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St. Patrick’s Day was a big deal in my family growing up. Both my parents come from Irish-American families, and we always observed it as a feast day (meaning whatever fasting my brother and I were doing for Lent, like giving up meat or candy, we could suspend for the day).
It may not be as exciting a day now as it was when I was a kid, but I still try to at least have an appropriate manicure for the day. I’ll be lucky if I get time to do my nails before this weekend, but I’m hoping to get on a couple of coats of a nice green creme or jelly — my go-tos are original Nars Zulu, China Glaze Starboard, Zoya Shawn, and Orly Green With Envy. If I’m feeling really fancy, I’ll sprinkle on a little gold glitter for an accent nail.
If you’ve got a little more time, St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect occasion for a bit of fun nail art! I rounded up some St. Patrick’s Day nail art tutorials you can try out for this weekend. (Notice every single video has the word EASY in the title. There’s festive and then there’s realistic, know what I mean?)
Easy St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Nails
5 Cute And Easy St. Patrick’s Day Nail Designs
3 Easy St. Patrick’s Day Nail Designs
DIY Cute & Easy Nail Art For Beginners – St. Patrick’s Day Polish Designs
Tag @belowfreezingbeauty in your Instagram stories if you’re showing off a green mani for St. Patrick’s Day!