Thursday, August 28, 2014

China Glaze The Giver-Part 1

Hi guys, happy Thursday.  So did I freak you out yesterday with the idea of the makeup and fashion blog?  If so, I didn't mean to.  I sat down and thought about it yesterday and came up with a plan I think is really going to work.  My plan is to write supplement posts to this current blog with fashion and makeup.  There are two stipulations.  First, this will still primarily be a nail blog, there will still be blog posts every day with nails, in the mornings, like there always have been.  Second, if there is a makeup or fashion post for that day, I will put it up in the afternoon and they won't be every day.  I hope this is a good compromise for everyone.  I'm doing this not to change what I currently have, but to do something for myself, that makes me happy as a person.  I took the first step and the first post will be going up this afternoon.  I am nervous about it but the pictures have been approved by my sister so at least I know it's not a complete train wreck haha!

Today I have some swatches of several polishes I picked up from The Giver collection recently released by China Glaze.  This is a big collection of 12 polishes to go along with the release of the movie that came out on August 15.  I came across some of the polishes about a month ago in Iowa but they only had some of the colors.  My stores here in Illinois are just now starting to get them. 

Capacity To See Beyond

Come on, I had to go for the aqua blue.  This polish is a bright aqua blue cream with a great formula.  The polish was smooth and easy to apply.  I used two coats with topcoat below.

Intelligence, Integrity & Courage

Next up is a medium grey cream polish.  I love a good grey cream and this one was really pretty.  This grey is more of a blue-grey meaning that it has a cooler base to it.  I had no issue with application on this one, two coats with topcoat below.

The Outer Edge

Last from this Part 1 of the collection is an interesting glitter topper.  The Outer Edge is a white and silver glitter topper comprised mostly of little glitter particles.  I'm not sure if it was my base, but I had a hard time seeing the silver glitter in this one.  It might have been too close in color to the white.  Regardless it's definitely an interesting polish and I can see it as a real winner in the Winter.  I used one coat over China Glaze Choo-Choo Choose You, plus topcoat.

I have a few others from this collection yet to try but I'm a little meh right now on this collection.  Obviously I haven't tried them all but the first two colors are definitely dupeable.  I do like the third glitter but I wonder how versatile it will be.  Have you picked up any polishes from The Giver collection?


  1. There nice but I agree that they not the most unique or exciting colors out there.

  2. I haven't seen anything from this collection that has wowed me, but they're still pretty colors. Just nothing terribly unique.

  3. I loved this whole collection! I bought all except the red, because my Sally's didn't have it. Capacity to See Beyond, the brown/goldish glitter is so gorgeous. It looks like iron pyrite in the sun. And that blue *swoon*. These colors jumped straight to the front of the line in my 'must wear' list.