September 08, 2010


as you know i was a winner in the illamasqua design your own nail varnish competition and guess what...
i got a little package today from...
with a lovely note...
in it were the three winning shades from the create your own nail varnish competition 2010...
i got these two beauties...
and what i've been waiting months to get my hands (and fingernails) on!! here it is...

here is my baby! raindrops!!! a wonderful creamy gray...

what i love:

the color is just exactly as i wanted
the shade is versatile. you can wear it on the sheer side (which is how they wear it in the new art of darkness campaign) or you can build it up to be more opaque. i'm sure you can even do a sheer wash over another color for a cool effect.
the application is smooth and easy... even the box-like applicator was easy to use!
each coat dries within 3 minutes!
it's MINE!! hehe

what i don't love:
the "irregular" glitter in it threw me off a bit because it looked like air bubbles at first... however, the more and more i look at the more it looks exactly like tiny raindrops have landed on my nails!
it took 5 coats to get the opaque shade i wanted because the formula is so sheer (this is overlooked because it dried so quickly).

all in all i love my polish! this beauty will be available at illamasqua counters,, and select sephora stores in october 2010 as part of the art of darkness collection!! i hope you try it dollfaces! i am over the moon right now!


  1. Such an awesome shade - you should be so proud!!! All the beauty site's we've read previewing this collection have been obsessed with Raindrops. We can't wait to get a bottle!


  2. I wish I could get my hands on Raindrops too! They don't sell the varnish in Canada. D:

  3. Congratulations! The feedback so far about Raindrops has been phenomenal, you should be crazy proud!

  4. Congrats, dear! It looks amazing on you!!!


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