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DIY This Festive St. Patrick's Day Nail Art

Mar 6 2015 - 4:00am

We know you have a ton of St. Patrick's Day spirit — so why not show it on your fingertips? This adorable "luck of the Irish" look was created by Hiroko Fujikawa, who owns MARS the Salon [1] in LA. Grab some green nail polish, and get ready for some painting (and pinning, of course). Then, check out even more St. Patrick's Day nail art ideas [2]!

Step 1

Apply a clear base coat — the key to a floating nail art look [3].

Step 2: Top Hat

With a thin paint brush and OPI's Amazon Amazoff nail polish [4] ($8), trace an outline of a top hat on your thumb. Then fill it in with the same color.
 

Step 3

With OPI's Eurso Euro nail polish [5] ($8), create a thick stripe on the hat.

Step 4

Using a thin brush dipped in OPI's Need Sunglasses nail polish [6] ($7), draw a square on the blue stripe to be the buckle.

Step 5

Outline the top hat in OPI's Sprung nail polish [7] ($5), and draw a line across it make it look three dimensional.

Step 6: Four-Leaf Clover

Paint an outline of a four-leaf clover on your ring and index fingers and fill them in with OPI's Amazon Amazoff nail polish.

Step 7

Using the thin paint brush and OPI's Green-wich Village nail polish [8] ($6), draw stripes inside one of the four-leaf clovers.

Step 8

With a toothpick and the same light green polish, paint dots on the other four-leaf clover.

Step 9

Afters, use Essie's Crocadilly nail polish [9] ($11) to outline the four-leaf clovers.

Step 10: Beer Mug

Dip your thin brush into OPI's Alpine Snow nail polish [10] ($5) to create the outline of the beer foam, and then fill it in.

Step 11

OPI's Need Sunglasses nail polish and a thin brush are your tools to outline the beer mug and fill it in.

Step 12

Use a toothpick and OPI's Alpine Snow to make a few bubbles on the beer mug. Add a small clover on the bottom right corner of the beer mug with OPI's Amazon Amazoff nail polish.

Step 13

Outline the mug and foam with a thin brush and OPI's Sprung nail polish.

Step 14

Using the thin paint brush and OPI's Need Sunglasses nail polish, paint an outline of a horseshoe and fill it in.

Step 15

Dip a toothpick in Alpine Snow to make dots on the horseshoe.

Step 16

Trace a small clover on the bottom right corner of the horseshoe with a thin paint brush and OPI's Amazon Amazoff nail polish. Outline the horseshoe with the thin brush and OPI’s Sprung nail polish.

Step 17

Apply a top coat, and get ready to receive compliments on your kitschy St. Patrick’s Day nail art!


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