St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and clovers are blooming all over my new yard!  My husband and I officially moved into our home last week, so stay tuned for lots of DIY home improvement posts!

As for the clovers…there were so many cute little ones out front that I was inspired to do something festive with them for St. Patty’s Day.

Originally, I was going to do a St. Patty’s Day pedicure, but as I started painting my toes, I sent pictures to Steel, and his response was, “I’m gonna throw up.  I don’t even want to enlarge them.  It’s like I can already see how gross they are without doing it.  Did you have to do your toes? I can barely look at them.  Please do your fingernails. Please.  Green on toenails is not right.  Your feet look like gross little hands.  They look like you use them as tools. Like you’ve had a lifetime of practice using them to climb trees and cracking open shells.  They look powerful.  Like the feet you’d see on a teen chimp.  Please do your fingernails.”

LOL!  The message was loud and clear that my toes were NOT going to appear on our site.  I suppose seeing feet near green avocado deviled eggs can be pretty disgusting.  Fine, fingernails instead!

Here’s what I used:

Stuck on You Ultra Adhesive Base Coat

OPI Skull & Glossbones (greyish nude)

OPI Here Today Aragon Tomorrow (emerald green)

Pure Ice Nail Polish (gold glitter)

0-60 Speedy Top Coat

2 Clovers (pressed/flattened inside a book)

Tweezers (to press/place the clovers onto your nails – be sure to curve the stem the direction you want it to sit on your nails.)


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Begin with a base coat.  Then, paint two coats of color.  I used the Skull & Glossbones polish on all of my nails except for the two ring fingers, which I painted green.

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St. Patrick's Day Nail Colors

Take the pressed clovers out of the book, and position it onto your thumb nail.  Crease the stem to mark where you want to trim it.  Pinch off the excess stem.

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Paint a thin layer of base coat onto your thumb.  Before the base coat dries, immediately stick the clover onto your nail.  Gently press it down using the back end of your tweezers.  The clover will get discolored due to the chemicals in the polish, so take the green polish, and carefully paint over the clover.


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Use the gold glitter to seal it in place.

St. Patrick's Day Nails

Finish it off with a top coat, and you’re done!  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

St.Patrick's Day Nails

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