It’s hard to believe that St. Patrick’s Day will soon be here. If you’re celebrating and you want to avoid getting pinched, you need to wear green. You can get decked out in head-to-toe green, but we also encourage you to try a themed beauty look. Instead of the usual shamrock face paint, try some green makeup. While you’re at it, paint your nails with some pretty St. Patrick’s Day nail art. There are lots of gorgeous designs to try that incorporate all of the lucky symbols of St. Patty’s Day.

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Get festive with these 14 St. Patrick’s Day manicure ideas:

1. Green Plaid and Shamrocks

Notice the outline design on the shamrocks? It brings out the plaid.


2. Green and Gold Stipes

For all minimalist nail art fans.


3. Leprechaun Belts, Sparkles and Rainbows

This festive manicure has it all.


4. Sparkly Green and Gold Shamrock Nails

Green and gold is always a popular combination, especially if glitter is involved.


5. Large and Small Shamrocks

The idea of trying different shamrock shapes is a great one you might not have considered before.


6. Golden Rainbows

That is some major shine.


7. Green And Rainbow Nails

This is a cool twist on the rainbow design.


8. Green Shamrocks on Sparkly Nails

This screams “St. Patrick’s Day fun.”


9. Tiny Shamrock Outlines

See the lil’ shamrocks? They’ve been stamped on.


10. Clovers and Polka Dots

This is an unexpected color combination and design but it works.


11. Rainbows and Pot Of Gold

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Look at that pot of gold. It really looks real.


12. Green and Gold Diamond Design

Switch things up with some geometric nail stamps on green nails.


13. Bright Green Shamrocks

How fresh is this nail art?


14. Green and Gold Stripe Nails

Go green…and add a thin gold stripe.