Gold medal beauty
This week, everyone in the USA will be watching our athletes compete at the Olympics. Show Team USA your support and motivate yourself with beauty products inspired by our champions.
Score a perfect ponytail
Style your soccer star ponytail with a Goody Double Wear Elastic Bracelet in Silver or Gold ($6, amazon.com). This multi-functional band can also be worn as a bracelet around your wrist so you can be inspired by winning medal colors.
Point your patriotic toes
Gymnasts, especially when on the balance beam or vault, need to point their toes, so all eyes are on their precious feet. You have two options this summer -- either metallic-inspired shades such as butter London's The Full Monty- Molten Metallic Gold ($14, sephora.com) or Sephora by OPI's USA! USA! Jewelry Top Coat ($10, sephora.com), which combines a glitter trio in red, white and blue. Either way, your toes will sparkle with victory.
Volleyball player tan
Women beach volleyball players are always out in the sun, so they are constantly battling the elements (from the effects of the sun's rays to dry and rough skin from the sand). On the other hand, these same elements make them naturally bronzed, toned and glowing. To create a faux volleyball goddess look, your skin needs to be bronzed and hydrated. Achieve glowing skin with a moisturizing self-tanner. Look for one that develops gradually and includes an SPF, like SuperGoop's SPF 20 Gradual Self-Tanning Sunscreen Mousse ($38, supergoop.com).
Super swimmer's hair
Athletes competing in swimming and diving are constantly in chlorinated pools, which can damage and dry out their hair. Keep your swim team hair glossy and healthy by washing and conditioning hair before you get into the pool for your workout. While hair is wet, comb through a deep conditioner and apply your swim cap (creating a conditioning hair treatment while you work out). Apres swim, take off the cap and rinse your hair again followed by a spray leave-in conditioner such as L'Oreal EverCreme Nourishing Leave-In Spray ($9, drugstore.com).