Sunday, August 2, 2015

Elevation Polish and Pahlish - a Collaboration Duo

* press sample, provided for my honest review *

What happens when you combine the amazing talents of TWO power house indie makers, into ONE collaboration collection??  Yes, you may want to take a seat for this and this is only a teaser of what is coming up.  You get one super collection called Marco Polo, with colors that are so gorgeous, you drool a little.  You'll think of them after you've closed the browser.  And your checking account will instantly start to cry.

Elevation and Pahlish have combined their amazing talents into the Marco Polo Collection.

To start it out and to give you just a wee peek into what is coming, I present to you the Venetian Duo.  The Merchant's Son (Elevation) and The Wayfarer (Pahlish).  This is a limited edition duo only available for the month of August, through both brands' shops.
Elevation Polish The Merchant's  Son and Pahlish The Wayfarer limited edition duo Marco Polo Collaboration 
First up is the Elevation, with The Merchant's Son.  What makes this one extra special, is that it is a thermal. In its warm state, it's a beautiful turquoise with a soft aqua shimmer.  In its cold state, she becomes this dazzling dusty green.  Stunning.

Two coats and I did not use a top coat for these photos. She had a soft satin finish and I liked that.  Beautiful formula, self leveling and effortless. 
Elevation Polish The Merchant's  Son Limited Edition Marco Polo Collaboration thermal
The warm state was easy, as it was 84 degrees here today in Colorado Springs.  Plenty of sunshine and warmth. It's hard to catch the shimmer on my nails, but I think you can see it best in the bottle.  In real life, you can definitely see it on your nails. 
Elevation Polish The Merchant's  Son Limited Edition Marco Polo Collaboration thermal
I dipped and soaked my digits in a bowl of cold water full of ice cubes and watched as the magic happened.  Still has that gorgeous shimmer, but she transforms into this gorgeous dusty green.  I love it!!

* Now, keep in mind that thermals do have a shelf life, they can go from around 6 months (more on average) to close to a year.  However, when this beauty stops transforming, either color you end up with, is a WIN!!! *
Elevation Polish The Merchant's  Son Limited Edition Marco Polo Collaboration thermal
This brings me to our second stunner, Pahlish with The Wayfarer.  (here she is photographed with Elevation in its warm state - the turquoise blue)  
Elevation Polish The Merchant's  Son and Pahlish The Wayfarer limited edition duo Marco Polo Collaboration
She's a truly stunning display of sparkly barkly beauty.  Two very thin coats, flawless and effortless.  She's loaded with platinum & ultra chrome flakies as well as iridescent glitters.  There's blue, green, gold, silver, it really captures a beautiful sparkle in the sunshine.  (here she is photographed with Elevation in its cold state - the cool dusty green)  
Elevation Polish The Merchant's  Son and Pahlish The Wayfarer limited edition duo Marco Polo Collaboration
As stunning as The Wayfarer is as a topper, I'm a purist. I love to apply toppers on with no undies.  It's how I roll.

Which brings us to three thin coats, no top coat. I thought about adding a fourth coat, but I really loved how you could still see my natural nails beneath and have that amazing shimmer shining in the sunlight. 
Pahlish The Wayfarer Limited Edition Marco Polo Collaboration
This duo is gorgeous, to say the very least, and VERY versatile. I think together they are a smash hit, but solo they shine on their own.  I think The Wayfarer will also make a few appearances over some of my other colors that I have (and will be picking up tonite at the Pahlish launch of the Marco Polo Collection).

 * press sample, provided for my honest review *

Here's a little more information about the Marco Polo Collection, blogged from Lulu of Elevation: Click Here

Also, tonight in just a few minutes away, you can purchase this dynamic duo at Pahlish's shop
(The Venetian Duo is $22, but you will also be able to browse and purchase Pahlish's full selection of her own colors.  You can also purchase the ENTIRE Elevation/Pahlish collection, and waste no time.  Just get them all.)

Elevation's shop will also have her standard restock on the 7th. Offering the Venetian Duoe, along with her side of the collection, and if you missed out on the ENTIRE Elevation/Pahlish collection, they will again be available there.

I hope you have enjoyed today's review as much as I did in swatching it.  This is a collection of all collections.  They did an amazing job, and captured the true essence of Marco Polo.

Have the greatest day friends, and you know the deal.. if it isn't great.  MAKE IT GREAT!!!  Smile!!










14 comments:

  1. I am totally enjoying your blog!! Great swatches, but it's your writing style that leaves me wanting more at the end of every post!!

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    1. Thank you SO much, that is the greatest compliment to hear, especially on a Monday morning!! I hope you subscribe and follow me on my journey!!! (You're a sweetheart!!!)

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  2. This is gorgeous!!! Love the thermal! :-)

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    1. Thank you!! I agree, the thermal is GORGEOUS! The soft shimmers in it are beautiful but the extreme color difference from cold to warm is beautiful!

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  3. Great review and swatches!!! =) Can't wait to get my duo!!!

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    1. Thank you beauty!!!! I think you are going to LOVE this duo!!! The Wayfarer is SO versatile! I can't see what you do with it!!

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  4. Great review, lovely! Your personality shines through your blog posts!

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    1. YAY!! That makes my heart SMILE!!!! Thank you!!

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  5. Beautiful review and photos! Such a gorgeous duo!

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    1. You know you're a huge inspiration to me, so your comment means THAT MUCH MORE!!! Thank you THANK YOU!!!!

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  6. Ooooh this duo! And this collection! I pretty much died when I saw they were collabing.

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    1. Yes they NAILED this duo!!! The entire collaboration is just mind blowingly beautiful!!! I love when I see collabs, but this duo is an all time favorite!

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  7. I haven't tried this duo yet but I MUST!!! and I love thermals!

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    1. Then you will most DEFINITELY LOVE this duo!!! The thermal is drop dead sexxxy!!!

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