Wednesday, February 1, 2012

(Anti?) Valentine's Ruffian

Good morning, all! 

Two days ago I was majorly inspired by Kayla Shevonne's Valentine's Ruffian post and immediately wanted to try something similar to it. This was my first attempt at a Ruffian manicure and I have to say I am very pleased with myself. :P If you take a look at Kayla's blog post that I linked you'll see that while hers are happy and bright and full of love, mine kind of turned out a little dark and gothic looking? Hence the title of today's post. ;) 

Behold! My first ever Ruffian: 

You may also notice that I left out the cutesy little hearts she added to her ring finger. As I'm aware that this is the main feature that pulls the whole "Valentine's" look together, I just couldn't bear the thought of messing this up trying to add hearts to mine. >.< I really want to, though, and I think I may attempt it after getting to enjoy this without the hearts for a minute. 

I don't know about you guys, but I think this particular look is smokin'. :fire The black is Zoya Raven mattified with Essie Matte About You and the red is OPI Wocka Wocka! which, by the way, is probably my all time favorite red. I only have it in a mini, though, so using it for this mani basically used it all up. :c I suppose it's time for a full size bottle, then! :e

So what do you ladies think of the Ruffian look? If I get enough courage to try the hearts and I succeed, I'll be sure to keep you posted. ;)  Have a wonderful day, everyone!


  1. this looks great! i lone the shine/matte combo! adding the hearts is an easy way to get 2 v-day looks from one manicure! i can't wait to see!

  2. I love that it's so dark and edgy! Very anti-valentine but in a cool way :)

  3. very dark! I love it. i tagged you in my most recent post by the wayyyyyy

  4. We must be thinking alike, what with the half moon and ow this. I was seriously thinking about doing this style today!!!

    Also, I ♥ Your Blog! You can have this award! =D

    1. Hahaha, you should totally do it! Can't wait to see if you do. :) And thank you so much! :D


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