Manicure Monday | Illamasqua Raindrops


It feels like far too long since I last wrote a Manicure Monday post, so today I’m bringing you the first of many nail posts in 2016! I’m trying my best to work through my stash of nail polish and wear some forgotten-about shades, and today’s pick – Illamasqua Raindrops – was definitely one that was hiding at the back of the box.

Illamasqua is a brand that I hear so much about, especially when it comes to base products, lipstick and nail polish, so it was about time that I showed this polish some love. Raindrops is such an unusual one as it’s a an off-grey blue shade – much like the colour of the sky when it rains – and it also has little flecks of silver shimmer running through that resemble raindrops. The polish also dries to a jelly finish which adds to the raindrop effect, and I for one think that it’s a stunning polish on the nails. It doesn’t have the most pigmented formula as it took me a good 3 coats to get an opaque colour, but the extra bit of work was well worth it when my nails were completely covered in this pretty polish.

Want to know the best part.. this nail polish has a massive 70% off in the Illamasqua sale right now. You can pick up Raindrops, as well as a number of other gorgeous shades, for just £4.35 (RRP £14.50) and I’m so tempted to pick up a few more shades to try. An amazing saving or what?!