4 Beauty Essentials for the July 4th Weekend (SELF Editor Picks!)

By Julie Schott, SELF magazine

Not sure what to pack this weekend? Whether you're traveling or spending the holiday close to home, these summer favorites from the SELF Beauty team have you covered!

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Alex Samuel
, Associate Beauty Editor:

1. Avon Skin So Soft Bug Repellent Wipes. "They kept the bugs away this past weekend at an outdoor wedding without smelling like chemicals. Plus, they're wipes, so I didn't have to worry about them getting all over my dress!"

2. Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Spray. "It's the ONLY thing that I can apply every two hours without irritating my skin. I'm super-pale and prone to burns, so I keep it at arms length all day."

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Runa Bhattacharya, Beauty Assistant:

3. NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Isolde. "It instantly brightens up my eyes, warms up my complexion and I love the way it glimmers when I'm in the sunlight."

Pia Bhattacharya, Beauty Blogger:

4. Jennifer Behr, Bella. "My 4th of July essential? Fun hair! I love to add an accessory to my dark hair. It's fun and festive and perfect for setting off my 4th of July makeup."

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Have a happy and safe July 4th weekend!

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