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Its all about those nails! Nail art, manicure Monday, DIY nail tips, trends, designs and basically everything you need to know about nails! From natural nail care, acrylic tips, and seasonal colors us roo girls will keep you up to date with today's top trends in nail fashion.
  • Star Wars Day Inspiration for Prom

    With Star Wars Day is officially here (May 4th)! We know many girls are still on the hunt for their perfect prom dress, so we wanted to send out some good vibes today. So, without further adieu... May the Force (ahem... May the FOURTH!) be with you in aligning the stars and finding your perfect prom dress today. In the words of Yoda, "Find your prom dress, you will."

    Scala 48435Since today is also Manciure Monday, we're definitely feeling the force in putting together a Star Wars inspired prom look! We found some Star Wars nail art looks we loved on Pinterest, which you can see above, and we paired it with a prom dress that is so Star Wars worthy: Scala 48435! The stars (and galaxies) will align for the perfect evening gown when you slip into this electrifying creation. Radiantly lustrous material is overlaid by intricate patterns for a richly textured look, and glittering sequins add a healthy dose of glitz. From its sweetheart neckline to its sweep train, this gown reminds us of the beauty of the stars above.

    Even though you probably won't be rocking Star Wars nails at prom, we thought this Scala prom dress was the perfect way to bring a little geeky inspiration to the dance floor. That's not to say we'd totally be all about rocking a bold nail look like the ones above at prom! After all, prom night is all about you - be comfortable and confidence in whatever outfit you choose.

    Or, if you want to bring some Star Wars fun to After Prom, we love Faviana 7210 in gold because it reminds us of C-3P0! The foil jersey dress material glistens just like C-3PO.... in a totally sexy way in this case, of course! This dress used to be $278, but is now on sale for only $194.99 (with only a few left), so it makes for a super affordable After Prom dress that you can easily wear again for many other events.

    Faviana 7210Want to add some extra fun? If your prom date is totally into Star Wars and geeky culture, too, get him to wear a cute Star Wars bow tie like this one or this one with his prom tuxedo! We're pretty sure all of your date's guy friends will be geeking out over the bow tie and wishing their prom date was as cool as you!

    May the Fourth be with you today, and especially on your prom day!

     

  • Valentine's Day Ideas to show your LOVE!

    We love the holidays here at Rissy Roos! Especially Valentine's Day and all of the pink decorations that are associated with it! Last week we showed you some of our favorite dresses to wear for Valentine's Day, and this week, we're going to show you how to accessorize in other ways for V Day! Remember, you don't have to dress or decorate drastically to get into the "Valentine's Day spirit"; which is why we like it. You could do such simple touches to your make-up, hair and nails to prove that you're loving and looking forward to Valentine's Day!

    Valentine's Day eye makeup

     We found this "Valentine's Day Smokey Eye" on Pinterest and we are obsessing over it! How feminine and fun! You could rock a pair of jeans and white t-shirt and still look Valentine-ready with this eye look! It's also super simple to do and you could alter the colors to suit your style.

    valentine's day manicureWhat better way to prep for Valentine's Day than to get a mani? We are loving this black, white and red combo! And who could deny those adorable polka dots? This nail art is a subtle, yet adorable, way to show that you're looking forward to this year's Valentine's Day.

    Carrie Underwood pink hair streaks

     Lastly, hair chalk! This trend is all that everyone is talking about and we don't blame them because it's trendy and very unique. Color the bottom of your hair with some pink and red hair chalk to accomplish a chic Valentine's Day look. Carrie Underwood has already got a head start!

    Love quoteBut most of all, don't forget the true meaning behind this bright and bold holiday. Love. Love yourself and each other! Have a great day, and if you have any Valentine's Day ideas of your own, leave them in a comment below!

     

     

  • Get Spooky with Halloween Nail Art!

    Happy Halloween! The day of dressing up as whatever your heart desires is finally here and it's time to celebrate. We're sure that you have your costume together already (if not, read yesterday's Easy Ways to Dress Up for Halloween blog post!), but you may not of had too much time to think about your nails. So, we are here to help out with some of our favorite Halloween nail art looks, and even a tutorial!

    Halloween sparkly nails

    For a quick and easy Halloween nail look, just paint your nails black! To spice it up a notch, add some orange glitter like in the photo above, or paint one nail on each finger orange.

    Halloween spider nails

    Love all the beautiful Halloween nail art, but fear that it's too hard for you? This simple spider Halloween look is too cute! You can even paint your nails a light orange instead of white for an even more Halloween-y look.

    Halloween Mummy nails

    For a little bit of a nail art challenge, we're totally obsessed with these cute mummy nails! You'll definitely be the envy of every girl at your Halloween parties with this chic Halloween look.

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    If you're really looking to have an all-out Halloween look, then AwesomenessTV's Skull and Crossbones Halloween Nail Art idea is the way to go! Featuring bones and such a cute little ghost, the design may look complicated, but their step-by-step guide makes it super easy. Just follow their video above!

    How are you painting your nails for Halloween? Leave us a comment below and share your ideas!

  • Trends That Work For Every Season!

    Before you start packing up your summer clothes and start making room for fall fashion trends (and Homecoming, of course), make sure you're not storing something that can be used for any season! There's so many different staple trends, from handbags to your nails, that you shouldn't be afraid to wear and re-wear, no matter what the season may be. So, read on to learn what trends you can easily transition from your Summer wardrobe into Fall...and even Winter and Spring!

    Crossbody Bags

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    Why pack away your favorite crossbody bag? Crossbody bags fit perfectly with the over-sized sweater trend for Fall! They're also perfect to hold any little items you need for class, such as pens, pencils, and highlighters. The best part, though, is that since they're cross body, the weight is more evenly distributed, making them not super heavy to carry. Perfect for walking around campus! All of the bags listed above are from dELiA's and they're $19.90 each; such a great price!

    Neon Accented Nails:

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    Everyone knows that Fall is all about rocking neutral colors on your nails, but we loved the neon trend during summer so much, that we decided to carry it over to Fall with our own little spin. Mix your favorite natural color with your favorite neon shade, and bam! The bright and bold neon is the perfect design to make those nails pop!

    Graphic Tees:

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    Graphic tees are the perfect statement piece for any outfit! You can wear them with a skirt, jeans or even leggings! Graphic tees let your true interests and personalities shine through without you having to say a word. The ones above are perfect for both the nerd and fashionista in you!

    What's your staple season-to-season piece of clothing or accessory? Leave us a comment below and let us know!

  • Mix 'n' Match Patterns for #ManicureMonday!

    Most salon goers tend to stick with one, or two, colors when getting a mani/pedi; however there are some risk takers out there who love to experiment with new and exciting patterns! You have ten finger nails that act as a blank canvas, waiting for you to fill them up with beautiful and unique nail art! Let's take a look at some of the most popular mix and match nail patterns:

    Coral pink mix n' match nails

    How adorable is this mani!? The base color, which is a coral pink, is the perfect color for summer time! The jewels on the middle nail will shine in the summer sun, as well as the silver embellishments located on the pinky and thumb nail. The white polka-dot and stripes are the perfect mediums to balance the nails out and make sure they don't look TOO over the top!

    Black, white, and gold mix n' match nails

    The Roo Girls are LOVING this beautifully done mix and match manicure! It reminds us of the Flapper Era, which is extremely popular now due to the release of The Great Gatsby remake. The baroque design, located on the thumb, is also a trend we look forward to seeing A LOT of this fall. The gold polish adds just enough glitz for the nails to be noticed. We couldn't have asked for a trendier mani!

    Blue and floral mix n' match nails

    The mani above is a bit more simple than the previous two; but it is still a mix and match mani, nonetheless! The manicurist decided to keep the middle, pinky and thumb finger a bold blue and add a little spark of gold to accentuate the gold glitter in the pointer finger nail. The ring finger design can't hep but to remind us of a Betsey Johnson design! A lovely yellow with pretty pink flowers; these fingers are runway ready!

    What's your favorite Mix and Match Mani? Leave a comment below!

  • Perfect Neon Ombre Looks for #ManicureMonday

    Last week we talked about great summer nail trends to try out, and two of them that we're loving are neon and ombre. Well, this #ManicureMonday we're combining those two trends, because it doesn't get much better than a look with both neon AND ombre in it! We've been loving all of the ways you can rock neon in your outfits and on your nails, but with ombre being such a big hit lately, too, we asked...why separate the trends?? So, here's something we've been completely obsessing over: the neon ombre manicure! And, best yet, if you're looking to pair your new neon ombre nails with your next formal outfit, read on for our favorite match-ups.

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    Lime green is definitely taking the fashion world by storm! We love how this fashionista paired the lime green with a white undertone - it allows the color to really pop! Love the lime green look and want to bring it to your next formal event? We have a lime green dress here at Continue reading

  • Hot New Summer Nail Trends for #ManicureMonday

    Summer is in full swing - the temps are high, the sun is shining and it's time to get that summer glam! The popular nail trends of Summer 2013 are bold bright neon colors and lots of funky nail art to spice things up! We've also seen some ombre work that looks amazing. Need some inspiration? Read on to see some of our favorite looks that we found on Pinterest.

    Bright and Bold Neon Nails

    Summertime is all about being bright and bold: from the summer sun, to cute bikinis. So, why not bring some bold color to your nails? Whether you want to rock one color, or spice things up with some patterns and texture, there's plenty of way to wear neon on your nails.

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    We just LOVE the idea of picking one bright neon color, and letting it speak for itself. Adding cute beads like on the pink nails above is a perfect way to add a touch of glam.

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    Looking for a little more funk in your neon nails? Try out these fun designs above! If you have the skills, go for creating the nail art yourself, or just bring a picture to your nail salon.

    neon texture

    Want to really shine bright like the sun? Try a different neon color on each nail! The texture in this nail design adds a even new dimension to the neon nail look - it's definitely a hot look to rock!

    Ombre Nails

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    Ombre is our favorite trend of this summer! From cute ombre dresses to ombre nails, it's a simply stunning and totally on-trend look to rock. These ombre looks above are so perfect for summer because of their colors; pink and teal look so sophisticated together, and an ombre blue style has us yearning for the ocean!

    Printed Nails

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    Want to spice up your nail look even more than neon and ombre? Try some fun summertime nail art! Rhinestones, floral or whatever your heart desires will have you putting a smile on your face every time you look at your nails.

    Want to see some of our other favorite nail designs? Head over to our Prom Nails Pinterest board - it's full of designs not only perfect for Prom, but also for Summer, Holidays, and even Homecoming! Have fun browsing all the looks, and just make sure to bring a photo of your favorite designs with you when you go to your local nail salon.

     

     

  • Perfect 4th of July Nail Ideas!

    Independence Day is almost here, and we've been scouring the Internet for ways to show our pride for the day of fireworks, BBQ, and fun! While we've of course been picking out our favorite red, white, and blue dresses at www.rissyroos.com, we've also been looking for cute ways to accessorize. And, of course, one always go-to way to show some 4th of July love is on your nails! It's a simple, yet totally chic, way to wear red, white, and blue, without wearing it from head to toe. Below are our favorite patriotic nail looks that we've found on Pinterest...not only just in time for July 4th, but for #ManicureMonday, too!

    4th of july nail decals

    It doesn't get much more patriotic than literally turning your nails into the American Flag! If you're freaking out over the idea of trying to paint those perfect stars and stripes onto your nails, don't fret; just use nail art decals to get the look! They're simple to use and give you a professional look. You can get the decals used in the above photo for only $5 on Esty.com!

    firework fingertips

    Sparkly nails have been super on-trend lately, and is there really a better time to wear sparkles than on July 4th? Definitely not! That's why we love this "firework fingertips" nail art idea from PrettyPrudent.com. It's a perfect way to incorporate the sparkly nail trend into a 4th of July look!

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    Looking for a nail idea to not only rock on July 4th, but all Summer long? We love the above red, white, and blue nail look for just that. It has a nautical theme to it, but the combination of colors also makes it perfect for Independence Day! We love the small heart over the stripes, but feel free to rock this look without the heart, too.

    However you decide to show your patriotism on the 4th of July, just make sure to have fun! If you've found any nail ideas that you love, feel free to write a comment below and share the link.

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