Nail Art: Shamrock Nails

Shamrock Nails Nail Art Swatches & PicturesFour-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.) :D

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:

Sunlight Photos

Shamrock Nails Nail Art Swatches & Pictures

Easy St Paddys Day Nail Art Shamrock Nails

4 Leaf Clover Nail Art St. Patrick's Day Nails Shamrock Nails

Easy St. Patrick's Day Nail Art Shamrock Nails

Simple St. Patricks Day Nail Art Shamrock Nails

Easy St Patricks Day Nail Art Shamrock Nails

Natural Light Photos

Simple St. Paddy's Day Nail Art Shamrock Nails

Green & Black Shamrock Nails Nail Art

Shamrock Nails Nail Art

Simple St. Patricks Day Nail Art Shamrock Nails

Shamrock Nail Art St. Patrick's Day Nails

Flash Photos

Shamrock Nails Nail Art St. Patrick's Day

Easy St. Paddy's Day Nails Nail Art Shamrock Manicure Pictures

St. Patrick's Day Manicure 4 Leaf Clover Nails Nail Art

St. Patrick's Day Manicure Four Leaf Clover Nails Nail Art

Shamrock Nails Nail Art St. Patricks Day Manicure

(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

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

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.

Key Notes

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?

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34 thoughts on “Nail Art: Shamrock Nails

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey karen!

      Hehe, yeah, I was wearing this manicure when I was reading your other comment the other day. ;) So it was great timing. I knew I had to get this post up ASAP just for you! :D

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      1. Heather

        I really wanna buy this konad stamp M57, i’m in love with it! I found it on Amazon, so i will be ordering today! Hopefully i will be wearing that stamp with the Color club Perfect Mol-ten, (i already own that color!!)! I loooove your ideas! I asked you for ideas for wedding nails earlier and i loved your ideas, but do you have any suggestions using a silver with some kind of shimmer or glitter over it? :)

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        1. Mary Post author

          Glad that I could be of help! :)

          Hmm…How about silver with a chunky blue glitter on top? (That way you have the ‘something blue’ in your manicure.) Maybe OPI Gone Gonzo? Not sure if that’s too much bling for you or not, but something along those lines. :)

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          1. Heather

            Ooooh that would be soooo cool!! :) I can never have enough bling!! lol ;) Thanks! for the idea! I think i will go with that!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey missy!

      Aww…thank you! :D I have another St. Patrick’s Day nail-art post (hopefully a tutorial this time) coming up soon. :)

      Reply
    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Carmela!

      Maybe next time if I do the same design, I’ll put that pattern on all my fingers. I like how there’s more going on that thumb nail, too.

      Reply
  1. Marta

    You are rocking another KONADICURE!
    I love it when you do these!!!!!
    I really like how festive it is without being too green (and I guess that sounds funny when I say it to you on your blog ;) )… love love love this actually!

    I actually think the fishnet gives it a certain level of sophistication and spice :D Yup, I’m caught up in this net ;)

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Marta!

      Hahaha, thanks! I’m “sham-rocking” a Konadicure. Har har har! *Catches rotten tomato that’s thrown at me* ;)

      Especially coming from you (the nail-stamping queen), your compliment means a lot! THANK YOU!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey missadelinne!

      Isn’t it gorgeous? Color Club Perfect Mol-ten is spectacular – I almost didn’t want to do nail art on top, but it was a prime opportunity that I couldn’t pass up. Glad you like the design!

      Reply
    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Stacie!

      Oh my goodness – THANK YOU for saying that! I think my face resembles a tomato now because I’m blushing so much. That’s an incredible compliment, especially because there are lots of talented beauty bloggers out there.

      HI to you, too! :) How’s your day so far?

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  2. Maria Saldana

    Fish net,shamrock, and beautiful flower combo perfect another thing I learn from you is to buy konad nail art plate so worth it. So glad your blog exist.

    Your fanatic reader,
    Maria Saldana

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  3. SOPHIE

    I’ve actually been wanting to try this fishnet pattern but haven’t gotten to it yet. So this is the perfect chance, I saw another clover design but I love how you added the fishnet. Will probably try this tomorrow. Thanx 4 the design.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey SOPHIE!

      It’s really versatile, actually. I’ve seen some people layer this stamp over a floral stamp, and it looks like lace.

      If you take any photos of your manicure, please share it on my Facebook wall so everyone can see! :)

      Reply

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