My July 4th Beauty Sparklers

Holidays are about a few things: giving thanks, showing appreciation, family, food, fun, and BEAUTY. Yes, holidays are a time for you to pull out your best outfits or experiment with some DARING new looks. This Fourth of July I decided to go with something simple, but amusing, just like sparklers.

Thanks to my May & June Onyx boxes and my June Ipsy beauty bag I was able to achieve the following look.

Measurable Difference -Baked Blush in “Strawberry Sorbet”: June Onyx Box

Oils of the World -L.A. Summer Glow: June Onyx Box: value $22.50

Colourpop- Lippie Stix “Bossy”: June Onyx Box: value $5

Eden Body Works- Citrus Fusion Refresher Spray: June Onyx Box

Not pictured: The Butter Bar- MELAN-In Skin Nourishing Serum w. SPF: May Onyx Box: value $49.95

Juvia’s Place Nubian Palette: Juvia’s Place: $28

The Balm Eyeshadow- Instain: June Ipsy Bag

Pur- Fully Charged Mascara: June Ipsy Bag —>> my new fav mascara

City Color Bold Brow: June Ipsy Bag


For the most part, I really enjoyed all of the goodies listed above. If I could pick my top 3 items that came from subscription boxes it would be the Pur Fully Charged Mascara, Colourpop Lippie Stick in ‘Bossy’, and  Oils of the World L. A. Summer Glow.

  1. Pur Fully Charged Mascara: I firmly believe the mascara brush makes up about 75% of the quality. The actual mascara is also important,  but if you have good mascara and a bad brush you won’t get anywhere. This brush applies so smoothly and extends my lashes while volumizing them. It almost makes me feel like I have on false lashes. Plus it can last throughout the work day, even an intense Zumba workout.
  2. Colourpop’s ‘Bossy’: It is literally the embodiment of the company’s name. It is a pop of color. It glides on smoothly and has a kind of creamy matte look with a little bit of sheen. The red color is perfect for the summer and can add that extra zing to any outfit
  3. Oils of the World L. A. Summer Glow: It smells so fresh. I like the consistency, which is thick but not too sticky.  It is a good base to help keep on your favorite summer perfumes while keeping you moisturized. It also gives you a subtle scent and an amazing glow alone.


To get $10 OFF your own OnyxBox sign up at and use referral code 9kddtq, the subscription is around $25 a month, but you have close to $75 – $100 worth of products in each box. It is definitely worth it. You can also subscribe to Ipsy Bag via this link  It is $10 every month, and the products are picked according to your beauty profile.

I hope you enjoyed my Fourth of July Beauty Sparklers. Let me know what some of your Beauty Sparklers are, below in the comments. If you have any questions or blog requests, post them below or on the contact page.  Stay tuned for more of my Multifaceted Introspective.




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Family Nurse Practitioner pursuing a life of research and education by earning my PhD in Nursing. Alabama born and raised. UAB Alum. UAB Grad Student.

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