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50+ Super Cute St. Patrick's Day Nails

Elaine is an avid crafter who enjoys matching her nails to her favorite festive holidays.

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Celebrated on the 17th of March every year, St. Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate all things Irish. If you are going to a party on the day, you will be looking for makeup and nail looks.

Take inspiration from the emerald isle with green, white, and gold tones for your mani. You can incorporate items like shamrocks, leprechaun hats, and colorful rainbows with pots of gold too. Get as creative as you like with your designs, or simply go with an understated look by jazzing up a french manicure with green.

Take a look at these St. Patrick's Day Nail Art Design Ideas to impress on the day!



Channel the luck of the Irish with this cocktail of designs. A pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, a shamrock and glitzy gold as well as a leprechaun hat and green beer make up this collection.


Green & Gold

Take inspiration from your favorite drink and incorporate it into your St.Patrick’s Day mani. Green and white stripes, gold, and a little shamrock make this the ideal nail art for the day. Make sure you have a green drink to match the look.


Drip Effect

Drip cakes look cool but drip effect nails are even cooler. Achieve this look with two different shades of green. Paint the base white, and once dry, you can use green acrlyic paint and let drip. Finish with green diamante.



Put shamrocks on display on your talons. You can paint them yourself or try using nail stickers. They look great against a clear nail background.


Black & Green Glitter

For an edgier look, these colors mixed together provide that depth.

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Give the middle nail a rainbow look with glitter polish in red, yellow, green, blue and purple. The surrounding nails can be painted in glitter green at the tip to allow the rainbow nail to really stand out.


White Shamrocks

Switch it up and make shamrocks white on your nails for a surprising contrast.


Celtic Lace

Drawing from Irish dance costumes – these nails are both elegant and perfect to show off some Irish pride.


Glitter Tips

Green and gold confetti on the nails gives a great look that can be worn to parties and nightclubs for example.


Green & White

Give yourself a glamorous St.Patrick's Day mani by using glitter polish in white and green. To mix it up you could also add glitter orange on the middle flag so that your mani resembles the Irish flag.


Shamrock Feature Nail

If you don't want to go over the top for the festivities, you can always give a nod to the occasion with a a simple feature nail of a green tip and a shamrock on one nail. You could also choose to do this on all your tips too.


Mini Shamrocks

Adorn your nails with adorable little shamrocks to celebrate. Your could also play with scale and make some bigger to really set the look apart.


Green & Silver

Adorn your nails with glittery green polish and silver and black feather designs. This would also work well for a festival.


Green Tips

For s simple but elegant mani, simply paint the tips of the nails green and then a line of silver to complete the look.


Sparkly Green

St. Patrick’s day is all about the Shamrock so make sure to put it somewhere on your nails for the occasion.


French Mani

Give a French Mani a St. Patrick's Day makeover by adding green glitter to the tips.


Feature Gold

The official colors of St. Patrick’s Day look fantastic on talons. Try painting a feature nail tip with glitter gold and the rest can be painted with glitter green.


Two Shades of Green

For an edgy look, pain half the tip of the nail in green and the other half in darker green. Once dry you can paint white shamrocks on the green part and then finish with a coat of clear polish the seal the look.

More St. Patrick's Day Nail Ideas

The possibilities for cute nails are endless with this lucky holiday. Browse the rest of the nail ideas above and get your leprechaun on!

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