St. Patrick's Day Nail Art

One of the biggest trends these days is decorative nails. Gone are the days of a simple red nail polish or a classic French manicure. Today’s nails pack a huge punch with multiple colors, intricate designs, a smattering of glitter and even a photograph or two.

Nails have become tiny works of art and because we have 10 fingernails and 10 toenails, why opt for the exact same masterpiece on each one? These St. Patrick’s Day nails are super cute. And I have to give an extra shout out to Hello Kitty decked out in her St. Patty’s Day finest.


While the picture above features a variety of St. Patrick’s Day nail ideas, the Cute Daily website has even more ideas to inspire you. There are swirls, bedazzled nails, some vivid rainbow options and a fancy French manicure. There are even a few tutorials if you’ve never tried doing nail art yourself.

I suggest you and a friend get together to create nail art your first time since it’s much easier to work on someone else’s nails than your own. If you’re just learning, it'll save you a lot of frustration.

If you've never tried nail art before, there are a few tips that can help you get better results:

  • A nail art pen is easier to maneuver than a tiny brush. 
  • If you're not ambidexterous, practice a bit with your non-dominant hand to make those little movements more fluid.
  • Let each color dry before adding the next one, otherwise they can become muddied.
  • Shop around your home for little tools that can be used to do nail art, like a toothpick or bobby pin. No need to pay for expensive salon equipment.
About the Author
Kristin is a freelance writer and runs a decorative paint business.