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Tortoise Kit

US $48.00

Embody 90s icon, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, by bringing this classic pattern to your nails. Developed for over a year by the Gelcare Artists, this trio harmoniously recreates the texture and depth of tortoise shell. Check out our YouTube tutorial with step-by-step instructions on how to achieve this look.

This kit includes Jelly Brown, Argan Oil and Amber Ink.

Ease of Application

Very EasyEasyChallenging
This nail art design is suitable for beginners.


Jelly Brown and Argan Oil: Bis-Hea Poly (PEG), Bis Hea Poly-9/IPDI, Bis-Hema/IPDI Copolymer, THFMA, Iboma, Sucrose Benzoate, 1-Hydroxycyclohexyl Phenylketone, TPO, Silica, Cosmetic pigments

Amber Ink: Ethanol, PM Glycol Ether, Isopropyl Alcohol, EP Glycol Ether, N-Propanol, Modified Rosin

Best used with

As this tortoise abstract nail art does not require technical precision, it is an easy design to execute and suitable for gel enthusiasts at every level.

Dotting ToolDotting Tool
US $12.00

Draw anything you want, with control. The easiest nail art tool to use, we swear. Use the pointed end for teeny-tiny dots and designs and the 1.5 mm ball when you are looking to scale up.

Round BrushRound Brush
US $18.00

The go-to brush for every blossoming nail artist — a must-have for those looking to clean up and level up. This multi-functional brush can be used for everything from cleaning up stray polish to creating nail art. Brush features two secure caps to prevent damage to bristles and allow for easy transport.


Gluten-FreeNon-GMONot Tested on AnimalsDesigned and assembled in Quebec, Canada

About Gelcare

We're the brand that allows you to become your own nail artist. Redefining the industry with at-home use, we put education first and provide innovative colours comprised of best-in-class formulas.

Our mission is to elevate the at-home experiences, focusing on providing beauty lovers with a refined approach to nail care. Through Gelcare, our goal is to pass along our nail expertise to you.

Tortoise Tutorial

Unlock Your Creativity. Learn How to Tortoise

Whether you're a beginner looking to master the basics or an experienced artist seeking new inspirations, our Nail Art tutorials are designed to elevate your nail game.

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By eliminating the 10 most concerning chemical ingredients traditionally found in gel, we offer you a cleaner nail care experience. Here's what our formula promises to leave out.


A common trigger for reactions in beauty products, emphasizing the need for safer contact with skin.


Often inhaled or absorbed through the skin, toluene can cause skin irritation, light-headedness, and nausea due to its impact on the nervous system.


Their estrogen-mimicking capabilities have sparked a significant discussion on their impact beyond simple preservation.

Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)

A plasticizer with connections to serious concerns, pushing us to find safer alternatives.


Known for its use in preservation, this chemical can provoke irritation and has been linked to severe concerns due to its carcinogenic properties.

Formaldehyde Resin

Less toxic than its predecessor but not without its own risks, including potential allergenic effects.


Acts as a barrier on nails, blocking essential nutrients and leading to discoloration.


A known irritant to skin, eyes, and lungs, with potential for systemic toxicity.

Triphenyl Phosphate (TPHP)

Used to enhance flexibility in plastics, its potential as an endocrine disruptor has raised flags about its broader implications.

Ethyl Tosylamide

A fast-drying plasticizer, restricted in Europe due to concerns over antibiotic resistance.