Get your nails ready for St. Patrick’s Day with these subtly festive ideas! Discover the luckiest nail art ideas and designs for a pinch-proof celebration.
If you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, why not go the extra mile to add a touch of luck to your look? Forget about corny leprechaun hats; this year, we’re all about chic and stylish ways to show your Irish spirit. It’s time to give your nails the St. Patrick’s Day makeover they deserve!
From subtle nods to the holiday in festive greens to more intricate rainbow and shamrock designs, these manicure ideas are sure to get you in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit. Whether you’re looking to go all out and pinch-proof your St. Patrick’s Day outfit, or just want to add a touch of green to your everyday look, here are 30 designs that you won’t want to take off after the festivities are over.
30 Festive St. Patrick’s Day Nails
1. Green French Tips
Go for a simple, minimalist St. Patrick’s Day look with this elegant green French tips manicure. Start with a glossy nude base then add a different shade of green to the tip of each nail – if you have shorter nails, this may be a smaller French tip, but if you have longer nails you can create a wider French tip for a striking look.
2. Pot of gold at the end of the rainbow
We love the super cute designs within this adorable St. Patrick’s Day manicure! Each nail has a natural base, then the nails are decorated with green shamrocks, multicolored rainbows, and a gold French tip on the ring and little fingers to represent the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
3. Shamrock leaves
This is such a fun and unique way to do a shamrock design on your nails for St. Patrick’s Day this year. Begin with a darker grassy green base and then decorate the nails with lighter green oversized shamrock leaves, blooming from the tip and the base of the nail – so cute!
4. Love hearts
This love heart manicure is perfect if you are looking for a more subtle St. Patrick’s Day look. The nails have a pale pink base then are finished with a minty green French tip and a little white love heart. The ring finger stands out as the accent nail since it is decorated entirely with green love hearts.
5. Green + gold glitter
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Go glam for St. Patrick’s Day this year with this glittery green and gold nail design! The index and ring fingers have a white base and are decorated with a green glitter shamrock, while the middle finger features green and gold glitter diagonal stripes, and the manicure is finished with a sparkling gold little finger.
6. A floral Touch
This floral manicure is so pretty, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day and the spring months. The nails begin with a sheer nude base, then the middle and little fingers are decorated with a green floral design. The thumb and ring finger are finished with glittery green French tips, creating a stunning nail design.
7. Shades of green
If you are looking for a chic and stylish nail design for St. Patrick’s Day, then this shades of green manicure is just perfect for you. The nails have a sheer nude base, and then the top two-thirds of each nail is painted with a different shade of green for a striking St. Patrick’s Day look. The nails are finished with gold studs for a glam touch.
8. Glittery rainbows
This glittery rainbow manicure is so much fun and will complete any St. Patrick’s Day look. Three nails are painted green glitter polish, while the index and ring fingers have a glossy nude base and are decorated with a glittery rainbow that will really sparkle in the light.
9. Green chrome
We love a chrome finish on the nails, so why not go for a green chrome this St. Patrick’s Day? Each nail has been painted with green polish and finished with a chrome powder to create this shiny, eye-catching effect. This manicure will look incredible once St. Patrick’s Day is finished too!
10. Swirly tips
These swirly tips look stunning and give a chic and sophisticated St Patrick’s Day touch to your look. The nails have a natural pink base and then are finished with bright green swirly French tips, except for the little finger, which is painted entirely in this bright lime green shade.
11. French tips + shamrocks
Pair a classic French tip design with cute St. Patrick’s Day designs to create an irresistible manicure! Each nail has a glossy nude base, and then features an olive green tip, with an added gleaming gold stripe, while at the base of the nails, you will either see a little shamrock or a mini rainbow – super cute.
12. Green waves
This nail design is not just perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, but the spring months too! Each nail is painted with a different glossy green shade, except for the ring finger which has a sheer white base and is decorated with green and white waves – so stunning. The manicure is finished with a white nail on the little finger.
13. Shimmering pearls
If you want to add a little more opulence to an elegant French tip manicure, why not add some shimmering pearls?
Start with a sheer pink base and then decorate each nail with a green French tip, with a darker green on the thumb and getting lighter as you move along the nails, finishing with white on the little finger. Add shimmering white pearls for a glam finish.
14. Green aura nails
Aura nails are super popular at the moment, which is why this green aura design is exactly what you need for St. Patrick’s Day. The nails each have a darker green center, which fades out to a lighter green and eventually white at the edges of the nails. The manicure is finished with white sparkles.
15. Mix + match
Play around with lots of different designs to create your own unique and distinctive manicure! This nail design includes nails decorated with shamrocks, a gold glitter nail, a plaid design, and a wavy green and white tip – you can mix and match these nails to create your own look.
16. Mini shamrocks
Add a couple of shamrocks to a polished and refined French tip manicure to create the perfect St Patrick’s Day look. Each of the nails begins with a sheer pink base and then is decorated with French tips, in green and white, except for the ring finger which features 3 mini shamrocks.
17. Forest green + Glitter
The forest green and glitter manicure will look incredible throughout March, not just on St. Patrick’s Day! Three nails are painted with a glossy forest green polish, while the ring and little fingers are covered in green glitter for a sparkling finish. We love the touch of green glitter on the thumb too!
18. Two-tone French tips
Mix up a classic French tip manicure by creating each French tip from two green polishes. These natural nails have been decorated with a half-light green and half-darker green French tip to create a striking look that is just perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.
19. Glitter + pearls
If you are looking for a subtle St. Patrick’s Day manicure then this glitter and pearls design is just perfect for you! All the nails are painted with a glittering light sage green polish and then decorated with delicate white pearls, framed by tiny gold studs to create a glamorous look.
20. Mint green
This minty green manicure is stunning and would add a fun and eye-catching touch to your St. Patrick’s Day look. Three nails are painted with glossy mint green polish, the middle finger has a white base and is decorated with lots of mini shamrocks, and the ring finger is painted with gold glitter – just gorgeous!
21. Waves + florals
Go for a retro St. Patrick’s Day look with this 60s-inspired waves and floral nail design. Each nail begins with a sheer nude base, then three nails feature green French tips, while the index and ring fingers are decorated with green waves and bold white flowers to create a beautiful and totally irresistible manicure.
22. Shamrock tips
For a more paired-back look, just keep the shamrock designs to the tip of the nail. These nails have a classic nude base and white French tip design, but then green glittery shamrocks are added for a St. Patrick’s Day touch.
23. An iridescent finish
This manicure would be perfect for all of March, as well as St. Patrick’s Day! Three nails are painted with an iridescent green polish, that shimmers in blue and gold tones under the light, the middle finger is decorated with a gold foil circle, and the ring finger is painted with white iridescent polish to complete this gorgeous, glamorous manicure.
24. Green + blue
Pair your green St. Patrick’s Day nails with bold royal blue to create an attention-grabbing design. The thumb and little finger are painted with glossy green polish, while the index finger is painted in royal blue. The middle and ring fingers really stand out as they have a nude pink base and feature curves of green and blue at the base of the nail.
25. Spring green
This spring green manicure is perfect if you love a sleek and minimalist look. The nails have a sheer pink base, and then are decorated with a wave of spring green polish that creates half a French tip then runs down the center of the nail and finishes with a curve at the base – such a striking and unique design.
26. Pastel tones
We love this adorable pastel-toned St. Patrick’s Day manicure – so sweet! The thumb and ring finger are painted with light mint green polish and the little finger is painted in pastel pink, then the index and middle fingers have a white base, then are decorated with hearts, shamrocks, and rainbows.
27. Green + gold stars
This green and gold star manicure is just beautiful and has the perfect color palette for St. Patrick’s Day. The nails have a sheer nude base then are finished with a light green French tip and decorated with delicate gold stars, with green rhinestones in the center to add extra sparkle.
28. Half + half
These half-and-half nails are so much fun and guaranteed to be the perfect finishing touch to your St. Patrick’s Day look. Half the nail is painted in glossy green polish, while the other half has a sheer white base and is finished with a glittery green French tip – so stunning!
29. Sparkling shamrocks
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This sparkling shamrock manicure looks incredible and is just what you need for St. Patrick’s Day this year. The index and little finger are decorated with shiny green shamrocks, while the thumb and middle finger are covered in gold glitter and the ring finger features gold glitter stripes and a green shamrock, creating an eye-catching manicure.
30. French tips + half moons
Go for a chic and sophisticated look with this French tips and half-moon manicure. The nails have a rosy pink base and are decorated with a minty green French tip and a dark green half-moon curve at the base of the nail to finish this stylish design.
Which of these lucky St. Patrick’s Day nails are you going to recreate this year? Let us know if you’re going to go for a simple design or something more intricate!