Showing posts with label Elevation Polish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Elevation Polish. Show all posts

Foil temporary tattoos provide instant nail art

Thursday, January 22, 2015


I love finding ways to get easy, yet gorgeous, nail art. I was browsing through TJ Maxx the other day and wound up in the art section (kind of a strange place for these). I found these fun little body tattoos that looked interesting. They were only $1.99 so I thought what the heck - I'm gonna try it.


There is a large strip of them. This is just one end of the strip.


Let's take a look at how the tattoos look on the nail.

Temporary foil tattoo nail art

Temporary foil tattoo nail art

Temporary foil tattoo nail art
 
The base color is Elevation Polish Volcanic Dust. I just adore this deep red creme polish. Then I decided to use the chain tattoos. I cut out four two-link sections of the tattoos. I waited until my polish was dry and then put the tattoo on my nail and held a wet paper towel over the top of it for about 10 to 15 seconds. I knew when it was long enough because the white paper backing came off. I applied a top coat and I was done. It was oh-so-simple! The foil chain looks great against the deep red of the polish.

What do you think? Is this something you would try?

These products were purchased by me.

A Box, Indied Exclusive: Elevation Polish Rose Cardamom Chocolate Truffles

Thursday, January 15, 2015


Today's post is all about a gorgeous, shimmery brown polish called Rose Cardamom Chocolate Truffles from Elevation Polish.

This polish is a gorgeous deep chocolate brown with tiny holographic shimmers and rose tinted flakies. The shimmers are gorgeous and there is just enough holographic sparkle to add a seriously classy look. This polish applied super easy and was opaque in two coats. It will only be available in the February A Box, Indied from Llarowe.

This seriously makes me want some chocolate truffles - rich, sweet and creamy delicious. The inspiration was perfect for this polish. I love everything about this polish. The ingredients in this confection are perfectly balanced.

I used two coats with a top coat of HK Girl for the swatches below. But you may be able to get away with one coat of this polish if you tried.

A Box, Indied Exclusive: Elevation Polish Rose Cardamom Chocolate Truffles

A Box, Indied Exclusive: Elevation Polish Rose Cardamom Chocolate Truffles

A Box, Indied Exclusive: Elevation Polish Rose Cardamom Chocolate Truffles

A Box, Indied Exclusive: Elevation Polish Rose Cardamom Chocolate Truffles

A Box, Indied Exclusive: Elevation Polish Rose Cardamom Chocolate Truffles

A Box, Indied Exclusive: Elevation Polish Rose Cardamom Chocolate Truffles

A Box, Indied Exclusive: Elevation Polish Rose Cardamom Chocolate Truffles

A Box, Indied Exclusive: Elevation Polish Rose Cardamom Chocolate Truffles

February's A Box, Indied theme is A Box Candied and will also include products from Crows Toes, Serum No. 5, Hare, and Black Cat Lacquers.

A Box, Indied retails for $50 and will launch Jan. 26, 2015 at Llarowe.com - at Noon and 7 p.m. MST.  
Follow A Box, Indied, Elevation Polish and Llarowe; on Facebook and on Instagram; @aboxindied, @elevationpolish and @llaroweofficial for news and updates. 

This polish was provided to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Digital Dozen Day Four: Fairy Tale Nail Art

It's Digit-al Dozen day four and I have almost made it through my first week of the Digital Dozen. The theme for this month is Fairy Tales. This theme is definitely pushing me to try different things. This mani is based on Cinderella. Now, while I could tell you the fairy tale, I am sure you know it. 

It was published by Charles Perrault in 1697, and by the Brothers Grimm in 1812.

I started off with a base color of Elevation Polish "Walk a Little Farther" from the "Journey Told Through Music" collection. This shimmery soft blue has quickly become a go-to-blue for me.


Cinderella Carriage nail art

The accents and the carriage were created with acrylic paints. Everyone creates their nail art in a different way. Some people draw out their ideas in advance. I tend to throw caution to the wind and just dive in.

Check out some of the other Fairy Tale Nail Art created by some talented ladies!




Walk a Little Farther was provided to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. You can see the full collection and review here.

Digit-al Dozen - Fairy Tale Day 3 nail art

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

It's Digit-al Dozen day three. The theme for this month is Fairy Tales. This theme is definitely pushing me to try different things. This nail art is based upon the Russian Fairy Tale - The Tale of Finist the Falcon.

Once upon a time there was a rich merchant who was a widow and had three daughters. He often went on trips and asked the daughters what he should bring them. The oldest daughters always wanted jewels or fine fabrics. The youngest daughter only asked for a feather from Finist the Falcon. 

After many trips and much searching, the father found a merchant who had a feather of Finist the Falcon and he brought it back home to his daughter.

She took it to her room in the castle and whisked it through the air. The feather turned into a fine falcon. She tapped her foot on the floor and the falcon transformed into a handsome man. They talked through the night. However the other sisters became curious and demanded to come in. The man turned back into a falcon and flew out the window. This continued for several nights. The older sisters became very jealous and put knives and sharp objects in the window so when Finist returned he would harm himself. He tried to enter the window and injured himself on the sharp objects and flew away. 

After much searching for him, she found him. However he was under a sleeping spell and she could not awaken him. A tear fell from her eye and landed on his face. He immediately woke up and they returned to the castle and lived happily ever after.

For this nail art I used Elevation Cerra Torre 2 for the base color and then applied a newspaper print. I wanted to show that it is a story. Then I stamped feathers using Fancy Gloss Dark Chocolate. For the window scene, I created the arched window outline using Elevation Tettegouche and Temperance. The flowers and trees were created using acrylic paints.
 
Finist the Falcon nail art with stamped feathers
Finist the Falcon nail art


Finist the Falcon nail art with stamped feathers
Finist the Falcon nail art


What do you think? Check out the other fairy tale manis created by the talented ladies in the Digital Dozen below.





Surprise! It's floral nail art using Elevation Polish

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


I have another nail art look from the Elevation Polish Journey Told Through Music Collection. It's one of my faves because... well, it's floral.

I used a Walk A Little Farther for my base color. Then I used The Sea was Red for the flowers and Definition: The Vivid Unknown for the accents and leaves. These polishes are great for nail art as they provide great coverage and apply smoothly. You can see all the polishes in my swatch and review post.

Elevation Polish Floral Nail Art

Elevation Polish Floral Nail Art

Elevation Polish Floral Nail Art

This collection will be available Jan. 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.

To get the newest information on Elevation Polishes, make sure to follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and the blog.

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

Forest landscape nail art with Elevation Polish

Monday, January 5, 2015


I have another nail art look created with Elevation Polish. Specifically, polishes from the Journey Told Through Music Collection. You can see the swatches and review on my previous post.

For this forest scene, I used all the polishes in the collection - plus the limited edition polish. This collection inspired so much nail art for me. There is one more look that I will share with you tomorrow. 

The top part of the nail art is supposed to be a cloudy sky. But now that I look at it, it looks like mountains. Whichever it is, I like it. 

Forest landscape nail art using Elevation Polish

Forest landscape nail art using Elevation Polish


This collection will be available Jan. 7, 2015. Elevation Polish releases new collections each month on the 7th and 22nd. So mark your calendars to visit ElevationPolish.com then. 
To get the newest information on Elevation Polishes, make sure to follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and the blog.
These polishes were provided to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors may display colors differently.

Super easy starburst nail art

Sunday, January 4, 2015


Today's post is a easy and quick nail art look. One of the most common things I hear from readers is that they don't want to recreate something complicated. So here's an easy, yet stunning, look to recreate.

Super easy nail art

I used Elevation Polishes from the "Journey Told Through Music" collection for this mani. You can see these polishes and the rest of the collection in my previous post. The base color is
Definition: The Vivid Unknown. I applied a top cot of China Glaze Matte Magic to it. 


Super easy nail art

Then using Just Like Night Time and The Sea was Red I applied diagonal lines starting from the corner of my nail. So easy!

This collection will be available Jan. 7, 2015. Elevation Polish releases her 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.

To get the newest information on Elevation Polishes, make sure to follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and the blog.

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

Winter blues water marble

Saturday, January 3, 2015


Today's post is a fantastic water marble. I have a love/hate relationship with water marble nail art. Sometimes they turn out extremely well and sometimes I feel like it would have looked better if I would have just scribbled on my nails with crayons.

This one worked. In water marbles, there are are some critical elements. The polish is one of those. These Elevation Polishes were superb for marbling. They spread across the surface of the water oh so easily. 

Water marble nail art using Elevation Polish


I used polishes from the Elevation Polish "Journey Told Through Music" collection. You can see the individual swatches from that collection here. But for this marble I used Definition: The Vivid Unknown and Storm in the Morning Light.

Water marble nail art using Elevation Polish

After I finished the marble I loved the look. But as usual, I just couldn't leave it alone, so I added dots. I love the finished look.

What are your experiences with water marbling?

This collection will be available January 7, 2015. Elevation Polish releases her 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.

To get the newest information on Elevation Polishes, make sure to follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and the blog.

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

Elevation Polish: A Journey Told Through Music Collection swatches, review

Friday, January 2, 2015


It 2015 already. Where did the time go?

This is my first post for 2015 and it's only fitting that it's about one of my favorite brands - Elevation Polish. The "Journey Told Through Music" collection is gorgeous and has cremes, holos, duochromes and shimmers. 

The collection is very cohesive and the formulas are spot on. There are six amazing polishes in the collection and also a Limited Edition "Yeti" polish this month. Each month I think that collection is my favorite - and the next month it's deja vu. She never ceases to amaze me. I love all of her polishes. The holos are heavenly and the shimmers are subtle and classy. Her creme polishes are easily my "go-to" cremes. I think I need them all - and I am working on it!

OK, enough of my rambling. Let's take a look. I have also created several nail art looks using this collection. So watch for them in the next few days.

Definition: The Vivid Unknown is what I would describe as a deep navy blue with a hint of teal. This shade is stunning. This creme polish has tremendous depth and applies like a dream. This is two coats with no top coat.


Elevation Polish - Definition: The Vivid Unknown

Elevation Polish - Definition: The Vivid Unknown

Elevation Polish - Definition: The Vivid Unknown

Just Like Night Time is a deep navy blue holographic polish, yet it seems to almost have a blackened look to it. The holo shimmer is strong, yet not over the top. It applied easily. This is two coats with a top coat.

Elevation Polish - Just Like Night Time

Elevation Polish - Just Like Night Time

Elevation Polish - Just Like Night Time

Elevation Polish - Just Like Night Time

This is in direct indoor lighting (there hasn't been much sun lately and even if there was, I would have to tromp through eight inches of snow to get to it.) The color is close, but a little lighter than it is in real life.

Elevation Polish - Just Like Night Time

Quarter Past Midnight is one of my favorites of the collection. This shimmery duochrome polish has so many different personalities. The shift in color is strong and goes from a deep vibrant purple, to a dark blue, to a peacock blue. It's simply amazing. This is two coats with a top coat.

Elevation Polish - Quarter Past Midnight

Elevation Polish - Quarter Past Midnight

Elevation Polish - Quarter Past Midnight

Elevation Polish - Quarter Past Midnight

Elevation Polish - Quarter Past Midnight

The Sea was Red is a super duochrome holographic polish that shifts from red to gold to orange. It's been brought back by popular demand, although with a few revisions. I love the coppery shimmer of this polish. This is two coats with a top coat. 

Elevation Polish - The Sea was Red

Elevation Polish - The Sea was Red

Elevation Polish - The Sea was Red
 
Elevation Polish - The Sea was Red

This is indoor direct lighting to show the holographic shimmer. 

Elevation Polish - The Sea was Red

And it stamps quite well! I didn't get a proper photo of this one as I wore this for Christmas Eve festivities and I just simply didn't have time. But I did grab this shot just to show you how well it stamps. I have it on over Quarter Past Midnight.


Elevation Polish - The Sea was Red stamped over Quarter Past Midnight

Storm in the Morning Light is a bluish gray shade. It is so hard to describe. But it is amazing. To be honest - when I saw it in the bottle I was sort of "meh" over it. But once I put it on my nails, my opinion changed. I love the dusty blue/gray shade. It is actually my favorite from the collection. This is two coats with no top coat.

Elevation Polish - Storm in the Morning Light

Elevation Polish - Storm in the Morning Light

Elevation Polish - Storm in the Morning Light

Walk a Little Farther is a gorgeous sky blue with shimmer - and it is an amazing shimmer! The shimmer is shy though. I contorted my hand in all sorts of positions to try and capture it. It's very elusive. The shimmer has a ghostly quality to it. It adds tremendous depth to the polish. This is three thin coats with a top coat.

Elevation Polish - Walk a Little Farther

There! I managed to snag that shy little critter!

Elevation Polish - Walk a Little Farther

Elevation Polish - Walk a Little Farther

Elevation Polish - Walk a Little Farther

Elevation Polish - Walk a Little Farther

Now for the limited edition - "Yeti Hugs, Feels so Close" is a very light gray (almost white) creme polish with blue, pink and purple flake shimmer. I love this shade. It reminds me of fine linen gray paper. The flakes are tiny and add a stunning illusion of depth. This is two coats with a top coat. 

Elevation Polish - limited edition - Yeti Hugs, Feels so Close

Elevation Polish - limited edition - Yeti Hugs, Feels so Close

Elevation Polish - limited edition - Yeti Hugs, Feels so Close

Elevation Polish - limited edition - Yeti Hugs, Feels so Close

This collection is worthy of having a coveted spot in your stash. 

This collection will be available Jan. 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.

To get the newest information on Elevation Polishes, make sure to follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and the blog.

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

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