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  • Makeup Monday: Brazil Beauty Trends!

    It's time for Makeup Monday Brazil Beauty Trends! With Brazil as the official host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the gorgeous country has been an inspiration for fashion and beauty trends all over the world. Full of bronzed beauties and bright colors, it is no wonder this season's best makeup and beauty trends are bold, vivid hues and beach worthy looks! Here are few of our favorites to turn you into a Brazilian bombshell before you know it!

    Neon Nails

    It is always fun to rock a neon manicure, but it's not always appropriate. Sometimes neon polishes can be too aggressive, which is why you need to choose wisely. However, OPI recently launched a 12 color collection inspired by the Brazil fever with bold polishes that aren't too over powering. We love the bright yellow, subtle not so neon "I Just Can't Cope-acabana."

    "I Just Can't Cope-acabana" by OPI Brazil Inspired Polish

    Vibrant Timesavers

    Summer is supposed to be about effortless beauty so we spend more time on the beach and less time getting ready to dance the night away...or at least that is the energy we get from Brasil! We love easy makeup products like The Santigolden Age Double-Ended Limitless Liner by Smashbox. It has two ends with two color options, and the creamy pencil is not only super easy to apply, but lasts 8 hours! Amazing!

    The Santigolden Age Double-Ended Limitless Liner by Smashbox

    Go Bronze

    Although all of us wish we could spend everyday at the beach, sometimes it isn't that realistic, or healthy for the matter. While catching some rays in moderation has great health benefits, it can be difficult to get that dark bronze glow without overdoing it. Have no fear ladies, because amazing self-tanners are here to save the day! Our hand down, all time favorite at Rissy Roo's is the Self Tan Lux Oil by St. Tropez. Good news: it keeps your skin super soft with an awesome bronze glow that lasts and looks like you put in some serious hours in the sand. Bad news: it's kind of pricey, about $50 for a 3.38 oz bottle. However, you do not need to apply much and it will save your skin from harsh UV rays and wrinkles down the line!

    St. Tropez Self Tan Lux Dry Oil

    Even though these trends are Brazil inspired, we want to see how our Roo Girls wear them! Have any Brazil beauty tips you tried or want to share?

  • 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.

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    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!

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    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.

  • Perfect ways to wear Neon Nails!

    Last week, we posted an article about perfect neon dresses for prom. With the warmer weather here, a lot of us girls here at Rissy Roo's have been rocking neon nails this week - we just can't get neon off of our minds! So, with all the different nail ideas we've been sharing with each other this week, we wanted to share some of our favorites with you.

    Neon nails are especially perfect for those who love the neon trend, but are hesitant to wear it on bigger clothing pieces, such as your prom dress, shirt, or pants. Painting your nails a bright color lets you have some fun with the look without feeling like it's taking over your outfit.

    When it comes to wearing neon nails to prom, just make sure that your dress is a neutral color. If you wear neon nails with a neon dress, you'll start to look like a highlighter. For wearing neon nails every day, don't be afraid to try something fun and funky. Remember, neon is meant to stand out, and if you don't like it one week, you can always change it the next. Below are some of our favorite neon nail looks that we found on Pinterest. They offer great inspiration for every day looks, as well as perfect ideas to wear at special occasions, like prom! So, check out some of our favorite ways to wear neon nails below and get painting!

    neon green nails

    You can never go wrong with choosing one single bold, bright nail polish color to wear! To let your nails do the talkin' we especially love neon green (like shown above), neon orange, and neon yellow.

    nude and neon

    Pairing neon and nude together is such a great way to tone down how bright neon can be, while still rocking the look. We especially love the style above because of how the neon was used as an accent to make a triangular shape. Geometric shapes are so in right now, so this is a beyond trendy look to rock on your nails! This is a perfect idea to take to your nail salon and have them paint on for you for prom. Having the accenting color piece match your dress color will really complete your look!

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    We just thought this look was too cute! We love the sparkly metallic paired with neon - they work so perfectly together! And, who doesn't love polka dots??

    Do you love the idea of wearing neon on your nails? Leave us a comment below and let us know!

  • Valentine's Day Manicure

    While finding the perfect Valentine's Day dress is obviously the #1 priority when it comes to this holiday, having a fun V-Day manicure is another great way to celebrate, whether you'll be sitting at home or out for the night. There's always the classic red or pink nails, but we love going a little funky for this holiday! We're especially loving all of the heart nail art that we've been seeing on Pinterest, so we picked out our favorite tutorials for getting the look. Check them out below!

    The first two are more simple for those that aren't the best when it comes to applying nail polish, but want to get into the nail art fun. The first takes basic red nail polish and adds a gold heart to one nail. We absolutely love the single, big gold heart - it's so perfect for adding a hint of Valentine's Day to any outfit! You could add the gold heart to both hands, or just one. The second takes the trend of making one nail a different color and adds a little V-Day twist - it's too cute! Like the first, you could add the different color nail & hearts to both hands or just one.

    The first one gives a great step-by-step guide right in the photo. If you want more detailed information on how to complete the second look, clicking the photo will take you to Pinterest, where you can find a link to the creator's blog with a step-by-step guide in the description section.

    The last nail tutorial takes nail art (and how much Valentine's Day love you want to show off) to the next level. It uses a color blocked look, adding some hearts and dots to each nail. It gives a great step-by-step guide, so if you're not afraid to get a little artistic, try it out!
    How do you plan on painting your nails for Valentine's Day? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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