Thursday, May 30, 2013
Stay Behind, Catch A Wave from Elevation Polish
Howdy, everyone! I hope all of you in the Midwest are doing alright with the crazy weather we've been having lately. Seems like it's going to be a bumpy weekend, kind of a bummer given that I'm supposed to help my employer out with an outdoor show. Keep your well manicured fingers crossed that we don't get blown away tomorrow!
Anyway, on to the polish! As I mentioned in my last post, I went a little overboard on the polish shopping last weekend. Add to that the fact that I not only grabbed four Different Dimension polishes today (sale notice! Use coupon code DISNEYBOUND at checkout to save 20% on your whole order thru 5/31!), but I also managed to snag a little bottle of polish by Emily de Molly called Cosmic Forces (oh, yeah! I got one...cue happy dance!) and I shan't be buying anything new for awhile. Fortunately, I have a ton of new stuff to show you until my "no buy" wears off.
One of these new lovelies is a lemming of mine. I tried to get in on the 40% off Cirque sale last week, but I didn't have extra cash until Friday and by then, all the colors I wanted were long gone. To console myself, I decided to check out Elevation Polish's site to see if I could finally grab a bottle of Stay Behind, Catch A Wave. The Polish Gods must have felt bad about the lack of Cirque and so graced me with an available bottle of SBCAW and I have it to show you today!
I first saw this polish on The PolishAholic a few of months ago. The second I saw it, I knew it must be mine. In fact, SBCAW is solely responsible for my "dot" glitter obsession. I just have to have all the dots...ALL the dots! Ok, ok, back to this manicure.
What I've done here is pretty simple; I started with 3 coats of O.P.I.'s My Vampire is Buff (a fantastic polish in its own right) and topped it with 2 coats of SBCAW. SBCAW has tons of dots to satisfy my cravings! Large and small, five kinds to be exact, in teal, white, and blue. It also has iridescent hexes and holographic micro glitter in teal and green. Elevation's website says that all of this glittery goodness comes in a slightly blue tinted base, but my bottle's base polish looks pretty clear and I didn't notice any color change in my base polish on my mani, so I'm not sure about that bit. What I do know without a doubt is that this polish was worth every penny I paid for it! The formula is great, no dragging or digging for the larger glitters. I used 2 coats of Seche Vite to smooth things out, which worked well.
How do you feel about the dots? Any recommendations on circular glitter polishes? Thanks so much for reading!