While there are many ways to show your spirit on St. Patrick's Day, some are undoubtedly more chic than others. If you're looking for a subtle way to wear green that makes a statement without overpowering your look, consider some tasteful St. Paddy's nail art you'll want to keep wearing even after the festivities are over.
In search of sophisticated nail art that could carry us throughout the month of March (and beyond), we scoured Instagram and turned to unreal creations from South Korea's premier nail artist, Eunkyung Park, along with picks from Paintbox, Olive & June, and more.
Ahead, you'll find 25 of the most gorgeous green creations Instagram has to offer, all of which pull double duty as the perfect adornment for the holiday.
Add some color to your mani with this modern French creation sporting all the colors of the rainbow.
Glitter Accent Nails
Green is a gorgeous color all on its own, but sometimes it needs a little boost to create a truly double-tap-worthy nail look. That's why we're all about this green and silver glitter mani—which, BTW, is very easy to DIY. Simply paint three nails the green color of your choice and the remaining two a finely-milled silver glitter shade.
Sure, jade rollers are forever recommended for skincare routines, but we're here to tell you that the gem is just as gorgeous when incorporated into nailcare. To DIY this jade look, paint your nails a sage hue and use a toothpick to trace little white lines on top to create a semi-marbled look. While still wet, apply the topcoat to blur the lines for the final look.
Pairing light and dark green polishes for a high-contrast green nail look is always an option—and an easy one, at that. Start by painting your nails dark green. Next, use a toothpick or striping brush to gently paint squiggles of light green polish across each nail. Finish with the clear topcoat of your choice.
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