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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Elevation Polish - Jengish Chokusu and Haba Xueshan


Tonight I have a couple of new Elevation Polishes to show you from the View From The Top Collection - Jengish Chokusu and Haba Xueshan.

And a comparison to Chanel Nouvelle Vague at the end! Is Jengish Chokusu a Chanel Nouvelle Vague dupe?



Elevation Polish Jengish Chokusu and Haba Xueshan




First up, Elevation Polish Jengish Chokusu. This is what the maker had to say about this one:


Color: Jengish Chokusu
Description: Sea glass creme. Simple and beautiful with no shimmers. Great shine by itself. 2-3 coats for full coverage. First coat may go on streaky, second coat evens the color.
Finish: Creme
Inspiration: Part of "The view from the top" Collection


Sea glass creme is the perfect description! I used two coats of this one alone with no top coat for the photos. Formula was great and it's totally self-leveling!



Elevation Polish Jengish Chokusu

Elevation Polish Jengish Chokusu

Elevation Polish Jengish Chokusu

Elevation Polish Jengish Chokusu

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Next up, Elevation Polish Haba Xueshan. This one is described by the maker as follows:


Color: Haba Xueshan
Description: Glitter topper featuring an elevation polish spin on the classic black and white glitter polish. It’s got various black and white glitters (hexes, squares, light on the white bar glitter) and glacier colored matte circle glitter in two sizes in a clear base.
Finish: Heavy glitter
Inspiration: Part of "The view from the top" collection


The aqua/turquoise circle glitters really make this one for me! No issues at all with application or formula. All the glitters came out of the bottle easily and spread nicely on the nail, lying perfectly flat. I used Jengish Chokusu as the base color along with a couple of swipes of Pure Ice Black Velour as accents so you could see it over both colors. One light coat of Poshe for the photos.



Elevation Polish Haba Xueshan

Elevation Polish Haba Xueshan

Elevation Polish Haba Xueshan

Elevation Polish Haba Xueshan


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And finally...how does Jengish Chokusu compare to Chanel Nouvelle Vague? Well, actually, it's the closest thing to Nouvelle Vague I've found. They're not dupes. Nouvelle Vague has just the slightest smidge more green in it and it has the "hidden shimmer." They're both opaque in 2 coats and the formulas are both self-leveling. Can you tell from arm's length that they are slightly different? Nope.



Elevation Polish Jengish Chokusu vs Chanel Nouvelle Vague

Elevation Polish Jengish Chokusu vs Chanel Nouvelle Vague

Final thoughts? Well it's not a dupe - Elevation Polish doesn't have to dupe anyone! Their formulas and colors are magnificent. However, if you don't want to pay $$$ for Nouvelle Vague on eBay because it's HTF? THIS ONE is the one you want.

So what do you think of these two? I love them both and I love them together!

Elevation Polishes are available at her shop here and retail for between $8 and $10.50 for full-sized bottles. You can also follow her blog for news, re-stock information, new collections, etc. She restocks currently out-of-stock colors on the 7th and 22nd of each month at 9 central time. 





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9 comments :

  1. Absolutely breathtaking. Both of them! <3

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  2. Le sigh! Now I want Jengish Chokusu!!

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  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE! I got Jengish Chokusu in the mail recently, and just placed my order for that amazeballs glitter topper this weekend. Can't wait to have them both in the same place and wear them together soon!! Lovely photos, as always <3

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  4. Another winner from Elevation polish! Is there anything she makes that doesn't make me want to break my polish budget?!?!

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  5. HOW DID I EFFING MISS THIS???????? I WANT THEM BOTH!!!

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