Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Julep America

With the 4th of July coming up in two days, it should come as no surprise that we used this week's TT theme as an opportunity to celebrate the holiday! I decided to go the red, white and blue route for my interpretation, using Julep America!

I've swatched Julep America on here once before (for another TT theme, even--oops, didn't realize that 'til I went looking for the post just now), but I really couldn't think of a more perfect polish for a 4th of July mani, so out it came again! America is a clear base with red, blue and silver glitter, plus some silver stars to make this polish literally star-spangled. This time around, I layered it over Essie No Place Like Chrome, a silver chrome. This seemed like it would be a really awesome combo in my head, but it kinda fell flat on the nail. :-/ See what you think!

America and No Place Like Chrome didn't quite pop like I'd envisioned they would. I figured a silver base would really make the red and blue glitter stand out, but it also takes some of the "oomph" out of the silver star glitter, which is probably the funnest part of this polish. *sad trombone* Waahhhh wahhh. I think it looked much better over the red I paired it with when I first wore it.

Oh well. I guess I'll have to try again later this week! I do hope my Twinsies had better luck with their manis!

Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch
Traci at DrinkCitra


  1. I love julep America! It will stay in my stash for a long while!

    1. Me too! It's a really fun polish!

  2. This really is a lovely glitter.

  3. "Sad trombone" lol! I love this and honestly, I've used Ameriaca a few times now and have managed to only see a total of ONE star on my nails---I swear there are no more in my polish!

    1. I've worn America two or three times now and I seem to get more stars (and by more, I mean two max haha) each time I use it. There are not a lot, but maybe they're kind of all sunk down at the bottom?

  4. Aw I think it looks great!! :D

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    1. It's an awesome polish! I wish Julep were less expensive. I got my bottle of America off Copious back in the day.

  6. I have this polish too! It's so fun!


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