Rainfall: Redux


As predicted in my last post, the flaky half of the Andrea Fulerton Rainfall Trio is rather lovely over black (used here is Maybelline “Onyx Black”, £4.09/Boots). The formula still bothers me, but it only required one coat for a lovely blue/green shift, and would also probably work nicely over a dark blue or purple. So, a win salvaged from a fail!


It was bound to happen sooner or later.

Alas, mIMG_20130610_122925y first poor review. Today’s nails are Rainfall Trio by Andrea Fulerton (£7.99/Superdrug). With the Trio collection, you get two polishes in a flipstick, which can be worn on their own or layered over one another. I have to say, I am quite disappointed. The formula is thick and claggy, making it difficult to get even coverage; in the picture there are 4 coats (2 of each layer) and it still looks a bit patchy. Also, when the blue flaky polish is layered over the teal, the colour difference is very subtle, and not at all as dramatic as I’d hoped (see the difference between my middle finger and the others). Additionally, it took a very long time to dry.

I will keep it, as I suspect the dark flaky polish will look reasonably good layered over a black, but I definitely won’t be buying anymore polishes from this range, which is very disappointing given how much I like the Andrea Fulteron Gemstone Overcoat. I was hoping for good things from this brand, considering the price, but it did not deliver. Ah well. Onwards to better things!