If you’re anything like us, then there is no doubt that you’d be totally psyched about the fact that our favourite print from the 90s is making a comeback and how! Seen on everything back then, from hoops and sunglasses to hair clips, the modern-day version of it extends to your manicures as well. We’re talking about tortoiseshell prints!

The tortoiseshell nail trend is abstract, yet anything but understated. If you are looking for a way to upgrade your usual manicure, then this is the perfect candidate for your next nail art session. The high gloss and impossible-to-resist finish are surely going to make heads turn. Listed below are five super classy Instagram-inspired tortoiseshell nail art designs that you need to bookmark RN.

Half and half
 

Half and half

For people with short nails, don’t think that you can’t get the stunning tortoise shell manicure done. Simply paint half of your nails in the tortoiseshell design and keep the other half bare.

Touch of neon
 

Touch of neon

Like to stay up-to-date with manicure trends? Then you need to try this tortoise shell nail art design with neon accents. This nail art design will not just amp up your manicure game, but also let you experiment with two super cool and fun trends at once without looking OTT at all.

Glitz and glitter
 

Glitz and glitter

Love your nail art to have a hint of glitter? No problem! There’s a tortoiseshell nail art design for you too. Paint your entire nail in the kind of tortoise shell print your heart desires. Next, fetch a bottle of your favourite glitter nail polish and apply a coat only at the base of the nails. 

Inside an orbit
 

Inside an orbit

If you loved the orbit nail art trend as much as we did, then this manicure is going to make you extremely happy. Simply ask your manicurist to create the tortoise shell design on your nails and then paint a golden border around it. Ever heard of the phrase ‘the best of both worlds’?

Tortoiseshell tips
 

Tortoiseshell tips

If you think that animal printed nails would look a little inappropriate for work, then here’s something that will make you really happy. Paint the base in a nude colour and get the tortoise shell nail art done on just the tips. This is a really understated yet classy way to indulge in the trend without looking OTT.

Gothic vibes
 

Gothic vibes

If you are someone who likes to take the road less travelled, then this tortoise shell inspired nail art design in black should be right up your alley. The unique combination of black and brown on the nails is simply amazing. Gothic personified, isn’t it?

Image courtesy: Instagram