St Patrick's Day Nail Art

Friday, 17 March 2017

Happy Friday and cheers to the weekend.


In honour of the day, I have a St Patrick's Day themed design for you.



I decided to stay clear of the more stereotypical design elements that feature prominently in the St Paddy's Day manis flooding Instagram at this time of year. Not because I don't like them, but because they have all been done far better than I could ever hope to achieve.

However I wanted to include the green of the shamrock, the colours of the rainbow and the sparkle of the pot of gold, without actually including any of those images. Thankfully I had a rare moment of inspiration and came up with this design.




I used Collection Jungle Fever (see my review here), Jessica Cosmetics Gold Vermeil (see my review here) for the french tip, topped it all with Northern Lights Gold Hologram Topcoat and then painted on the rainbow roses using acrylic paints.


I am in love with the rainbow roses and although a green french tip will not be to everyone's taste, at least it adds that Irish twist that I was aiming for.

What do you think? What did you wear on your nails for St Paddy's?

Whether you're out and drinking it up Irish style or staying in, I hope you have a lovely evening.

Vicky xx

8 comments:

  1. I love these! Such a great mani for St Patrick's Day
    Tracy xx
    @oliviajadenails

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    1. Thank you Tracy, it beat having shamrocks and beer on my nails like previous years, that's for sure xx

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  2. Really like the nod to things, but not the actual things idea! Funky French is a perfect design for this & the roses are awesome! One if the best St Pats nails I've seen in a while!

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    1. Thank you so much, I was so lucky when I thought of this idea and although the roses could have been better, I do love the finished look, even if my nail tips look a tad mouldy! x

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  3. Love the fun and different design!

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    1. Thank you so much Rachel, St Paddys is all about the fun! x

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  4. Potatoes! Happy st paddys... Very late I know. Guinnesses all round Lenihans! These nails are such fun and very different to a lot of st paddys ones I saw. Please to leprechauns next year... That could be such fun xx

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    1. Yes very late! I will def try and do leprechauns, although they're not exactly an easy subject to draw ... tiny ... on nails.
      We'll have to have a Guinness when we go to Dublin xxx

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