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Prada-inspired tortoise shell print nails

Kara Endres is a graphic designer, illustrator and fashion blogger based in south Florida. She showcases her DIY skills on her blog, Sprinkles in Springs, as well as shopping guides, trends, fashion inspiration, illustrations, and nail a...

A classic print with a pearl flower accent

We loved Prada's sweet floral decoration on the classic tortoise shell, so we took the design to our nails!

A classic print with a pearl flower accent

Prada-inspired tortoise shell print nails

Supplies:

  • Sephora by OPI's Hi Def
  • SinfulColors' Pull Over
  • Essie's Wicked
  • Essie's Sand Tropez
  • Half pearl 3D stickers

A classic print with a pearl flower accent

Instructions:

1

Base coat

Begin with an orange base coat.

A classic print with a pearl flower accent

2

Pattern

Make an abstract design on various parts of your nails with the yellow, as shown. Let it dry and then do the same thing with the dark red to complete the tortoise shell design.

A classic print with a pearl flower accent

A classic print with a pearl flower accent

3

Accent

On your ring finger, paint a tan cross (or flower) design. While it's still wet, place a pearl onto the middle of it and lightly press down. Finish with a top coat.

A classic print with a pearl flower accent

A classic print with a pearl flower accent

A classic print with a pearl flower accent

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