Sunday, October 11, 2015

Yeti, Lulu, and Friends Present Elevation Polish's 2015 4th Annual Charity Event

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! It's time for Elevation Polish's Annual Charity Sale/Auction. Every year, Lulu from Elevation Polish organizes a huge fundraising event to benefit Chrestomathy, which is an organization local to her that is a day training and habilitation service for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The polishes that will be sold/auctioned in this event were all donated by Elevation Polish as well as many generous indie makers, so 100% of the profits from the event will be donated to Chrestomathy. For more details about the event, please check out Elevation Polish's blog post.

The fundraising efforts will be divided into 3 sections:

  • The auction portion, which will be start on October 12th and end on Oct 17th
    • This portion will be on Chrestomathy, Inc's eBay 
    • Items will be loaded onto the eBay site throughout the day on the 12th)
    • The auction portion will include custom polishes and sets from many generous indie makers as well as sets, past SBPs, OOAK samples and sets, and limited editions from Elevation Polish.
    • All auctions start at $10

  • The sales portion Morning (October 12th at 9 AM CST)
  • The sales portion Evening (October 12th at 9 PM CST)
    • Both of the sales portions will take place in Chrestomathy's Big Cartel Shop
    • The sale portion will include new SBPs, a few OOAK samples, a couple of "Friends of Elevation" sets, and Chrestomathy participant handmade cards. 
    • Inventory will be divided 20% in the morning launch (to benefit international buyers) and 80% in the evening launch
    • Sales start at $9, but please give as much as you would like in addition to that, your generosity will be greatly appreciated!

You can donate directly to Chrestomathy, Inc as well!

Now on to the polishes! I have a few to share from the both the sales and auction portion for you. Note that I only have a few of the polishes, there are a LOT more that will be available. There are a few other bloggers that have swatches of some of the other polishes that will be available as well, so check them out!:

Ida Nails It!
Cosmetic Sanctuary
Very Emily
Adventures in Acetone
Addicted to Polish
Ashley is Polish Addicted

These first two are new Elevation Polish small batch prototypes that will be available during the SALES PORTION of the fundraiser.

Elevation Polish Yeti's Huangshan is a clear-based glitter topper filled with a variety of shapes and sizes of neon yellow matte glitters as well as scattered orange/red iridescent flakies. (1 coat over Elevation Polish Dancing in This Rain). I always love Lulu's Huangshan polishes and this one is no exception. The neon yellow is gorgeous and the flakies add such a pretty pop (especially over the dark blue here). This will be available during the SALES PORTION.

Elevation Polish Yeti is a Scaredy Cat is a clear-based glitter topper filled with black, orange, and purple glitters as well as scattered glow-in-the-dark stars. (1 dabbed coat over Polish My Life Mango Tango). Such a fun polish that is perfect for Halloween! I even got a pic of the stars glowing on my nails and in the bottle. This will be available during the SALES PORTION.

The following polishes are all customs created by indie makers and donated to the fundraiser. These will be available during the AUCTION PORTION of the fundraiser only. I must say I was very impressed with all of these, and most of them are from brands that are new to me. We have such fabulous talent and generosity in the indie community!

6 Harts Not Taupical is a light nude creme filled with super fine silver holo microglitter. (2 coats). This is such an elegant polish! The glimmering holo against the perfect nude base is just gorgeous! This will be available during the AUCTION PORTION.

Paint Box Polish Yeti Oms at Screaming Toad (2 coats) is a grassy green linear holo filled with emerald holo microglitter and gold flakes. Oh man...the green lover in me squeed when I saw this polish in the bottle...and I was equally excited when I got it on my nails! Green need to try for this one! This will be available during the AUCTION PORTION.

Emerald & Ash Yeti Earns His PhD is an off-white (almost ecru) creme filled with slate blue, grey, and gold shimmer. (3 thin coats). I love some flecked cremes and the combination of flecks and shimmer in this one is perfection! Very flattering as well. This will be available during the AUCTION PORTION.

Monster Polish Monster and Yeti go to Tiffany's is a creamy Tiffany blue linear holo with strong pink and blue shimmer (2 coats). Oh man, I'm glad that the blue and pink sparkles came through well on camera because they really put this polish over the top. So lovely! This will be available during the AUCTION PORTION.

CrowsToes A Crow and a Yeti Walk into a Bar... is a strong blue/purple duochrome filled with multiple sizes of silver and gunmetal holo glitter. (3 coats). No dark undies needed for the beautiful duochrome to shine with this polish. This looks like outer space...and the name is cracking me up! This will be available during the AUCTION PORTION.

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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