Tortoise Shell

Tortoise Shell
  • Step by Step Instructions
  • Products & Tools Used
Before You Begin
Complete Powder Perfection Nail Prep Step by Steps.
Create a custom "Chocolate" blend of Powder Perfection shades. Add 1 scoop of Suzi Needs a Loch-smith, 1/2 scoop of Nessie Plays Hide and Sea-k, and 2 scoops of My Private Jet to a large plastic medicine cup. Stir well to combine.
Create a custom "Mustard" blend of Powder Perfection shades in a separate plastic medicine cup. Add 3 scoops of One Chic Chick, 1 scoop of Clear Color Set Powder, and 1/2 scoop of My Private Jet together. Stir well to combine.
Create a custom "Dark Brown" blend of Powder Perfection shades in another plastic medicine cup. Add 2 scoops of Suzi Needs a Loch-smith, 1/2 scoop of Nessie Plays Hide and Sea-k, & 1 scoop of My Private Jet together. Stir well to combine.
Apply 1 coat of OPI Powder Perfection Base Coat. Dip 1/2 of the nail into the custom "Mustard" yellow mixture. Tap off excess powder. Dip the entire nail into OPI Powder Perfection Clear Color Set Powder. Dust off excess powder. Repeat.
Apply OPI Powder Perfection Base Coat in various areas like spots around the "Mustard" section of the nail. Dip the nail into the "Chocolate" mixture. Tap and dust off excess powder.
Apply OPI Powder Perfection Base Coat in various areas like spots overlapping some previous spots. Dip the nail into the "Dark Brown" mixture. Tap and dust off excess powder.
Apply OPI Powder Perfection Base Coat to the entire nail. Dip 1/2 of the nail into the "Mustard" yellow mixture. Tap off excess powder. Dip the entire nail into OPI Powder Perfection Clear Color Set Powder. Tap and dust off excess powder.
Apply 1 coat of OPI Powder Perfection Activator to the entire nail. Wait 2 minutes to dry *international application may vary. File and shape the nail with an EDGE 100/180 file. Use a FLEX 100/180 buffer to smooth the surface of the nail.
Dust off excess powder. Apply a second coat of OPI Powder Perfection Activator. Wait 2 minutes to dry *international application may vary.
Apply nail art tape where the color design meets the negative space. Trim off excess tape to fit the nail.
Apply 1 coat of OPI Powder Perfection Top Coat. Wait 1-2 minutes to dry. Apply gold flakes to accent the tortoise design.
OPI Pro Nail Art Look: Tortoise Nails
Apply a second coat of OPI Powder Perfection Top Coat. Wait 1-2 minutes to dry.
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Powder Perfection- Step 1 Base Coat
$9.00
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Powder Perfection - Step 2 Activator
$9.00
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Powder Perfection - Step 3 Top Coat
$9.00
Suzi Needs a Loch-smith
$10.50
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Nessie Plays Hide & Sea-k
$23.00
Nessie Plays Hide & Sea-k - Powder Perfection - OPI
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My Private Jet
$23.00
My Private Jet - Powder Perfection - OPI
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One Chic Chick
$23.00
One Chic Chick - Powder Perfection - OPI
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Clear Color Set Powder
$57.00
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Edge File - 180 Grit
$1.25
Edge File - 180 Grit - Files - OPI
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Flex Silver 100/180 Buffer
$2.50
Flex Silver 100/180 Buffer - Files - OPI