By Erika Chassner


July 4th is one of my favorite holidays. So I start gearing up for it in June. Summer is officially in full swing and fireworks, parades and barbecues permeate the air. Here are some fun products to help you commence to don your Red, White and Blue.

Sport your Red (nails) OPI style
Add some fun to your manicure with a slick coat of OPI’s new Red Shatter. Not only is this color appropriately festive, but also it’s a great way to make a manicure last a little longer. Start off with your favorite OPI color as a base and then at signs of the first chip, add a coat of shatter for another full week and totally different look. Practice your best salute with my favorite current combo of OPI Russian Navy coated with Red Shatter.

Pearly White Smile
Crest 2 Hour Express Whitestrips will have your pearly whites ready for that rooftop bbq photo op in a jiffy. Perfect for the girl on the go, you really will see a difference in two short hours. The box comes with 4 whitening strips for the top and bottom. My favorite part is that these strips seal to your teeth and don’t slip, so less mess! Declare your independence from tooth enamel coffee stains this 4th!

Silky Skin courtesy True Blue Spa
Oh, say can you see…all that dry skin? It’s shorts and bathing suit season and time to buff away that dry skin for silky smooth skin. True Blue Spa Fresh Foaming Body Buff will transform your shower into a spa like experience while scents of the orange fruit extract fill the air. Buff, polish and then finish up with your favorite nourishing lotion.

Originally published June 2011



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