How To | Ruffian Manicure - Beauty With Lily

How To | Ruffian Manicure

Thursday, September 26, 2013

So I entered the Birchbox Ruffian Manicure contest yesterday, if you'd like to vote for my mani, here is the link.
So I figured I would give you guys a How To on this super cute and easy manicure.
Let's get started!
What You Will Need:
-2 Different Nail Polish Colors
-Base and Top Coat
-Circular Stickers - I had these left over from a garage sale and they worked just fine.
-Nail Polish Remover
-Cotton Q-Tips
1. First apply a base coat. - Optional
2. After your base coat has dried, apply the stickers towards the cuticle of your nail. Leaving you a small section--you can do as big or as small of a section you desire. Make sure the stickers are stuck really well on your nail, you want to prevent any bleeding onto the rest of your nail.
3. With the nail polish of your choice, fill in the section above the sticker.
4. Give it a few minutes to dry some and then gently remove the sticker. Remove the sticker in the same direction and don't yank it off.
You will be left with this.
5. Now take your other polish and start painting your nails like you normally would, be very careful not to paint over your other polish.
6. While your nail polish is drying, take some q-tips and nail polish remover and fix any mistakes made.
7. Now you can apply your top coat and let your pretty nails dry.

 Simple, easy, and cute right?!? I hope you all enjoyed this quick little how-to! If you do recreate this look, I would love to see them! Feel free to send them to me on Twitter or Instagram, use the hashtag #BeautyWithLily or tag me! :)
Thanks for stopping by lovelies, until next time! Have a great weekend!
Have you tried the Ruffian Mani?
What are your plans for the weekend?
Daily Nuggets...
-Today is my hometowns Homecoming...hard to believe I have been out of High School for 6 years now!
-This week has been a very long week for me...maybe because I haven't slept well all week.
-One night, I was up at 3:30 in the morning cooking because I couldn't sleep, so I decided to get a head start on my husbands lunch. -- Why? He works long hours and doesn't go home for lunch...he actually doesn't really get a lunch break, he eats when he has a chance.
-I wanted to share this sweet picture of my Sophie Lou after the groomers...we always catch her sleeping like this! LOL! I guess going to her "doggie spa" is exhausting!

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  1. Love the red and blue together.

  2. What an awesome manicure idea! Love that polish. :)

    My boyfriend works at a warehouse where he works long hours so he is always super busy and can't really take much of a break or eat. So when I am at his house during the days that he works, I make sure I cook him a big breakfast and cook or take him lunch when he's hungry. So thoughtful of us! Lol

    Your baby Sophie is the cutest darn thing ever lol. Her face is priceless! <3

  3. Love this look! It would work great with some dark colors for the fall. I'll definitely have to try it out next time I paint my nails!

    That's sweet of you to fix your husbands lunch like that. Hope you sleep better this weekend!

    1. Thank you Hope, you are always so sweet!!

  4. Those look great and super neat!!! When I tried them It did not come out well at all, I guess you can't do ruffian nails in a rush haha :D Also Im going to go vote for you, hopefully you win

    1. The first time I did them, it wasn't pretty! :)

  5. It is so crazy how fast time is flying by since I got out of high school. It's kind of depressing LOL A few more years and I will be 30 o.O okay I am now going to drown my sorrows with chocolate lol :) Very cute nail design also :)

    1. Hahaha! You are too funny Justina! Time sure does fly!

  6. we love trying new DIY nail art. It defintely beats going to the nail salon any day. We'll have to give this a shot!

    1. You are so right! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Love your baby Sophie.... so adorable.
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  8. it turned out great!! and charlie gets worn out fr the groomers too!

    1. I wonder why they come home so!