Friday 2 August 2013

Ruffian Manicure: 2013 Nail Art Trend

Topshop Nails in Glimmer

BeYu in 318

Obsessed with these MDG Knuckle Rings!

Middle Finger: Silver Stacking Rings
Index Finger: Silver Classic Knuckle Ring

Ruffian manicure, also known as reversed French manicure, is a very chic way of wearing black nail polish. When I googled Ruffian manicure, the combo that I liked most was the black and the gold. For this look I pulled out my only black nailpolish, which is also the only black nailpolish I own - I got it in Hamburg few years ago on my travels: BeYu in 318. It's great quality and very pigmented. 

To create this look I applied two coats of Topshop Nails in Glimmer, which is a metallic antique gold shade all over the nail plate, this is the easiest method. Over the top leaving a thin line of the gold at the bottom showing through I applied another two coats of my black nailpoolish. Black & Gold Ruffian manicure looks awesome when the black has a matte over coat, but equally I like it with a glossy topcoat. I'm not great at detailed nail art but this one was actually very easy to recreate! 



  1. Ugh, so jelly of your long gorgeous nails! I love the combo of colors! Looks great!

    1. Thanks Niki, this Ruffian looked very striking, great for a special event! :) xox