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2 Quick & Easy St. Patrick’s Day Nail Art Tutorials

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Add a little St. Patrick’s Day cheer with these two festive nail designs for the occasion. These St. Patrick’s Day inspired nails are easy to do and are perfect for the glitter lover at heart! So keep reading for step-by-step instructions on how you can recreate both of these fun nail arts right from home.

[large_title title=”Nail Design #1: Glittery Green & White Shamrock”]

What You Will Need
  • -Zoya ‘Merida’
  • -Glisten & Glow ‘Wedding Gown White’ (opaque white)
  • -Glisten & Glow ‘HK Girl’ (Fast Drying + Super Shiny Top Coat)
  • -White Acrylic Paint
  • -Striped Nail Vinyl

Side Note: Feel free to use any polishes you want. Any glitter green, white, and quick dry top coat you have will do.

How To

Step One

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Photo Credit: Joanna Acevedo (@jannanails)

Apply two coats of Merida on every finger except the ring finger nails. On the ring finger nails, apply two coats of Wedding Gown White. Before you apply the quick dry top coat, clean up around the cuticles to ensure that it looks the best it can! While painting, make sure to not get too close to the cuticle area so the clean-up process is easier! After you’re happy with how the polish looks, apply the quick dry top coat. It’s important to choose a quick dry top coat when you’re doing any nail design because it dries fast and you can get to do the designs faster!

Step Two

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Photo Credit: Joanna Acevedo (@jannanails)

After making sure the top coat is completely dry, you can start working on the designs! This is where the white acrylic paint comes into play. Acrylic paint is essential to doing beautiful nail designs. The acrylic paint takes longer to dry, and you can scrape it off if you’re not too happy with the design. [Tip: Acrylic paint is easily found at most craft sections of stores.]

For the shamrock on the middle finger, start by painting the stem. Then, start painting the leaves of the shamrock. Each leaf is basically a long heart. Draw the outline of each leaf to ensure the spacing is perfect and each shape is symmetrical. Then, color in the leaves. Don’t worry if the acrylic paint is looking a little lumpy, the top coat will smooth it out.

Next, is the nail vinyl! For an easier removal, clip the vinyl at the same place on two sides. Push the vinyl firmly on the nail. Make sure there is no lifting because nail polish will bleed under and make the line messy! Apply a slightly thicker coat of Merida over the vinyl to ensure full opacity of the layering polish. Don’t wait for that polish to dry, immediately pull off the vinyl after applying Merida.

Step Three

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Photo Credit: Joanna Acevedo (@jannanails)

Wait for the acrylic paint and Merida to dry. If you apply the top coat too quick after the application, it will smear. Wait a couple of minutes and apply the final coat of quick dry top coat. The top coat will smooth out the acrylic paint and seal in the designs.

And that’s it!

Now just enjoy this beautiful design you did! Remember to paint with confidence! Short, choppy strokes will make the design look messy, so be confident in your movements! Practice makes perfect. The acrylic paint will help ease your nerves!

[large_title title=”Nail Design #2: Green Shamrock with Pop of Gold”]

The second St. Patrick’s Day nail design has a little more freehand to it, but it simple and easy to do. If you love sparkle, you’ll love the small pops of gold glitter in it.

What You Will Need
  • -Glisten & Glow ‘Wedding Gown White’ (opaque white)
  • -Green Acrylic Paint
  • -F.U.N Lacquer ‘TGIF’
  • -Glisten & Glow ‘HK Girl’ (Fast Drying + Super Shiny Top Coat)
  • -A thin nail art brush
  • -Small dotting tool

Side note: Again, feel free to use any nail polishes you have at hand.

How To:

Step One

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Photo Credit: Joanna Acevedo (@jannanails)

Apply two coats of Glisten & Glow ‘Wedding Gown White’ to reach full opacity. Next, clean up around the edges with pure acetone and a clean-up brush. Then, add a layer of Glisten & Glow ‘HK Girl’. This quick dry top coat hardens the layers of nail polish, and lets you start the designs quicker.

Step Two

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Photo Credit: Joanna Acevedo (@jannanails)

With your thin nail art brush; dip into the green acrylic paint. Start by doing the stem of the shamrock; then do the outline of the leaves. If the lines don’t come out as nice as you had hoped, wash them away with water. Once you have the outline, fill it in with the green acrylic paint. If it’s a little lumpy, don’t worry because it will smooth out with the top coat.

Step Three

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Photo Credit: Joanna Acevedo (@jannanails)

Add small green dots along the edge of the nail with a small dotting tool. If you don’t have a dotting tool, you can use the tip of a ball point pen or a bobby pin.

Step Four

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Using the same technique as above, add dots of gold glitter around the green dots. For the gold glitter, put more of the gold glitter on the dotting tool so the glitter is more opaque on each dot.

Step Five

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Photo Credit: Joanna Acevedo (@jannanails)

Wait a couple minutes for the polish to dry; then apply a coat of quick dry top coat. This top coat will smooth out the lumpiness of the acrylic paint and the glitter. Just add some cuticle oil and voila!

You now have a beautiful St. Patrick’s Day design!


 

Q. Do You have any St. Patrick’s Day plans? If yes, what are they?

 

For more Nail Art Inspirations, don’t forget to head over to Joanna’s IG at @jannasnails and show her some love!

  • These nails are so pretty – I can’t wait till St Patricks Day Im soooo excited

  • Robin Rue

    Those are both so cute. I think I might do the shamrocks on mine today.

  • These are all so cute! I love the dark green glitter ones. 🙂

    Sincerely Miss J
    http://www.sincerelymissj.com

  • Allison Lancaster

    These are so cute! I love a good manicure for a fun holiday!

  • Oh my! Those are so pretty!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  • Candy Kage

    Wow these are great and fun looking. Like how you give us the list of needed items and the instructions are great.

  • I envy people who can create nail art like this without it looking like a two year old did it. These are super cute!

  • Loving these nails and how quick and easy to do, the shamrock is my fave x

  • I love both of these! So cute!

  • tara pittman

    Such pretty nails. I wish I had that kind of talent.

  • Nazy Nazy

    OMG these are so cute. and you are so talented.

  • I am literally just about to remove the black nails polish from my nails and was looking for something to put on them next, this post couldn’t have popped up at a more perfect time. I am going to go with the green! I have a new polish exactly the right colour. Yippee!

  • That was very creative of you. Doing nail art on your own nail is hard especially when you will use your left hand to do your right nails.

  • Jessica Taylor

    This is adorable! Just in time for St.Patricks day!

  • Are those cute or are those cute? I think these tutorials are perfect! Thanks for the tips! I’ve always been hesitant to try out nail art because I’m not sure if I can pull them off.

  • alicia nicole 💋 ✨

    Such a pretty mani! I’ve been meaning to pick up Zoya’s Merida since Christmas; now I KNOW I have to have it. Green isn’t usually my color but this look make me wanna buy it! Awesome post!

  • This is too cute. Thanks for these great tutorials. I’m going to try these today.

  • Amanda Love

    You sure know how to rock St. Partrick’s Day with those nail art ideas! I love the glitters with the stripes. It’s pretty cool.

  • Your nails look so neat. I love playing around with nail polish. Plan to copy this nail art design, thank you.

  • Marceline Dementori

    The clover looks really nice! I hope I can make it look as good as yours but I’ll definitely give it a try! I love how it all looks.

  • David E

    My daughter would love these great designs. I will have to show them to her.

  • Beautifully Created DIYs

    The nails are beautiful! I love the glittery green.

  • Oyinkan Ogunleye

    These are sooo pretty! Super duper neat!

  • These are so pretty! I wish I could so this on my own nails! We are headed to dinner at a friends house tonight! We are bringing the green beer 🙂

  • I am loving these shamrock nails and it always fascinates me when people can create art on their nails. This is perfect for ST Paddy’s day x

  • These are adorable! I love the green glitter nail polish. I am a sucker for a little sparkle!

  • Aish Padihari

    What a great post! Thanks for sharing your insight with us. Those nails look so very cute.

  • Soooo cute. I love nail art 🙂 Pinned this so I have it for next year!

  • Michelle Kneece Waller

    Those are super pretty nail art ideas!! I love the darker color the most.

  • kathryn Maher

    Love this post. Very inspiring nail art ideas for St Patricks day. Pity I didn’t see this post earlier this morning. I watched the parade in my local town but it was a very wet and windy day here in Ireland and so spoiled the celebrations a bit.

  • Kimberly @ Berly’s Kitchen

    These are some adorable designs! I would love to be able to do something similar to my nails, but I lack the patience. Lol!

  • Rachel

    These are so cute! You’re so talented! They look fairly simple but I’d rather have someone do it for me. LOL!

  • Ivelisse Estes

    OMG how adorable are these nails! I especially like the first one because it has glitter in it. And the names! Super cute!

    Love,
    Ivelisse | CarnationDreams.com

  • I just love the first nail art. really lovely color.

  • Sandra Crespo

    Super cute nail art!! I am not the greatest at painting my own nails though lol we had a very eventful day with the kids yesterday it was great!

  • I am all about the glitter but the clovers were pretty too. Thank you will try these with the girls next year.

  • Just beautiful. That emerald color is stunning, I could definitely rock that.

  • You make this look so easy! I know if I tried it would be a huge mess, but your designs look beautiful!

  • Torie

    Very cute! How creative. Thank you for the cute ideas.

  • Claire Santiago

    Beautiful! how i wished i am that talented i doing nail art so i won’t need to go to salon

  • Jenn Martinez

    So pretty! I wish I was that talented, I cant even paint my nails without getting nail polish everywhere!

  • Wow you are so artistic, I admire pretty nails!

  • Nay

    So pretty. Love the Merida polish. I love looking at pretty nail designs but almost always just end up painting mine red! Need to be more adventurous!

  • Leo T. Ly

    these are some awesome designs I think that my sister will love to share it with her customers. She owns a nail shop in Carolina.

  • Your nails are great! Wish I had your skills!

  • Emma Oxley

    These are so pretty! I’ve seen them all over Pinterest and wish I had your artistic skills! The best I could manage would probably be the before shot (before you do any of the four leaf clovers) they really do look fabulous though!

  • Eugenia Nazarova

    how creative and beautiful! Love your St. Patrick’s Day-inspired manicure! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  • Angela Milnes

    I really love nail arts. So love it! It is also a fun way of revitalizing your everyday and ordinary look or
    accessorizing for a special event. The cool thing about nail art is
    that it has a wide range of designs, from the simplest little flower
    designs to the most extravagant artwork coupled with tiny sparkles, gems
    and stones.

  • Those look like so much fun and easier than I thought! This makes me want to play around with some nail polish!

  • Ana Ojha

    What a great tutorial! It’s fun to add little colors on nails with a twist to make the event more festive!

  • Caitlyn Kreklewich

    Oh my gosh these nails are to die for! Perfect for the festivities of St Patrick’s day! I love also checking out Gorgeous Girls for other looks like this. That’s what go me to finding this.

  • diana

    this is lovely design for st patricks theme. i like the glittery one! festive and fun, need to try this soon. thanks for sharing and cheers.

  • These are so cool! I love the glitter design… I say a bit of sparkle makes any day special!

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