Elevation Polish Marmolada and Stay Behind, Catch a Wave

As soon as I heard about the indie brand called Elevation Polish, I knew I had to try some of their polishes, especially the ones with the round glitters. I finally ordered two Elevation Polish lacquers recently and of course I had to use them immediately.

This is Elevation Polish Marmolada and I have three coats here with base and top coat. I'm not sure what happened here, but I seem to have a version of Marmolada where the grey base is really thick and opaque. I've seen quite a few swatches of the polish where the base color looks more sheer. I think I would have prefered it to be a bit more sheer as now the next layer covers the pretty glitters in the previous coat.

I still liked the polish and the formula was quite easy to work with, though you have to do some fishing to get those big round gliters from the bottle. It's a pretty polish, but it wasn't exactly how I hoped it would be.


But like I said, I ordered two polishes from Elevation Polish, so to get something extra over Marmolada I decided to layer some of the other polish from my order over it.
Of course the other one was Stay Behind, Catch a Wave which has been in my wishlist for quite a while. It is just a perfect glitter topper with those pretty round glitters! I used one coat here over Marmolada.
 
Layering SBCaW over Marmolada made me really like the mani way more than how I felt about Marmolada alone. The combination of these two was soooo pretty! Well, actually, it is basically thanks to SBCaW, because it is really amazing and so gorgeous! I even love the name of the polish, though it's a bit long but it's also very suitable. I'm so happy to finally have it!
 

Orly Bonder
Elevation Polish Marmolada 3 coats
Elevation Polish Stay Behind, Catch a Wave 1 coat
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri

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  1. SBCaW is gorgeous but I found the formula pretty horrible - it was thick as glue. Obviously some thinner helped a lot but what finally made me sell my bottle was the fact that the glitter bled and the once clear base was no more clear but tinted with blue. No likey :(

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    1. The formula on mine wasn't too bad, it was a bit on thick side but nothing major. I hope I don't have to use thinner so that I can avoid the bleeding glitters, that surely doesn't sound nice! They seem to have some inconsistency with their products and their formula as my Marmolada was very different from some others' that I've seen..?

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  2. I like the second one. The color is so pretty =^.^=
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    1. I liked the second version of the mani better too! :)

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  3. I had the same experience with marmolada. I emailed elevation and was told that I should try pouring put a tiny bit and adding clear polish. That helped though I'm not in love with it and will give away (she did nicely say if not happy with adding clear that she would replace, but that wasn't worth the bother to me

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    1. I thought about emailing too about Marmolada, but then I thought it wasn't worth the trouble as it probably wouldn't have been my favourite polish anyhow, so I just sold my bottle to someone who hopefully will like it more.

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