Yowza, I really need to do some cleaning, but it's so not motivating when you're home alone! I hate that the man works Saturdays and we can't spend two days together. I made my first attempt at a ruffian mani for Thanksgiving. I was envisioning some rich fall colors. I used two coats of Sally Hansen's Hi Definition nail color in Hue. This is a bright beautiful yellow gold with gold shimmer. I then free-handed the top part of the mani with China Glaze's Riveter Rouge from the Vintage Vixen collection. I've never really been into reds, but this one is fantastic! She's more of a maroonish red with glorious gold glitter.
I had the bright idea to stamp the leaf image from konad plate m56 with China Glaze Classic Camel on my tips to make it even more Thanksgiving-ish. It appeared very lightly and wasn't what I expected stamping with the thick and opaque, Classic Camel. I still think it turned out very festive! I need to work on this technique a bit as I always have a problem using nail guides too early and peeling off my base polish so either my patience or free-hand needs to improve!~ Have you done a ruffian? Do you use guides or free-hand?