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Black and Silver Ruffian Nails!

It's fair to say that I spend rather a lot of time on Reddit Laqueristas (and yes, the 'c' is missing).  There was a post on there last night asking about how a ruffian manicure was done, and, having nothing better to do, I thought I'd give it a shot!

  1. Add a coat of Revlon Silver Coin.  Leave this to dry completely, then add another coat.  I only used one and it lifted at the corners.  Two would have been better.  
  2. Apply a coat of a quick dry top coat, like Seche Vite and leave to dry completely.
  3. Leave it to dry another five minutes.
  4. Once completely dry, use labels or tape, cut into semi-circles, and apply over the cuticles, leaving ~3mm of base colour showing.  
  5. Paint on your black polish and remove tape before it dries.
  6. Add a coat of Seche Vite, for staying power.
  7. Add your matte top coat.  I used Joe Fresh Matte, as it works well. 
  8. Voila!






The Verdict:  Mine might not be quite as neat at the source image but I think I came pretty close.  I love how this looks and will have to try it out again soon.

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  1. What black polish did you use? Sorry if it was already stated and I missed it.

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