Here comes the rain again

Possibly a rather aptly timed and titled post considering the dismal state of affairs currently lashing down outside my window.

I have raindrops falling on my head, and now I have them on my nails too!

This is one of the three nail polishes which were selected as the wondrous winners of Illamasqua’s global Nail Varnish Competition, launched earlier this year.

I delve into more detail about this in my post here where I feature Eclipse, a gorgeous blue and purple hue, spiked with greyish undertones.

Here however is Raindrops.  The brains behind this beauty was Ann from California.

“Inspired by a photograph I took from the monorail in Seattle, through the rain on the window you glimpse the Seattle Space Needle. I want a polish that looks like raindrops on my fingernails. A light, creamy grey with the sheerest silver glimmer, lightly reflective…like a raindrop.”

Raindrops was a little trickier to work with than Eclipse. It definitely needed its two coats, and could possibly have warranted one more application to achieve complete opaqueness and richness in colour.

This nail polish, along with the other competition winners, are available from Illamasqua online.

What do you think? Are you ravished with Raindrops or a little bit washed out?

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  1. 9th November 2010 / 7:55 pm

    Hating this weather πŸ™ it's just so depressing! Im loving this colour, looks great! xo

  2. 9th November 2010 / 7:55 pm

    Hey – Can I ask which blog you got the picture of the balenciag giant city on the side of your blog? i'd love to check it out! thanks xxx

  3. 9th November 2010 / 7:56 pm

    I think it looks amazing – something to cheer everyone up after a horrid rainy day.


  4. 9th November 2010 / 8:16 pm

    Love this colour πŸ™‚
    When is the winner of the Sleek giveaway being announced Milly??


  5. 9th November 2010 / 8:40 pm

    Ooooh! love the hint of shimmer! Pretty colour too πŸ™‚

  6. 9th November 2010 / 9:29 pm

    This looks so amazing, love the sparkles in it! I can imagine it would look great with a tan, fake obviously at this time of year!
    Great post milly, you have lovely shape nails aswell!
    x x

  7. 9th November 2010 / 9:42 pm

    I really like the look of this and I'm not a big fan of blue. Although it's not as opaque as you'd like it to be, I think that works for it in terms of the description. I was expecting it to be even sheerer from the bottle and didn't think it would be worth trying so thanks for this! πŸ™‚ xx

  8. 9th November 2010 / 9:51 pm

    Thanks for all your thoughts and comments sweets.

    @Jen – the winner will be announced asap but I have quite a lot of entries to wade through. Hopefully by the end of the week xx

  9. 9th November 2010 / 9:52 pm

    @Lauren – the balenciaga bag picture just came from xx

  10. 9th November 2010 / 9:57 pm

    Owh the weather is awful at the moment! ): Such a pretty colour, I like the subtle shimmer in it! xx

  11. 9th November 2010 / 10:03 pm

    That is a beautiful nail varnish, I love how it catches the light and almost seems to shimmer! x

  12. 9th November 2010 / 10:04 pm

    I really like the colour, not sure I could pull it off thought not really my shade

  13. 9th November 2010 / 10:51 pm

    It looks absolutely stunning. I'm definitely checking this one out!


  14. 10th November 2010 / 12:04 am

    No probs Milly πŸ™‚ im sure have loads πŸ™‚ Love ur blog πŸ™‚

  15. 10th November 2010 / 5:15 am

    this nail polish is amazing, I'm a big fan of rainy blue colors!

  16. 10th November 2010 / 6:10 am

    it looks great on you dollface! i actually put on 4 coats as i LOVE opacity. thanks for the shout!