Ruffian S/S 2012
Ruffian always has the best nails. I’ve already talked about the F/W ones, but let’s rewind a little to the current season. I love anything where stripes are involved so, of course, I also love this. Inspired by Ruffian’s sporty collection, nail artists used CND (as always) to create the look. 
Instant Artist Kit ($15 at Shoppers Drug Mart)
Recreating the look at home is the tough part, but it just got a little easier thanks to Quo by ORLY’s new Instant Artist collection. I spent some time this week playing with the brush, trying to do something similar to Ruffian, and it looked pretty good, considering I’m super shaky. The dotter tool, however, is super easy and precise, even for twitchy fingers. 
Quo by ORLY Instant Artist Nail Paint ($4 at Shoppers Drug Mart)

The Nail Paint from the collection is pretty thick, definitely more opaque than the average nail polish, so only one coat is needed. It itself has a skinny brush, but I found the one from the kit to be more precise. As far as the colours go, I’m all over the neons.

Ruffian image courtesy of Kimskie’s Nails.