We absolutely love trying new nail polishes around these parts, and we love reading books even more, but today, a combination of the two is confusing me a bit. Nail polish brand China Glaze has created a small line of limited edition varnishes inspired by The Giver, the highly-anticipated film adaptation of the classic YA novel starring the likes of Odeya Rush, Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Taylor Swift, and Brenton Thwaites. This seems a little odd given the content of The Giver.
Check out a few of the shades, including “Five Rules,” “Release,” and “Community”:
Long story short for those who never read the book in fifth grade, The Giver is about a dystopian future wherein everything is the same. From the book’s Wikipedia: “…there is no suffering, hunger, war, and, as also, no color, music, or love.” While The Giver eventually introduces color eventually, and it is a rather big plot point, it is still a bit strange when you initially think about it. A line of nail polish inspired by a young adult novel from 1993 that primarily focuses on two male characters? I was initially skeptical. (Not that men can’t wear nail polish, but in these books, they do not.)
However, the more that I think about it, the more that it makes sense. The Giver reveals the significance of differences between things–differences that include color, which makes it a great, albeit unexpected, choice for inspiring a line of cosmetics.
I suppose nail polish inspired by specific books will only complicate the “what your nail polish says about you” personality test. Speaking of which, when am I going to get my own personal Porno-inspired line?