You don't need to wear green liberty spikes to celebrate Independence Day. Last year I gathered a few festive beauty-related Fourth of July products, including an idea about how to make your own American flag manicure. Even if you don't want to go all out, here are a couple more ways to feel festive.
Red gloss: This American Beauty Fabulous Feel Liquid Lip Color in Red Velvet ($12.50) is a great way to attain an understated July 4th beauty look. Throw on some blue jeans and a white tee, and you'll be doing the red-white-and-blue thing without getting too corny.
For one other option,
This Fourth of July Art Striper Nail Kit ($19.95) from Nubar is a little similar to last year's manicure set, but it's less expensive and it comes with five products. The polishes have super-thin brushes so that you can create stars and stripes if you want — or, more likely, an unconventional French manicure.