Celestial Year of the Pig - Hermit Werds - red and gold nail art for Chinese New Year's Year of the Pig complete with geometric boar's head
Celestial Year of the Pig

Celestial Year of the Pig

Happy Chinese New Year! A holiday which I prefer over the western version with its dropping balls and celebrities bribed to entertain us instead of being with their families. I always feel bad about that even though I know they are making a lot of money. Aside from the cute animal associations, here are three more reasons why I prefer Chinese New Year to my own culture’s:

  1. More family-oriented vs. sit in front of a tv around midnight or go to a party. Yeah, I’m a hermit.
  2. More focused on getting set up for a successful next year than making resolutions you’ll only keep for a few months. So project complete vs project ongoing.
  3. More time off around the holiday and it’s taken more seriously. So many businesses close for a week or longer, which we see when all the Aliexpress and eBay sellers are marked as away. LOL Meanwhile, we’re lucky if the store gets closed for half a day.
Celestial Year of the Pig - Hermit Werds - red and gold nail art for Chinese New Year's Year of the Pig complete with geometric boar's head
Celestial Year of the Pig

I really wanted to fit in one more Year of the Pig nail art before Chinese New Year passed, but I didn’t have a whole lot of time for something elaborate (reviews are coming! *cough*). So I kept things simple with a flat color and only one stamping decal each. Believe me, I did have tentative plans for background stamping and then I slapped some sense into myself. LOL

Products Used

Base Polish:
China Glaze’s “Jamaican Out
Stamping Polish:
Mundo de Unas’ “Bronze
Advanced Stamping Polish:
Frankensteined black jelly
Stamping Plates:
Born Pretty BP L093 (geometric pig) and Nicole Diary Typography Collection ND-001 (geometric numbers)

China Glaze’s “Jamaican Out” really is my go-to red when it comes to Chinese New Year. It feels so rich and yet bright at the same time. And I love that little bit of orange too. It just seems to fit the holiday better.

Celestial Year of the Pig - Hermit Werds - red and gold nail art for Chinese New Year's Year of the Pig complete with geometric boar's head
Celestial Year of the Pig

Until next post, friends! πŸ˜‰

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