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This Fall Nail-Art Trend Is Up 1898% On Pinterest
While cow-print clogs are cute and that one leopard-print midi skirt is still trending, tortoiseshell is the unassuming animal print we're turning to this autumn. Whether it's infused into the frame of your eyeglasses or a lucite hoop earring, the blurred black-and-caramel pattern is the opposite of loud — which means it's inherently wearable, too. Plus, according to Pinterest search analytics, tortoiseshell is currently top of mind — up 1898% — with everyone looking to infuse the toasty brown accent into the tiniest accessory of all: nail art.
In fact, we've already seen the print popping up on Instagram, with stunning inspiration posted by some of our favorite trend-setting nail artists. From minimalist accents to glossy statement designs, scroll through for the cutest way to style your tortoiseshell manicure.
Manicurist Amy Rickaby is calling this design the "half-vertical tortoise." According to her caption, Rickaby used three polishes by The Gel Bottle to get the perfect caramel tone: Yellow Glass, Chocolate, and Jet Black.
Editorial manicurist Betina Goldstein (who brought us cuticle striping) recently posted a similar minimalist nail-art design on her Instagram. "I mixed 5 different colors to achieve the base and added more brown or black as needed," she explained of her technique in the caption.