Hi Loves! I was contacted by an HSN rep asking if I’d like to re-blog a post that’s on their blog for you – my wonderful readers! After checking it out – I the ideas are really cute and do-able with any color combinations not just green & white for St. Patty’s day! Check it out below for some spring nail art inspiration!
With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, many people are looking to celebrate the spirit of the Irish with some creative uses for their beauty products! How better to get into the festive spirit than with a little themed nail art? From simple to a little more technical, see below for my top looks and tips to create some fun nails to celebrate!
Preparation & Tools
With any form of nail art, preparation is key. You don’t want to be fiddling around opening nail polisheswith your nails still wet. So my top tip is to have a plate with all your polishes and equipment laid out. If you are new to the game, sometimes finding the appropriate nail kit is your best bet to ensure you have all of the basic supplies. The nail tools I used are as listed: polishes, nail polish remover, cotton buds, bobby pin, nail stick, nail art pen and tape. Be sure to also prepare your nails – ensure nails are clean, cuticles are pushed back and you layer on your base of choice. Here I opted for green for the simple manicure and white for the more technical designs.
1. Simple Accent Nail & Glitter
For a simple manicure that still has a twist, add a leprechaun glitter green to one or more of your nails. You could also go the full throttle and add glitter to all nails for a super sparkly look.
2. Dotty Nails
This is where the bobby pin comes in. Pour a little of your chosen colors onto your plate, dip the pin into the polish, then gently dot onto your nail. Here, you can play around with different colors and patterns. I opted for two different greens, but it would also look great with a little gold too.
3. Shamrock Design
For those of you with a steady hand, why not try adding a teeny shamrock to one or more of your nails? You could pick up a nail art pen which makes it pretty easy, or use the bobby pin again. For the shamrock, think of it as three hearts and a line – then it’s not too daunting! Don’t just stop at one! I added two smaller shamrocks and a few decorative dots for a busier look.
4. Gold & Green
For St. Paddy’s day you always have to add in a little leprechaun gold. For the last nail, I used a little tape to create a gold design. Cut off a small piece of tape and place over the top corner of the nail. Then, paint over with your chosen gold or glittered polish. I decided to go with the Love Angel Music Baby gold nail polish from OPI. Wait for the gold polish to dry completely before pulling off the tape! Here, I also added a few green dots with the pen for an even more festive look. Always make sure you finish with a high gloss top coat too.
Thanks for stopping by Gracious Luck today! Are you into nail art? I have some nail art tools (dotting tools & fine brushes) but can’t seem to put together a look that I like yet! (I’m an accountant..that means some times I’m toooo much of a perfectionist to attempt something and have it be perfect!)