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Lunar New Year #6 – Maneki Neko

A Maneki Neko is a Fortune Cat. It’s a cat that catches good luck & good fortune with its paw. :D This is probably my last piece of Lunar New Year nail art for 2015 (I may change my mind depending on fast I can clear my plate of work). :D Gong Xi Fa Cai to all!
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Lacquers used:
L Jumbo Plate #XY14
Essie Lollipop (red)
Essence 03 A Piece Of Forever (gold)
OPI Alpine Snow (white)
China Glaze Liquid Leather (black)
OPI Goldeneye (gold glitter)

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Lunar New Year #5 – Cherry Blossoms

Happy Fri-yay everyone! Last Lunar New Year I did a version of a Peach Blossom, & then I did a Cherry Blossom for Japan Week, so staying true to form I painted another set. :D I’ve come a long way from my 1st attempt.
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Lacquers used:
Kleancolor #47 Gold Bright
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel #460 Blacky O
Essie Limited Addiction (red)
OPI Alpine Snow (white)
OPI The ‘It’ Color (yellow)

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Lunar New Year #4 – Holoangular

8th day of the Lunar New Year & I’m still posting a new piece daily for this week to make up for my 2 weeks of silence. Changing things up a bit with the foils, I decided to randomly glue on tiny triangular pieces instead of doing the transfer & it gave my nails a nice flash. :D
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Lacquers used:
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel #400 Smartease (pink)
with pink foil

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Lunar New Year #2 – Mandarin Orange

Today is the 6th day of the Lunar New Year (celebrations go for 15 days) & we’ve literally eaten through a crate of mandarin oranges already. So I thought I’d do a repeat of the orange pattern from last year, without the gradient.
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Lacquers used:
L Jumbo Plate #XY13
OPI The ‘It’ Color (yellow)
OPI In My Back Pocket (orange)
OPI Innie Minnie Mighty Bow (red)​

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Lunar New Year #1 – Foiling For A Light

Sorry for being so quiet over the past fortnight, been super busy preparing for the Lunar New Year so I’ll make up for it by posting daily for this whole week ok? :D

So today we have some very auspicious colours of red, silver & gold (all signifying wealth, prosperity & good luck) – super important for the Lunar New Year! I used a new (for me) technique which involves a special glue & some foil & I have to say I’m happy with how everything turned out.
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Lacquers used:
OPI Innie Minnie Mighty Bow (red)
Zoya Chyna (red pixie dust)
with gold & silver foil

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Chalky Swirls

Happy Fri-yay! I didn’t have the time to do much so here’s a mixed of 2 different blues, some sponged 2 layered glitter + freehanded swirly scrolls on a matte base. I know it sounds complicated, I assure you this only took me 15 minutes overall to complete.
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Lacquers used:
OPI Dating A Royal (blue)
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear #420 Pacific Blue
OPI Last Friday Night (blue holo glitter)
OPI Absolutely Alice (blue glitter)
OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls (white)
Essie Matte About You topcoat