DRESS UP YOUR NAILS WITH THESE 80S-INSPIRED MANICURE TRENDS
by Jane Duncan, freelance writer
February 2 2021
Tortoiseshell accessories, such as sunglasses, hair clips and bangles, were highly popular during the decade of excess. For a sophisticated look, why not try to paint your nails in a tortoiseshell pattern?
Start by painting your nails with a sheer orange polish as your first layer; then paint light brown ovals onto the wet polish. Make sure to leave negative space between the ovals. Let it dry, and then paint another layer of the light orange polish. Next, paint ovals in a dark brown shade on top of the light brown ovals, making sure that they overlap so you can still see the initial shapes. Finally, paint small black ovals over the dark brown ones, and finish with a layer of the light orange polish.