January 18, 2014

Elevation Polish - These Boots Were... [Swatch]

I have been dying to try indie brand Elevation Polish for a few months now.  Before the Holidays, I managed to get my grubby paws on a couple of shades!  Presenting Polish Hound's first Elevation Polish swatch! Yay!

Elevation Polish - These Boots Were... is a warm, mauvey-plum (or red-purple?) base filled with interesting particles.  There are tiny, flakie-type pink/gold flecks, as well as some ultra-fine lighter blue shimmer which gives the polish an icy glow at certain angles, and really works to contrast nicely with the base color.

Artificial light, two coats:

Window-filtered daylight:

Outside, shade:

Up close:

In macro, the finish is a bit complex. There's definitely a nice balance between the density of flakies and the background blue shimmer.

Formula: It's got a medium consistency, and is just a joy to use. It glides over the nail surface easily, and self-levels instantly. Two easy coats were all I needed. Just about perfect!


  1. what a gorgeous color! I wasn't even aware of this Elevation polish. So pretty!

    1. Oh man! You have so many good colors to stalk now!

  2. Love the Nancy Sinatra song the name is based on - a classic:-) Haven't tried Elevation Polish yet, very pretty!

    1. That is a great song! I'm impressed with my first Elevation. I have one more on hand, but so far so good. :)