Thursday, March 20, 2014

Golden Oldies Thursday: Ruffle Mani

So, tonight's assignment, Ruffles, was pretty difficult for me.  I had planned to do both hands and wear it for a few days, but I gave up halfway through and only did one hand.  Another issue, I should've used cremes instead of holos because the holos tended to meld together making it just look like lumpy lines.  If I do this again, I'll definitely try it with cremes instead.  So, do you want to check out this nail fail?  If yes, scroll on down!

Here is the GOT Polish schedule of events if you would like to follow along or participate.

Remember the rules:

  • The polish you use must be at least a year old.
  • If you haven't been a polishaholic for that long, you can use the oldest polishes you have.
  • The polish should be previously used, but if you're stuck, you can use a polish from your untrieds stack.
  • You can use more than one polish as long as it fits the rules.
I purchased all polishes in this post.

For this mani, I used (from cuticle to tip): Color Club Cloud Nine, Color Club Miss Bliss, China Glaze QT, China Glaze TMI, OPI DS Vintage, and OPI DS Couture.

Since I wasn't entirely sure what a ruffle mani was, I went in search of some examples.  Lucky for me, the lady herself, Ms Crumpet, had a tutorial up on her blog that you can read here.  I used her concept to recreate this mani.

It bleeds together a bit, which I attribute to the holos and the light refraction melding the colors together.  Here's a pic of the mani in the shade so you can see the detail a bit better.  Oh, hai Fenway!

And here's a macro of it in the sunshine.

I know that it's probably not as bad as I'm making it out to be, but I just really didn't like it.  If I do it again, I'll need to practice for sure.  What do you think about this nail art technique?

All of these polishes are discontinued except for the Color Clubs, which you can still find online.

I purchased all polishes in this post.


  1. I love your manicure! I just had to click it when it caught my eye on the InLinkz! The holos you chose are stunning, I especially love the Colour Club Cloud Nine, wow!

    1. Aww, thank you so much!! And yeah, those Color Clubs are AMAZING.