Greetings to ya dear readers & Happy Chinese New Year to all of you lovelies who are celebrating today! 'Tis the year 2012 which means it’s the Dragons turn this year, hope you’re all having a wonderful day with your friends & families eating plenty of yummy food & receiving lots of lucky red envelopes :D
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I always like to do a Chinese New Year inspired mani, incorporating the beautiful, traditional red & gold colours, such a wonderful combo. I did one last year using a gorguz red Revlon polish in “Blaze” & Barry M Dazzle Dust in Gold & absolutely LOVED the finished result! I’d totally forgotten about using those fab dazzle dust’s for nail art lately, they create such an amazing looking effect, so I think I’ll go have another dig through the few that I own & get to playing around again :D Here’s the one I did last year if you fancy a looky CLICK HERE.
This time round I dug out an old yet super pretty red polish from Collection 2000 called “Blazing Red” which I blogged about HERE. It’s a lovely slightly shimmery hot red, almost foil like when on the nail, really nice. I applied two coats on to each nail, then when dry free handed some quarter moons on to the tips using my fav gold polish which has appeared on this blog a few times now! Yup ‘tis the booootiful Revlon 118 CARAT :)
I wanted to jazz up the mani a tad more so to finish just applied some pretty flower nail art stickers with a pair of tweezers as well adding some cute little butterflies on the thumb & ring fingers as….well…. I didn’t have any dragons handy… ;) Hehe! Finish with a slick of topcoat to seal & done!
Hope you liked! Thanks for reading as always sweets, have a great evening! :D
Lotsa love to ya!