Elevation Polish Excitement!

Nothing to Disclose

My dearest readers!  I’m so delighted to be able to share these two polishes with you!  One is a super versatile holographic flakie topper and the other is a beautiful linear holo!  I bet you would just like me to get right onto the review…but are you sure you don’t want to chat a bit about the weather or work or…ok ok ok!  Polish it is!

First up let’s start with that super versatile topper I mentioned.  Aguja St. Exupery:

Aguja St. Exupery (over LynBDesigns - Happy Wallabies)

Aguja St. Exupery (over LynBDesigns – Happy Wallabies)

For this swatch I paired Aguja St. Exupery with LynBDesigns – Happy Wallabies (a pale pink with white flakies.  Happy Wallabies did stain my nails bright red so if you have this polish and haven’t used it yet please be aware.  It is discontinued).  Aguja St. Exupery gives not only that linear holo effect that is so well loved in the indie polish community but also is packed with a golden shimmer and taupe flakies.

Aguja St. Exupery (over LynBDesigns - Happy Wallabies)

Aguja St. Exupery (over LynBDesigns – Happy Wallabies)

In this picture you can see the flakies and shimmer but not as much of the holo.  Trust me though it may be shy on camera you get this topper out into the sunlight and it is as effervescent and outgoing as you could want!  Picture shows ONE coat over undies.


Aguja St. Exupery (over various undies)

Aguja St. Exupery (over various undies)

I was playing around with my swatch wheel and some blues and an off-white with this topper and look at how nifty it looks on other colors!  I don’t remember which polishes I used here, I believe it’s a Wet n’ Wild and the blues are Julep polishes.

Polishes used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; LynBDesigns – Happy Wallabies; Elevation Polish – Aguja St. Exupery; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl Topcoat

Next up is my favorite holo of all time.  Anyone who knows me KNOWS that I have a passion for blue polishes.  Specifically dark teal-leaning navy blues.  Without further set up let’s just get on to the awesome.  Here’s Darkest Storm:

The Darkest Storm (with an accent of Alchemy Lacquers - Borage prototype)

The Darkest Storm (with an accent of Alchemy Lacquers – Borage prototype)

Oh.Em.Gee.  I am so in love with this polish and I’m not even a huge holo fan (*gasp* I know, but I’m such a sucker for the glitter!)  This polish is just AH-mazing!  (The accent nail is a prototype of an upcoming polish, it has been tweaked for final release so it will look slightly different from this picture, I will have pics of the final polish as well).

The Darkest Storm (with an accent of Alchemy Lacquers - Borage prototype)

The Darkest Storm (with an accent of Alchemy Lacquers – Borage prototype)

Just look at that beautiful holo!!  This pic shows two coats to full opacity.  The formula is really nice and didn’t give me any troubles at all.  It’s highly pigmented without being crazy thick or hard to work with!

Polishes used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Elevation Polish – Darkest Storm; Alchemy Lacquers – Borage Prototype; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl Topcoat

These two polishes were some of my first from Elevation.  I have been so impressed with the formulas and the colors thus far.  I think I’m a convert and I have already started stacking up my collection with a few discontinued ones.  Trust me though as I get more that are still available I’ll be sharing them with you!  Elevation restocks twice per month (the 7th and 22nd) and you can find out all about it at their website as well as keep up to date on all the news!



LynBDesigns – Prize Polishes

So I’ve had a super run of good luck with blog contests and such lately.  I received this prize pack of three polishes from LynBDesigns last week and I’ve been itching to swatch them ever since.  I have long admired Jennalyn’s polishes but have not before now owned any of them.  So without further rambling let’s get onto the polishes!


Look at them there, don’t they look lovely?  I love adding indie polishes to my collection.  Because of the area that I live in the likelihood of anyone having any of them are slim to none so I can be utterly unique!


First up I have Wearing Foxy Socks from the Dr. Seuss collection.  Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I was slightly wary because my skin tone and yellow just DON’T get along…usually.  I don’t know what it was about this polish but I really quite liked it!  The formula was to die for really.  This polish has a ochre yellow crelly base and is chock-full of multi-colored and multi-sized square glitters.  The spread of glitters was really nice and I was able to reach opacity easily.  What you see here is two coats with a coat of Nail Pattern Boldness – Glitter Food and topped with Glisten&Glow – HK Girl quick dry topcoat.


Next up we have Cera, from the Land Before Time collection.  Again the formula on this baby was AH-Mazing!  This is a mango colored creme base with small gold hexes and copper micro-glitter just shimmering all the way through.  Pictures of this polish on the internet do it NO justice whatsoever.  It’s such a pretty delicate shade and perfect for fall!  What you see here is two coats topped with HK Girl.


Last but certainly not least we have Time and Relative Dimension in Space or TARDIS for those of you WHO are in the know…haha!  See what I did there haha!!  Ok clearly owning a TARDIS blue polish is going to my head and I’m starting to devolve deep into fangirl mode, excuse me for a few moments while I get myself together…

…Ok, I think I’m better now.  TARDIS comes from the Doctor Who collection (naturally).  If it were possible to be in love with a polish, and for the record I maintain that it is fully possible, I would be in love with this one.  TARDIS is a deep royal blue jelly with silver and blue microglitters just packed in there like sardines!  This polish was a dream to apply and reached full opacity in two coats.  Picture shows two glorious coats of TARDIS topped with HK Girl.

Overall I am super stoked about these polishes!  The formulas are literally some of the best I have come across.  Run don’t walk to her shop and get you some of these gorgeous polishes!  I know quite a few are definitely on my wishlist!  You can find her shop here.  She’s also on facebook as well.  Don’t hesitate to tell me which LynBDesigns polishes that you are wishing for, or post some pics on my facebook page!  I would love to see them!