Friday, January 31, 2014

Happy Chinese New Year!

I want to wish those of you who celebrate this holiday, a happy and wonderful new year! Although I don't partake in celebrating the Chinese New Year, I'm always fascinated by the beautiful traditions surrounding it and the meaning behind each year's animal sign. I wanted to create a bright and festive manicure to welcome the year of the Horse!


For the manicure I used a base of OPI Over & Over A-Gwen. This gorgeous red crelly has quickly made it to my list of favorite reds. I stamped the lantern pattern from Bundle Monster plate BM-H15 and the horse (which is actually a unicorn originally) from Winstonia plate W117. All of the stamping was done using Maybelline Bold Gold (70).


I originally envisioned this manicure with a more yellow gold color rather than the champage gold that I have here, but since I don't have a good yellow gold stamping polish, I went with my trusty Bold Gold which never fails me and I love the result...


Since I'm wearing this manicure to work today, I wanted it to be classy while still being bright and festive. I'd like to think that I have achieved this look and hopefully I won't scare anyone today. ;)


On a little side note, my boyfriend's mom crocheted us two adorable horse figurines to welcome in the year of the Horse. She has done this for the past three years and I absolutely love them! Each year I look forward to seeing her creations! Aren't they fun?


Yeah, I couldn't help but pose with at east one of them...
By the way, the red in this photo is more true to reality than in the photos above. For some reason the above photos look (at least on my monitor) slightly lighter than reality...


Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)


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12 comments:

  1. Great manicure and the horses are adorable!

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    1. Thank you so much! The horses are keeping me company on my desk right now :)

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  2. Those nails are awesome! I celebrated in a smaller scale - chinese takeaway, and made a fortune telling video with integrated drinking game :)

    http://thoggy.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/happy-chinese-new-year.html

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad you like my manicure :)
      Chinese takeout sounds yummy :)

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  3. Your mani is perfect as always. I totally adore the horses!

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    1. Thank you so much dear! I'm loving these horses too, she's so talented :)

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  4. How creative of you! Love the stamping, and the conversion from unicorn to horse. I really like that red also. That is such a nice thing for your mil to do! Really cute!

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    1. Thank you so much dear! I didn't have a horse stamp that I really liked and this was just perfect to use (minus the horn) :)

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  5. Perfect manicure! Oh, how cute are those figurines! :-)

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm also in love with these figurines! They are so cute and keeping me company on my table now :)

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