Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Elevation Polish Higravstinden aka "Hig"

Tonight's post is going to be quick and dirty.  I'm almost to a place in my life after the move and general work business where I can fit in regularly scheduled blog posts.  Almost.  Not quite yet, though.  So, while I spend the next few days (maybe a week?) doing this:

I hope you'll all bear with me as I get my act together.  I promise, it'll be worth it in the long run!

Tonight, we're going to check out Elevation Polish's Higravstinden aka: Hig.  I'm glad she has an aka, otherwise, I might cry if I had to write that out every single time!  Ok, let's get to it!

*I was not financially compensated for this post.  All items in this review were purchased by me for my own use.  The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.  For more information, please see my Disclosure Policy in the tab above.*

Color: Vibrant teal with blue and teal shimmer.
Finish: Shimmer – a polish that shimmers in the light due to fine particles that refract light.

Bottle / Brush: Rectangle bottle – ribbed cap that is a little hard on the hands to open if you have sensitive skin.  The wand is the standard length, but the brush is a little too thin to pick up large / shaped glitter without fishing.  The brush's width is also, typically, an issue for spreading.  It doesn't fan out and pretty much requires you to dab polishes that are densely packed with glitter.  However, in this instance, the brush was fine handling Hig's application, which was nothing short of amazing.

Opacity: Medium – achieves opacity at three coats.
Glitter Application: N/A

Consistency: Medium – applies easily and doesn’t flood the cuticles.
Overall Ease of Application: Easy – applies well without pooling, dragging, streaking, or balding.  Spreads evenly and smoothly.

Stampability: Not tested for stamping.
Dry Time: Medium – dry to the touch with minimal smudging in 3-8 minutes.

Overall Thoughts: I'm not entirely certain what took me so long to wear this.  It's one of my oldest Elevations, and I just now put it on my nails?  What a travesty.  Hig applied so easily that there was almost no cleanup required.  I LOVE polishes like that.  I am so bad at application sometimes as I don't have the steadiest of hands or the most patience, so when I find a polish that applies well, I will sing it's praises to the rooftops!  I also loved the blue shimmers, which were way more prominent in person than in my photos.  It's the perfect medium teal shimmer that everyone should have, really.  There's no excuse not to.  Except, well, there's one tiny catch...  It's been discontinued.  BUT DON'T WORRY!  There are still some in stock, which I've linked below!  If you like this bad boy, you'd better grab it quick before it's gone for good!

You can purchase Elevation Polishes at Lulu's store, and if you like this polish, you definitely need to grab it soon!  Follow her blog for info on restocks and new additions to her line.

*I was not financially compensated for this post.  All items in this review were purchased by me for my own use.  The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.  For more information, please see my Disclosure Policy in the tab above.*

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