Sunday, July 3, 2016

#FourthofJuly Inspired #MakeupMonday Look Featuring #MaybellineNewYork, #Davines, #BenefitCosmetics, and More

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Although the forecast calls for thunderstorms for most of the Fourth of July Weekend including on 4th of July Monday (no fireworks!!), I still want to show my inspired makeup and nail looks for this festive holiday of the birth of our nation!! This time, I decided to have a little makeup fun by doing bold eyes and lips instead of choosing one or the other!! Read more on what I used for both the makeup and nail looks below!

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I decided to use what I already have accumulated in my beauty stash for my skin, hair, makeup, and nails while cleaning out all of my saved samples because this stuff due breakdown in a non-central air conditioned house (love you Mom but my beauty stuff does not the summer heat!!). Below is a list of the items that I used:

Arrow Protect Deodorant 

St. Tropez 3 Minute Shower Self Tanner

Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash in "Black"

Pur Cosmetics Hydrafluid Water Serum Foundation in "Medium"

Morgan Taylor nail polish in "Tigeress Knows Best"

Number 4 Haircare  Hydrating Shampoo

Amika: Nourishing Hair Mask and Blowout Spray

Rimmel London Bronzer


Darphin Paris Toner

Liz Earle Superskin Moisturiser 

Mally Beauty Eye liner in "Sailor" 

Mally Beauty Eye shadow in "Stone" 

Clean Perfume Warm Cotton 

IPKN New York Radiant Primer 

Loreal Paris Makeup Setting Spray

Loreal Paris  Elnette Hair Spray

Loreal Paris Lip Pencils 

Spornette Hair Brush

Davines Hair Oil 

Ecotools Makeup Brushes


Disposable Plastic Hair caps

Most of these sample products I received via monthly Birchboxes, Target Beauty boxes, and blogger swaps so expect most of these in my next July Empties post at the end of this month, too!! I am staying on my beauty budget for when I need to replenish my supplies during Back to School sales!!

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 I just love the rich red color of this Morgan Taylor nail polish in "Tigeress Knows Best" which I got at steal at the local JCP Salon for only $1.50 USD (YEAH!!) and its just the right amount to show my patriot red on my manicure and pedicure for the Independence Day!!

I am blessed to live in a country regardless of its faults but for its countless freedoms to live, worship, openly be the person that I want to be and my family, and always remember the sacrifices of so many men and women that helped make it possible!! Blessings and safe travels during our nation's birthday!!

Until next time...


aka Blueridge Beauty Blogger


  1. I absolutely love the red nails and you have gorgeous nails, Sorry about the forecast of the weather for the 4th of July but i hope you have a lovely holiday anyways with or without the fireworks.

    1. Thank you, Uzo! Last night near 10 pm we saw fireworks at the city stadium on our front porch!!


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    1. Thank you!! I love this shade of red from Morgan Taylor!!


  3. I really need to try some of these products, that nail colour is gorgeous! I always love to make new blogger friends too, so if you would like to follow each other and stay in touch let me know! x

    1. Thank you, Adele! I love this shade of red on my mani and pedi!!


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