Saturday, February 9, 2013

Happy Chinese New Year!

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 () from BM-221 and added a glequin border.

chinese new year snake1

chinese new year snake2

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  ).

chinese new year snake3

Hope you enjoyed the small Chinese lesson! :P Do you celebrate Chinese New Year?

Thanks for reading!


  1. Happy CNY to you too and holy crap, the design on your middle finger is exactly like the one I did on mine, glitter border and the fu in the middle LOL

  2. Oh, what a coincidence! Goes to show that great minds think alike... ;) Hope you had a happy CNY and got to stuff yourself lots :D

  3. Thanks so much Liz! ^^


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