Twinsie Tuesday: Ruffian Manicure

Hey girl hey!  It's Twinsie Time, and this week's theme was one I was dreading: Ruffian manicure. If you are unfamiliar with this look, it uses 2 polishes- one in a "moon" shape near your cuticle area, and another for the rest of the nail.

I've seen some tutorials for this that use tape to get the shape perfect, but I have little patience for the drying time in between polishes that would take. No, I decided to go freehand, and I have to say it was easier than expected.

For my ruffian manicure, I used Nicole by OPI Please Red-cycle and Totally In The Dark. First, I did one good layer of red on the entire nail. I waited approximately 2 minutes before moving on to the black polish. Painting my nail the exact same way I do any other time, only starting a little further up so that the red would peek through the bottom:

I can't wait to see what color combos the other Twinsies  came up with:

Amanda at Amandalandish 
Anna at Going to the Showing 
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails 
Ashley at Art Evolve
Brandi at The Beaulieu Review 
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched 
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jamie at Polish, Please! 
Katherine at Haul of Fame 
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Rachel at Top Coat It
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch 
Tara at Polishy of Truth


  1. I love the way that red pops from the back! great combo!

  2. I love this. Red and black are just awesome together, always, and your freehand looks so nice!

  3. i like that opi red very much indeed!

  4. Love the black and red - what a sharp combo! Well done!

  5. These came out great, Maribeth! That is some seriously dramatic red!

  6. Wow! This color combo is AWESOME! And your ruffian looks great!

  7. I absolutely love this!! These two polishes make a perfect combo!

  8. This looks fantastic! Love love love!

  9. This would be an awesome Halloween mani! I love the pop of red.

  10. Wow this is great! Perfect for work too ;-)

  11. This is perfection! I love love love this!!

  12. You did such a great job freehand!! Looks awesome

  13. This looks flawless! I am loving how the red really pops out.