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.

Day 1: 13 Days of January - Follow a Tutorial

Friday, January 2, 2015

Today's post is the first of several in a fun nail art challenge a few friends and I are participating in this month. It's a watered down version of the Crumpet's Nail Tarts 31 Day Challenge for 2015. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in January we will creating nail art to fit a predetermined theme. Three days a week is possible for me. I'm a wimp. I couldn't keep up in the daily one.




Today's prompt is to follow a tutorial. I chose to follow a floral tutorial (go figure) from Wondrously Polished. Her tutorial is extremely easy to follow.

I used Chanel Blue Boy for the base color and acrylic paints for the flowers. I like the way the flowers appear as if you are viewing them from the side.  


Floral nail art over Chanel Blue Boy

Make sure to check out the rest of the team's nail art. You can find the links below.




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


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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