27 June 2011

Polishes You Can't Have - Illamasqua Raindrops

I dedicate this post to Elvira and Joeybunny, who love to show us beautiful yet unattainable taupes and long lost blushes.  

This is one of three polishes that were released as a result of Illamasqua's Nail Varnish Competition last year.
Illamasqua is asking self-expression enthusiasts everywhere to submit a description of their dream nail varnish colour, for a chance to make it a reality. 

Run in conjunction with luxury retailer, Selfridges, this incredible competition gives nail varnish fans the world over the opportunity to push the imaginative boundaries further than ever before. So are you ready to design your very own perfect shade?

Two lucky winners will see their dream colour created and sold exclusively at illamasqua.com and Selfridges in London, Manchester and Birmingham from October 2010. 

In the close up above, you can see the flakes in the polish that make Raindrops special.  The base is a light grey jelly.  I used 4 coats to obtain this level of opacity (normally I would have stopped at three, but there are readers who do not enjoy looking at a visible nail line).  I actually think it would look better with less coats myself.  =)

If you are a lover of greys, jellies, or Illamasqua polishes in general, find yourself a lovely Brit willing to pick one up for you!  Thanks Seddon!  MWAH!

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