Monday, January 14, 2013

Elevation Catch a Wave is too good to be true

When I first received this nail polish (a few months ago) it was perfect.  I couldn't believe this had such a perfect combination of round glitters.  The only other nail polish I know that has sparkly round glitter is Anna Sui 300.  Unfortunately, the glitters in Catch a Wave didn't stay flat as they were when the nail polish arrived initially.  Now it has some... *dun dun dun*... "reflective curling" on the larger circles *sobs*.  It is still pretty in real life, but it has certainly changed.  I still like it, but I don't love it.  The description didn't mention it.  I also purchased Daisen, the pink version.  I haven't even looked at it, and to be honest I am afraid to look.  I have contacted the seller.  I hope she reads this post, and since she is aware of it, I really hope she puts up a disclaimer on the website that this might happen in the long run.  That is pretty much my stance on the whole reflective curling issue, if it happens, it happens; but please give us a warning.  Off the top of my head, I know sellers, such as Two Birds One Store, who do it; and I know many others do it too, so I don't see what is the big deal.







Layering Order:
OPI Nail Envy
2 coats Bettina Flip Flops
1 coat (dabbed) Staiy Behind, Catch a Wave
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Barielle Manicure Extender

10 comments:

  1. Eeek! What a disappointment! I actually own this, bought it on a blog sale a few months ago and haven't worn it. I just went to find it in my stash, and it looks like mine also has this issue. Even sadder because it's such a unique polish and the reflective curling is not the most attractive look, imo.

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    1. Thank you for the sympathy. I was really sad, like you said, because this is very unique.

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  2. I have Daisen & Stay Behind, Catch a Wave too and they both have the curling :( The blue one showed up like that brand new and Daisen took a month or so. It is sad but I like Daisen enough that I wear it anyway. The key is to apply the curled ones face down so they curve with your nail if you know what I mean.

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    1. Yes, I know what you mean! it will be a bummer, but I will have to apply it like that from now on. Thanks <3

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  3. What a pity. I know a few big Indies brands having curling glitter. I can only hope that as the industry matures, these issues may resolve themselves. Perhaps this is why the big brands have been slow to produce Indie type glitters?

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    1. Never thought of it that way. Yes, I remember Orly coming out with a few glitters not long ago with the same problem, and that collection wasn't such a big hit. I hope someone figures out a way to make a suspension base that wont allow this to happen.

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  4. I had polish from another indie maker that had reflective curling like that. I was so excited to get the polish, but then when I put it on... It seems to happen more with the metallic glitters, at least from what I have seen. Perhaps it has something to do with the shiny finish. I don't really know, but it is just so sad to get an awesome polish and then a while later... meh.

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    1. I know that meh! feeling. I'm hoping that this one comes back reformulated some day :)

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  5. Like the pairing of the glitter with your base - hate to end up with what I call Taco glitter - it's got to lay flat or I will go right up the wall - I will pick at it and not leave it alone - tho usually if it curls it won't stay on long enough for me to pick at it! I take it off and toss it to the donate/teens down the street pile.

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