Friday, February 8, 2013

Illamasqua Raindrops Nail Varnish Returns!

This image belongs to Illamasqua's website

While perusing the Illamasqua online website, ( I noticed a big announcement. Raindrops, the beautiful-but-discontinued nail varnish, was making a return! This polish first came to my attention while I was looking for Illamasqua nail polish shades to purchase during the latest Sephora Friends & Family sale.  I remember looking at all of Temptalia's nail swatches and reading that one of her favorite polishes by Illamasqua was called Raindrops, but it had been discontinued. I had to Google it, and to my dismay, fell in love. I am not a huge polish connoisseur, but I had never seen anything quite like it. Temptalia has beautiful swatches and a review here, if you are interested. If you don't feel like clicking through, this is the official website swatch.

This image belongs to Illamasqua's website

The brand describes this color as a "sheer light grey, jelly finish". I think the name Raindrops is a terrific name for it too, as I find myself envisioning a dreary sky pelting the ground with juicy, finger-width raindrops whenever I think about it.

This color is in stock and available to buy from the Illamasqua website, but when I added it to my cart, it showed the price to be $21.43 USD. (In GBP, it is £13.50.) I'm not sure if that is completely correct as they do disclaim that the alternate currencies shown are purely for display as they will charge you in GBP, but I do know that Sephora usually carries their lacquers for $14.00 USD. I checked Sephora's website, and this hasn't appeared there yet, but that usually is the case with new collections.

I don't think that I will purchase this yet, but if I were in the UK, I definitely would! They offer free shipping on any order within the UK, and free shipping on international orders with the purchase of £35.00 GBP or more. If you are within the US and want to haul multiple products, maybe from their new Imperfection collection, the free shipping may be an incentive to purchase.

What do you think? Do you love it? Hate it? I'd love to hear what you think.