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

  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

  3. Joice says:

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

  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.

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

  6. Sarah says:

    they look so good! well done! xxxxx

  7. Sirvinya says:

    I love it! Looks amazing :)

  8. Georgie says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, I’m in love with this!

    xoxo

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

  10. The color is absolutely gorgeous! Amazing…

  11. Julia says:

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

  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

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