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FingerFood’s Theme Weeks: St Patrick’s Day: Clover manicure

It’s St Patrick’s Day this time for the FingerFood’s Theme Buffet challenge.

I took a leaf (ha ha) out of More Nail Polish‘s book, and used some real clover in my manicure. Sadly, I wasn’t lucky enough to find any four-leaf clover, so I’ve gone with a shamrock, a three-leafed clover.

The clover nails are OPI My Vampire Is Buff and the green nails are Revlon Emerald.

I tried to dry the clover using a microwave flower-pressing tutorial I found on the web. I don’t think they really dried out very much though. It wasn’t a problem as they were only staying on my nails for the day. If I was wearing this manicure longer, I wonder how the leaf would hold up.

I got a bit of bubbling with the top coat as the clover was obviously a bit raised. With a bit more care and attention –  effectively with a slower application – that could be eliminated.

I also think the green could be more grassy. Perhaps Barry M Spring Green would have looked better. Hey ho.

St Patricks Day clover
St Patricks Day nails, using real clover, OPI My Vampire Is Buff and Revlon Emerald
FingerFood's Theme Weeks

Here are the manicures from everyone else that is participating:

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Cream nails: three coats of OPI My Vampire Is Buff, plus a real clover leaf
  • Green nails: two coats of Revlon Emerald
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl (two coats on the clover nails)

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These look awesome!!!

Claire Kerr

Thanks Sarah – they were dead easy 🙂


That’s a really good idea, you really pulled it off they look beautiful 😀 x

Claire Kerr

Thanks – can’t take credit for the idea though.

The Sparkle Queen

What clever idea! You applied them beautifully!


I love that you did these! They look flippin’ awesome!

Nail Polish Society

“I took a leaf”. Slow clap. Haha. They look soo cool!