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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.

St. Patrick's Day nail art created with Salon Perfect

Monday, March 2, 2015


Today I have for you a fun St. Patrick's Day nail art look created with a special collection from Salon Perfect. Four of the polishes are from the core line, and two of the polishes can only be obtained if you win a giveaway! (There's only 100 of these polishes.) They are custom-blended* polishes just for this giveaway. In other words, you can only own them if you win them. And the great news is -- twenty Set in Lacquer readers will win this St. Patrick's Day Collection. Yes, you read that right... 20 winners! The giveaway ends tomorrow, March 3, 2015.
You can enter the giveaway here

But in the meantime, let's look at a couple of the polishes. I couldn't decide what look I wanted to go for, so I created a mixed mani. I used KBShimmer nail vinyls to create the stripes on the index nail.
St Patrick's Day Nail Art



For this look, I used Sugar Cube - a pure white cream, Loopy Lime - a neon green creme, Sham-rock Your Socks Off - a fun green and white glitter (which is one of the custom blended polishes), Escape to Neverland - A Peter Pan green creme polish and Gold Leaf - a metallic gold polish. If you just can't wait to see if you win these, you can purchase the polishes from the core line at Walmart. 

Follow Salon Perfect on their social media channels to stay current on new collections and specials.
 
This polish was sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors can display colors differently. 

May the 'Luck of the Irish" be with you - Salon Perfect St. Patrick's Day Collection

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Today's post is the first of several. Salon Perfect has put together a great St. Patrick's Day Collection. Four of the polishes are from the core line, and two of the polishes can only be obtained if you win a giveaway! They are custom-blended* polishes just for this giveaway. In other words, you can only own them if you win them. And the great news is -- twenty Set in Lacquer readers will win this St. Patrick's Day Collection. Yes, you read that right... 20 winners! 

You can enter the giveaway here

But in the meantime, let's look at a couple of the polishes. I created some simple nail art using Loopy Lime. I love this neon lime shade. It has the perfect bit of shimmer.

Salon Perfect Loopy Lime

Then I added one of the custom-blended "only-own-it-if-you-win-it" glitters on my index nail. This is "Luck of the Irish." On the ring finger I added a wide diagonal stripe (I used KBShimmer's straight line nail vinyls to help) of Salon Perfect "Gold Leaf." The small shamrock was created using Loopy Lime.


Here's a closeup of Luck of the Irish. This clear based top coat has small green glitters and larger flakes of gold. It is perfect for St. Patrick's Day.

Salon Perfect - Luck of the Irish

I am going to have fun with this collection. Stay tuned for more swatches and nail art. 


These Salon Perfect Polishes are available at select +Walmart  stores nationwide for $3.98. Well, except for the two custom-blended glitters. To get those you are going to have to enter and win! Salon Perfect has affordable, quality polishes. Make sure to check them out.

Follow Salon Perfect on Facebook to keep up with new releases.

These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


 

Salon Perfect offers 'Pot of Gold' Giveaway

Monday, February 23, 2015



Salon Perfect is sponsoring an amazing giveaway. Twenty Set in Lacquer readers will win their St. Patrick's Day Collection. Yes, you read that right... 20 winners!

This collection has four polishes from their core line and two glitters are custom-blended* polishes just for this giveaway. In other words, you can only own them if you win them. 


Shades left to right: Sugar Cube, Gold Leaf, Escape to Neverland, Loopy Lime, Sham-Rock Your Socks Off*, Luck of the Irish*

This is an amazing giveaway and I am ecstatic to be a part of it.

Now, for the details...

The giveaway is open for US residents only. Sorry to limit this one. But if you have a US address, feel free to enter. Winners will be emailed on March 4 and will have until 5 p.m. MST on March 5th to respond with their shipping information. I know that is a short time period, but time is of the essence on this one. Winner's information will be sent to Salon Perfect representatives on March 6 and prizes will be mailed by March 10 so the lucky winners will have them for St. Patrick's Day.

You can enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. Or if you are on a mobile device, enter at http://gvwy.io/jw219d

Now, this isn't part of the giveaway, but please thank Salon Perfect via one of their social media outlets. 


I will have swatches of these polishes up soon. So stay tuned. If you just can't wait to see if you win these, you can purchase the polishes from the core line at Walmart.

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Three year blogiversary giveaway

Saturday, January 24, 2015

I am amazed at how fast the last three years have gone. Set in Lacquer is now three years old.  To celebrate, I want to share with you. Four winners will received some phenomenal prizes!

This is my way of thanking you for being around the last three years. I have enjoyed it immensely. Yes, there are days when it stresses me out a bit; but the nail polish community as a whole makes it worthwhile. I have met some wonderful people and made some real life friends.

Thank you for being there, sharing my obsession, and sometimes enabling me.

Let's get to the prizes!


One person will receive the gorgeous Christian Louboutin Sevillana polish.
One will receive Enchanted Polish La La Land.
One will receive Glitter Gal Serpent Black, Tart Yourself Up, White Pointer, and Off Your Rocker.
And one will receive ILNP Atlantis, Cold Fusion, and Electric Carnival.

There are some great prizes!

This giveaway is open to international entries and ends on February 8, 2015 at midnight MST.

Good luck!

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My top polish for 2014 is... (and a giveaway)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I have lots of polishes cross my desk and there are some amazing ones. But one polish stands out for me. When I was camping this summer, a friend and cohort in the polish world showed up for a few days. She had a polish on her toes that made me stand up and pay attention. I knew this polish must be mine and that I would need backups... and several backups at that.

She told me the name of the polish... Are you ready for my favorite polish of 2014?

It is...

Darling Diva Nightbird

Darling Diva - Nightbird

This deep blue indigo polish is full of linear holographic goodness. It is simply happiness in a bottle. It applies like a dream and just makes me giddy. I adore it. I ordered this polish as soon as I got back to an area that had internet access. And I am so glad I did. Nightbird was released in January or February of 2014 and is still available on the Darling Diva online store.

Darling Diva - Nightbird

Darling Diva - Nightbird

Darling Diva - Nightbird


But wait, I want to share this polish. So five lucky people will receive their own bottle of this amazing polish.

The giveaway is open to international entries and will end at Midnight, MST, Dec. 30, 2014. You can enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.

Watch for more of my favorites from 2014. This year was an amazing year for polish and believe me, it is difficult to narrow it down to a few.

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The Giving Thanks Multi-Blogger Giveaway

Friday, November 21, 2014


It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is less than a week away! I have no idea where the time has gone. I feel it's important that we give thanks every day. We always have something to be thankful for. Sometimes it may not feel that way, but we do. I am thankful for so many things in my life. One of the things I am thankful for is you - the reader. Several other bloggers and indie makers feel the same way. So we decided to have a giveaway to show our thanks!
 


The prizes are pretty amazing. Let's have a look!

Two polishes (winner's choice) from The Nail Junkie!




  One product (winner's choice) from Wishful Bath & Beauty/Fever Lacquer!








One polish (winner's choice) from Superficially Colorful Lacquer!









Four polishes (winner's choice) from Alter Ego Nail Enamel!






 One item (winner's choice) and a not-yet-released bath & beauty product from Paint Box Polish!







One heart necklace from the new thermal polish collection from BKD Signature!









Two polishes (winner's choice) from 6 Harts Polish!








Mystery Prize from Darling Diva Polish!




















That's a lot of amazing prizes! Enter on the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win! 



Giveaway is open internationally. 
If fees are incurred for the PayPal prize, the fees will be deducted from the prize amount.

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Custom Elevation Polish - Iced Fog of Crystal Reservoir - swatches, giveaway

Monday, November 10, 2014

I have a very special polish to share with you today. Elevation Polish created a custom polish inspired by a recent camping trip - Iced Fog of Crystal Reservoir. And four of you lucky readers will be able to own this gorgeous polish.

A couple of months ago I was lucky enough to be able to spend some time camping with Lulu, from Elevation Polish; Shannon, from Pahlish; and Sheila, from Pointless Cafe. It was quite a good time.  Great company, good food, silly times, (nope, I won't tell any stories... but boy are there stories.)  and... snow. It wasn't much, but it was still snow. Frozen fog hovered over the lake and you could see the ice crystals suspended in the air. That is how this polish came to be.

This was our camping spot. No snow yet...



I love blue polish, holographic polish and multichrome polish. So this is like my dream polish. The multichrome shifts from blue, to purple, and even an amazing teal. The scattered holographic shimmer is amazing as well. It's just like that fog over the lake. Okay, okay... I will get to the point.

Elevation makes some amazing polishes. Have you seen the newest collection - Hawaiian Punch? Six stunning shades!

Let's take a look. There are a lot of photos to look at. This beauty just loves the camera!

This is in direct lighting.

Elevation Polish - Iced Fog of Crystal Reservoir
Elevation Polish - Iced Fog of Crystal Reservoir
Elevation Polish - Iced Fog of Crystal Reservoir
Elevation Polish - Iced Fog of Crystal Reservoir
 Look at the amazing gold shimmer in indoor lighting.
Elevation Polish - Iced Fog of Crystal Reservoir
Elevation Polish - Iced Fog of Crystal Reservoir
Elevation Polish - Iced Fog of Crystal Reservoir
Elevation Polish - Iced Fog of Crystal Reservoir
Elevation Polish - Iced Fog of Crystal Reservoir
Elevation Polish - Iced Fog of Crystal Reservoir
Elevation Polish - Iced Fog of Crystal Reservoir
Elevation Polish - Iced Fog of Crystal Reservoir
The next couple of photos are in the sunlight. The sun had almost set, so my skin tone looks a little rosy. But look at that sparkle and shift!

Elevation Polish - Iced Fog of Crystal Reservoir
Elevation Polish - Iced Fog of Crystal Reservoir
Elevation Polish - Iced Fog of Crystal Reservoir
Elevation Polish - Iced Fog of Crystal Reservoir
Elevation Polish - Iced Fog of Crystal Reservoir
Elevation Polish - Iced Fog of Crystal Reservoir
It simply thrives in all lighting. This is direct indoor lighting. 

Elevation Polish - Iced Fog of Crystal Reservoir
Elevation Polish - Iced Fog of Crystal Reservoir
Elevation Polish - Iced Fog of Crystal Reservoir
Elevation Polish - Iced Fog of Crystal Reservoir
Now that you have seen this beauty, how about a chance to win one? Four lucky people will receive this gorgeous polish. The giveaway ends at midnight, Mountain Standard Time, on November 24, 2014 and is open to international entries. Good luck!

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