Sunday, February 2, 2014

Elevation Polish: Patagonia Collection - Swatches and Review

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Happy Sunday, everyone! I have the February Collection from Elevation Polish to show you today! The Patagonia Collection is made up of four versatile and gorgeous polishes and I can't wait to share them with you!




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This collection features 2 cremes, a jelly/crelly with flakies and shimmer and a holographic topper with multi-colored flakes. The sun was playing hide-and-seek yesterday so I wasn't able to get full sun pics for some of these. 

Tronador

Tronador is a dark blurple (blue-leaning purple) with small flakes in gold and pink. The base is somewhere between a jelly and a crelly, it's sheer enough to let the flakies shine through but is fully opaque in two coats. It leans to the thick side rather than the thin side which  I loved because I didn't have any issues with flooding my cuticles that I sometimes have with jelly polishes. It was easy to work with, it spread easily and I had no issues. Two coats with one coat of top coat for the photos.

Indirect natural lighting

Indirect natural lighting

Indirect natural lighting

Cuernos del Paine

Cuernos del Paine is a bright mint or pistachio green with the best formula of any light green I have ever worked with. It flowed on like  butter and practically painted my nails itself. The color is so pretty and perfect for spring and summer! Definitely a  must-have in any polish addict's stash in my opinion. 2 coats and no top coat for the photos.

Indirect natural lighting

Shade

Sunshine

Cerro Torre 2

Cerro Torre 2 is a light tan creme and, like Cuernos del Paine, had a perfect formula. Easy-flowing, self-leveling, absolutely no issues at all. I love that this color has enough color to it that it's wearable for many skin tones. It's definitely one of those colors that looks different on different skin tones and lighting situations, as you can see below! 2 coats and no top coats.

Shade

Sunlight

Artificial lighting

Aguja St. Exupery

This one wowed me and I really didn't expect that before I tried it! I mean, I knew I'd like it but I didn't expect to love it as much as I do. This one is described by Lulu as, "Holographic shimmer topper. Includes holographic pigment, charcoal flake shimmer, pink flake shimmer, and gold flake shimmer. Shimmers are scattered and may appear and disappear in certain light angles." This is one of those polishes that's going to look good no matter what color you put it over. The flakes and shimmer make it so complex and it looks completely different in the shade vs. the sun. The flakes show up more over lighter colors and the holo becomes more powerful over darker colors. I am showing this one over each of the other colors in this collection and over a plain black creme.

Please note: I did not have sunlight for this one over the lighter colors. The holo doesn't show up as much as over the lighter colors but it does show up more than these photos are showing.


Over Tronador...

Sunlight

Sunlight

Shade

Over Cuernos del Paine...

Artificial lighting

Artificial lighting

Over Cerro Torre 2...

Artificial lighting

Indirect natural lighting

Indirect natural lighting

Partial sunshine

Indirect natural lighting

Over a plain black creme...

Sunshine

Sunshine


Shade

Artificial lighting

Artificial lighting

What do you think of this collection? I loved them all but my favorite is Aguja St. Exupery! It's just so gorgeous and versatile!

Elevation Polishes are available at her shop here and retail anywhere from $8.50 - $12.50 for full-sized bottles. News can be found at her blog here. Launches and re-stocks happen at 9 PM CST on the 7th of every month and at 9 AM CST on the 22nd of every month (that is just a few hours from now!). One in the evening and one in the morning for your international shopping convenience because calling in to work "sleepy because of a re-stock" is usually frowned upon. ;)


Thanks for reading and happy polishing!

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3 comments :

  1. Perfect collection and once again, something totally new and fabulous from Elevation Polish!

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  2. WHOA that holo polish is nuts! I may have to make my first Elevation Polish purchase!

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