Here's my Nails Of The Day.
I've been meaning to do this since I got China Glaze's Passion a few months ago.
Here's my Counterfeit Nails of the moon manicure - that's now ubiquitously being called the "Ruffian" manicure - with a matte black nail with shimmery gold "french" by the cuticle.
(For a refresher, check out All Lacquered Up's blog post on the manicure from New York Fashion Week)
So re-reading her post now makes it clear that they used a gold chrome base with CND's Inkwell, which is a really dark midnight blue. But apparently I got it into my head that it was a matte black with gold base.
Hopefully it's close enough. And, realistically, since this is what I imagined it was in my head all this time, it's pretty perfect still for me. :)
The application of the black by the cuticle is a little rough on a couple nails - and definitely a smidge rougher on my dominant hand - but it's still pretty damn good :)
Barielle - Instant Liquid Nail Hardener (as a base coat)
China Glaze - Passion
Rimmel - Black Satin
Essie - Matte About You (top coat)
Nail Fails vs My Nails: 6 - 6