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Happy (almost!) July 4! We thought we’d get in the spirit with some fun red, white and blue products. Light a sparkler and add a little color to your beauty routine this weekend with these fun products!

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Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Exfoliating Lip Salvation
Antioxidant-rich red tea delivers long-lasting hydration to even the most parched pout.
$15 at

Stila Acai Crush Lip & Cheek Stain
We’re in love with every stain Stila does, and this red-tinted beauty is no exception.
$24 at

Marc Jacobs Daisy Pop Art Edition
Violet leaves and wild strawberries combine with jasmine bouquet, musk and vanilla infusion in the latest version of the Marc Jacobs favorite.
$88 at

ghd Red Lust Styler
This limited-edition kit includes a high-gloss red styler, a red quilted heat-resistant pouch and a hard black case. What more could you ask for?
$230 at

Essie Russian Roulette Nail Polish
Because every girl needs a bright red polish for a hot night out.
$8 at

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Bulgari Eau Parfumee au The Blanc Weekend Collection
This collection has everything you need for a luxurious weekend away—shower gel, perfume, body lotion, shampoo, soap, even refreshing towels!
$65 at

Sephora Body Sparkle Gel in White Praline
Give your body a treat with this oil-gel that leaves behind the prettiest silver shimmer.
$8 at

Organix Coconut Milk Weightless Mousse
Coconut oil and whipped egg proteins make your hair look absolutely incredible, we swear!
$6.99 at

RGB Nail Polish in White
Stark white for your nails? Why not?
$14 at

Lush Butterball Bath Bomb
Vanilla, cocoa butter and ylang ylang? Sign us up.
$4.95 at

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Clarisonic Mia Blue with New Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head and Dr. Brandt
This product may have the longest name in the world, but we don’t care! Not only is our beloved Clarisonic Mia here, but it comes with a fabulous deep pore cleansing brush head and two pore-cleansing products by Dr. Brandt. Divine.
$149 at

American Apparel 3-Pack of Nail Polish
Mount Royal, Passport Blue and Cameo Blue. It looks like good things come in threes.
$15 at

Urban Decay Metallic Glitter Eyeshadow in Kiddie Pool
With intense shimmer and a gorgeous pale blue hue, we can see why this is one of Urban Decay’s bestsellers.
$17 at

Philosophy Blue Raspberry Snowcone Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath
Bring yourself right back to your childhood with this sweet-scented 3-in-1.
$16 at


Gossip Girl Jessica Szohr teamed up with Dove Go Sleeveless last week to shower (no pun intended) the winner of Dove’s Go Sleevless Fashion Challenge with a $5,000 shopping spree to the popular NYC boutique Big Drop. Jessica has been working with Dove for a couple years so we knew she must really like their products. “They’re very real,” she told us over the phone. “They want women to feel confident.” What’s not to like about that?

When not hitting up Big Drop, Jess told us she likes to bargain shop at Target, Urban Outfitters, Kohls and Topshop and she also dished on her must-have beauty products, which include Dove Go Sleeveless and her favorite, Caudalie’s elixir spray.

jessproducts2_smh.jpg1. Dove Go Sleeveless Deodorant, $4.07 at
2. Neutrogena Cleansing Hydrating Towelettes, $4.99 at
3. Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, $3 at
4.Caudalie Beauty Elixir Spray, $46 at

CND-Solar-Oil.jpgIf you’re like us, you often forget about your cuticles … until you’re sitting in front of a manicurist who’s snipping away at them for what feels like forever. Well, if you introduce CND Solar Oil into your daily beauty regimen, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much better they’ll look in no time at all!

This nail and skin conditioner contains jojoba oil, which is packed with Vitamin E, in addition to rice bran and sweet almond oils. What does this mean for your cuticles—and your hands, too? They’ll be moisturized, conditioned, soft, smooth … oh, yeah, and they’ll smell amazing.

We love the bottle for its easy application. It looks just like a nail polish bottle and contains a nail brush to easily sweep the product onto your cuticles. Plus it smells amazing, since the almond oil gives it a sweet aroma.

We recommend keeping it either on your nightstand (to apply right before bed) or on your desk at work (for when you’re stuck on those annoying conference calls). Then simply rub into your hands and voila! Softer, smoother skin in no time.

CND Solar Oil retails for $9 at
stellasheer11_smh.jpgSigh. Another summer, another Stella Sheer. This one is even better than last year’s in my opinion — closer to Stella McCartney’s signature scent, Stella, with a splash of citrus courtesy of lemon and apple notes layered on my fave (and apparently Stella’s as well) scent: peony.

3.3 oz. Stella Sheer, $62 at

Emi-Jay-Jewel-Hair-Ties.jpgWant something more fun to hold your ponytail in place than just the typical rubber band? Well, Emi-Jay Hair Ties are here to help.

Each Emi-Jay Hair Tie—and there are a lot to choose from—has been hand-dyed and knotted. They’re made from a stretchy material that, while wrapping around the hair multiple times, still don’t lose their stretch or get too stretched out! (A problem we tend to have with the rubber bands we buy by the hundreds at the drugstore.) They come in tons of different patterns and colors … really, every color under the sun!

And if you need more convincing? They’re pretty enough to wear as bracelets! What more could you ask for?

Emi-Jay Hair Ties start at $10.99 for a pack of 5 and are available at

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