Wednesday, 31 August 2011

NOTD Illamasqua Raindrops

I had been meaning to try and get hold of Raindrops ever since it was released through one of Illamasqua's public competitions last year. Raindrops was one of three polishes conceived by fans of the brand and chosen for their originality. This one is the brainchild of Ann Black (thanks Ann!) and is inspired by raindrops on a monorail window on a wet day in Seattle.


Luckily, I found it last week as part of the Illamasqua summer sale, and was quick to pick up a bottle online. It's a grey-blue shade, a bit reminiscent of Eyeko's similarly-themed Rain, although this is a jelly rather than a creme, and is made more unique by the inclusion of small silver flakes of reflective stuff that give it a really striking twist.



This is 4 coats (jelly polish, go figure). The flakes are very densely packed, however, so it could easily be worn as a topcoat over a similar colour to get the same effect more easily.


Raindrops is currently £5 in the Illamasqua summer sale. Regular polish price is £13.50.

2 comments:

  1. Mixed feelings about this one, since you still have to pay P&P on Illamasqua, it's £8-£8.50 which I can't justify for 4 coats! Still undecided. It's a beautiful colour! xxx

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  2. I picked this up in the sale too, along with a few other polishes. I love the flakies in it :)

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