Join in the festivities and bring yourself extra luck! We've got lots of Saint Patrick's Day nail ideas for 2024 to show you. From four-leaf clovers to rainbows with a pot of gold, you can have a lot of fun! Check out these green nail designs and start shopping!
If you only have a lonely bottle of green nail polish, that’s still a great start. But now’s a good time to pick up what’s missing in your nail care tool kit.
What other things might you need for a Saint Patrick’s Day manicure? Besides the basics, like a nail file or nail drill, you’ll want a UV lamp to cure gels. We have one that dries polish fast:
Lavis UV/LED Nail Lamp
The timer has 4 settings: 10, 30, 60, and 90 seconds. Once you select the one you need, the motion sensor automatically activates the light without the need for touching any other buttons. Handy!
Moreover, this is a cordless lamp that can travel with you. No wonder pros love it, too.
Other Tools Needed for Nail Art
Here are other items to jazz up your nails:
- Nail pen and nail brush
- Nail art tape
- Chrome powder
- Gold foil and sparkles
- Stickers and charms
- Nail extensions (tips provide more space for your artwork)
Now, let’s get into the best St. Patrick’s Day nail ideas. It’s time to make all the leprechauns green with envy.
Stunning Saint Patrick’s Day Nail Designs
Yes, nail polish counts toward the “wearin’ o’ the green”. So if all you have time for is brushing on a single color, go big.
We love a gorgeous glitter green called Vivid Jade. It’s available in gel or nail lacquer. Of course, the gel will last longer (up to 2 weeks) but you’ll need a nail lamp to cure it. On the plus side, gel polish is fun to work with because it doesn’t dry right away. It gives you time to do artsy things or start over before you commit.
On the other hand, the lacquer is 9-free. This means it’s healthier to use as it avoids harsh chemicals like formaldehyde, toluene, and phthalates. Even though it only lasts about a week, you might want to switch from green by then, anyway.
A French Irish Manicure
A basic French manicure uses some variation of white, pink, or neutral, and a clear top coat. But for St. Paddy's, tweak it with green! Make the tips green instead of white or do a reverse French manicure with green where you'd normally put the neutral shade. You can even add orange to the mix in honor of Ireland’s flag.
Green Ombre Nails
If you can’t decide between shades of green, use them all. Paint each nail a different shade or fade them together in a green gradient.
The Pot of Gold
When you were a kid, did you ever run toward the end of the rainbow hoping to find the pot of gold? Now that you're grown up, put the gold on your nails. Embossing gel makes for lovely results with nail stamps or in hand-painted designs.
Shamrocks and 4-Leaf Clovers
Glam up your festive manicure with stickers or hand-painted art. Not everyone knows that shamrocks and 4-leaf clovers are not the same things.
Shamrocks are the original symbol of St. Patrick. They are the plant he used to explain the concept of the Christian Trinity to the pagan Irish.
Meanwhile, clovers have a similar appearance, but sometimes have four leaves instead of three, and that’s considered lucky.
Make it easy on yourself with line art gel in a lovely shade of green and have fun adding lucky clovers and shamrocks to your nails. The thin brush in the bottle means you don’t need a separate nail art brush to get started.
Water Marble Nails
Water marbling is easy to do at home. You only need two or more colors of polish to get started. We recommend green neon for maximum wow!
Plaid nails are easy to paint. You’ll need a base color and two other shades for the lines. Add gold foil for highlights.
Kitschy Classic Icons
It’s even more fun to go all out with rainbow decals, miniature leprechauns, pots of gold, and mugs of beer. You can tell a story with your nails!
Chrome nails are going to be big in 2024, and so are pearlescent shades. Add the perfect shimmer to your new polish with our lovely Aurora green glass top coat. What’s more, it can be applied as a one-step gel for a more subtle look.
Or keep it light and springy with bright green sprinkle glitter. It’s compatible with dip powder nails, gel builder, and gel polish.
Do you know what else might be at the end of that rainbow? Gemstones! After all, they call Ireland the “Emerald Isle.” Get yourself a box of assorted shapes and sizes of green diamond rhinestones.
Stripe your nails with different shades of green or paint each nail a different green. Polka dots with light spots on dark or dark on light will call attention to your new manicure. In the end, it's just good fun. This is a holiday when people drink green beer, after all!
We hope we inspired you to try some new St. Patrick’s Day nail designs. From simple shades of green to intricate nail art with shamrocks and rainbows, there are so many different things to explore. Check out our sales to get great deals on polish and more. Remember, we offer free shipping on orders over $100!