Chinese New Year's Nail Art

I've had a soft spot for the Chinese New Year since I spent a semester in Singapore during my university years. There it was the biggest festivity of the year whereas in Sweden you see nothing of it. This year I know that it takes place today, on February 5th, and I made some festive nail art to go with it.
Chinese New Year's Manicure - Red stamped MoYou Suki 17 nail art
The design is stamped and comes from a MoYou plate, Suki 17, that really has more Japanese than Chinese patterns but as far as I understand it, there are plenty of cranes in Chinese mythology so I figured it could still fit quite well.

Otherwise the Chinese New Year is centered on the 12 animals of the Zodiak and there are no birds there, unless you count a rooster. The coming year is the year of the pig and I really didn't have any suitable stamping patterns with it!
Chinese New Year's Manicure - Red stamped MoYou Suki 17 nail art

Chinese New Year's Manicure - Red stamped MoYou Suki 17 nail art

Chinese New Year's Manicure - Red stamped MoYou Suki 17 nail art

Polishes used: Essie Head Mistress, Essie Good as Gold, MoYou London Black Knight, Catrice Wild White Ways and Born Pretty Gold stamping polish (7)


På svenska:
Jag har varit svag för det kinesiska nyåret sen jag spenderade en termin vid Singapores universitet 2008. Det var där en av de största högtiderna på året men här hemma ser man av naturliga skäl väldigt lite av det. I år inträffar i alla fall nyår idag tisdag 5e februari och jag är förberedd så har en passande manikyr att visa upp.

Motivet är förstås stämplat och kommer från en MoYou platta, Suki 17, som egentligen har mer japanska motiv men vad jag förstår finns det mycket tranor i den kinesiska mytologin så tyckte det passar ändå. Det kinesiska nyåret roterar annars kring 12 djur i en zodiak och nu inträffar grisens år, men några grismotiv hittade jag inte i samlingen!

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