A Passion for Nail Polish

…我有指甲油的熱情…

Happy Chinese New Year!

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Happy Chinese (Lunar) New Year! I did several CNY manicures this year and wanted to share them with you!

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This first one has a base using Butter London Two Fingered Salute. I painted a large square onto a Ziplock bag using Nicole By OPI NI 350 “He’s A Keeper” . When the red polish dried, i carefully peeled it off the plastic and cut it into small squares. Finally, I drew different auspicious Chinese characters onto each square with a toothpick using OPI HLD07 “Goldeneye”.

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I did a collaboration #twinnail manicure with my new Instagram friend @klund13 and we did a red/gold gradient with a fish on the accent finger (ring finger). There is a saying in Mandarin that you can say to others to wish them a coming year of abundance and prosperity. The phrase contains a character that sounds like the word “fish”, so we refer to fish a lot during Chinese New Year!

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I also did a similar manicure to the first one I posted, but with a different color scheme and some dotted flowers. I like the look of this one quite a lot!!! I used an unnamed sparkly gold polish and the same Nicole By OPI “Reach Out”.

Did you celebrate CNY2014? Show me your manis!! I’d love to see 🙂

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