'Tis the season for green beer, green rivers, green wardrobes, green grass, green... well, all green everything. St. Patrick's Day is coming, and finding ways to flaunt your 1 percent of Irish heritage is necessary, even if it's only for one day. (And even if that 1 percent is imaginary.) It's only natural you'd want to take the holiday to your nails, so you've got at least a nail of green with you all day, to prevent the pinchers from getting to you. These St. Patrick's Day nail art ideas will keep you feeling Irish all week long.
The best part about St. Patrick's Day, aside from the general jolly camaraderie of your Irish brethren, an excuse to go out for happy hour, and corned beef and cabbage taking the spotlight at every menu, is that there are so many different pieces of lore to celebrate and decorate your nails with. If you prefer a subtle manicure, try out nude nails with gold accents. If you prefer a solid color theme, paint 'em all green and call it good. If you want to go all out? You've got options. Rainbows, leprechauns, shamrocks, glitter, pots of gold, top hats, and plenty of sayings all fit the bill perfectly for this holiday. Look no further, ladies. Here are 17 St. Patrick's Day nail art ideas that won't let you down.
1. Green Tips And Clovers
Pink, green, and gold are a girl's best friend.
2. Kelly Green And Shamrocks
Keep it bright, keep it light, keep it full of Irish pride.
3. Lime Green Luck
You've not one, but two shades of green. And two shades of glitter. What more could you want from a manicure?
4. Luck O' The Snoopy
Even Snoopy gets down on St. Patrick's Day.
5. Keep Em Til Easter
Keep these nails through easter with their multi-colored glitter and precious little bunnies.
6. Shades Of Green
Choose a solid background color, and just add detail. Sparkly, sparkly detail.
7. Rainbows, Harps, And Clovers. Oh My!
Can't decide which design to go with? One of each works just fine.
8. Kiss Me, I'm Irish
Remind people that you're Irish in a less than subtle way.
9. Stripes And Glitter
Your nails will catch the eye of everyone around.
10. Beaded Irish Glory
These are some straight up statement nails. Go big or go home.
11. To The Point
These nails are sharp. Literally. (Get it?) With a neutral background, you can play around with decorations even more.
12. Shamrocks And Gold
I think you'd find these nails at the end of the rainbow.
13. Simple Stripes
Simple designs mean you can probably get away with wearing them for more than just the week of St. Patrick's. Bonus.
14. Polka Dots And Leprechauns
You say you want a small Irish man on your fingernail? Yeah, that's doable.
15. Rainbow Gradient
Loud and proud, these glittery rainbow nails will make waves.
16. Teensy Tiny Shamrocks
Look at all of those precious little shamrocks. Impressive, and adorable.
17. Horseshoes and Clovers
Go for a two tone look, and show off your luck with these horseshoes and clovers.