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Happy Chinese New Year: Year of the Snake

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Xin Nian Kuai Le! No matter which way you say it, Happy [Chinese] New Year!

I wanted to do my first Chinese New Year mani very traditional. I decided to use red and gold for my colors. Red is for good luck and you see gold on the lucky red envelopes kids get during this celebration.

On my nails, I painted all my fingers red except for my ring finger. On my pointer and middle finer, I wrote Xin Nian Kuai Le which literally means happy new year.

The character for snake is on my pinky and my ring finger holds a snake made from hex glitters.

I plan to do at least one more for you which includes Gong Xi Fa Cai which is also another way to say happy new year.


Milani Rapid Cherry | Sally Hansen Gilded Lily | Milani Red
Year of the Snake
In Sunlight

What do you think? Let me know in the comments or on my Facebook page!

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10 comments

  1. so cool! i love it! I can't write english on my nails let along chinese characters XD

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    1. Haha thank you. It definitely wasn't easy!

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  2. OHMIGOSH, Kat!! These are absolutely incredible! I LOVE them! Happy Chinese New Year!

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    1. Thank you! I'd love it if you shared. I know not many people do Chinese New Year manis so this is pretty special to me.

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  3. this is spectacular! looks like you spent a lot of time on it and it is beautiful! thank you for sharing it :)

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    1. Thank you so much for commenting! I am so super proud if this. Has been on my nails for days!

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  4. Looks good on ya nails haha Looking forward to more CNY nail mani!!

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  5. Awww these are very cute! I love it! I wish I cn have some nail polished like that too ;-) My warm chinese new year wishes to you. Keep rockin' ;-)

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