Hi everyone :) Happy Chinese New Year to all who celebrate! As the year 2012 draws to an end on the Lunar calender, I am ready to wave in 2013 - year of the snake - with my Chinese New Year inspired manicure.
I started off with two coats of Ulta3 scarlet and then applied a gold tipped gradient with Hello Kitty Golden girl on my index and pinky nails. For my ring and thumb, I stamped the snake pattern from BM-215 with Golden girl. It's not the most opaque gold polish but I love how it gives a more subtle stamped effect :) On my middle nail, I stamped the Chinese character 福 (fú) from BM-221 and added a glequin border.
And an upside down photo! 福 means fortune and is usually seen hung when upside down (倒 dǎo) during Chinese New Year, which signifies that fortune has arrived (到 dào; similar pronunciation to 倒 ).
Hope you enjoyed the small Chinese lesson! :P Do you celebrate Chinese New Year?
Thanks for reading!