Tuesday 21 January 2014

Tutorial Tuesday: Tortoise Shell Nails by xameliax

Hey everyone! Today's tutorial tuesday is going to be slightly different because rather than a tutorial from me, I have an amazing guest post in the form of a video tutorial from my lovely friend Amelia, who runs xameliax. After mentioning to her that I was struggling due to exams she kindly said she would do a guest post for me, and the nails she has done are absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to see your recreations. So without further ado I'll pass you on to Amelia...

Hi Everyone! I'm Amelia the beauty and lifestyle blogger behind xameliax.com and I, like Alice and probably most of you reading this have a little obsession with nail polish! So when Alice asked if I'd like to guest post for her while she was beavering away revising for her exams (go you super clever girl) I took it as the perfect opportunity to do one of my favourite nail looks - Tortoise Shell!

This effect is so easy to re-create as you can see in my Youtube Tutorial! They took me less than an hour to do and i think they look amazing. With just three polishes and some cling film you can create this beautiful tortoise shell effect and with a few studs ontop it comes together to make this simple but stunning manicure!

::Polishes Used::
Duri Rejuvacote (Base Coat)
Barry M - Countess (Pointed Finger)
Born Pretty Store Small Square Studs
Seche Vite (Top Coat)

Why not give them a go yourself! Tweet us a picture of your tortoise shell nails @xameliax @onenailtorule and we'll retweet some of the best ones!

Happy Painting!



  1. I love this! It's such a striking look, I'd never have thought to try anything like this.
    Thanks for sharing, Amelia!

    Jess xo

  2. These look amazing -- definitely going to give this a try!

  3. These are amazing! Definitely need to give this a go!


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