Ruffian Nails – a not *too* shabby first attempt…

Posted by Lipglossiping On October - 21 - 2010

…shame about the picture though.

I chose Precision – Party Like a Rockstar for the gold under-layer because of it’s hawt metallic qualities.  Over the top, I added Illamasqua Scarab to create a nice, Wintery feeling manicure.

Unfortunately, the flash firing in the photos simply shows Party Like a Rockstar as a solid yellow and not the beautiful metallic gold that it is in reality.

I was a lot easier to achieve that I thought it would be… a little bit of patience is honestly all that’s needed.

For a great how-to on the Ruffian inspired manicure, check out one of my favourite nail blogs Lacquerized.

I can’t even tell you how many people admired my nails yesterday… oh ok, about 9 separate people and they ALL wanted to give it a go for themselves once I explained how it was achieved.

Have you attempted Ruffian Nails yet?  Which colours do you think would work best together?


22 Responses to “Ruffian Nails – a not *too* shabby first attempt…”

  1. Rhamnousia says:

    Why are they called Ruffian?

    I like the look though, it looks difficult to achieve, I’ll try it when I get around to sorting my nails out.

    The Illa polish is a gorgeous colour

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  2. Sophia says:

    I haven’t tried this yet, but it looks really cool. I’d like to combine a gray and a midnight blue. What do you think?
    ~Sophia
    Fit&FabLiving

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  3. Joice says:

    Well there goes my attempt at having my nails clean and sober for a whole week

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    • I’m laughing at this… I’m totally like that when reading blogs… I have been known to wipe off a 2hr old manicure to emulate something I’ve spotted! x

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  4. Henessy says:

    Your nails look really good especially for a first attempt and the cold polish looks great. Im really bad at any nail art.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  5. Oh I really like the colors you chose! Why is this called Ruffian?

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  6. Sarah says:

    they look so good! well done! xxxxx

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  7. Sirvinya says:

    I love it! Looks amazing :)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  8. Georgie says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, I’m in love with this!

    xoxo

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  9. I love this look! I bet you can recreate that with other complimentary lacquers. Job well done. CBeauty..
    http://www.capuchino-beauty.com/

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  10. The color is absolutely gorgeous! Amazing…

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  11. Julia says:

    Oh, it’s like the opposite of a french tip :) Will try this soon!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  12. Tina says:

    Not shabby at all! I can imagine what it looks like, bet it looks amazing in real life! :)

    Great combination, now if I had Scarab, like, yesterday…*sigh*! (Ok, that sounds too weird to any non-makeup fanatic, haha)!

    xx

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

The Brush Guard vs. the eBay budget equivalent

You may remember this post about the brush guards that I use whenever I clean my brushes, it allows them to dry and retain their …

Some VERY exciting news!

I’ll just come out with it shall I? Sleek MakeUP got in touch, they liked my idea of naming the individual shades in their i-Divine …

If you get one cab in London...

…make sure it’s this one! The Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Dream Cab will be pootling around town right through London Fashion Week and onward until …

Benefit See & Be Seen Sasha EdT

You know those girls on Crescent Row… Bella, Gina, Carmella et al.  They’re sugared up crack addicts, high on vanilla, caramel and everything that would …

GIVEAWAY - Smell like a Sugababe!

It’s Monday morning and to lighten the inevitable back-to-work blues, Lipglossiping has teamed up with the people behind the new Sugababes fragrances to offer three …

Deal Alert: Layla Holographic polishes, better than half price!

Remember when I got all excited about Layla Hologram Nail Polishes? It was a while ago, so I’ll forgive you if your memory is kinda …

My (mostly) moderate Becca haul from Fragrance Direct (picture heavy)

I know that I’m not alone in announcing a mild disappointment with the post-Xmas beauty sales, I usually clean up and feel the inevitable spending …

Barbara Daly introduces new Autumn/Winter nail shades exclusively at Tesco

Fancy some bargainous nail candy to feast your eyes upon? C’mon…  it might even take the edge off the gloom from the knowledge that yes, …

Deal Alert: Harvey Nichols Amazing Beauty GWP!

We beauty addicts love our incentives to buy don’t we?  We basically know full well that we don’t need half the stuff that ends up …

Deal Alert: A "Fabulous" Nails Inc. Freebie courtesy of NOTW

Starting this Sunday, News of the World’s Fabulous magazine will be bringing a little sunshine to what is turning out to be a rained off …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

COMMENTS

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads