I've had this polish lying around since Christmas but have been saving it for a rainy day… literally.
Because my life is terribly sad and I plan certain (many) things around YouTube/blogging, I knew I wanted (NEEDED) to photograph Illamasqua's "Raindrops" with the aforementioned in the background. So I waited many, many, many days to slap this on my nails until the glorious time came when rain accumulated on my windows. Save your pity tears friends, there are plenty of water droplets on the windows already.
I have to admit that the name and gimmick of this polish is what made me have all of the wants. There were (and still are) copious amounts of swatches of "Raindrops" on the internet so I knew that this didn't exactly look like water droplets on the nails… okay, it didn't look anything like raindrops on nails (at least not to me). But the name! But the look of the polish in the bottle! But but but!!! I convinced myself that in person things would be different.
Nope, "Raindrops" still doesn't look like raindrops. I think it slightly has to do with the base color being a bit too blue compared to grey and slightly has to do with the glitter/shimmer laced throughout. The micro shimmer just seems a bit too abundant in comparison to the large flecks and the large flecks just aren't large enough. I know I'm nitpicking but even with my 'artist' mind I have a hard time conceptualizing this being something that truly mimics water droplets.
Regardless of whether Illamasqua's "Raindrops" actually looks like raindrops, I do have to give credit where credit's deserved: this really is a beautiful nail polish. While blue-greys are a dime a dozen in the nail polish world the flecks of shimmer give it a lovely and unique finish. Granted, you do have to be in some serious sunlight for the flecks to be any sort of prominent (you have to be straight up inspecting your nails in normal lighting to see any sort of special effects) but I'm trying not to completely write off this polish haha!
I also need to give Illamasqua credit for creating yet another polish that is extremely chip-resistant. I've worn this through two work shifts (and let me tell you: retail is far from kind on your nails) and have yet to see any signs of wear.
Have you tried Illamasqua's "Raindrops" nail polish?
Do you think it looks like water droplets or do you think it's a bit of a stretch?
What do you currently have on your nails?
Galileo was thoroughly freaked out (albeit interested) by the freak snow storm we had here in Boston the other day… I figured I would share since you all seem to love seeing my fluff booger!