shimmer in green/gold/blue/copper as well as silver microflakes. Formula on this one was super rich and opaque and I had full coverage in 2 easy coats. The multicolored flakies add dimension to this polish, but they do not contrast sharply with the base so they blend in more in photos. This is one of those slightly blurpleish polishes, but it looks more blue most of the time.

Impatience of Imagination Wandered is a pale greyish-blue crelly with violet/blue ultra chrome flakies as well as charcoal flakies. Formula was very easy to work with and I got full coverage in 3 thin coats. This one also has a thermal effect as well, but it is very very subtle (slightly deeper blue in cooler temperatures) but I did not even realize it when I was swatching so I just have the "warm" state for you in photos. As you can see, you get an overall grey appearance with the flakies in the polish, with slight pops of the blue/violet against the base. This is one of my favorites!

Ratatouille Strychnine is a flake shimmer topper filled with pink and blue/purple glass-flecked shimmer. This one was designed to be layered, so I used it over the cremes in this collection to show how it looks over lighter and darker colors. It had great coverage in 1 coat over a base shade. As you can see, over the darker color the pops of blue/violet pop more and over the lighter color you get the full effect of the pinks in the polish. It's a deliciously sparkly and sugary looking topper which would look great over a variety of base shades.

(1 coat over Dirt Up Off My Psyche)

(1 coat over Uniformish Pantsuit Sort of Thing)

Scrape With Screw is a cranberry red linear holo. Formula was really excellent to work with and I got full coverage in 2 easy coats. This polish is just delicious and sure to be a favorite! I definitely want to wear this on again ASAP because cranberry shades are some of my favorites for fall, and this one is just perfectly done!

The Moon Don't Move is a grey creme with subtle green shimmer. Formula was super easy to work with and I got full coverage in 2 coats. This shimmer in this one was very subtle and scattered, but you could really see it more in direct light and it added some interest. The green is such a nice contrast to the grey and I love the color combo.

Yetis Has a Bike (LE) is a medium teal linear holo. Formula was excellent and I got full coverage in 2 easy coats. The holo flame in this one is insane and I love the vibrance of the base color. If you are a teal lover, I don't think you will be disappointed with this one. This Yeti will be limited edition for the month of October.


*Non-collection polish*

Angels Are the Yetis of the Clouds 2 is a magenta jelly filled with iridecent red/gold flakies. Formula started out sheer, but it built up nicely to a squishy opacity for me in 3 coats. For some reason, the crazy neon pigment in this one makes the bottle (and even portions of my nail close to the cuticle) look bright purple in photos, but the actual color is what you see more towards the middle and tips of the nails. This is a re-imagination of a one-off that has been in high demand ever since it was orignally made for a giveaway. Lulu finally was able to create a formula for it to be produced in large enough quantities to be added to the core line-up, but unfortunately now one of the ingredients has become unavailable. As of now, this one will be in production only until her current resources run out, so you will definitely want to grab it now while you have the chance because it is truly gorgeous and special. Let's keep our fingers crossed that she will be able to source all of the necessary pigments to add it back to the core line-up in the future!

Elevation Polish is available from creator Lulu's Big Cartel Shop. She has a lot of info on restock dates and availability on the Big Cartel site as well as on her blog. Her shop is restocked on the 7th and 22nd each month unless otherwise noted.

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