Today I have Essie Blue Rhapsody from the new Essie Mirror Metallics Collection to share with you.
Blue Rhapsody is reflective light blue metallic polish. In the sunlight, some very minor brush strokes are apparent, but mostly this applied very smoothly. This kind of polish does tend to highlight any imperfections on your nail, so it's worth it to buff out any problem spots before painting (or, consider using a ridge-filling base coat to help with creating a smoother surface).
Overall I'm fairly happy with how this looks- I'm crazy about chrome/metallic polishes, so it's a keeper for me.
I couldn't resist adding a glitter gradient to this manicure! Maybe it's KawaiiKagura from Nailpocalypse and all her recent posts featuring awesome gradient manis, but I pulled out two different glitters to experiment with:
China Glaze Lorelei's Tiara, and Claire's Night Sky.
The two nails on the left have Claire's Night Sky, and the two on the right have China Glaze Lorelei's Tiara:
I think both of these glitters are a perfect complement to the shiny metallic blue of Essie Blue Rhapsody, but overall I really love how Lorelei's Tiara looks as a gradient over this! I'll have to remember to pull this combination out during the winter- it reminds me of ice and snow.
One last picture to show of the amazing holographic glitter in Night Sky:
What do you think of Essie Blue Rhapsody? Do you think it works well with a glitter gradient?