Chinese New Year nail art for the Year of the Dragon w/holographic gold foil, black/red polish, gold nail stickers + a stamped dragon symbol.

Year of the Dragon

February 10, 2024 Lisa 0

If you’ve seen my other Chinese New Year nail art designs, you’ll know that I like to bring out my longer falsies for this particular holiday. (And for some reason I favor shorter falsies for the end of December one…huh…) This year I kept my classically colored red/black/gold set very Read More

A Year of the Rabbit mani using the lucky colors for rabbits, some creepy glow in the dark alien rabbits, and zany background stamping.

Invasion of the Bunny Aliens

January 28, 2023 Lisa 0

I have just not wanted to do anything but read the past few days. But I have finally mustered enough of a sense of duty to finally post this: my lucky mani for Chinese New Year. Its focus is mostly on the crazy alien-like bunnies and is much less Chinese Read More

A Lunar New Year nail art for the Year of the Cat, which is the zodiac animal for the Vietnamese in red, black, and gold w/dancing cats.

Year of the Cat

January 22, 2023 Lisa 0

Did you know that in the Vietnamese people are celebrating the lunar new year for the Year of the Cat instead of the rabbit? There’s some debate on what caused the cultural change which you can read about in this NPR article. I’m just happy that I knew about it Read More

Chinese New Year nail art for the Year of the Rabbit with holographic red, deep mustard, gold, and black polish + rabbit cutouts and bamboo.

Year of the Rabbit

January 21, 2023 Lisa 0

I’ve been painting nail art for Chinese New Year since 2018. It kinda terrifies me that I will have to paint for five more years before I can rest on my laurels and just repost the nail art I already did (optionally, mean 😜). In previous years I painted at Read More

Chinese New Year of the Tiger nail art in their lucky colors (blue, grey, white, orange) w/nail stamping decals of tigers & Chinese characters.

Lucky Year of the Tiger

July 9, 2022 Lisa 2

I’ve fallen into a pattern when it comes to Chinese New Year. It’s always a good idea to paint one in red/gold/black colors. They are the tradition and are a better resource for others later on. However, I like bringing rainbows where people use neutrals (or in this case a Read More

A lovely red, pink, and gold multichrome magnetic nail polish paired with tiger paper cut stamping images for a Year of the Tiger zodiac mani.

Year of the Tiger

February 2, 2022 Lisa 0

I sadly ran out of steam when it came to posting a Year of the Tiger zodiac nail art on the exact day of Chinese New Year. On the other hand, the celebration typically lasts 15 days so I think I’m still within relevance. Nail art products used Base Polish: Read More

Two Year of the Ox nail art designs: one in classical red and gold (and black) and the other in the year's lucky colors: yellow, blue, and purple.

Year of the Ox (x2)

February 18, 2021 Lisa 2

I like to use Chinese New Year to mark the end of my nail art-ing goals. It takes the pressure off of trying to finish off things right when all the family-orientated holiday stuff is going on. Which is admittedly ironic since it’s a very family-orientated holiday for those who Read More

Year of the Rat nail art with a deep red base and Chinese paper cutting stamping images of rats.

Year of the Rat

January 25, 2020 Lisa 0

Happy Chinese New Year, friends! Today’s nail art has taken the place of Rooster Revisted as my favorite Chinese zodiac nail art design. I hope you like it as much as I do. 😘 It started with this deep red holographic/flakie indie polish from Vapid Lacquer that, I’m sorry to Read More

Year of the Pig nail art with pig stamping in all of the pig's lucky colors: brown, grey, and yellow.

Lucky Pig

January 17, 2020 Lisa 0

The traditional colors for Chinese New Year are red and gold and I already painted that for the Year of the Pig. But each year also has lucky colors associated with it (for Pigs it’s yellow, grey, and brown) and I decided I wanted to paint designs for that too. Read More

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

February 5, 2019 Lisa 1

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 Read More

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