Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Ruffian Manicure

I have been dreading this week's Twinsie Tuesday theme. I have never tried a ruffian mani before, mostly because I know I'd fail miserably at it. But I've developed a sense of humor about my complete ineptitude for all things nail art, so I figured it couldn't be any worse than stuff I've done before for our other TT nail art themes. (Translation: I couldn't figure out how to cheat my way out of this one.) So here we go! :)

I used OPI Goldeneye as my base and then layered my favorite black, Rimmel Black Satin, on top. I actually think this turned out pretty inoffensive, which is a hell of a lot better than I thought it would look. It's nothing special, but it's (hopefully)  not vomit-inducing either. Yay!



I think the hardest part was getting the shape of the curve right with my layering polish and then trying to replicate that same shape on the rest of my nails. I wouldn't say I accomplished that, but I actually wore this out of the house, which is more than I can say for a lot of my nail art.

I know several of my other Twinsies have mentioned already that this was not their favorite challenge either. I'm curious to see what everyone came up with though!



Amanda at Amandalandish
Anna at Going to the Showing
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley at Art Evolve
Brandi at The Beaulieu Review
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jamie at Polish, Please!
Katherine at Haul of Fame
Maribeth at Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite!
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Nory at Fierce Makeup and Nails
Rachel at Top Coat It
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch
Tara at Polishy of Truth

24 comments:

  1. I was looking all through my collection trying to find gold undies and this would've been perfect! Very pretty combo!

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    1. Thanks Brandi! I spent forever debating which gold to use. It came down to Goldeneye or Glitzerland, so I decided to mix things up a bit since Glitzerland is always my go-to gold. :)

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  2. This looks great! I almost did a black and gold combo, too...these polishes look great together!!

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    1. Thanks Jamie! The first pic I ever saw of a ruffian was a black and gold combo, so I'd always had it in my head that if I had to do one, those are the colors I'd use. I think they look cool together!

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  3. This is such an awesomely classic combination--I love the black and gold together!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! I love black and gold. I think it's a great mix of edgy and classic all in one. :)

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  4. I love the gold and black!! LOL @ not being able to cheat your way out of it. This was a tough one for me too.

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    1. Thanks Marisa! I tried to come up with some way to shortcut this one, but I don't think there is a way to cheat, sadly.

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  5. Great first try! Very classy color choices.

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    1. Thanks Amanda! You know me--my nail art is always classy. ;)

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  6. Lol, you funny girl <3 I hate this theme also, but your color choices are great and you did well for your first time!

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    1. Thanks Tara! I don't think my hand is steady enough to do a ruffian. I like them on others, but I'm not so sure it's something I can personally pull off. :)

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  7. Even though you dreaded this, it came out fantastic! I was also trying to cheat my way out of this, haha.

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    1. Thanks Katherine! I wish there was some sort of cheat or trick to a ruffian, but I couldn't find any!

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