16 January 2013

Illamasqua Raindrops

Hello lacquered lovelies! Happy hump day :) I feel like I haven't done a pink Wednesday post in ages... I should work on that. I should work on posting, actually. I haven't been feeling that inspired lately... we're going through some rough family stuff at the moment so I feel like I'm kind of a permadowner at the moment. I'll work on that, promise.

I decided to post this polish because I got an email a couple of days ago reminding me of its return... Illamasqua's infamously beautiful Raindrops. That is indeed a direct link to buy the polish, if you decide you'd like to. Spoiler alert for what the rest of this post will contain: you need it.

They also have an awesome sale on at the moment on some gorgeous polishes... I placed an order because it appears that they're getting rid of Scorn, Baptise, Load (how could you not want that polish just for the disgusting accuracy of the name.... is it just me) and Sangers lipstick... those of you who follow me on twitter or instagram know how much I love red lipstick! So yeah. Those are a few of the things I scooped up haha. Can't wait to get my order!

Anyway, Raindrops. It's beautiful. It's one of my favourite polishes of all time. I usually wear it layered (because up until recently I didn't think I'd ever be able to get it again!) but in honour of its return, I decided to show it to you guys on its own. It looks lovely layered over light greys, purples or blues though. Raindrops is sheer. It's right in the description on the Illamasqua website and they aren't lying. I've only ever worn it on its own twice... once when I first got it (I think about a year and a half ago, just before they got rid of it), when I kept my nails much longer, and it took me four coats on some nails but from what I remember, I needed five on most. Keep in mind that I tend to use thin(ner) coats, so that does factor in. Now that I keep my nails much shorter, I was good with three coats.

This is three coats of Raindrops, plus topcoat (Essie Good to Go).





Illamasqua polishes are available from the Illamasqua website. Here's a direct link to Raindrops again. On the Illa website, the polishes are £13.50, which is $21.67 USD, or $21.34 CAD, apparently. You can also get Illamasqua polishes from the Sephora website, but I don't see it in the section for Illamasqua polishes. They're $14 USD ($16 CAD) so hopefully they'll be getting the new collection soon!

Ahhhh isn't it so pretty? What do you guys think? If you hadn't owned it before, will you be scooping it up now that it's back?

Thanks for reading! Have a beautiful day!

15 comments:

  1. I'm so glad that Illa decided to bring Raindrops back! I love my bottle to bits and pieces! Your swatch is beautiful :)

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  2. Very nice - I own zero Illamasqua polishes, must change this

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  3. Gorgeous! I love grey polishes, and even better with flakies!

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  4. Yep, spoiler alert was right; I need this. It's so delicately, fabulously pretty!!

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  5. It is a gorgeous polish - siiighhh...

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  6. Om Nom Nom. Can't wait for our Illa order ;)

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  7. I literally lol'd at that Load comment.

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  8. I love this polish so much...I'm going to take out my bottle and wear it now because of you!

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  9. Hope this comes to Sephora soon! Want, want, want! Great swatches.

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  10. Yup...Lemming List fo sho...this is amazing!!

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  11. i am mad at you right now because i do not own any illamasquas but had still managed to make myself forget about the sale because i'm trying REALLY HARD not to buy polish right now. but now i am somehow on the illamasqua website and there are like six polishes in my basket already. enabler.

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  12. I can't wait to get Raindrops at Sephora!! I got a little crazy at the sale LOL it was too good to let it pass!!

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  13. YES I will be scooping this baby up! I was so disappointed when it was discontinued, but now that raindrops is back, I will nab it! :) Your swatches are some of the best I've seen of this shade!

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  14. Wow, this color is amazing! I love a good blue! And I grabbed some polishes in the Illamasqua online sale. They will be my first ones from this brand.

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