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Elevation Polish: Naughty by Nature Collection

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Hello everyone!  Today I have the gorgeous new polishes from Elevation Polish to show you all!  The Naughty by Nature collection was just released on Thursday.  I *really* wanted to have this post up on release day- but the universe had other plans!  My family was super sick the whole week- and by the end of the week of taking care of them, I was down for the count too.  But better a little late than never!

There are 6 BEAUTIFUL colors in this collection- and the exciting part is that they’re all water based!  I don’t know about you guys, but my experiences with water based polishes in the past haven’t been that great (though they’ve also been limited).  I could barely tell a difference between these polishes and other Elevations!  I did notice that all 6 got a bit thick when exposed to air more quickly than my ‘normal’ polish does, and a few were thicker in general.  I probably will add a few drops of thinner later (I did not for photos).  That’s more of a personal preference- as you can see from the pictures, they all apply wonderfully!  I could barely smell a polish smell at all (it was very subtle), and the dry time was just fine.  Lulu has really impressed me with these- and that’s just the formula, not the beautiful colors!

First is Forest of the Fog- a beautiful teal jelly polish filled with blue and purple shimmer.

Elevation Polish Forest of the Fog

This polish is so pretty!  I really love the purple shimmer with the teal base- it’s a fun combination.  The shimmer is definitely a little shy- it’s noticeable, but it’s not super in-your-face and instead is more subtle.  These photos are outside in the sunshine, which is why it’s cooperating!  Inside, you have more of a dark teal jelly polish.  Photos show 2 coats with no topcoat.
Elevation Polish Forest of the Fog

Then I topped Forest of the Fog with Pitaraq, a gorgeous flake topcoat!
Elevation Polish Pitaraq

After years of being a polishaholic- my love for flakies of all types has never diminished.  So of course, this is one of my favorites of the collection!  Pitaraq is a fun topper filled with white, silver, and blue flakies and blue microshimmer!  This polish will be PERFECT for the winter months coming up- it feels like I just spread frost over my nails!  This is 1 coat (no topcoat) over Forest of the Fog.
Elevation Polish Pitaraq

Next is a wonderful red cream, Volcanic Dust!
Elevation Polish Volcanic Dust

This polish really surprised me and was another favorite in the collection.  I’m normally not a fan of creams- I have a good amount of them, but I rarely get excited for them.    But Volcanic Dust looked great on, and applied great!  Pictures show 2 coats with no topcoat.
Elevation Polish Volcanic Dust

Ah, and now for my favorite of the collection- Darkest Storm, a beautiful dark blue holographic stunner!
Elevation Polish Darkest Storm

Darkest Storm is a very dark, almost midnight blue holographic polish.  Because of the darker shade, the holographic effect is blinding outside in the sun!  Photos show 2 coats with no topcoat.
Elevation Polish Darkest Storm

Next is Black Ice, a charcoal polish filled with lots of shimmer!
Elevation Polish Black Ice

Black Ice dries to a velvet matte finish on it’s own.  I ADORE how it looks with topcoat on top though!  This beauty sparkled so much in the sun that it almost looks holographic.  But it’s not!  It’s filled with a silver and white shimmer that is always visible, and also with multicolored shimmer that comes alive with topcoat.  This polish applied like a DREAM- I didn’t have to do any cleanup at all!  Photos are 2 coats with topcoat.
Elevation Polish Black Ice

Last but not least is Naked Night Sky, a brown jelly polish accented with aqua and blue glitters!
Elevation Polish Naked Night Sky

I actually ended up liking this polish a bit more than I had anticipated- unlike Lulu, the creator, I don’t love brown nail polish (her blog is http://lovebrownnailpolish.wordpress.com/ lol).  But I did really like this!  On her store listing, Lulu advises to wait for each coat to dry before applying the next one, and I would agree with this completely.  This polish is actually the only one that gave me a bit of trouble, and it was because I was initially not following that advice, and the second coat would pull and ruin the first coat.  Once I waited, I had no more issues.  Photos are 2 thick coats plus topcoat.
Elevation Polish Naked Night Sky

And there you have it, the Naughty by Nature collection!  As I said earlier, these polishes were released on Thursday- Darkest Storm is sold out for now, but the rest are still available!  Elevation Polish restocks on the 7th and 22nd of the month, so Darkest Storm will be available again then.  The collection is also going to be launched at Llarowe.com, though I don’t believe the restock date has been announced yet.

Elevation Polish: http://elevationpolish.bigcartel.com/ and http://www.llarowe.com/

Also, Elevation Polish is now on Instagram!  Be sure to go follow- @elevationpolish!

*Some products in this post were provided for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.*


Zoya Arizona and Lumina Lacquer Pinball Wizard

Quick post again!  Today I paired up two of my untried polishes- Zoya Arizona and Lumina Lacquer Pinball Wizard!

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Zoya Arizona is a bright orange cream polish with a glossy finish.  This was part of last year’s summer collection, Beach and Surf (in the Beach portion).  I *adore* the Beach and Surf collections- I think I own a majority of them now with a few exceptions.  Arizona went on well- this is 2 coats with no topcoat (look at that shine without topcoat!).  I did have a few slightly bald areas after 2 coats, but I was rushing my paint job a little bit.  I noticed that the dry time even with no topcoat was pretty fast too- it was relatively touch-dry after taking photos.

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Next I added Lumina Lacquer’s Pinball Wizard on top.  This is a glitter polish in a clear base that is chock FULL of matte glitters in every shape, size and color you can imagine.   I used 1 coat on top of Arizona with topcoat.

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As I tend to do with most glitter bombs, I used the dabbing method to place a lot of the glitters.  I didn’t have to do any fishing for these large shapes and sizes- they came right up with no effort along with all the other glitters!

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You can buy Zoya nail polish at ULTA stores as well as their website for $8 a bottle, and you can find Lumina Lacquer at their website for $10 a bottle.   You can follow Zoya and Lumina Lacquer on Facebook for more news and updates!


Rescue Beauty Lounge: Aqua Lily

I have a BEAUTIFUL polish to show off today!

Rescue Beauty Lounge is an amazing brand of nail polish.  Aqua Lily was a part of the Spring 2012 Fan Collection- Ji (the creator) allowed fans from all over to submit their dream polish ideas, and the winning ideas were brought to life.  Aqua Lily was a huge fan favorite, and sold out quickly.  It was so popular that Ji opted to included it in this year’s Bring It Back collection, so soon after it’s initial release.

I JUMPED at the chance to own Aqua Lily this time.  I was new to the polish world when the collection was initially released, and my lack of knowledge combined with sticker shock (RBL polishes are $20 each) lead me to wait too long to buy it.    I also did this with Scrangie (another well loved RBL that Ji has said will never be returning)- but thankfully I managed to get my hands on it via a swap.  I’ve learned my lesson- if I ADORE it and it’s not a core color, I need to save up and get it.

This color is a dream to apply.  It went on smoothly, required no cleanup, and was fully opaque in 2 coats.  These photos are 2 coats of Aqua Lily and 1 coat of Julep Fast Dry Topcoat.

Just look at that beautiful shine of pink!  Indoors, Aqua Lily doesn’t quite shimmer on the nails like it does in the bottle.  It’s much more subtle.

If you really want Aqua Lily, I highly suggest saving up and getting it while you still can!  Rescue Beauty Lounge polishes are $20, and can be found here.  You can also follow the RBL Facebook page here.