Elevation Polish Wyoming the Wild Collection swatches, review and giveaway

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


I have the Elevation Polish Wyoming the Wild Collection to share with you today. I am so excited about this collection as it is my home. So of course I have to share a little bit of information with you. Everything seems to run at a slower pace here. There are only 500,000 people in the entire state. Some of you live in cities that have more population than Wyoming. We actually have more antelope and cattle than people. The terrain varies from plains, to high desert to mountain ranges. There's a little bit of everything in this state.

When I read about the inspirations for these polishes I realized I take many of the scenic areas of the state for granted. I have started looking at them through new eyes. It really is an awesome state! I was so excited about this collection that I purchased an entire collection for a giveaway. You can enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.

OK, now that I have given you a geography lesson - let's move on to the Wyoming the Wild Collection.

This seven polish collection is varied - just as the terrain is here. There's a little bit of everything.

Let's take a look!

Grand Teton Sunset is a gorgeous purple creme. It's the kind of purple that sends my camera into a hissy fit. This color will look different depending on your skin tone. It can lean blue, it can be soft or it can be bright. This is three thin coats. This polish has a built in top coat so there is no need to add one. As a matter of fact, it doesn't play well with top coats. If you use one, you might notice some dark purple streaking. It dries relatively quickly. This vivid color amazes me and it does make me think of the gorgeous Tetons at sunset.

Indoor artificial lighting

Elevation Polish - Grand Teton Sunset

Elevation Polish - Grand Teton Sunset

Sunlight

Elevation Polish - Grand Teton Sunset

The majestic peaks of the Tetons were the inspiration for this polish.

Grand Teton Mountains, Wyoming

Thunder Basin is the perfect rich dark brown creme polish. It's like a silky smooth dark chocolate. The formula is perfection. I used two coats and a top coat.

Elevation Polish - Thunder Basin

Elevation Polish - Thunder Basin

Antelope are plentiful in Wyoming. These "goats" are grazing in a grassland area of the Thunder Basin.

Antelope graze in grasslands in Thunder Basin, Wyoming

Cloud Peak is a scrumptious blue with black and multi colored flake shimmer and sparse holographic particles. This polish has it all - including ultra chrome flakes. The sky blue polish is gorgeous on its own, but the addition of the flakes and holographic flakes just tops it off. It applies wonderfully. This is two coats with a top coat.

Indoor artificial lighting

Elevation Polish - Cloud Peak

Elevation Polish - Cloud Peak

Sunlight

Elevation Polish - Cloud Peak

Elevation Polish - Cloud Peak

Fireflies in a Dark Meadow is a magical polish. This black creme/jelly has ultra chrome flake shimmer and gold flake shimmer. This was once a popular SBP and is now part of the core collection with a few slight adjustments. She ramped the opacity up and gave the gold flakes top billing. The gold flakes come to life with every movement of your hand. This is two coats with a top coat.

Indoor artificial light

Elevation Polish - Fireflies in a Dark Meadow

Elevation Polish - Fireflies in a Dark Meadow

Sunlight

Elevation Polish - Fireflies in a Dark Meadow

Elevation Polish - Fireflies in a Dark Meadow

Iceberg Lake is a dusty jade/mint with subtle pearl micro shimmer. It has the softest of pearl shimmers that was completely camera shy. But it is there. This is three thin coats with a top coat.

Elevation Polish - Iceberg Lake

Elevation Polish - Iceberg Lake

Whoa! Jackson Hole is a gray/greige holographic polish. When it's in indoor lighting it appears more gray. Take it out to play in the sun and it come to life and appears as a holographic taupe shade. It's also a subtle thermal polish! It changes its depth of color depending on the temperature. This is two coats with a top coat. Jackson Hole is really the Beverly Hills of Wyoming. Movie stars and millionaires such as Harrison Ford have homes there.

Indoor artificial lighting

Elevation Polish - Whoa! Jackson Hole

Elevation Polish - Whoa! Jackson Hole

Sunlight

Elevation Polish - Whoa! Jackson Hole

Elevation Polish - Whoa! Jackson Hole

Speaking of stars - Hidden Falls is the star of this collection. The 23 k gold top coat is a gem. This is made from real 23K gold, each piece of gold is hand rolled and measured to get a precise amount of gold per bottle. It features larger pieces of gold than most other gold toppers. Because of the time it takes to make just one bottle and the gold itself, it does come with a $25 price tag. You may think the gold would be rigid, but it is supple and rests flat against the nail. I have it on here over Iceberg Lake.

Indoor artificial lighting

Elevation Polish - Hidden Falls 23K gold topcoat

Elevation Polish - Hidden Falls 23K gold topcoat

Sunlight

Elevation Polish - Hidden Falls 23K gold topcoat

Elevation Polish - Hidden Falls 23K gold topcoat

This photo is of Hidden Falls. It can been seen with a bit of a hike and is in the Curt Gowdy State Park. Underneath the water there are tiny particles of gold.


Hidden Falls in Curt Gowdy State Park, Wyoming

I didn't do much nail art with these polishes. The polishes are stunning on their own. But I did add a bit of Fireflies in a Dark Meadow in a geometric pattern over Thunder Basin. They go together like peanut butter and jelly!

Simple nail art using Elevation Polish Thunder Basin and Fireflies in a Dark Meadow

Which ones are you going to pick up on launch day? I love them all and can't pick a fave. But if I had to pick one and only one, it would be Thunder Basin. 

Now for the giveaway. This is open to international entries. The giveaway ends at midnight mountain time April 16, 2015.

Enter via the Rafflecopter Widget below. Need to enter from a mobile device?

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This collection will be available April 7, 2015. Elevation Polish releases new collections each month on the 7th and 22nd. So mark your calendars to visit ElevationPolish.com then. Elevation Polishes are also available at Llarowe.

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These polishes were provided to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors may display colors differently.

6 comments

  1. I really love cloud peak and Jackson Hole! Great idea to pair pictures with them. Love your nail art too! Thank you for the giveaway. Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  2. So beautiful. O.O

    Especially your nail art. <3 <3 <3 Gonna try something like this soon. <3

    Thanks for introducing and the giveaway. :)

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