Put your shamrock nail stamping plates to good use this St. Patrick’s Day.
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Whether your ancestors are of Irish descent or you’re just Irish-at-heart, you may feel inclined to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year. And there’s no better way to do it than to glam up your nails with some shamrock-inspired nail stamping plates. To get you in the festive spirit, we’ve compiled a few looks to recreate while providing a few important St. Patrick’s Day deets to tuck away in your back pocket for the big day.
The Patron Saint Himself
St. Patrick is the beloved patron saint of Ireland and the creator of the Celtic cross. St. Pat superimposed the sun (a powerful Irish symbol) onto a traditional Christian cross to appeal to the people of Ireland and to coerce them to join the Christian church.
Get the Look
To toss a subtle nod St. Patrick’s way, try applying a Celtic cross to one of your fingernails on each hand. The Hooked on Jesus! plate offers up a few different options that can easily be used to achieve a Celtic cross worthy of St. Patrick’s praise.
The Timeless Shamrock
Undoubtedly one of the most classic symbols of Ireland, the three-leafed clover is a staple in St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. It’s also the national plant of Ireland and is always worn on St. Patrick’s Day. Used to illustrate the Holy Trinity (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit), St. Patrick used this lucky plant to convert the Irish from Paganism to Christianity.
Get the Look
The Saint Pat’s Pot of Gold stamping plate is the perfect tool for attaining shamrock nails. For a look that’s straight from the Emerald Isles itself, stick with a traditional green polish. We highly recommend Dolla Dolla Bill.
The Leaping Leprechaun
Usually described as a sneaky little man, the leprechaun has become synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day and pots of gold hidden at the end of colourful rainbows. Legend has it that if you catch a leprechaun, he’ll trade directions to the nearest pot of gold for his freedom. Being the sneaky devil that he is, he often told his captor’s to look for the gold at the end of the rainbow, which is impossible to reach.
Get the Look
For envy-worthy St. Patrick’s Day nails, recreate a pot of gold on one finger and a rainbow on another. If you’re feeling ambitious enough, try lining up the rainbow so it runs seamlessly across all your digits. To create the pot of gold, try using one of the St. Patrick’s Day themed nail stamping plates, and don’t forget to embellish your gold with a little glitzy glitter.
For a few more festive nail design ideas, take a peek at our previous post: 4 Must-Have Stunning St. Patrick’s Day Nail Designs.
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