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Friday, 5 April 2013

Elevation Polish Huangshan



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Elevation Polish Huangshan
Elevation Polish Huangshan

This is a stunning and really unusual glitter. It's a mix of matte and shiny bright yellow glitters in a variety of sizes and shapes (including circles) and iridescent yellow microglitter. I've seen a few great swatches with Elevation Polish Huangshan over lighter colours, but for my first mani with it I really wanted to see how it looked over a dark base.

Here are a couple of front-on pictures in different lights to show the overall effect:
Elevation Polish Huangshan

Elevation Polish Huangshan
Elevation Polish Huangshan


The polish I chose to pair it with is Make-Up by Barbara Daly Storm. This is a very dark grey jelly - or possibly even a crelly (somewhere between a cream and a jelly). I used one coat of Storm, one coat of Huangshan, followed by another coat of Storm and a final coat of Huangshan. I used a coat of Gelous followed by a coat of Seche Vite to smooth the everything out. The dark grey jelly over the yellow glitters turns them green and teal and gives the whole mani quite a bit of depth. You can see this better in the angled and close up shots:
Elevation Polish Huangshan


Elevation Polish Huangshan

Elevation Polish Huangshan


Elevation Polish Huangshan


Elevation Polish Huangshan
Elevation Polish Huangshan

I purchased Huangshan directly from the Elevation Polish Website. Make-Up by Barbara Daly is a Tesco own brand polish, and this is a limited edition colour from a few years ago. However, a black jelly such as Essie Liquorice would give a similar effect. I'd like to try Huangshan with a purple jelly such as Verity Deep Violet, as well as over a lighter colour :)

16 comments:

  1. Hmm, I didn't get Huangshan because I wasn't sure I'd wear it, but now you've got me reconsidering.

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    1. lol, maybe you should! I agree it looks quite vivid and hard to wear in the bottle, but once layered it seems to take on quite a different character.

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  2. Wow it's gorgeous! So ethereal - it almost looks like it's glowing!

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  3. I LOVE THIS POLISH!!! I just need to decide what to use it over so I can try it finally. Such a cool polish and it looks amazing on your nails!

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    1. Thank you! I think it looks quite versatile............

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  4. Oh wow that glitter is amazingly beautiful and I like it over a dark base.

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  5. lime green circle glitters?! sign me up!

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    1. They might be more 'acid yellow' but it's still an awesome and unusual polish. Definitely recommend!

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  6. I have to try my bottle soon, it looks fantastic on you!

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    1. As a yellow lover, you must! and thank you :)

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  7. So glad you decided to get it,. You make it look extremely wearable

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  8. Wow, those yellow spots are like glow in the dark stars! It looks amazing over the dark grey, too!

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    1. Thanks! I need to try it over a lighter colour as well soon.

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