New Nails | Tortoise Shell

I know lots of places are currently in lockdown and so getting your nails done at a salon isn't possible. However, I live in Scotland and our area is Tier 1 meaning I can still get my nails done. Rather than not share my lovely new Autumn/Winter nails I thought it might just give some ideas for once lockdown is over...

My appointment was just after Halloween and so I said farewell to my in your face Halloween nails and went for something a little more subtle, a little more sophisticated and a lot more animal print.

I've been admiring Tortoise Shell Print nails for a few months now and I finally put together a design. I started with Au Naturel from the new The Gel Bottle Runway Collection. It's a gorgeous nude shade and one I think might become a regular for me.



The tortoise shell print is made up of three different colours and a bit of layering. It starts off with G001, a glass gel, lightly mixed with Chocolate. This creates a base colour on which circles or blobs of Chocolate are added and cured. Then Jet Black is added and cured. The layering and fading makes the tortoise print. 

On my ring finger I've got a line of Essence Glitter Gold Leaf down the middle between the tortoise shell and au naturel. I had to have a bit of sparkle! All of the nails are finished off with The Gel Bottle Extreme Shine Top Coat and you can definitely tell.

No comments