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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Get the Look: Tortoiseshell Nails (ft. Elevation Polish)

Hey folks! Remember a while back, when I posted my tortoiseshell nails? Well at that time, the polishes that I used to make the look weren't available for sale. However, due to popular demand (from you fine folks), Elevation Polish is now going to be stocking them (LE)!

In honor of this release, I've decided to make a video tutorial for my tortoiseshell nail art. Here's the final product from the video.


Below you'll find the video about how to achieve the effect! I got a new camera for video-making this Christmas, but I haven't quite figured out the white balance/autofocus combo yet. Bear with me a bit here! :)


Of course, I couldn't let this post go by without showing you swatches of the Elevation Polish jellies individually. Each swatch shows three coats of the polish.

Elevation Polish Cascade (only slightly more brown toned in person)



Elevation Polish Temperance



Elevation Polish Tettegouche



Elevation Polishes can be purchased at www.elevationpolish.com. These jellies are sold for $7.50 individually or for $20 as a trio. I believe these are set to be released at 9pm CST tonight.

Products provided for review.

27 comments:

  1. AWESOME! Time to stalk the store... ^_^

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  2. your nails look amazing in any design because you do it so cleanly! you are absolutely amazing at painting your nails :) what nail polish remover do you use?

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    1. Thank you Emily! Depending on the situation, I use acetone mixed with glycerine as per this post: http://loodieloodieloodie.blogspot.com/2011/07/faux-zoya-remove-plus-video.html

      ...or the acetone free remover from Sally Beauty (it's blue colored).

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  3. Such a cool, unique idea! Thanks for sharing the awesome tutorial.

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    1. I also think this would look awesome as a ruffian manicure with gold on the bottom curve of the nail. A nod to tortoiseshell jewelry?

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  4. so pretty i want to try this out sometime!

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  5. What a neat mani! I've never seen anything like it!

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  6. Gorgeous! What a neat effect! I failed at stalking them (got the time wrong), but I think I'm going to try to franken some similar jellies to see what I can come up with! Your swatches and art are ALWAYS the most awesome of anyone's, Sarah; just gorgeous, every time!

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  7. Thank you for the great tutorial! You have the most gorgeous nails, and they always look amazing! I can't wait to try this for myself! x

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  8. Wait.../that's/ how you pronounce Seche Vite? Well I've been doing that wrong!

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  9. the nails look amazing love the colours
    carefreeblondie.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Fantastic how to. We should all attempt this technique & link up ☼

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  11. Love your blog, I follow you!!! Hope you'll follow back...
    Kisses, Ila

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  12. I can't wait to get some Elevation polishes. The color Arches is my favorite so far.

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  13. Awesome tutorial and fun nail art. I feel really sad that I don't have any good jellies, I have like a dark blue and a some light pink and white. :D

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  14. Tortotoise shell is amazing! HAVE to try it out

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  15. So good, loved it!
    Xo,
    http://missycosmeticos.blogspot.com.br/

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  16. Love this look! Heading to Phoenix for work so thought, "Desert... This will be perfect!" You can see my finished version (using 4 Nfu-Oh jellies) + thank you for the tutorial here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4933668776004&set=a.1521298508880.2069568.1127070901&type=1&theater

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    1. Oh wow, they look fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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  17. Ahh... I just bought them seperately... Here goes nothing!

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