Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday - Ruffian Nails

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If you haven't a clue what Ruffian Nails are, believe me you're not alone. I had to Google it when it came up as this week's Twinsie Tuesday prompt. It's essentially a reverse French Manicure, with the contrasting stripe of colour along the cuticle side instead of the tip. The technique is called Ruffian after it was used by CND for a fashion show by designers Ruffian at New York Fashion Week a few years ago.


I wanted to stick to Halloween colours so I used orange and black - Catrice Black to the Routes and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Firey Island (€1.49 in Dealz, people!). I used two coats of the orange, then topped with the black. If you like subtle, it would be fine like that, but I am not a lover of subtlety and wanted to bring all the tack I could. I put a dot of orange in the middle of each nail, then dragged it out like flames with a cocktail stick. I went in again with a dot of black when the orange had dried, and used Essence Gel Topcoat to seal it all up.


I do like it - it reminds me of Batman for some unknown reason?! I'm not necessarily a lover of the whole Ruffian look, but I'm happy enough with how it turned out.

If you have a few minutes, please check out the other Twinsies below to see what they did with the prompt this week!




21 comments:

  1. True story had no idea what ruffian nails were... You've done an unreal job here. The colour scheme is fantastic 👌🏻 Siobhan xx

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    1. Nope, nor me, I didn't have a clue how I was going to do them until I realised that it's just painting one colour on top of the other! Thanks Siobhan, had to keep it Halloweenie :D

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  2. I love how each nail is different! This is such a different take on a needle drag that I've seen - very cool looking!

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    1. Thank you Sarah! Needle drag is definitely something I want to try properly, it's fun :) x

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  3. Such a fun ruffian design! It does kind of look like flames :)

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  4. I like the design on this ruffian manicure a lot!

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  5. Love this - very spooky! Also love the Halloween props. I've been having terrible trouble finding stuff to decorate the house with - it's Christmas everywhere! Never heard of Ruffian nails.. everyday's a school day :-)
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

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    1. Get thee to a Euro shop! Dealz is full of stuff for Halloween x

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  6. Awww...this is so pretty. Love the color combos and design. This surely is so perfect for Halloween.

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  7. I like your take on the ruffian - much more interesting than a plain ruffian.

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  8. Oh I thought they were little dementors! They look amazing. My Dealz doesn't nail polish. That Sally Hansen is one of the most popular ones. I hear so many people talking about it. x

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  9. Excellent idea <3 I want to try it one day ^^

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