The Cutest Green Nail Art For A St. Patty’s Day Manicure That’s Actually Chic

St. Patrick’s Day is this weekend, which means there’ll be steins of beer lining the bar, too many “Kiss Me I’m Irish” T-shirts to count, and green everywhere. Whether you’ve already planned to wear emerald from head-to-toe or you’re going low-key with jeans and that mint micro-purse you love, you can’t go wrong adding a glossy green manicure to your ensemble.

To the at end, we’ve already broken down the best green polish you can buy, and to take it up a notch, we’ve coupled that with the coolest St. Patrick’s Day-inspired nail-art ideas on Instagram. From minty polka dots to green-and-beige flowers, scroll through for manicure ideas that will make any foaming mug of Guinness look inviting.

Gradient manis are having a major moment right now, and we’re obsessed with this earthy green take.

Try a minty base polish, topped with a single brush of shimmer that cuts horizontally through the center of each nail.

Toothpick-dotted flowers just turned chic. Style them with green and beige polish, chunky gold signet rings, and a banana leaf in the background.

Emerald polish looks best when punctuated with crisp, white splotches.

Sure, you might not be able to make it to the iconic Cliffs of Moher for St. Patty’s Day, but you can get this exact manicure with Olive & June shamrock stickers and Essie’s polish in the shade Off Tropic.

When in doubt, add gold foil accents.

This forest-green art deco design makes long almond nails look even sleeker.

The shattered glass manicure was our Mardi Gras manicure inspiration, but the reflective green shade makes it similarly perfect for our second-favorite drinking holiday.

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