Fourth of July is a little over a week away. If you haven’t gathered all of your Patriotic Essentials yet, what are you waiting for? It’s going to be a hot day, full of fun in the sun. We will bee at the lake and then an evening baseball game. I have a few must have beauty essentials to help you stay chic this fourth.
Biolage Agave Nectar Control Gel
As the 4th of July usually involves some scorching heat, you’ll need to make sure your hair is on point. This spray-in styler includes a unique ingredient, Blue Agave, which provides unmatched shine and control. The lightweight, medium-hold formula controls frizz while maintaining memory. It’s less tacky and thinner than traditional gel but provides more styling control & benefits than a shine serum — it’s truly a unique product from none other than the Biolage brand. Price: $16, Available in September, Visit Matrix.com for salon locations
L’Oréal Paris Miss Denim Colour Riche Nail
Denim is the ultimate American classic but in 2014, it’s bigger and hotter than ever! Inspired by colored denim, now you can unzip jean couture in a bottle with the latest limited-edition collection from L’Oréal Paris. These unique, denim-ized texture finish nail shades are inspired by bright colored denim to dress up your 4th of July look. Dressing down is the new dressing up and the fashionistas will be rocking their denim like never before. Shades include: Vintage Rose, Indigo Classique, Skinny Jeans, Bleu My Mind, Distressed Turquoise. Price: $5.99 each; The Miss Denim Collection is available for individual purchase at drugstores nationwide beginning June 2014 until supplies last.
L’Oréal Paris Advanced Suncare Collection
Celebrate the July 4th weekend, while keeping your skin protected from the harsh summer rays. The L’Oréal Paris Advanced Suncare Collection offers the most superior protection in a range of ultra-convenient forms. Formulated with an advanced photostable patented UV filter system, powerful antioxidants and luxurious lightweight textures, the complete range is designed for every skin tone under the sun. Price:SPF 30 $9.99, SPF 50+ $10.99, Available at
www.lorealparisusa.com and at mass, food and drug retailers nationwide.
Erno Laszlo Firmarine Moisturizer SPF 30
Battle the sun’s rays and firm the skin with one single product. Erno Laszlo’s Firmarine SPF 30 feeds new collagen growth while enhancing skin firmness and bounce. Its ocean –hued formula is equipped with a key bio-marine ingredient, Spirulina Maxima, a fresh water, blue-green algae prized for its health benefits. The silky cream protects with Vitamins E, C and A, Organic Green Tea, Multi-Mineral Complex and mineral-rich Deep Sea Water to boosts the skin’s immunity (anti-viral, anti-bacterial) all summer long. Price: $195, Available at Nordstrom and ErnoLaszlo.com.
— Michelle Cantu (@AThriftyDiva) June 24, 2014