Monday 2 March 2015

Manicure Monday | Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique - Jade

Andrea Fulerton is a nail technician to the stars, so I had really high hopes for her own nail polish range, which are called Nail Boutique's. I went to the Superdrug website and ordered two colours, the one I have on this week is called Jade.

Jade is a gorgeous mint green creme polish, and although it looks pretty similar to a few other mints in my collection, in comparison Jade is a fair bit deeper than the others, which makes it quite a unique shade to me. I love the consistency of this polish, it's pretty thin so dries fairly quickly and applies really smoothly, without any bumps or bubbling.

The brush is kind of annoying though, it's really thin, especially because I have wide nails, so I can't apply the polish in a three swipe motion like I usually do. Because of how thin the brush is I found I had to constantly re-dip into the polish to load my brush up which meant I wasn't able to be quite as precise as I would like. It took a lot more clean up than I'm used to when I can apply each coat in three easy swipes.

I've had to use three coats for this photo, after two it still looked patchy, though I'm not sure if you'd be able to see it with the naked eye, I was just being wary of it photographing weirdly. Obviously because I had to apply three coats I needed to apply Seche Vite to speed up drying time.

Although I absolutely love the shade of this polish, and think it's perfect for spring, the whole thing is a bit of a let down for me. From the narrow brush to the streaky application, I'd give this a miss and go for another brand at a similar price point, like Barry M, where you also get more polish for your money (there's only 5.5ml of product in this bottle, compared to 10ml of Barry M for just 50p more).

Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique in Jade is available from Superdrug for £2.50.

Have you ever tried anything from this brand? What did you think?

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