What are tortoise nails?

Does the tortoiseshell nail trend speak to you? Wonder if you have seen or heard of this kind of nail art? Today, the nail supply expert Maryton will explain everything about this trend and its variations to you. Just keep reading!

Actually, tortoiseshell nails have nothing to do with the nails whose varnish begins to flake. It is a matter of replicating patterns in certain reptiles, such as turtles, snakes or crocodiles. It is therefore an animal nail art that will bring out your wild side!

There are several types of tortoiseshell nails, although the most popular is the tortoise effect which mimics the shell of a turtle. The tortoise effect on the nails can be declined in different ways: by adding bright colors to bring contrast, in French manicure, on one hand or on one half of each nail.

If you want to go further in the “scale” theme, you can also opt for a crocodile effect on your nails. In particular, there are specific gels which, once catalyzed, will give texture and imitate crocodile skin. To draw the cracks, we generally use a dotting tool.

For snakeskin nails, the technique is relatively the same as for the crocodile effect. However, it is also possible to use the stamping technique for the effect to be as faithful as possible.

Hoping that this article has pleased you and will give you ideas! In addition, I also advise you to invest in some professional manicure sets to care for your nails!

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