Thursday, August 7, 2014

Elevation Polish Italian Collection Swatches and Nail Art

Welcome vanished vixens,

To another glorious month of beautiful mouthwatering offerings from Elevation Polish.  Lol it just never gets old with Lulu.  With every collection she reveals a polish, or if you are as addicted as I am several, that make me want to see just what she will come up with next.  The Italian Collection is no exception and as a bonus this month we also get to see a beautiful limited edition Yeti polish!  I don't know about you but I am desperate for any Yeti I can get my greedy little paws on lol.  Ah that Cosmoprof Yeti how you haunt me! Alas in any case let me introduce you all up close and personal like to one of my favorite collections to date from Elevation Polish inspired by Lulu's mani ahem many adventures to the land of romance, pasta, and killer leather goods ;)





Storms of Marmolado

A deep gray charcoal colored base packed full of micro pink glitter and round iridescent silver and pale blue glitters of varying sizes. I don't own enough gray polish or rather there is no such thing as too much gray in my collection particularly when it's paired with pink shimmer.  Clearly this is reminiscent of the not that long ago released Marmalado, but it's even more complex.  This one was tough for me because of the density of the formula.  In other words you must be patient to prevent overloading your nail beds when applying this polish.  You won't have to fish for glitters either because the polish is literally crammed full of them. Thin and careful coats will work best.  Pictured here in 3 thin coats plus topcoat.

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Mani-louge
Basecoat/ Topcoat: Duri Rejuvacote / Poshe Fast Drying Topcoat
Stamping polish:  Mundo de Unas #6
Stamping plate: EDM03


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Ortler

A deeper pink almost raspberry colored holographic.  I'd say the level of holo on this one is a medium to strongish linear.  Certainly compared to Tre Cime it's one step down in terms of holographic pigment power.  This one is bliss!

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Mani-louge
Basecoat / Topcoat: FNUG Aqua Fix Base / Sally Hansen Diamond Flash
Stamping polish: Mundo de Unas #1
Stamping plates: Vivid Lacquer 31, MoYou London Tourist 04 & 08

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Utterly utterly flattering with my skintone and likely a lot of other skintones as is the way of most medium colored pinks.  The formula on this one was a a shade thicker than I prefer my holos but because of that it was also a even one coater over FNUG Aqua Basecoat.  We all know how much I love one coaters lol ;)  For the nail art here I kept things very whimsical.

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Antelao

The minute I opened my package and saw this polish I knew it was game over! A deep eggplant purple creme.  And for as long as I have loved and purchased Elevation Polish I will always have a deep and abiding affection for EP cremes.  Flawless flawless coverage n 2 coats.  I want to paint my whole hand in this one and just stare.  Clearly this was my favorite of the entire collection.  I love your cremes Lulu! Please always continue to make them.

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Mani-louge
Basecoat / Topcoat: Duri Rejuavcote / Poashe Fast Drying Topcoat
Accent polishes: Elevation Polish Mt Ventoux, Punchak Jaya, and I Got The Aze
Stamping polish: Mundo de Unas #16
Stamping plate: Dashica Infinity 08

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I chose a lighter stamping polish on purpose to force Antelao to lean closer to it's true plummy purple so the nail art photo is actually a bit more color accurate.

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Tre Cime de Laveredo

A jaw dropping gold holographic with green shimmer undertones.  I'm just gonna say it - damn this is beautiful!  I don't know how Lulu makes these shimmering holographics, but every time she does I am in awe.  I am blown away and to date I have never ever seen another polish maker create colors like these.

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This gold will likely require a bit of sunkiss to the skin for some of my fairer lacquer loving ladies.  On my skin tone it's dead on flattering and eye catching enough that instead of thinking about summers in Italy I'm imagining champagne on New Year's Eve! Opaque in one coat over FNUG Aqua Fix. Another endlessly flawless formulation from Lulu.

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 I could barely stand to stamp over this one.  In reality I have a very hard time stamping over holographics in general especially when they are this drool worthy.  I ended up keeping my nail art very simple and elegant here.

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Mani-louge
Basecoat: FNUG Aqua Fix Basecoat / No Topcoat
Stamping polish: Mundo de Unas #1
Stamping plate: Cheeky Jumbo 2013 Plate 3 European Romance


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I was able to capture a bit of the green shift above.

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Contanto Affetto Yeti

In one word I would describe Affetto Yeti (as I will abbreviate it) as loaded. The next would be lovely. This is a unbelievably jam packed glitter topper filled with black, white, pale blue, and silver round and heart shaped glitters in microglitter containing base.  You will not have to fish instead you will have to strain lol.  What I mean by that is because the base is so loaded with glitter you will need to be judicious in your application otherwise you will overload your base.  I'm the kind of person that likes my glitter toppers to "swim" along in a the "sea" of my base for lack of a better word so I dabbed this polish on instead of swiping aiming for that effect.  In the end I fell in love with the effect of this polish over the gradient.  Be still my heart Yeti ;)

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Mani-louge
Basecoat/Topcoat: Duri Rejuvacote / Poshe Fast Drying Topcoat
Base colors: Sinful Colors Baby Blues, Essie Chills & Thrills, and Bouncier It's Me
Stamping polish: Mundo de Unas #30
Stamping plate: MoYou London Tourist 08

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There we have it! Any standout favorites?  For me it's Antelo and Tre Cime! The Italy Collection and the limited edition Yeti releases tonight at 9PMCST/10PM EST as well as the 22nd at 9AM CST/10AM EST.  These polishes range from $8.50-12 USD and will be available on Big Cartel along with a host of other small batch prototype polishes and one of a kind polishes.  Happy hunting lacqueritas and I'll see you next post...



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2 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm glad you were able to :) I may have done a little backup purchasing as well ;)

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