St. Patrick's Day Nail Art

Oh hush.

Yes, I did nail art. For a holiday. And I'm posting it. On the holiday. Weird, huh?

I was sitting at my polish desk, looking at my rack of untrieds and I kept zeroing in on a couple of very lovely greens and my brain started ticking off other colours to wear with them and what I could do to art things up.

So I grabbed polishes that I thought would work well together, some loose glitter, some ziggy-zaggy nail vinyls, a dotting tool and a roll of nail tape and got to it.

The polishes I chose to wear are:


All OPI. From the left as you are facing the screen:

Christmas Gone Plaid
That's Hula-Rious
Glitzerland
My Gekko Does Tricks
Alpine Snow

First I applied base coat then did my base colours.


On my thumb, middle and pinkie I applied two coats of Christmas Gone Plaid, ring is two coats of Alpine Snow and index, two of Glitzerland. I topped all nails with Seche Vite and went about some other things, allowing my nails a good bit of time to dry so that I wouldn't have trouble with the stickies I would be using, next.

I used nail tape on my ring nails about a third of the way in, on each side then I added the zig-zag tapes to my thumbs, middle and pinkie nails.


My Pinkies got two coats of My Gekko does Tricks, Middles That's Hula-Rious, thumbs, Glitzerland, removing the tapes immediately after the second coat for clean removal. My ring nails were painted with Gekko on one side, Hula-Rious on the other and the tapes removed, right away. On my index, I applied a thin coat of top coat, dusted and dipped loose glitter and cleaned up that mess. Note to self... No more loose glitter. Seriously. I dotted the middle, white panel on my ring nails with Glitzerland. I added Glitzerland accent dots on my middle and pinkie nails. On my thumb nail, I did accent dots with That's Hula-Rious. Did my cleanup and top coat.


So there you have it, my St. Patrick's Day nail art. My favorite nails are my ring... I like the design. I could have done better with the dotting but I like the overall look. I'll have to work on that one, refine it. And I'm crazy about the chevron/zig-zag tapes. They are so easy and fun to use and I need to order more. STAT.

What are you wearing on your nails for this festive day? Did you go green? Do art? Tell! Tell! And have a happy St. Patrick's Day!

26 comments

  1. Such a fun look! Happy St. Paddy's Day!

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  2. Thank you! And the same to you.

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  3. Super fun manicure for St. Patrick's Day!

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  4. Fancy nails indeed! And Happy St Patricks day to you!

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  5. No pinching you today! Love the nail art, especially the chevron/zig-zags! Gorgeous!

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  6. Love the chevron!

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  7. Thank you. They are fun, aren't they?

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  8. Please don't pinch me, I scream and bruise easily. lol

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  9. I love the sampling collection of different looks. Soooo pretty!

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  10. Beautiful nail art! I love green for spring!

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  11. I am in LOVE with this mani! I love mixed patterns and colors!

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  12. This is magnificent! You should do more nail art

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  13. Your pictures are beautiful! And those midi rings!

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  14. This is gorgeous! I love all of the different greens and designs. Like a REAL LIFE Leprechaun did your nails!

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  15. love that ring finger!

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  16. Thank you. It's my fave, too.

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  17. In my dreams! Had to do the damned things, myself. le sigh

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  18. Thank you so much. :D The midi rings are from Amazon. Super affordable!

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  19. Thank you very much. I'm trying. :D

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  20. Thank you. I like doing different designs. I don't have to worry so much about being so precise and consistent. ;)

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  21. Cosmetic SanctuaryMarch 20, 2015 at 12:46 PM

    LOVE THIS! Your ring finger is flipping amazing

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  22. Thank you. The ring is my fave, too. I need to refine the dotting But I dig the design.

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