I first wrote about being a member of the Julep Maven program back in March, when I received my very first “It Girl” box filled with four brand new and super exciting nail colors. I have continued to receive a Julep Maven box every month since, and this month’s box included one special surprise to celebrate the 4th of July–their just-released polish, America.
America is a full-glitter nail polish (my first full-glitter polish, in fact), with a shiny red base and sterling silver and royal blue glitter, as well as a few sterling silver stars mixed in here and there. This polish is pretty much screaming ‘patriotism’ from the rooftops, and it is absolutely perfect for the 4th of July, which is why I did my fingernails and toenails with it last night.
Here is a closeup of America on my fingernails so you can really see everything going on:
This was just one coat so it’s a little thin in spots, but for the most part, I’d say that it covers very well considering it’s made up of glitter. However, because of that, it is also very thick and chunky, which made the application process a little more challenging than with any other nail polish I have used. Gently gliding the brush over my nail was a good start in getting the red base to cover my nail, but to get the glitter pieces and silver stars to stick, I had to do a lot of dabbing. The finish of glitter polishes also take some getting used to if you’ve never used them before; there is a whole lot of texture going on that is slightly raised on the nail. Fortunately, I got over how odd this texture felt very quickly and I’m happy that I can appreciate Julep’s America polish for the celebratory and just plain fun nail polish that it is.
I did not receive anything in order to write this review. I am simply a member of the Julep Maven program and really like it!