I also managed to make my nails not look so great. I didn't put on any of my Lush cuticle balm and I got a nice nick on my ring finger that hurts super bad. I also had a nice nail break and decided to cut back all of my nails. At least my nails grow kinda fast.
I started off with two coats of Julep Annamarie. I used Julep Farrah for the ruffian and the stamp. Farrah has a silk finish so it is kind of a satin looking finish. It reminded me of my OPI suede polish. The stamp plate I used was my MJ2 plate.