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Birchbox Breakdown

There are some things that will never go out of style: that little black dress, a good pair of pumps, a touch of sass, and, of course, red nail polish. Enter RUFFIAN Red, a modern take on a classic formula that goes on smoothly and dries quickly to a high-gloss finish. The style geniuses behind NYC fashion label RUFFIAN took inspiration from Vermillion, the scarlet pigment made from the mineral cinnabar, to make a “true red” polish that is universally flattering and timeless.

How to Use

Begin with a base coat to set a strong foundation for long-lasting wear. Apply 1-2 coats of nail polish in smooth, even brushstrokes. Finish with a glossy top coat for a boost of shine and protection. If any polish ends up on your skin or cuticles, clean up by dipping a cotton swab or small brush in nail polish remover and running it around each nail for a sleek, professional look. Want to create the perfect RUFFIAN Manicure? Watch the video on this page for a detailed how-to, then be sure to share your #RuffianManicure.

 Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Triphenyl Phosphate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Benzophenone-1, Silica.

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Ruffian Nail Lacquer - Ruffian Red
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What a lovely shade of red, and I would have been excited to come up with such a cute name for it! It goes on so smooth that I'm putting this on my list of favorites. Just check out the design of the bottle itself. Genius! Put in on with your dressy black outfit or present a casual vibe. Either way it is an ideal nail polish. Thanks Birchbox!! It is going on my list of favorites for sure.

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I loved this nail polish! I think it lasted a good amount of time and the color was very vibrant. I would definitely recommend this product to others. I actually had a friend looking specifically for a strong red nail polish and I told her to buy this one!

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gorgeous nails
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Love the smooth, easy application. Thick, luscious color-- 1-2 coats is plenty! Plus, it lasts much longer than most brands.

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Loved the red!
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This nail polish goes on smoothly. Only needed one coat of polish to cover my nails. Pretty and vibrant red color.

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Vibrant color
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I enjoy my nails and this is a very pure, vibrant red. It provides solid color without needing too many layers.

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Must have!
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I loved this!!!! I probably own more nail colors than some nail salons and this was the perfect addition! The color is the perfect red. It is very easy to apply and has great staying power. I used this same color for a month because I was so impressed.

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Super pretty!
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This nail polish went on so nicely! Two coats and I was out the door. It dries fast, too! (The cute bottle is nice as well!)

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One coat is enough

The color on my nails matched the color in the bottle after one coat, but it still seemed to chip quick enough that for the price Im not going to buy it.

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Average polish
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This nail polish was ok. It had a nice texture and went on nicely. It lasted about 3 days before chipping. I liked the color, that was probably my favorite part about the polish. I probably wouldn't buy it. I think I can get less expensive polish of the same quality.

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Easy application

I don't normally go for a red nail polish, but I LOVED this polish! Went on great and really lasted!

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