We’re officially counting down the days until Spring! And celebrating St. Patrick’s day is a favorite Spring tradition. As you’re prepping for the festivities, there’s one thing you can’t overlook — your nails.
Whether your parties will be happening in person or via Zoom, these fun and trendy St. Patrick’s day manicures are sure to put you in the mood for celebrating.
We’re here to help you give your nails an easy, and festive touch-up by sharing seasonal manicures that range from minimalist sparkle to an explosion of St. Patrick’s day spirit. Here are 10 looks to get you in the mood to celebrate.
Green Glitter and Shamrocks by Mad Manis
Whether you’re dressing up or keeping it casual this St. Patrick’s Day, you can’t miss with this green glitter and shamrocks nail design. And you don’t have to be a pro to recreate the look at home!
Just brush on Zoya Elphie Pixie Dust green glitter polish ($9.25 at Walmart) and Zoya Solange Pixie Dust nail polish ($10 on Amazon) and let them dry. The shamrocks can be made by dipping a toothpick in the green glitter polish and dabbing it on your nails… Or apply any of the St. Patrick’s Day nail stickers by Wow Beauty Store below.
Finish it off with a clear top coat and you’re ready to celebrate!
Polka Dots and Shamrocks by Stay Glam
Ready to feel a little more classic and playful? We think you’ll love the look of this manicure with its white polka dots and deep green shamrocks on a delicate mint green base.
To create this look at home, apply Withstands the Test of Thyme by OPI nail polish ($13 on Amazon) as your base coat and let dry. Next, use a toothpick dipped in Marshmallow by Essie ($8.99 at Target) to add the polka dots and let dry. Then add the shamrocks in Off Tropic by Essie ($8.99 at Target). Once that’s dry, top with a clear coat.
Stylish Mint with Clover by Stay Glam
We just love how Essie’s mint green polish Express to Impress ($8.99 at Target) looks so fresh and cheerful. Wear it alone for a versatile Spring look that’s perfect for St. Patrick’s day, Easter, or just to give your spirits a boost! Add some white shamrocks in Marshmallow ($8.99 at Target) and you have a subtle yet stylish look for any St. Patrick’s day event.
Clovers and Horseshoes Stencil by What’s Up Nails
You’ll be feeling the luck o’ the Irish with this horseshoes and shamrocks manicure. Start with a base coat of Essie Marshmallow ($8.99 at Target). Then use the clovers and horseshoes stencils, available for $14.99 on Amazon, to add horseshoes in Essie Licorice and clovers in Off Tropic by Essie ($8.99 at Target).
Iridescent Green Polish by ilnpbrand
Understated elegance that reflects the beauty of the “Pearl Isle” on your nails can be achieved with a couple of coats of Reminisce polish by ILNP Cosmetics ($12.50 on Amazon). You’ll love the way its color shifts from hues of stunning greens to refreshingly cool blues (you may even catch subtle hints of gold occasionally) depending on the type and angle of the lights.
White with Green Clovers Nail Polish Strips by Mani On The Go
Feel like you’re all thumbs when it comes to nail polish? Then you’re going to love this polish-less manicure!
These green clover nail polish strips ($5 on Etsy) are easy to apply. Just align, gently stretch, crease and file and your manicure is done! No messy polish. No waiting for nails to dry.
Plaid and Shamrocks Nail Polish Strips by ShopNailsOnTheGo
Here’s another polish-less manicure option for those who prefer plaid. If you can use a fingernail file, you can achieve the look of a professional manicure in minutes! These plaid and shamrocks nail polish strips are just $3.99 on Etsy.
Glitter Stripes and Clover Leaves Nail Polish Strips by Vista Rustics
If fun, St. Patrick’s Day variety is what you crave, you’re going to feel like you found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow when you’re able to achieve this look in under 30 minutes, without having to wait for polish to dry! These lucky glitter stripes and 4 leaf clover nail polish strips are just $3.99 on Etsy.
Clovers and Plaid Nail Polish Strips by Mani On The Go
Here’s another polish-less manicure in minutes you’ll enjoy if you like a bolder design. Easy to apply, goes on dry, with no curing equipment needed. These clovers and plaid nail polish strips last for up to 10 days and are available for $5 on Etsy.
St. Patrick’s Day Nail Stickers by Wow Beauty Store
Already have a polish picked out and just want to finish the look with a cool design? Then consider these St. Patrick’s Day nail stickers. Each 3” x 4” sheet comes with a variety of cool designs to choose from and prices start at $2.49 per sheet or a pack of 3 sheets for just $4.99.
You might like the pots of gold and green clovers pictured above.
Or add some whimsy with vanishing leprechauns, shamrocks, and clovers.
With so many designs to choose from, you can let your creativity run wild!
Wishing you a fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day!
The Scar and Co. team