Once more I split my NOTD's of the week in two parts - you will shortly understand why….
A couple of weeks back I started a small series on my Blog called "Elevation Tuesday", showing one of the beautiful Elevation Polishes once a week. With shock I realized that I don't wear them as full manis anymore but just show swatches - this HAD to be changed!!!!!
First up Elevation Polish Tette. Tette is a volcano on the Teneriffa, an island of the Canarys. The special thing here? I have been there!!! I was as far up on Tette as a vehicle would take me and I will never forget the breathtaking bleakness of this landscape. And while we certainly were more than 2000 meters above sea level the peak of Tette still remained far and high. As for the polish: Tette is a dark brown jelly - and here the description is super easy: liquid chocolate!!! I love dark browns against my ever so slightly tanned skin (truly minimal but still there - haha).
This shows Tette at two coats. Here you clearly can see the transparency of this polish and I find this opacity ideal to apply some glitter. However for plain wear I preferred it at three coats:
Tette is sheer but has a great formula and is very easy to apply. Already the first coat goes on relatively even and at two coats it already looks completely even. Dry time is normal. High shine is insane. But I always apply Top Coat for everyday wear. And I included below another picture showing what I would for example choose as "decoration". I have Enchanted Polish Hello New York on my ring finger and Enchanted Polish Ola Rio on my middle. The little you see of my pointer is Enchanted Polish Tummy Time.
And I felt like continuing with Elevation Polish and choose Urulu next. Urulu is the Aborigine name for Ayers Rock in Australia. Urulu is an orange leaning bright red filled with red and golden shimmer that is visible in any lighting.
I applied two coats of Urulu over Essence XXL Nail Thickener. I am repetitive here - the formula is perfection, application a breeze, dry time normal. I used Essence Better Than Gel Nails Fast Dry Top Coat.
After a week of anxiously waiting my order of the new KBShimmer polishes I found them in my mailbox early this week. After some nail polish playtime I went for Teal Another Tail.
I applied two coats of Teal Another Tail over Essence XXL Nail Thickener. I became spoiled of KBShimmer formulas for their perfection and this is no exception. I particularly liked that Teal Another Tail kept it's slightly satin sheen and it looked as if the surface was slightly textured - but note it LOOKED - for the touch the surface of the nail was entirely smooth. Here removal requires some elbow grease as the pink shimmers are a tad reluctant to leave the nail ;-)
Lastly a picture of Nell as I found him sleeping on my - errrr HIS pillow yesterdays grey overcast Saturday morning (just look at those paws - LOL):
I look forward to reading your comments, thanks for visiting and stay tuned for part 2!!!