Monday, November 11, 2013

NOTD: Ruffian Manicure (feat. "HEDGE FUND")


Ughhhhhh so these photos may or may not be from the end of September… which, if you know me even a little, means the former rather than the latter. I'm sorry; I'm human; it'll definitely happen again. 



I wasn't too thrilled when I got "HEDGE FUND" as my Ruffian nail polish shade a couple of months ago (everyone got a Ruffian polish that month but the color varied) but I was excited to try the brand nonetheless. So, to make lemonade out of this lemon, I decided the perfect thing to do with "HEDGE FUND" was to try out the 'Ruffian Manicure'… I don't know if Ruffian can really claim this type of manicure as their own (I've seen it plenty of times before) but I guess that's branding/marketing for you.

The Ruffian polish itself was actually extremely pleasant to work with; it was opaque in one coat and dried relatively quickly. I think it looked gorgeous paired with NYC's "Sidewalkers" and I got an overwhelming amount of compliments on the manicure while it lasted.



So there you have it folks! I hope you like this manicure and, if you haven't already, definitely give it a try for yourself. No nail tools or tape required; just paint your nail with the base color normally, let it dry, then paint the top color the same way you normally would but stopping the brush a bit higher than the cuticle so the base color peeks through. Easy peasy 〜(‾▿‾〜)

Have you tried Ruffian nail polishes?
What was your experience?
Tried the supposed 'Ruffian Manicure'?
Do share!!

xoxo - Cassie

16 comments:

  1. this looks like a manicure I could do! haha
    I love NYC polishes; so cheap and yet so great!

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    1. Yay I hope you give it a shot then! And yes NYC makes absolutely gorgeous polishes on the cheap; they're one of my favorite brands for nail polishes :D

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  2. The ruffian shade is absolutely gorgeous!

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  3. That wouldn't be easy peasy for me - I reckon it would take a lot of control to get the second coat right :p Your nails look perfect! I can totally see how you received plenty of compliments while it lasted. The colour combination is quite unique and unexpected, but it really works :)

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    1. Hahah really????? I guess I underestimate my skillzzz lol. But thank you so much I'm glad you like the combination; I wasn't too sure about it at first but once I got the colors on my nails it turned out to be a lovely little pairing <3

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  4. thats such a gorgeous and unique shade!

    http://britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I really like these colors together. When I saw them just in the bottle, I didn't think to put them together, but they compliment each other really nicely. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Glad you like the color combo Chelsea!! It's definitely one of those strange combinations that seems to work without explanation haha :)

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  6. Loving this nail art! I don't have the patience to do anything cute to mine!

    Coffee Kisses, xoxo
    Alicia
    Lattes & Lacee

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    1. Thanks Alicia; give it a try one day when you're bored!! :)

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  7. I love this look gonna try and do it right now with my barry m stuff! xoxo

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    1. Whoo hoo good luck; I'm sure your nails turned out gorgeous!! <3

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    1. Thanks so much, I'm glad you like it ^__^

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