Beauty Review: Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique Trio in Rain Fall

There are some nail polishes that work all year round, and others that are most definitely reserved for spring/summer or autumn/winter. Considering that most of the year the British weather is definitely more on the wet side, today I wanted to share with you a very aptly-named polish in the form of Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique Trio in Rain Fall. This possibly wasn't the most appropriate shade to blog about as we've had a bit of a mini heatwave this week here in London, but it's one I'm really glad the luck of the nail box drawer brought me!

I've blogged about Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique Trios before (click here for my review of the Art Attack polish from all the way back in 2011), but basically how they work is that the bottle includes two smaller bottles in different shades, and you can either wear them as individual polishes or layer them together to create a third shade. Quite a few nail brands have brought out these types of polishes in recent years - Models Own recently launched their own version for instance - but Andrea Fulerton was the first to do it in the UK, so in the spirit of this blog as celebrating original versions of products I had to write about this one at some point.

The photo on the right is the base coat for Rain Fall, which is a slightly darker more greenish turquoise colour. I've put a photo of it here next to Andrea Fulerton Eliza, which I blogged about a few weeks ago, so you can see the difference - I think Eliza is definitely paler and also has more blue in it. I used two coats of the Rain Fall base coat for this picture (with Revlon Post Trauma Treatment base coat as usual) but it was pretty much opaque in one so could have got away with less.

I then layered it with the top coat, which is a purplish colour with reasonably large particles of greenish-blue glitter. I only did one coat of the top coat, and then Seche Vite over the top.

Unfortunately this one hasn't photographed fantastically well as I think it's really a polish you need to see up close and in person (hence the slightly random one-finger photo!). It's definitely a polish where the colours change a lot depending on the light and as you move your hands. The photos here make it look much more turquoise, for instance, whereas when I'm writing this in the evening with artificial light and it looks a lot more green but goes a slightly navy blue colour or even purplish when I angle it away from the light. Sorry that's not enormously helpful but I really think it's one of those polishes you have to try yourself!

The only problem I have with this is that it did chip quite easily - I put it on on Saturday morning, and had small chips within 24 hours so that's not great. However the first properly noticeable chips didn't appear until Tuesday, so it could be a lot worse.

Overall, I quite like this polish and think it's really versatile - the fact that you get three polishes is a great deal, and they're such quality that I'd quite happily wear the two individual polishes on their own. The effect of the two layered together is beautiful too, I got loads of compliments on it which always makes a polish a keeper in my book! Plus the green/blue colour makes me wonder if this would make a great alternative to the traditional reds for the Christmas season...

If you'd like to try this polish it's available at Superdrug for £7.99 a bottle which I think is a pretty good deal for three polishes, especially in such awesome colours!

Have you tried any trio polishes? What did you think of them? And are you starting to embrace your autumn nail colours or still hanging on to more summery shades? Let me know in the comments and have a great day!

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