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ALU’s 365 of Untrieds – China Glaze Rapture

china-glaze-rapture-nail-polish-urban-chic-365-untrieds 365 of Untrieds is my personal challenge to weed through the polishes in the ALU stash that I’ve been wanting to try but just haven’t gotten around to.

In case you had not heard, California preacher Harold Camping predicted a “rapture” would come down upon us today starting at 6pm in each time zone. Since our fellow Australian fanatics were unharmed earlier today, I think it’s safe to poke a little fun at the impending doom. In fact, the boyfriend and I are going to a Rapture Happy Hour and myself and a lot of my FourSquare friends checked in to “The Rapture.” If we’re going out, may as well go having fun.

So why not wear a Rapture inspired manicure, right? Oddly enough China Glaze Rapture is in my untrieds pile. I almost forgot I had it. It’s one of the famed holographic glitter polishes from the Urban Chic collection along with Crystal Ball and Grape Crush. While I’ve worn the latter two shades multiple times, Rapture has yet to grace my tips.

Formula & Application: Because this is an older China Glaze nail polish it is not 3-Free.  It contains Toluene which explains its silky smooth texture. It seriously applies like a dream. The base is a bit jelly-ish so it goes on semi-sheer but I was able to get it opaque with three coats. The micro-glitter leaves some texture to the surface when dry but it’s nothing a good layer of top coat can’t take care of.

China Glaze Rapture pink based red shimmer packed with holographic micro-glitter. While the glitter is too dispersed to create a prismatic pattern, common to most holos, it does reflect a rainbow of colors as the light bounces off each particle. Like you have tiny twinkle lights trapped in your polish. It’s pretty spectacular and extremely unique. The holo glitters from the Urban Chic collection are, to this day, some of my fave polishes ever. Grape Crush is TO.DIE.FOR.


Bottom Line: If you can find a bottle, don’t even think about, BUY IT. You won’t regret it. I just hope China Glaze sees fit to re-introduce these colors or ones like it.

365 of Untrieds Stash/Share Verdict: You’ll have to drag it out of my STASH over my cold, dead body.

While China Glaze Rapture is discontinued I have seen them for sale online at various etailers and of course eBay. One of my fave online sellers still has some bottle of Rapture listed as being in stock for just $3/ea so if you want a bottle, don’t hesitate.

Thoughts on Rapture? Do you have any of the holo micro-glitters from Urban Chic? Do you think China Glaze should bring these type of polishes back? Do you know of colors from other brands that are similar?

Disclosure: I purchased this nail polish. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.

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  1. Krystal S. says:

    I have a HUGE bottle of Rapture that I got from a beauty supply store, and then I bought a regular sized bottle last month. Totally wearing this color tonight. :)

  2. Susan says:

    I love that you decided to review this one today! It’s really pretty, too!

  3. Christina says:

    Rapture looks amazing! It’s already on my wish list!!! I think it looks similar to the 108 Degrees by China Glaze…

  4. Shimmer says:

    Hahaha….great choice of polish for today! Pretty color and I enjoyed your post….have fun at Rapture Happy Hour!

  5. Katy says:

    It kind of suits the name, like twinkling stars in a BLOOD-RED SKY.

  6. Stephanie says:

    HA, how appropriate. You’re hilarious.

    I love me a red, but this one isn’t speaking to me. Too pink, I think.

  7. meme says:

    I just don’t get it. Look at OPI and this end of years collection with Muppets based on the model of Burlesque of end of last year – 6 glitters, 6 others and skipping the entire ‘traditional holiday’ thing. Is it an expense thing that we don’t see a ton of versions of all the colors that have grown in popularity and turn them into holos with sparking micro glitters in them? It just seems a lot of the manufactures did not sit up and take notice. I do hope like you said, we see more to come. As far as grabbing this one or others out of the couple CG collections of holos, gads, the prices are just out there for most on secondary market. We need clearly a new market created.

  8. This is gorgeous. Gorgeouss.

    I’d kiss China Glaze’s feet (really I would, I don’t fear feet) if they brought back some of these old classics.

  9. Danny says:

    this is sooo pretty!!! :) really like it!

  10. KittenPoker says:

    Oh. My. GOSH!!! This is screaming my name!!! I’m going to hunt this bag girl down and make it mine. Happy birthday to me!

  11. Erin says:

    Glad I was left behind! Love this color. I Have a feeling I’ll like Grape Crush even more. Actually, I’m into purple and red right now. I’m thinking a marbling mani may be the ticket!So happy to live another day to indulge ny polish obsession!

  12. Andrea says:

    This is very pretty.

  13. Christine says:

    Thank goodness I am still here to enjoy my favorite pastime; Hunting down cool polishes and wearing them! Great and fun color- life is good!

  14. allison says:

    i think it would look great on my toes. love the sparkles.

  15. mara says:

    Thanks for the heads-up on the website to purchase discontinued colors!

  16. Jackie S. says:

    My bottle of rapture has a silver top.

    Did ChG release 2 different top colors?

  17. Lara says:

    This is so my style!! One of the first colors I’ve seen on here that I MUST HAVE!!

    How funny about the name. lol

  18. Kellie says:

    When I saw your post of this polish, my heart stopped because I fell in love with Rapture and since I RARELY shop online, I thought I’d never have it. So, I just added it to my ever-growing list of ChG lemmings that I have. :)

    Sooo, yesterday I went into my local beauty supply store and bought a bottle of KleanColor Blue Crackle and it SUCKED. So, I exchanged it for store credit. I was perusing the Nicka K polishes and saw “Kaleidoscope” which is an EXACT dupe for Rapture!! I was hella happy. *swoon* :)

  19. Ashley C says:

    I had this in my cart at Head2Toe, but then realized the base color looked amazingly similar to my Essie Jag-u-are, and the glitter exactly like the Northern Lights Silver Top Coat. So I put them both on and they look exactly like Rapture! Joy! :D

  20. Alexis says:

    Very nice! Totally HOT! Perfect for summer. China Glaze is one of my favorite brands, their colors and glass fleck formula are unparalleled! Hmm… I must check out this ‘Grape Crush’ you speak of….:)