Leprechaun and shamrocks - a little Irish luck

Saturday, March 9, 2013

I have just a little Irish in my family background so I love Saint Patrick's Day! Seeing all the entries in the nail art contest I am hosting was making me long to do some Irish themed nail art. And if you want to enter the nail art contest the details are below. It's a judged contest so you don't have to beg for likes on your entry.

But here's my Leprechaun and Shamrock nail art. I used China Glaze Keep Calm Paint On for the base color. Then I used China Glaze Running in Circles for the shamrocks. These were created using a dotting tool and small tipped nail art brush. I also dotted on China Glaze Angel Wings for some gold accents.

On the accent nail I again used Running in Circles for the Leprechaun's suit. Then I used China Glaze Unplugged for his beard. Striping polishes were used for the belt, and details.

St Patrick's Day nail art
St Patrick's Day nail art

St Patrick's Day nail art
St Patrick's Day nail art

Here's the details on the Nail Art Contest!

Two prizes in each category - 1st prize is a $25 Sephora card and 2nd prize is a 15 piece MASH Nail Art Brush set.

This contest is open to international contestants. If you win I will email the Sephora gift card and the Nail Art Brush set can be mailed overseas. There are two categories.

Leprechaun 1 - is the category for nail techs and bloggers. Leprechaun 2 - is for all others.

Nail art must be created on nails on your fingers. Painting false nails and then applying to fingers is not allowed. Artwork must be yours and must not have been submitted in another contest. Stamping and decals are not allowed. Photo must show four fingers and a thumb. (Or five toes)

When submitting nail art images to setinlacquer@gmail.com for entry please also list the polishes and methods you used to complete the nail art and the category in which you are competing. Please also include the name you would like listed with your photo. Submissions must be received by midnight, Mountain time, March 18th.

Submissions will be judged by selected judges (no less than four judges with all levels of nail art talent.) Honorable mentions may be awarded if agreed up on by the judges. Additional prizes may be awarded if agreed by the judges. Entries judged on Neatness, Creativity, Theme and overall appeal.


  1. So gorgeous! But alas I have not the patience. Though you have inspired me to do some st. patty's day nails!

  2. Your Leprechaun is GORGEOUS!!!!!
    I will try to think of something I can do and enter your contest, just for the fun! :D

  3. These are amazing! wish I was good at nails.
    I have a giveaway running if you would like to enter open international.


  4. Nice work! Super cute, for sure!!


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