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NOTD: Illamasqua Raindrops

Posted on: August 29, 2013

Raindrops by Illamasqua is certainly not new but for me it is. I’ve wanted this polish since it came out. I don’t know why I didn’t buy it then but I think this was on sale at Sephora.com so I bought it. I must say I don’t think this lives up to it’s hype, or maybe it didn’t live up to the hype in my head?

I used a low light setting trying to capture the Raindrops but really the only way I see them is through my loupe I use for jewelry. The Raindrops are there but you just can’t see them, so what’s the point?
I was lucky enough to live in Seattle 🎶 🍷 🐎 ☔💃for the better part of the 70’s and I love the rain, I thought a polish called Raindrops that actually had rain drops would be something I would love and adore. Not so much, this has left me feeling a bit deflated.

Raindrops from Illamasqua is a pretty dove gray with hints of blue, if you look real close, really close you will see speckles of white. If the base color was more gray at least it would reflect the skies of a normal Seattle day. Days in Seattle are not normally this blue. **big sigh**. I realize this is all my own misgivings and I had too high expectations for this polish. It is a good polish, formula is fine, no complaints about the brush or the bottle, and I do give Raindrops from Illmasqua 4/5 stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 I took a star away because the “raindrops” are so hard to see. **another big sigh**. I loved the time I lived in Seattle, I was young, 👶I had a great job, lots of friends, lots of boy friends👥👥 My 20’s were so much fun and that’s what I wanted from this bottle of polish. Lets bring some F-U-N back to polish! It just ain’t gonna happen with this one.
As a side note, if you are ever in Seattle, the people with umbrellas are tourists. Seattlites do not carry umbrellas, I never owned one the whole time I lived there, trench coats yes, umbrellas no. I did have several Burberry trench coats with button in hoods I would use if I had a particularly good hair day going that day, but other than that, no umbrellas.

Me and a boyfriend in Seattle in about 1976-77? This was one of my favorite boyfriends and I would eat Thanksgiving with his family, they were so much fun. Okay, I’m done with my trip down memory lane of the 70’s. most of you probably weren’t even born then. Now I feel old! Not really! You never feel old,only if you decide to. Right? Right!

💅 As always, thanks for stopping by!

4 Responses to "NOTD: Illamasqua Raindrops"

Love the photo! Seattle is a beautiful city.


“Raindrops” nail polish never really touched be, despite being all the rage a while ago.
Having said that, I love your comment about umbrellas in Seattle. Why? Because when I visit a new place this is what I want to know, how the locals live there. Places to see, museums etc are fine and good, but it’s little details like that that give me the feel of being in a different place.


Thank you for that. Sometimes I worry I get a bit side tracked from the nail polish. But there is always a reason we want a certain polish, isn’t there?

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