China Glaze The Giver Collection Swatches & Review

by Lisa Heath

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Today I have the new China Glaze Limited Edition Collection, The Giver to share with you!  This was a collection I absolutely couldn’t wait to get and it was so worth it!

This is a collection of 12 polishes.  10 cremes and 2 glitters.  I was surprised that some of the shades are fairly unique to my collection.  Not all of them, but a few.

Capacity To See Beyond

Capacity To See Beyond

Capacity To See Beyond is a bright aqua blue creme.  Hands down my favorite of the collection and it’s the brightest in the collection.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Capacity To See Beyond side

Capacity To See Beyond CU



Community is a fairly standard brown creme.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Community side

Community CU

Five Rules

FIve Rules

Five Rules is a pale clay colored creme.  It’s a pale grey with a tinge of beige.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

FIve Rules side

FIve Rules CU

Friends Forever, Right?

Friends Forever Right

Friends Forever, Right? is quite possibly the softest baby pink I have ever seen.  It’s almost white.  I actually found the formula of this one to be a little thicker than the rest and required 3 thin coats for these photos.  It was workable, but thick.

Friends Forever Right side

Friends Forever Right CU

Givers Theme

Givers Theme

Givers Theme is a vivid violet creme.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Givers Theme side

Givers Theme CU

History Of The World

History Of The World

History Of The World is a navy creme.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

History Of The World side

History Of The World CU

Intelligence, Integrity and Courage

Intelligence Integrity and Courage

Intelligence, Integrity and Courage is a grey-blue creme.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Intelligence Integrity and Courage side

Intelligence Integrity and Courage CU

New Birth

New Birth

New Birth is another interesting shade like Friends Forever, Right?  This is an incredibly pale baby blue, to the point it almost appears white.  There is just the slightest tinge of blue.  I used 3 thin coats for these photos as the first 2 were slightly patchy.

New Birth side

New Birth CU



Release is a greyish lavender creme.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Release side

Release CU

Seeing Red

Seeing Red

Seeing Red is a classic red creme.  I used 2 coats for these photos and found the consistency a little thinner than the other shades, so be careful on application as it could be easy to flood the cuticles.

Seeing Red side

Seeing Red CU

The Outer Edge

The Outer Edge

The Outer Edge is a glitter topper with a clear base and small white and silver glitters mixed in.  I used 1 coat over Seeing Red for these photos.

The Outer Edge side

The Outer Edge CU

Boundary Of Memory

Boundary Of Memory

Boundary Of Memory is a clear base packed with black, gold and amber microglitters.  This densely packed glitter only required 2 coats to reach full opacity.  I used 2 coats of top coat to smooth it out completely.

Boundary Of Memory side

Boundary Of Memory CU

Boundary Of Memory AL


Overall, it may not seem like the most exciting collection as far as colors go, but there are a few I don’t recall already having in my collection.  The formulas were really good for the most part.  I did find Friends Forever, Right? to be a bit on the thicker side while Seeing Red was on the thinner side, but both shades were still manageable.

The release of the collection coincides with the debut of the China Glaze® The Giver consumer and beauty trade advertising campaign featuring the story’s Fiona. Full-page ads will run in the September issues of Cosmopolitan and Seventeen. Additionally, an electronic version will be prominently featured on a billboard in New York City’s Times Square July-September. The film will open in theatres August 15, 2014.

China Glaze® The Giver limited edition nail polish collection is available at beauty supply stores nationwide including Sally Beauty and Ulta stores. Individual shades retail for $7.50 MSRP.

China Glaze® is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde. China Glaze® nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit or follow China Glaze® on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze),Instagram (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Twitter (@ChinaGlaze) and Pinterest ( #CGTheGiver.

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BeautyJudy August 14, 2014 - 4:15 am

I only purchased three of these so far. So far. Great swatches!

Jess Scull August 14, 2014 - 12:12 pm

Amazing swatches! I am in love with this collection!

betzy carmona August 14, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Capacity to see beyond is very pretty

Sheila August 14, 2014 - 12:29 pm

Capacity to See Beyond is my fave.

molliemills August 14, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Their all so gorgeous !!!!!

Honeygirlk August 14, 2014 - 12:34 pm

Ack… I need these all…especially the glitter – it’s screaming my name.

Justina August 14, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Community and Boundary of Memory= true love.

Brooke @ Blushing Noir August 14, 2014 - 12:56 pm

this is a beautiful collection! Great swatches!

Kath TheFabZilla August 14, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Boundary of Memory is gorgeous!

Leelo R August 14, 2014 - 1:01 pm

I need these in my life! I love love love China Glaze nail polishes!

Destany August 14, 2014 - 1:56 pm

Oooh you’re killing me with these beautiful swatches! I bought Capacity to see Beyond – but now I wish I had more money for them all!

Anastasia August 14, 2014 - 1:57 pm

There are several colors I really love from this collection.

Brittany August 14, 2014 - 2:15 pm

Five Rules is gorgeous! And it’s crazy that this collection has 2 similar white shades. Womp.

Miranda August 14, 2014 - 2:18 pm

Omg these are beautiful creams!

cynthia decker August 14, 2014 - 2:18 pm

Your manis and photos are perfect, as always! This is a good collection, a little of everything to choose from!

Nidia - Lit From Within August 14, 2014 - 2:41 pm

I *just* saw the trailer for this movie at the theater today. Great tie in with the movie, and there are several shades here I need, like Boundary of Memory, and History of the World.

Ange August 14, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Capacity To See Beyond is absolutely stunning, The perfect shade of teal, really. I am in love with it. I bet it really brings out the color in your eyes when you wear it ;)~

Erika August 14, 2014 - 2:49 pm

I was literally vibrating as I read your review and admired your stunning swatches. I NEED this collection like I need breath. It will happen. These polishes will be mine. :)

Kim August 14, 2014 - 3:25 pm

I want givers theme and capacity to see beyond

Jamie @ Makeuplifelove August 14, 2014 - 3:27 pm

I think I seriously need ALL of these. The shades are GORGEOUS andyour swatches are amazing as always!!!

Cindy (Prime Beauty) August 14, 2014 - 3:28 pm

Love the blues and the purples

Kimberly August 14, 2014 - 3:29 pm

I think I will just HAVE to get most of these now. You are, indeed, enabling!!!

Laura MyNewestAddiction August 14, 2014 - 3:39 pm

I have a huge love of creme polishes lately. These look nice.

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