Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Matte Week: Pink Matte and Shiny Ruffian

Hi there!  Welcome back to a week of matte manis!  I was super excited to win a nail art contest hosted by Cult Nails on their Facebook page a couple weeks back... I won their new spring collection which features 3 matte polishes that you will see this week!  (You'll also see one of the 2 shiny polishes from the collection mattified, in a mani that I absolutely did not want to remove.)

Also, I'm super excited to debut my revamped watermark in this post!  I liked the old one (which was made by my awesome friend Missy from Gnarly Gnails), but we worked together on the revamp and now it looks so *me*.  It won't be changing again, so I hope you guys like it as much as I do!

 I started off this mani with two coats of Orly Preamp as a base.  Then I freehanded the ruffian with one coat of Cult Nails Kiss My Rose Bush.  KMRB is a light-medium pink with no shimmer.  All three of the mattes in this collection are one-coaters if you are careful.  They're great for a quick mani if you don't have time to wait for many layers of polish to dry.

I feel like there must be a trick to getting a cleaner line at the cuticle when I do ruffians... anyone have a secret tip that they want to share for the perfect ruffian?

My wonderful friends participating in this week of matte manis are Debbie of The Crumpet, Emma of Manicurity, and Kerrie of PishPosh and Polish.  Please go check out what they have come up with this week as well, I'm sure you will not be disappointed!


  1. so great, love the cult polish!

  2. i love your watermark! i want it. lol great ruffian too. i still can't seem to get it down.

  3. Oooh! Love the new watermark, and love the mix of textures in this - perfect!


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