Green with envy nails

Make everyone green with envy this St Patrick's Day by showing off your themed nails.

16 Mar 2017

This St. Patrick’s Day, why not rock a set of themed nails? These can be very simple or very extravagant, you can do them yourself or head into a salon for a treat – it’s up to you.

Nail inspo courtesy of our beauty therapy teachers

Need some St Patrick’s nail inspo?

  • Go for a simple green polish from pale green to a deep Irish Shamrock colour to fluro – it’s not a common colour for nails usually and will stand out.
  • Try two toned nails or add glitter – white nails with a green glitter polish is super effective.
  • Add nail art (from stick-on options to stencils) – channel your inner shamrocks, tartan, rainbows, leprechauns and pots of gold.

And when in doubt… Pinterest and Instagram will never fail you for ideas.

Need some tips for doing your nails at home?

  1. Don’t bite off more than you can chew – know your limist and know that practise makes perfect.
  2. File and prepare your nails properly beforehand – it makes a massive difference. Not sure how to do this? Check YouTube for heaps of helpful tutorials.
  3. Less is more – sometimes simple and classy looks better than overdone, especially if you know you haven’t quite mastered the more complicated stuff yet.
  4. Experiment – what works for you, change it up, practise. You can always remove the polish and start over or go back to a classic you nail (pun intended) evertime.
  5. Try something new – whether that’s colour, nail art, glitter, stencils, you name it.
  6. Stick with a colour of theme – in this case it’s St. Patrick’s Day, but if you go with a simpler design your look can outlast the day.
  7. Take your time and have fun doing it
  8. Always use a sealer – it makes your beautiful work last longer.
  9. Leave plenty of time for your nail art to dry – you don’t want to spend time doing perfect nail art just to bump it if it hasn’t dried properly.
  10. Embrace that your left hand will always look better than your right hand (if you are right handed) and vice versa – it’s a thing.


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