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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Ruffle Manicure Tutorial


Hey guys! Today I have a tutorial for you that I wrote a really long time ago for a collaborative nail art guide that I was asked to be a part of. That kind of fell apart I think, so I'm posting it now!

The tutorial is for the ruffle nails that you may have seen on here way back when. I called it the "Carmen Miranda" manicure back then. Maybe we should call this a Carmen Mirandicure? Today's version uses shades of blue and green for a bit of a different look.


You will need: 
  • a large number of polish colors (this example uses 9)
  • a large-ended dotting tool or other dotting tool substitute (like the large plastic end of a sewing pin stuck into a pencil)


1. Start by painting your nails a base color.


2. Select your first ruffle color, and using the large end of a dotting tool, add on a row of connected dots that goes all the way across the nail.


3. Select your second color. After you have cleaned your first color off of your dotting tool, add on another row of dots that overlaps slightly with the first row that you did.


4. Continue on in this fashion with the rest of your colors until your whole nail is filled up with fabulous ruffles that would make Carmen Miranda proud. Your last color should go off the edges of your nails to cleanly finish the look.


That’s it! You have now competed a fabulous and eye-catching ruffle manicure.  Finish it with topcoat and go show it off to all of your friends!





As always, I'd love to see if you give this manicure a try! You can easily share with me by email or on the Chalkboard Nails Facebook.

63 comments:

  1. So cute! I definitely want to try it!

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  2. awesome!! will try on my next mani for sure.

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  3. Looks cool! I will try it :)

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  4. Adorable! It seems pretty easy to accomplish, too!!

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  5. thanks for the easy tutorial ^^

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  6. Looks easy and simple! I will try it out soon!

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  7. Amazing manicure, very cute and simple! :]

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  8. when I saw the pic I was thinking woahh must be so hard but it is so simple thank you #genius

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  9. I just received a bunch of holographic polishes I'd love to do this with them! And then I may do it with my Zoya Surf collection hehe

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  10. Wow! This seems to be so easy to make! I'm going to try it! Thank you for sharing it. Regards
    X

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  11. Love this! When I first started following you that manicure stuck out in my mind and I put it on a list of to trys! It's fabulous and I love the name Carmen Mirandicure!! ;)

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  12. this is really pretty! I will have to try it out :D

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  13. That was so much easier than I thought it would be. Definitely something tryable!! Thanks for this :)

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  14. To bad your collaboration didn't work out. Oh well it's their lost. Your Ruffle mani is crazy exciting. I love it and have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing :)

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  15. so cute, very eye catching, imma try this one soon ^^

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  16. I can't believe I still haven't tried this yet!! sooon, sooooooon xxx

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  17. This is super cute, great tutorial too.

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  18. really great and looks difficult, but it's so easy... I'll definitely try that out^^

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  19. Yessss!!! Even I can do this. I am a dab hand with a dotting tool :D

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  20. Great idea, I am going to try this soon!

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  21. Great tutorial! The dotting should be easier than the end product looks. Gotta try it!

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  22. I love this... I'm going to do it soon!

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  23. it reminds me of a knit sweater, i feel like your finger tips are so warm :-P

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  24. I love this! And, I feel like it is something I could actually do... time permitting! All those dots must take some time!

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  25. thanks for the tutorial!! will definitely try this! :D

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  26. I'll def be gettting a dotting tool after seeing this tutorial! MUST TRY!!!!!

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  27. This is an awesome idea, I've never thought to use dotting tool like this!! I definitely have to try too...!

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  28. Will be trying this soon!!!!

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  29. This is so freakin adorable! Can't wait to try this!

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  30. The tutorial is excellent, I have to try it too and the color combo is amazing!

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  31. Wow, I love this! Must have taken forever!

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  32. This is genius. So pretty ♥
    Thanks ! ! :D

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  33. Thanks for the tutorial! It is super cute, but must have taken forever. I am going to have to give it a try.

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  34. Oooh I definitely want to try this....esp since it is cute AND my daughter's name is Miranda ;) I opt for the Carmen Mirandacure moniker ;) Thanks for posting such great tutorials that are easy for shaky hands!! (freehand is not my friend!)

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  35. linda demais, amei seu blog e já estou mega seguindo...bjs

    http://kellyapaixonadaporesmaltes.blogspot.com.br/

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  36. Wow what a cool look thanks to Captivating Claws for directing us here too. I can imaging doing this for Easter in pastels like a painted egg with rounded tips . Thanks love your tutorials.

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  37. you must have lotsa patience! i have the 2 dotting tools, but have never taught of doing this before. so exciting! new things to do this wkend!

    http://thelairweddings.wordpress.com

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  38. Trying this tonight! Love it! :)

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  39. I just tried this and I'm pretty happy with it! Here's a link to the picture - http://web.stagram.com/p/237533148424351745_9018499

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  40. I tried it too. Fun to do and they look cute.

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  41. I just tried this myself! I didn't pull it off very well but I'll hopefully get better with practice using my dotting tools :) x

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    1. Forgot to add my link! http://maliberrymakeup.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/notd-green-ruffles.html x

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  42. Too cute! Looks easy enough that even I might be able to handle it, haha! I just got my first set of dotting tools, so I'll have to try this! :)

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  43. I love this!!!! Thanks for the cool tutorial!

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  44. I recreated these as part of the OMD! Challenge (for the 'Inspired by a Tutorial' day) because I think they look FAB =D

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  45. c'est magnifique !! bravo

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  46. Your designs are awesome as they would always be! And I noticed that, a channel called 'MissJenFABULOUS' of YouTube, had copied this nail in her nail art for beginners video. I don't think she gave you credit for it. She had copied many nail art designs from dozens of nail art bloggers without giving them credit. This is not for any kind of offence but just to bring to your notice that 2 of your designs have been copied and please take action. :)

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  47. Thank you! And yes, I am unfortunately already aware of Jen's videos. I appreciate you taking the time to come and let me know.

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  48. No problem :) But something needs to be done to stop her.... she has been copying sooo many people's nail art.. D:

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