There are a couple of different ways you can do a ruffian, but I decided to just use a nail art brush and paint it on freehand. My base here is Adorn Vive Le Coquette and the darker color at the edge is Zoya Marney. The brush I used to apply Marney was super small, so I was able to start with a very thin line and build it up slowly into the shape I wanted.
The ruffian by itself was nice, but I wanted to add a little something extra, so I decided on some small round studs from the Born Pretty Store. I couldn't choose between silver or gold, however, so I turned to my Instagram followers for some help. They chose gold, and I think it was the perfect choice! It's a bit hard to tell in the pictures, but the warmer gold tone really complemented these polish shades well.
Thanks for looking!