Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Julep's America & Myrtle Manicure

Happy 4th of July America!

The manicure above was achieved by using two coats of Julep's Myrtle and one coat of America on top.  Of course, I used a base coat and top coat which were Perfect Formula's Manicure Booster and Seche Vite.  I applied a second top coat the next day since the glitter was snagging on my clothing and hair.  Myrtle had to be applied carefully since it was very thin and wanted to drop off the wand not just the brush.  I applied the glitter in short dabbing strokes starting at the cuticles.  I had to fish out the stars and apply them separately.  I also brushed the glitter off the brush and then brushed the glitter off the stars because you couldn't even tell they were stars when the glitter was on top.  America takes a lot of time and patience.  I tried it over both a white and silver polish, but it didn't look good at all. Then I tried a navy polish and while it was ok, it just didn't pop like the red polish did. You could just use three coats of America and nothing else, but then you wouldn't see the small red glitter very well.  I bought this one a year ago in my Maven box, but it arrived after the 4th of July.  To see last year's 4th of July nail art manicure click here.

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