The theme for this week is the ruffian manicure. It was made popular a couple of years ago; it's not quite a half moon manicure or a funky french. It's painting your base color and then painting a contrasting color in a "U" swoop. The first ruffian was a gold chrome base with a dark indigo blue then mattified. You can use any contrasting colors for a ruffian.
Here was my first and only attempt at a ruffian:
It's harder to paint than I thought. The base is China Glaze Refreshmint and the dark purple is Wet n Wild Disturbia.
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