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With hues like glistening sand, glimmering water, and a shimmering sunset, all the best parts of summer (and, thankfully, none of the hair-wilting humidity) make an appearance in Ruffian's new polish collection, available exclusively through Birchbox. This set includes three beach-inspired shades: Blue Lagoon, a metallic blue; Endless Love, a metallic pink; and Sahara, a metallic nude. The high-quality polishes swipe on streak-free and opaque in a single coatso you can spend less time on your mani and more time outside.
Super cute shades with an easy application. Needs multiple layers for a solid coating. I definitely recommend this product for spring.5
I love Ruffian polishes, and this set continues my love for their products! The colors are beautiful in person, great for spring and summer, and they have a perfect amount of metallic sheen. The colors look fantastic after only one coat too, so it makes for easy application! Definitely recommend.5
These are very good polishes... From the colors to the quality. I especially like Blue Lagoon, it really pops on tanned toes!5
Good brand of polish long wear. Really one coat is all you need.5
Ruffian nail polishes are the best!!! They are so thick you only need one coat and are perfectly shiny and are just amazing5
I order this early to bring the feeling of summer back. I love all the colors and they go with everything.5
I got these in the Modern Mermaid box. I haven't tried the tan one yet, but the blue and pink ones go on in ONE COAT! I don't think I have any other nail polish that I'm satisfied with doing one coat of, and I have a huge collection.5
The pinkish purple is my favorite out of this set. What I really like about this brand of nail polish is that it is super easy to apply (I'm kind of an idiot when it comes to paining my nails) and drys faster then my other polishes like O.P.I or ESSIE. This comes in the mermaid limited edition set.5
First, let me just say how beautiful the samples of RUFFIAN Endless Love (pink) and Blue Lagoon (blue) are. The Sahara (tan) is pretty, but it's so close to my skin tone when it's dry that it makes my fingernail almost disappear oddly into the rest of my finger. It's a lovely shade, but I think I'd need to be more Summer-tanned so there's more of a contrast between my skin and the actual nail polish. It's not a great Winter shade for me. The pink and blue are gorgeous no matter what, though. They look great against pale skin, and they'll look jewel-toned against a darker or tanned skin tone.
The metallic shimmer is subtle; it looks mature, not childish. When I first took them out of the box, I commented that they looked nearly separated, but that may have been a result of my not shaking them enough. With a solid, extended mixing, I'm not seeing the same problem today.
The polish goes on thick, covers completely in one coat, and dries so quickly it's almost frightening. I was honestly shocked at how little I had to use. There were no streaks, no smears, the coverage was even, and there weren't any of those annoying clumps and ridges that you see so often in metallic or 'shiny' polish.
My only complaint is that the brush in the bottle of Sahara is bent at the tip. Where the Endless Love and Blue Lagoon brushes are a smooth and square, the Sahara brush looks more like a used broom. Lots of bent bristles and flare. If I had a way to replace it - say, a brush from another bottle of RUFFIAN, I'd go for it, but as it stands, I'm thinking I'll end up using manicure scissors to trim the wayward strands.
I got this collection in the mermaid box and it was totally the right color mix for the theme. The polish is great, chip-resistant (and I type all day), and the colors are nicely opaque. I expected my favorite to be the sea-blue, but I am quite taken with the neutral. I am very fair and many neutrals are too brown or have green undertones that don't suit my blue ones. This one is perfect. I love it.5