Thursday, June 21, 2012

ruffle mani à la chalkboard nails


Many of you have probably seen the Ruffle Manicure Tutorial from Chalkboard Nails.
I've always thought those ruffle manis were adorable and I really wanted to try it!

I'm sad to say my first attempt wasn't spectacular... But it is still cute!

Creating this look is really easy but getting it perfect takes a lot of patience and careful dotting!
As you can see, mine is far from perfect. But I still like it!
Next time I try this, I will definitely take my time and try to line it up better! Haha.

I really like the colors I chose for this mani! I didn't really have a color scheme in mind and I just started pulling things out of my drawers that looked cute together.

Here are all the polishes I used:
Sephora by OPI - Cartwheels On The Catwalk (base color and also at tip)
China Glaze - Recycle
Essence - Joe
Zoya - Megan
Essence - Viva La Green
Essence - Movie Star
Essence - Absolutely Blue
Essence - Got A Secret 

I think I applied this too thick, I couldn't really get it to dry. And I dented my middle finger. Pay no attention to that.

I look forward to trying this again. With quick-dry polishes. And more patience.

Have you guys tried a ruffle mani yet? Did you do it better than me?


  1. I love the colors you chose! I haven't tried this yet--I think you did a great job. :)

  2. I love these colors! And I like your results :)

    I did try out this tutorial - it is such a fantastic one! - and I used yellows, oranges, and a bit of red and coral. While dotting away, I liked the colors I chose, but by the next day, I was really over the mani! oops :-/

    - Sara

  3. I love the look! I'm going to have to give it a try.

  4. it looks cute! I like the colours you put together

  5. Lovely, going to try this myself soon!

  6. I think this came out great! The colors are amazing together.

  7. This looks really cute, I have yet to try it but I love the look!

  8. Cute. I like all the colors you chose.

  9. I haven't tried this, but it's really cute. Love the colors you used!

  10. I tried this with china glaze's poolside collection last week. It was a complete disaster. I gave up halfway down a nail.

  11. great job! i saw this tutorial too and still want to try it out myself

  12. I really like this! I like the colors you choose!

  13. I did a rainbow ruffle mani for St. Patrick's Day. I loved it! So much fun!

  14. I've tried this! It didn't turn out as well as CB nails, but it still looked super cute! I kept the colours in the blue and green family as well :)

  15. It's perfectly imperfect! :) I love the mani and the color choices!

  16. I love this, will definitely be trying it out=]

  17. I think you did a fabulous job! If everyone's nails looked the same, it would be pretty boring ;)

    The colors you chose are awesome too--reminds me of looking at layers of rock (pretty rocks of course!)

  18. I think that getting the lines perfectly straight won't be as cute as this one. I love it this way :)

  19. I haven't attempted a ruffle mani yet but I plan on doing one soon. Great color choices.

  20. Love it! These colors are so you!


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