St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Mani!

Do you ever have an idea for nail art that just doesn't translate well from your imagination to your nails? This was one of those manis for me. I think it turned out okay in the end, but it was a struggle every step of the way! For a St. Patrick's Day Mani I had the idea to do a rufian mani with a yellow base, green on top, and a shamrock on each nail. Clearly that isn't what I ended up with!

What you see here is a half-moon manicure with a base of Manglaze Nawsome Sauce. The yellow is one coat of Cult Nails Tempest (white base to cover the green) and two coats of Cult Nails Feel Me Up. I then added the awesome shamrocks compliments of Make It Stick nail decals. 

I wish I had either used less polish layers or waited longer for them to dry since the polish was very thick on the tips of my nails, and a bit uneven. I used Seche Vite to try to speed the drying time, then ended up with a matte top coat so smooth out the bumps.

The shamrocks are from Make It Stick (set of 50 available on Etsy for $5) were absolutely perfect for this mani! They're so much easier than getting out all of my stamping supplies (I'm not even positive that I have a shamrock on any of my stamping plates either). They are thin flexible vinyl decals with a sticky backing. They come on a small sheet similar to stickers. I simply peeled them off and placed them carefully in the center of my nails using my fingers, but tweezers can also be used to handle the decals. These can be placed on wet or dry polish, and if you use them on dry polish they can be re-positioned before you add top coat.

Overall not a failure, but certainly not my best work! What do you think? Do you have anything planned for St. Patrick's day?

*product(s) in this post provided to me for review.*


  1. Love it! You have inspired my St. Patrick's Day mani with these ;)
    I hate when I end up with too much polish on my nails - I always get that with clear base glitters where the glitters are a little tricky to get out of the bottle.. rather than doing multiple thin coats to get the glitters I do it in big globby coats that never dry.. EVERY TIME! LOL!

    1. I'm so happy you like it. :D It looks so much better matte like this (compared to when I showed it to you before, lol). That's exactly why I hate glitters with clear base! They always end up far too thick! lol. I didn't end up wearing this one for long before it dented. I just need to learn patience and let my layers dry.