Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Artsy Wednesday: Ruffian

The theme for Artsy Wednesday this week is Ruffian!

A ruffian manicure uses two different coloured polishes to create a half moon at the base of the nail. Start by painting your whole nail with one colour, this will be the colour of the half moon. I chose Essie - Trophy Wife for my base. Then paint 3/4 of your nail with the second colour leaving a half moon shaped gap at the base of your nail. I chose China Glaze - Smoke and Ashes for the top colour.

This was my first attempt at a ruffian manicure. If you are going to do this freehand you should practise getting a neat base curve first. You can also do this using tape or french tip guides upside-down.

Visit the other Artsy Wednesday blogs for more Ruffian Manicures:

Michelle - Lab Muffin
Holly - Hooked!
Catrine - Unnaked Nails
Melanie - Nail & Polish
Jessica - Beauty Gnome
Kamen - KAKA Beauty Blog

30 comments:

  1. This came out great!! Awesome for your first attempt!

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  2. It's beautiful, this shimmer and Smoke & Ashes work well with Trophy Wife!

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  3. Trophy wife was a perfect choice ...it really pops next to smoke and ashes

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    1. It was sort of an accident that I used Trophy Wife. I was already wearing it and I thought Smoke and Ashes might look nice with it. :)

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  4. Wow, beautiful combination of colours.

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  5. I love this! I love the colors you used and I'd have to say it's one of the few Ruffian manis that I actually like! So many of them look weird and awkward. I just love yours =]

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  6. Wow! I am in love with this color combination!

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  7. this is a beautiful ruffian. I love the colour combo, that electric blue really pops against the black. very nice indeed :) xx

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  8. I love those two colors together!

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  9. This looks great and the colours work so well together.

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  10. stunning! Love the colours you used!

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  11. Nicely done! I love the blue/black combo :)

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  12. This is awesome! I'll have to try this mani sometime.

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    1. It's an easy way to spice up an old mani. :)

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  13. love the colour combo! that blue is gorge! xxx

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