Tag Archive | burgundy

I’m back with Elevation Polish’s Toubkal :)

Hello, all!  Sorry to have let my life outside of my nail polish addiction cut into my blogging time for as long as I did.  Work, school, and family medical issues have taken a lot of my time, as I am sure most of you can relate to.  I have been painting photographing and occasionally browsing blogs, but just haven’t had the time to blog myself.  I will make a sincere effort to share more consistently in the future. *crossing heart*  Now on to today’s polish.

Today’s polish is one that I purchased through a blog sale at Fingers Polish ManiaHere is a link to her sale page, in case you want to take a peek.  If anyone is interested, it was a speedy and pleasant experience buying this polish and I will certainly keep browsing her page for goodies :). Elevation’s polishes are so beautiful and I had been wanting to try them for some time.  When I found a bunch of them for sale, I had to snatch them up! Along with Toubkal, I managed to get a hold of Aurora, Broad Peak, Elbrus, Rapa Nui and Ubsunur.  These are not on the blog outside the group shot of my haul below YET, but will be eventually. 😀

Blog sale bargains!

Toubkal from Elevation Polish is a burgundy jelly polish that is just packed with golden flakies and microglitter.  My photographs really don’t do this polish justice, but you can definitely get an idea of how packed full of golden glow this polish is.  These photos show two coats of polish with base and top coat, and clearly this polish offers smooth application and full coverage.  AND without having to put on a third coat, yay!  I think that with the right pale or pastel base color, this one might even work well as a topcoat. I will have to play with that one and see what I can come up with.  Who else has this polish and what do you think of it?

Elevation Polish Toubkal Swatch - Indirect daylight

Elevation Polish Toubkal Swatch - Indirect daylight

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you all had a great holiday season and that 2014 is off to a great start. 🙂

Leslie

Julep Caroline

Caroline by  Julep

Julep Caroline

Julep Caroline

Julep Caroline

Julep Caroline

Caroline by Julep is a deep vampy brick/ burgundy color that appears almost black in the bottle and on the nail in certain light, or a lack thereof. This is a lovely dark color, like so many I am drawn to recently.  In the right light, as I hope you can see from my photographs, it really comes to life with an amazing shimmery sparkle.  This one came in my Julep It Girl box for October(?), and it quickly became one I knew I would REALLY enjoy!  I’ve even noticed that there are a couple shades I have that are pretty close and will have to do a comparison before long with SquareHue‘s Dear John from the February box and Sinful Color‘s Rich at Heart.

Julep Caroline

Here’s a nice close-up of this color on the nail using a flash.  There is both a shimmer and an almost glittery sparkle that I really love about this color. 

Julep Caroline

That’s it for today, thanks for stopping by to check out the blog.  I hope you all have a great week!

Leslie