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 thats 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?

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FINAL DAY of our 2014 July 4th Sales!

July 4th has come and gone, and now our July 4th Sale is almost at its end! So, we just wanted to send out a Roo Reminder that today is the final day of our 4th of July Sale. Whether getting ready for Homecoming 2014, already starting the quest for your Prom 2015 dress, or need a dress for a summer wedding or another formal or semi-formal event, there’s tones of dresses and shoes on sale for you to choose from! Take an extra 25% off the already reduced prices with promo code JULY4 at check-out through the end of today.

That’s not our only 4th of July Sale going on right now, though! You can also take an extra 25% off our Casual Dresses with the same promo code through the end of today! There’s so many flirty and sexy dresses that are perfect for the summer months – whether attending a day party, or need a dress for going out at night with friends.

2014 July 4 Sale

Love the dress in the picture? It’s sale dress Blush Prom style 9734, a beautiful chiffon gown. Tonal stones and silver beads rock this hot bodice, while studded illusion straps crisscross the open back and a flowy chiffon skirt is so ready to dance! This dress used to be $338.00, but is now on sale for only $199.99, plus take an extra 25% off with code JULY4 through the end of the day!

Here’s where to shop the July 4th sales:

Sale Shop   |   Casual Dresses

Happy shopping!

 

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The 2014 Rissy Roo’s Prom Queen Top 5 Princesses!

The time to enter the 2014 Rissy Roo’s Prom Queen Contest has finally come to a close, and we couldn’t be more amazed by how GORGEOUS all of our Roo Girls looked at prom this year! We are so glad that so many of you shared your prom pictures with us, and even more happy to hear how much you all loved your dresses and that you had such a great time at prom!

Well, as hard that it is to pick only 5 girls to move on, with the entry period over, it’s time to announce our Princesses! They are:

Sarah Kincaid

“Loved my dress I ordered from rissyroos.com, fast shipping and wonderful customer service. Definitely ordering from this website for next years prom dress!”

Sarah wore Jovani style 1560 to prom.

Sarah Kincaid

Jada Rotchford

“My dress was amazing. My Sherri Hill dress fit perfectly and I felt beautiful in it. I received compliments about my dress for days after the prom. Thank you Rissy Roos for helping to make my night special.”

Jada wore Sherri Hill style 21058 to prom.

Jada RotchfordGillian Bailey

“Thank you so much Rissy Roo’s for my amazing prom dress. I absolutely loved it and so did many other people. It was my dream dress and I don’t know if I will ever find a dress I love as much as this one. I will be back next year! 

Gillian wore Panoply style 14613 to prom.

Gillian Bailey

Jaylyn Jones

“Just wanted to share a prom pic of my daughter with the dress we ordered from your store. She loved it and received so many compliments. My daughter looked so beautiful at her senior prom- not only was her dress awesome but it was truly unique!!! Thanks Rissy Roo’s!”

Jaylyn wore Panoply style 14584 to prom.

Jaylyn Jones

Kassandra Delossantos

“I just want to share my gratitude and thanks to Rissy Roo’s for my absolutely gorgeous dress that I wore for my boyfriend’s senior prom. I received more comments than I could ever imagine. I will definitely be shopping there again for my senior prom dress. Thank you for a lovely dress that was perfect for me and made me feel like I was a princess in a fairy tale.”

Kassandra wore Sherri Hill style 9713 to prom.

Kassandra Delossantos

Now, it’s your job to decide who will be crowned our 2014 Prom Queen from these 5 Princesses! From July 2nd through July 15th, vote on who will be crowned our Prom Queen by clicking “LIKE” on the picture of your favorite girl in our “2014 Rissy Roo’s Prom Queen Contest – 5 PRINCESSES – VOTE NOW” Facebook album! The girl with the most “likes” will be crowned our Prom Queen on 7/16 & win a FREE DRESS from RissyRoos.com! The 4 other Princesses will each receive $100 gift certificates to Rissy Roo’s.

It’s up to YOU to crown our 2014 Queen, so get voting! And, good luck to our 5 princesses! We can’t wait to see who the crown will be passed on to!

 

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Our 2014 July 4th Sale is ON!

July 4th is only days away, so it’s time for our July 4th Sale to get you in the shopping mood with lots of stars, stripes, and savings! From today through Sunday, July 6th, take an extra 25% off our already reduced sale items. We have dresses of all different styles and trends in our Sale Shop, plus stunning high heels, so there’s lots of options to choose from! Just use promo code JULY4 at check-out.

Whether getting ready for Homecoming 2014, Prom 2015, or need your perfect birthday dress for a Bat Mitzvah or Quinceanera, there’s plenty of dresses (and shoes) to choose from.

2014 July 4th Sale

That’s not all, though! You can also take an extra 25% off our Casual Dresses through Sunday, as well! These dresses are so perfect for summer time parties and events. From sexy little black dresses to fun and flirty lace looks and tribal patterns, there’s something for everyone to love. To get this deal, just use the same Promo Code at check-out: JULY4.

Casual Dresses

Happy July 4th Weekend to our Roo Girls! We hope you have a wonderful weekend of shopping and fun!

 

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BET Awards 2014 Red Carpet Look: Long White Dresses

From the wildly outrageous to the barely there, fashion was an abundant statement to be made at the BET Awards held on June 29th in Los Angeles.  Although not a night for the most positive fashion consistencies, there was one BET Awards Red Carpet look: long white dresses, that took us by surprise. Even though not all the participants of this trend qualified as “best dressed,” we are quite pleased with the overall outcome and fashion success of this awards show.

Our first long white dress of the evening we loved was worn by the American model and recording artist Amber Rose. Usually on the provocative side, we were pleased to see the lovely Miss Amber covered in a classy, long sleeve, white gown with metallic belt. With minimal makeup, she looked more gorgeous than ever!

BET Awards Red Carpet Look: Long White Dresses Amber RoseFormer “America’s Next Top Model,” Eva Marcille really lit up the red carpet in a white-hot gown too! The actress/model chose a long sleeve, fitted gown with cut outs at the shoulders and sides, which hugged her body perfectly without being overly sexy.

BET Awards Red Carpet Look: Long White Dresses Eva MarcilleAnother stunning beauty to choose a long white frock was none other than Paris Hilton. Known for her epic fashion choices, she definitely  grabbed the attention of cameras and the show’s host, Chris Rock, as he poked fun at her dress’ excessive keyhole neckline. Even though it was very sexy, we loved the long white beaded gown, with front slit and intricate cut outs. She is still young, beautiful, and the gown looked very “Old Hollywood” on her! Perfect with her white cat-eye shades, she was ready to have a night of fun!

BET Awards Red Carpet Look: Long White Dress Paris Hilton

Sherri Hill 32027 Ivory Long Dres

Sherri Hill 32027 Ivory Long Dress

If we were going to an awards show in a long white gown, we would probably go for something sexy, glamorous, and very statement worthy! One of our choices would be Sherri Hill 32027 jersey evening gown with lace side panels and long sleeves. A dress so dramatic, yet elegant while still capturing the right amount of sex appeal!

Do you have a favorite dress worn by one of the ladies pictured above?

Is there a long white dress on our website you would wear if you were attending a red carpet event? Comment below, we would love to hear your thoughts!

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FINAL DAY to Enter our Rissy Roo’s Prom Queen Contest!

It’s been a long and fun two months, but the final day to enter our Rissy Roo’s Prom Queen Contest is finally here! If you wore a Rissy Roo’s dress to Prom 2014, make sure to enter our Prom Queen Contest to get a chance to win your next dress for free! Plus, the top 4 Runners-Up (Princesses!) will receive a $100 gift certificate to spend at RissyRoos.com for their next formal or semi-formal event!

For full details on how to enter, visit: http://www.rissyroos.com/win-a-free-prom-dress

Prom Queen Contest

Entries will be judged on girls that the Rissy Roo’s judges feel have the best prom style from head to toe (dress, shoes, accessories, makeup, etc.). We’ll pick our Top 5 Girls on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 and announce them by posting their pictures in a photo album on the Rissy Roo’s Facebook Page. Then, contestants, family, friends, and Rissy Roo’s Fans can vote on their favorite “princess” through “liking” their favorite picture from July 2nd through July 15th. The winner will be chosen based on who gets the most Facebook likes, and will be announced on July 16, 2014.

Good luck to all of our Roo Girls! We have been LOVING all of the pictures that have come in so far, and can’t wait to see the final ones that come in today!

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FINAL DAY of our Summer Dresses Sale!

Believe it or not, another week has passed and another one of our sales is almost over! So, we just wanted to send out a Roo Reminder that our Summer Dresses Sale is ending TODAY! To get you ready for those warm summer months ahead, choose from our selection of Casual Dresses and take an extra $10 off your purchase! Dresses start as low as $19.99, so this is a great way to stock up on cute casual dresses! With the sale, you can get a dress as low as $9.99 – you definitely can’t go wrong with that price! Just use promo code SUMMER at check-out.

Summer Dresses Sale

If you need some inspiration, just look back on our Perfect Casual Dresses for Summer! blog post from yesterday. We picked out our favorite 4 dresses from our Casual Dresses category to help make selecting that perfect dress easier. There’s everything from floral print, to lace, to cut out dresses, to crop top two piece looks, so there’s definitely a wide selection to choose from!

If you love the dress above, it’s the Lace Accent Cut Out Dress, a very feminine and sexy look! It’s a black and pink short dress with lace trim and side cut outs. It can’t get much more on-trend than this dress for the summertime!

We hope everyone finds their perfect summer dress, and happy shopping!

 

 

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Perfect Casual Dresses For Summer!

Here at RissyRoo’s, life is all about dressing up. After all, life is one large collection of little  celebrations all rolled into one! Even though we are always dressing up for something special like homecoming, prom, graduation, weddings and all types of events, sometimes us Roo Girls like to tone it down and dress a little bit more on the casual side! Trust us, we live for sparkle and glam, but we also love to slip into something trendy and casual, especially during the hot summer days and nights! That is why we have the perfect casual dresses for summer! We recently picked some fabulous new designs to add to our already superior collection, so we wanted to share them with you. Here are a few top suggestions we thought were key to add to your summer lineup of fashion! And, with our Casual Dresses Sale going on through Thursday, this is the perfect time to stock up on cute and sexy summer dresses.

Neon Floral Print Bodycon Dress

Casual Summer Dress- Neon Floral Print Bodycon Dress

Casual Neon Floral Print Bodycon Dress

This fun floral number is perfect for a hot day at the beach or the boardwalk with friends. The strapless and plunging neckline will keep you cool and has a sexy appeal to take you into the night for a summertime party! This dress is so versatile you can dress it up or down with heels or flats and throw a denim jacket or a fun sweater over it to instantly change the outfit.

Lace Please Short Dress

Casual Dress-Lace Please Short Dress

Casual Lace Please Short Dress

We are in love with this casual dress with lace keyhole neck and complete lace back. Available in a bright coral, as well, this short chiffon dress can be worn with flats when shopping with friends, or paired with chandelier earrings, heels, and a fun clutch for a homecoming ensemble! Super comfortable and laid-back, this fun frock could make many “outfits of the day” to take us way into the Fall!

Get Lacy Floral Lace Skater Dress

Casual Dress Get Lacey Floral Print Skater Dress

Casual Get Lacy Floral Print Skater Dress

This mint green dream is the ultimate way to look spending any summer day. The fun and flirty mini dress is great for a nice weekend brunch, but casual enough to lounge around when paired with flip-flops and a cute messy bun! You can even dress it up for a graduation or homecoming dance! The soft lace and skater skirt gives you an ultra trendy vibe while keeping you cool and comfortable!

Checkered Cropped Top and Midi Skirt

Casual Dresses- Checkered Cropped Top and Midi Skirt

Casual Checkered Cropped top and Midi Skirt

Of course, it isn’t summer fashion without a two piece! This casual checkered cropped top and midi skirt is comfortable, but sexy and sophisticated, too! This is the perfect outfit to show you do not have to spend a million dollars to look like it! With the perfect pair of heels and minimal accessories, this two piece will have everyone asking, “Where did you get that fabulous outfit?”

We are having so much fun playing dress up in these great casual dresses. We hope you do, as well! Do you have any favorites? Feel free to share with us and let us know what you are wearing on your casual summer days! Remember, you have through tomorrow to take $10 off our Casual Dresses – just use code SUMMER at check-out.

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Gina Rodriguez Wears Couture Mac Duggal Dress to Critics’ Choice Television Awards

Looking glamorous and glowing, Gina Rodriguez wears couture Mac Duggal to the Critics’ Choice Television Awards. As soon as she placed her nude bow heels on the red carpet, we couldn’t take our eyes off of her and the sparkling one a of kind tea-length gown! The Mac Duggal style 82098D she wore features a sexy plunging neckline along with a bodice encrusted with an assortment of gorgeous sequins and stones. The elegant lace provides vintage elegance, while the bouncy skirt keeps it modern and girly. We love this dress!

Gina Rodriguez Wears Couture Mac Duggal at Critics' Choice Television Awards

Gina, called one of the “top 35 Latinos under 35,” and “the next big thing” by The Hollywood Reporter, has been seriously acting in various projects since her breakout role in Filly Brown. Word has it she may be working on an album, and she recently took the main role of Jane Villanueva in the Pilot, “Jane The Virgin.” Gina has also joined the cast of the upcoming drama film Sticky Notes. Despite her busy schedule, Ms. Rodriguez did have time to present at this fabulous awards show and she looked better than ever!

Kat Graham and Gina Rodriguez Present at the 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards

Presenting with fellow CW star, Kat Graham of “The Vampire Diaries,” Gina completely lights up the stage in her Couture Mac Duggal gown! We have to give credit to Gina’s super savvy styling team,  Lauren Rodriguez and Griselle Marilyn Lima of The Society Style Page for picking such a red carpet worthy frock! The perfectly romantic tousled waves along with minimal accessories put all the emphasis on Gina’s glowing skin and gown! Perfection! Do you love Gina’s look as much as we do? Share your comments with us below!

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Be Ready for Summer with our Casual Dresses Sale

Our Sweet, Sweet Summer Sale may be over, but we have another sale for you already! With Summer officially here as of this past Saturday (June 21st), we want to make sure you have lots of fun and flirty summer dresses to wear all season long! So, from today through Thursday, June 26th take $10 OFF our brand new Casual Dresses category! Just use promo code SUMMER at check-out to get the deal.

Get shopping.

Summer Casual Dresses Sale

Sometimes you want to wear a dress just because…and we know that’s a double ‘just because’ in the summer time! So, we chose some of our favorite summer dress looks to fill our new Casual Dresses category. Choose from a selection of casual dresses that can be worn for your next special occasion…or ‘just because!’ Find the perfect date night dress, graduation dress, or party dress in our new collection.

Love the dress in the image above? It’s our Coral Open Arm Dress. This short flowy open arm chiffon dress in coral features a front v-neck and long slit sleeves with elasticized cuffs. So perfect for a summer day in the city or a night out with friends!

We hope you love the dresses as much as we do!

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