Nailies

Chinese New Years!

Hi Lovelies!

Happy Chinese New Years! As a Chinese American, this holiday is important to me because it signifies the beginnings of a new and prosperous year ahead in my native culture. For those of you who are not familiar with this holiday, check out this website for details on the importance of Chinese New Years. I am looking forward to spending time with my family, receiving red envelopes, and enjoying delicious foods as we welcome the new year! For those of you who celebrate this holiday, what is your favorite part about Chinese New Year?

In honor of Chinese New Year, I painted my nails red and gold themed which symbolizes good luck and prosperity. Overall, it took me way longer than expected to successfully stamp my nails with Chinese New Year designs. The gold Mundo De Unas nail polish that I was using to stamp the designs was really thick because it hasn’t been used in a long time. I had to add a few drops of nail polish thinner into the polish and mix it with an electric mixer for what seemed like 30 minutes before it thinned out enough to stamp. Then, I realized that the squishy stamper that I usually use to stamp was not picking up the image nicely from the plate. At the end, I went back to using my first stamper which was the pink konad stamper and was easily able to stamp the designs onto all my nails. Even after a few challenges, I am very pleased with how my nails turned out. What do you think?

Tip of the day: Make sure your nail stamping polish is mixed well and thin enough to be stamped onto your nail. Always have backup nail stampers just in case if your go-to stamper does not want to perform.

~ Cyndi ~

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Materials Used:

Beauty Secrets Base Coat
“Red Satin” by China Glaze
Gold(#17): Mundo De Unas Stamping Polish
Fast Drying Top Coat by OutTheDoor
Konad Squishy Nail Stamper
Blank card – scraper
To-21 Stamping Plate
BM-H15 Bundle Monster’s Chinese New Year Stamping Plate

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