ruffian manicure tutorial

really been meaning to try this, but couldn’t decide on half moons, or ruffian.

incase you don’t know, this is the difference….


half moon:

(images courtesy of sites stated)

i ended up deciding on ruffian because its easier :)


start with a base colour of any choice, im using the 2 colours my boyfriend got me for my birthday!

now…you can choose to do this free hand with a nail art brush, if wanted. but to make it extra easy+quick, you can use some french tip guides, but upside down, you can normally pick a pack up of like a 100 for 99p.
place them just above your nail line, however far up you want the ruffian to be..
as you can i see i’ve only done 2 nails to make it not confusing!

then just paint in the gap between the guide and your cuticles, TIP: don’t paint too thick or you’ll get paint seeping underneath the guides.

make sure you pull these off when the polish is still wet, and slowly and gently, otherwise the polish will dry to the guide, and it will all come off together, (i’ve made that mistake before)

ahhhh, lovely ruffian’ness! ;)


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3 thoughts on “ruffian manicure tutorial

  1. enigmaticrambles says:

    Did you see the half moon tutorial I did? Its so easy to do.

    I like the dark blue colour you’ve used, good combination.

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