Tortoiseshell nails are the ultimate understated trend this party season

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Getting an appointment for your nails this close to Christmas can be an issue in itself – but the biggest problem I choosing what style or shade to go for.

Do you opt for your usual nude or go all out with red glitter?  Or, do you take a leap of faith and try some nail art you have never had before.

Here's where Instagram's latest nail art trend steps in – tortoiseshell nails. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Tortoiseshell accents have been hugely on trend for 2018, from the buttons or blouses to the handles of handbags and flat plains of art deco earrings, and now the trend has migrated to our fingertips. 

Would you opt for this artistic style? 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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