Thursday, July 3, 2014

China Glaze Fall 2014: The Giver Collection

Hey everyone!

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 History of the World The Outer Edge Community 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 Fall 2014 The Giver History of the World
China Glaze The Giver History of the World
Next we have The Outer Edge, a nice little matte white glitter with tiny silver glitters throughout.  This is three coats plus two coats Gelous topped with Seche Vite.  I think this one is very well suited as a topper as it's not super opaque on its own.

China Glaze Fall 2014 The Giver The Outer Edge
 China Glaze The Giver The Outer Edge
When I picked up the bottle, it really reminded me of Crows Toes Bunny Slope.  Here's a comparison over OPI Angel with a Lead Foot.  Bunny Slope is on pointer and ring, and The Outer Edge is middle and pinky.

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 Fall 2014 The Giver Community
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 Fall 2014 The Giver Boundary of Memory
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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