Sunday, 28 April 2013

Red Red Ruffian

This weekend has completely passed me by, I really can't believe it's already over! I've had a good balance of excitement and mundaneness. Think a Saturday night drinking with old friends and watching Iron Man 3 today vs. lots of cleaning and a nail polish cull! 

I reorganised my Helmer and picked out 37 bottles for recycling, or as I like to call it.... frankening fun! It was good to go through my stash and rediscover a lot of polishes that I'd kind of forgotten about. Every two minutes I'd be like, 'Aaaah yes, I remember you!'. It made me realise I probably need to figure out a way to catalogue my ever growing collection. Call me crazy, but that job sounds like hella fun!



The two colours here are Barry M Lychee and Barry M Blood Orange. I painted on the red ruffians using a nail art brush and added some orange studs from Born Pretty Store. Finally I topped it all off with a coat of Sally Hansen Dries Instantly.



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29 comments :

  1. Awesome. I really have taken a liking to ruffians recently!

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  2. I've been using these to catalogue my polishes, I've bought 5 sets along with a label maker....loved every minute xD I've re-discovered so many I'd forgotten about, and the best thing is I can add and remove new ones without having to redo anything.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/50-False-Nail-Art-Tips-Stick-Display-Practice-Fan-Board-/170645282817?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Nails_Manicure_Pedicure_CA&hash=item27bb406001

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  3. Haha, I've also picked out tons of old polish to "recycle" too xP Love this mani btw!

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  4. I've really love these, simple but elegant!
    I catalogue all my polishes on an Excel spreadsheet and though I don't have as many as you I still enjoyed it! I've got them arranged by both brand and colour (as I store them in colour groups at the moment!). If you're a bit of a nerd like me it's fun!

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  5. pretty and elegant Red is such a classic! You can never ever go wring with i. And pairing it with a nude... you know it's a win-win mani ;) loved it! **

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  6. The studs look very nice with the red nail polish.

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  7. I don't think you're crazy at all - I created a Google Spreadsheet for my stash!

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  8. This manicure is gorgeous!! I would love to see a ruffian nail tutorial. I struggle with painting them all on even and then end up with a blob of polish at the base of my nail from going over it so much... if you could do one that would be fabulous!

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  9. this is soo cool! im jealous... still gotta wait almost a week for IM3 to come out :(

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  10. What more can I say? Love it, as always :)

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  11. simple and beautiful! i love red and beige together, its so pretty!

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  12. That was weird, I thought I was on "Let them have polish" and was confused at how similar 'her' nails were to yours... then looked at the URL. -_- Good job, Jessie. Anyway, these are lovely and simple! I like that you used a nail art brush for the red ruffians, I would have done it the other way around and not got the perfect circular shape. Very nice!

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  13. love this mani! great color combination =)

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  14. Ruffian Mani's are always a plus in my book of mani's this is gorgeous and I love your choice of color!

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  15. Your design in awsome and it is clean, perfectly executed! :)

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  16. Start cataloguing your polish! It's so helpful and I keep all of the following in one huge Excel document:
    I separate mine by color on different pages on Excel, then by finish on each page. I also keep them separated by color and then brand in my melmers (I've got around 500 by last count)
    I also keep a wishlist and rules (i.e. you're not gonna like it if it has bar glitter) page to prevent over-purchasing. I can't tell you how many times I've been saved from buying pretty much the same polish by looking at my spreadsheet first! Or totally justifying that Butter London because I have absolutely nothing like it, lol.
    And I'm not gonna lie I keep a spreadsheet of Indies, what colors I'm stalking, and restocks.
    Wow, this comment makes me look psycho. I should be a professional organizer!
    PS--Great mani as always ;-)

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  17. Could we have a tutorial about you making ruffian? It looks so gorgeus. I have tried severel times, but if it's not working it's not working. This is so clean, beautiful and elegant.

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  18. This is so awesome! It just makes your cuticles look so red they're about to bleed, I'd love to try this for Halloween!

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  19. I keep my collection in a notebook, a blob of the nail polish, and the name, I update as I gain more. A page is dedicated for each brand.

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  20. This looks fab!

    And I keep a list of my polish collection on Evernote - it is fun to keep it all in order and add to it when I buy more polish ;)

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