“Attaching my most recent nail art, a twist on the Ruffian and inspired by Madeline Poole’s style of stone placement.
I started with base coat as usual, and then chose five different shades for my ‘bottom’ colors. I applied one thick, even coat on each nail so I didn’t have to go back for a second coat. Colors used from thumb to pinkie: Essie Play Date, Orly Beach Cruiser, Butter London Trout Pout, American Apparel Sunshine State, and Butter London Slapper. I let those dry for a few minutes and then used Deborah Lippmann’s Fade to Black (my favorite black because it is opaque in one coat) to create the ruffian effect. Start at the center of the nail and work outwards leaving a small curve along your cuticle to see the color underneath. It is just as easy as painting your nails like normal, the only difference is you are starting a little lower from your cuticle.
Then I applied the small rhinestones (get some from $3 here) by dipping the end of an orange stick into a bit of topcoat to pick up the stone and placed them in the center of the curve where the colors meet. After those were done, I applied a generous coat of my favorite top coat to seal the deal (Poshe Super-Fast Drying Top Coat).” – submitted by Jeannine
Thanks, Jeannie! We love it! — ALI HOFFMAN
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