For those who love to wear patriotic colors, this weekend is all about you! Fortunately, red, white, and blue never looked classier. Here are several beautiful ways to show your love for the stars, stripes, or a blend of both:
The “American Flag” Manicure
These nails are not as intimidating to create as they look. First, use Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-On Manicure ($5.99 – $7.99) in Bright as a Feather as your base nail. Diagonally paint the bottom left hand corner of the imPRESS nail with red polish and use a white polish to draw in the stripes directly over the red polish. To finish off the look, use the silver stars from KISS Salon Secrets ($9.99) and place them on the upper right hand corner of the imPRESS nail by using a top coat to make sure it adheres onto the nail.
Ralph Lauren Fragrances Polo Blue Sport ($78)
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Elegant, regal-looking, and packaged with distinctively patriotic ribbon, this fragrance was designed to celebrate the thrill of competition and sportsmanship. Perfect for the patriotic man in your live, this citrus scent is for the modern, active sportsman that loves to smell like victory. A flask-shaped bottle inspired by the crisp sail of a laser sailboat makes you realize that red, white, and blue beauty is not just for the girls.
L’Oréal Professionnel HAIRCHALK($24.00)
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If you don’t have the nerve for permanent red, white, and blue hair dye (and who does, really?), hair chalk is the answer. Two shades: Coral Sunset and Blue Ocean Cruise give your strands a temporary patriotic high-intensity pigmented polish, without leaving any chalky residue or risk of color transfer. It washes off after 2-10 shampoos and there are other colors if you want to experiment.
Nails Inc. Gel Effect Polish in Mercer Street and Kensington Passage($14)
Kensington Passage Gel Effect polish. Photo Credit: Nails Inc.
Forget the names of these polishes, which are obviously very British. The point is that these new Gel Effect trend shades by Nails Inc. give you a high shine and a glossy finish without the need for a UV lamp or soak off when it’s time to change shades. The formula contains the same plumping technology as a salon gel manicure; plus, it has an extra wide brush so even clumsy fingers can cope without streaking or dragging.
Urban Decay Eyeshadows ($18)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Evidence. Photo Credit: Urban Decay
If you’ve wanted to wear patriotic eye shadows but were unsure of what to choose, try Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Evidence and Zephyr, a dark navy and a cool white. This is a crisp pairing for a deep eye shadow look that is perfect for patriotic weekends. The formula’s Pigment Infusion system makes the colors pop, and they glide beautifully and stay put, from sunrise to sundowners.