Hey you! St. Patrick's Day plans? I'm still not 100%, so I probably won't be celebrating St. Patrick's Day, but at least my nails will be festive! These nails were inspired by the McDonald's Shamrock Shake, a minty and green milkshake, sold in America (and a few select places) every year. I'm sharing four different techniques that make this classic nail design easy to do. Enjoy!
- Paint nails a base color and allow to dry.
- Apply a small shamrock sticker to nail(s).
- Peel off sticker and remove polish when you're done wearing the design.
- Paint nails base color and allow to dry.
- Using a permanent marker or paint pen, draw a shamrock on your nail(s).
- To easily draw a shamrock, draw 3 hearts or 3 triangles.
practice makes perfect
- Paint nails base color and allow to dry fully.
- Pour shamrock color of polish onto a bendable piece of plastic or a plastic sandwich bag.
- Use the dotting tool to draw shamrock(s). Allow to dry and then apply another coat or two.
- Carefully peel away the shamrock(s) and place on the nail(s). Bendable plastic works best.
- Seal with a top coat.
TIP: If you have trouble drawing shamrocks,
Google pictures of shamrocks on your phone or Ipad.
Place the plastic on top and trace/fill in the design.
- Paint nails a mint base color. Allow to dry. I added a clear top coat to make it easier to draw the shamrocks, but it's not necessary.
- Using a dotting tool (or toothpick, pin head, nail head, etc.) create shamrock(s) on you nail(s) with green polish. Try 3 hearts or 3 squares for easy shamrock designs.
- Add a clear coat.
I need a mint-ervention
- As always, just try an accent nail!
- Instead of mint base, try white.
- Instead of mint base and green shamrocks, try it in reverse.
- Paint nails a dark green and create shamrocks using gold polish or paint pens.
- When all else fails, add glitter.
Have a great weekend! Be safe, behave, and be well. Love, Elle