St. Patrick’s Day is approaching fast and it will have you whipping out your most vibrant green shades: whether you celebrate because you are Irish or you just appreciate a good party, we’re here to inspire you and help you find the perfect manicure to rock in preparation for March 17th.
Green glitter by @tiffanynailsit
If you anticipate you will have naked nails until the very last minute because you’re just too busy, just know that this does not preclude you from getting a celebrative mani. There’s no need to put a ton of time and effort into your nails if you don’t have the chance: just sprinkle some green glitter on your natural nails or a nude base coat and you’ll feel good as new!
Celtic knots by @happily_polished
Some of the most powerful elements of Irish folklore are its knots. Nowadays they can be found pretty much anywhere, and that includes stamping plates! This is an original idea for a St. Patrick’s manicure - and if you get overwhelmed trying to navigate through all the different variations of the eight original knots, a stamper stand might come in handy!
Dotticure by @simple_naildesigns
A dotticure is the perfect manicure to indulge in some celebrative nail art without experimenting with more complex designs. You can use different greens, add a bit of gold for good luck, or you can switch it up with the colors of the Irish flag!
St. Patty flame by @elias.nails
Unless you have sworn off all electronics for the past couple of years, chances are you’re already familiar with this design. If you want to take part in the celebrations but you don’t want to commit, this might be a valid third way: it will allow you to show off some festive colors and it won’t be outdated by March 18th.
Green graphic by @ciaonailco
This green graphic manicure is another great way to make sure your nails do not expire right after St. Patrick’s day. This simple, classy nail art is a good fit for you if you want to have the perfect manicure while celebrating but you just don’t have the time to take it off right after.
Rainbow gradient by @colorful_shenanigans
One of the first things that come to mind when thinking of Ireland is the legend that sees leprechauns burying pots of gold at the end of rainbows. If green just isn’t your color, then you might want to consider this rainbow gradient mani – just remember to use a saving tray to save product and money so you can slowly build up to your own little pot of gold (or, maybe, saved dip!).
Green-based shimmer by @nnailtasticc
With a manicure like this one, you can be sure you’ll be the center of attention wherever you go. We’re in love with these nails because the green-based shimmer is actually gold: it’s the most fashionable way to bring together the two colors that best represent St. Patrick’s Day!
Minimalist shamrock by @themariegrasser
The shamrock has multiple meanings in Irish history: the most notable one is that it was used by St. Patrick to explain the Holy Trinity during his attempts to convert the Irish into Christians. For this very reason, the shamrock is a significant symbol that you can include in your manicure to celebrate the Patron Saint of Ireland.
Emerald swirls by @rachel.messick
This emerald swirly manicure is a cute way to test your nail art abilities. Just pick your favorite shades of green (and maybe a pop of gold) and get creative: if you have a hard time keeping your finger still while working on it, you can count on a finger rest. We promise that no matter the level of your artistry, you’ll fall in love with the results!
Flag mani by @nailsteria
If you want to deviate from the traditional green designs, you can plan your nail art using the colors of the Irish flag. Pick shades of orange and green that look good together and arrange them however you’d like: we love this mani that uses stamping green polish to mix in some Celtic knots!
Gradient by @susnah_susienails
White and green are still two out of three colors of the Irish flag, right? This is basically the baby boomer manicure with a twist: by substituting the pink with some green polish you can be sure your nails are St. Patty ready! If you don’t have the time the perfect ombre requires, just do different shades for each nail – we guarantee it will look just as pretty.