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Monday, April 21, 2014

Elevation Polish: The Summit Collection Part 2 - May 2014

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Elevation Polish
The Summit Collection Part 2




AVAILABLE MAY 7, 2014
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If you missed the Elevation Polish Summit Collection Part 1 click the link and check them out!


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Continued after the jump...




So let's get started!

Part 2 consists of 4 new polishes, a purple/lavender crelly, a purple shimmer/micro-flake, a creme holo and a clear-based glitter.



Elbrus 2 is a warm-leaning muted purple shimmer creme with tons of violet and purple shimmer and what appears to be violet, purple and translucent micro-flakes! No issues at all with formula or application. Two coats and no top coat for the photos. The thing with this one, making it so wearable for me, is that there are cool-toned shimmers so I think any skin tone will pull this off well. Sorry I don't have Elbrus 1 to compare.

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Indirect natural lighting...






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Everest 2 is sandy taupe tightly scattered holo creme - or maybe even a loose linear holo! It's creamy, smooth and stunning. It's neutral and classy and I think this one could work on any skin tone as well. It's right there between warm and cool. And my favorite of the entire collection. Two coats and no top coat for the photos.

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Indirect natural lighting...







And I know some of you have other versions of Everest so here's a quick comparison of the ones I have...




Everest 2 is a creamy smooth creme holo that I would call tightly scattered - almost a loose linear. What you see on the ring finger below is the oldest version I have and it's more of a Jelly/Crelly formula with a slightly warmer tone and bit darker and the holo is scattered. What you see on the middle finger is the last version I got before this new one. It's not as jelly so I'd call it a creme/crelly and it's quite a bit darker than Everest 2 with a scattered holo. As you can see, they're all quite different.




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Kosciuszko (hereinafter referred to as Kosy because well, I'm a good speller but...) is a clear-based glitter topper with various sizes of hex and circle hot pink neon matte glitters. These are brighter in person even! No issues with formula or application. The glitters are suspended well in the base and spread nicely on the nail. Two coats with one coat of top coat for the photos.

Shown over a gradient of Mount McKinley and Mount Ventoux

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Indirect natural lighting...







And because the Mount Ventoux turned sort of green on the tips over Mount McKinley, I really wanted to see it over Mount Ventoux alone, so I've done that on the index nail and on the pinkie nail, just Mount McKinley.

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Indirect natural lighting...



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And finally, Mount McKinley is a cool-toned lavender purple crelly. The formula and application were great! To be honest, when I put on the first coat I was thinking that it wouldn't be as self-leveling as I like and that it would take 3 or 4 coats. And then I put on the 2nd coat and magic happened. Perfectly self-leveling and opaque with the 2nd coat. Whew. Two coats and no top coat for the photos.

Artificial lighting...





Indirect natural lighting...






Bonus pic: Mount McKinley vs Tavan Bogd for those who asked...



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AVAILABLE MAY 7, 2014

Once again, Elevation Polish puts out a well thought out, nicely cohesive collection and yet seems to have, in a small collection, something for everyone. And with these in Part 2, that's even more true. What's your favorite? Mine is Everest 2 of course. It's just right up my alley! And Kosy is a close second because it's just a huge POP of brilliant color!

While the One of a Kind and Small Batch Prototypes can sometimes be hard to grab in time, the collection polishes, along with the regular line, are not hard to get at all...one of the other things I love about Elevation Polish.

Elevation Polish releases new collections on the 7th of each month and re-stocks on the 7th and 22nd of each month and are available on the Elevation Polish site here and retail for $8.50. You can also follow her blog for news, re-stock information, new collections, etc. and her Instagram. A full line of Elevation Polish is now being carried by Llarowe - you can visit the llarowe website here and follow Llarowe on Facebook for more news and information.

 




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8 comments :

  1. Loving the purples and that glitter looks of a lovely color, too.

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  2. Gorgeous swatches, as always! Lulu hits it out of the park again!

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  3. Ermagerd! Kosciuszko and Everest 2! Love!

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  4. aaaah!!! i need them all!!!!!!!

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  5. Once again (like with Sarychev) I am tempted to buy the polish mainly because of the name - Elbrus sounds so sweet for a Russian nail addict :)
    (my dad actually climbed Elbrus!)

    but color-wise I like Everest 2 most.

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  6. Everest 2, aaahhh - must have! It's funny - I don't normally like these nudes/beigey polishes, but this company's, I already have two of. And look to be waiting for the release of E2. Hahaha - I guess instead of renaming each different version, Elevation Polish will just update the number, like the iPhone. *grins*

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