Shamrock Nail Designs for Beginners

Last Updated on March 7, 2021 by Ellen Christian

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Are you looking for shamrock nail designs? Check out this easy shamrock nail art and make your nails festive for St. Patrick’s Day this year.

It’s so much fun to dress up your nails with simple nail art. And, even though your salon may not be open, you can make this design at home easily.

Have you had a chance to make any of my other nail designs? This simple Disney nail art is fun to do all year long. Or, these patriotic nail designs work well for Independence Day.

Are you looking for shamrock nail designs? Check out this easy shamrock nail art and make your nails festive for St. Patrick's Day this year.

Shamrock Nail Designs

There are lots of different types of shamrock nail art that you can do. Some are quite complicated and take a lot of special tools. 

Or, you can use shamrock nail stickers like these and just add the festive touches using vinyl stickers.

Even easier, you can use Color Street nail wraps and simply apply them to your nails. They are made of 100% dry nail polish and work wonderfully. They have lots of shamrock nail designs.

Color Street St. Patrick's Day designs

What do I need to make shamrock nail art?

You need a few basic nail art tools. I really like having a nail art kit on hand rather than buying separate tools. But, if you only want the tools you need for this shamrock nail designs, you will need:

  • White nail polish

Are you looking for shamrock nail designs? Check out this easy shamrock nail art and make your nails festive for St. Patrick's Day this year.

  • Gold nail polish
  • Green nail polish
  • Base coat
  • Clear top coat

step by step photos to do this tutorial

How do I make shamrocks on my nails?

  • Apply a base coat on each nail.
  • Apply a thin coat of the following colors: green, white, and gold
  • After a few minutes, apply a second coat on all your fingers for a richer color.
  • Draw green shamrock leaves, using a dot instrument.
  • Draw gold lines, using a fine tip brush
  • After everything is completely dry, apply a top coat on each nail, to make the colors last longer.

It’s really important that you use a base coat when you polish your nails. It helps keep your nails strong and prevents chipping and cracking. Check out the video on YouTube.

What is the best nail polish to use?

You can really use any good quality nail polish brand for shamrock nail designs. I don’t really see one brand as being a lot better than the other. If you want a more eco-friendly choice, Zoya is free of a lot of the harmful chemicals you find in other brands.

If you want a drugstore brand nail polish that lasts well, I have found that Essie nail polish works quite well. You can find that brand at places like Target and Ulta

If you want something that really lasts a long time, I really recommend Color Street. Or, you can try St Patricks Day gel nails which will last quite a while.

a woman wearing shamrock nail designs holdng a bottle of polish

More designs

If you enjoyed these shamrock nail designs, you might want to try these designs. There are lots of fun ways you can dress up your nails throughout the year. Check out my YouTube channel for my nail art videos.

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