Runway Ruffian Nails

25 Apr

Okay. So I’m barely 5’1″ with a decidedly un-waif-ish figure and therefore have no chance in hell of ever being on the runway. But does that mean I can’t try the trends? Of course not!

Behold, the Ruffian Manicure! It was imagined by the people at CND and debuted on the fingertips of models at the FW2010 Ruffian show. The original manicure actually has the blue part mattified with a matte top coat (which I do not own), and I think the original colours were metallic silver and matte black. Though, I think my warm gold/copper and royal blue version complement each other well, and the glossiness looks pretty.

It was surprisingly easy to do myself, too. I started off with one coat of Revlon Copper Penny, followed by two coats of Orly La Playa (which I’ve previously blogged about here) over it. The crescent shape is accomplished by applying the polish the same way I apply it at the cuticle line, if that makes sense.

Anyway, there are a ton of brilliant tutorials available to check out if you just Google “Ruffian manicure”, so you won’t have to read my inadequate descriptions. :)

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4 Responses to “Runway Ruffian Nails”

  1. Alison May 9, 2011 at 7:12 PM #

    I love how you make it sound so simple: “by applying the polish the same way I apply it at the cuticle line” as if we all apply it as perfectly as you do. Your optimism is so encouraging. =P

    • Gigi May 14, 2011 at 2:16 PM #

      LOL. Practice makes perfect, grasshopper.

  2. Polished Pinay August 7, 2012 at 1:37 AM #

    Good color combo!

  3. wundermarysays January 21, 2014 at 10:32 AM #

    Wonderful color selection! And, I have copper penny. I’m going to give this a try:)

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