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China Glaze The Giver Collection Swatches & Review

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Hi guys! Hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was exhausting! I build all of my Ikea stuff that I bought last week, I was so tired after that I got like the best sleep ever because I just passed out after I was done. I posted a picture of my new desk set up over on Instagram yesterday, I really love how it turned out! I built another Alex too so next weekend is going to be spent destashing, organizing and filling up the new Alex. Hopefully that means that I will FINALLY get to do all the comparisons I’ve had on my list for ages since I will be able to find stuff now haha!

Today I have a new Limited Edition Collection from China Glaze to share with you, this collection is for The Giver movie that just recently came out. I haven’t seen it yet but I really want to! I loved the book when I was a kid, I must have read it 3 or 4 times. It’s about time a movie was made from it! The collection features a lot of great light neutral shades along with a couple pops of color and a couple gorgeous glitters!
Boundary of Memory is a a full coverage fine glitter packed with black, silver, copper and brown glitter. This is my favorite of the collection, China Glaze does glitters like this so well! The formula was good, it wasn’t thick and the glitter coverage was great! I used 2 coats plus top coat for the photos below. Without top coat this has a tiny bit of texture but not much.
Capacity To See Beyond is a bright aqua creme. The formula was good, it was a nice consistency and easy to apply.
Community is a brown creme. This is some nice red undertones to it and it doesn’t feel as dark as some of the other browns we’ve seen for Fall so far. The formula was good, it was easy to apply and the opacity was good.
Five Rules is a light putty type of shade. This is kind of a beige-y greyed out shade, I really like it. It’s an easy to wear shade. The formula was good, it was a good consistency and the opacity was good.
Friends Forever, Right? is a very very light pink creme. This is pretty much a pink toned white, thats how light the pink is. The formula was pretty good, it was a bit streaky but it didn’t give me too many issues.
Givers Theme is a purple creme. Another favorite for me, its such a nice pop of color in this collection! The formula was good, it was easy to apply and the opacity was pretty good.
History Of The World is a dark dusty blue/purple. Depending on the light this can lean either way, it looked a little more purple to me in real life. The formula was good, it was a nice consistency and easy to apply.
Intelligence, Integrity & Courage is a light grey creme. This has a nice bit of a blue undertone to it. The formula was really nice, it was easy to work with and the opacity was good.
New Birth is a slightly blue tinted white creme. It’s hard to tell that it has blue undertones unless you have it up to a pure white. The formula was good, it was a bit streaky but easy to work with.
I got a couple questions about how the 2 white-ish shades compare to OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. I tried to take photos on the nail but my camera just couldn’t pick up the difference. Please excuse the less than stellar lighting, its the only way my camera could pick up the different undertones!
Seeing Red is a red creme. Not the most exciting shade but its a nice red. The formula was good, it was easy to apply and the opacity was great.
The Outer Edge is a white glitter topper. I’m sure you could get this opaque on its own but I really loved it over a nice dark base. The formula was good, it wasn’t thick and the glitter payoff was great.
The Giver Collection is out now, I’ve seen it at Sally Beauty and I’ve heard from others that it’s been spotted at Ulta also! My favorites are Boundary of Memory, The Outer Edge and Givers Theme. I have to say I also really love how China Glaze labelled the bottles for this collection. Usually these types of collections have a sticker on the top with the name on it but this one has the name actually printed on the cap. Its a small detail but I really like it!
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Color Club Wicked Sweet Collection Swatches

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Good Morning guys!  Hope you all had a good weekend, mine was boring…I guess that’s good? haha

Today I have for you guys swatches of the first of 2 summer collections Color Club has put for this year. This one is called Wicked Sweet. All of the polishes in this collection are scented, and there are a couple interesting combos, color wise. I have heard that this set is already popping up at Ross and is also available on some etailers like Transdesign.com and VictoriasNailSupply.com (my 2 favorites!)

First up Is Get Your Lem-On. This one was pretty sheer, but the color is fab. I don’t have anything dupey in my stash. It’s a bright highlighter yellow with a green shimmer. On it’s own I needed 4 coats for okay opacity, I could have used another but I’m not down with doing 5 coats of polish lol. I also have it layered over white on my ring finger in the pictures below. Over white I only needed 2 coats, awesome! The only downside to layering it over the white is that it seemed to kill that awesome shimmer, you could still see it but it wasn’t very noticeable 🙁 Get Your Lem-On smells like….you guessed it, Lemon Candy.

The Lime Starts Here is a bright neon green, I do like this color but it’s nothing new we haven’t seen before.  The formula was just okay, for a neon it did well, no dragging bald spotsI Always Get My Man-Darin is a bright orange packed with shimmer! I have a lot of orange in my stash, but again nothing like this one. The formula on this was pretty much exactly the same as Get Your Lem-On, very sheer. On it’s own I used 4 coats and 2 coats over white on my ring finger.

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Saturday Spam: Lynnderella

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Hi guys, hope you’re all having a good weekend so far…I sure as heck am, more on that tomorrow! Today I have a big helping of spam for you….this spam is all Lynnderella! I’ve been waffling on posting this because for the past few months Lynnderella=drama. The drama associated with it turns me off the brand so I had decided not to post pictures of what I have. Then I kind of tested the waters in my Indie spam post with 1 Lynn polish and everyone liked it, so I decided what the heck I’ll just post everything I have that I haven’t shown before in one post. Hope you guys enjoy!

If you want to buy Lynnderella polishes it’s a bit of a process…you have to send in a wish list to Llarowe then wait for your last name to come up in her rotations. I think the 1st rotation of wish lists is still going on so depending on your last name you could be waiting for like 4-5 months, it wasn’t too bad for me but I know some people are frustrated with the wait. I know the waiting sucks but I do like that at least you get everything you want eventually. It’s worth it just to avoid the mad dash of trying to get things before they sell out in .5 seconds during re-stocks. Right now Llarowe is not accepting wish lists but last I heard she would be taking them again soon-ish.

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Alright guys…I’m just going to tell you what I layered these over (for most of the polishes) instead of writing a little novel about each! Hope ya don’t mind!

Boy Girl Party over Zoya Ginessa. FYI there is diamond shaped glitter in this…LOVE!!

Very Pretty Vampire over OPI Black Onyx. I actually really don’t love this combo but I was losing daylight so I couldn’t re-do it. My favorite way to wear VPV is over purple!

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piCture pOlish New Collaboration Shades: Siren Song, Geode, Douceur & Imperial

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Hi guys! Today I have 4 of the 5 new collaboration shades from piCture pOlish to share with you! These were released a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t wait for them to show up at my house. I always love the collaboration shades, it’s fun to read the posts of the girls who created the shades plus I usually feel like these are shades I want too but don’t already own.

Douceur is a light nude/beige base with fuchsia glitter mixed throughout. This was a collaboration with Tartofraises somehow I had never heard of her blog but since getting her shade I’ve been over there looking through her posts and she does really beautiful nail art! To read her post about the shade check out her blog here.  The formula was good, it was more opaque than I expected it to be and it wasn’t streaky at all.

Imperial is a super vibrant purple with a heavy blue shimmer and gold glitter. This is a collaboration with Jeanette of The Swatchaholic. I was so excited to see this one, Jeanette is a blogger that I’ve become friends with over the last couple years and I had no doubt that if piCture pOlish ever collaborated with her it would be gorgeous. Well, let me tell you Imperial is insanely gorgeous…this is one of my favorite collaboration shades ever and will most likely be a favorite for 2013 for me. I wore it all of last week and was sad to take it off.

Imperial is super vibrant, more so in real life than it appears in photos, I’m also dying over the stunning blue shimmer in this. I loved how the shimmer was visible in the sun and didn’t disappear in the shade.  If you want to read about how Jeanette came up with Imperial and see her beautiful photos of it check out her blog here. The formula was good, it was nice and opaque…I had no issues with application. This does dry a bit matte due to the neon pigment in it.

Siren Song is a sea foam green with a silver flecked shimmer. This is a collaboration with Rebecca Likes Nails. This shade was inspired Fender guitars & bass guitars by Mark & Tom from Blink 182. Ah yes…now that’s my kind of inspiration I love me some Blink 182 and have seen them live several times throughout the years…even stood in like for like 6 hours about 10 years ago to meet them (now I feel old btw). I love the shimmer/glitter in this. It’s bigger than shimmer but smaller than micro glitter…it’s interesting! To read more about the inspiration and naming of Siren Song check out Rebecca’s post here. The formula was good, it was a bit streaky on the first coat but perfect with the second coat.

All of the new Collaboration shades are available on the piCture pOlish website, along with at their network of etailers all over the world like LlaroweHarlow & Co and Nail Polish Canada. For a full list of etailers all over the world check out the piCture pOlish website here.

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