Gingham has such charm -- I'm thinking picnics, pigtails, apple pie, and, oddly, The Beverly Hillbillies, although I've never seen a full episode. Also charming: leprechauns. Inspired by the adorable gingham nails Tips Nail Bar artistÂ Miyuki Nakatomi demonstrates for the Canadian Living video below, I asked her what shades she'd use for a St. Patrick's Day version -- and scored two more ideas from Tips nail artist Naomi Misu, too. Plus, my sister Karen did a Guinness mani!
here's Canadian Living's gingham how-to:
slideshow: st. patrick's day nail ideas
There. That's enough emerald for 2013, right? You planning to rock any of these greens, St. Paddy's Day or otherwise?
Canadian Living nail-art tutorial vid (hi Katherine!), canadianliving.com. Gingham nail art, Miyuki Nakatomi/Tips Nail Bar; two-tone nail art and ombrÃ© nail art, Naomi Misu/Tips Nail Bar. Revlon nail art, Leeanne Colley for Revlon. Canadian Living nail-art tutorial vid (hi Katherine!), canadianliving.com. White mani w single shamrock/Guinness, Karen Falcon.