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
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
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
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
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’?
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.
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
Written by Urvi Dalal on Sep 13, 2019
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!