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You Still Have Time to DIY This St. Patrick's Day Nail Art

Mar 17 2014 - 12:30pm

Calling all DIY [1] nail art queens: you still have time to perfect your St. Patrick’s Day manicure, and why not try this festive "luck of the Irish" look? It was created by Hiroko Fujikawa, who owns MARS the Salon [2] in LA. So grab some green nail polish, and get ready for some painting (and pinning, of course).

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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http://www.bellasugar.com/beauty/St-Patrick-Day-Nail-Art-DIY-Manicure-34320512