Thursday, 19 February 2015
Gong Xi Fa Cai - 2015
Yes today, is when we wish Chinese people a Happy New Year "Xin Nian Kuai Le". Which is the biggest holiday in China. And everyone tries to travel to be with their families where the children will be given red envelopes filled with money to bring happiness and good fortune.
Red and gold are very lucky in China so my mani is based around these colours. Two coats of Pretty Serious Limited Edition Evie's First Christmas with a Lacquistry Amazeballz You So Fine! as a gold accent nail. I then stamped on the top of the gold with an image from QA 73 using Evie's First Christmas. On my index and middle finger I used the same image and stamped with Sally Hansen Extreme Wear Golden-I. On my thumb and pinkie I stamped the Chinese symbol for love from a plate with just numbered M8.
This mani ended up so super blingy that the gold stamping has not been picked up that well in the photos grrr. When in fact in real life you can see the gold stamping quite clearly! Also just checking back on my last years Chinese New Year mani this is the second year running that I have used a Pretty Serious red! I just love Pretty Serious reds and I'm not a red person by any stretch of the imagination as in, I don't wear red in clothes or accessories!