Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Elevation Polish Stay Behind, Catch a Wave + Layla Softouch Effect 09 Aqua Zen

Hello hello! I have a combo for you today that I really adored while I wore it. A couple weeks before spring semester was over I had to give a big scary presentation for my Consumer Behavior class, suit and all. At the time, I didn't have a suit, so I had to scramble to find something online, shirt and shoes and all. I was a bit accessory-less and feeling a little drab (especially since everything ended up far too big on me, the joys of online shopping) until I realized I had the best accessories of all right at my fingertips :) I decided to match a pretty mani to the turquoise leopard print top I got. I started out with Layla Softouch Effect 09 Aqua Zen, a lovely aqua creme that dries with a satiny finish. I topped it off with Elevation Polish Stay Behind, Catch a Wave, a slightly blue-tinted base full of aqua small and big dots and silvery-gold small dots and microglitter. I then matte-ified with China Glaze Matte Magic to restore the mani to Aqua Zen's original finish.  Take a look:

outdoors, sun
outdoors, shade

On my nails:
1 coat Innisfree Eco Peel-off Base coat
2 coats Layla Softouch Effects 09 Aqua Zen
1 coat Elevation Polish Stay Behind, Catch a Wave
1 coat KB Shimmer Clearly on Top

I love love loved this mani, wore it for almost 4 days! Such a vibrant, pretty color, and I just love the effect matte topcoats has on shiny glitters and how they subtly shine through it, so lovely :) And it ended up looking perfect with my otherwise total-miss outfit, so hurray for that!

You can find Elevation Polish at their Etsy, Bigcartel, and be sure to check the blog for updates~

Have a wonderful day! ♥


  1. that gorgeous color, I liked ..


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  2. Just got back from a trip to the beach. This mani reminds me of sunshine on the waves. Very pretty!!