Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My Latest Mani: China Glaze Release from The Giver Collection

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Are there any books that have had a profound, lasting impact on you? For me, it's The Giver by Lois Lowry. It came out when I was 13 years old, and I was immediately taken with the haunting, unique story of Jonah and his path to self discovery. When I heard that the movie was finally being made (and saw the trailer), I was filled with a sense of trepidation. (Thankfully, I ended up actually really loving the movie, but I was totally surprised by that.) But when I saw China Glaze's The Giver Collection -- and especially the color Release? All I felt was a sense of longing.

Really, just look at that beautiful color. China Glaze has really outdone themselves. In The Giver, release is something that at first seems so serene and peaceful but ends up hiding something completely different beneath the surface. That's how I feel about China Glaze Release -- although it's beautiful no matter what! The muted mauve/grey/taupe hybrid changes depending on the light, and seems to be hiding something special just for you to find.

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I love that the cap is emblazoned with the name of the collection.

This is one of those shades that just speaks to me. I consider it a neutral, and it definitely looks good with everything (and I mean everything). The formula is also PERFECT. Two coats yield glossy, completely opaque color with no streaks or brushstrokes. The brush is a little difficult to handle since it's on the bigger side, but the color just glides effortlessly onto the nail. I'm also really impressed by the staying power. I'm currently on day 3 of my manicure without a single chip or nick in sight.

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The bottom of the nail polish bottle.

It may be difficult to find this collection, as it came out a few months ago. But I found this color and one of the others from the collection (Intelligence, Integrity & Courage, which I'll review in another post soon!) at Ulta about two weeks ago. Happy hunting!

What's on your nails right now? Let me know in the comments!

12 comments:

  1. I love the entire The Giver collection!

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  2. I love those almost mud grey-brown shades. So sophisticated

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  3. I'll wear this shade! Mature yet classy

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  4. What a beautiful taupe! Perfect for the season.

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  5. I love these types of colors! Edgy but neutral at the same time.

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  6. I love putty/taupe shades! This one is gorgeous! <3

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