Four-leaf clovers, horseshoes, and poor little rabbits’ paws are all considered to be good-luck charms.
While I do believe that some people are graced with good luck in certain situations, I don’t believe that carrying around these ‘charms’ does anything except calm your nerves. (That being said, a couple of years ago, I dressed up as Lady Luck for Hallowe’en and won first place for Best Female Costume.)
The only kind of lucky charm that I enjoy is the edible kind – the Lucky Charms cereal…hehe!
To honour St. Patrick’s Day in advance, I decided to do these easy Shamrock Nails.
Why the fishnet design? Why not? I thought having the shamrocks on all the nails would just be boring, and I remembered how much I loved the fishnet pattern the first time I tried it over a red polish.
Looking back now, though, I wish that I did the same design on my thumb’s nail for all of my fingers. I like the combination of the shamrock and the fishnet on the same nail.
Shamrock Nail Art Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Natural Nail Base Coat
- 2 coats of Color Club Perfect Mol-ten
- Stamping: Konad Special Nail Polish (Black)
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
(In case you’re curious, you can see my Color Club Perfect Mol-ten swatches & review here without the nail art!)
Born Pretty Store Image Plate M71 Picture
Born Pretty Store Image Plate M71 Review (Shamrock)
You may remember that I got this image plate free when the Born Pretty Store was giving away tons during a special promotion. (I talked about it in my Nail Polish & Nail Art Haul of Shame post.) At first, they sent me one that had an incomplete image, but their customer service was great, and they quickly sent me this replacement.
The shamrock image was easy to pick up, and it stamped well. I think that if you use different colours, the shamrock could actually pass as a flower. Cool, right? I may have to try out something like that for a spring nail-art tutorial. We’ll see.
Konad Image Plate m57 Picture
Konad Image Plate m57 Review (Fishnet)
This is my most-used nail-stamping image plate for sure because the zebra and cheetah prints are great for breathing life into a manicure that has a ho-hum colour. This plate is like a manicure defibrillator!
The fishnet pattern is easy to pick up, but you have to make sure to apply even pressure when you roll the stamper across your nail. If you don’t, then certain lines will look heavier than others, as you can see in my swatches. But even if it doesn’t come out perfect, the overall effect looks great and adds a ‘Spider-Man’ look.
Konad Tutorial: Check out my Konad Tutorial for step-by-step written instructions & visual aids to make nail stamping easier!
What I Used to Create This Look:
- Konad m57 Image Plate: $6.99 USD
- Born Pretty Store M71 Image Plate: I got this free during their special giveaway promotion!
- Konad Special Nail Polish (Black): 11 mL – $6.99 USD
- Konad Stamper (came in a set with a metal scraper): $4.99 USD for set
- Konad Plastic Scraper: $2.50 USD
- Where to Buy Konad Supplies: WowSoCool & OC Nail Art
- Where to Buy the Born Pretty Store M71 Image Plate: Born Pretty Store
- Where to Try & Win the Born Pretty Store M71 Image Plate: Born Pretty Store
Have you decided what you’re going to wear on St. Patrick’s Day? Do you believe that 4-leaf clovers are lucky? Do you have any lucky charms?