I love that they have the shorter length now! I've been hooked on the Gel Fantasy nails for a while now, and I've never been disappointed! Yes, the texture is rough on the glitter nails, but that's very apparent just by glancing at the package. In my opinion the gel glue that comes with it is VERY good, if you apply it right it holds tight for at least a week. You need to alloy glue to your nail AND the back of the faux nail before applying, and hold each nail down with firm pressure for at least 15 seconds. Have patience, use common sense, don't cut corners, and you will have a very good manicure that looks like it was really expensive!