Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Julep America

I'm a bit late with today's TT post, courtesy of the flu from hell, but thankfully I managed to leave my deathbed long enough to pull together a mani for this week's theme: inspired by a nationality, ethnicity, culture or flag. Although it's a pretty broad theme, I must confess to feeling uninspired for this one. I'm gonna blame my illness and also a desire to avoid nail art, but mostly my illness. ;)

My ethnic background is overwhelmingly Irish, so I toyed around with a couple ideas based on that, but ultimately decided to do a mani inspired by a flag--the American flag, to be exact, and I can't think of a better polish to embody the stars and stripes than Julep America! America is a red microglitter base with silver and blue hexes, plus some fun silver stars to top it all off. This is one coat of America over OPI Die Another Day, a metallic red.

Although my original idea may have not been all that inspired, I'm actually pretty happy with how this mani turned out. It's got this kind of kitschy, all-American '50s pin-up vibe to it that I really like.

Be sure to check out what my other Twinsies are wearing today too!

Amanda at Amandalandish
Anna at Going to the Showing
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley at Art Evolve
Brandi at The Beaulieu Review
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jamie at Polish, Please!
Katherine at Haul of Fame
Maribeth at Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite!
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Nory at Fierce Makeup and Nails
Rachel at Top Coat It
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch
Tara at Polishy of Truth


  1. This is really pretty! It would make an awesome Fourth of July mani.

  2. This is perfect for the theme! And I hope you're feeling better!

    1. Thanks Amanda! I am still kinda sick--coughing a lot--and I wound up getting poor Michael sick too. :-/

  3. These polishes look great together!

  4. Replies
    1. It really is gorgeous, Anna! I managed to land it on Copious (remember when that was a thing?) sometime last fall.


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