Andrea Fulerton Glitterati Nails – Good, in theory…

Posted by Lipglossiping On December - 12 - 2011

Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique have expanded their popular line of nail products with a set of ultra-cute glitters encased in little ‘puff’ tubes… let me tell you a bit about them…

Four shades of glitter that are designed to be ‘puffed’ onto a wet nail… the design of the ‘pen’ is supposed to afford directional coverage, giving you the ability to do cool things like create half-moons and glitter tips.

Frankly, I’d do a better job at creating a precision design if I snorted the glitter up my nose and sneezed it onto my nails.

The actual glitter is beautiful!  Fine, super-sparkly and not even too gritty… but the whole puff system is just massively flawed.  When I first squeezed the tube to activate the puff, nothing happened.

So of course… I squeezed a little harder, and the harder I squeezed, the more my eyes slitted in anticipation of a puff that would put a mushroom cloud to shame.  The anticipation damn near killed me, but nothing came out.  I recomposed myself, by which time my nail was of course, too dry to be of much use.

Eventually… I got a puff – the most anti-climactic moment of my life.  A splodge of glitter about half a centimetre away from where I’d wanted it placed.

Glitter…

Ultimately, these are beautiful nail glitters with a really awful delivery system that just doesn’t work well enough to create any kind of precision effect.  You may aswell just get a pot and dip your nails in that way.

Andrea Fulerton Glitterati Nails are priced at £10 available to buy at Superdrug.  Yano, if you really want to.

* press sample

 


11 Responses to “Andrea Fulerton Glitterati Nails – Good, in theory…”

  1. kelly says:

    aw that’s a shame, these do look cute but I hate, hate, hate the mess of glitter, I prefer to use a base colour and use a glitter based polish to do nail art, not that I do it often as I do prefer a full nail of one colour!

  2. Wendy says:

    Thanks for your brilliant and hilarious review Charlotte – you have brightened up the day for poor flu-ridden me! xxx

  3. Nargis says:

    The glitter looks very nice! I wonder how it compares to Gosh nail glitter (that already comes in a pot, instead of pretending to be all fancy and precise) :p:
    I’d rather buy one of their layering trio nail polishes- they look amazing.

  4. Shortiee31 says:

    One of the Andrea Fulerton techs used this on me at an event and I was very impressed.. Bought it and when I attempted to use it, I had EXACTLY the same experience as you! :(

  5. Hannah says:

    Such a shame about the rubbish packaging, because these look lovely!

  6. Emma RZ says:

    Ha, ha, you are so funny: ‘Frankly, I’d do a better job at creating a precision design if I snorted the glitter up my nose and sneezed it onto my nails.’

    Love it!

  7. redtiger21 says:

    Despite the review, I actually do like the look of them! Probably because I don’t care enough about my nails looking nice and tidy though lol

  8. Thanks for the feed back – love your word delivery too! First time we’ve heard this maybe practice makes perfect. Q for you did you paint each nail individually then puff? Andrea

    • Hi Andrea, thanks for taking the time to leave a comment – feel rotten for bitching about your product now!

      I’m sure that practice will make it easier to control but if you’ve spent 15 minutes painting your nails for the party season, then screwing things up at the last step is always gonna be frustrating and I think I assumed that the point of the delivery system would be to make the tricky art of applying glitter easier. Honestly, I just found this harder to use than dipping a wet fingernail into a pot or even using a brush.

      P.S. I did one nail at a time to ensure they were wet enough to stick — they stuck well when wet but I just couldn’t control the applicator enough for neat glitter tips. I also attempted half moons at the base of the nail but they just looked more splodgy than moon-y.

  9. LOL you are hilarious. I’ve been thinking about doing glitter nails like this recently, but I think I’ll stick with a brush :)

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