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Try RUFFIAN The Classics Collection for timeless style. 

RUFFIAN

Birchbox Breakdown

Colored nail polish, more often than not, steals the spotlight, but the crew behind the scenes deserves a little attention too. This three-piece collection includes all of the supporting players for a showstopping manicure. Lights, camera…polish?

How it Works

Gesso Base Coat sets a smooth, even foundation for easy nail polish application and long-lasting wear. Varnish Top Coat gives shine to your manicure while creating a protective seal to keep chips at bay. Matte Coat is the ultimate “It” nail product, instantly transforming your glossy nail polish to an edgy shine-free finish.

How to Use

Paint clean, dry nails with one layer of Gesso Base Coat. Apply nail polish as usual. For a glossy finish, top with Varnish Top Coat, or for an unexpected matte look, use Ruffian Matte Coat.

More for You!
  • Free returns within 90 days of purchase
  • Extra samples and gifts in the Bonus Shop

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Does a good job
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It's a base, top coat and matte nail polish and does the job as intended. I will say, for $24.00 I expected full size bottles. I would return it, but it's too much trouble.

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Some Good, Some Appallingly Bad
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I really like the Matte Coat and the Base Coat. However, the Varnish Top Coat peels off within a day - and I mean peels off in sheets, not just chips off at the tips. I have tried it twice with the same awful result.

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Used numerous times...
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Yet I still can't decide if these are horrible or just run-of-the-mill. Nothing against Ruffian (I love their colored nail lacquers!), but this triplet of coats peels just as easily as any OPI or Drug Store brand ensemble. I'm guessing that's the norm, so I give this product 3 stars. The only way it doesn't peel is by applying sans the Gesso Base Coat. It's nothing special, just normal.

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Great set
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It's so convenient to order as a whole set, I must say that I am now addicted to the matte look

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Looks so good!
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I love how this nail polish looks once it is dry. It makes your nails look kind of velvety and sophisticated. LOVE.

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Not recommended
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I thought this would be the perfect combination of products for a good price. It was neither. You get what you pay for.

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Love love it
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Great love it . . . . . . . . . . . It's nice set . Stays on long

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good sample of products
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I got this item because I was very interested in the matte coat and needed a new top coat. I tried the base coat with a polish on top and it had chipped quite a bit by the next day. the top coat works well and I like how the matte works.
My only other issue was the brush/applicator, I don't know if it is me but the bristles just don't seem quality, they don't really form around the nails like I would want

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Waste of Money
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This product is a complete waste of money. The bottom coat makes it easy for nail polish to chip away in large pieces and the top coat does not prevent chipping at all! I'm not doing any manual labor and when I do the dishes I wear gloves. Really disappointed with this purchase.

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Good top coat, bad base coat
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I bought the three pack with a top coat, matte coat, and base coat. I've used Ruffian polish before and I really like the formula and the easy application bottle. I figured this would be the manicure trifecta. I wasn't thrilled with the base coat. My polish started peeling and chipping in just a few days which was disappointing. I used another brand of colored polish besides Ruffian so maybe that was it?

The top coat, however, is great. It goes on your nails like a dream and keeps them shiny and chip-free for at least a week. I haven't used the matte top coat yet but I'm pretty excited about it. It's a great idea to include all three options in one package - I just wish the base coat was better.

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