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Get the Look: Trendy Tortoiseshell Manicures for Every Season

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by Lecente Admin

Get the Look: Trendy Tortoiseshell Manicures for Every Season

Tortoiseshell manicures have been making waves in the nail industry for a long time now, and it’s easy to see why. This trendy look features a jelly nail base shade with a tortoiseshell pattern on top, creating a chic and sophisticated design that your clients will love.


Creating tortoiseshell nails is simpler than you may think. You can achieve the tortie look using fun tortoiseshell foils available at Lecenté or by applying a lighter colour as a base and then layering darker shades on top – usually jelly gels are used for this. Often oranges, browns, and black are mainly used to create the recognised look. While these shades may sound like they belong in Autumn, tortoiseshell nails are actually perfect for the Summer months too. By incorporating brighter jelly gels, you can create a warm and stylish look that is perfect for any season.

One of the best things about tortoiseshell nails is that they are easy to create, but the end result looks impressive and professional and are sure to impress your clients.

There are a few different ways to achieve the tortoiseshell look. You can use tortoiseshell foils for a quick and easy application, or you can create the design using jelly gels and gel colours. With the right tools and techniques, you can create a variety of stunning looks.

Effortlessly Chic Tortoiseshell Styles with Foils

Achieve the trendy tortoiseshell look in minutes with our tortoise-style foils. Our innovative foil gel ensures flawless application for a seamless finish.

We offer a variety of stunning foils that create different tortoiseshell effects. Here are the options available, from left to right in the picture:

  1. Journey
  2. Adventure
  3. Savannah
  4. Safari
  5. Roar
  6. Explorer

For a step-by-step guide on applying foils, check out our tutorial at here.


Achieve Stunning Tortoiseshell Effects Using Jelly Gels and Gel Colours

Our super versatile Jelly Gel Polishes are perfect for layering your tortie designs to create dimension and depth to your creations.

  • Create glassy or jelly-like colours by blending a colour with a base coat, or use Lecenté Jelly Gels if you do not want to mix
  • If you have raised areas where your tortie spots are, apply topcoat and turn the finger upside down for a few seconds to even out the surface.
  • Elevate your design even further by adding a touch of foil


Summer Tortoiseshell Nails

Discover our wide array of jelly gels that simplify the creation of tortoiseshell nails! If you prefer not to mix colours with a base coat or Layer It to achieve a glassy appearance, these jelly gels are perfect for you and streamline the process.

Featuring a variety of shades tailored for each season, we especially adore the summer tortoiseshell looks below achieved with Beach Hut and Stick of Rock.


Mastering the Art of Tortoiseshell Nails

If you’re interested in learning how to create tortoiseshell nails, then check out this quick tutorial.


Whether you choose to use foils or jelly gels, the possibilities for creating beautiful tortoiseshell nails are endless.

So go ahead and give this trendy manicure a try – your clients will thank you for it!

Don’t forget to tag us in your creations and give us a follow @lovelecente for more tips, advice and tutorials.