Celebrating the 4th of July in Julep’s America

Julep Maven July box

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.

Julep 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:

wearing Julep America

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.

When you purchase Julep’s America, a portion of every sale is donated to the National Women’s Sports Foundation, which helps to support female athletes.

If you love trying out new nail polishes and hand products, you should consider joining the Julep Maven program. If you do sign up, I would really appreciate it if you could use my referral link.

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!

10 thoughts on “Celebrating the 4th of July in Julep’s America”

  1. Cute polish! Perfect for the holiday : ) Yea, it take a short while to get used to the texture of glitter polishes. I only usually use them as an accent strip to a french tip. Then again my standard “french tip” consists of a black nail and candy apple green tips lol This particular polish would probably look awesome as either a topcoat, or an accent strip to a solid white nail.

    1. Kristina! It is so awesome to see you commenting here, thanks! Black nails with candy apple green tips sound awesome. I was thinking that this polish would look good with a solid white nail, I’ll have to try it out since I also received a white polish in my Julep Maven box, along with a really pretty seafoam green polish and a silver glitter. So many possibilities!

    1. I used to bite my nails down all the way past the skin. They looked absolutely gross, and a lot of the time they actually hurt because of how much I would compulsively bite them. Over the past year or so, I have really been trying not to bite my nails, and I have grown them out pretty long on two occasions, before they broke off. Now they are pretty short, but at least I’m not biting them down to nothing anymore.

    1. It does chip a bit here and there, and I did have to touch it up twice in the three days I had it on, but it was actually a big pain to get off completely. It took me over an hour just to get it off my nails, and when I did, I had bits and pieces of glitter all over my hands, feet, and on the living room carpet where I happened to be doing my nails. It was not fun.

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