It just wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without painting your nails for the occasion. And an added benefit is that if your nails are green, nobody can pinch you ….right? So here’s a cute little shamrock with a bit of bling. Let’s get started!
Nail polish remover
Cotton cosmetic rounds (for removing old polish)
Dotting Tool or toothpick
Clear Base Coat
3 green nail polish shades of your choice…dark, medium and light
Gold nail polish
Gold nail glitter (optional)
Clear Top Coat
Remove old nail polish. Rinse your nails with soap and water to rid your nails and cuticles of the remover. File and buff your nails. Apply a clear base coat and let dry.
Paint the entire nail using the light green polish. Apply another coat if needed. Let dry.
Beginning about half way up the nail from the tip, paint a curved swatch from one side of the nail to the other side using the dark green polish. Let dry… if the swatch is not dark enough, repeat step 3. Drip a drop of the dark green polish onto the wax paper. Dip a small dotting tool or toothpick into the paint and add a “stem” for the shamrock.
Using the medium green polish, paint another swatch next to the dark green one, toward the tip of the nail. Repeat if the color is not opaque enough. Let dry.
Using the gold polish, paint the final swatch next to the medium green polish… finishing out the tip.
While the paint is still wet, dust gold nail glitter across the gold polish. Let dry. Then brush off excess glitter.
Using the toothpick and dark green polish, create the shamrock by dotting three dots in a triangular shape at the tip of the “stem”. Then repeat the process two more times on each side. Let dry.
For an additional “bling” add a rhinestone in the center of the shamrock or a dot of gold paint. Let dry.
Add two coats of clear topcoat and you are ready for St. Patty’s Day. Hope you have a fun day and I will see you soon.
Until next time…Keep those nails covered.