Vampy ruffian

Recreation of  @badgirlnails on IG!


Can a manicure exude sexy sophistication? Because I think this design does just that. Perfect for Valentine’s day date or any time of year and would probably look great with other color combinations as well!


Start with an opaque black base. I used 2 easy coats of Essie Licorice. 


Then I freehanded a ruffian design with Essie Limited Addiction. There are many video tutorials with how to do this. If you don’t have a steady hand you can use a reinforcement or an arched nail vinyl or cut piece of tape!


Working one finger at a time I put a layer of top coat and while it was still tacky I used a dotting tool to pick up and place the glitter. If your ruffian wasn’t completely smooth, you can put your glitters on the edge to cover up any imperfections. (Tip from Sonia @badgirlnail)


I filled in the rest of the glitters throughout the black, sealed it in with top coat and voila!


Mattified with Essie matte about you


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