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15 Incredible Saint Paddy’s Day Nails


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Today is Saint Patrick’s Day! Are you drunk already? It’s 9 in the morning, how about some Irish coffee? I read somewhere you are supposed to say “Paddy’s” not “Patty’s,” so let’s all do that so we sound smart today when we are puking up green beer.

According to, “Paddy is derived from the Irish, Pádraig: the source of those mysterious, emerald double-Ds. Patty is the diminutive of Patricia, or a burger, and just not something you call a fella. There isn’t a sinner in Ireland that would refer to a Patrick as ‘Patty.’ It’s as simple as that.” Even though I’ve never really heard anyone call it Paddy, now that I know, out of respect for etymology and the Irish, I will now call it by it’s proper name.

With that said, today is the day where we should all be wearing green. My name is Emerald so I don’t have to do that but for the rest of y’all trying to sneak in a pop of color without looking like a cucumber or head of lettuce, nails are the easiest way to add that Paddy’s pizazz without going hardcore. Here are 15 cute and creative Paddy’s Day nails to inspire the infinite possibilities.

Emerald is an editor at CollegeCandy, lover of coffee, and pretend francophile. After studying writing and popular culture at NYU she decided to be a grownup and get a job. Tweet at ya' girl @EmeraldGritty.