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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.

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Not recommended
Purchased

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
Purchased

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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Mixed reviews so far
Purchased

I really liked using the matte finish polish but I used the base coat and did one coat of colour over that and it basically peeled off my nails in two days! I will repaint my nails and see if it happens again.

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High Quality

Wow this nail polish was awesome, i got it in a white color and I was very iffy on the choice but i tried it and it was awesome!!! Only needed one coat and it was not see thru. Loved it.

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Made great gift!

I gave this to a friend who spends a lot of time on her nails and is a big fan of matte nails. She raved about the matte coat. Her favorite quality about it was at it didn`t change the color of the polish as obviously as other matte coats do. She used he gesso and matte with another brand for color and said it made for a smooth nail with no bubbling or streaking. A nice set of polishes.

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All good, except the gesso
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The top coats work well. I like being able to change the look of polish with the matte coat. The gesso base coat did not work for me at all. When I use the base coat under my polish, within a day it almost all comes off. It doesn't even chip, it just peels off in one big piece in the shape of my nail. I find that the polish actually lasts longer without the base coat .

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Love this brand!

Great top coat and base coat. Nails did not chip even after three days of work (serving tables)! That is considered a miracle! Not to thick of application, dries relatively quick. Definitely recommending it to my friends!

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