I'm in a pinch for time but wanted to get these swatches up on the site because I've heard some buzz about the collection recently. It's the China Glaze The Giver collection, which is based on the book by the same name by Lois Lowry. I have not read the book, so I'm sure there's some fun references I'm just not getting with the names of these polishes!
First, here's the bottle shots. From left to right, we have History of the World, The Outer Edge, Community, and Boundary of Memory.
|China Glaze The Giver Collection Bottle Shots|
L to R: History of the World, The Outer Edge, Community, Boundary of Memory
And now on to the polishes!!! The first is History of the World. It's kind of a blurple creme which to me leans a bit more blue than purple. No issues at all with application. It's a nice two coater.
|China Glaze The Giver History of the World|
|China Glaze The Giver The Outer Edge|
|China Glaze The Giver The Outer Edge vs. Crows Toes Bunny Slope|
As you can see, The Outer Edge has smaller, sparser glitter and has a more delicate overall appearance. I will still plan on trying this over some other colors to see a litte contrast in the finished product. I do think this would be nice over a white jelly for a really pretty wintery look.
The next one is Community. It's kind of a burnt sienna colored creme. This one was still pretty streaky after two coats, so I went ahead and put on a third to even it out. I'm NC 10-ish for reference... Not sure if this is the best color for me, but I bet it would be beautiful on certain skin tones.
|China Glaze The Giver Community|
Finally, there's Boundary of Memory, my favorite of the four I purchased. This one is a really dense glitter with very small silver, gold, black, and copper glitters. Really pretty! It reminds me of a sparkly tree. I don't have any other polishes like this one. It was opaque in two coats, but I threw on a third to make it really pop. It's shown below with two coats of Gelous plus Seche Vite.
|China Glaze The Giver Boundary of Memory|
From what I understand, there are actually 12 colors in this collection. I picked mine up at Sally yesterday, but they only had six of the colors out. There was a red and another one I'm totally blanking on... Must not have been that interesting I guess. I'm not sure why they were out so early because from what I've read, the release date of the collection is August 2014.
What do you think? Will you be picking any of these up?
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