This month in my Julep Maven * BoHo Glam box I received a complementary bottle of America – The Beautiful polish, just in time for the Fourth of July.
Julep says “America the Beautiful is a shiny red with royal blue glitter and sterling silver stars, it’s like nail art in a bottle!”
I say it’s a like Elmer’s Glitter Glue with a brush, only a heck of a lot sticker. You can peel off glue, this stuff practically need a sledgehammer to come off! Glitters can be tricky and require a light hand. No matter what I tried, I looked like my three year old son had given me a manicure.
Since I could tell it was thick and knew complete coverage would be an issue, I elected to layer America – The Beautiful over Rescue Beauty Lounge (“RBL”) Medium White. I also used RBL 3 piece treatment system. Despite all my preparation, this manicure was a HOT MESS! Such a shame since it’s so pretty in the bottle and I’ve had no other complaints about Julep’s formula.
My BoHo Glam box also included:
Mischa, cherry scarlet micro-shimmer. Georgia, golden coral micro-shimmer. Poppy, peachy coral creme lip vernis.
*Julep Maven is a program where you receive a box of goodies from Julep every month featuring products they select based on your responses to a style quiz. Frr $19.99 a month I receive 2 full size polishes (that retail for $14 each!) and some extra goodies – full size peru prep and file, cosmetic bag, full size lotion, etc. It’s actually a pretty good deal (I find it a better value than Birchbox). If you’re interested, here is my referral link - I get points or something.